Πολλές φορές αναρωτιέσαι αν είσαι χοντρή επειδή έχεις το τάδε ύψος και το τάδε βάρος. Μπορεί να στέλνεις ερωτήματα σε διατροφολόγους και να τους ρωτάς ποιο είναι το ιδανικό βάρος για το ύψος σου και την ηλικία σου. Ωστόσο η ζυγαριά δε λέει πάντα την αλήθεια για το σώμα σου!
Και αυτό το αποδεικνύουν περίτρανα οι παρακάτω εικόνες. Αν γυμνάζεσαι και το σώμα σου αποκτά μύες, υπάρχει περίπτωση όχι μόνο να μη χάσεις βάρος αλλά να πάρεις κιόλας. Ωστόσο αυτό δε φαίνεται στην εικόνα σου! Αντίθετα μάλιστα!
Δες τις εικόνες και τα κιλά που ζυγίζουν τα παρακάτω σώματα:
Would you care if your weight stayed the same, if your body composition completely changed? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What’s your actual goal? If it’s actually body recomposition, I hope this visual helps you realize how pointless it is to let a number have any power over you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To further expand upon my last post about why we shouldn’t give the scale so much damn power, I wanted to show you two times in my life I weighed around 130lbs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Clearly, my body composition is much different in these two pictures. If the scale was the only metric I used to determine my progress I, undoubtedly, would have let discouragement win and thrown in the towel long before I accomplished my goal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So how the heck do you stay motivated when the scale isn’t moving? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You throw that POS away and instead double down on your behavior-based goals such as: ⁃Reduce weekend binges ⁃Consistently train 5 days per week ⁃Get in bed by 10pm every night to ensure 7-8hrs of sleep ⁃Drink 1 gallon of water daily ⁃Push outside my comfort zone when training ⁃Manage anxiety better…Meditate/Journal ⁃Etc.. If you consistently focus on improving your behavior, and celebrating those improvements, you’ll be surprised at how much your body does actually begin to change. #LostBodyFat #GainedMuscle #WeightRemained #BodyRecomposition #Shevolve
I get asked all the time, “how much do you weigh?” ⚖ I understand the question and the desire to know the answer, because I used to be the same. I would look at celebrities who had a similar body shape and height to me and then I’d Google their weight ???? Of course I would think, “okay if I can get to this weight, I can look like her”. It just makes sense. Like 1+1=2 ✅ But it wouldn’t work like this. I’d get to my goal weight and I’d be dissatisfied. I’d find another reason to hate my body. My legs were too short, my arms were too long, my boobs were too small, my knees were too big (I’m serious), my torso was too long, my skin was to pale, my butt was too big. I remember telling this to my boyfriend and he just looked at me like I was crazy ???? He didn’t realise that women dissect their body parts into little pieces so we can find fault with every part. He would just look at me and tell me I’m beautiful ❤️ All well and good and nice and all but you are your own worst critic. The number on the scale is just another part of your body that tells you to change, tells you you’re not good enough. I don’t weigh myself anymore. I still struggle to love my body just the way it is, as a complete package, not bits that I wish I could exchange. But as I started working out, I started to love my body more and more. My physical changes weren’t drastic but I grew to develop a deeper love for my body. I could appreciate the curves I would develop, I started to like having a bigger bum, I loved feeling strong and fit, I live for the feeling I get after a workout ???? Of course I still have days when I wish I looked like @iza_goulart ???? but mostly I feel pretty good ???? The scale only tells you a small part of the story, there’s so much more to be told than a number ????
#Repost @victoria.malmbbg ・・・ 4 months progress ???? . . . Screw the scale, seriously. I understand it’s the only good way to measure in sports and when people are sick with life threatening diseases. But for a normal person living a normal life like myself, you don’t need that kind of negativity. Because it will never make you feel good. Maybe one day when you “lost” 2 kg you feel amazing and oh so fit and lean. But then two days later you’ve gained them back and you don’t understand why and you start feeling fat. Could be fluid, could be a poop, could be the fact that you gained some muscle, could be your period, could be anything other than actual body fat. This is insane but it’s true. It’s been controlling my mind for so long, but now, looking at these two pictures, I’m over it. I feel so good and healthy, I feel fit and strong. I don’t feel fat and I don’t feel sluggish like I did 4 months ago. I feel great.
