What's your motivation to get /ft/, girls? Anonymous 3354
I am not disgusting, but I have definitely gained some weight. Should I start doing yoga?
Sorry to break it to you but you're not going to lose weight by doing yoga. Do you like music? Then dance. Get a bike, start moving. Do some research about cutting foods. Exercise and diet, that's all
I've been wanting to get into yoga too, but because I've been feeling really stressed. I want to lose weight too, but I'll focus mostly on my diet (which is way more important when it comes to weight loss though it can leave you saggy without proper exercise)
My motivation to lose weight is the fact I feel like there's something wrong in my tummy area, I feel like fat is a parasite, huh. It makes me feel disgusting. My boyfriend loves me the weight I am and I guess I don't look super fat, just a bit chubby, but still..
looks like an asian woman with a pussy to me
Funny thing you chose that picture, lingerie and swimsuits are a big part of why I want to lose weight and my biggest motivation.
I just want to look cute in as little clothing as possible gdi>>3360
Why the fuck would you think that?
looks like a possible Asian trap to me especially after the mini raid today, maybe it slipped in here.
also some men can tuck their junk so well up their asses for drag/fetishes
that you'd be shocked to know they have a dick.
>>3367>>3366>>3363>Asian>Why the fuck would you think that?
never lose your innocence, anon.
the fat distribution is far too feminine to be a trap
err… whatever you say. i'll stop trying to convince you and derailing.
My motivation to get /fit/ is for purely shallow reasons. I just want to be hot. I'm a relatively healthy person, though I indulge in cigarettes and alcohol a few times. As long as I'm hot, I'll be happy/happier.
How will feel when you're older and inevitably start sagging/lose collagen, etc?
>>3376>implying no one loses collagen as and sag as they age
Everyone ages and I have the genetic insurance for now. I look young for my age and so do the people in my family who have continually smoked and drank.
I do plan on quitting smoking soon and it's only during exam season that I drink a bit more. Thanks for your kind
>>3378>being that shallow>being so butthurt over a simple question
hope you go downhill fast
Good luck on kicking that habit. I understand why you want to be good-looking, I usually can't work properly if I look like a mess.
I'm actually at peace with aging, believe it or not. However, there's no harm in wanting to be hot for the rest of my 20's. I definitely won't go downhill any time soon because of my genetics, so now you're just being bitter. I'm sorry you're so butthurt on how I chose to answer the question.>>3382
Thanks! I don't want to end up like my grandpa who got diabetes and heart problems from frequent drinking and smoking, so that's my motivation..
what type of exercises should I do, anon? And what type of "dance", because I'm sure dancing when you're home alone and get swayed by the just-so-good music you're listening to doesn't count
This is a big fear of mine, the husband changing his body part I mean. 100% would break up if my (hypothetical) sticc partner started lifting, muscles are disgusting on men.
Anyway, advice is to start eating less sugar/carbs and more protein while also beginning a basic weightlifting regimen at the gym. Hire a trainer if you have the money, or ask your strongk husband.
i wanna be small and sexy for lewd reasons mostly. Basically to please my future husband and myself. I like the idea of being a skinny helpless plaything. I also feel like my body at its current state is offensive (i weigh 154 pounds at 5'3) and I hate that nagging feeling of being an eyesore all day, taking up too much space, etc. I want to be really pretty, someone who ADDS value to a room rather than detracts from it, or at the very least is simply neutral.
Girls who are just mind-numbingly gorgeous like webm related also inspire me to look better
Both to give my future SO something nice to look at and just to look more aesthetic in and out of clothes.
Here's some advice if you're trying to find your reason: self hate is a shit motivator.find something else, like looking hot in a cosplay or being healthier or getting dick/pussy. It can be stupid, but relying on pure, unfounded self hate will just make you rebound hard when your priorities shift.
Exercise is a good outlet when I'm frustrated or sad. I used to have bouts of depression, but since I've started working out daily, I've felt so much happier.
That's actually tragic.
My motivation to get fit is mostly due to how I'll look, but besides that I always feel better after exercising.
I just woke up and you kill me with this GIF, goddamn it.
gif related is actually the most beautiful creature I have ever seen.
I may prefer the "thicc fit" look for myself, but I will sell my soul and convert to whatever sexuality required to have a reverse trap tomboy gf
Thanks I'm gonna go exercise now
I'm glad I finally found a reason to post it and that it was so well received! Slightly toned bellies are the best. Wish I had the source though…
My body is pretty similar, I just need to bulk a bit more to achieve the firm looking squishiness. SoonTM
nta, but>what type of exercises should I do, anon?
Usually running/swimming/skipping rope can help, but it's all gonna be useless if you dont eat less and/or better.
