This blog is my way of getting re-involved with one of my personal passions in life...living a healthy lifestyle and helping others realize they can do it too.


If I can provide inspiration, motivation or information on your journey to being a healthier you, I'm stoked :)

 

strongaly:

Mm arms :)

This is exactly what I am looking for. A chance to get out of the city and on the open road with my bike. Soon bike, soon!

strongaly:

Mm arms :)

This is exactly what I am looking for. A chance to get out of the city and on the open road with my bike. Soon bike, soon!

(Source: itsnotsupposedtobeasy)

Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.

Arnold Schwarzeneggar  (via turbogirl)

(Source: kaeosfitness)

healthyhappyfitfabulous:

Once more from the chorus: No, bodybuilding does not make you look like a man. Unless you are full of testosterone.
fitminine:

damn.

healthyhappyfitfabulous:

Once more from the chorus: No, bodybuilding does not make you look like a man. Unless you are full of testosterone.

fitminine:

damn.

vicariousvandal asked
Do you recommend limiting bulking phases to 4-6 week periods?

Well every person is different (as are their goals), but generally I prefer to make a switch every 4-6 weeks to keep the body from plateauing. Bulking phases and leaning phases also differ in their style of exercises being performed not just the amount of food being taken in so that’s another reason for my personal preference to switch things up every 4-6 weeks. 

Unless you have a serious timetable that needs to be met for a competition or event I would recommend the back and forth process every month and a half until you reach the weight you want to be at to ensure that the weight being added is proper weight that will stick around .

Anonymous asked
Can someone still get abs while bulking up?

Ok, first thing. You already have abs so I assume you mean getting them to show. This can only be done by reducing any small layers of fat over the top of them. Because you are taking in more calories than you will be burning during a bulking phase it will be tough to reduce fat over the abdominals while adding bulk elsewhere. Just as in the weight loss realm…you cannot spot reduce fat. You cannot spot increase gains. You can, however, have intensified focus with your weight training that will increase muscle mass based upon your routines.

My advice: do your bulking phase eating as cleanly as possible. Take your mind off your abs if you truly are intending to bulk up. Once your 4-6 week bulking phase is complete turn your attention to leaning up around your new healthy bulked areas.

Anonymous asked
What blogs do you recommend? (both fitspo and non-fitspo)

that’s a pretty loaded question….

  • fameofhealthandfitness (fitspo)
  • evepostapple (fitspo)
  • livewire516 (non)
  • nonplussedbyreligion (non)
  • helvetebrann (non)
  • greentent (non)
  • strongaly (fitspo)
  • turbogirl (mix)
  • phillyshenanigans (non)
  • claireski (non)
  • fit-muthafucka (mix)
  • healthstatus (fitspo)
  • p-i-n-k-shoes (mix)
  • life (non)
  • blackestofmoons (non)
  • wespeakfortheearth (non)
  • infamouslyincognito (mix)
  • fitnesslikeaboss (mix)

There you go. Pretty good list to start with (and apologies to any of the other blogs that I follow that I didn’t mention. I couldn’t just go ahead and list EVERY damn blog I follow. I love you all equally)

javainthemorning asked
Hey just wanted to give a quick shout out! I just came across your two blogs and I'm in LOVE! Super inspirational, thank you!

YES! Thank you for the kind words. I am glad the blogs are providing the intended message(s) :)