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New Fitness Hashtag Spreads an Important Message

posted: 07/14/17
by: Kristine Boyd
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Multi-ethnic women (30s, 40s, 60s) exercising in park, power walking. Hispanic woman in middle (30s).
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We used to see hundreds of progress pictures documenting how women dropped numerous pounds. But a new trend is taking over the fitness industry that we are very excited to talk about. Women everywhere are starting a movement to forget the scale by using the hashtag #screwthescale. Women are posting pictures of themselves going to the gym, eating healthy and not caring about their weight. Women are trying to make it a goal to live a healthy lifestyle without having an obsession with the numbers on the scale. This trend is also showing women who are excited to see the weight go up on the scale. Muscle weighs more than fat which means the scale isn't giving you the whole truth. Women everywhere have begun working hard to gain muscle and gain healthy weight. Instagram feeds are filling with selfies of women flaunting their muscles saying #screwthescale. Gaining 10 pounds isn't a bad thing anymore. These amazing progress pictures are showing the benefits of gaining muscle, living a healthy lifestyle and forgetting the scale.

#Repost @activelyrees ??? Let me tell you about my Food/diet/nutrition/healthy eating... whatever you want to call it. Most of you already know that I workout most days .. and that I do so at home. But I get lots of questions about how I eat because it's not something I talk about or photograph that often. . I know It's not what you want to hear but the reason I don't really talk about it .. is because there's nothing really to tell. I don't follow a plan, I don't count anything (not macros not calories) I don't try to cut out food groups or stop eating carbs after 5pm.. I dont do intermittent fasting or flexible dieting or even clean eating (anymore, I did for a while in the beginning) ... I still eat cake more days than not... I still drink prosecco I still can't seem to resist stealing snacks from the kids junk food cupboard. I still love a takeaway curry... eat pizza, burger and fries and love to eat sweets... The difference between the two pictures is NOT what those foods do to my body it's what those foods do to my head. 2 years ago eating sweets and takeaway and junk all day would send me into a downward spiral of feeling bad about myself. All that yummy food would actually fuel my EXCUSES to quit exercise, to not bother balancing the treats out with nutritious alternatives. Now these same foods (and my passion for them) fuel my AMBITION to condition my body. I know the difference between eating well and eating poorly... And if a day happens where I binge eat cake and a tub of butter .. I leave it at just that ... a day that happened. It doesn't de-rail my goals like it used to ... I don't see it as a reason to give up ... but a reason to continue ... I don't workout out of guilt - I workout to be GUILT FREE. Healthy bodies start with healthy minds. So balance the food books like the intelligent rational human being your are... eat what you love every now and then And what you NEED more often than not... and on those days when it all goes horribly wrong.. as it inevitably will... just remove your face from the tub of butter... replace the lid and continue on exactly as you were.. motivated, goal orientated and #healthyAF . Love Nikki xx

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. oWhen your legs get tiredo oLift with your hearto

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A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions ?

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Different kinda #transformationtuesday ?Swipe: 1?: By this time I'd completed BBG1 x2 & just finished BBG2. No rice, pasta, noodles, bread, potatoes etc during this time except a lil on cheat days. 2?: Learned bout reversed dieting, Ate my carbs & ? ed 4kg in 2 months. My 'fat phase', many ppl questioned 'what happened'. Did no cardio & just started weight lifting. Hence I wouldn't recommend anyone to cut out carbs completely, chances are you'd gain it all back. 3?: Incorporated a little cardio & ate intuitively, lesser carbs on low activity days. 4?: Now, TRY to carb cycle (1-3 low carb days) and still doing minimal cardio, nothing more than 20 mins cuz I wanna keep the ? but still eating a LOT more than 1? ? o Despite the scale showing i'm a lil heavier, I feel so much better & I'm SO happy with how things turnt out & for finding my mental breakthrough. ? I'm so in love with this journey rn. ??? : : : : : : #fit #strongnotskinny #screwthescale #fitness #fitnessmotivation #girlswholift #fitnessjourney #pcos #pcosfighter #pcosweightloss #gainz #gainingweightiscool #womenempoweringwomen #transformation #igfitness

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