The Fascinating Life of Sam.

Hello! I'm Samantha, an eighteen year old from upstate New York with a passion for health. FitspirationGeneration originally started out strictly as a fitblr, but I've decided to turn it into a blog about my life. Welcome aboard; I hope you enjoy coming on this journey with me.
But guys, I made a “blue-bear-y” pancake for myself for dinner tonight. 😋🐻

But guys, I made a “blue-bear-y” pancake for myself for dinner tonight. 😋🐻

Does anyone have any experience with following an IF eating pattern? If so, would you be so kind as to let me know which method you followed and how it worked for you? I’m considering trying it, but I wanted to get some opinions first!

Overheard In My Office

Salesman 1: You know what the problem with kids these days is? Everyone's tellin' them to do what they're passionate about. Well, I'm passionate about sex and that's not gonna pay my bills!

Salesman 2: Yeah, more like we should tell them "Do what'll get ya a job and fuck the rest!"

Me: [trying my best not to walk into the other room and smack them both]

I’m actually the biggest weakling in the world, but nonetheless, my workout is completed and I am feeling strong and super sweaty!

I’m actually the biggest weakling in the world, but nonetheless, my workout is completed and I am feeling strong and super sweaty!

myusshi:

My favorite pre & post workout snacks! ©

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Pretty much dying, but so glad I pushed myself to get back on track with exercising today. I’m not even sure when the last time I did a real workout was, but since then I’ve been giving myself excuses everyday for why I can’t start back up again. I decided that today would be the day I finally did it, though. I didn’t feel like going for a run at all, and when I started my kickboxing video, I just couldn’t get into it. So I went for a short walk and then tried the full body meltdown by backonpointe and I was able to push through that. It wasn’t a ton, but definitely something to help me get going again. I’ve decided that from now on, instead of forcing myself to do one specific type of workout and quitting 5 minutes in, I’ll be more flexible and switch to something that I’m more comfortable with so that I can at least get some sort of exercise in, even if it’s not as intense as I had originally planned.

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson  (via thatkindofwoman)

This is actually really comforting.

(Source: psych-facts, via greekgirltogreekgoddess)

Mini Mexican Bowl: This past weekend, I bought a set of small ice cream dishes, and I decided to use them for making tiny meals. This is the first in a series of mini bowls that I’ll be sharing. They’re perfect when you’re not super hungry, but want something more than a little snack! For the Mexican bowl, I sprinkled 1/2 a cup of black beans with 1/4 cup of shredded Mexican cheese and 3 crushed tortilla chips, and heated to melt the cheese. Then I used 2 tbsp of plain Greek yogurt and 2 tbsp of southwestern style salsa to top it. It came out to be around 275 calories the way I made it, but I definitely would like to try adding chunks of avocado next time.

Mini Mexican Bowl: This past weekend, I bought a set of small ice cream dishes, and I decided to use them for making tiny meals. This is the first in a series of mini bowls that I’ll be sharing. They’re perfect when you’re not super hungry, but want something more than a little snack! For the Mexican bowl, I sprinkled 1/2 a cup of black beans with 1/4 cup of shredded Mexican cheese and 3 crushed tortilla chips, and heated to melt the cheese. Then I used 2 tbsp of plain Greek yogurt and 2 tbsp of southwestern style salsa to top it. It came out to be around 275 calories the way I made it, but I definitely would like to try adding chunks of avocado next time.

mrsjonie:

