Is Instagram a big reason for depression & mental health problems in young women? 🧠
I refused to wear shorts and almost avoided to be in a bikini for most of my teenage years 🙅🏽♀️ because I thought my thighs were gross (butt dimples and cellulite) 🤦🏽♀️.
Now I always see girls booty on Instagram looking so perfect and smooth as a peach 🍑 ! I’m sure they all are working out hard but I find it a bit unrealistic... filters and editing apps help a lot!
And I can’t help but think how I would feel as a young lady on Instagram looking at those perfect pics! I’d compare myself with those photoshopped versions of reality and I’d think my body isn’t good enough, isn’t toned enough or perfect enough!
I think because people view social media “influencer” as being more real life than the touched up models in magazines, Instagram plays a big role when it comes to body image. Social media and Instagram are an amazing place but can be a very dangerous place for mental health and well-being! So... let’s keep things real and share a not-so-flattering pic! .
Outfit and BCAAs from @womensbest @womensbest.it 💞
Booty superset 🔥🔥 hypertension and kettlebell sumo squats!
You'll notice my hyperextension range of motion is shorter. That is because I am predominantly targeting glutes. A full range of motion would involve more hamstrings and lower back.
LIFTING MAKES YOU LOOK MANLY.....!!!🤔🙄🤪😂
In reality though, different people, whether male or female, will put on muscle faster or slower based on their own personal physical build and genes etc.
💡You also have to take into consideration how HEAVY the weights are that are being used!
If you are stocky to begin with, and you put on muscle quickly and easily, then lifting HEAVY will most likely make you look bigger. If you are naturally skinny, and find it harder to put on weight, and or muscle, you will have to work a LOT harder.
💡💡Remember: If you’re not lifting super HEAVY, you most likely won’t gain any mass, you will rather be TONING & slimming!
That being said, some women have the goal of getting very muscular and bulky, some want to be curvy, & some like to stay slim.
ALL OF THESE GOALS ARE GOOD...
The solution to this little dilemma, is figuring out what your personal goals are for physique and fitness, and figuring out your personal body type and genetic tendencies. And then go for it! If you want to be a super strong and muscular bad ass babe, do that! Don’t let anyone define what it means to be a woman for you! And, if you prefer a softer more feminine body type, there’s nothing wrong with that either, and you need to figure out which type of exercise works well for you towards those goals! :-)
Find out what it is that makes you most comfortable in YOUR body.
EAT THE DAMN MCDONALDS
Before you swing past that meal deal section and pick up a packed of chicken salad sandwiches because your "being good" check the label❗❗❗
The salad sandwiches have 16.2g fat
The burger has 16g fat
Now with a meal deal ofcourse you might want to add crisps say a bag of walkers (around 140cals) then a bottle of coke say (around 200cals) before you no it your meal deal has cost you £3 and over ***800 calories*** is a meal deal really worth it for would you rather a mcchicken sandwich and diet coke?
Now im not saying eat mcdonalds every day im only saying check food labels and just because it sounds healthy doesn't mean it is
Tag a friend whos partial to a meal deal for lunch😜
Strong fit and healthy? Yeah for the past two weeks I’ve been neither of those. Who can relate to post comp hormone imbalances? I’ve been ridiculously lazy with this 🙋🏼♀️. I never even bothered to have my levels checked! I’ve been nauseous, fatigued, snappy, my skin has been ridiculously terrible, I’ve been savage, negative and pretty much just a wonderful bundle of glittery fun. The complete opposite to my regular amazing vibes.
