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Thinspirational Journey’s Farewell… Soon


Hello everyone.

I just wanted to share with you some issues i am facing with this blog.

#1. Facebook deleted the Thinspirational Journey fan page because Facebook thought, or someone reported that my site promotes eating disorders. Which is not true, if you are a reader of my blog.

#2. I am unable to access my wordpress site through normal means for some odd reason. Everyone else can access it but me. The only way I am able to post this update right now is by going through a VPN program. Which is very much tedious and a big hassle.

#3. I keep getting a lot of hate mail because of my website name. THINSPIRATIONAL JOURNEY, Just because there is the term “THINSPO” in it doesn’t mean I am glorifying starvation or promoting self harm through eating disorders and such.

Let me tell you a brief history about this blog.

Yes, I started out as an eating disordered blog. When I decided to lose weight I had no knowledge, no idea on how i was supposed to be done so i ran to the internet and searched for ways to lose weight and of course there was a plethora of Thinspo sites which were very appealing. Thigh gaps, flat tummies, prominent hip and collar bones. It was media’s ideal of beauty, and being the young adult I was who didn’t know better I was easily influenced and motivated and even inspired by it all. There was no one there to guide me since I was basically all alone and depressed during those “darker” times.

I started a blog and decided to record everything just for myself.

As time passed by I did develop an eating disorder which I DENIED to those who told me I had. Though I was losing weight I was unhappy and my life was a roller coaster. I starved myself, and when I did eat food I would vomit it all out because i’d feel bad about myself. Then it developed into a Starve- binge-puke cycle which was really bad.

I logged everything on to my blog, I would post photos and such and then I would take some tips and share articles that I found useful.

As time flew by, I was little by little introduced to a healthier lifestyle. At first girls with muscles scared the shit out of me because it didn’t fit my twisted ideals of skinny and dainty. But my views changed little by little. My eyes started to open up to my destructive ways until I found a certain Pilates instructor online who was such a positive motivation to me.

Her name is Cassey Ho from Blogilates. I admired her quirky and fun attitude towards fitness. It dawned on me that there is a much better and a happier lifestyle than starving and binging- and throwing up (lather-rinse-repeat).

So I changed my life around. I started to eat healthier and even became vegetarian. I started exercising more than 3 times a week and then one day I saw her post about joining a bikini competition and I was so amazed by her story of dedication and commitment so that was the time I decided I wanted to train insane. Lift heavy. and all that.

So right now I am training for a bikini competition for next year. (better start early).


 

  • I promote eating 6 small healthy meals a day with balance portions.
  • I promote exercising at least 30-60minutes a day
  • I try to come up with easy challenges that my readers can do every month (though I can’t do this regularly because I also have other things to do but I try really hard)
  • My lines are always open to talk to those girls who are suffering through E.D.s and want to make a change in their life just like I did.
  • I promote healthy and happy living.

But why keep the blog THINSPIRATIONAL JOURNEY?

Think about it. Girls who are looking for “THINSPO” will stumble to my site and see that there is a life beyond disordered eating. There is a happier and healthier lifestyle. So i like to think and put out to the world that my blog is more like a wolf in sheep’s clothing (in a good way) I am a healthy blog disguised as a Thinspo blog so that I can and am able to reach out to those who might be searching for the wrong things online.  At least when they land on my “THINSPIRATIONAL” site, they can see a more positive image and none of those THINSPO stuff that can ultimately destroy their lives.

So I think my readers can be the judge and the witnesses to what my blog is really about.


 

That being said.

I will now be shutting down Thinspirational Journey and moving it to a new home under a new name giving it a slightly new beginning.

But until the time that Thinspirational JOurney moves on I just wanted to thank all my readers and followers for being there and supporting me.

I hope you will support the new name I will have this blog under.

xx
Lara Novales

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Summer! My April Gym Schedule


Summer in the Philippines is FINALLY HERE! And that means NO SCHOOL/CLASSES for 2 MONTHS! Which also means that I can finally go back to the GYM!

Finals week was really excruciating and I am sad to admit but I was eating junk food everyday to cope with the hectic and stressful nature of finals and such. So in turn i gained a fair amount of weight back.

So the first half of summer I will set the weights down for 30 days and just focus on cardio and try new classes at th gym

So here is my schedule for the WHOLE month of April.


