THE JUSTFIT LEAGUE

"The real test of honor isn't how you die.
It's how you live."

- Superman

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THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF




Real Name: [protected]
Alias: Hythe
Base of Operation: United States - Midwest
Affiliation: Of Hythe and Haven

Alignment: Good

19 years old, female. 5'5".
CW: 118.0 lbs.
Super Powers: Running, Yoga, Dance, Weight Lifting
Greatest Weaknesses: Peanut Butter, Cereal


Hythe's Fitness Progress

Hey guys! Surprise, I’m alive!

I’m sorry for vanishing for two months, the holidays got insanely busy for me and the start of this semester hasn’t been much better! I’m actually just getting back on track with my workout schedule and nutrition plans, which means I also have time to give this blog the attention I want to!

That being said, I’m trying to decide about the direction of this blog, so I want to ask you guys: what do you want to see on The Justfit League? Weekly/monthly missions and challenges? More superhero-themed fitspiration? More involvement with the Fitocracy group? Less personal stuff, more personal stuff? If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them! Because this fitness blog is for you guys, and I want to make sure the content is what you want to see. :D

So let me know, either by reblogging this post or sending me a message! Regular posting will start up again this weekend!

thin-in-a-healthy-way:

Alright. To be frank… It just drives me crazy to hear people complain about how they haven’t lost a single pound in X amount of days while doing a large amount of exercise. Stop panicking and just think this through a moment.

Just take a look at the above pictures. Then, consider the fact that your body stores and excretes water at varying rates on a daily basis. Now, tell me how a scale is going to tell you how much fat you have or how healthy you are. That’s right, you can’t. Weighing a piece of meat doesn’t tell you how lean you are, so why do that with your body?

Also, take this into consideration. One pound of fat contains 3,500 calories, so in order to burn off that pound of fat, you need a caloric deficit of 3,500 calories. Ever weigh yourself in the morning and at night? If you have, you’ve noticed that the number usually changes. And with what I just told you, you should now realize that those fluctuating pounds are not your body gaining or losing fat. It’s the amount of water in your body fluctuating. You take in and excrete varying amounts of water each day, so that’s what you’re seeing on the scale. Burning off several pounds in a one day period just isn’t possible. But if you want to (safely) lose weight, put yourself at a 500 calorie deficit each day and you’ll lose 1 lb of fat in a week. After all, it’s fat we wanna lose, right?

Look at the last picture in this set. As the woman’s body fat percentage goes down, she appears thinner. If that fat is being replaced by muscle, she’s not going to see it on the scale, only on her body. And the same goes for you.

So please. Before you complain about how you’re plateauing, or about how you can’t lose that last 3 pounds, try measuring yourself and taking progress pictures. Then, if you still don’t see a difference, feel free to message me, or any other educated fitblr out here. We’ll be willing to help you from there.

**It’s okay to be unaware of these things, but it’s my goal to educate you so that you can go about a healthy lifestyle in an efficient, smart, and easy way.**

slender-wishes:

Usually, the foods you crave are not a necessity, and don’t serve a life-sustaining need. Cravings, unlike hunger signals, change over time, even over a time period as short as 10 minutes. They are usually triggered by emotions (stress, boredom, sadness, etc.), an attachment or fondness for a certain food, or just being around the food. Unlike hunger, where any food will satisfy you, only one specific food will satisfy a craving. 
How to tell if you are truly hungry:

The desire to eat doesn’t go away, even if you wait. 


The desire for food intensifies while you wait. 


Even the thought of eating something not that pleasant (e.g., lima beans) still makes you want to eat.

How to tell if you are just having a craving:

You don’t feel any hunger “pains” or experience any physical hunger symptoms.


The thought of eating goes away when you are distracted by other things. 


You feel “emotional” about eating a certain type of food (e.g., happy, comforted, guilty, etc.)
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You desire something very specific and not healthy, so not a particular nutrient but more a texture or consistence (e.g., sweet, crunchy, etc.).

