I cannot stress how much water is important to drink everyday.
If you’re having a hard time drinking enough or more than enough water everyday, here are some helpful tips to ensure that you stay hydrated.
- keep a water bottle with you at all times, when it empties fill it right back up (I have 3 smaller water bottles and 1 large one with me at school everyday)
- drink it when you wake up before coffee/tea and before you go to bed
- drink it with every meal
- get a “fun” cup to drink out of (I have this awesome green cup that’s my cup when I’m home)
- add flavor by adding lemons, cucumbers, mint, raspberries, blueberries, etc
- get a filter (next year I’m buying a filter jug since Lethbridge water is revolting, can’t even drink it. That’s why I’m poor since I buy bottled water every week :( )
- sometimes it’s not the filter, you might need a softener. (we got one for the farm because we have a well and the iron in the water was extremely hard on the laundry and shower..my hair had purple residue in it…which isn’t bad but the softener kept the residue out of my hair)
- always have water when you workout
- leave bottles of water (gatorade/electrolytes) along your running route
Granola is very high in sugar. Use a little bit as toppings for desserts and yogurt, don’t eat an entire bowl as breakfast.
Think your way slim.
I can’t stress this enough..
Your weight is a NUMBER. It doesn’t tell you that you’re fat, that you’re skinny, healthy or unhealthy.
Your weight is a mix of water, muscle, fat, bones, organs, hair, YOUR ENTIRE BODY.
Example: I weigh 125-130lbs, but I wouldn’t care if I weighed 150lbs because I’m muscle. I take care of my body and as long as I like the way that I looks and I feel healthy that’s all that mattes.
That’s all that should matter to you as well, be happy with your body and the way you look. Yes, weighing yourself every now and then is fine but don’t make it a habit because you will only let yourself down. As you work out you will start to burn fat and lose weight, however you are also building muscle. Muscle weighs MORE than fat, so don’t freak if you gain a few pounds, they’re healthy ones! However, remember that your body can’t function properly without some fat, so as long as you’re intake of fats are “healthy”. Saturated and Trans Fats are the worst for your body and fat-free doesn’t always mean healthy.
Get your BMI done by someone else, don’t try and do it yourself because it will result in inaccurate and false readings.
three fruits that you should try and work into your diet. they’re all super beneficial and amazing. try them out sometime :)
I think I’m going to have to try and eat some more seafood.
I’ll try different recipes for fish and see if I like it :/
Many people have a hard time grasping the concept of running. To help you get started.
Go for a walk. Just walk. Hills, flat, uneven, road, beach. Just go for a walk. Don’t concentrate on time or distance just go for a walk.
Run 1km away from your house/school/local store/playground where ever you want to start. Now, run back.
CONGRATULATIONS! You just ran 2km!
Don’t get ahead of yourself though. Just because you ran 2km doesn’t mean you can stop or jump to 5km. You need to have your body adapt.
Run every other day, for the same distance for the first 2 weeks. Stretch, but don’t over stretch, and keep hydrated.
Once you hit 2 weeks, go to 3km. Now you can try and run a few more days, but try and keep it to every other just to make sure your body is used to the idea of running.
Week 4: Run a fast 2km one day, a slow 3km the next, and then another fast 2km.
Week 5. You may up to a slow 4km or even 5km, but keep the fast to 2km.
As you continue to run, you may begin to go for short runs every day some fast some slow, with one slow long run. TAKE A REST DAY
Are you used to running yet?
Hills. Walk up a long, slow sloping hill. No more than 200m. Walk back down. Repeat 2 more times.
Walk the hill the first couple times you do a hill workout.
Now, jog up the hill, and walk back down. Again repeat 2 more times.
After you get used to the momentum. run at 70-80% up the hill and walk or very slow jog back down. Again 2 more.
You do not want to sprint up a hill, but you do want to go fast.
Sprints. Find a track, field, road (that isn’t busy). and run sprints.
If you are on a road, don’t go over 100m.
Start slow, understand that you want to do a full blow out.
You will want a great start, hitting 70% after the first 5 steps is perfect. Begin to increase the speed to 80%, 90%, and finally 100%.
Walk back slowly, take your time, regain energy. Repeat 2 more times.
You can increase your mileage, sets, reps, as you progress over time :)
Send me a message if you’d like any other tips!