Your greatest competitor is yourself. 


Surprise him with a new body!  Whose body?  I don’t know.  Where did it come from?  That doesn’t matter.  Help me move it.  If you want to burn more calories and boost your energy, how about a shot of adrenaline coursing through your veins as the sirens grow louder?  Obey this forumula to get the body you’ve always wanted:

1 mouthful of dog blood
Fingernail of left ring finger
Eyelashes of a maiden born on a new moon

Cast into the fire you’ve thrown the corpse into.  Call His Five Sacred Names. Police will not recognize you in your newly gotten form. Congratulations on your new body.  What you do with it is up to you.

And now, the weather.

Ok, so, as you build more muscle you do NOT GET BULKY! Your body’s resting metabolism goes up the more muscle you build usually about 50 calories per pound of muscle. This means if you gain 5 lbs of muscle your body burns 250 more calories just sitting around doing nothing. I show my female clients this photo all the time to show them 1) the scale is not a good measure of progress once you get below 30% body fat. 2) muscle weighs more than fat and is how you get and look lean and 3) skinny fat is not only not a good look but it is unhealthy for you and if you do tons of cardio and do not eat enough you end up burning muscle and fat and then decrease the amount of calories you need in a day, therefore making it easier to gain fat if you have a less than perfect diet. Food for thought!


Sometimes when I talk to myself I spontaneously change die Sprache von Englisch zu Deutsch oder andersrum.

(Source: mrs-sexpistols, via thewalkinglastofus)


If we learned anything from the Mayans, it’s that if you don’t finish something, it’s not the end of the world.

(via laugh-until-you-drop)


Best Websites for Yoga:
Yoga Sequence Builder (Choose your level and favourite poses, and then put together your own sequence!)
Free Online Classes (Choose your instructor, level and intensity and then download or stream your class online for free!)
My Online Yoga (Create your own account to get access to tons of yoga resources on your computer, tablet, phone or tv.)
Yogasana (Choose anywhere from basic to advanced poses from this pose directory and learn about the different types of Asanas.)
Yoga Vidya (Full length sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced students all for free on youtube.)
Asana for Health (Choose yoga poses/sequences based on whatever you are dealing with, be it depression, asthma or obesity. Over 10 different health problems addressed!)
Yoga for Flexibility:
Flexibility and Range of Motion | Beginner Yoga with Tara Stiles
YOGAmazing for Flexibility
Morning Yoga for Flexibility 
A 30-Minute Class for the Hips, Hamstrings and Lower Back with David Procushyn 
Flexibility Flow Routine | Advance Yoga With Tara Stiles 
Yoga for Weight Loss: 
Weight Loss Yoga for Beginners
Weight Loss Yoga Challenge for Beginners
40 Minute Fat Burning Yoga Workout!
20 Minute Weight Loss & Fatburning Yoga Workout!
Tara Stiles: Yoga Weight Loss & Balance Workout
Power Yoga For Weight Loss
Yoga for Back Pain:
How To Yoga Stretches for Low Back Pain
10 Minute Yoga Back Stretches for Pain
Yoga For Back Pain Relief “Decompress: Eliminate Excess” (open level)
Lower Back Pain Relief Yoga Routine (intermediate level)
Yoga for Relaxation: 
Yoga for Relaxation with Ashley Sky Litecky
20 Minute Yoga Class: Relaxation
Yoga to Make You Happy, Relaxing Beginner’s Routine
Yoga for Complete Beginners (20 minutes) 
How To:
How To Go To A Yoga Class (An article for those of you who want to try yoga classes but are a bit tentative/nervous to try it out!)


Left pic: Thursday. Eaten crap for 3/4 days, not exercised/drunk enough. Bloated.Right pic: FRIDAY (that’s a DAY later, folks). Eaten right, drunk a shedload, went for a run. Bloating fucking happens. You have not gotten ‘fat’ overnight. Drink, resume your healthy eating and watch your bloat fall away. 

Bloat. Existing. Thank you.

I feel like I’m seeing more and more progress. I know it doesn’t look like much, but from where I began (15 pounds ago; sorry I didn’t take pics!) I see definite results. I’m so happy I’m at a place where I feel comfortable in my own skin. <3