And you are too nice to say so :3
I’ve been asked this before but never actually got around to making a list! So, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are several of my very favorite fitblrs to follow:
I always love when these lovely ladies pop up on my dash, so I’m sure you will too! Check out all of them, they post really great stuff and are all super sweet (:
More specifically, why you should get the fuck off of it and throw it the fuck away?
K, that’d be great.
I wasn’t going to weigh myself or post any progress pictures or anything until the end of May but an early morning, infuriating trip to the grocery store has prompted me to do so. I was there, buying eggs, minding my own business, when I got to the checkout lines. I was standing behind a couple of high school girls buying diet soda and magazines. And talking about how fat they were. And how they hoped these magazines had some good workout moves and diets so they didn’t “look like whales at senior lake day.” That just made me sick to hear. They were both cute, perfectly average sized girls. It also made me angry. As a general rule I hate most women’s magazines, like Cosmo and Glamour, but this time of year I especially loathe them.
“Look your best in four easy moves!” “Drop ten pounds in ten days!” “Get a bikini body by next month!”
First, I would just like to point out that if you have a bikini that you plan to put on your body, you have a bikini body. Regardless of what you look like, you deserve to wear whatever type of bathing suit you want. If unkind jackasses have a problem with it, they are encouraged to look the other way. Duly noted? Great, moving on.
Why the fuck are magazines still selling this bullshit “lose ten pounds in 45 seconds” crap?? And more importantly WHY THE FUCK are we still buying it??? We should know better by now! We should know that copying these silly moves done by silly girls in matchy matchy workout clothes lifting 5 pound pink dumbbells is not going to magically make us look like them. We know these ridiculous meal plans where you smear low-fat cream cheese on rice cakes are not going to make us strong or full or happy. We know that. But we still throw our money at these stupid magazines. Losing weight is not the answer. Get healthy, eat clean, lift heavy, and your body is gonna look the way it wants to look.
I’d like to consider these progress pics a little bit of proof. I have lost LESS THAN FIVE POUNDS between these photos, okay! Both sets of photos were taken in the morning before eating anything. The only altering I have done to either set is to give them one bump of “color boost” since I am a pale Norwegian girl. Also, the first set was taken in my room, the second set upstairs in my parents’ bedroom. I am ashamed to say this is because there is now so much shit on the floor in my room that it is not possible to close my closet door to access the mirror.
March 26, 2012, 146.5 lbs
May 18, 2012, 142.0 lbs
I am still definitely a work in progress (fitness is about the journey after all) and only feel the tiniest bit awkward about being in my undies on the internet but seriously you guys! Look! The difference on the side view is crazy. I am not flexing or “sucking in” in either of the photos and I look like a different person. I honestly don’t think the front view does the differences in my stomach or legs justice, the lighting is kind of terrible, but I can definitely see the differences. Of course there are things I still want to improve, like getting my softball player delts back and getting leaner. But this is less than two months of crossfit/paleo progress and LESS THAN FIVE POUNDS! The scale does. Not. Matter.