A Journey of Life

My life. My inspirations. My fitness. Myself.


Reblogged from musicgivesasoultotheuniverse

fromalittleflower:

Gimme gimme gimme.

(Source: musicgivesasoultotheuniverse, via myracepace)

Reblogged from sizvideos
Reblogged from agirlnamedagnes

almost-never-lively:

officialwumbo:

agirlnamedagnes:

This is what my husband and I purchased at the grocery store the other day.

We don’t have kids.

We are adults. We pay bills.
And drink water from a whale.

Money whale spent 

get out

lol

(via theathleticaestheticblog)

Reblogged from beforeandafterfatlosspics
dreamlovefight:

just-yasmeen:

musclesmakemeweak:

just-yasmeen:

squatsavvy:

beforeandafterfatlosspics:

just-yasmeen 
Hello friends, This is my new official before and after :) A little detail:
I started losing weight by counting calories. I wasn’t eating healthy food or even making an effort to do that. I just limited the amount of calories that were going into my body. That wasn’t the right way to do it, but that’s just the way I started. I got a myfitnesspal account and was religious about counting everything that went into my body. That went on for about 3 months, and it really put into perspective for me just what I was eating. Before that I never paid attention to what was going into my body. 
After doing that for a few months my weight loss halted. I was disappointed but I wanted to push forward. So I decided to start exercising. But my problem was that I was too shy to work out in public. I was ashamed of how weak I was and how out of shape I felt. So the gym was out of question for me. So I found an alternative. Enter Jillian Michaels. I found the 30 day shred videos online and I just decided to do them cause what’s the worst that could happen?! I would go into my room, close the door and the curtains, and just throw myself into it. I remember the first day I didn’t even make it through the first 10 minutes without having to pause it and collapse. But by the time I made it to day 30 (which was really probably day 45), I had seen incredible results in my body and I was so much stronger already. So I did it again maybe 2 or 3 times. 
After that I came back to my home country and I went to get some blood tests done, and when I saw the dr he was so impressed (I had probably lost around 30lbs at that point). He lessened the dose of medication that I was on for my insulin resistance (did I mention I was 19 one 3 pills/day?) and he even told me that if I kept going until I reached my GW, my insulin resistance would be cured and I wouldn’t need to be on any medication any more. That was great news for me because I was terrified of getting diabetes which is common in my family. 
After being home for a couple of weeks and coming back to the U.S., both me and Michael started noticing how different everything tastes over here. Fruits and veggies had maybe 10% of the taste that we got used to in my country, and chicken and meat tasted like rubber. So we started looking into where our food was coming from. We read book after book and watched documentary after documentary. And what we found was shocking. Most of our food was fake! So we switched to organic and local foods. 
When I realized that knowledge is power, I got addicted to information. So I started reading about how the human body works and how food affects my body. And this is when the most important change happened. 
At this point I switched from everything white to everything brown and whole. Whole wheat bread, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, brown rice, brown pasta, brown whole wheat everything. Why was this so important? White bread has pretty much the same amount of calories that whole wheat bread does. The difference is in what happens when it goes in your body. When whole wheat goes in your body, it gets slowly digested and your body slowly absorbs all the nutrients and fiber that’s in it. When the whole wheat is processed into white bread for example all these nutrients and fiber are stripped from it so by the time you eat it, it’s already half digested. So insulin rush into the blood stream and starts storing fat. 
Another important thing I learned is that you need to give your body a couple of hours to digest what you eat before you start eating again. I’ve seen some people say they eat every 2 hours and I used to do that too. But like I said before your body doesn’t have time to digest your food, then your blood is constantly being flooded by insulin and storing fat. If you space your meals like every 4 hours or so is better.
Exercise is also an important part of my weight loss. I’m not the type of person that absolutely loves exercise and I don’t really like spending hours at the gym. I simply work out maybe 4 or 5 times/week about 30-45mins/day. I also always vary my work outs. I don’t do the same thing every day. Some days I go run at the park, some days I enjoy just being on the treadmill, some days I lift weight, and some days I do a class at the YMCA like zumba, kickboxing, or cycling. This is really the reason I don’t have stretch marks.
WATER WATER WATER. ALL DAY. 
I’ve pretty much cut out anything that comes out of a box, can, or freezer bag. Also anything out of a factory or that takes less than a minute to cook. Anything that is not real food. My definition of real food is fruits, veggies, dairy, meats, poultry, and sea food. 
That^ being said, if I crave something that I don’t usually eat, I will get it, but I won’t keep it in my kitchen. I gave myself permission to eat whatever I want because the minute I tell myself that I can’t eat a specific type of food it will become the only thing I want, and then I’ll end up binging on everything, but nothing will satisfy my craving. 
- just-yasmeen.tumblr.com

Great transformation and advice

Thank you!