After running blood tests, googling every symptom possible and spending hundreds of buckeroonies on supplements it turned out to be a good old case of stress. Which of course everyone knew except me. I simply cried “I am not stressed! I am amazing!” Yeah idiot🤦🏽♀️ If you are tired, if you are making constant mistakes (like forgetting what floor your apartment is on) and if you feel unmotivated towards your goals then chances are you need a rest. I am now into my first week of @atpscience Gut Right, @rcnnutrition Prep for women and trialing a dairy free diet. I focus so much darn energy into my training and tracking my nutrition that I really ought to spread some of that sunshine towards my wee little insides. Shine from the inside out. I am already feeling a hundred times more fabulous so let's see what another 10 days of this regime can do! I need to get my glitter back! ✨🙌🏽
What will you accomplish before you make your New Years resolution!!?? Ever wonder what goals you would reach if you had just started a month ago? 3 months ago? A year ago!!? Before my journey I was always that person. I always wished I had started a long time ago, but always had an excuse! It was easy to say I would start Jan 1 and then fall off the first week in! In fact I really never made it past day 3 😢
The girl on the left is in her 20’s and has every ability to make changes, but didn’t. This girl was in college and still loved athletics, but couldn’t figure out why she couldn’t stick to a healthy plan. The girl on the left truly suffered from low self esteem and couldn’t control her eating, and would feel bad about it right after. This girl just couldn’t stick to ANYTHING!!! The WOMAN on the right is in her 30s(31 in fact, whoop whoop 🙌) and has maintained a healthy weight and lifestyle for over 2 years!! She can honestly say she has confidence in her body and believes in what she is capable of! She shows up in the workouts, in the kitchen and shows up for her ACCOUNTABILITY group! This WOMAN has been through many different struggles and continues to struggle with anxiety, but now finds peace within herself to keep working!! This woman in her 30s is in the best shape of her life... all because she decided to say YES to herself!! One thing I don’t do is pretend to have all the answers! I’ll be the first to admit when I’m wrong or need help with something. The day I committed to this program I was begging for help. I knew how to workout and I knew how to eat right, but yet nothing changed that until I reached out to the other (Incredible) woman in the photo on the left. The difference was ONE ON ONE COACHING and ACCOUNTABILITY SUPPORT!! I was given the opportunity to succeed through others pushing me, others showing up, and being told I’m worth it! From that day forward, I didn’t want to go another day without this support in my life. 🎉Ready to say YES before January 1?? 🎉Ready to get support and a group to hold you accountable!!? 🎊Comment YES or private message me and let’s get a head start together!! 💕 Future YOU will thank you!!!
I’m definitely feeling like I found a good thing with this online gym. MMA + Weight Lifting does a body good! 😉❤️🙌🏾
If anyone was wondering what to get me for Christmas...a set of adjustable weights cause these 15lb dumbbells are getting light 💪🏾
The best part of my journey is helping you all get started too! So I’m still enrolling for January’s New Year, New YOU fit camp and there’s a spot with your name on it! _____________ 👈🏾 Click the link in my bio @kissmy_azinne or Message me for more info
My BIRTHDAY WEEKEND consisted of good food, cake, alcohol, AND a hungover trip to Taco Bell (smh). Now it's time to DETOX and bounce back. Here are my tips to detoxing after a wild weekend #noragrets :
1. Choose to indulge and enjoy the moment. Live your life and have fun!
2. Be nice to yourself before, during, and after. If you're feeling guilty about the weekend's festivities, don't! Shake it off.
3. If you aren't feeling too hot, use this to motivate you to make healthier choices.
4. Hydrate. Flood your body with water.
5. Think leafy greens, veggies, fruit, lean protein, and nuts.
6. Workout! Sweat out those toxins!
7. Breathe. It's not about being perfect, it's about making consistent forward progress. Get back on track and rebalance & nourish your body.
“Desarmarle el plan al diablo no es ser desleal. Lo que esta mal se destruye, lo que esta mal se confronta, lo que esta mal no se aplaude. Te quiero, Te amo pero Te voy a corejir” — "Disarming the plan to the devil is not being disloyal. What is wrong must be destroyed, what is wrong must be confronted, what is wrong is not applauded. I love you but I'm going to correct you "
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Either comment it below or head to my story and ask there! I'll be answering them all in a YouTube video tomorrow afternoon.
Can't wait to see what you guys have to ask. 😍
Quads are killing after these narrow lunges today. Start with 10 weighted reps and then drop the weight for another 10 then switch legs. Holy hell these hurt. 🔥🔥
I'd also suggest switching it up and doing narrow walking lunges. Personally I find them harder again! 😤
@hattieboydle - Face Pulls 💪🏼 This exercise is a staple in my upper body sessions and made a huge difference to my shoulders this year.
Doing face pulls correctly really allowed me to strengthen my shoulders and my upper back while aesthetics.
Like most exercises there are multiple variations - but this is the one I like.
Starting with your arms infront of you, thumbs facing down 👎🏼 I like sitting on the floor to prevent me from swinging.
Initiate the movement through retracting (pulling back) shoulder blades -
Then pull elbows bout and back while externally rotating your thumbs up 👍.
Tip: I like to pretend I’m making a box with my arms . I focus on driving my blows out to the corners of the room and using my rear delts to turn my thumbs up.
I don’t go heavy here either. It is purely about the movement and where and when I want each muscle to fire.
If this is a new exercise to you, do it at the beginning of your workout. Not only will you get a killer pump but you will be fresh to learn a new exercise.
Hope you enjoy this one!