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Your Wish - Talisco
I’m in the mood to go on another spontaneous road trip.
Step - Vampire Weekend
Today’s theme: “The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out.”
Loving this track rn.
Loving this track rn.
Don’t judge your past self for not knowing what you know now.
Right now you don’t know things that you’ll understand 20 years from now, but that doesn’t make you stupid or blind.
No one starts off with all the answers.
|Once we begin to celebrate what our body does rather than obsessing on how it looks, we start to appreciate our body as an instrument rather than an ornament.||
Ashley Turner (via thefitnesschange)
Which means I now get to see body-shaming and unhealthy weight loss tactics on my dashboard because tumblr’s algorithm clearly can’t distinguish between body-positive fitness blogs and stupid ones.
just a friendly reminder that learning to be body positive and seeing all bodies as valid and deserving of love and respect is different than looking in the mirror and loving your body and seeing it as deserving of love and respect—and that’s okay. You aren’t a body-positive crusader, you’re a human being and it takes time to love yourself. You’re halfway there, keep going.
|I know you've answered this before but, what is the name of the book you recommended for beginner lifters? Also, any advice or tips on how to get started? I want to get into it but I have to get cleared from my doctor to do any kind of working out.|
It’s called New Rules of Lifting for Women, and the original New Rules of Lifting is just as good. I recommend these because they focus on functional strength building, which is the most important foundation of full body fitness.
To start an exercise routine, I recommend 20-30 minutes of low impact cardio 3-4x per week (walking, swimming, biking, elliptical, hiking, step class etc). The body has to get into the habit of exercise slowly, so don’t start too fast. Also, incorporate strength training 2-3x per week (bodyweight, free weights, resistance bands etc). You can start at whatever level is right for you, but the main focus has to be form and mobility. If you begin a strength training routine with bad form, your body doesn’t learn how to get functionally, biomechanically stronger and you’ll end up with an injury. Finally, do your best to add some form of core/flexibility conditioning, which is also very important to avoid injuries. Yoga and Pilates are very good to consider.