Started this pretty lady’s training routine today. Lets see how this goes. 😁 #jamieeason #fitness #inspiration (at The War Room)
I haven’t done progress photos in a while so I figured now would be a perfect time since I have an iPhone. I am so glad I did because I really didn’t realize how much better I looked haha. I haven’t measured or weighed myself because I’m going for appearance, not numbers but last time I was weighed at the doctor’s office, I was 118 (5’6”). I’m in the process of setting my lifting goals soon but as for what I’ve been doing: eating a net of 1500 calories, yoga, cardio, and higher weight/lower rep strength training four to five days a week and the occasional splurge days to keep me from going crazy……I can’t wait until summer. :D
I just got a really cool question from someone who is new to the gym. “What is considered proper gym etiquette?”
First off, everyone has a different “top 5 rules” or list of what NOT to do at a gym. Things that annoy me may not annoy others, or vice versa. Everyone’s interpretation is different and there are certain things that people find more annoying than others. Here are a few common ones I’ve heard about.
- Talking on the cell phone (you’re likely in the way or irritating those trying to focus).
- Hogging equipment (sitting on it when not using it or not allowing people to “work in” with you can be perceived as rude).
- Wearing a ton of perfume or no deodorant (overwhelming smells can be distracting and kind of gross…).
- Curling in the squat rack (I have yet to encounter this, but I could see how this would be annoying. You can curl anywhere, squatting takes a rack in most cases).
- Staring (I’ve had this happen to me and it can be very irritating. No one wants to be stared at when they’re sweating and grunting and trying to focus.)
- Not cleaning up after oneself (wipe down equipment after you use it, especially if you’re sweating a lot).
I’m sure I missed a bunch.. but those are the first several that came to mind. I hope any of you who are new to the gym find this helpful <3
Worked out at home today! It was nice having the “gym” all to myself! =)
Here are a few workouts I’ve done at home that you can do too with minimal equipment: Click Me =)
I have been training CONSISTENTLY for close to a year and a half at this point. I will never have an “end” point but I set small goals for myself and work until I achieve them. Right now I’m in the process of leaning out. I want to see how much muscle I can keep whilst doing so. That means focusing primarily on my diet and weight training and keeping my cardio brief and intense. It’s hard for me to do which is what makes it exciting. Nothing beats the feeling of setting a healthy goal and achieving it. Aim high! Push yourself. You can do anything you set your mind to <3
I love her arms!!!
This isn’t me, of course, but one of my friends. She’s been one of my inspirations for such a long while. The bottom picture isn’t even super recent, and she’s lost even more weight. She’s better than me at staying healthy with her weight loss, though.
My favorite part about seeing other peoples weightloss: seeing the changes in their faces.
For the past several months I have been eating in a surplus of calories in an effort to increase my lean muscle. Thus far it seems to be working. I’ve brought up a lot of my weaker points and I’m stoked about it. My delts were especially laggy.
Set a healthy goal for yourself and ACCOMPLISH it. If it seems like you can’t reach that goal, change your actions to reach it, not the goal itself! All too often I hear girls wanting to “tone” this-part or that-part of their body. They tell me they have “tried everything” and still aren’t tone and don’t think it will ever happen. Once I hear what “tried everything’ entails, I usually come to find that they simply tried to do too many things, all at the wrong times and didn’t give it long enough to work.
The truth is, you have to put in the time! It didn’t take me a week to accomplish my goals. It took me MONTHS. I put on about 10 pounds over this past 7 month period. Unfortunately you cannot gain weight with a little bit of fat… so I had to mentally cope with that! But I wanted to achieve my goal.
Attack your health and fitness goals with your greatest efforts… and keep trying. Don’t give up! <3
Reblogging again. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE her arms!
Don’t ever give up on your health!!! Just because you fell down once doesn’t mean you can’t get up, dust yourself off and get back to work! Healthy is a lifestyle, not a short-term, means to an end!
I get asked all the time for my ab training (yup, that’s my tummy in the picture)… So I thought I’d share!
I hate training my abs. I hate the feeling, I hate the process… it stinks. (Ok, maybe hate is too strong a word.. but dislike works just fine!) However… I do it nonetheless, because it’s a challenge for me. I feel accomplished when I’ve been able to achieve something I didn’t really want to do or think I could get through. It might be weird… but at least I’m honest…. =)
Keep in mind that while you can of course, strengthen and improve your abs in the gym… you won’t know what you’re workin’ with until you get your body fat low enough to see them! That’s where the phrase “abs are made in the kitchen” comes into play. If you aren’t eating right, you won’t be seeing your abs anytime soon! No, that doesn’t mean you need to starve yourself.. it simply means you need to eat WELL. Frequent small meals that contain a source of lean protein and complex carbs or healthy fats are optimal. Avoid simple carbs and sugars and processed foods. Watch your portion sizes and you’ll be well on your way to lean, tight abs!
Here is one of my ab workouts: My Ab Workout
I think abs and what you have to do for abs are one of the biggest FUCK YOUs of the human body haha…
top is my before photo, at 168. Bottom is my “during” photo, at 146. Still have a ways to go until my goal of 130 but putting these pictures next together makes me so proud. Working hard!
Just logged everything into Weighttraining.com and it made me realize that I hit a personal record with every single exercise I did today.
Squats = 30lbs
Deadlifts = 35lbs
Ab Machine = 35lbs
Leg Press = 150lbs
Leg Extension = 60lbs
Holy crap. Go me! Now I’m extra motivated haha.
*I didn’t max. I did 3 sets of 10 at these weights.
Starting the day that my shark week ends, I’m doing a Blogilates Mini-Eat-Clean-Diet for 7 days. Kind of excited about that…kind of not. The food is super boring but it’s only for a week…I can handle that. :) I need to do it to prove to myself, and Jon in a way, that I have self control about junk food lol.
And this is what’s up, yo.
Just to be clear: I have no gym membership, nor do I belong to a health club of any kind. I own no fitness equipment whatsoever, not even hand weights. The progress you see here is a result of cleaning up my eating habits, doing body weight exercises, and lifting things I have around the house. While I watch TV (and believe me, I watch a metric fuckton of TV), I lift wine bottles, water bottles, liquid detergent bottles, furniture, duffel bags full of rocks, neighbourhood children… you name it. If it has a handle or if I can figure out how to hold onto it, I lift it. And lift. And lift. When I get tired, I lift more. About half of my lifting is for upper body; I also do lower-body exercises like squats while holding up one end of the sofa. You can get really creative with furniture. I bench press my bed every morning. As soon as I get out of bed, I’m under it.
Fitblr community, you are my inspiration and my strength. Thank you for being on my dash every day.
VERY nice! Somehow, I’ve never really thought about lifting weight like that lol.
WOW … YES