Thinking Thin

Inspiration for a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Anonymous asked: you are really beautiful !! <3 xx

Aww, you seriously just made my day. Thank you!! :]

Update!

First of all, I just want to apologize for not posting anything for the last few months. This semester has been extremely busy and stressful, and I just haven’t had time to do much of anything besides school work. So I’m very sorry, and thank you for still following! I’m going to try to get things going again next week after the semester ends and my break starts.

Second, update on progress…I hit my goal weight!! I’m down to 115 pounds from 145, and I now wear a size 1 in jeans. :D I switched to a vegetarian diet over the summer, which helped a lot with the weight loss. I would definitely recommend it, as long as you eat healthy food(lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, etc.) and not just any kind of unhealthy food that doesn’t have meat in it. If you want any advice or have any questions about a vegetarian diet(what to eat, getting the right nutrition, etc.), message me!

I hope you guys are all doing well with your health/exercise/diet plans!

Thanks again for following! :]

coffeeandyoga:

I really like Brasil Nuts -&gt;

10 FOODS TO MAKE YOU FEEL GREAT. 
BLUEBERRIES The ultimate immune-boosting food. Rich in anti-oxidants.
BROCCOLI Guards against cancer and is rich in a wide range of anti-oxidants, vitamins C and E, folate and iron.
CARROTS High in carotenes, known to boost the immune system.
LETTUCE AND SALAD GREENS Tangy varieties, such as chicory and endive, stimulate the liver, making them great detoxifiers. Most lettuces contain valuable amounts of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.
BEETROOT Bursting with minerals and has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, immune-boosting and detoxifying properties.
BRAZIL NUTS You only need to eat two or three a day to benefit from their great combination of immune-boosting nutrients: vitamin E, selenium and B vitamins.
GRAPEFRUIT Has immune-boosting, antiseptic, wound-healing and anti-bacterial properties.
GARLIC Strengthens the heart and blood, and has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Also thought to help lower blood pressure. A key ingredient is allicin, which has cancer-fighting potential.
CRANBERRIES Best known for helping to prevent and treat urinary tract infections, especially cystitis, in women. They have both anti-fungal and antiviral properties.
GINGER Stimulates the immune system and circulation.
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coffeeandyoga:

I really like Brasil Nuts ->

10 FOODS TO MAKE YOU FEEL GREAT. 

  • BLUEBERRIES The ultimate immune-boosting food. Rich in anti-oxidants.
  • BROCCOLI Guards against cancer and is rich in a wide range of anti-oxidants, vitamins C and E, folate and iron.
  • CARROTS High in carotenes, known to boost the immune system.
  • LETTUCE AND SALAD GREENS Tangy varieties, such as chicory and endive, stimulate the liver, making them great detoxifiers. Most lettuces contain valuable amounts of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.
  • BEETROOT Bursting with minerals and has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, immune-boosting and detoxifying properties.
  • BRAZIL NUTS You only need to eat two or three a day to benefit from their great combination of immune-boosting nutrients: vitamin E, selenium and B vitamins.
  • GRAPEFRUIT Has immune-boosting, antiseptic, wound-healing and anti-bacterial properties.
  • GARLIC Strengthens the heart and blood, and has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Also thought to help lower blood pressure. A key ingredient is allicin, which has cancer-fighting potential.
  • CRANBERRIES Best known for helping to prevent and treat urinary tract infections, especially cystitis, in women. They have both anti-fungal and antiviral properties.
  • GINGER Stimulates the immune system and circulation.

(gethealthy-getfit)

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thefuckers-that-fuckup asked: is the elliptical a good cardio? like will my legs slim down as well as my stomach?

Yes, the elliptical is a good cardio workout! If that’s the one you want to do, do it for at least 30 minutes regularly, and then if you want to do extra workouts for your legs and stomach, do different types of crunches/planks and leg lifts/squats and any other exercises you like that tone your legs and stomach. :]

nickerdoodle7 asked: I was around 145-150lbs last spring and want to get back down to this weight and eventually to the lower 130's. I am 5'5.5" and 19. Currently, I am taking 23 credit hours in college and working 23 hours a week. Also I am in 8 performance groups. Finding time to exercise has been difficult and my neighborhood is too dangerous to run in at night and early morning. What do you suggest I do? Also what would be the best exercise routine to start?

