Being happy and secure in who you are is the key to feeling fulfilled. It starts of by being honest with YOU and with what you really want in this life.
Stop hating yourself for what you think you AREN'T -- and start loving WHO YOU ARE
As for changing your body: Challenging your muscles with heavier weights, not ONLY light "mini-weights" in your workouts is what you need to get toned. What is "Heavy" is PERSONAL (I do get asked "Alicia, what is 'heavy?'").
For someone who works out regularly with 5 lb weights - graduating to 10lb'ders will force your body to change, adapt, grow - TONE AND TIGHTEN UP. If you use 10 lb weights bring it up 5 pounds for a few sets. Your body adapts - to change it, you have to shake things up.
Yes, keeping less crap in your overall diet and more of the good stuff that your body can "recognize" and process is BIG HUGE part of the whole "get lean and toned" process. The food thing is where I see more people "failing." Because most people LIE TO THEMSELVES. I have seen people that feed their dogs healthier than they feed themselves. Be honest with yourself: is your diet really that tight? Is happy hour keeping your from where you want to be with your bod? And I am NOT TALKING starve yourself. You will never hear those words come out of my mouth. However, I can't sugar-coat that a HUGE majority of what you eat has to be good stuff. REMIND YOURSELF of this when you are reaching for the THIRD SLICE of pie. Do you want MORE PIE or do you wants abs? Do the work. You get out what you put in. Start there. Overly-restrictive diets can set you up to fail. Learn to balance your diet without extremes and deprivation (NOTE: I am NOT talking to you contest folks, that is NOT my arena) -
A lot of fitness is trial and error after you get past the "basics." Once you get where you want to be, how can you push it to the next level to create YOUR BEST BODY and then take a look at yourself and BE HONEST…are you REALLY DOING IT?
Ugh sorry. I'm passing out slowly here. More much later. The 6am "LA wakeup call" is starting to weigh on me a bit LOL. AM x
PHOTO: Through the years I've changed the WAY I workout and eat so that it worked better for MY BODY. Yes I still eat carbs.
….I also did away with the excessive contest/appearance/photoshoot tanning and I don't miss it sorry LOL x
Photographer: Robert Reiff
Just a reminder - if you're around tonight and you've already gotten your workout in...
Come small-talk with me about ANYTHINGGGG while I grind my alliWarr alt - I'm getting back "in gameplay shape" to (finally! wtf) bring 'SilverBisque' to Draenor next week! World of Warcraft
www.TwinGalaxiesLIVE.com 7-9 pm PST #WarcraftwithBiscuit Twin Galaxies Live Twin Galaxies -
Peep silver eyes to match le hairs -
Note: my girl is not an engineer (try blacksmith/mining) but I just got these glam goggles, so I wear. lel
A "goddess" inspired me to -
#TootYourOwnHornToday ! Excited about some new news!
1) I've been brought onto The #ZeldaProject as IMPA: Legend refers to her as Zelda's caretaker and bodyguard. If you love Zelda or even just gaming and cosplay? Follow the above fan page for an exciting pictorial portrayal of one of Nin's most loved adventures #YayYayYAY
2) Soooo...me/IMPA/STORM/JADE/TIGRA/BISCUIT is going to be playing/live-streaming Warlords of Draenor at Twin Galaxies Live Twin Galaxies TONIGHT and the rest of the week M-T from 7-9p PST! Please stop by and visit me, chat about anything: Wow, gaming, FITNESS, contests, COSPLAY - LIFE! I'm going to be ON LIVE so PLEASE stop by... www.twingalaxieslive.com tonight through Thurs 7-9p pst
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around for a while, you could miss it."
Me - Neveux Studios for IRON MAN MAGAZINE
Jessica - Jan-Michael Losada
My science lover friends and I got together tonight to talk about bugs (and spiders).
In particular, "non-specific entomological symbiosis in the Amazon."
Insect candies. We're a bunch of hellraisers, lemme tell ya...
My friend Phil (Torres, biologist, 'Spiderman') has spent time in the rainforest. He and his research team discovered this (pictured) new species of arachnid which they named the Cyclosa Decoy, while in Peru.
Yes, it's gross, but super tiny (around 5mm) and will SCULPT - out of leaves, debris and random bug remnants - a larger version of itself (complete with 8 legs) in its web to ward off predators.
Mother Nature, you are perverse. But how I love thee.
Getting into character for @StanLeesComikaze Expo tomorrow/Sat...!
Come visit me at booth #1814 10-12 and 1-3p, I'll be hanging with Wolverine Lon Brown naturally!) -
*NOTE* these cover my entire eye - with *limited* sight (blurry) so apologies in advance if I just walk right by you tomorrow!!! #XMen #Storm #Marvel
Hey girl hey...wanted to share a little something I'm excited about right meow -
More on this #superfriends #superfitness collabo coming later this year -- with Jason Layden #Booty #plyojam #workout #fitness #Aliciamarie
My LIMITED EDITION Ms Marvel/Carol Danvers @Coscards is going down at @StanLeeComikaze Expo this coming Halloween weekend! I will be in #cosplay (duh) signing these collectible cards this weekend with my #Coscards cosplay lovelies --- as well as just walking around the con having a good time and hanging with my fellow geeks! Note that the back of the card actually has my "superhero" stats on it - so of course I'm feeling pretty legit right now HA...
More on this later. Back to fitness love/work!
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