So I recently just started exercising more and eating healthier. It's been pretty awesome and makes me feel much better when I wake up in the morning. And now I'm sharing these tips with you.
1. Start sitting up straight!
Better posture is key to helping you look and feel your best.
2. Have a small fitness routine in the mornings.
Every morning before I really start my day, I try to do some yoga and then some little other things.
a) -Downward Dog
b) 10 push-ups
c) 20-25+ sit-ups/curl-ups
d) 20 squats
e) 60 second wall sit
f) 10+ jumping jacks
3. Make a goal.
Setting a goal in your calendar (whether it's paper or electronic) always helps. But make sure your goal isn't lose 15 lbs. in two weeks. That's stretching it a little to much, isn't it? Just take it one step at a time. Everything in moderation.
Yes, yes, running. But the thing is, when you do run, you're usually forced, right? Well, when you're not forced, you actually want to do it. It's like some reverse psychology or something---I don't know. But running just around the block always contributes to happier and healthier lifestyle. Plus, you build up endurance and this mainly works out your thighs and abs.
5. Always create time to exercise.
I don't give a crap---you NEED exercise. I know, I know, we have our English essay, our science project, our difficult math worksheet, our deadlines...Just make thirty minutes a day to get fit.
6. Actually doing it.
Go out. Get a friend, a parent, a close somebody (and no, don't get that pothead across the street) and go to the gym, to the track, to the tennis courts, to the field. My dad, my mom and I play tennis lots. It's extremely fun. And then sometimes, I go run by myself afterwards.
7. Create a playlist.
I have two different playlists that I listen to when I'm running. For me, I'm more motivated to keep going when I listen to music because I don't focus on how tired I am. I just think of good thoughts (and sometimes imaginary thoughts, such as marrying Finn Harries or Harry Styles).
8. Okay, video games aren't all bad...
Sometimes, when it's raining, I use Wii Fit Plus to exercise. I do the running thing with the cat that leads you on that island lap. I do that like six times in a row while listening to my iPod and I get VERY, VERY SWEATY. Trust me. It ain't lookin' good when you got overactive sweat glands. But on rainy days, a good thing to use is Wii Fit Plus or Wii Sports.
-For anymore questions, feel free to privately message me!