fitnessisfitfor-me:

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Finally back in the gym 2 weeks later.

Got a planet fitness membership now that I’m home. I’m mostly just excited for the hydromassage and free bagels.

I’ll keep y’all updated.

Just did a little calculator dealy online. Supposedly I burned some 2000+ calories today. Hiking and running up and down hills in the woods for 4 nonstop hours.

Land navigation usually kills me but I found all 8 of my points, even the one that was 2000 meters off the road. I ate an entire MRE and chugged a liter of water when I got back to the start point.

My butt and legs are SCREAMING. Tomorrow’s soreness will be rough.

germanflowers:

she-works:

SM & JR, Los Angeles, CA

We want to hear from women: What’s your note to self – a piece of advice that’s helped you at work? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com

I need to remember this shit.

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germanflowers:

she-works:

SM & JR, Los Angeles, CA

We want to hear from women: What’s your note to self – a piece of advice that’s helped you at work? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com

I need to remember this shit.

Was gonna do a little hiit before bed. 

Eating strawberries and watching Men in Tights instead. 

It’s probably gonna be ok though. I ran a couple miles earlier. 

#lazy

i put my hand up on your hip. when i dip you dip we dip.

Every time I try to follow a male fitblr they quickly get fucking annoying.

Like shit. I’ve followed and unfollowed so many at this point. Can’t find any worth sticking with. 

the-exercist:

hitlertumbler:

the-exercist:

slimbodies:

When it hurts, stop what you’re doing and figure out what’s wrong!

If you’re doing an exercise and it hurts, you need to evaluate exactly what’s happening. You cannot always push through or ignore pain and still expect to yield positive results.  Are you using improper form? Are you pushing your body beyond its limits? Are you injured? Are you about to be injured? Stop and take a moment to figure out exactly what’s going on with your body and determine whether or not you’re in danger. If the pain is only fleeting and isn’t actually “pain” in the severe sense, then you can make an informed decision and push through it. But if this pain is a signal that something has gone wrong, then you need to recognize that and do something to fix it

Consciously and purposely putting yourself in pain is not a healthy mindset - Memes like this represent a form of self-harm. 

No they don’t… Smh can’t believe you wrote a goddamn psa holy shit… Try replacing ‘hurt’ with ‘burn’ and maybe you’ll understand how the meme was intended..

I know how the meme was intended. The problem is that the intention is harmful. The image here doesn’t say “burn,” nor would that term even improve it. Changing the word doesn’t make the mentality and the action any healthier.

The phrase “No pain, No gain” is factually incorrect. Your muscles will grow and strengthen even if you don’t experience burning during exercise. You can even get significantly stronger without experiencing DOMS or soreness afterward. It’s fine for the average person to undergo muscle stress, fatigue and slight discomfort when they exercise, but pain (especially if it occurs in a joint) implies something much greater than that. This is when you’re actively courting injury.

It’s important to remember that this meme does not exist in a vacuum. It’s part of a fitness culture that values and promotes pain. So many people genuinely believe that soreness and pain are a necessary part of exercise and being healthy. Hugely famous fitness trainers like Jillian Micheals make a living by promoting the concept of “No pain, no gain.” They teach young people that working out has to hurt, otherwise you’re lazy and you’re not going to make any progress.

It’s not healthy to deliberately provoke a feeling of pain at any point in your life. Pain should not be seen as a way of legitimizing a workout or determining whether a person is taking exercise seriously or not. And especially if the feeling of soreness is fulfilling a more emotional need in a person’s daily life, it’s very likely that they’re engaging in a harmful relationship with exercise. Working out isn’t a form of punishment - It should make you feel better, not worse.

Some reading that you may want to check out:

So go ahead and shake your head in disbelief at this post if it boggles your mind that badly. I’m cool with that, it’s certainly better than using exercise as a method of engaging in self-harm. PSAs all the way.

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the-exercist:

hitlertumbler:

the-exercist:

slimbodies:

When it hurts, stop what you’re doing and figure out what’s wrong!

If you’re doing an exercise and it hurts, you need to evaluate exactly what’s happening. You cannot always push through or ignore pain and still expect to yield positive results.  Are you using improper form? Are you pushing your body beyond its limits? Are you injured? Are you about to be injured? Stop and take a moment to figure out exactly what’s going on with your body and determine whether or not you’re in danger. If the pain is only fleeting and isn’t actually “pain” in the severe sense, then you can make an informed decision and push through it. But if this pain is a signal that something has gone wrong, then you need to recognize that and do something to fix it

Consciously and purposely putting yourself in pain is not a healthy mindset - Memes like this represent a form of self-harm. 

No they don’t… Smh can’t believe you wrote a goddamn psa holy shit… Try replacing ‘hurt’ with ‘burn’ and maybe you’ll understand how the meme was intended..

I know how the meme was intended. The problem is that the intention is harmful. The image here doesn’t say “burn,” nor would that term even improve it. Changing the word doesn’t make the mentality and the action any healthier.

The phrase “No pain, No gain” is factually incorrect. Your muscles will grow and strengthen even if you don’t experience burning during exercise. You can even get significantly stronger without experiencing DOMS or soreness afterward. It’s fine for the average person to undergo muscle stress, fatigue and slight discomfort when they exercise, but pain (especially if it occurs in a joint) implies something much greater than that. This is when you’re actively courting injury.

It’s important to remember that this meme does not exist in a vacuum. It’s part of a fitness culture that values and promotes pain. So many people genuinely believe that soreness and pain are a necessary part of exercise and being healthy. Hugely famous fitness trainers like Jillian Micheals make a living by promoting the concept of “No pain, no gain.” They teach young people that working out has to hurt, otherwise you’re lazy and you’re not going to make any progress.

It’s not healthy to deliberately provoke a feeling of pain at any point in your life. Pain should not be seen as a way of legitimizing a workout or determining whether a person is taking exercise seriously or not. And especially if the feeling of soreness is fulfilling a more emotional need in a person’s daily life, it’s very likely that they’re engaging in a harmful relationship with exercise. Working out isn’t a form of punishment - It should make you feel better, not worse.

Some reading that you may want to check out:

So go ahead and shake your head in disbelief at this post if it boggles your mind that badly. I’m cool with that, it’s certainly better than using exercise as a method of engaging in self-harm. PSAs all the way.

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#SundayFunday

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