My pursuit for happy

fitandskinny:

GIVEAWAY TIME

It’s giveaway time!!!

This time we have:

  • Rockwear tights in Strawberry and Mango
  • BSC Body Shaping Protein for women in Chocolate and Vanilla (I know I gave these away last time, but it’s so fantastic, had to do it again!)
  • JayBird BlueBuds X Premium Wireless Headphones
  • Pink Fitbit
  • Lululemon Top Speed Bra in Petite Fleur Silver Spoon
  • Nike Pro Compression Shorts in New Green/Liquid Lime
  • Pink Nike Free 3.0s
  • Contigo Waterbottle with Card/Key/Cash Compartment

What you have to do:

  • Be following me: http://fitandskinny.tumblr.com
  • Reblog as much as you want, but likes don’t count!
  • Winner doesn’t have to be a health and fitness blog, but it cannot be a blog that promotes unhealthy behaviour or eating disorders. Recovery blogs are fine. 
  • You have until May 15th, 2014!
  • Winner will be chosen with a random generator
  • Shoes, bra, tights and shorts will all be bought after the winner has told me their size.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide- I will ship anywhere.
  • Have your ask open so I can contact you if you win.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the message, otherwise another winner will be chosen.
  • Please do not remove this text or change the links, if it’s changed the reblogs from that will not be eligible.

Remember the more you reblog, the more entries you have! Good Luck!

The perfect overnight oats!

itslovelytolose:

Last night I finally perfected my overnight oats!  Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats (important that they are rolled!)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 
  • 1 packet trivia 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (trust me! I overdid it and it didn’t taste good!) 
  • 5 coconut toasted almonds 

Put it all in a glass cup or jar, mix and cover (I covered with press n seal).  They came out with the perfect thickness! I can’t wait to make them again and maybe add fruit this time!  

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cookingannabaking:

Banana bread may sound healthy. But it is usually contains white flour, white sugar, butter, shortening, sour cream, etc.

Now, these things can be fine in moderation. But, if you make a loaf of banana bread… aren’t you going to want to enjoy it all week?

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I know, I know. Sometimes it may…

#beastmode

fuckoff-mondays:

When you listen to a song you used to listen to ages ago and you get that weird as fuck spine chilling feeling as you remember how your life was at that point in time

Day 5:

I haven’t been that good at staying away from all social media. I came back to twitter and Instagram. I realized that my problem really lied with Facebook and checking in on people who really made my high school years hell. I wish I would have went the full 21 days without any though. I have been trying to limit myself. I need to do better.

As for my diet. Pfft I fail. Can someone literally follow me around and slap shitty food out of my hands? I would probably lose all my weight if that happened.

I really need to workout also. It’s so hard to workout at home. I miss the gym. I felt so motivated there. All those people I didn’t know really pushed me.

Ugh I just need someone to be my weightless buddy and send me encouraging messages all day.

Reblog if it’s okay to befriend you, ask questions, ask for advice, rant, vent, let something off your chest, or just have a nice chat.
losing-every-extra-pound:

Sexy Arms in 6 WeeksIf you’re just starting out, aim for two sets of 8 to 12 reps of the heaviest weight you can handle for each exercise. Looking for more of a challenge? Shoot for two sets of 15 to 25 reps per exercise.
Bent-Over Row Step IPrimary muscles worked: lats, back extensors, rhomboids, rear shoulders, biceps, core. Stand with a slight bend at the knees, holding the weights at your sides. Lean over, extending your chest while reaching your hips back. Allow your arms to hang straight down toward the floor with your palms facing your thighs.
Bent-Over Row Step II  Looking forward at the ground (not up), pull your elbows up and rotate your hands until your palms are nearly touching your upper rib cage and your elbows point toward the ceiling. Lower the weights to the starting position with control. Repeat.tip: Keep your belly button pulled in toward your spine to engage your core and protect your lower back.
Upright Row Step IPrimary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, biceps.Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with the weights hanging down in front of your body, their ends touching.Upright Row Step IIRaise your upper arms, leading with your elbows while bringing the weights up the front of your body as if you were tracing an imaginary midpoint, stopping when your elbows become level with your shoulders. Lower the weights back to the starting position.tip: Keep your chin up and your belly button tucked in.
Chest Press on Ball Step IPrimary muscles worked: chest, front of shoulders, triceps. Sit on a ball and walk out so that your head and shoulder blades are resting on the ball. Lift your hips by contracting your glute muscles to make a bridge. (Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and below your knees to give you stable support.)Chest Press on Ball Step II Bring the dumbbells to your shoulders. Then extend your arms over your chest and bring the dumbbells together to make a triangle over your chest. Lower the weights back to the starting position and repeat. tip: You will need to engage your core throughout the exercise to avoid falling off the ball.Overhead Press on Ball Step IPrimary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, triceps. Sit on an exercise ball with your belly button pulled toward the spine. Hold the weights in front of your shoulders, your palms facing in.Overhead Press on Ball Step IIPush the weights up until your arms are extended. When your arms are extended, they should be slightly in front of you rather than directly overhead. Lower the weights to the starting position and repeat.tip: Keep your chin lifted slightly and your core stable.from this website

