"Trans-End" to fitness, health, and longevity!

How can I help?   Share yours!   a growing collection of links, tips, wisdom, and motivation for anyone on the quest to transcend idleness, poor choices, and... cravings!

"I’m too weak and/or fat for yoga!"

this is what my good friend (who i initially started this blog for) texted me today. and this was my response, now for all of you that have ever thought this same thing too :)
hello love!
alright.
i invite you to look at exhibit A: fat woman in crow pose
http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2hxidoeLF1roqykko1_500.jpg
and exhibit B: fat woman doing something I CANT EVEN DO YET
http://danceswithfat.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/splits-cropped.jpg
Uh yea. so that whole “im too fat for yoga” thing… not gonna fly.
Too weak? That may be a possibility… but only in your body. I refuse to believe, because i know your mind, that your mind is too weak. and as long as your mind is strong, your body will be able to follow. because everything we do in yoga, we lead with our heart and our mind. (we physically lead with our heart too, like in most of the poses the teacher will keep saying, lead with your heart lead wiht your heart haha and you literally are supposed to stretch your chest forward hahaha)
but its a great physical manifestation of a spiritual mantra.
lead with your heart and love yourself, love whatever you can do and then “find your edge” as we always say in yoga— this means to comfortably push and challenge yourself. keep going until you really cant go anymore (without hurting yourself) and again, lead with your heart and be humble. if you need props,  use props, if you need modifications, take a modification. and no matter how good you think you are at something, you can always improve on it. yesterday there was a summer solstice celebration yoga event, and at it, we did 108 sun salutations (yes my body is so sore right now…). At first i was like, wtf we’re only doing sun salutations today? too basic…. i wanna do some dragonflies or something “cool”! But whatever, ill be humble and happily do 108 sun salutations instead. well guess what, never until yesterday have i really appreciated all those “basic” sun salutation moves. it wasnt until doing them 106 times (i had to take a break for 2 or 3 of them) that i realized just how much there was to improve in doing a “simple” downward dog, or a chaturanga. or an upward dog. and sure, i felt huge accomplishment when i finally got my first crow pose, or my first headstand, or flying pigeon, whatever. even when i finally did a supported forearm stand. but being able to do something “simple” like sun salutations 106 times and knowing that i pushed myself to do one more, knowing that i got a little better at something i thought i knew, and feeling myself learn along the way, was just as fulfilling. and gaining the knowledge that you can always get better was very freeing. everyone is always impatient to learn this or get that right away, but a true yogi will always remind you that this is a lifelong practice. and that’s what i love about it. in many other sports, you have to be young or this or that to play, but yoga, if you do it right, you can do it forever. and what’s better than that? than having a friend you really can visit, ANY TIME? nothing. so be patient, yoga is always there for you. and yoga doesnt judge you. so dont judge yourself. push yourself, find your edge. be happy you got a tiny bit further today. can you get even further? yes? awesome! you got even further! can you not? whatever. because you’ll be back tomorrow. 
namaste
— 3 months ago with 3 notes
#yoga  #yogaeverydamnday 

healthylivingforyou:

FULL BODY CARDIO WORKOUTS


Full body cardio core 20 minute workout

Most effective 20 minute cardio workout-Tabata Style

High intensity Fat burn cardio training 

Full body circuit Boot Camp workout

Zuzana Light-ZWOD #1 

Fitness-How To Tror workout

POP Sculpt: Total Body workout

Sexy Body Exercise Video

Model workout episode 1

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Level 1

Walking cardio shape up

The thanksgiving BIG BURN workout

Cardio Groove n’Burn Workout video by ExerciseTV

Pilates-Exercicios Alongamento

Bootcamp Calorie burn by ExerciseTV

Full body workout by eFit

Cardio Fat blast workout

Insanity 20 minute workout-fat burner

Total body workout 30 minutes

Fitness-suicie sweat workout

Victoria’s secret model workout

Food baby HIIT workout (POP cardio)

