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therealbarbielifts:

HEY GUYS LISTEN UP: THIS IS HOW YOU DO A PROPER SQUAT

1. Place feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart, hips stacked over knees, knees over ankles.

2. Roll the shoulders back and down away from the ears. Note: Allowing the back to round (like a turtle’s shell) will cause unnecessary stress on the lower back.

3. Extend the arms out straight so they are parallel with the ground, palms facing down (like your hands are on someone’s shoulders at a 7th grade dance). Or, if it’s more comfortable, pull the elbows close to the body, palms facing each other and thumbs pointing up.

4. Initiate movement by inhaling into the belly, and unlocking the hips, slightly bringing them back. Keep sending hips backward as the knees begin to bend.

5. While the butt starts to stick out, make sure the chest and shoulders stay upright, and the back stays straight.

6. Keep the head facing forward with eyes straight ahead for a neutral spine.

7. Let the hip joint squat lower to the ground than the knees, if comfortable. Pro tip: Try squatting onto a box. Gentle tapping it with the butt will be a reminder to squat low.

8. Engage the core, and exhale while driving through the heels to return to standing. Imagine the feet are spreading the floor (the left foot to the left, right foot to the right) without actually moving the feet.

(source of steps)

forbiddenforest:

COLOR PALETTE MASTERPOST by forbiddenforest

So today I felt like sharing some useful websites that provide pre-made color palettes (left side), as well as sites that allow you to create custom ones (right side). They can be used for graphic design, themes, art, interior design, or just something pretty to look at.

Adobe Kuler (Explore)

Chromaa

Color-Collective

Just Jaimee Daily Color Inspiration

Design Seeds

Adobe Kuler (Create)

Color Scheme Designer

Color Palette Generator (paste the URL of an image and it will automatically generate a pallet that matches the image)

Color Hunter (upload an image and it will automatically generate a pallet that matches the image)

Colllor

I hope you find this useful (and please like or reblog if you did)! Enjoy :)

New goal

Ok, so last summer I bought 2 pairs of jeans. Finally it was good quality jeans that fit me well and which look exactly how I wanted. Too bad that now, since I’ve gained weight, none of two pairs fit me anymore.

So…

My goal, and I am going to work hard for it, is to fit in my fave jeans again. That would just mean I got back to my normal size. Now I feel horribly oversized and it is a horrible discomfort to be honest. I try to enjoy and live my live no matter what but know I will feel A LOT better in my normal size. This is just not me.

So… wish me luck and let’s go!

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