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" It’s not a big deal that you gained weight. Honestly, in the big picture, who cares? Did you live life the way you wanted to? Did you have fun? Did you find people you love? Did you learn lots of interesting things? That’s probably what you’re gonna care about when you’re at your death bed, not about the fact that you “gained weight” when you were 21. "

— My 18 year old brother, when i was freaking out about my recovery weight gain.  (via thephilyptian)

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Question about HIIT routine

At the moment when I go on the treadmill at the gym I walk for 2 minutes at 6km/h, I jog for 2 mins at 9 km/h and run for 1 minute at 13 km/h. I repeat this 6 times until I’ve been on the treadmill for half an hour, then I go do something else.

My question is - is this considered HIIT? should I be doing shorter intervals to make it more effective or walk less/run more?

When you did weight watchers did you do the old points system or this new points system? I'm confused! On the new one it seems like you can eat way more which would make me think it would be less beneficial...
- Anonymous

Heyya! I followed the new system, which in Australia is called ProPoints and I think in America it may be called Points Plus. I don’t really know much about the old system but I know ProPoints takes into account protein, carbohydrates, fats and fibre and so that’s why some of the points values differ from the old system. Through the majority of my weight loss I was eating 29 points worth of food a day and occasionally using some (or all) of my 49 weekly points, and I was still losing on average 0.5-1kg a week :) x

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multiples of 5!
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yay thanks!

5. If you were drunk would the person you like take care of you?

I bloody hope so, I’ve taken care of him enough times! Haha nah I know he would :)

10. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?

My mum. We are usually so close but we have been arguing at the moment and seem to be drifting. We both have had some important things we’ve needed to say to each other

15. What good thing happened this summer?

Well it’s only just spring in Australia, so can I count my European summer? I travelled to so many amazing places in Europe with my best friend!

20. Do you like your neighbors?

I’m so bad, I kind of try and avoid them as much as possible apart from the odd hello :|

25. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with?

My lower stomach where I have the majority of my excess skin

30. Do you ever want to get married?

Yes I do, probably not until I’m at least 28 though

35. Would you rather live without TV or music?

Definitely TV, I really don’t watch that much of it anyway and music and singing can make me happy no matter what mood I’ve been in

40. What do you want to do after high school?

Well thank god I’m not in high school anymore! Still doesn’t mean I know what I want to do though. I guess I want to finish my degree and get a job in HR that I like, and definitely do some more travelling and maybe live overseas

45. What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

my alarm! and the thought that I better get the gym out of the way early

50. What was the colour of the last hoodie you wore?

My bf’s snuggly navy hoodie :)

55. Favourite blog?

I don’t really have one favourite, there are about 6 or so that I check every day

60. Ever won a competition? For what?

I won a talent competition when I was in high school for singing

65. Are you hungry right now?

Actually no, which is unusual for me haha

70. Names of your bestfriends? 

Emma and Elena

75. Favourite animal?

I’ve always loved orang utans, they have the sweetest, gentlest faces

80. What colour pants?

I’m wearing stripey navy and white shorts

85. Favourite character from Mean Girls?

Sharon Norbury the math teacher, because Tina Fey is hilarious

90. Name a person you love?

There are so many! As I grow older though I realise how much I love, appreciate and rely on my brother Cam

95. Last movie you watched?

Carrie - I had a girlie sleepover last night and we always watch scary movies

100. How are you feeling?

I’ve been incredibly sad and low all day, but I’m feeling a little better tonight

105. Ever been to a bonfire party?

Not a party per se, but we always have lots of bonfires at our farm in winter

110. Have you ever liked someone so much it hurt?

I don’t think I’ve felt that kind of love/infatuation yet

115. Do you play the Wii?

We have one but I’ve probably used it like 5 times in 4 years!

120. Are you afraid of the dark?

No, but I think everyone feels the slightest bit of fear when they are alone in the dark

125. Do you believe in true love?

Yes, I like to think so. Though I think any sort of love will take work over time

130. Do you like subway?

Yes what’s not to like about a sandwich!

135. Dumbest lie you ever told?

Oh god I’m sure I have told so many, probably when I was like 11 and curious and told mum I hadn’t clicked on porn on her computer when it was still up on the screen HAHA

140. Summer or Winter?

mmm probably winter

145. Tea or Coffee?

TEA ALWAYS

150. Get the closest book next to you, open it to page 42, what’s the first line on that page?

"I didn’t want them to discuss how lovely my wife was, I wanted them to go out and search for my fucking wife"

OH MY GOD I’M SORRY I’M SURE I’VE BORED YOU ALL TO DEATH!!!

such good questions though :)

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omg so I have paid for 3 introductory personal training sessions at my gym right, and yesterday I got a call from the male personal trainer who has been assigned to me. Not only is he pretty attractive, but was only in the year above me at school and is kind of known among my friend group and has a SMOKING hot girlfriend. Anyyywayyy during the phone call he said he would be taking measurements/discussing diet so I have to wear a sports bra so he can do a skin fold test and also to keep a diary of my food intake so he can look at that and urghh it’s just going to be so awkward cos I have so much saggy skin, so what’s the point of a skin fold test anyway!