Amazing! Had to share. Way to go Yasmeen

Thanks dear :)

Amazing!

dreamlovefight:

just-yasmeen:

musclesmakemeweak:

just-yasmeen:

squatsavvy:

beforeandafterfatlosspics:

just-yasmeen 

Hello friends, 
This is my new official before and after :) A little detail:

  • I started losing weight by counting calories. I wasn’t eating healthy food or even making an effort to do that. I just limited the amount of calories that were going into my body. That wasn’t the right way to do it, but that’s just the way I started. I got a myfitnesspal account and was religious about counting everything that went into my body. That went on for about 3 months, and it really put into perspective for me just what I was eating. Before that I never paid attention to what was going into my body. 
  • After doing that for a few months my weight loss halted. I was disappointed but I wanted to push forward. So I decided to start exercising. But my problem was that I was too shy to work out in public. I was ashamed of how weak I was and how out of shape I felt. So the gym was out of question for me. So I found an alternative. Enter Jillian Michaels. I found the 30 day shred videos online and I just decided to do them cause what’s the worst that could happen?! I would go into my room, close the door and the curtains, and just throw myself into it. I remember the first day I didn’t even make it through the first 10 minutes without having to pause it and collapse. But by the time I made it to day 30 (which was really probably day 45), I had seen incredible results in my body and I was so much stronger already. So I did it again maybe 2 or 3 times. 
  • After that I came back to my home country and I went to get some blood tests done, and when I saw the dr he was so impressed (I had probably lost around 30lbs at that point). He lessened the dose of medication that I was on for my insulin resistance (did I mention I was 19 one 3 pills/day?) and he even told me that if I kept going until I reached my GW, my insulin resistance would be cured and I wouldn’t need to be on any medication any more. That was great news for me because I was terrified of getting diabetes which is common in my family. 
  • After being home for a couple of weeks and coming back to the U.S., both me and Michael started noticing how different everything tastes over here. Fruits and veggies had maybe 10% of the taste that we got used to in my country, and chicken and meat tasted like rubber. So we started looking into where our food was coming from. We read book after book and watched documentary after documentary. And what we found was shocking. Most of our food was fake! So we switched to organic and local foods. 
  • When I realized that knowledge is power, I got addicted to information. So I started reading about how the human body works and how food affects my body. And this is when the most important change happened. 
  • At this point I switched from everything white to everything brown and whole. Whole wheat bread, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, brown rice, brown pasta, brown whole wheat everything. Why was this so important? White bread has pretty much the same amount of calories that whole wheat bread does. The difference is in what happens when it goes in your body. When whole wheat goes in your body, it gets slowly digested and your body slowly absorbs all the nutrients and fiber that’s in it. When the whole wheat is processed into white bread for example all these nutrients and fiber are stripped from it so by the time you eat it, it’s already half digested. So insulin rush into the blood stream and starts storing fat. 
  • Another important thing I learned is that you need to give your body a couple of hours to digest what you eat before you start eating again. I’ve seen some people say they eat every 2 hours and I used to do that too. But like I said before your body doesn’t have time to digest your food, then your blood is constantly being flooded by insulin and storing fat. If you space your meals like every 4 hours or so is better.
  • Exercise is also an important part of my weight loss. I’m not the type of person that absolutely loves exercise and I don’t really like spending hours at the gym. I simply work out maybe 4 or 5 times/week about 30-45mins/day. I also always vary my work outs. I don’t do the same thing every day. Some days I go run at the park, some days I enjoy just being on the treadmill, some days I lift weight, and some days I do a class at the YMCA like zumba, kickboxing, or cycling. This is really the reason I don’t have stretch marks.
  • WATER WATER WATER. ALL DAY. 
  • I’ve pretty much cut out anything that comes out of a box, can, or freezer bag. Also anything out of a factory or that takes less than a minute to cook. Anything that is not real food. My definition of real food is fruits, veggies, dairy, meats, poultry, and sea food. 
  • That^ being said, if I crave something that I don’t usually eat, I will get it, but I won’t keep it in my kitchen. I gave myself permission to eat whatever I want because the minute I tell myself that I can’t eat a specific type of food it will become the only thing I want, and then I’ll end up binging on everything, but nothing will satisfy my craving. 

- just-yasmeen.tumblr.com

Great transformation and advice

Thank you!

Amazing! Had to share. Way to go Yasmeen

Thanks dear :)

Amazing!

(via just-yasmeen)

Reblogged from thatmovieguydoe

captainjaymerica:

thatmovieguydoe:

MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE.

All Dates are Official. Movies from Doctor Strange onward are not. This is my speculation to what the upcoming slate of Marvel Studios films will entail, coming off the announcement of the new release dates!

Thor vs Surtur? Yes please. 

Inhumans? Yes please.

Black Panther? YES PLEASE.

(via i-am-inspired-to-be)

Reblogged from tastefullyoffensive
sailorp00n:

the life
Reblogged from thecloneclub

Tatiana tears up as a fan thanks Tatiana and the show for saving her life and for writing Cosima as a character who is more than her sexuality. (x)

(Source: thecloneclub, via blairwaldorfings)

Reblogged from adubrt
adubrt:

My mind is BLOWN right now. 80 lb difference. I haven’t felt pretty in SO long but today when I got this new badge, I really felt pretty! So many emotions.

adubrt:

My mind is BLOWN right now. 80 lb difference. I haven’t felt pretty in SO long but today when I got this new badge, I really felt pretty! So many emotions.

