Yay Happy Butt!!
I finally finished my squat challenge, thank god! It was really getting hard to keep up with both challenges. So needless to say now I have a rock-hard bottom and legs, the thing is that I still have a long way in the cardio department to really show them off! Still I’m very proud of myself, many times I wanted to let it go but I didn’t ;D
On the other photo there’s my abs progress, which is turning out to be quite hard in the first fifteen days, yay for me!! But I see results, vaguely :)
My next challenge is definitely going to be running more, I need to show off my butt and abs!!
“I’m gonna tell you why people are watching that video and why they’re upset about it, and why they can’t understand that, yknow—the beginning and the end of that might be very satirical and then the middle feels so real.”
Summer is a fantastic time to get healthy but it can also be challenging. between the summer heat and lack of structure, it’s up to YOU to make the most of YOUR time and days. I hope this guide will be a healthy jumping off point for you to use your summer to get healthier, stronger, fitter & reach your goals! The most important thing is to enjoy what you’re doing. Getting healthy should never feel like a punishment so have fun! Find foods you enjoy and exercises you’ll look forward to so that every day you feel fulfilled and your body is nourished.
For more nutrition info & tips go here! :)
An AMAZINGLY HELPFUL RESOURCE! (Don’t go all tl;dr on me. Guys. Read this shit.)
Before morning workout
Eat within 30 minutes of waking up so you can jump-start your metabolism. Having some oatmeal, a banana, eggs are all great choice to start your day
Before afternoon workout
Your pre-workout snack should consist of foods that are easy to digest, low-fiber and low-fat within the hour. A banana, apple slices with peanut butter
After your workout
Eat within 30 mins - 1hours after your workout so your body doesn’t start burning muscle. The key factor is fuelling your body with protein. Handful of almonds or a protein shake, fruit smoothie with skim milk, cottage cheese with fruit, greek yogurt with fruit
March ‘12—> June ‘12—> June ‘13
I’m in love
1. The watch is your enemy. I’m serious. Do you know the feeling when you just started your first mile & you are already panting/dying and you just glance over to check the time/distance and you suddenly are like “OH MY GOD I CANT DO THIS 36 MINUTES TO GO AND I CANT BREATH I CANT CANT”? You shouldn’t stop there, honey. You should cover your watch with something and you should focus on the NOW and not the remaining miles. Instead of watching the time, music is a lovely substitute. Usually a song is ~3:30 min, 2 songs are like 7 minutes. So you will run from song to song and not from minute to minute. On top of that you will gain motivation from your awesome playlists. (my running theme)
2. Focus on your goal. Focus on a reward, you run for something, right? Maybe you want to get into shape or be fitter or whatever. Imagine Ryan Gosling waiting you at the finish line or looking hot or feeling & being healthy.
3. Focus on your problems. Running is the perfect place to release your stress. Everyone has problems, what makes difference is your reaction, the way you deal with your problems. Running is a challenge, you fight yourself, your problems, your insecurities. Let them come to you, and during your run, you will free yourself from them. Run your problems out.
4. Have a ‘keep calm’ song. ‘Keep calm’ songs are (surprise!:)) keeping you calm. When you feel like hyperventilating & you are like “i can’t do this, i want to stop” over & over again, use a keep calm song. And breathe more. Long, nice breaths will stabilize your heart rate.
5. Feel your body. That’s my favorite method (to be honest, I’m running for this feeling:)). I was a swimmer during my high school career (like 2-7 hours training everyday, yay!). And swimming is quite boring (you even can’t have your music) and challenging. So I started to focus on my body. My lungs, how I am getting breath, my legs, how they work. My arms, the motions, I started to watch my body and pay attention to my body. And my body in return kept me in the present, so I was just swimming, nothing more. ♥