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Hi!
Welcome to my fabulous Health Blog.


I'm Brittany and I'm 24 from sunny San Diego, CA. I have a very unique life story, and I started this blog to show you that no matter who you are or what you've been through, it's never too late to get a healthy start.

Since you’re reading my blog, you’re obviously already smart, funny AND good looking… so why not add 'healthy' and 'fit' to the mix of your greatness?
The Fitspirational Blonde is here to teach you how to make positive changes to your daily life. So toss your microwave dinners, and get your dusty spatulas and running shoes out of storage! Let this fabulous health blog be the start to your new beginning, and the beginning to your very own healthy happily ever after.

Love, Brittany

The Fitspirational Blonde

Favorite Quote

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Amen.
I don’t know where I’d be with out You.

Amen.

I don’t know where I’d be with out You.

(Source: staypozitive, via gettingahealthybody)

dancelikeyoureellen saidWhen you say juice, are you using a juicer? Or a blender? Are you keeping the skin on everything?

Blender vs Juicer

We bought an actual juicer :) I have a REALLY good blender to that I use to make smoothies, but for the next 30 days on our cleanse, I’ll only be using the juicer. Although the blender does maintain more of the fiber, we’re looking to detox and cleanse our bodies for the next 30 days.

Skin on Fruit and Veggies:

This depends on the fruit/veggie. We’re honestly still experimenting with this, sometimes the skins put a really bad flavor in the juice so we’ll take it off. On produce like cucumbers, zucchinis, carrots, grapes, apples and tomatoes we’ll leave the skins on, but for fruits like melons, oranges, and other tough citrus we take off. 

Let me know if you have any more questions! We’re only on day 1 but we’ve already learned so much!!

“Hi Brittany! Hope you're well :) We're new to the tumblr fitness community and were wondering if when you get a minute or two if you'd be able to check out our blog + instagram (@zovafit) ? Please let us know what you like / don't like and what you'd like to see more of on our pages in the future! As you're a leading fitness tumblr your advice would be invaluable to helping us start out! Thanks so much!”
-zovafit

Hey guys,

Sure, I always love checking out and encouraging people who are new to the health community!

I just took a few minutes to check out your blog and I think you’ve got a wonderful start.

A suggestion I have for you is to make an about me section, and let your future followers get to know who you are. People like to learn about who they’re following, and know that it’s a real person with a real life. Not just someone who’s re-blogging things every 5 minutes just to gain followers. I’ve had my health blog for 3+ years now and I really love getting to know the my wonderful followers, and their journeys to a healthy lifestyle. They’d love to get to know you too :)

Hope that helps!

Be real, be positive, and you’ll be right on your way to watching your health blog grow <3

Xox Brittany

“Hi Brittany, I messaged you ages ago and told you how i was changing my life style like giving up coca cola etc etc, Well since then i've slipped backwards into my old habits of eating badly, not exercising and of course drinking coca cola.. I've been thinking about buying a journal and writing down recipes, goals and basic beginner workouts. I was just wondering if its actually a good idea and was wondering if you could give me any tips? I'm sick of starting over.. Help would be great!!!! :)”
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Hi Megan! 

So sorry that your message seemed to have gotten lost into the infinite abyss of my message box, I have almost a thousand in there at a time so I try to get to them when my life permits :) Thanks for messaging me again, this was an AWESOME question that I think a lot of my followers can benefit from.

Journals and Fitness

This is by far one of the best things you can do to stay on track with your health journey. If you really want to get a good start to a new lifestyle, get a journal and write EVERYTHING down. Keeping lists, goals and food intakes is a fabulous way to keep yourself accountable and on track. I have a LOT of healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes in the healthy eating section of my blog that will give you some awesome ideas to kick you off with!

Coke Addiction

Girl, I used to be SO addicted to soda. I would drink it 1-2 every day, and water was nothing more than a substance to shower in. I never drank water, because I thought drinking sodas and sweet drinks was enough to hydrate my body. WRONG! Soda actually kills you inside. First, educate yourself on all the terrible things soda does to your teeth, your body, your skin and even your hair! On my home page, search the word “coke” and you’ll see all the posts I’ve done about quitting caffeine and soda. It will really motivate you.

