thinspo/fitspo blog to
motivate myself and others.

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everchangingshape:

navel-gazer:

“Muscle makes all the difference.”
Just to answer a few of the questions I received in one swoop: yes, this is me; the first photo was taken about a month after I started working out with a personal trainer; the second photo is four months after that. I posted this on Reddit’s ProgressPics forum and got a big response from women who were discouraged about their exercise when it seemed like they weren’t losing any pounds. Thought sharing this on my blog might help some others.
I’ve had many difficult years of struggling with my body image and my health. Building muscle is so important and makes a big difference in how I look and feel. I won’t even weigh myself anymore, but prefer to use visual references like this — there’s still plenty of room for improvement, but you can see that numbers aren’t all that matter.

Ok, this makes me feel better

everchangingshape:

navel-gazer:

“Muscle makes all the difference.”

Just to answer a few of the questions I received in one swoop: yes, this is me; the first photo was taken about a month after I started working out with a personal trainer; the second photo is four months after that. I posted this on Reddit’s ProgressPics forum and got a big response from women who were discouraged about their exercise when it seemed like they weren’t losing any pounds. Thought sharing this on my blog might help some others.

I’ve had many difficult years of struggling with my body image and my health. Building muscle is so important and makes a big difference in how I look and feel. I won’t even weigh myself anymore, but prefer to use visual references like this — there’s still plenty of room for improvement, but you can see that numbers aren’t all that matter.

Ok, this makes me feel better

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Get Started

How to Start a Healthier Lifestyle
Meet Me (Molly), Author of This List!

Eating and Recipes

RECIPE DIRECTORIES TO CHECK OUT

Peas and Thank You Vegan
Budget Bytes Lots of Great, Inexpensive Recipes!
Oh She Glows Vegan
Happy Herbivore Lots of Gluten-Free
Chocolate Covered Katie Desserts, Vegan

OATMEAL MANIA SWEEPS THE NATION

Sunshine Oatmeal Recipe
Oatmeal Porn from The Pea Pod
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie-In-A-Bowl
An Overwhelming Amount of Oatmeal Recipes

OTHER STUFF

Before and After Workout Snack Ideas
More After-Workout Snack Ideas, Chart Style
88 Snacks Under 100 Calories

Foods that Cause Bloating
Super Sly Ways to Slim Down Your Portions 
Eat Breakfast, Here’s Why
Making Conscious Health Choices: Who Decides?
Not eating enough…but not hungry either?
How To Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Protein
How to Make Healthy Choices in a College Dining Hall
How to Survive College on a Meal Plan
What a Healthy Plate Looks Like
15 Foods that Boost Your Metabolism

Exercise & Weight Loss

EXERCISE
 6 Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism
25 Free Ab Workouts 
How to Burn Fat Fastest
How to Start Running [Couch to 5k]
How to Tone [Insert Body Area]
Building Lean Muscle vs. Bulky Muscle
But I Don’t Want to Get Bulky!

WEIGHT LOSS
How to Determine Your Ideal Weight
How to Overcome A Plateau
Why You Aren’t Losing Weight 
 Body Type/Frame Size Calculator
Calorie Calculator

Ideal Weight Calculator

How Much Weight You Can Lose By Prom/Summer/Your Wedding/This Thursday/Tonight

Yoga

Yoga: The Basics and How to Get Started
77 Reasons To Do Yoga

FREE YOGA WORKOUTS

YouTube Yoga for Beginners
My [Personal] Favorite YouTube Yoga Routine
Recommended Youtube Yoga-Chick: Tara Stiles
Recommended Youtube Yoga-Chick: Sadi Nardini

RECOMMENDED YOGA DVDS

Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown
Yoga for Inflexible People
NOTE: You may be able to rent or borrow fitness DVDs from your library or video rental store free of charge. Hiding them in your coat and sneaking them out is also free of charge, but you didn’t hear that from me.

YOGA PODCASTS

Yoga Journal
YJ’s Free Yoga Podcasts

Eating Disorders

INFO TO KNOW
The Minnesota Starvation Study

Why Starving Seems to Work 
Why “You Should Eat” Doesn’t Help
How Bulimia Affects Your Body
Getting Over Forbidden Foods
What to do After a Binge 
What is Intuitive Eating?
How to Help a Friend With an Eating Disorder
Why 78% of Young Women are Unhappy with Their Bodies

GET HELP
Fighting Thinspo
The Butterfly Foundation
National Eating Disorders Association
Beat Eating Disorders
Operation Beautiful

Eating Disorder Helpline: 
US: 800.931.2237
UK: 0845.634.7650
AU: 1.800.ED.HOPE
NZ: 09.5222.679

Happy Reading!

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before-and-after-pictures:

I am recovering from an eating disorder. I was heavily into my eating disorder in the picture to left, and I’m in recovery in the picture to the right.
Anyone can be suffering from an eating disorder, it does not matter how they look. 
I’m healthier now therefore it shows in my weight. 
Good luck to everyone!
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Follow here for weight loss before and after pictures, here for weight loss stories, & here for workout songs every day!

before-and-after-pictures:

I am recovering from an eating disorder. I was heavily into my eating disorder in the picture to left, and I’m in recovery in the picture to the right.

Anyone can be suffering from an eating disorder, it does not matter how they look. 

I’m healthier now therefore it shows in my weight. 

Good luck to everyone!

(Source: jetiensa, via bridget-mary)

(Source: nowontozerogravity, via shitsonworkitout)

before-and-after-pictures:

Height: 5’2
Weight ~110 before and after
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Follow here for weight loss before and after pictures every day and here for weight loss stories! 

before-and-after-pictures:

Height: 5’2

Weight ~110 before and after

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Anonymous said: I can't help snacking ... What do you do to help stop it?

DRINK A TON OF WATER!! Most of the time you’re not actually hungry, either bored or dehydrated. Water will fill you up. If you still can’t, get out of the house. Sitting around when you know you have access to food is just tempting. You don’t even have to go out and exercise (but you should!), just drive around or meet up with friends.. anything to get your mind off of the food! :) 

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