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hi i'm alicia! this blog is for me to motivate myself to keep on exercising and try my best to lose the unnecessary fat i have. lately i've been gaining weight and i really want to return to the weight i was comfortable with.
i am ~5'3" and my quest officially starts as of april 12th, 2012. :)

cw: 101lbs. /as of may 27th, 2012/
gw: 95lbs.

(Source: goodmood-food)

prettyandfit:

Many people have been asking “What’s clean eating” or “Do you have a grocery list of clean foods”. Finally found a GREAT one to share - Here you all go! Everything on this list is considered clean food and great for healthy living - Via Tosca Reno

prettyandfit:

Many people have been asking “What’s clean eating” or “Do you have a grocery list of clean foods”. Finally found a GREAT one to share - Here you all go! Everything on this list is considered clean food and great for healthy living - Via Tosca Reno

(Source: mochacafe.net)

getyourowncape:

“What you see here is a 70 pound difference. I grew up a bigger girl; but for 8 years of my life, I lived in a mental prison. I constantly counted calories and obsessively worked out to an unhealthy size 0 with 9% body fat. I lost my period for five years. My butt cheeks didn’t even touch! (Yep, you heard me…) Nothing mattered but performing my rituals and compulsions I conjured up in my head. I did not have any space in my brain to see the world around me, connect with people, and ultimately live. Constantly striving to be something else, you do not have time to think about the important things in life — friends, loved ones, learning, giving back, following your passions, etc. I was always thinking, “When I weigh ___, I’ll be happy… my life will be perfect.” This is the biggest lie in the world. Life is here, now. You cannot wait for a certain event or milestone to truly begin living your life. So with time, countless doctors, helpful books, and role models in the plus industry, I began to heal. The transformation was not easy (it was actually quite hellish), but I made a decision to choose freedom. I started listening to my body and respecting it. I eat organic and all natural whole foods , and I love working out and being active. I want to prove to people that you can be healthy at any size. My motto is to just be as healthy as I can be (body, mind, & soul), and wherever I end up, is where I’m supposed to be . It is my passion to show people that once you are true to your authentic self, doors begin to open and you can truly live your life to the fullest.” —Heather Hazzan

getyourowncape:

“What you see here is a 70 pound difference. I grew up a bigger girl; but for 8 years of my life, I lived in a mental prison. I constantly counted calories and obsessively worked out to an unhealthy size 0 with 9% body fat. I lost my period for five years. My butt cheeks didn’t even touch! (Yep, you heard me…) Nothing mattered but performing my rituals and compulsions I conjured up in my head. I did not have any space in my brain to see the world around me, connect with people, and ultimately live. Constantly striving to be something else, you do not have time to think about the important things in life — friends, loved ones, learning, giving back, following your passions, etc. I was always thinking, “When I weigh ___, I’ll be happy… my life will be perfect.” This is the biggest lie in the world. Life is here, now. You cannot wait for a certain event or milestone to truly begin living your life.

So with time, countless doctors, helpful books, and role models in the plus industry, I began to heal. The transformation was not easy (it was actually quite hellish), but I made a decision to choose freedom. I started listening to my body and respecting it. I eat organic and all natural whole foods , and I love working out and being active. I want to prove to people that you can be healthy at any size. My motto is to just be as healthy as I can be (body, mind, & soul), and wherever I end up, is where I’m supposed to be . It is my passion to show people that once you are true to your authentic self, doors begin to open and you can truly live your life to the fullest.” —Heather Hazzan

(Source: goodmood-food)

eatcleanmakechanges:

yoga-body:

thedreadpiratejames:

fitbeliever:

Mason twists are a fantastic ab workout because they work every area of the core. Incorporate 50 reps into your daily routine and you’ll have awesome abs in no time!!

these look similar to Russian twists, are they the same thing but a different name or an entirely different move?

I’m pretty sure it’s the same thing

Exact same thing, Mason twist was named for P90X after the director of the video Mason Bendewald.  Tony has named moves after people he knows (Fifer scissors (Scott Fifer).  Russian twists have been around longer then P90X but people who do P90X know the move from ab ripper X as Mason Twist.  

eatcleanmakechanges:

yoga-body:

thedreadpiratejames:

fitbeliever:

Mason twists are a fantastic ab workout because they work every area of the core. Incorporate 50 reps into your daily routine and you’ll have awesome abs in no time!!

these look similar to Russian twists, are they the same thing but a different name or an entirely different move?

I’m pretty sure it’s the same thing

Exact same thing, Mason twist was named for P90X after the director of the video Mason Bendewald.  Tony has named moves after people he knows (Fifer scissors (Scott Fifer).  Russian twists have been around longer then P90X but people who do P90X know the move from ab ripper X as Mason Twist.  

(Source: youtube.com)

prettybalanced:

Banana Chia Seed Oatmeal with Strawberries and Mini Muffins

prettybalanced:

Banana Chia Seed Oatmeal with Strawberries and Mini Muffins