live / learn / create / share lynn casper, brooklyn ny
sometimes I have to remind myself of the contributions I’m making to this world and figure out if those are enough to prevent myself from caring whether I kill myself or not.
#brooklyn

#brooklyn

sassyfitblog:

30 Day Plank Challenge - Beginner Level
I love planks! They are my absolute favorite ab exercise. Doing planks strengthens your entire core, obliques, hips, back, legs, arms…the list goes on. It’s a total body toner. It’s part of the reason I do them every single day without fail.
I created this 30 day plank challenge for my family & friends and thought I would share it with everyone. 
Challenge Instructions:
Complete a front & side plank (both sides) every day for the time specified on the calendar.
Plank Tips:
1. Start in a pushup position and then slowly lower your forearms to the ground
2. Ensure that your elbows are lined up under your shoulders.
3. Keep your abs & glutes tight and lifted.
4. Do NOT let your hips sag. Do NOT arch your back.
5. Keep a neutral neck and spine
Your body should form a straight line from head to toe. To see what your plank should look like, view my Plank Exercise Photo Library here: http://sassyfitgirl.com/plankexercises
Happy Planking! :)
Get printable pdf version here
Will be posting Intermediate & Advanced level plank calendar soon.

On day 3 of 30 day plank challenge. 

sassyfitblog:

30 Day Plank Challenge - Beginner Level

I love planks! They are my absolute favorite ab exercise. Doing planks strengthens your entire core, obliques, hips, back, legs, arms…the list goes on. It’s a total body toner. It’s part of the reason I do them every single day without fail.

I created this 30 day plank challenge for my family & friends and thought I would share it with everyone. 

Challenge Instructions:

Complete a front & side plank (both sides) every day for the time specified on the calendar.

Plank Tips:

1. Start in a pushup position and then slowly lower your forearms to the ground

2. Ensure that your elbows are lined up under your shoulders.

3. Keep your abs & glutes tight and lifted.

4. Do NOT let your hips sag. Do NOT arch your back.

5. Keep a neutral neck and spine

Your body should form a straight line from head to toe. To see what your plank should look like, view my Plank Exercise Photo Library here: http://sassyfitgirl.com/plankexercises

Happy Planking! :)

Get printable pdf version here

Will be posting Intermediate & Advanced level plank calendar soon.

On day 3 of 30 day plank challenge. 

practicing latte art lol

practicing latte art lol

// progress on goals//

just wanted to post a little something to remind myself that I’ve been making some big lifestyle changes over the past few months and have been making positive progress with some of them! the biggest accomplishment is quitting an unproductive habit I’ve had for many years. so far I’ve been 31 days without doing this habit! it doesn’t seem like a lot of time, but the struggle has really tested my self control and discipline. it hasn’t been easy at all! but everyday that I can stay focused reminds me of the larger goals I’ll be able to accomplish towards creating the life I want to have :)

#destruction

#destruction

// Anti-Ovarian Cancer Foods//

  • Endives - contains kaempferol, an anti-angiogenic that starves cancers by cutting off their blood supply. When ovarian cancer cells are exposed to kaempferol, they die. 
  • Onions - Red onions are 60% more potent than yellow or white. Best way to consume is by eating them raw or sautéed.
  • Tomatoes - Lycopene is an anti-angiogenic. Eating cooked tomatoes is healthier than eating raw tomatoes in a salad. Heating the tomatoes is the best way to get the most lycopene from them.

source: William W. Li (MD President of the Angiogenesis Foundation)

#unfortunateumbrella #nyc #brooklyn #williamsburg (at Williamsburg Bridge)

#unfortunateumbrella #nyc #brooklyn #williamsburg (at Williamsburg Bridge)

One thing that I really miss about North Carolina was how immersed I was in the bicycling community. I used to be very involved in organizing different bike related activities in my city. The photo above was taken by Lizz Wells at a Bike Festival called Bike Hype that my friends and I in the Be Yr Own Hero collective organized in 2009. The fest included an alley cat race, a bike prom (my bike won prom king!), a screening of the film VEER and awareness for the cycling community in Wilmington. Wilmington is definitely not a bike-friendly town at all, so I often visited Raleigh’s 1304 Bikes/ACRe collective to learn things to bring back to Wilmington. We eventually tried to open up our own recyclery which was short-lived.

When I moved to NYC, I kinda had to start all over again. Honestly, I was really intimidated about riding in NYC, but eventually I got over that and, even though many rides fill me with anxiety about getting hit or killed, I still do it because its one of the constant things in my life that has always made me happy.

I was super stoked to hear about a weekly ladies group ride and went on my first one last night. It’s funny though, because I almost talked myself out of going because I wouldn’t know anyone there and my social anxieties were getting the best of me. But when the time came, I convinced myself that I’m never going to make any progress on the life I want to have here in NYC if I don’t face these fears head on. So I went! It was a small turnout (3 of us) but everyone was super nice and friendly (see, there was nothing for me to worry about!). We started in Williamsburg and biked to the Brooklyn Bridge Park to watch some impromptu fireworks and then headed to Redhook to hang out on a pier and look at lady liberty. It was a nice, chill ride and I am happy to have met 2 new cycling friends!

Moral of the story: Don’t talk yourself out of doing things that you really want to do AND finding your place in a new community takes time, so don’t get frustrated with yourself and make sure you get out there!

got a nice suprise from Tumblr in the mail! <3
homoground:

thanks for the rad present @tumblr!! the card says “tumblr is a place for everyone. thank you for empowering & inspiring all those that follow your amazing tumblr” xo!!! http://ift.tt/1ocFedr http://ift.tt/1tB0D0o

got a nice suprise from Tumblr in the mail! <3

homoground:

thanks for the rad present @tumblr!! the card says “tumblr is a place for everyone. thank you for empowering & inspiring all those that follow your amazing tumblr” xo!!! http://ift.tt/1ocFedr http://ift.tt/1tB0D0o

#longislandcity #queens #pepsi #lic (at Pepsi Cola Sign)

#longislandcity #queens #pepsi #lic (at Pepsi Cola Sign)

all day i dream about ice cream (sprinkles)

all day i dream about ice cream (sprinkles)

3D printing at @hivenyc Summer Quest #MakerParty #hivebuzz (at Bronx Library Center - NYPL)

#teeth

#teeth

i run a music website: homoground.com
I organized the Feminist Playing Cards project: feministcards.com
lynncasper.com