The first session was supposed to be this morning but last night I had a sleepover with my girlfriends and ate a disgusting amount of popcorn, lollies and m&m’s and woke up SO bloated, so I texted him saying I had been called in to work and couldn’t make it hehe

" ASK!?! "

1. Who was the last person you held hands with?
2. Are you outgoing or shy?
3. Who are you looking forward to seeing?
4. Are you easy to get along with?
5. If you were drunk would the person you like take care of you?
6. What kind of people are you attracted to?
7. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now?
8. Who from the opposite gender is on your mind?
9. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable?
10. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
11. What does the most recent text that you sent say?
12. What are your 5 favorite songs right now?
13. Do you like it when people play with your hair?
14. Do you believe in luck and miracles?
15. What good thing happened this summer?
16. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
17. Do you think there is life on other planets?
18. Do you still talk to your first crush?
19. Do you like bubble baths?
20. Do you like your neighbors?
21. What are you bad habits?
22. Where would you like to travel?
23. Do you have trust issues?
24. Favorite part of your daily routine?
25. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with?
26. What do you do when you wake up?
27. Do you wish your skin was lighter or darker?
28. Who are you most comfortable around?
29. Have any of your ex’s told you they regret breaking up?
30. Do you ever want to get married?
31. If your hair long enough for a pony tail?
32. Which celebrities would you have a threesome with?
33. Spell your name with your chin.
34. Do you play sports? What sports?
35. Would you rather live without TV or music?
36. Have you ever liked someone and never told them?
37. What do you say during awkward silences?
38. Describe your dream girl/guy?
39. What are your favorite stores to shop in?
40. What do you want to do after high school?
41. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?
42. If your being extremely quiet what does it mean?
43. Do you smile at strangers?
44. Trip to outer space or bottom of the ocean?
45. What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
46. What are you paranoid about?
47. Have you ever been high?
48. Have you ever been drunk?
49. Have you done anything recently that you hope nobody finds out about?
50. What was the colour of the last hoodie you wore?
51. Ever wished you were someone else?
52. One thing you wish you could change about yourself?
53. Favourite makeup brand?
54. Favourite store?
55. Favourite blog?
56. Favourite colour?
57. Favourite food?
58. Last thing you ate?
59. First thing you ate this morning?
60. Ever won a competition? For what?
61. Been suspended/expelled? For what?
62. Been arrested? For what?
63. Ever been in love?
64. Tell us the story of your first kiss?
65. Are you hungry right now?
66. Do you like your tumblr friends more than your real friends?
67. Facebook or Twitter?
68. Twitter or Tumblr?
69. Are you watching tv right now?
70. Names of your bestfriends?
71. Craving something? What?
72. What colour are your towels?
72. How many pillows do you sleep with?
73. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
74. How many stuffed animals do you think you have?
75. Favourite animal?
76. What colour is your underwear?
77. Chocolate or Vanilla?
78. Favourite ice cream flavour?
79. What colour shirt are you wearing?
80. What colour pants?
81. Favourite tv show?
82. Favourite movie?
83. Mean Girls or Mean Girls 2?
84. Mean Girls or 21 Jump Street?
85. Favourite character from Mean Girls?
86. Favourite character from Finding Nemo?
87. First person you talked to today?
88. Last person you talked to today?
89. Name a person you hate?
90. Name a person you love?
91. Is there anyone you want to punch in the face right now?
92. In a fight with someone?
93. How many sweatpants do you have?
94. How many sweaters/hoodies do you have?
95. Last movie you watched?
96. Favourite actress?
97. Favourite actor?
98. Do you tan a lot?
99. Have any pets?
100. How are you feeling?
101. Do you type fast?
102. Do you regret anything from your past?
103. Can you spell well?
104. Do you miss anyone from your past?
105. Ever been to a bonfire party?
106. Ever broken someone’s heart?
107. Have you ever been on a horse?
108. What should you be doing?
109. Is something irritating you right now?
110. Have you ever liked someone so much it hurt?
111. Do you have trust issues?
112. Who was the last person you cried in front of?
113. What was your childhood nickname?
114. Have you ever been out of your province/state?
115. Do you play the Wii?
116. Are you listening to music right now?
117. Do you like chicken noodle soup?
118. Do you like Chinese food?
119. Favourite book?
120. Are you afraid of the dark?
121. Are you mean?
122. Is cheating ever okay?
123. Can you keep white shoes clean?
124. Do you believe in love at first sight?
125. Do you believe in true love?
126. Are you currently bored?
127. What makes you happy?
128. Would you change your name?
129. What your zodiac sign?
130. Do you like subway?
131. Your bestfriend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do?
132. Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with?
133. Favourite lyrics right now?
134. Can you count to one million?
135. Dumbest lie you ever told?
136. Do you sleep with your doors open or closed?
137. How tall are you?
138. Curly or Straight hair?
139. Brunette or Blonde?
140. Summer or Winter?
141. Night or Day?
142. Favourite month?
143. Are you a vegetarian?
144. Dark, milk or white chocolate?
145. Tea or Coffee?
146. Was today a good day?
147. Mars or Snickers?
148. What’s your favourite quote?
149. Do you believe in ghosts?
150. Get the closest book next to you, open it to page 42, what’s the first line on that page? 
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