Change That Mentality & Become A Better YOU!

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One thing that I have noticed about people who are trying to lose weight is that they constantly have this idea that they are going on a diet for a short amount of time to lose weight in order to achieve a particular goal, which usually involves impressing others… and to me that is a big NO NO for so many reasons! For one crash diets only work for so long because what happens right after you have achieve that goal of getting into a certain dress or looking good for others? You go right back to the old eating habits that helped you pack on the weight in the first place! Get the idea of dieting out of your head and adapt to the notion that this is a lifestyle change …trust me it makes a difference! I use to constantly say, “Yeah, I’m going on a diet for such and such reason but by the end of the week I went right back to eating and doing the same things that I was doing before.  I wanted change but I was stuck on how to accomplish that change. I’m not exactly sure how it came to me but I decided not to treat this like my usual diet so I created a change …a lifestyle change. I am consonantly preaching that this is a lifestyle change because in order to succeed I had to think differently. There is so much more to losing weight than just looking good for others or to fit into a size smaller than what you use to wear. Its about being a healthier YOU, most importantly a better YOU!

Don’t do this for me or anyone else for that matter..do this for YOU!

 

 

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3 Components to a Successful Fitness Journey

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   1)  Motivation is everything! Without it we would not be able to get far in life because motivation is what keeps us going especially when all we want to do is quit. Think of all the reasons why you want to workout and be healthier…is it to get that dream body of yours? Do you want to be more energized throughout the day? Or is it simply to decrease your chances of suffering health issues? Whatever your reasoning is, let that notion be your motivation and that will not only keep you going but it will have you pushing harder!
    2) Turn cardio into your best friend! There are so many benefits to doing cardio but my personal favorite is that it aids in the weight loss division. Do cardio at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes and I guarantee you will notice the pounds shedding off!
   3)    You are what you eat! I’m pretty sure we’ve all heard that saying before, but guess what… its true! A lot of people think by just working out you will see results and that is false.  Over 50% of the fitness journey relies on what you eat alone! Its very important to choose healthier food choices or choose smaller portions in this process, and drink at least 8-10 cups of water a day! 

Commando Isn’t Always Bad

I know you probably looked at the title and questioned what the world I meant by that.

There are many of us that still work out in our regular t-shirts maybe some sports shorts, regular socks and cotton underwear. Stop me if I am wrong, but this is common with a lot of beginners. I was guilty of this one until I started working at Dick’s Sporting Goods.With that being said I think it is best to inform you, thanks to Shape Magazine’s March 2013 issue, that the microorganisms found in damp environments cause yeast infections. YIKES. The best kind of workout attire would be anything with high tech threads such as moisture wicking  materials. In this case, if finding moisture wicking undergarments is an problem, commando is your best bet.

 

Build a Gym at Home

 

As a college student, I usually have access to a gym 24/7 but since I am home for the summer I managed to build a little gym in the comfort of my own home, and I love every second of it. Little fitness equipment’s like a waist band, weights, a yoga mat, and an exercise ball are not only effective but inexpensive as well. You can purchase these items from your local Walmart or Five Below for a reasonable price and they truly can make a difference in your workout routines. It is important to not only just lose weight but to strengthen, tone and build back up some muscles in your body in order to look lean and fit..and certain equipment can help aid in that process!!

There is never an excuse not to workout! You can become just as lean and fit at home as you can in the gym, all you need is motivation, dedication, and some equipment!

 

…..Stay Fit, Stay Fabulous!

Detox Loving

Before I started my fitness journey just like anyone else I love love loved me some junk food and fast food! Now don’t get me wrong I still love to dibble dabble in a little “unhealthy” eating from time to time but not as much and I’ve found healthy alternatives that tastes just a good as the unhealthy stuff. Right after adapting a fitness mentality Ive always felt the need to cleanse out my system from the the toxins that I once was putting into my body so I started researching detoxing solutions and decided to create my own little homemade detox concoction last night. According to Dictionary.com a detox is a “treatment designed to rid the body of poisonous substances”,  so when someone decides to detox they are basically eliminating the toxins out of there body and cleansing their blood.

There are several health benefits to detoxing such as:

  • Providing the body with healthy nutrients
  • Building a stronger immune system
  • Lowering the risk of cancer
  • Improving blood circulation

There are many detox programs out here that people are on but since I am a beginner I decided to take baby steps! My mom and I saw a detoxing solution on Facebook and decided to try it out for ourselves

 

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 Ingredients:
Water
Cucumbers
Grapefruit
Pepper Mint Leaves
Lemons
Tangerines 
 
All you have to do is fill up those ingredients to your liking in a mug or a cup let it sit for at least 24 hours and then drink away!
I havent tried mines just yet but when I do I will keep you updated on how it goes!
 
Remember……. Stay Fit and Fabulous !