Ways to control a craving:
Go nuts. Drink two glasses of water and eat an ounce of nuts (ex: 6 walnuts, 12 almonds or 20 peanuts). Within 20 minutes, this can extinguish your craving and reduce your appetite.
Let it go. Since stress is a huge trigger for cravings, learning to deal with it could potentially save you hundreds of calories a day. If only ice cream will satisfy you, it’s a craving, not hunger. Recognize that and divert your mind: Call someone, listen to music, run an errand, meditate or even go out and exercise! Do whatever will help you relax.
Treat yourself…within limits. Once in a while, it’s OK to go ahead and have what you’re craving. The more you tell yourself that you can never have that specific food, the more likely you are to not only eat it, but also overeat. The trick to this is to buy only one pack at a time so you won’t be tempted to reach for more.

slender-wishes:

Usually, the foods you crave are not a necessity, and don’t serve a life-sustaining need. Cravings, unlike hunger signals, change over time, even over a time period as short as 10 minutes. They are usually triggered by emotions (stress, boredom, sadness, etc.), an attachment or fondness for a certain food, or just being around the food. Unlike hunger, where any food will satisfy you, only one specific food will satisfy a craving. 

How to tell if you are truly hungry:

  • The desire to eat doesn’t go away, even if you wait. 

  • The desire for food intensifies while you wait.

  • Even the thought of eating something not that pleasant (e.g., lima beans) still makes you want to eat.

How to tell if you are just having a craving:

  • You don’t feel any hunger “pains” or experience any physical hunger symptoms.

  • The thought of eating goes away when you are distracted by other things.

  • You feel “emotional” about eating a certain type of food (e.g., happy, comforted, guilty, etc.)
.

  • You desire something very specific and not healthy, so not a particular nutrient but more a texture or consistence (e.g., sweet, crunchy, etc.).

Ways to control a craving:

  • Go nuts. Drink two glasses of water and eat an ounce of nuts (ex: 6 walnuts, 12 almonds or 20 peanuts). Within 20 minutes, this can extinguish your craving and reduce your appetite.
  • Let it go. Since stress is a huge trigger for cravings, learning to deal with it could potentially save you hundreds of calories a day. If only ice cream will satisfy you, it’s a craving, not hunger. Recognize that and divert your mind: Call someone, listen to music, run an errand, meditate or even go out and exercise! Do whatever will help you relax.
  • Treat yourself…within limits. Once in a while, it’s OK to go ahead and have what you’re craving. The more you tell yourself that you can never have that specific food, the more likely you are to not only eat it, but also overeat. The trick to this is to buy only one pack at a time so you won’t be tempted to reach for more.

(via rubyreed)

Very important to keep in mind now that we’re well into flu season!

(via fitspiration)

fitmascalendarchallenges:

FOODCHALLENGE
Everybody loves pancakes, so why don’t we try making a healthier version of them? 

“Ingredients:
- 1 egg
- 3 egg whites
- 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 30g protein powder (I use vanilla whey isolate)
- 20g wholegrain oats
- cinnamon/nutmeg/vanilla extract (optional)

Pop it all in a blender to mix, then pour onto an oiled pan (I use grapeseed oil), cook, flip, and serve! This is DEFINITELY enough for one serving - I’m stuffed after eating these!

I love mine with strawberries, bananas and agave syrup, yum! :)”

Note; Thank you so much, happyhealthyhippy for letting me use your recipe!   I’ve made them several times and they are GREAT!<3

Nutritional Info:
Calories: 414
Carbs: 15g
Protein: 62g
Fat: 10g

EXERCISE CHALLENGE
Jingle your ass off! Find a couple of chrismas songs to dance to, and dance like nobodys watching! Dancing like a maniac is great in so many ways; It burns calories, it reduces stress and it gets you in a cheery (christmas) mood! 

th3skinny:

If you aren’t eating enough calories and not getting enough calcium, you’re designing the women on the left. You may think you feel and look healthy now, but the changes you make will effect you in the future. 

(via rubyreed)

rippedandfit:

Nice pose!