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Get Off Your Butt: 16 Ways to Get Motivated When You're in a Slump

Get Off Your Butt: 16 Ways to Get Motivated When You're in a Slump
By Leo Babauta Even the most motivated of us — you, me, Tony Robbins — can feel unmotivated at times. In fact, sometimes we get into such a slump that even thinking about making positive changes seems too difficult. But it’s not hopeless: with some small steps, baby ones in fact, you can get started down the road to positive change. Yes, I know, it seems impossible at times. This post was inspired by reader Roy C. “I was wondering if you could do a piece on why it can be hard for someone to change direction and start taking control of their life. Roy is just one of many with a slump like that. When I fall out of exercise, due to illness or injury or disruption from things going on in my life, it’s hard to get started again. One Goal.

You Know You Want Sexy Abs! The next month or two of work on Xanga 2.0 is going to be busy, so I wanted to share with everyone a roadmap of how we’re thinking about things! We’re dividing the work on this project into four basic phases. Phase 1. Data migration As described here, we’ve imported over every account that we have on Xanga over to the new system so that anyone who could sign into Xanga can still sign into Xanga 2.0. Finally and most important of all, we’ve imported over 2 million blogs from the old system. * We’ve archived the blogs of the hundreds of thousands of blogs where the user has logged in in the past 5 years and has at least two subscribers. * We did an additional set of archives for 200k users who had logged in the past year and had at least 10 blogs. * We’ve also archived the blogs of every single user that’s ever been premium at any point in the past… And of course, a lot of you guys archived your own blogs using the old Xanga archive generator. Phase 2. Phase 3. Phase 4.

Before I Die What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. The project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. 2011, New Orleans, LA. Cordoba, Argentina. Najaf, Iraq. Brooklyn, NY. Almaty, Kazakhstan Savannah, GA. Pohang City, South-Korea. San Francisco, CA. Johannesburg, South Africa. Cordoba, Argentina.

Best Workouts for Your Body Type Not all workouts are created equal. By tweaking your exercise routine according to your particular body shape—whether you’re Hourglass, Circle, Triangle, Ruler or Inverted Triangle—you can help balance out your physique and make the most of your beautiful body. Not sure what your body shape is? Take our Body Type Quiz or read our Body Shape Guide! Exercises for Hourglass Body Shapes You’re curvy up top and down below with a small waist—basically, the smokin’ definition of the old Hollywood bombshell. Best cardio routine: “Muscle confusion is key,” says certified fitness trainer Lisa Avellino. Best strength-training routine: Certified strength and conditioning specialist Kevin Bailey recommends two to three days a week of a total body strength training routine that focuses on the extremities to balance upper and lower body curves. For the lower body, Bailey recommends focusing on the quadriceps, inner thighs, hamstrings and calves to complement the curve of your hips.

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The 29 Hardest Ab Exercises Slideshow Travis McCoy/ Overview Think you’re hardcore -- or that you have a hard core? Prove it! 1. Don’t let this one fool you: It may look and sound a little silly, but it’s hard work. The Science of Amazing Abs 2. While this exercise doesn't target your abs, per se, it does target other core muscles like the glutes and hips. 20 Best Muscle-Building Foods 3. No list of advanced core moves would be complete without an example from the “300” workout. The 15 Toughest Do-Anywhere Workout Moves 4. Holding a plank -- especially on your forearms -- is probably a piece of cake by now. Sign Up to Receive the FREE Weekly Newsletter! 5. To get the form right on this move, imagine you’re the Karate Kid: When he punches his right arm, he rows his left toward his waist. The Cardio Abs Workout 6. Keeping your hips stable and body aligned gets a whole lot tougher when the ground can roll. How to Stay Motivated to Get Six-Pack Abs 7. Food Tips for Six-Pack Abs 8. 9. Planks too easy? 10.

Get Sleek, Toned Arms Here's something you'll love to learn: Your shoulders and upper back tend to carry less fat than the rest of your body, so the right exercises can give this area a nearly instant makeover, says Ramona Braganza, a celebrity trainer who has worked with stars such as Anne Hathaway and Jessica Alba. Braganza's workout, below, hits every major upper-body muscle and will help stabilize your shoulder joints, improve your posture, and build that strong, toned look you're after. Using five-to eight-pound weights, perform 15 to 20 reps of each exercise and go from one move to the next with little or no rest between. Do two or three sets three times a week. Hold it right there: Build strength with this muscle-isolating isometric workout. Four Top-Tier Moves 1. Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand with your feet hip-width apart and your knees bent. 2. Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides, palms facing forward, and keep your back straight and chest up (a). 3. 4.

5 Quick Fixes for Anything That Jiggles We’ve all got a soft spot that bugs us. One of these moves will firm it up. Here’s a fact about flab: It results not only from lack of muscle tone but also from excess body fat. “You could do 1,005 crunches, but if you don’t do enough cardio, you’ll just have very toned muscles under a blanket of fat,” says Johanna Subotovsky, learning manager at Equinox Fitness. You need at least 30 minutes of cardio, three times a week. Then try this spot-specific advice. HELP FOR: Bra bulge To get rid of the little roll that spills over your bra strap in the back, try bent-over rows. Stand next to a chair with a dumbbell in right hand. HELP FOR:Inner- and outer- thigh mushiness The hips and thighs are the first place most women tend to store fat and the last place they lose it. With hands on hips, step forward with right foot and lunge (don’t let knee go past toes); return to start. HELP FOR:Underarm flab Place your hands on the edge of the seat of a chair and walk your feet out. HELP FOR:Armpit overhang