I’m reposting this because it’s been going around a lot lately and I’ve been getting tons of messages about it. There’s so many comments going around like “ew she should of stayed in the before picture” “she went from healthy to anorexic” “somebody give her something to eat” “this is ugly, don’t people realize men like more meat” “why are people promoting starvation?” First off, I’m used to reading those things and It really doesn’t bother me, that’s not why I’m making this post ???? People like to think that I’m unhealthy now, little do they realize the girl on the left wasn’t healthy at all. She barely ate, fainted all the time, would get light headed just from making the bed, and most importantly, she was not happy. I’ve said it many times before but for all my new friends following me, in the before photo I ate around 800 calories a day which usually consisted of candy and top ramen. I now eat 1800 calories a day of healthy, whole foods. The last thing I want is for girls to look at my transformation and think starving yourself is the answer because its absolutely not. The biggest transformation between the photos is not something you’d be able to see, which is exactly why I don’t let those comments bother me. The girl in the right may be skinnier, but she is also stronger. She has learned self love and acceptance of herself with all flaws included. She’s learned to love healthy foods and taking care of her body. Shes learned that she’s a lot stronger physically then she ever thought she could be. And she’s learned to be happy. Don’t let your goal be skinny. Let your goal be happy and healthy. Nourish your body with healthy foods and challenge your body everyday with no end goal. A lot of people were confused by the numbers, “how could she be skinnier but weigh more?” that is because muscle weighs more than fat. I’ve always been skinny, in the first photo I was just what people like to call “skinny fat” I had no muscle or tone. It was never my goal to be skinny, I’ve been trying to gain weight. It took me 8 months to put on just those 2 pounds of muscle but I am dang proud of gaining those 2 pounds ???? everyone’s journey is different – CONTINUED IN COMMENTS
for anyone fretting over “holiday weight” this is your reminder to screw the f’ing scale! ???????? that number means nothing ????????♀️ what’s important is how you FEEL, if you’re being kind to your body (and mind), if you’re nourishing yourself with proper nutrients and letting your body sweat ❤️ can you check any of those boxes? GREAT! The rest will follow ???? here’s where I have to plug: for specifics on what I’ve done, scroll back in time or visit my blog when it launches very soon! (Or look at my hashtags ????) xoxo ❤️ #transformationtuesday #beforeandafter #progresspic #bbgprogress #bbg #bbgtransformation #bbgcommunity #bbgstronger #bbggirls #bbggirl #bbgfam #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #fitnessgirl #fitgirls #fitgirl #workoutmotivation #motivation #fatloss #macros #transformation
Let’s talk food and calories ???????????? I get lots of questions about how much you should eat. It is not easy to answer this question. It depends on a lot of things: your weight, your height, your age, how active you are during the day, how often and how intensive you workouts are and what your goal is. But one is definitely easy to estimate. It’s how much you shouldn’t eat. You can’t starve yourself ‼️ When I see people saying that they eat 800-1200 kcal, this seriously scares me. You won’t get any results on a long run with this amount of calories. Your body and you need enough fuel to feel good, to take challenges and to achieve goals. Let’s start the calculations with RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate), basically the amount of calories you burn when at rest (or in different words – you need to stay alive). The more active you are during a day, the more calories you should eat to maintain your weight. It is normal that when you want to lose fat you decrease your calories intake. However, you should be smart doing that. Don’t put your body in a high calorie deficit straight from the beginning of the process. You will not have much to cut later on when you hit a plateau and you don’t see any progress anymore. I would suggest starting at 10% of your calorie intake caloric decrease per day for a few weeks. If you look at my progress on the pictures, it happened mostly because I changed my eating habits (and started to workout out). In 2015 my eating was a total mess. There were days I forgot about food (too much work and stress) or I could eat the whole box of donuts only for lunch. When I switched to linear calories intake per day my results rushed. And the consistency and regular eating was the key. If you are now at a very low calorie intake and you don’t see progress, try to eat more. It may be a little bit difficult at the beginning, you may gain weight but when your body adjust to it, you will see only benefits ????????♥️???? #transformationtuesday #transformation #lifting #heavyweights #girlswholift #beforeandafter #ageisjustanumber #nutrition #eatbetternotless #bbgprogress #screwthescale