Hello everyone on wordpress!
Hope you’re all enjoying summer. As promised, I’ve decided to start posting more frequently, and with school out of the way, I’ll do just that!
Boy has the past few weeks been HECTIC. From last minute exams, to school ending, and having to say my goodbyes, I’ve been incredibly busy, and feeling so stressed.
Luckily now that I’m done school, I have more time to do things I enjoy ; Being on my blog, stalking Justin Bieber, watching marathons of criminal minds and spending quality with friends.
Now that summer has arrived I thought I’d post about eating tips, and how to stay healthy and fit. I say fit because while most other girls my age are attempting to become thin and achieve a “thigh gap”, I believe being fit is more important than thinness because it’ll help in retaining mobility, strength and balance in old age. And since summer is here and we want to wear out bathing suits and shorts, I thought there is no better time to post, than this. So hopefully you’ll enjoy, and follow these tips in staying active.
Common Myths about getting healthy, are that if you exercise, you’ll loose weight.
Sure exercising has a large part in that, but when you exercise you become healthy, rather than thin. Teenage years are the most important, and by exercising it helps you transition into a healthy adult. Here are my favorite exercises you can do at home, that are great for a tween/teenage girl.
- For achieving stronger arms…
a. Hold a Medicine ball with your feet hip width apart, and step forward into a lunge with your right leg and lower your left leg into a 90 degree angle. Then rotate your torso right, return to center, then push back. Repeat to the center, push back, switch legs and repeat 20 times (10 each leg)
- For stronger arms…..
a.Try power planking! Start by going into the plank position. Rest on your right arm. While holding a 5LB dumbbell in your left hand, lift the dumbbell so it’s infront of you, at shoulder level. Followed by that, raise the dumbbell up to the ceiling, while keeping your body in a straight line. Hold it up for a second, and bring it back to your shoulder level. Do it 20 times for each side.
- For a flat tummy…
a. Attempt the super paddler. For this exercise, lie on your tummy with your arms and legs extented. You’re body will make a X when doing this. Lift your tummy up and bring your right arm and your left leg up. Hold for 15 seconds, then switch sides. Do this 20 times on each side.
Instead of giving you a whole diet, I figured I’d give you some easy, but delicious snacks you can eat through the summer.
1. Try eating butter free popcorn, with low fat dark chocolate.
2. Peanut butter and a apple. Not only is it healthy, it’s delicious. Try swapping the peanut butter, for nutella.
3. Banana sundae! Peel a banana and top it with a few teaspoons of fat-free cool whip, two teaspoons of chocolate syrup, some nuts, and fresh fruit like blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.
4. A delicious trail mix! From cashews, to almonds, raisins to even chocolate chips, this trail mix will definitely be something you enjoy.
Hope you all enjoy this beach body post, and be sure to follow my blog!