N. & K.
This is our journey to achieving health and happiness.
Anonymous asked: hey! your blog is wonderful, and i thought that you might be able to give me a bit of advice. i'm going through something similar to k; throughout my childhood/early teenage years i had an extremely fast metabolism and ate an excessive amount of junk food. puberty has struck and i'd like to start working out. but because i've never had to work out before, i'm entirely clueless as to where to start. i'm not fat or short. i just genuinely do not know a thing about fitness. do you have any advice?
Hello, thank you for the lovely message! As for your workout problem, I would maybe suggest you start of with something you feel comfortable with„ for example an existing sport you already do, or join a school/out of school sports team. That can be a little daunting so you can can also try swimming or jogging. For me, I’ve found that a mixture of cardio and resistance training (weights) works best. I try and do 20 minutes of cardio on the running machine or elliptical machine to start myself off. I’ll do 5 min of an easy jog then 1 min of a fast run and alternate like this for 20 min, which really helps get your heart rate going. As for resistance training, I change it up each time. For example, one day I will do squats with 5kg weights, the sit ups and Russian twists (a kind of sit up) with two 3kg weights. Another day I might then use machines at the gym designed to work your arm muscles etc. I recommend you do some research before you start! Also, try and eat healthy by drinking lots of water and being aware of how much junk food you eat. I’m no nutritionist/fitness instructor but those tips have worked for me! I hope this helps and feel free to ask anymore questions!
Set your alarm for 6am. Don’t groan when it goes off and pull the covers over your head, get up and start your day. Put on a baggy top and running shorts. Go downstairs and pour yourself a nice big glass of ice water. Cut up some fruit and mix it in with yogurt. Add some granola. Now go outside. Stretch for 10 minutes. Skip for 5 minutes. Jog for 10 minutes. Run for 10 minutes. Walk back. Lay out a towel on the ground and lie down on it. Do 50 crunches. Yes, they hurt, but they are 100% worth it. When you’re done, get in the shower. Use a nice smelling shampoo and matching conditioner. Shave your legs and wash your body. Exfoliate your face. Get out of the shower and let your hair air dry. Look in the mirror. Do you like what you see? If you do, good for you. Do this every day and you will continue to love yourself. If you don’t like what you see, do this every day and pretty soon you will. Being lazy might feel good at the time, but being active feels better in the long run. How badly do you want it?
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