 

Mondays: Boxing

Tuesdays: Spin Class

Wednesdays: Muai Thai

Thursdays: Spartan 300

Fridays: Boxing

Saturdays: Muai Thai

Sundays: Rest


So there you have it. My schedule for April, my attempt to burn all the fat I gained during end terms. (hopefully more)

Come May, I will start with my weight training once again.

I will keep this short for now. I just wanted to let you guys know that Im back for the WHOLE OF SUMMER! and Im so excited!

xoxo
Lara Krystle Novales
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Don’t Stop When it Hurts | Day 15


Jaime Eason LiveFit 12 week Trainer
Phase 1 | Week 3 | Days 15

Journal:

I can really relate to the motivational photo I used today. Why? well its because it was leg day today and it was not easy yet again. I sweated and panted and there were times I wanted to just stop mid way through my set and call it a day. But i kept telling myself and reminding myself of my goals, and my dreams. I want to achieve my goal so badly and transform my body to the one I always wanted to have, in order for me to do this I have to keep working my ass off (pun intended in every way). So I pushed through every rep.

I know my fat was crying in the form of sweat. (joke).

I have to admit something, the cravings for pizza and BBQ fries are becoming greater and greater as each day passes. :( I really want a slice of 7 cheese pizza and a tub of fries. But of course as always I do my best to keep myself on track in reaching my fitness goals. It really isn’t easy, I’m not going to sugar coat it. Going through a strict training regime is now joke. But I know that it will be so worth it!

what do you think?

Photos from today:

Lara Novales barbell squat

Lara Novales barbell lunge

Lara Novales kettel bell one legged deadlift

Lara Novales lying leg curls Larry Bril Photobomb

Lara Novales standing calf raise

Lara Novales fitness

xoxo
Lara Krystle Novales
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Banana Oat (Microwave) Waffle


So I posted my banana oat waffle on Facebook and just as I promised I’m going to share with you the super duper 3 (4) ingredient RECIPE that looks sinful but its not!

HERE YOU GO!

Here are the things you will need:

Bananas
Quick Cook oats
Eggs
Cinnamon powder (optional)
Microwavable Waffle mold (I got mine from Saizen-Daiso)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Take your bananas and slice them into a lixing bowl. I’m not giving any amount because i really didn’t count. I just kinda winged the recipe

2. MASH IT!

3. Then pour almost the same amount of oats into the  mixture. Again I just estimated this. You are going to want your mixture to be thicker than oatmeal consistency because you will still be adding some whole eggs into this

4. Next get 2-3 whole eggs and mix them separately at first then add them to your banana and oats. Just estimate how much you will need. This time around you will want your waffle mixture to become close to oatmeal consistency.

5. Mix ‘em all up! and you can add a dash of cinammon for that delicious scent and added flavour. :P

6. Get your waffle mold and place about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into it (again it depends on you)

7. Then pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds on Medium High

8. Wait and then DING! take it out and you’re done!!

It is sooo very easy! I make these for my small meals (snacks) I eat about 2 of them during mid morning or mid afternoon. Its healthy, its got no added sugars except for the ones found naturally in bananas. And this has NO OIL!

You can cook this in a non stick pan as well if you prefer to make them into pancakes but I find that doing that kinda makes it a bit dry. But again it is your preference.

So I hope you enjoyed this recipe! let me know in the comments below!

xoxo
Lara Krystle Novales
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2013 Comes to a Close


2013 is coming to a close and we are all excited for the new year. For a lot of us, it marks a new day and a new beginning for our fitness endeavors.

Truth be told, I haven’t been feeling well and I don’t have the motivation to update this blog the past week mainly because I haven’t been going to the gym because it is the holidays. But on the 2nd of January, I heard its going to be open again so I’m going to start working out again.

I really feel a great deal of difference when I go and when I don’t go to the gym or workout.

Anyway, did you see our new challenge for January? Check it out :

-> 30 Day Squat Till You Drop Challenge <-

30 day Squat till you Drop ChallengeIts going to be loads of fun. I’m going to start doing this on the 1st of January. You are all welcome to join. Several other people are going to do this as well.

So in the next few days I will just be posting some fun image sets for ya’ll. Oh and also I put up my other blog mainly for my Cosplay and crafting stuff, you’re more than welcome to drop by sometime over at:

Lara’s Cosplay Misadventures

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Anyway I will keep this short.

What kind of content do you want me to post more on this coming 2014? Do you want more workout challenges? Recipes? Video Blogs? Photos?  Please let me know in the comment section below.

xoxo
Lara Krystle Novales
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