If you’re considering quitting caffeine, here is a few of the feelings I went through, throughout the first week:

  • Day 1-2: Shaky, TERRIBLE head ache, overly exhausted, grumpy, moody… and the list goes on and on!
  • Day 3-5: Continuous head ache from the time I wake up; (which was when I usually went to Starbucks, or made some coffee from my Keurig) to the time I went to sleep. Sleeping a LOT more hours at night (10 instead of my regular 6-8. Not AS exhausted, but still needing to take naps 
  • Days 6-7 Still craving caffeine, but on a MUCH lower level, I think it will take a few more weeks, if not months, for my body to completely stop craving it.

WHEN YOUR ADDICTED TO SOMETHING, IT HAS POWER OVER YOU, AND YOU TELL YOURSELF THAT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT. YOUR BODY NEEDS IT, INSTEAD OF DESIRING IT ON OCCASION. 

Change your mind set

Before: “I really really wanted it, but I know I can’t have it.”

Now: “I know that I can have it, but I don’t want it!”

Hope that helps, I’ll try to scan my inbox for your messages if you have any more questions hun!!

Don’t give up, you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to. Tell yourself this is going to be the LAST time you’re “starting over” and the new beginning to your healthy happily ever after!

Xox Brittany

For all my fellow college students out there!!!

Get a head start this semester on good studying habits.

(Source: bonneiver, via earningfitness)

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I found this on we heart it it’s not mine but credit to who ever made it! :) 

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I found this on we heart it it’s not mine but credit to who ever made it! :) 

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This is such a great lesson that I&#8217;m learning more and more as I grow up. Life is so short, we only have 100 years on this beautiful planet. If you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, make the decision to start over.
YOU are the only one that can control your emotions. It takes practice, but YES it is possible. Don&#8217;t wait for someone or something to magically happen and do it for you.
For me, taking a refreshing shower when I&#8217;m feeling grumpy or overwhelmed REALLY helps. Tell yourself when you get out, that it will be a new day. Or even better, a warm bubble bath with my favorite candles and a great book!
Try it, you&#8217;ve got this.

This is such a great lesson that I’m learning more and more as I grow up. Life is so short, we only have 100 years on this beautiful planet. If you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, make the decision to start over.

YOU are the only one that can control your emotions. It takes practice, but YES it is possible. Don’t wait for someone or something to magically happen and do it for you.

For me, taking a refreshing shower when I’m feeling grumpy or overwhelmed REALLY helps. Tell yourself when you get out, that it will be a new day. Or even better, a warm bubble bath with my favorite candles and a great book!

Try it, you’ve got this.

(Source: lovelivejustbreathe, via prettyandfit)

VEGETARIAN THANKSGIVING DISH IDEAS?!?! HELP!

My friends and I are having a late “friends-giving” dinner this Friday night, and I’m supposed to bring a dish with me. I’m a life-long vegetarian, so that kicks any turkey/meat related dishes out the window.

I want it to be creative/delicious.

Any dish recommendations that you guys ate this Thanksgiving?!?

Tumblr Language Deciphered…

I just got asked by a follower what these words mean- so since I happen to be fluent in Tumblr, I decided to share for all my newbie followers :)\

"Hi Britt, I’m a new to tumbler and I keep seeing all these abbreviations all over my dashboard, and I have no idea what they mean. Your blog is the reason I started my own Tumbler, so I decided to ask an expert :D

1) otp
2) cannon
3) brotp
4) gyop
5) smh
6) ptl

Thankz :D” - FruitFreak44

Hey girl!! Okay, first things first, Tumblr doesn’t have an ‘E’ in it. If you spell it like that, you’re going to get virtually beat down. 

1) otp - one true pairing. I’m assuming you know what shipping is? It’s when you want two (or more…) characters (or real-life people) to be together in a romantic relationship. An otp is a couple you feel very strongly about, a couple that you will continue to ship until the end of eternity.

2) Canon - everything that is considered ‘official’ to a fictional universe. Eg. the Harry Potter books are canon, because the original autor wrote all of them. Everything she says about Harry Potter in interviews could also be considered canon. Many people consider the movies canon. Fanfiction, however, is not canon, because it was written by someone other than the original author, without her approval.

3) brotp - Basically the same as otp, though regarding pairing people up as friends instead of romantically. The word is a combination of ‘otp’ and ‘bromance’, which is a friendship in which two guys are so close friends they could practically be dating, only they’re not.

