Today's post is not beauty or fashion related. It's about the training I do that helps me lose weight. We all have our little insecurities that we don't want to show off, well mine is my mid section. I don't like my mid section. As I tend to be on the short side, I have a short mid section. Everything went in my gangling arms and legs (at least!) but my midsection is something I'm working on hard. time.
It takes 3 weeks for your body and brain to create an habit. Well, you better start and make some new habits old because this one is pretty rad and effective.
You need a journal, diary, or a calendar. Every time I train I mark a dot on my training calendar. It helps me keep track and motivated. Don't forget to add a quote, mine is : "The only bad work out is the one you didn't do!" .. RUDE, but effective!
What do I do?
The RUN : I'm training for the half-marathon at the end of the summer. Which is 21KM or 13,04 Miles. So I run 4 or 5 times a week and I keep track of everything I do. I started mollo with a 5K. Today I know I'll do a 8K or 10K if I feel brave enough. My goal is to do a 12K this week, so I train my body to do so by surpassing my limit. It helps extend your limit a little bit every time. At the beginning I used to run 5K in 30minutes, now I do 6.5K in 30 minutes, so it's really about consistency. If you don't want to run that long it's ok, as long as you keep doing it often. The consistency is the key. Remember that.
The TONING : Now it's the cardio that helps the loosing but it's the toning that helps keep it in place, got it? You can lose weight without a little toning, that is not how it works. You need to lift something, and if you don't want to have muscles showing off, well you need to do the least. I want to work on my midsection, so after every run, I have my routine. It takes 10 minutes. (But I take 20 because I'm slow!) So you need to focus on the area(s) you want to work on. I do legs and abs exercises. I work every side of my abs with different moves. I work my but, I do squad, and I work my tight gap so I do the frog exercise. But I don't want to muscle up my arms. I do the plank, it tone the arms because you're lifting yourself, but not enough to get the giant muscle thing going on... See, you need to tone up every part of yourself but you need to find the perfect fit for you!
What you should know
After 3 months, you'll need to change your training a bit. Either you change it all, or you do more. Because your body and brain will kind of get bored, your training won't be as efficient as day one. And however, change is good. So, switch for longer distance or try to run faster. You need GOALS, and when you reach them, you can pass at the next level. Play with your schedule, it does help your brain and body to work harder. Sweat every thing away and keep the good.
Also, you can find training on Youtube. There is a lot of sport Youtube channel, so do some research and start to write down everything. Build yourself a kick ass training thing and take a friend with you! Sometimes it more motivating to do something with a friend then doing it alone but trust me, after 3 weeks, you'll get obsess and you'll start enjoying it, because when you run you get the runner's high.
Not only will you lose weight, but you'll start the sleep better, you'll obviously want to eat better because you don't want all this sweating go to waste. It's like an gearing machine you need to start and warm up and then, it all come together and you'll love it. It keeps your mind clean, and the anxiety away. I'm really anxious and I used to do panic attacks, but running helps me get over it. You'll feel free, fresh, and most of it good in yourself. There's no cons in this, this is the best beauty trick I can give you!
If you want me to talk about my diet, I can do another post on How I lose weight! Let me know in a comment if you enjoyed this post! Please, please, train hard!
*I use Nike Running application. Track down the run you did and records ever step. Try it out, it's free!
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