A friend from a while back who was into bodybuilding first instructed me with diet advice by saying, “only eat what’s natural.” When I was 117 lbs, I followed this general statement and I lost around 10 lbs easily. So, this was generally good advice. However, I didn’t want to stop there, because I still felt heavy (especially for my height), and I wasn’t satisfied with how my body felt or looked yet (I’m 5’0″ for reference).
Hi guys! A little bit of a different post today. A friend of mine has made a YouTube channel– and I really think it’s worth mentioning.
His name is Austin Lambert! He’s a bodybuilder, and he’s competing in April. I find his videos to be pretty informational and accurate. Definitely give it a watch. I’m personally a fan of the second video, it’s about dieting. I believe he just posted a new one on supplements. Check it out here!
This is going to be a somewhat personal post. We’re gonna talk about ground karate today, and why I thought getting on a mat with a bunch of sweaty dudes was a good idea.
Nearly every fitness YouTuber, health blogger, or Instagram model you can imagine follows a flexible dieting or “If It Fits Your Macros” (IIFYM) approach to dieting. They advocate maintaining a lean build while enjoying life. And it obviously works. Nobody wants to fill their meals with only boiled chicken, brown rice, and steamed broccoli, all out of Tupperware. That’s boring. IIFYM supporters focus on their daily or weekly caloric and macronutrient intake in order to develop, and better yet, maintain fitness-model physique year-round. It sounds difficult and complicated, but so many people don’t realize that dieting is simple.
Just an interesting article I wanted to share. Will probably expand more on my thoughts of the importance of mindfulness and its relationship with Yoga at a later date, but here’s some preliminary reading.
I’m not gonna name any names, but growing up I was always told I had cankles (my mom was pretty instrumental in teaching me the value of honesty; in hindsight, this was great because I was always able to identify any shortcomings I had. This meant I always had a clear vision of what to improve upon. So thanks, mom!). Cankles are slang for your calves and ankle joined as one– the term joins the two words “ankle” and “calf” just as the two parts of the body are seamless. Basically, this “condition” is characterized by a general lack of definition in the area.
So, someone’s gotta be the one to say it: what is it with Instagram’s fitness ladies? I’m sorry, but half of them use fitness as an excuse to post what should really be considered soft porn. I’m definitely not saying it’s every fit chick out there. I can actually think of more than a handful that I like off of the top of my head! But as for the others…in all likelihood, half of their asses are fake. I’d put money on it. And if not their asses, then their tits. Is anyone even natural anymore?