4) smh - shaking my head. Pretty self explanatory.

5) ptl - Praise the lord!, usually. Could also mean ‘pretend to laugh’ and a number of other things. 


Anyone want to add anything else??

Late night studying
healthy snacking
Mozart on Pandora
and scented candles&#8230;
&#8230;Welcome to the Healthy life of a Fitspirational College girl! 
If you&#8217;re going to snack late at night (especially if you&#8217;re studying and need some extra brain power) skip the chips and grab some carrots and oranges!
Healthy food will give you natural energy that helps you stay awake and alert to study. A few cups of coffee or a bag of candy will get you really hyper and then make your body completely crash.
It&#8217;s 11:30pm in CA right now and I&#8217;m up studying for my Spanish exam tomorrow.
I can LITERALLY feel the natural sugar from the oranges helping me stay alert and study.
Don&#8217;t just take my word for it&#8230; TRY IT OUT!
I&#8217;m not posting about my healthy ways just to entertain you. I hope to inspire you to be healthy and actually follow through with the Fitspirational techniques that I do. 
Grab some healthy snacks, and pull out a text book and let your brain and body work together to get good grades in school!
A+ in Spanish, I can feel you coming already!
Xox Brittany,













THE-FITSPIRATIONAL-BLONDE
  • Late night studying
  • healthy snacking
  • Mozart on Pandora
  • and scented candles…


…Welcome to the Healthy life of a Fitspirational College girl

If you’re going to snack late at night (especially if you’re studying and need some extra brain power) skip the chips and grab some carrots and oranges!

Healthy food will give you natural energy that helps you stay awake and alert to study. A few cups of coffee or a bag of candy will get you really hyper and then make your body completely crash.

It’s 11:30pm in CA right now and I’m up studying for my Spanish exam tomorrow.

I can LITERALLY feel the natural sugar from the oranges helping me stay alert and study.

Don’t just take my word for it… TRY IT OUT!

I’m not posting about my healthy ways just to entertain you. I hope to inspire you to be healthy and actually follow through with the Fitspirational techniques that I do. 

Grab some healthy snacks, and pull out a text book and let your brain and body work together to get good grades in school!

A+ in Spanish, I can feel you coming already!

Xox Brittany,

College Study Question for all my Fitblrs out there…

Part of living a healthy lifestyle in college, is studying and improving your education!

What do you guys listen to when you study???

For all of you out there who are having trouble focusing on studying because you’d rather be working out or on your health blog… this is especially for you!

What pandora stations, artists, or music genres do you find helpful to listen to when you’re studying (while hopefully munching on a healthy bowl of fruit) :)

Me:

  • Even though I’d rather be listening to Taylor Swift, I’m going through a classical music phase right now. I’m currently hitting up the classy fabulous "Wolfgang Mozart" station on Pandora as I type this while studying for my Spanish Exam tomorrow. I find the beautiful (wordless) music, helps me tune out all the distractions around me, without the desire of wanting to sing along (hense, the wordless aspect of classical music.) Mozart must be working, because I ACED my  World Religions exam last week, and listened to him the ENTIRE time I was studying! MOZART IS BOSS!!!

What music helps YOU study?!? 

5 steps to Self-Diagnose a Food Allergy!!

There are millions of people out there (you may be one of them) who are allergic to many different types of food. Almost everyone knows a friend or family member who has a dairy or nut allergy, and of course they find ways to survive without eating those specific foods.

But what if you didn’t know what you were allergic to?

One of my sweetest sisters in my sorority has been feeling so sick for the last few months, and can’t seem to pin point just what it is that is making her so sick and nauseous. 

She’s tried taking out gluten, dairy, and her favorite trail mix from her diet- in hopes that one of the three may be the cause of her constant discomfort. 

Unfortunately, none of the 3 seem to be causing the problem. 

Time for a new plan-

At our sorority retreat this weekend, I spotted her brilliantly writing down a food log that allows her to keep track of which foods she eats. This is so simple, yet absolutely genius. 

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Of course, my automatic reaction was to blog about it. If she’s struggling with food allergies, I bet SO many of my followers are as well. I hope you guys apply this to yourselves, and keep it in the back of your mind for anyone else you know too.

