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You do not have an excuse =) [Mar. 19th, 2009|07:43 am]

Do not forget! 

Appreciate what you have. Do not take it for granted. Respect your body, and use it to live life to it's fullest potential!

Just as though the blind would love for your sight,
the deaf would love for your hearing,
people unable to dance would love for your legs.
people unable to hug someone would love for your arms

someone who lost movement in entire body.. imagine.

Are you using your body as much as you could? When someone else may have no other choice, why are you just sitting there?

Be grateful for what you have, and do not let it go to waste because you are lazy. Get up and show your appreciation.

Find what motivates you -- and do it.

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YOU DO NOT HAVE AN EXCUSE!! [Mar. 13th, 2009|06:01 pm]


EVERYONE can always somehow manage to create an excuse for themselves.

“I can’t go to the gym, I don’t have time.”

If someone challenges that excuse, the excuse then becomes something no one can actually determine is valid or not. Such as a physical disability, whether it is visible or not.  People might complain about arthritis, hip injuries, joint problems, — or even, amputated limbs.

Well, i’m  here to challenge all of that.  Later on I will write a post regarding the benefits of exercise in relation to all the above phsyical ailments. But what about the latter?

Well, I came across this video.

Watch it, and then get your perfectly abled body to the gym.

Ballet, "Hand in Hand" (Man with one leg, woman with one arm.)

Read more FITSPIRATION articles at our new site, http://www.mellissagorecki.com

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Moved [Feb. 27th, 2009|03:15 am]

FITSPIRATION is now located at : http://mellissagorecki.com

You can also add me on twitter for updates on the site, promotions, etc :)

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BIG NEWS! [Feb. 26th, 2009|09:52 pm]


Hello everyone!

I am so proud of this community. When I started this journal, I was not considering how popular it would be. It began as a project between a couple friends and it grew and grew like crazy. The thing that surprised me most, was how often it was updated without me even posting new entries. :) You guys absolutely rock.

With that being said, over the past couple of months I have been brainstorming the idea of a website -- to read a much larger audience.

Unfortunately, :( , A while back I had registered the domain fitspiration.com -- and I guess I missed the re register email and someone snatched it up (this was a while back) --- so for now, the main site will be on http://mellissagorecki.com.

Fitness has now become a major part of my life -- based off nutrition and proper exercise. The site will feature many of the personal trainers, nutritionists, and other authors posting regular (daily) entries.

As off February 26, 2008 : I am still configuring the website a ton. I am playing around like crazy with it to figure out how to add all the scripting I need so do not be alarmed if for a moment you see a skull and cross bones ;) I fix these issues immediately, "Oops that didn't work..."

Please contribute to the new and exciting FITSPIRATION BLOG --- BOOKMARK! add the site to your RSS, and check back frequently. We have enough content to update daily! Feel free to leave comments on the blog site indicating new topics you might want to hear about.

I will be implementing in the future the "POINT SYSTEM" we created here in FITSPIRATION at LJ... just need to figure out how to make that work without it being way too crazy! :)

Things to look for on FITSPIRATION:
  • Ways for you to make money being an affiliate for featured programs
  • Weekly exercise guidelines
  • Nutrition and diet guides
  • Video content - PT clips, how to prepare food, exercise
  • And of course....... more ;)
You can also follow me on Twitter @MellissaGorecki for updates.


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Exercise DVD Question [Aug. 10th, 2008|07:50 pm]
Has anyone here tried theTank Top Arms, Bikini Bely, Boy Shorts Bottom DVD?
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(no subject) [Mar. 23rd, 2008|11:08 pm]

My introduction!

Reason for joining:
I've been going in the right direction as far as trying to lose weight and be motivated on my own, but I figured it would be helpful and inspiring to see how other people are doing with the same issue. Also, "fitspiration" is clearly the healthier way to go over all that "thinspiration."

Current fitness/health goal: I just want to lose enough to the point where I am at a healthy weight for my age and height. I'm 21 / 170lbs / 5' 7''. I run several times a week and I can do a mile in nine minutes (I'd like to do it in eight.) People say I look like I weigh less than I actually do, so my weight doesn't concern me so much as being in shape and looking toned. I also have been playing rugby for 2 years, so that helped me initially lose weight and coerces me into working out and getting in shape.

Fitness/health weakness: I'm really lazy. I also love to eat. I think I'm pretty good at doing things when I have to (like at practice or conditioning) but it's hard to be motivating on my own. As far as my eating habits, I don't deny myself anything but rather try to moderate everything. I've also discovered that I love veggie subs and that the key to healthy eating is lathering everything in hummus. It's great. :)

Do you have and ED/fitness disorder?: I've never had an eating disorder or a fitness disorder. I'm obsessed with what I eat and how much I eat - but never enough to not eat or go to an extreme. It's the same with the fitness thing - I'm kind of obsessed with it, but not so much that I don't skip the gym or practice sometimes. It's more of like, I'm constantly thinking about how I eat and when I work out.

What do you think limits you the most in making healthy choices?: I don't think there is anything that can limit me in making healthy choices but I limit myself in my proactivity. I work so much harder at practice or when my coach is at conditioning than when I am doing something on my own. I need someone there motivating me because as much as I want it for myself - it's easier when I have to do it for other people (my teammates.)

