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A BLOG DEDICATED TO MOTIVATING MYSELF TO BECOME WHO I WANT TO BE, AND PROVIDE RESOURCES, MOTIVATION AND SUPPORT TO OTHERS.

Anonymous asked: i'm the anon who you just answered. (my right side near my waist really hurts as does my right wrist :/ and i keep feeling so hungry and can hear my tummy rumbling) shall i eat even tho i just completed my workout?

oh i’m sorry, i was out! i hope you’re feeling better now. you know you can always message me off anon, i will reply privately <3. i think its okay to eat right after a workout. theres lots of people that will tell you different things, ultimately you have to see what works for you. do your own research, below is an article i found online that supports eating soon after exercise. 

eating after exercise
when should i eat

good luck :)

Anonymous asked: Answer to your question: Someone pinned your arm photos onto pinterest. This is why everyone can see the photos. Then when they click the link they assume they are going to see an exact workout for how to get your arms. I only know because this exact thing happened to me :) ~Mary

Thanks Mary! I still keep getting the same question, so I will make a post specifically for arms and link it on my main page. 

My previous answer;

I’m really confused, I haven’t posted anything on pinterest and I keep getting messaging about how great my arms look, and questions about the arm workout… someone help me out here… 

in any case, for arms, try these links
sexy arms in 6 weeks
the tumblr guide to healthy living (a list of health related resources)
tighten up your triceps
sculpting quickie
bye bye arm jiggle 

Anonymous asked: i exercise an hour a day 6 days a week. but im starting college next month and im not sure how to stay organized and healthy with so much going on. would i be ok to cut down to 30 minutes of exercise a day without gaining weight? i'll be walking around campus too.

Work it around your classes. I used to go to the gym in the morning before classes, but for some reason, I would get really drained after and would be too tired to focus in class. So I started going after I was done for the day. So it’ll take some trial and error. Do what is best for you. You can even do 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening. But try not to worry about it and enjoy your first year! Good luck :)

Anonymous asked: Hello. I was wondering if it's okay to eat fruits and veggies late at night (12am-3am)? Since it's the summer I'm usually up around that time catching up on my tv shows and I tend to get hungry often.

Darling, eat when you’re hungry! Vegetables and fruits are the healthiest late night snacks, of course it’s okay :)

Anonymous asked: How do you cook brown rice, well thats if you eat it.

I don’t usually eat brown rice, but you can steam it, boil it, microwave it, or in a pan on a stovetop.. there’s so many ways. I personally prefer basmati brown rice. that’s probably because of my Indian roots. My mom makes rice with cumin seeds, and a little onion. So it depends on your taste. 

perfect brown rice
basic recipe
lemony brown basmati rice recipe
cumin basmati rice recipe

Anonymous asked: Hey, I just need some advice. Today I haven't eaten dinner yet or my afternoon snack. But so far I have had a strawberry smoothie for breakfast, 2 chicken rice paper rolls and a caesar salad with dressing on the side and it was mostly just lettuce and a little bit of grilled chicken, no bacon or anything. So far is this okay?

Heyyy :) You haven’t given me enough information about yourself… How much food you should consume on a daily basis depends on your age, weight, and height. But I think you may not be getting enough nutrients. Grilled chicken is great for you. You’re doing well, but you might want to consider adding more protein to your breakfast, it’ll give you more energy and help you feel more full throughout the day. Make sure you’re eating enough fruits and vegetables. So for breakfast you could have a parmesan spinach omelette  with a slice of multigrain bread, and a cup of blueberries. Just keep at it, plan your meals ahead of time, drink lots of water and make sure you’re getting everything your body needs. <3

Anonymous asked: Your blog is AMAZING. Always keeps me going, lost 14 pounds so far because of you, thank you so much. My question is, how do i start my own fitspo blog? <3

CONGRATULATIONS! that’s amazing! :) thank you so much! but its because of you and all your hard work! just start! sign up with tumblr, pick a theme, follow some people, and reblog! :) 

soaringhighest asked: To your anon with the fractured foot, and I'm not sure if this is true or not, but you may be able to do some pilates workouts to help you keep up some strength in your legs and core muscles. When we did them in gym class my mom told me that pilates were formed for veterans who couldn't bear weight on their legs (in your case foot). Just a suggestion, but I definitely like the swimming idea too. And feel better! :)

thank you! that sounds good to me :) 

Anonymous asked: hi! first off, i love your blog. ive literally gone through every link, and found such great tips. whenever i lose motivation or am on the verge of binging, i come to your blog and it alwaysalwaysalways helps. thank you so much<3 secondly, i go through like 'spurts' or whatever of working out (really intense one month, not at all the next, etc) but ive been on a strict workout/diet schedule for the past week and have already lost almost 3 pounds.. so i feel like i owe it to you, THANKYOU<3

wow, thank you so much. that makes me so happy, you have no idea. but honestly, you owe it to yourself, it was all you. my dear, you are incredible. and thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your success. <3