So, sense there are so many new adventures going on in my life right now and so many updates that I’ve done, I wanted to show my appreciation and throw you guys a nice little giveaway!
- 4 Danskin active T-shirt’s- small and medium
- 1 Danskin active tank- medium
- 1 pain NEW Nike spandex shorts- medium
- 1 pair NEW Nike leggings- medium
- 1 NEW Nike tank
- 1 pair Under Armour yoga pants- medium
- 1 pair women’s Puma shoes size 7.5
- 1 Green Superfood Amaing Grass powder
- 1 Protein Smoothie mix
- 1 yoga, tai chi, and reflexology sets
- 1 Blender Bottle shaker cup
I will also be adding some other stuff until the giveaway date like the product I use to whiten my teeth, other beauty products, yoga mat/accessories, online training package/ebook/custom fitness/nutrition program and/or some more bottoms.
- Follow my blog, of course. I like to think I have a pretty good site, so it’s not asking much of ya ;D
- Re-blogging counts as 1 entry, liking does not count but you can do so to keep track of it! (Just make sure not to spam with reblogs, because Tumblr will not show me more than 1 at a time)
- You do NOT have to be a health or fitness blog! But I do ask that you have something on your page about your health or fitness journey. Because, of course, I am trying to provide tools to help those who are committed to living a healthier lifestyle.That being said, please no pro ana/pro ed blogs though. All recover blogs are welcome to enter though!
- Contest is open world wide. I will choose a winner via random number generator on September 30th
if you have time for your food to digest, eat something with carbs like fruit or oatmeal and make it balanced. maybe 2 eggs, an apple and pb or oats, nuts, and a protein shake. bcaas are also a good choice to have during your run to keep you in an anabolic state and your body using carbs and fat stores for energy rather than muscle tissue
usual gym classes focus on team sports or just getting active, strength and conditioning will be more resistance, sometimes weight lifting, and conditioning work like hiit and speed and agility drills
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water.
So, I am in the process of leaning out. Tonight my roommate and I were discussing how we like to live healthily to one of our guests and my roommate told me I will never get abs if I keep eating bacon every day but that her diet is healthy because she eats the recommended servings of processed “whole grains” yet limits her fruit… I’m sorry, but what??? Here’s the thing- carbs create an insulin response. High insulin response means extra energy and if that is not used it is stored as fat. Simple. Store bought whole wheat grain bread has a high GI and little nutritional value, but you limit fruit consumption when most fruits have lower GI and more nutrients than the bread? It makes me so angry that this is something people are learning in the educational system (she is a nutrition and fitness major surprisingly)
Let me break this down for you who don’t understand this yet. The food pyramid was made by employers of the FDA who also are in the agricultural business. Supply and demand means that if they say “hey, we will make a lot of money by telling people to eat 12 fucking servings of “whole grains” a day and we can supply this product for a huge profit” and the circle continues: High insulin responses CAN(they do not ALWAYS) lead to insulin resistance and diabetes. Making Americans sick creates a profit for the medical industry. I am not some crazy anti-government conspiracy theorist, but through unbiased researches I have found out this information and it sickens me that this is still what is going around, being taught, and no one thinks to question it.
Not every diet will work for everyone- I am aware of that. But I do know that I can, in fact, get abs by eating bacon regularly, bacon will not make me fat and that bread creates a very high insulin response. I am not an advocate for any particular “diet” (I follow mainly paleo, but eat cheese often and other things in moderation) but it is obvious that the processed foods consumption is killing Americans. I challenge each of you who disagree to look up accredited articles on higher fat consumption and meat consumption (both for and against- forks over knives is a great book for vegan-ism and plant based diets, where primal body primal mind is a good resource supporting meat consumption) as well as different views on grains. (grain brain and wheat belly have been the most informative books for me as far as limiting consumption goes)
But, I’m ending this rant with that. Don’t be eager to believe everything you hear. You don’t necessarily have to challenge it, but do your own unbiased research and keep your mind open. The world is full of free knowledge resources and I think that it is great to take advantage of the information you have available to you. Even if it does not change your views, at least you will have a solid argument for your beliefs and can further understand other’s views as well.
And I apologize if this is really choppy and does not make sense. i just needed to type this all out and get it off my chest :)