Butt Exercises Pictures Slideshow: How to Get Slim and Shapely Glutes on MedicineNet 1) Steve Pomberg/WebMD 2) 3) Steve Pomberg/WebMD 4) Steve Pomberg/WebMD 5) Steve Pomberg/WebMD 6) Steve Pomberg/WebMD 7) Steve Pomberg/WebMD 8) Steve Pomberg/WebMD 9) Steve Pomberg/WebMD 10) Steve Pomberg/WebMD 11) Steve Pomberg/WebMD 12) Steve Pomberg/WebMD 13) Steve Pomberg/WebMD 14) Noah Clayton/Workbook Stock 15) Altrendo Images 16) Purestock 17) Jupiterimages 18) Caroline Woodham/Digital Vision 19) Medioimages 20) Tom Schierlitz/Stone 21) Jed Share and Kaoru/Flirt Collection 22) Liane Ri/Getty American Council on Exercise: "Mountain Climbers," "Side Lunge," "Side Lying Hip Abduction." Marilyn Gansel, founder, Fitness Matters personal training studios, Stanford and Kent, Conn. Dori Ricci, NASM, CPT. Janet Roget, NASM, certified personal trainer, Little Rock, Ark. Jonathan Ross, NSCA, NASM, ACE personal trainer; speaker; consultant; owner, Aion Fitness, Bowie, Md. Paul Sorace, MA, CSCS, ACSM RCEP, exercise physiologist, trainer, Bayonne, N.J. © 2014 WebMD, LLC.

Sexy Legs Workout Posted by Cags R under Fitness & Training on 21 November 2012 at 1:00 AM With the holiday season fast approaching, you want to make sure your thighs and calves look hot in the tights for your elf costume - right fellas? That's why this week we're challenging you to this fast and effective bodyweight workout which will strengthen your legs - and as we all know, strong is sexy! Check out how to make the most of this workout for your lower abs, glutes and legs with this guide: how to perform exercises for the sexy legs workout and add the workout to your training now! Get more advice and Challenge ideas by signing up to Tribesports - it's free, fun and most importantly fitness focused!

Kneeling Roundhouse Kick - Top 10 Moves for Thinner Thighs - Shape Magazine - Page 8 This kickboxing inspired move is a great way to shape and tone the outer hips and thighs. How to do it: Start kneeling on all fours (on carpet or a mat) with your arms extended under your shoulders and knees bent under your hips. Lift your left knee off the floor, bending your left heel in closer to your body [A]. From here, extend your leg straight out, pointing your toe, shin and shoelaces facing forward [C]. Quick Form Tip: Draw your abs in tight and try not to lean away from your legs as you lift it into your kick—press both arms strong into the floor, keeping hips square. You can use your keyboard to see the next slide ( ← previous, → next) Slim, strengthen, and define your thighs with this power circuit! Promo Subtitle Image Alt Text Woman's legs Title Text Top 10 Moves for Thinner Thighs Media Folder: Media Root By Jessica Smith Topics: FeaturedTopic: leg workouts Related articles

How to NOT Suck at Getting in Shape This post title pays homage to Baker’s “How NOT to Suck at Blogging” over at Baker’s the man, so make sure you check out his stuff! Do you suck at getting in shape? It seems like everybody is trying to get in shape these days but nobody is actually succeeding. I don’t careI don’t have timeI lack the motivationI don’t know what I’m doing If you’re not in shape, it’s probably due to one, two, three, or four of the reasons listed above. The “I Don’t Care” Crowd For a lot of people who are overweight and out of shape, getting healthy is the last thing on their mind. You need to find a reason to care: People that are in shape are more successful in life. I’m going to guess that very few of you are in the “I don’t care” club, because you probably wouldn’t be reading a fitness website if you were. FIND A WAY TO CARE. The “I Don’t Have Time” Crowd This one is my favorite, because I don’t buy it for a second. Make time – There’s no excuse. The “No Motivation” Crowd I’m sorry Jack!

Exercises to Lose Lower Back Fat | Tips Park Most people divide their back into the lower back and the upper back. Some people want to lose lower back fat while other people desire to get rid of their upper back fat. Because it's very difficult to spot reduce fat from a particular body part, targeted strength exercises can do little do reduce your lower back fat. However, they can tone it and improve its appearance immensely. They can also make you more limber and alleviate back pain. Here are some exercises which can help you to eliminate lower back fat: Back extension: Start: lie on the floor facing down with both hands at your side.Finish: Raise your head and upper back from the floor until you create a comfortable arch in your back.

Abs on Fire Workout Take your abs to the next level with a workout designed to sculpt them fast. This will really set your abs on fire but it will also give you some great results. Six challenging exercises and three different levels are designed to help you sculpt stronger abs. What it works: Upper, lower and lateral abs. Tip: Every time you tense the abdominal muscle wall exhale. Download High Resolution .PDF poster

Fit Life | Strengthen Your Inner Thighs with These Five Exercises March 12, 2014 In addition to wanting a flatter stomach, many women wish they could change the shape of their inner thighs, so they turn to inner thigh exercises to try and tone up this area. But while spot reduction is a myth, exercising the inner thigh area is actually pretty important—and just as important for men as it is for women. After all, the inner thighs or adductor muscles, play an important role in helping pull the legs toward the center of the body as well as provide stability to the hip and knee joint. Strong, sleek and functional legs are achieved by exercising the lower body in a variety of ways. Weighted Inner Thigh Lift A twist on a classic exercise, this version uses your non-lifting leg as added load, which adds an extra challenge to your core. Set Up: Lie on your right side, on your right forearm, with your left hand behind your head. Execution: Lower and lift the right leg. Tips: Keep tension in the legs by slightly pressing the top foot into the lifting leg.