1.) If you suspect that you’re struggling with a food allergy, write everything down that you eat.

This is HER list, she was sweet enough to let me blog her actual list which I loved because it gives you guys a REAL example about what someone who is trying to diagnose a food allergy is ACTUALLY doing. Check this out, and get inspired to make your own!

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2.) You can also take it a step further, write down how foods make you feel if they don’t agree with you. Perhaps your allergy is to an ingredient IN a food that you’ve been eating.

3.) Pin-pointing down the basics:

  • Dairy Products 
  • Different Types of Nuts 
  • Seafood and Fish 
  • Wheat 
  • Eggs
  • Gluten (breads, pasta etc)

Check all of these foods against your allergy symptoms and move on to other foods if none of these “test positive”. From there, you should move on to fruits and vegetables because those are also common allergy triggers. Hopefully you’ll find the trouble maker sooner than later!

4.) Also, it is really important that you tell your Doctor about it. He can give you some tests of his own that will help you narrow things down too.

5.) Follow through by eating a clean/light diet so your stomach can rest until you diagnose what your allergy is. This is her salad that she ate when we went out to lunch at our sorority retreat. (That salad WAS SO BIG!!! She got 2 meals out of it haha.) Notice how she’s sticking to LOTS of vegetables and lettuce (which actually cleans your body out.) 

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Remember you’re not alone, and there are so many resources on your side to help you find out what’s making all that trouble in your precious body.

Be strong and persistent like she is.

Write things down, take thorough notes and  don’t give up until you figure it out.

No one wants to be that person at a restaurant that turns into a red itchy blow fish after eating a bread roll at dinner.

You’ve got this ;)

PS- Any advice for my sorority sister, or anyone else who is trying to self diagnose an allergy, message me here!! 

Xox Brittany,

“Hey :) The 30 Day shred - I have it, and I’ve done it before, although I only made it to the second stage. I feel like the one thing stopping me from doing it is the fact that it has to be done every day. I don’t want to lose out on my other workouts for a whole month to do it!I was just wondering what kind of results you had with it, how you worked it into your workout routine, and whether you actually did it every single day?”
-healthybtch

Those are some amazing questions girlie!

Yes, I’ve done it three times already all the way through. I’m a bit of an over achiever so while doing The Shred, I still went to classes at the gym and did morning runs etc. It’s only a 24 minute video, so as long as you space it out you shouldn’t have to give up what ever else you’re doing. For the first level though it’s a bit intense so I do recommend toning it down on other exercises until you get in the groove of it you know?

As far as having to be done every day, yes that is absolutely recommended. However, we’re all human and have busy lives (this I know) so it is 100% realistic to have to skip a day or two in between those 30 days.

What I would do, is if I had to skip a day doing the shred I would add an extra day to the end of my 30 days. 

Don’t make it a pattern though, the first time I did the shred I got to day 17 and skipped one day, then thought to myself “Oh, it’s okay I’ll just skip one more day and then add two to the end…” then two turned into three, then four, then I ended up just not finishing it at all! I started completely over a month later. When you skip one day, make SURE you discipline yourself to keep it to one day. 

I had GREAT results! I have a thin build already, so doing the shred for me was great because I wasn’t “Thin” or “Skinny” anymore. After the shred I was kicked into “Toned” and “Fit”! The Shred gave me defined abs, arms and especially legs. 

The best part by far though was my mind’s new mentality! I was thinking differently, eating differently and had at least DOUBLE the energy as I did before!

It’s absolutely worth it :)

Any more questions just ask hun!

Xox Brittany

“Hi! I jog and do sit ups and jumping jacks but my weight is still the same. I control my eating also. Why is that so?”
-Anonymous

Hi hun!

I just answered this same question a few anons ago. Check out my 2-Hour-Anon-Thursday page to see my complete answer!!

Basically your body is at a plateau because you’ve been doing the same exercises for so long. You need to switch it up to give your body something new. Also, you can’t just do sit ups and jumping jacks and expect to see a change. Mixing cardio and strength training is necessary for seeing intense results!

I’m not sure what you mean by “controlled” eating, but make sure you’re not restricting your calories. 

Eat healthy, pack in the fruits and veggies and drink a LOT of water!!!!

Good luck hun, make sure to check out that link I put up there to my page to see more :)

Xox Brittany

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