if you’ve never tried plantains, i highly suggest you do so. they look like large bananas but taste starchy and sweet like sweet potatoes. for this recipe, you want your plantain to be very ripe- the peel should be yellow with black patches or almost all black.
July Challenge: 4 Weeks to your Best Behind!
This plan should only take anywhere from 5-10 minutes a day but will help give you targeted results i just a month! It uses exercises that are not only make the greatest impact but also target the area from different angles to make all your hard work worth it. Like any workout the more you put in the more you’ll get out so give this short daily routine all you’ve got! You can work it into your existing exercise plan for a fantastic extra boost to your results or make a fitness plan around this by adding cardio. To get even better results with this, as it goes on and you get stronger try adding weights either to your ankles or hold weights during squats and lunges!
You can start this any day of the week, just keep the order the same!
Stretching is SO underrated. STRETCH STRETCH STRETCH.
25. What have you ate today? Do you feel good about what you ate? If you haven’t ate, What do you plan to eat today?
Til now I ate oatmeal mixed with yogurt and an apple and boneless chicken breast with some pesto and veggies. I feel very good about that and I’m proud, I ate that healthy. :D For the evening I plan to eat some snacks… or German quark.
26. Have you tried the 30 by Shred by Jillian Michael’s? Are you going to try it? Have you completed it? Is it in progress? Have you lost any weight while doing it? Do you feel it’s a good workout? Would you recommend it to a friend?
30 Day Shred was the workout routine which made me become more active and motivated to exercise. It was the first thing I ever did, but I never “completed” it. Also I stuck to level one - but there where definitely some results! I would recommend it to all my friends wanting to do something for their body. It doesn’t take too much time, it’s an effective training and it’s great for beginners and advanced!
27. Do you drink protein shakes? Why or why not?
Without protein shakes I would never get to that daily protein intake recommended for my body. Also I think they are really tasty and the perfect, quick post-workout “meal” when I am just leaving the gym.
28. What items are on your grocery list? Assuming you ran out of everything at once.
Veggies, milk, yogurt, apples, oatmeal, cream cheese, eggs, honey, cheese, whole grain bread, crispbread, peanut butter, jelly, cashews, meat (boneless chicken breast mostly), fish (salmon mostly). Pretty sure I forgot something, but yeah, that’s the things I mostly want to have in my house.
29. What do you look forward to the most through weight loss? Go into detail.
A FLAT BELLY! Seriously, it’s that one thing I want the most. Since I have really, really small breasts (they’re like almost nonexistent) it’s even more important for me, to have a flat (and toned) belly. Furthermore I love to see any other results like muscle definition in my legs and arms. Oh, and having a beautiful line from my waist to my hips without a muffin top in the way.
30. Do you have a time frame in which you’re trying to lose weight in? (i.e “I want to lose 25 pounds in 3 months.” Or “I want to lose 15 pounds by my cousins wedding.”)
No, not anymore. First, I don’t even want to lose weight anymore, like I already said a bunch of times. But I still want to lose fat and gain muscles! Since I don’t work well under pressure, I try to relax and say, I have all the time in the world to get to my goal, at least I will get to it. But it would be just perfect to have my first results through September.
31. Do you believe in eating late at night or is it something you try to avoid? Why or why not?
I don’t see any problems in eating late but I also don’t do it very often. Why? Because for me, food is (mostly) fuel. And I need that energy throughout my day and not when I am playing games in front of my computer late at night. But there is nothing wrong with a snack or two late at night - depends on what you’re eating. For me it’s mostly something small and “light”, like crispbread or some yogurt.
32. Have you had any major slip ups during this journey that you’ve had to recover from?
Oh, definitely. Like, I stopped doing anything for my body for over half of a year. I never thought I would get back on track EVER, but here I am! And I am so happy about it. Due to the scale I already reached my goal, so I thought, I wouldn’t miss anything now and could just live my life like I did before. But soon I was like “no, this isn’t enough. Look how jiggly your legs are. Look how your belly just isn’t in the form you want it to have.” … for now, I don’t ever think about major slip ups again. Even if I stop working out and so on for a year, I don’t want to think of it as a “slip up”. I planned so many things in my life, it’s just natural that I can’t stick to being fit and healthy all the time. There will be times, my fit and healthy lifestyle will be partially on pause.
33. How often do you long into/post on this blog?
Every day, but most of the time I’m passive, scrolling through my dashboard.
34. Do you have progress photos on your blog? Why or why not? Do you require a password to view your pictures?
Not now, but maybe later. Since I already lost around 10lbs, there ARE some “before-after”-results, but I’m not at one of my goals yet and therefore I am too shy to show myself without being able, to show some results. I don’t mind, how long it take, but my first progress photos will come, when you can see changes! And when that time comes they will not require a password. :)
The bottom picture is me currently (weight unknown) I’m 5.8” and my starting weight was around 120.
I’m currently still a work in progress and am unconcerned with weight. My goal is to be toned and fit and am very proud of how far i’ve come so far!
This is inspiring.
It really is.
Wow 23 pounds makes a HUGE difference
As asked, this will be a good tool to spread your blog around. Reblog and everyone can follow eachother on the list of reblogs. keep reblogging it and you will probably get more followers that way and allow people to see your stuff/stories/motivation/tips. I’ll make a men’s soon