What are you doing or have done to make the best of a situation barring you from a healthy lifestyle?: Definitely rugby. Its something I do with some of my best friends and it's just fun. There is the motivating issue of playing hard to win. Also, knowing that the more time I get on the field depends on how hard I can play and my coach notices when I'm working hard and improving on my fitness. You have to train hard to play hard and you have to play hard to win. It's more fun to play a hard 80 minutes of rugby than go to the gym and lift weights for the same length of time.

YOUR Fitspiration / a picture of a model, yourself, a quote, anything that keeps you going:
++People don't play sports because its fun. Ask any athlete, most of them hate it, but they couldn't imagine their life without it. Its part of them, the Hate/love relationship. its what they live for. They live for the practices, parties, cheers, long bus rides, invitationals, countless pairs of different types of shoes, water, Gatorade, & coaches you hate but appreciate. They live for the way it feels when you beat the team next to you by 1 pt. in overtime, & you know those 2 extra sprints you ran in practice were worth it. They live for the way you become a family with your team, they live for the countless songs you sing in your head when your running ALL those suicides. They live for the competition, they live for the friends, the practices, the memories, the pain, its who they are. It's who we are. WE ARE ATHLETES...

++It's not about just running through 80 minutes of drill work. It's about thinking of every person that has ever made you mad and finally having a way to do something about it. She can see that anger in your eyes and you can see the fear in hers. Finally, it's about getting up and looking down at her saying to yourself, "Man, I just fucked her up." - my coach

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(no subject) [Feb. 26th, 2008|03:36 pm]
+Reason for joining: Want to lose those pesky last few pounds!
+If applicable, who referred you?:
+Current fitness/health goal: (include your height if you mention specific weights): 125 STG, 118 LTG
+Fitness/Health weakness: carbs!
+Do you have an ED/Fitness Disorder?: nope
+What do you think limits you the most in making healthy choices?: constant temptation
+What are you doing or have you done to make the best of a situation barring you from a healthy lifestyle?: work out more on my treadmill
+YOUR Fitspiration(A picture of a model, yourself, a quote, anything that keeps you going: "It takes a day to feel better, 3 days to cement a routine, and 3 weeks to make it permanent"
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hola [Feb. 24th, 2008|08:48 pm]
+Reason for joining: i want to lose a few pounds, shed fat, and get really healthy.
+If applicable, who referred you?: nobody
+Current fitness/health goal: i'm 5'7 and 134 pounds now. i want to be 125.
+Fitness/Health weakness: chocolate/cookies. i can't say no to them.
+Do you have an ED/Fitness Disorder?: no
+What do you think limits you the most in making healthy choices?: good food that's bad for me.
+What are you doing or have you done to make the best of a situation barring you from a healthy lifestyle?: avoiding chocolate at all costs and eating healthy food in place of it.
+YOUR Fitspiration(A picture of a model, yourself, a quote, anything that keeps you going:
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And before I forget... [Jan. 7th, 2008|02:50 pm]


Two other things:

1) Dear mods, can you please update, change or clarify the community info? It seems to be attracting people as it is but newer members, myself included, are ignorant about the point system, etc. It would be nice if there were some links to various online fitness and nutrition resources in the user info or memories. Also, while the tag system seems rather self-explanatory, some form of concise definitions would be nice.

2) Other community members: if you’re looking for more active fitness and healthy living communities consider gymrats and fitbody_fitmind. Gymrats is a very detailed community that seems to be populated by more experienced people but the posts are interesting to read and I enjoy lurking in the community. Fit mind is a bit more relaxed in nature and seems rather similar to fitspiration. Enjoy!
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Fitness for dummies [Jan. 7th, 2008|02:41 pm]

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Hey everyone!

I hope 2008 has been good to you this first week, and if you've made any resolutions, that they are working for you. I know that I am personally excited for my "fresh start" this year... my coming semester includes a ballet course for fun and I am looking forward to beginning a weight training routine (and stick with it!). I also plan to start riding with my university's cycling team, even though that will mean head-to-toe spandex.

Anyway... I want to share with you all a very helpful website which some of you may have heard about: Stumptuous.com
This website is amazing, it's written by and for women and is the no bullshit guide to nutrition and exercise- with a focus on weight training. If you've done the reading, and understand nutrition and health and really want to become stronger and healthier, yet are unsure of where to start your conquest of the weight room, this site will provide you with everything you need to know. Honestly, this site is amazing! The maintainer has links for everything and presents information in a supportive, yet "you better get your ass off the couch" kind of way. Stumptuous.com has provided me with motivation to start that workout notebook I've been thinking about. And the letters from readers all over the world are very inspiring!

We've always been told that lasting results come from sustained effort and constant healthy choices, and we've all heard the hells of crash-dieting (ephedra, anyone?) I am a avid lurker in various fitness communities on LJ and stumptuous always gets glowing reviews from embers. So, if you're like me and you really want to start healthy habits and break into that weight room that is oh-so segregated but you are unsure of where to start because there are so many things that you are curious about, then you should give this website a read-through!

And so this isn't text-only!
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