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Rae - 22 - 5'3 - West Yorkshire UK

Ketogenic/Low Carb Lifestyle - Depression recovered.

45lb loss in 10 months

Ate clean + High Protein from December 2011 until September 2013 - I then transitioned to the Ketogenic diet.

Welcome to my world that is lifting, running, my four bunnies and food full of fat.

Highest Weight - 210lbs+
Current Weight -137lbs

Forever promoting self love, love of all that is healthy and that we are designed to be the best we can be.

Insta: @lovehealthlift
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my-bodyisa-temple asked
Hi :) I'm currently running about 5k (I did cto5k) and I feel pretty comfortable at this point now but there's a 10k run I really want to be able to do this time next year- how did you go about building up from 5k towards 10k? I don't really know where to start! Xxx

You’ll easily do a 10k by this time next year! There is a cto10k too I believe by Zen Labs, but Asics do a pretty neat running plan. I would personally recommend 2-3 days sprinting/HIIT and one long endurance run a week, just see where your feet take you :-)

Oh and if you lift too - lift and run (not at the same time of course)
my-bodyisa-temple

thefitty asked
Awww yeah Rae. I remember the post a long time ago of you saying you completed 5k in 40 minutes and I was really proud that you did it and so we're you! Now you're kicking the shit put of running doing these long runs with fantastic time. I can't wait to be in your shoes!! Any words of encouragement?

I know! And remember when those spiteful/jealous anons were like omg you need to eat carbs thats why you do a 40 minute 5k, now I can do it sub 30 on a good day and on Sunday ran 3x5k in 1hr40??!

Cheers anons, wut dunt kill me meks me stronga etc

I don’t actually think that Sunday was a good time in comparison to other people but I’ve learned throughout my entire journey that my run is my run. Comparisons don’t matter, I put in those miles, nobody else and I just have one competition and it’s myself.

I think running on the days you don’t want to is one of the best ways to break down any barriers that might be holding you back. If you expect to do a shit run, it often happens - but just lace up and get outside whether it be for 10 minutes or 100 minutes.

Keep going, it’s all you can do! thefitty

Anonymous asked
THAT RUN IS INSANE! you're amazing, honestly the way you continue to push forward every day and your dedication is beyond inspiring xx

ANON YOU CUTE THING SERIOUSLY Thank you so much :-) I am so proud of my run & you’ve just given me a goodnight send off :D

Anonymous asked
Anon on official anon business again. How are your eyes doing? They look a lot better from what your selfies show (keep those up. I want to see a barrage of them! Love it!).

I love your official anon business, I think it’s great.

Still scared to wear makeup, photos don’t show the cysts I have under each eyelid and the one on top is going down.

People keep saying OO THEY LOOK BETTER and I’m just like yeah, about time? Like I’m just so fed up of them I don’t get what the fuck their purpose is other than to annoy me hahaha

But thanks for asking anon!

constant-wanderlusting asked
Hi there, I was wondering what how you make your bulletproof hot chocolate! Have a good day :)
Anonymous asked
you're the best :)

Anon :3

Peri peri and garlic and butter kebabs on a bed of kale fried in butter with red onion, pine nuts, parma ham, haloumi chunks and avocado

lovehealthlift:

Look what just arrived :-)

mywaytofindingme said: Is this better for Keto than normal salt? I see all Keto people use the pink salt? Any specific reason?

Maria Emmerich recommends the shit out of Himalayan or Aztec sea salt and I was like meh, I’ll get it at some point. Then it was reiterated to me again by Ben Greenfield in a book of his I just read, so I finally (with enough funds) took the plunge.
Refined table salt is a big no no, for anyone. The ususal cheap salt whether in crystals or finer  is nearly always stripped entirely of minerals. They also use sulfuric acid to bleach it white. If you read the side of most finer table salts, not the other refined brother being the crystals, you’ll also possibly see anti-caking agent which is no good for the body in any way.
With an extra need for sodium in the diet with Keto, I wanted to ensure that I was actually getting the minerals that are available to us with the real deal of salt.
These two came to around £11, so obviously more expensive, but just another little thing I can reap the benefits from :-)

lovehealthlift:

Look what just arrived :-)

mywaytofindingme said: Is this better for Keto than normal salt? I see all Keto people use the pink salt? Any specific reason?

Maria Emmerich recommends the shit out of Himalayan or Aztec sea salt and I was like meh, I’ll get it at some point. Then it was reiterated to me again by Ben Greenfield in a book of his I just read, so I finally (with enough funds) took the plunge.

Refined table salt is a big no no, for anyone. The ususal cheap salt whether in crystals or finer  is nearly always stripped entirely of minerals. They also use sulfuric acid to bleach it white. If you read the side of most finer table salts, not the other refined brother being the crystals, you’ll also possibly see anti-caking agent which is no good for the body in any way.

With an extra need for sodium in the diet with Keto, I wanted to ensure that I was actually getting the minerals that are available to us with the real deal of salt.

These two came to around £11, so obviously more expensive, but just another little thing I can reap the benefits from :-)

lovehealthlift:

- I have no idea how this or what just happened. I knew I wanted to go for a long run but nine miles wasn’t anywhere near what I thought I could achieve.

- My longest runs have only ever hit 10km and never a km over.

- The guy in the blue shirt encouraged me to keep going when I stopped to let him past and from then on he was leading me on my run, if he wasn’t gonna stop, neither was I.

- This run signifies so much, all my doubts of underachieving have been washed away because my little warrior tank of a body and my determined mind just smashed every little stress, negative thought and doubt into the floor, step after step, km after km, mile after mile.

- This wasn’t even just 15km. This was 15km in 1 hour 40 and I’m just so fucking stoked right now I could easily cry.

- Thank you Beth loverunningx for inspiring me to carry on today after I had got into pyjamas and decided against any sort of workout.

- And thank you to myself for never giving up ^.^ - half marathon in 8 weeks will be a doddle.

SO this wasn’t a dream??? This actually happened?

Still not over it

Anonymous asked
Hey baby girl? What do you think about crossfit!? I've joined it about a month ago and I love it, but we do squats almost every day... Do you think it's okay?

Ben Greenfield is an amazing dude and I can’t believe that it took me this long to find him. His book ‘Beyond Training’ is great + pushes recovery being as important if not more important than the actual training itself.

A guy who recommends sitting around??? ++++++

But yeah I mean I’d love to try crossfit but I don’t think my body could handle daily work like it could before I got sick. I do (or try to) do 3 sets of heavy squats every week (75kg has been my highest) with rest periods in between.

Whilst everyone is different remember overtraining isn’t good for our adrenals and we need some recovery time.

Anonymous asked
Your progeress is such an inspiration!! Ive just started lifting and its embarrasing :) but Im not giving up, everyone starts somewhere. do you have a beginners guide to lifting? Im totally clueless, I have dumbells and a barbell at home, doing deadlifts, squats and wrights lunges, v sore in the mornings, thats good? how frequently sld I lift? Whens realistic to see results 6-8 weeks?

Why is it embarrassing? I hate this notion - we’re all beginners at things, there is nothing embarrassing about it! 

I recommend Mehdi’s Stronglifts 5x5 - Which is what I do.

Make your workouts short and explosive if your aim is muscle building.

tiny-percussion-hippo asked
What do you do to get so fit?? Sorry if this question has already been answered, i havent been following you for too long! Btw i love your hair :)
misss-saxobeat asked
I looooev your blog! You are so gorgeous and such an inspiration! :) Keep on doing what you're doing! xox

Thank you so much for this message, gorgeous!

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