I'm Kate.
22 | 5'5" | Massachusetts

Health/Weight Loss/Fitness blog



I'm doing this the healthy way.
Eat right & work out.
I have PCOS, but I'm trying to work with it.

I love to hoop and I hate running, but only because I suck at it. I'm working on running, getting better at hooping, and building some upper body strength.





SW/HW - 203
LW - 169 (10/2011)
CW - 202
Next GW - 180
UGW - 120-ish. I'll see when I get there.
More goal weights added as I reach them.

focusing on other stuff right now


I post bodies, but they're all tagged as "bodies" if you wanna blacklist it c:

beautiful babe(s) <3

ayoooooo time to make some salsa fresca :)

i think i’m gonna pack some to come with me to masquamicut and mohegan sun. this week’s gonna be super exciting.

last night for dinner, i had pizza.

this morning for breakfast, i had pizza.

today for lunch, i had pizza.

for dinner, i went to my boyfriend’s birthday party and had pizza.

a+ day.

i hate how i have exceedingly shitty hair. i always do my makeup and then feel really weird because i look ridiculous with good makeup and a terrible bun or ponytail. i honestly have no idea how to do my hair to make it look even somewhat okay, but it’s wavy and thin and that’s a terrible combination, especially when it’s super humid in the summer like it is now.

sunny-yogi:

mayurasana:

I thought I would take a minute to show the poses that I find difficult in some way or another. I use my tumblr as a showcase for the poses I love and enjoy, but I never take time to show you the asanas that make me groan and protest, even after nearly three years. Physical yoga practices are not just pretty photos. No matter how long you practice yoga, you’ll always something to work on or something new to learn. 

warrior I - my natural tendency is to splay my hips out and open up to warrior II. I have to really focus in this pose to keep proper alignment, it’s not something that feels natural.

extended side angle pose - I prefer the variation where my arm rests on my thigh. I feel like you have to be very strong to enjoy this pose!

plow pose - again, I prefer an easier variation of this pose where the knees are bent and by the ears. my back is not all that flexible, especially my upper back, so this pose makes me get a little angry.

forearm stand - now, I used to love this inversion, but after my elbow injury it’s been difficult. it puts strain on my elbow if i’m not careful about my form. I prefer headstand and handstand to forearm stand.

This is beautiful! 

abnormaltaco:

lamujerlife:

60ibs-to-go:

fitanne:
For my FAQ: How do I start lifting?
First of all, men and women can do the same workouts perfectly fine (if you are worried about getting bulky, read the next question). If you want results from lifting, you should be lifting heavy (=challenging).
Using the machines at the gym can be good enough, especially for beginners, but in the long run you should strive towards learning free-weight, mainly compound movements (deadlifts, squats etc). Remember to learn the correct form before you start adding too much weight. If you need inspiration or instructions for exercises, see above.
If you feel intimidated by the weights room at the gym, read my post How to be more confident in the gym.
For a beginner, it’s best to do a full body workout every time (one exercise for each body part), or a split between lower and upper body.
Rep ranges:
1-5 reps for strength (1-10sets)
8-12 reps for hypertrophy (building muscle) (3-4 sets)
15+ reps for endurance and low-mid intensity cardio (8-12 reps builds endurance just as well)
Use weights you find challenging, while still being able to perform the exercise with proper form.
Remember rest days are as important as workout days, especially when you are starting out, because you will get very sore at first. Tag: ‘Rest’.
Being sore after a workout doesn’t necessarily mean it was a good workout - No pain no gain is a lie. Tag: ‘DOMS' 
If you want to gain muscle, you also need to be eating right; adequate protein intake + good fats, carbs for energy, and a calorie surplus.
Bonus tip: Don’t go for workouts in the typical magazines for women only (like this). They are not effective (in 9 out of 10 cases) - you have to challenge yourself.
Helpful post: How to make a strength training plan (and keep at it), How to be more confident in the gym
Tag: ‘Lifting Beginner’, ‘Lifting Benefits’, ‘DOMS’

Helpful!