I have the same problem with finding time to exercise in college, and not being able to run in a sketchy neighborhood! It’s extremely difficult sometimes, but what I do is just try my best to find pockets of time in which I can run, bike, or just do a quick workout dvd. You don’t have to go all out to be able to get exercise, just do whatever you can whenever you can. It’s not easy, you just have to try to work in whatever you can. No matter how short the workout, it’s still much better than nothing.

Just do your best to find a little time each day to work in any kind of exercise you can, and choose whichever kind of exercise you like best and can fit into your crazy busy schedule! :]

shadowforce asked: The four minute workout is a blast to do when I get home from a long day at work and school. The perfect song is Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO. Thank you so much for posting that workout. ((= It gets me energized enough to study and so homework late at night. Also I do that instead of eat food to stay awake. 135lbs here I come. (Currently 172lbs, 5'6", female, 19)

Yay! I’m so glad I could help you out. :]

Good luck with your fitness/weight loss!

So sorry for the inactivity!!

I’ve been crazy busy with my classes/homework at my university, so I haven’t had much extra time. I’m going to do my best to keep up with things, though. Thanks for being so patient!! :]

Anonymous asked: is this blog intended for both genders, or just females/males? just wondering. x)

Both genders! Some posts/fit facts are specifically made for females or males, but for the most part, it’s for everyone. :]

urbanflowerbomb asked: hi so i'm 5'7 and about 127 pounds. i have thin legs and arms but its my abs that need a lot of work. what do you suggest i do? love this blog!

You are at a very healthy weight for your height, so you don’t need to try to lose weight to solve this problem(unless you really want to, in which case just don’t go below 120 lbs, because that is the lowest weight in your healthy range).

First of all, you need to cut out the unhealthy foods in your diet. Things that are high in fat, sugar, and carbohydrates need to go. Eat more healthy food, fruits, and vegetables. Watermelon is especially helpful for burning belly fat.

You also need to work out to lose the fat on your abs. Only doing crunches is not going to do this for you. You have to do cardio in order to burn the fat. Do at least 30 minutes of cardio daily. On top of that, do workouts to tone your abs. Some examples are planks, side planks, crunches, bicycle kicks, side crunches, twist crunches, and oblique crunches with heel touches.

Change your diet and start exercising regularly, and after a while you will start to see more toned abs! :]

Anonymous asked: So I have this problem that whenever I am bored or just sitting on the couch watching tv I always have to eat even if im not hungry and I don't know what to do about it. Im not sure if there is anything you can think of that will help.

A lot of people have this problem, myself included. There is nothing wrong with eating, as long as you’re eating the right things and the right amounts. When you’re picking out a snack to eat in front of the tv, don’t choose something fattening or high in calories. Eat some fruits or vegetables, or find a healthy snack you enjoy. And never take the bag/container to the couch with you!! Always put a small amount of food on a plate or in a bowl. If you take the whole bag, you’ll probably end up eating the whole bag, or at least way more than you need.

Also, try to make your mind and your stomach learn the difference between hunger and boredom. If you’re bored and you think you might be hungry, drink some water first. If you’re still hungry, then get a healthy snack.

Anonymous asked: hi :) could u please explain whats cardiovascular exercise?

Of course! Cardiovascular exercise (also called cardio or aerobic) is any exercise that raises your heart rate for an extended period of time, to around 60 to 85 percent of the heart’s maximum heart rate. Ex. brisk walking, jogging, running, bicycling, stairs, elliptical, etc.

maddiecox asked: Hi! So, I noticed that you actually responded to people who ask questions with helpful information! So, I'm 5'2 and I weigh 143lbs and would like too be 125lbs. I was wondering if you had any exericise routines? Like, mixtures of different exercises that I could do each day. Preferably nothing requiring any more equiptment than dumbells or a pool. Please and thank-you!:)

Hi! The most important thing you need to do is cardiovascular exercise. At least 30 minutes of cardio daily, along with a healthy diet, will help you start to lose weight. Swimming is actually one of the best workouts you can get, so utilize the pool! You could also try jogging/running or bicycling, as these are also great cardio workouts. After your cardio, you can do any number of exercises. You can use dumbells with many of them to tone your muscles. Try squats, lunges, crunches, bicycle kicks, planks, trunk twists, hip abductors, scissor kicks, etc. If you need more motivation for these exercises, get a copy of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, or find the videos online. She is a kick-ass trainer, and her workouts will get you in shape. She uses dumbells with many of the routines she does on that video.

Make sure you choose a workout that you enjoy, not something you have to force yourself to do. If you enjoy it, you’re way more likely to stick with it and get the results you want.

Good luck! :]