Bare Fitness-Girl fight

POP pilates: New body makeover

Bikini Blaster 1 HIIT it hard

15 minute total body boot camp

Fat blasting 10 minute workout

Pump it up
 

ABS
 

Killer abs workout

Tabata workout abs in 4 minutes

Sunkissed ABS workout

Hardcore ab workout with blogilates

6 minutes abs of steel ab workout

Core Rhythms Full workout

25 minutes abs and obliques workout

The Bikini abs workout

Reduce Tummy

Yummy abs workout

Lose bellyfat

Fitness-10 minute ab workout

Amazing abs workout

Best core workout ever

HIIT workout for abs and obliques

INSANE abs in 5 minutes

POP Pilates: Intense ab workout

Crazy slim abs 

Stomach exercises to lose belly fat

5 minute abs workout

Flat belly workout 

Standing abs workout routine

Flat stomach exercises

Abs of envy workout

Pumped up sexy abs workout

BOOTY

Bikini booty Thong workout 

MaliBooty workout

Hot booty firm up

POP Pilates: Butt blaster

Butt and Cleavage workout

How to get a perfect butt workout tutorial

10 minute booty shaking waist workout

Beach bum workout 

Best butt workout ever

What make you bootyful butt challenge

POP Pilates: Beyonce bootylicious Bum butt Badonkadonk Bonanza 

Pilates butt burner 

3 weeks to an awesome butt

Butt like a Brazilian 

Quick butt workout

Butt lifting exercises 

Best exercises for buttocks

LEGS


How to get skinny looking legs

Thinner thighs and legs workout

How to slim and tone those thighs 

Pumped up kicks workout

Squat challenge

Tone it up Thighs workout

Sexy legs workout 

10 minute Ballerina beauty, long legs, tight booty

Love your legs workout

Leg slimming exercises

ARMS

FGF Ultimate Upper body workout

Awesomesauce arms

Lean, toned and strong arms workout

Best arm workout, slim arms

Upper body pulse workout

Killer sculpted arms workout

Upper back, arms and chest workout 

50 caliber arm workout

Toned triceps challenge 

YOGA 


20 minute Yoga class for complete beginners 

Yoga for weight loss-morning and evening routine 

Yoga for strong slim legs

20 minute weight loss & fatburning Yoga Workout

Hatha Yoga flow 55 minute class

Yoga for bedtime 

Jennifer Aniston’s Yoga ab workout

Yoga booty goddess booty

Yoga morning routine 

Hot Yoga challenge

Yoga Meltdown with Jillian Michaels

Basic Breathing-Beginner Yoga

(Source: ratherbehealthy, via getfitandsweat)

— 1 year ago with 101651 notes
5-Minute Flat Belly Meals! →

Trim your tummy with 28 fast, easy, MUFA-rich recipes

— 2 years ago
#http://www.prevention.com  #belly  #flat belly  #trim  #slim 

20 Minute Weight Loss & Fatburning Yoga Workout! (by sadienardini)

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
"Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor."
Alexis Carrel
— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#david  #michelangelo  #self improvement  #self-improvement  #self help  #sacrifice  #motivation  #change  #marble  #sculptor  #fitness  #health 
THE 15 BEST FAT-BURNING FOODS

These are foods that start winnowing your waistline the moment they leave your fork and enter your mouth. They build muscle, promote fat burning, or simply use energy (i.e., burn calories) just to digest them! Stock up today.

BY SELENE YEAGER

The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods

Almonds and other nuts (with skins intact)
Build muscle, reduce cravings

Dairy products (fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese)
Build strong bones, fire up weight loss

Eggs
Build muscle, burn fat

Turkey and other lean meats
Build muscle, strengthen immune system

Berries
Improve satiety, prevent cravings

Enova oil (soy and canola oil)
Promotes fullness, not easily stored as fat

Peanut butter 
Boosts testosterone (a good thing even in women), builds muscle, burns fat

Fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, mackerel)
Trigger fullness, fire up fat burning

Grapefruit
Lowers insulin, regulates blood sugar and metabolism; be sure to eat the fleshy white membranes

Green tea
Fires up fat burning

Chili peppers
Spikes metabolism

Spinach and green vegetables
Fight free radicals and improve recovery for better muscle building

Whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, whole grain cereal)
Small doses prevent body from storing fat

Beans and legumes
Build muscle, help burn fat, regulate digestion

Whey
Builds muscle, burns fat

(Source: womenshealthmag.com)

— 2 years ago with 39 notes
#foods  #food  #fat-burning  #almonds  #nuts  #muscle  #cravings  #dairy  #fat-free  #low-fat  #milk  #yogurt  #cheese  #weight loss  #women's health magazine  #www.womenshealthmag.com  #eggs  #turkey  #lean meats  #berrries  #peanut butter  #enova oil  #fish  #salmon  #tuna  #mackerel  #grapefruit  #blood sugar  #metabolism  #green tea