There are a lot of different themes on Instagram. To name a few, there is Throwback Thursday aka TBT, or on Friday, Flex Friday. All of the themes on Instagram are really fun to participate in. ¬†However, out of all of them Transformation Tuesday is my favorite.
I love Transformation Tuesday because this theme is the most inspiring. It is extremely motivating seeing people’s transformations. How far they have come. How much weight they have lost. How much muscle they have gained. It is the ultimate proof, that if you make a lifestyle change of eating clean organic food and dedicate time to training hard, you will see results.
Because you are seeing yourself every day, sometimes it is hard to notice the positive change.¬†I find it helpful to take progress pics and I label them with the date they were taken, that way I can really compare, and appreciate my hard work.
I am hoping my progress pics will inspire you, as much as other people’s have inspired me.
I also came across this amazing blog post,
This Trendy ‚ÄúStrong is the New Skinny‚ÄĚ Thing (and what it could mean for the next generation of¬†girls).
This is a must read so click here and read it now. It basically talks about the American tragedy of how and why a¬†large majority of young girls spend their time¬†obsessing¬†over their weight. ¬†Devoting endless hours, energy, emotions, and effort into being skinny.
The author claims that her new goal has changed from ‚Äúbe a size zero to¬†do a motherfucking pull up.”
In the blog post she reveals how painfully awful it was to be 104 pounds- all skin and bones, and how amazing she feels now strong and fit. ¬†Wishing someone would have told her sooner that Strong is the new Skinny, she is now trying to encourage girls to be strong, fit, healthy.
I love everything about this post and honestly couldn’t agree more – Strong is the new Skinny! And as you can tell from my progress pic, I was never fat, trying to loose weight, but rather I was just skinny,¬†scrawny, (even though I was running everyday)¬†Now, after adding weight lifting to the mix, I not only look stronger, but I actually am…
oh and p.s. I can do a motherfucking pull up.¬†
¬© 2013 sweatdaily
Day 3– Sunday, 1/27/13
TRAINING –¬†Yesterday was Day 3 of Phase 1 of the Livefit trainer. I had to work 10-6 at the salon, but I couldn’t wait to hit the gym right after. Why? Because Day 3 was all about targeting muscles in the Legs and Calves. Working out my lower body is my favorite area to train. I just love it – don’t ask me why- I just do.
Squat like your ass depends on it…¬†
and I did…
Before we started we ate a small clean snack and took our supplements. Then we hit the gym. The work out went really well.¬†J and I did 3 sets of 12 for each exercise, with resting for one minute between each set. I used the app gym boss in order to keep track of my timing. I highly recommend this app. It took J and I about 1 hour to accomplish the whole work out. We ended the work out with our protein shake, BCAA, and glutamine. I juiced organic kale, celery, and pineapple. I add this juice along with a blended banana to my protein shake. This tasted amazing. ¬†A little organic pineapple can really sweeten a drink.
NUTRITION –¬†I started my day with a clean breakfast, consisting of two hard boil eggs and greek yogurt. I am beginning to love hard boil eggs! They are a wonderful source of clean protein and they are super convenient. I pay a little more for my eggs, but paying the extra $2 is worth is because I am supporting a local farm and they are organic. I packed clean meals for the day, and I tried to eat on regular 3 hour intervals. The only thing I need to work on is drinking more water.¬†Day 4 – Monday, 1/28/13
TRAINING –¬†Today’s workout was focused on Shoulders and Abs. J and I did 3 sets of 12, with a minute of rest in between each set. Again it took about 1 hour to complete the full work out. We took supplements before the work out.
NUTRITION¬†– With in 1 hour of waking J and I ate a clean breakfast. Today we had organic local eggs on top of¬†ezekiel bread and organic tomatoes.
After we were finished with our work out, we left the gym and hit up Sweet Green. I will write a post giving you more info on Sweet Green, but if¬†you haven’t been to Sweet Green, you must go asap – it is amazing. Anyway, I had a salad from there that had spinach, kale, beets, carrots, sprouts, broccoli, etc… It was a pretty good size, so I saved some for my next meal. J and I also mixed up¬†our protein shake with another green juice.
We are now done with our work outs for week 1. The next three days are rest days. So we are going to focus on…
But we need the rest more than ever. I haven’t been this sore in a while.
I’m really sore, but it feels really good… You have to be training to understand…
Can’t wait for Phase 1, Week 2, of Livefit!
¬© 2013 sweatdaily
Lately, L has been trying to convince me to come along with her to one of her boxing classes. ¬†Although, we both run daily, and practice Bikram yoga, I have been longing for some sort of strength training. Strength training is very important especially for runners. It help enhance correct running form. It helps make one faster. But most importantly it helps prevent injury. A stronger, faster, injury free runner is always my ultimate goal.
Guess who also does Boxing?
The Victoria’s Secret, Adriana Lima, keeps her amazing body toned by Boxing. I don’t know about you but knowing this is very inspiring to me. It also is pretty bad ass. So on Friday I am planning on going to my first boxing class.
Questions for You
- Have you tried boxing?
- What do you do for strength training?
(None of the photos are mine. All photos were found online.)