A Little Too Pin Happy (Pinterest)

I created a pinterest account last week.  1,000+ pins and 21 boards later and I’m currently looking for a rehab center. Know a fancy center with no pins in sight? I am having way too much fun creating a pinterest world. My house is getting cozy, my kitchen is well stocked, my walk-in closet holds beautiful clothes, and I have a pretty impressive workout routine down. Some boards I’m thinking of adding are: a boyfriend board – the wedding is already planned, a closet for him – he will be very well dressed, a baby board, and a DIY board – for the extension we are going add outback.

My profile:

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My Boards:

My Pinterest Workout

My Pinterest Hair

My Pinterest Foods

My Pinterest Heels

My Pinterest House

My Pinterest Closet

My Pinterest Clothes

My Pinterest Wedding

My Pinterest Library

My Pinterest Travel Itinerary

My Pinterest Stripes Corner

My Pinterest Floral Corner

My Pinterest Nautical Corner

My Pinterest Polka Dots Corner

My Pinterest Inspiration

My Pinterest Makeup

My Pinterest Knowledge Base

My Pinterest Random Pretty Things CornerMy Pinterest Humor

My Pinterest Training Center

My Pinterest Shopping List

If you have a pinterest account link it below, I need to get my hands on more pins.

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Fitness Tools

First of all I want to say that I’m not normally a big fan of numbers, counting calories, and obsessively keeping tracking of everything. But everything has a use and I think they can be an effective tool if used appropriately. When starting out its hard to keep track of which foods to eat, how much of each, how much to exercise and when to stop eating and all the overwhelming details. Those are some of the tools I use/have used to figure out numbers and keep track of food and calories.ultimate goal weight scale

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR):

Is the amount of calories you through basic body functions such as breathing. . Calories burned through normal daily activities and exercise are not calculated in that rate. The BMR should be the minimum caloric intake per day.

Resources:

BMR Calculator 

MyFitnessPal Calculator 

Caloric intake:

In order to know the amount of calories you need to consume to maintain your weight use the Harris Benedict Equation. You essentially multiply your BMR with you activity level. To lose weight decrease your caloric intake by 500 – 1000 calories depending on how much you need to lose. Do not go below 1200 calories.

Resources:

Harris Benedict Equation

Calories Weight Loss 

Target Heart Rate (THR):

Target heart rate zone is the ideal heart rate you should be achieving during exercise. It allows you to gain the benefits of exercise without putting unhealthy pressure on your organs. It is usually 60-80% of your maximum heart rate. Maximum heart rate is predicted through subtracting your age from 220.

Resources:

Pulse and Target Heart Rate

Heart Rate Monitor Iphone App 

Food Diary:

Food diaries can be a great way to start a weight loss journey. They help keep you accountable and make it easier to judge portions and calories.

Resources:

MyFitnessPal

SparkPeople 

Lose It App

Exercise and Workout How-To:

Resources:Some apps make it easier to come up with exercise routines, offer a way to track calories burned, track progress, and help keep you on track. Most of the ones I listed are phone/tablet options since they offer more flexibility when exercising.

Nike Training Club

Fitocracy

FitBit

iphone workout app

Gluten Free Diet

The biggest trend those days seems to be the gluten-free diet. I personally know a few people that do not eat gluten due to allergies and have always seen it as a medical necessity over a weight loss solution. When ever i mention that i am try to eat low carb or low GI people assume that i plan on cutting gluten out of my diet. Right now i am avoiding bread for the most part, but i have no intentions of going gluten free. The more changes i add to my diet the harder it gets and the easier it would be to go back to bad eating habits. The minute i completely exclude something out of my diet the more i want it. Since i know a few people that avoid gluten thought i would share some things about a gluten free diets:   
What is it: A gluten free diet excludes all gluten products. Many people that maintain a gluten free diet do so due to celiac dieses or gluten sensitivities  Others feel that the diet has helped them lose weight and gain more energy.
Where is gluten found:
  • Barley (malt, malt flavoring and malt vinegar are usually made from barley)
  • Rye
  • Triticale (a cross between wheat and rye)
  • Wheat
What can i eat:
Meat, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Be careful of cross contamination and processed foods.
Grains:
    •  Amaranth
    • Buckwheat
    • Finger millet (Ragi)
    • Millet
    • Montina (Indian rice grass)
    • Quinoa
    • Rice
    • Sorghum
    • Tef (or teff)
    • Wild rice
    • Flax
    • Soy
Some resources if you are interested:

Life Line

Some health and fitness resources that i found useful in the past. I’ll update the list as i try new ones.

Workouts:

  • Blogilates (Youtube channel) great short workouts.

Food:

  • Wholeliving (Great recipes, i’ll try incorporate more of them in my diet)

Tracking calories and workouts:

  • SparkPeople (Used on and off for years, i do pretty well as long as i keep checking in and entering my data)
  • MyFitnessPal (I know its similar to SparkPeople, highly recommended to me. I might sign up see and check it out)

Apps:

  • Nike Training (My favourite workout app, ever!)
  • Lost it
  • Fitocracy