I was going to start looking for info like this today.

abnormaltaco:

lamujerlife:

60ibs-to-go:

fitanne:

For my FAQ: How do I start lifting?

First of all, men and women can do the same workouts perfectly fine (if you are worried about getting bulky, read the next question). If you want results from lifting, you should be lifting heavy (=challenging).

Using the machines at the gym can be good enough, especially for beginners, but in the long run you should strive towards learning free-weight, mainly compound movements (deadlifts, squats etc). Remember to learn the correct form before you start adding too much weight. If you need inspiration or instructions for exercises, see above.

If you feel intimidated by the weights room at the gym, read my post How to be more confident in the gym.

For a beginner, it’s best to do a full body workout every time (one exercise for each body part), or a split between lower and upper body.

Rep ranges:

  • 1-5 reps for strength (1-10sets)
  • 8-12 reps for hypertrophy (building muscle) (3-4 sets)
  • 15+ reps for endurance and low-mid intensity cardio (8-12 reps builds endurance just as well)

Use weights you find challenging, while still being able to perform the exercise with proper form.

Remember rest days are as important as workout days, especially when you are starting out, because you will get very sore at first. Tag: ‘Rest’.

Being sore after a workout doesn’t necessarily mean it was a good workout - No pain no gain is a lieTag: ‘DOMS

If you want to gain muscle, you also need to be eating right; adequate protein intake + good fats, carbs for energy, and a calorie surplus.

Bonus tip: Don’t go for workouts in the typical magazines for women only (like this). They are not effective (in 9 out of 10 cases) - you have to challenge yourself.

Helpful postHow to make a strength training plan (and keep at it)How to be more confident in the gym

Tag: ‘Lifting Beginner’, ‘Lifting Benefits’, ‘DOMS

Helpful!

I was going to start looking for info like this today.

allwereallyneedisweed:

Look for a person who has already seen you at your worst, but still thinks you are the best

cardio-and-crystals:

great-awakening:

i hate the fact that pretty much all hair tutorials are for naturally straight hair though. or tutorials that are like “this works best on day 3 of your hair” and show people with still perfectly untangled hair. i dunno about anyone else, but my hair tangles in about three seconds, and if i brush it, i turn into mufasa. more curly/wavy hair in the media, plz.

I agree. A lot of hair tutorial makers like the Luxy sister’s have wavy/curly hair. They just straighten it a lot. :/ Same with Andrea’s Choice. She have has really curly hair, but straightens it. I’ve seen a couple of hair tutorials for curly/wavy hair, but I didn’t pay much attention to them since when my hair is long it’s straight. Now, my hair is short and wavy. Andrea’s Choice actually has a few videos on how she straightens her hair without a flat iron. Also, if you don’t like having 3 day hair, use a dry shampoo or detangling spray. I use detangling spray since I have dark hair and the dry shampoo shows up white in my hair.

i feel like the luxy girl’s tutorials must not apply to many people because how many people have crazy extensions like that anyway? but yeah i hate how a lot of tutorials are like “10 MINUTES EASY CURLY HAIR” but would actually require me to straighten my hair, then curl it the way they want to. no thanks. andreaschoice’s tshirt curls tutorial changed my life though omg. i’ve got dry shampoo, but i still don’t know how i feel about it. i personally DESPISE the smell of baby powder, so i’m just generally not feeling it. i might have to look into a spray. my hair is just so bizarre haha. i like to call it ramen noodle wavy.

drink some chamomile tea for cramps !! good luck with this and get well soon <3
Anonymous

ahhh i think i actually have some chamomile tea left from when i used it on my tragus piercing. i’m not a huge fan of the flavor, but it doesn’t hurt to try it. :)

I feel like debbie thornberry right now #wavyhairdontcare

I feel like debbie thornberry right now #wavyhairdontcare

i hate the fact that pretty much all hair tutorials are for naturally straight hair though. or tutorials that are like “this works best on day 3 of your hair” and show people with still perfectly untangled hair. i dunno about anyone else, but my hair tangles in about three seconds, and if i brush it, i turn into mufasa. more curly/wavy hair in the media, plz.

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