I've been obsessed with this girl I follow on Tumblr. (Pic related) she's my ideal body and aesthetics. Even though this is a older picture and she has way more tattoos now. It's just nice to see someone who is my height and my ugw. It helps to feel more motivated to lose weight.
I just hate myself for ballooning as big as I did.ughhhh….and I'm still overweight. :(
I forgot to spoil the picture
for motivation, resistance training out helps with..
reducing cardiovascular risk
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reducing metabolic issues
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Cuff DJ, Meneilly GS, Martin A, et al. Effective exercise modality to reduce insulin resistance in women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2003; 26:2977.
Aune D, Norat T, Leitzmann M, et al. Physical activity and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis. Eur J Epidemiol 2015; 30:529.
Holten MK, Zacho M, Gaster M, et al. Strength training increases insulin-mediated glucose uptake, GLUT4 content, and insulin signaling in skeletal muscle in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes 2004; 53:294.
Almenning I, Rieber-Mohn A, Lundgren KM, Løvvik TS, Garnaes KK, Moholdt T. Effects of high intensity interval training and strength training on metabolic, cardiovascular and hormonal outcomes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a pilot study. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9).
preventing bone loss
Kelley GA, Kelley KS, Tran ZV. Resistance training and bone mineral density in women: a meta-analysis of controlled trials. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2001; 80:65.
Bemben DA, Bemben MG. Dose-response effect of 40 weeks of resistance training on bone mineral density in older adults. Osteoporos Int 2011; 22:179.
Howe TE, Shea B, Dawson LJ, et al. Exercise for preventing and treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011; :CD000333.
preventing muscle loss
Waters DL, Baumgartner RN, Garry PJ, Vellas B. Advantages of dietary, exercise-related, and therapeutic interventions to prevent and treat sarcopenia in adult patients: an update. Clin Interv Aging 2010; 5:259.
improving mental health
Gordon BR, MCDowell CP, Hallgren M et. Association of Efficacy of Resistance Exercise Training with Depressive Symptoms. JAMA Psychiatry 2018.
Gordon BR, McDowell CP, Lyons M, Herring MP. The Effects of Resistance Exercise Training on Anxiety: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Sports Med 2017; 47:2521.
..and more. but i got bored
Who else /completely sedentary/ and has absolutely no motivation, time, or energy to be fit?
It's a cycle, anon. Exercising and moving about actually makes you a more energetic person. Force yourself to get up and move around. Do 10 jumping jacks. Go for a walk around the block. Anything.
Now I wanna look like this too, wear spider web stockings over my naked body and take pictures of it. Maybe I'm just horny.
ok most ridiculous question ever, but are jumping jacks a well rounded exercise? feels like my whole body burns afterwards.
jumping jacks are just cardio. the whole body burn is probably just blood circulation and your body heat going up. I get a tingling feeling after running.
it's really hard to find a well rounded excercise, each exercise will focus in one part of the body and neglect another
with that said squat/push up/pull ups ar ethe 3 most well roudned excercises and if you do the 3 of them you pretty much are hiting every muscle in your body in a efficient way, since; squats hit the legs and core, pull ups hit the back and biceps and push ups hit, chest and triceps, all of themhit the core in some way and the upper body ones also hit the shoulders
To feel comfortable in my own body and not be body shamed by either males or females, I want to be average weight or slim
My motivation is very simple. I work in a medical field and I see a lot of people with trash bodies who never took care of themselves barely able to get out of bed by the age of fucking 40. On the other end of the spectrum I see people who are in the early twenties probably won't even know how to do an arm curl. I don't want to turn into a fat lazy slob like most of the people I'm surrounded by and that keeps me on a knife edge working my ass off at 7 days a week.
what type of workout are you doing?
I just wanna say I hate exercising. I always get so bored I wanna die, it barely burns any calories so it feels like a waste of time, and it takes ages until it does something visible. I have no idea how to motivate myself.
yea cardio is really the only thing that burns calories, but you have to do so much that youll gain muscle, which you might not want… calorie deficit and intermittent fasting really seems to be the only way that works :p
I want to feel and look strong!
Can anyone recommend workouts for abs?
Crunches and sit-ups for starting
same here. I figure I might not mind it if I had a treadmill at home and a show to watch on the TV, but even then I suspect I would get bored. I gotta be doing something with my hands and always multitasking to not be bored.
I had a desk cycle thing for a while- it's like a thing with pedals under your desk. That worked well for when I played games in the evenings, but holy shit I nearly crunched one of my cat's tails up in the thing when he flopped down in front of it and I was too scared to use it again.>>14924
It's not really a workout but get a yoga ball for your desk. It constantly engages your core and keeps your joints lubricated. I think everyone should use one tbh because it's mild constant exercise. Plus it's great for fidgeting.