(via motiveweight)

Reblogged from bvsdpvpi
radical-vibration:

itsmemacleod:

kidxforever:

jamarcoaaronshaw:

cyborgboi11:

go dumb and disregard ur differences

This is beautiful.

This is what we need to promote

the woman to the right (who I am guessing is his wife) is the most adorable thing I’ve seen all week

Om goodness

radical-vibration:

itsmemacleod:

kidxforever:

jamarcoaaronshaw:

cyborgboi11:

go dumb and disregard ur differences

This is beautiful.

This is what we need to promote

the woman to the right (who I am guessing is his wife) is the most adorable thing I’ve seen all week

Om goodness

(via i-am-inspired-to-be)

Reblogged from fitnesstipsonly

Reblogged from -kokoro
tangovontussel:

they really neeed to make food like this in america

tangovontussel:

they really neeed to make food like this in america

(Source: -kokoro, via westerus)

Reblogged from huffingtonpost

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

(Source: youtube.com, via green-tea-rex)

Reblogged from sabrinavandemaas-weightloss
rise-above-the-side-effects:

fightingfor-myfitness:

sabrinavandemaas-weightloss:

TODAY IS THE DAY! I REACHED MY 100 POUND WEIGHTLOSS!
101,41 to be exact!
Highest weight: 123 kg / 271,16 lbs
Weight today: 77,0 kg / 169,75 lbs
so i left the 170’s too! what a day! i cant believe it! :D
its amazing what swimming, lifting weights, running, yoga, blogilates, 30 day shred and insanity can do to your body!
i wont lie, it wasnt always easy. i had to fight hard against my depression. but i’m winning my life back, more and more with each day!

You are amazing!

Wow this is amazing! <3

rise-above-the-side-effects:

fightingfor-myfitness:

sabrinavandemaas-weightloss:

TODAY IS THE DAY! I REACHED MY 100 POUND WEIGHTLOSS!

101,41 to be exact!

Highest weight: 123 kg / 271,16 lbs

Weight today: 77,0 kg / 169,75 lbs

so i left the 170’s too! what a day! i cant believe it! :D

its amazing what swimming, lifting weights, running, yoga, blogilates, 30 day shred and insanity can do to your body!

i wont lie, it wasnt always easy. i had to fight hard against my depression. but i’m winning my life back, more and more with each day!

You are amazing!

Wow this is amazing! <3

(via skinny4fitness)

Reblogged from autumnonlife
autumnonlife:

VAFamily! Let’s make sure that this letter, written by @camstyles123 will be read for our cast and crew!

autumnonlife:

VAFamily! Let’s make sure that this letter, written by  will be read for our cast and crew!

Reblogged from gxldslvgs-deactivated20130516
myfriendscallmemaury:

uberfaenatic:

starkinglyhandsome:

cloudyobsession:

yourlocalpsychopath:

randomthingieshere:

abbysrwk:

paradoxsocks:

merlinsbearditsthedoctor:

gallifreyanprincess:

merlinsbearditsthedoctor:

pizzaforpresident:

why are people even questioning obesity in america

why is your tea liquidised?

….. Where exactly do you live that the tea isn’t liquid?!?

ENGLAND. WHERE IT IS IN A BAG AND YOU MAKE IT YOURSELF.

like what do you do with already liquid tea? Microwave it?

No it’s sweet tea you drink it cold

WHO DRINKS COLD TEA???

HAVE YOU NEVER HAD ICED/SWEET TEA BEFORE?!?

so i reblogged this from a british person and i’ve been laughing at their tags for 600 years





England, you stole tea from China.  You’ve had it a mere 4 centuries compared to their 30+.  Don’t play like you’re some kind of authority.

[skeletons ooh-ing]

Shots fired. World War Tea has officially begun.

#INTO THE HARBOR

myfriendscallmemaury:

uberfaenatic:

starkinglyhandsome:

cloudyobsession:

yourlocalpsychopath:

randomthingieshere:

abbysrwk:

paradoxsocks:

merlinsbearditsthedoctor:

gallifreyanprincess:

merlinsbearditsthedoctor:

pizzaforpresident:

why are people even questioning obesity in america

why is your tea liquidised?

….. Where exactly do you live that the tea isn’t liquid?!?

ENGLAND. WHERE IT IS IN A BAG AND YOU MAKE IT YOURSELF.

image

like what do you do with already liquid tea? Microwave it?

No it’s sweet tea you drink it cold

WHO DRINKS COLD TEA???

HAVE YOU NEVER HAD ICED/SWEET TEA BEFORE?!?

so i reblogged this from a british person and i’ve been laughing at their tags for 600 years

image

image

image

image

England, you stole tea from China.  You’ve had it a mere 4 centuries compared to their 30+.  Don’t play like you’re some kind of authority.

[skeletons ooh-ing]

Shots fired. World War Tea has officially begun.

(via herestohealthyliving)