Pick Up Some Weights
Seriously ladies… learn to love lifting. Your bodyÂ doesnâ€™t produce testosterone soÂ you wonâ€™t bulk. Weights are whatâ€™s going to give you that tight, muscle tone thatÂ you donâ€™t achieve from cardio. You donâ€™t have to go crazy and start takingÂ supplements. A balanced diet with enough protein in each meal will allow you toÂ build muscle. If you donâ€™t have a gym membership,Â you can buy a few different sizedÂ weights and do lifting at home. A rep should feelÂ like work, but you should neverÂ strain. Use a weight that youâ€™re comfortable withÂ and when it starts to feel easy, upÂ the weight by 5-10lbs.
Little Changes Yield BIG Results
When I first moved to Hollywood, CA and was finally ready and focused on my weightloss, I didnâ€™t know where to start. I was very out of shape. Running was out of the question, I got winded going up and down stairs, and I had a hard time doing bodyweight exercises. So what to do when you feel like the cards are stacked against you? Walk! Get your body used to movement.
Finding a Workout You Love
Letâ€™s face it, finding a workout you love to do and sticking with it is hard. I urge everyone to start slow and do something comfortable. If you love dancing, there are many dance workouts you can do either at home or in a gym. Also, donâ€™t let one bad workout keep you from continuing your health and wellness journey. What do Imean? Ok, you tried running and hated it. Donâ€™t stop your journey–just pick
something else to try. I personally love to switch things up and find many different types or workouts enjoyable. Here are a list of workouts I love and why! If anything strikes your fancy, TRY IT. It never hurts to try.
Find Your Stride
I donâ€™t think there is anyone thatâ€™s in the middle when it comes to running. You either love it or hate it. I was one of those ones that hated it. Sure, there are some naturally great runners, but I think most people have to work for it. Running the mile in high school was always the worst day of my life. I wasnâ€™t fast, I couldnâ€™t breathe and I was always in pain afterwards. I was the student that got an â€œAâ€ for effort and an â€œFâ€ for time. I didnâ€™t understand how people could breathe through the running. How are you that fast? Donâ€™t you feel like dying? Am I that out of shape? Granted, I was always a little chubby growing up and didnâ€™t play sports, but I was in the Marching Band; played piccolo. Clearly, I had good lung capacity.