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Hi! My name's Vikki, I'm 26 and I live in England.

I've been a vegetarian for 18 years & I love healthy food. I lift, practice Bikram yoga and run.
I've had issues with food and my appearance for as long as I can remember, now I'm just trying to be happy and healthy.

I personally love eating healthy and working out, but I am first and foremost pro body positivity, anti body shaming/body policing.

Feel free to contact me about anything!
I am not in favour of thinspo, pro ana/mia etc. but I will try to help and support anyone.

Check out my boyfriend's fitblr here!
Aaaand my non-fitness tumblr here :)



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I am so frustrated right now.

I started my fitness journey properly about 4 years ago. Since then I’ve tried various exercise approaches- cardio classes, solo cardio, HIIT, weight lifting, circuit training, pilates, yoga, etc. The amount I exercise has ranged from 4-7 days a week.

I’ve also improved my diet slowly but surely. I don’t drink fizzy drinks and only freshly made juice/smoothies; I don’t eat fast food, sweets, crisps, cakes, biscuits, etc. I drink on average 4-5 litres of water a day. I only eat dark chocolate. I don’t smoke, I rarely drink. I take my coffee black and started using agave nectar instead of sugar. I drink green tea every day. I prepare 90% of my own meals, which consist of mostly fruit, vegetables, pulses, nuts, and tofu. I stopped eating all vegetarian meat substitutes (eg quorn, linda mccartney) because I read they were over processed and should be avoided. I’ve tried eating 6 small meals a day, I’ve tried intermittent fasting, I’ve tried intuitive eating.

And still, the change in my body has been fractional.

I truly do love the feeling these changes have given me- I feel healthy, more happy, less anxious… but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t partly doing it try to lose fat too. I feel like the amount of work I put in is not giving me the result I should expect, not by a long shot.

I’ve been patient, oh so patient, but I started to think that maybe there was some underlying problem preventing my body from changing. So I went to the doctor, and I asked her about it. She was kind, though she didn’t seem to understand (she kept talking about weight gain, and seemed confused by my query because my weight has maintained for a long time… that’s the problem!) but she did agree to send me for a blood test, and if that came back normal we would discuss changing my medication.

I’ve been trying to get hold of this doctor for a while to discuss my results to no avail, so when I was in the surgery this week with a different doctor for a different problem I thought I’d ask about the results. He said all was normal, aside from a Vitamin D deficiency. I told him that I’d had the blood test because I can’t seem to lose weight. He said ‘you won’t lose weight’. A little baffled, I told him ‘but… I go to the gym… and…’ he interjected, ‘I go to the gym too.’ And then, shrugging, told me 'You just need to eat less and exercise more.'

This man, who knows nothing about what I’ve been struggling with (and doesn’t care either, he made it clear he was trying to rush through our appointment), just dismisses me and my problem with the most condescending statement that can be given to people struggling with health and fitness. And it shouldn’t have bothered me, but it did. Just thinking about it makes me want to cry.

I have found through trial and error that eating less/exercising more than I am currently doing makes me so run down I get ill. I am doing as much as I am physically capable of, and yet that still apparently isn’t enough.

I just feel like a complete failure.

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
#long post  #doctors  #first do no harm  #weight loss  #bad doctors  #personal  #fitblr  #health  #fitness 

little-yogi:

So so so much hip opening this morning 🙏

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Bikram Yoga 30 Day Challenge - Day 12

This morning’s class was tough for me, mentally. I was suffering from a huge amount of anxiety which I couldn’t seem to shift. Truth be told, I felt like a total failure. (And not just at yoga.) 

I think it was exacerbated by the fact that I’m not making as much progress as I’d expected in my practice with the 30 day challenge. I am seeing a lot of improvement in stamina and in the expression of my poses, but the 3 poses I specifically hoped to improve (standing forehead to knee, standing separate leg stretching and locust) haven’t really gone anywhere.

Thanks to endorphins etc the anxiety was gone by the end of the class, but a sadness remained.

So now I’m trying to change my outlook on what I’m trying to achieve from the challenge. I’m not gonna beat myself up for not making progress in leaps and bounds. 

That’s not to say I’m not still trying though. Since my biggest problem is still my tight hamstrings I bought some Epsom bath salts today, and I’m gonna use the foam rollers at the gym tonight. (Both recommended by a teacher.)

And I’ve been researching ‘locking the knee’, because I’m convinced I’m not doing it right. This article really helped, and I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s class to try it out!!

http://www.bikramwestshore.com/what-does-lock-the-knee-mean/

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#bikram  #bikram yoga  #bikram yoga 30 day challenge  #yoga  #hot yoga  #hot bikram yoga  #fitblr  #personal  #long post  #hamstrings  #article  #link 
wholeandhealthy:

Blueberry Coconut Baked Buckwheat Porridge!! So creamy and moist and delicious 🙏 The recipe is gluten free and vegan, and is on my blog now 😊
 Today I am thankful for books, without which I don’t think I could survive!! This is one of my favorites 💙 #meals

wholeandhealthy:

Blueberry Coconut Baked Buckwheat Porridge!! So creamy and moist and delicious 🙏 The recipe is gluten free and vegan, and is on my blog now 😊


Today I am thankful for books, without which I don’t think I could survive!! This is one of my favorites 💙 #meals

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crossfitters:

Lauren Fisher: Hang Snatch. SoCal Regionals 

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"Successful people do what they need to do, whether they feel like it or not."
 Elliott Hulse (via fuck-toned-get-swole)

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hard-workpaysoff:

Squats! Everybody loves squats. Squats are honestly amazing for your legs and booty. They even help strengthen your back too! They’re just all round awesome and great for shaping your body.

P.s sorry for my awkward face hahaha but I do love the way my arms are looking!

TECHNIQUE

  • Begin in standing position with feet at hip width or slightly wider apart with toes pointing forward.

  • Flex at your hips and knees to lower your seat to knee height, with your knees positioned over your feet and not extending past your toes

  • Push through your heels and engage your glutes to return to the starting position

  • Keep chest up, shoulders back and core engaged throughout the movement

ERRORS TO WATCH FOR

  • Incomplete range of motion

  • Weight forward into the ball of foot rather tan sitting back into heels

  • Knees tracking in front of the toes or buckling inward

MODIFICATION

  • Modify the range of motion in the descent or hip/knee flexion

- hard-workpaysoff

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squatlethe:

First time eating dragon fruit & it was delicious👌😋

squatlethe:

First time eating dragon fruit & it was delicious👌😋

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Some resources for people who’ve been told they “can’t go vegan”

soycrates:

Low income/poor vegans

Vegans recovering from eating disorders

Vegans allergic/sensitive to soy and/or gluten (+ soy information)

Disabled vegans

Vegans with autoimmune disorders, IBS, anemia, etc.

Homeless Vegans

Veganism on a Low-Fiber Diet

Please add in or message me with any resources you’d like to see added to this list. Share if you can, and help dispel misinformation about living vegan. If you’re recently going vegan and you want some help, please feel free to message me or check out my FAQ on veganism.

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