Hi girls, I need an extra dose of motivation. I spent my entire youth (age 0-21; I immediately stopped being fat once I lived on my own in a dorm) being very fat. I still have a very horrible body at a healthy weight even if I'm now toned from strength training and I suspect I probably won't look much better.
Anyway…now I'm more interested in this: has anyone felt like shit for most of their lives and felt better after getting into cardio and endurance training in general? As a child I had dark circles constantly (the only person in my family) and felt sluggish and never showed much emotion (I never even cried as a baby) and slept constantly. I am still the exact same after losing weight.
I obviously do resistance training and lift weights though I don't run so often. I am exhausted all the time, I even wake up exhausted and worn out. I run a tiny bit per day but my chest burns and hurts for days afterwards and my asthma gets so bad. I opted for strength training because I figured it was natural because I'm naturally very strong. I'm not sure if it's something that I desperately need to overcome in order to finally have endurance and energy? Do I run through the pain? Is it? Has other people been through this and came out feeling alive?
Do you snore? Maybe sleep apnea is preventing you from sleeping properly.
>>14930>resistance training and lift weights
what's the difference between resistance training and weighlifting?
you should do a check up with a doctor, chronic fatigue could be a sugar imbalance, iron deficit, all kind of stuff
To be healthy, strong, get a gf, be attractive to her and be able to give her a piggyback ride when she's tired or carry her bridal style.
to actually fit into all these old clothes that are perfectly fine and way cuter than anything i have now. i dont want to waste money on buying new clothes when i basically have a whole wardrobe that i just grew out of. also, my bf fell in love with me when i was thinner, and i feel like i should keep that image up and hell love me even more for it.
I want to get fit and eat right, but I have no knowlege of what to do or what sources are trustworthy. Any good yt channels? Websites?
Sorry for the very very late response. (Been very I'll x.x)
Usually I stick to lunges, jogging, crunches and 8 count mountain climbers.
The pre workout stretches are much more important though! Hamstrings, shoulders and hips. Basic soccer stretches will be enough to start with. Stuff like rotating your shoulders, trying to touch the floor with your feet shoulder width apart, sitting in a V position then bending as far forward as you can. Simple things to keep you limber and loose. I'm mid 30's and can still outdo some cheerleaders I bet.
Really, stick to a routine and you will see results sooner or later.
does anyone have any tips on how to not feel like shit after working out even the slightest? i have low blood pressure but i drink a lot during working out and i don't eat almost anything before but i still feel like shit after and sometimes i get the worst headache ever…
Do you have a long routine? Or maybe you don't do the exercises right?
i mostly do light exercises at home bc gym scary but i don't think i'm doing them wrong, they're pretty simple and i check the mirror while i do them so i can verify
can any miners recommend some youtube/free yoga videos that show how to do the poses properly? or general fitness videos that show proper form for workouts, I'm afraid to do anything other than running because I don't want to get injured doing stuff improperly
Have you browsed the yoga subreddit? I know reddit sucks for most of the time but maybe it was ok the last time I took interest in yoga
I'm skinny and am tired of having no ass and stick legs.
Having no ass sucks and not even for the visual reason. I wouldn't say I'm completely flat but I lost weight recently and sitting on chairs became even more uncomfortable.
I haven't yet but I'll check it out, hopefully there are some helpful posts I can find
>What's your motivation to get /fit/, girls?
I wanna be able to squat multiple people.
started yoga during lockdown with yoga with adriene on youtube and i think she’s amazing for beginners. her motto is ‘find what feels good for you’ and she emphasizes that you have to take things slowly, building up towards some poses instead of straining. she also often reminds you to check your lower back, drop your shoulder blades etc. to keep your alignement and prevent injuries.
when i started i hadn’t done any sports in years so i did the 20min complete beginner video for a few days and then tried other classes. if you want to prevent injuries i recommend starting out with a really easy class, taking your time with it and focusing on keeping your back aligned and synchronizing your breath, then start introducing new poses and videos one by one. everytime there’s a new pose, especially more demanding ones like downward facing dog, check online how you’re supposed to hold that pose and what are the common mistakes. there are often easier alternatives to the harder poses so you can build up towards them. if it strains or hurts in any way just stop what you’re doing.
i also like yoga with kassandra. if you want to take things really slow look into yin yoga, sarah beth yoga has some great yin videos.
thanks for all the recommendations, I followed along with some of the beginner yoga with adriene videos and I like the ones I did
I'm going to take it slow and work my way up to the harder poses, I appreciate the helpful advice!
get a bite guard if its sleep apnea, if that doesnt help get a sleep study with a sleep doctor.