“So tonight while at the gym I saw a woman on the elliptical machine. She was standing on it pressing buttons trying to turn it on. She looked confused why it would not turn on.
So instead of saying anything I hopped on the elliptical next to her. I pressed buttons as well and knew it would not work. Then I started to pedal and she saw that the machine turned on. She did the same thing and started to workout. I got off the machine and did my normal workout.
Because I never asked for help. When people gave me advice I got embarrassed that I did not know. I watched people. I still do.
It is January 2nd. I still love all the new people at the gym.”
via The Anti-Jared
At least once a week, I fall in love….
Whatta man, whatta man, whatta man, whatta mighty good man. :)
3:42 am • 3 January 2013 • 430 notes
Skipping rope is a very efficient and complete full-body workout. You are integrating resistance training of your calves, hamstrings, shoulders and arms with an incredible cardiovascular workout. In a sense, you are toning your muscles while strengthening your heart.
Jumping Rope – Workout Styles
- Basic jump– jump with both feet at the same time. Master this technique first. Make sure you jump by going up and not by flexing you feet the knees.
- Alternate foot jump– alternate your feet. You can skip one or two times with each foot and then switch to other one.
- Criss-cross– cross your hands in front of the body.
- Double under– jump a bit higher and swing the rope two times before hitting the ground
JUMPING ROPE BENEFITS
- Cheap way to save time while burning major calories: For about $8 and 30 minutes, a 130-pound woman can burn 330 calories — running at a pace of 10 minutes per mile (six mph) only burns 270 calories.
- You can do your workout anywhere: Whether you’re in a hotel room on a business trip, outside on your deck, or inside your home because of bad weather, you can jump rope — just make sure the ceilings are high enough. Since a jump rope takes up so little room, it can easily be stashed in your suitcase, gym or yoga bag, or even your purse.
- Jumping is good for bone health: If you’re young, you’re not exactly worrying about osteoporosis yet, but what you do now can help prevent this condition. It turns out that simply jumping up and down helps strengthen your bones.
- It tones your legs and booty: Who doesn’t want a tight and toned tush? Just like running and biking, jumping rope requires mostly leg strength. You can jump up and down, side-to-side, or forward and backward, jump while moving around the room, jump with one leg, or jump with both legs together. Varying your steps will target different muscles and also prevent boredom.
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3:39 am • 3 January 2013 • 5,791 notes
Starting Weight: 165 lbs
End Weight: 125 lbs
Age: 21 years old
I finally did it! After 9 months I can proudly say that I have lost 40 pounds total. I am a little bit over 5’9” and I am 21 years old. I first started using the weightloss community on tumblr to keep me motivated but as I started losing more and more weight I found motivation within myself.
My next goal is to start working on toning. I hope these pictures will inspire someone out there just like I was inspired 9 months ago by the pictures posted on this site! I post periodically on my blog myjourneybacktothin.tumblr.com so please follow if you’d like! My new years resolution is to start blogging more frequently so I would love some new followers before the 1st of the year. As always, I will answer any questions that you may have about my experience!
Good luck with your weightloss goals! Anything is possible with a positive mindset and a plan!
Saw this on Reddit, too. Get it girl!
3:39 am • 3 January 2013 • 1,503 notes
I ran along side a 20-something year old woman today and I asked her how long she was going to run for.
Her response: “I ran about 7 miles already. I’m probably going to go for another 13-14. Care to join?”
My reply: “WHAT?! 20 miles?! How can you run for so long?”
And she said: “Well, my legs are already dead tired. But my mind wants to keep going. So really, my mind keeps me running; not my legs.”
Even of you’re “running” 2 mph keep going. The second you stop and walk, you’re done for.
Damn straight. Nothing but the truth.
So so true
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3:34 am • 3 January 2013 • 10,921 notes