Today I’m going to get a little more personal than I usually do in my posts. I am talking about fitness, my struggles and triumphs with fitness, and how it’s changed my outlook on life. I feel that sometimes, especially with girls, we think that we have to have this perfect body, that we can’t gain weight, and that if you don’t fit a specific stereotype, it’s not okay. Today I want to share how none of that is true and that all that really matters is your own happiness, whether that be from working out or sitting on the couch devouring a bag of chips (because tbh, both of those things make me very happy).
The world paints a really distorted view of being healthy or being in shape. Society highlights all of these teeny tiny models with itty bitty waists and that’s our view of healthy. Now, I’m not saying that these models aren’t healthy. KEEP READING “My Fitness Journey”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not some salad-loving, exercise junkie. I’m a college student. I love a nice bowl of ramen at midnight or a spontaneous large milkshake from Marble Slab. I’ve tried so hard to avoid gaining that notorious Freshman 15, and I’ve really only gained about 8ish pounds. I attribute some of that to muscle. Walking 20,000+ steps a day will do wonders to your legs . But, after spending my first semester bingeing on ramen and candy and chips, I’ve learned to change my ways.
Let me just start out by saying that claiming you want to “be healthy” is a lot harder than it seems. Being healthy is a lifestyle change. It doesn’t happen overnight or in a week or even in a month. It takes 21 days to break a habit, and an unhealthy lifestyle is a habit. KEEP READING “Staying Healthy in College”
This past year, I’ve really been getting into exercising and staying healthy. I really started becoming serious back in July after I gained like 8 pounds after three weeks at governor’s school. I wanted to lose that weight and also just be more healthy. I have to listen to some form of music or podcast or something while I work out. I cannot work out in complete silence. Silence is not motivating or fun. KEEP READING “Workout Playlist”
I love my FitBit Charge HR. I raved about it in my July favorites, and I was really close to including it in my August favorites. I figured that including it in two back to back monthly favorites would be a bit much, but that’s how much I love it! In this post I’m going to cover what I love and dislike about it as well as a brief overview as to what it does! KEEP READING “FitBit Charge HR Review”
Working out is one of my favorite parts of the day. Oh my gosh. Wait. Did I really just say that? Yes, yes I did. Working out lets me clear my mind and just be. I typically work out once a day, either in the morning or the evening, whenever I have time. I go for about an hour and walk 3 to 3.5 miles. It’s a great way to feel better mentally, physically, and emotionally. It may not be hardcore exercise like running 3 miles, but with the amount of hill in my neighborhood, it’s quite strenuous. Today, I have all of my workout essentials! KEEP READING “My Workout Essentials”