Sunday, December 11, 2011

guide to life: thinspiration

as an avid browser of pinterest, one can't help but notice the abundance of 'thinspiration'...
that is, inspiration to be thin (or fit and healthy more accurately)...
and so i thought i would share with you here some of the things i have stumbled upon that inspire me to aim for a healthier life.

- the biggest loser -
american season 11

i LOVE this show...
and though it is not currently on tv in australia, i have taken to watching old seasons and past seasons from america...
its so inspiring to see someone who has let their health slip so considerably, put in the effort to turn it all around...
it may be unrealisitic to expect similiar results in weightloss, but if they can inspire just one person to get up and move it, then they are doing the world a huge favour...
i think its great when the australian series has its health classes and they actually teach lessons that are beneficial to not only the contenstants but also those watching at home...
i am currently about half way through watching the american season 11 that aired earlier this year and am soooo inspired by courtney and her always positive attitude towards improving her health.

courtney crozier.

- undressed skeleton -
now i'm interested to see what you all have to say about this one...
undressed skeleton is the tumblr of taralynn mcnitt...
it contains many before and after photos of taralynn having lost lots of weight, aswell as healthy receipes, eating plans, tips for losing weight, tips on how to eat out healthy or travel healthy and more...
i've seen many people on pinterest pin this particular photo of taralynn as inspiration...


ive also seen people comment on it and suggest that taralynn has an eating disorder and that aiming to be as thin as her is unhealthy...
i both agree and disagree with parts of this statement...
yes, she is very thin and that's not an ideal goal, people should be aiming for health rather then to be skin and bones...
however, if you go to the site and you read the advice, it is healthy advice...
there is even a section on eating disorders and how eating too little will harm your body...
i personally believe its a well put together and researched site that contains lots of useful tips for losing weight in a healty manner.

- noom -
i found noom about three weeks ago and its great...
its an app for your smart phone that allows you to log your daily food and excercise, as well as keep track of your weight...
i have the free version and find it great for reminding me to log my meals and think about what im putting into my mouth...
rather then counting exact calories like most programs expect, you give more of an estimate with noom and divide your foods into great, ok and bad foods...
obviously the aim is to eat mostly the great foods and a lil of the bad foods...
noom gives you a rating out of five each day based on how well you ate...
you can also log your weight and it will graph it for you so you can watch yourself losing the kilos...
i definately recommend it!

i would love to know what inspires you, or where you go for advice on healthy living!

:)

xx

4 comments:

Little Ms. Fun said...

omg thats so crazy!! I know someone that was on that show a while ago. Sadly, he gained backed the majority of the weight.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I LOVE the biggest loser too- so inspiring. I always fall in love with most of the contestants and are so proud of them! That is crazy about Taralynn, I want to read about her journey! Sounds like if she's giving great advice then she is probably doing it the healthy way.

And that app would certainly be useful, I will have to check it out.

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Holly said...

those before and after pictures of the girl in the green dress are so drastic! i was shocked!

i used to love biggest loser! but i found myself dvr-ing and fast forwarding to the end every episode. haha.

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