Ways to Get Back on Track: Not long ago, you were energetic and determined to start your healthy lifestyle. Starting with enthusiasm and hope, you watched your food intake diligently, exercised like it was going out of style, and even avoided the temptation that seemed to lurk around every corner. You were confident that you were going to reach your goals once and for all! Then certain tragedy struck! You ate an extra piece of birthday cake. Realizing you had “blown” your diet, you ate another and another and couldn’t get it together the next day either. Or worse, you missed one workout, and that turned into a whole week away from the gym. 
After that, your momentum to start over again was gone, and your gym bag hasn’t left the closet since. Every time you misstep on your healthy journey, you have two choices: to keep walking backwards, which will surely take you even further away from your goals; or to accept your lack of perfection as normal and forgivable, and take not one, but two positive steps down the path that brings your closer to the future you want.If you’re reading this, you might have been walking backwards for a while. But instead of waiting for the next day, week, month or even year to overhaul your habits, start TODAY. And start small. You can’t go from the recliner to running or from burgers to Brussels sprouts in an afternoon. But you can do one, two or even a handful of small things that will help you regain your momentum for healthy living. When you feel like getting back on track is overwhelming, try one (or more) of these small steps each day:

Try a short workout. Even five minutes is better than nothing. For ideas browse our video library or workout generator.


Try a new recipe. Cooking healthy foods can be fun and it never has to be bland.


Eat a healthy breakfast. Your morning meal sets the stage for the rest of your day, so start if off right! Get lots of breakfast ideas here.


Drink your water. Try to aim for 8 cups each day and you’ll feel the difference!


Exercise for 10 minutes. Jump rope, march in place, or do some crunches. Small amounts do add up to something big!


Find a buddy. Get support from friends, whether you need someone to listen or a mentor to give you ideas and encouragement.


Take a walk. Don’t worry about how long or far you go—just get out there!


Create a motivational collage. Include pictures of your goal and reasons why you want to get there.


Go shopping for some healthy foods. Use this shopping list for ideas.


Check the nutrition facts before you go out to eat. That way, you can make an informed choice.


Ride your bike. Even a leisurely ride has benefits for your body and mind.


Work in the yard. Gardening and yard work is a great way to add activity to your day.

mrsjonie:

Ways to Get Back on Track: Not long ago, you were energetic and determined to start your healthy lifestyle. Starting with enthusiasm and hope, you watched your food intake diligently, exercised like it was going out of style, and even avoided the temptation that seemed to lurk around every corner. You were confident that you were going to reach your goals once and for all! Then certain tragedy struck! You ate an extra piece of birthday cake. Realizing you had “blown” your diet, you ate another and another and couldn’t get it together the next day either. Or worse, you missed one workout, and that turned into a whole week away from the gym.

After that, your momentum to start over again was gone, and your gym bag hasn’t left the closet since. Every time you misstep on your healthy journey, you have two choices: to keep walking backwards, which will surely take you even further away from your goals; or to accept your lack of perfection as normal and forgivable, and take not one, but two positive steps down the path that brings your closer to the future you want.

If you’re reading this, you might have been walking backwards for a while. But instead of waiting for the next day, week, month or even year to overhaul your habits, start TODAY. And start small. You can’t go from the recliner to running or from burgers to Brussels sprouts in an afternoon. But you can do one, two or even a handful of small things that will help you regain your momentum for healthy living. When you feel like getting back on track is overwhelming, try one (or more) of these small steps each day:

  • Try a short workout. Even five minutes is better than nothing. For ideas browse our video library or workout generator.
  • Try a new recipe. Cooking healthy foods can be fun and it never has to be bland.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast. Your morning meal sets the stage for the rest of your day, so start if off right! Get lots of breakfast ideas here.
  • Drink your water. Try to aim for 8 cups each day and you’ll feel the difference!
  • Exercise for 10 minutes. Jump rope, march in place, or do some crunches. Small amounts do add up to something big!
  • Find a buddy. Get support from friends, whether you need someone to listen or a mentor to give you ideas and encouragement.
  • Take a walk. Don’t worry about how long or far you go—just get out there!
  • Create a motivational collage. Include pictures of your goal and reasons why you want to get there.
  • Go shopping for some healthy foods. Use this shopping list for ideas.
  • Check the nutrition facts before you go out to eat. That way, you can make an informed choice.
  • Ride your bike. Even a leisurely ride has benefits for your body and mind.
  • Work in the yard. Gardening and yard work is a great way to add activity to your day.

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