losing-every-extra-pound:

Sexy Arms in 6 Weeks
If you’re just starting out, aim for two sets of 8 to 12 reps of the heaviest weight you can handle for each exercise. Looking for more of a challenge? Shoot for two sets of 15 to 25 reps per exercise.

Bent-Over Row Step I
Primary muscles worked: lats, back extensors, rhomboids, rear shoulders, biceps, core. Stand with a slight bend at the knees, holding the weights at your sides. Lean over, extending your chest while reaching your hips back. Allow your arms to hang straight down toward the floor with your palms facing your thighs.

Bent-Over Row Step II  
Looking forward at the ground (not up), pull your elbows up and rotate your hands until your palms are nearly touching your upper rib cage and your elbows point toward the ceiling. Lower the weights to the starting position with control. Repeat.
tip: Keep your belly button pulled in toward your spine to engage your core and protect your lower back.

Upright Row Step I
Primary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, biceps.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with the weights hanging down in front of your body, their ends touching.

Upright Row Step II
Raise your upper arms, leading with your elbows while bringing the weights up the front of your body as if you were tracing an imaginary midpoint, stopping when your elbows become level with your shoulders. Lower the weights back to the starting position.
tip: Keep your chin up and your belly button tucked in.

Chest Press on Ball Step I
Primary muscles worked: chest, front of shoulders, triceps. Sit on a ball and walk out so that your head and shoulder blades are resting on the ball. Lift your hips by contracting your glute muscles to make a bridge. (Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and below your knees to give you stable support.)

Chest Press on Ball Step II 
Bring the dumbbells to your shoulders. Then extend your arms over your chest and bring the dumbbells together to make a triangle over your chest. Lower the weights back to the starting position and repeat. 
tip: You will need to engage your core throughout the exercise to avoid falling off the ball.

Overhead Press on Ball Step I
Primary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, triceps. Sit on an exercise ball with your belly button pulled toward the spine. Hold the weights in front of your shoulders, your palms facing in.

Overhead Press on Ball Step II
Push the weights up until your arms are extended. When your arms are extended, they should be slightly in front of you rather than directly overhead. Lower the weights to the starting position and repeat.
tip: Keep your chin lifted slightly and your core stable.

from this website

Day 2: success. Besides not having time for a workout, today was good. No social media and stayed positive.

It’s days like today I remember why my husband and I are soul mates. Not that I forget i love him it’s just sometime it’s hard when life gets in the way.

Sometimes it’s nice to step back and take a breathe and re enter your life.

21 days make a habit

Day 1: I’m making a challenge for myself. No social media for 21 days. I am totally addicted to my phone and need a change. However, I will be using tumblr to update but, as much as I like tumblr, I’m not addicted to it like I am Instagram and Facebook. Besides no social media I need to finish a book in this time and work our three times a week. Also I need to keep on housework and homework so no social media should really help me do that.

I’ve only been up an hour and a half but I swear my day is already better. I guess I didn’t know I was comparing my day against others and it would impact me negatively. Besides having more time I won’t be distracted when my husband needs something from me and I can give more love to him.

So far this morning I have been able to pick up my kitchen, take my husband to work, eat breakfast and drink some coffee and now I’m gonna curl my hair and get ready for work. Pretty productive hour. I usually spend 30 minutes in bed just on my phone.

Day 1 feels successful despite the fact I keep reaching for my phone and then remembering.

Here’s to 20 more days until all this is a habit or productivity and positivity.