We live in a generation where crazy sayings are led to teenagers being mislead and believing:
“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”
Sorry Kate Moss, you’re wrong. Why should being very skinny ever be a compliment? A person shouldn’t starve them self just to look “fashionable” and attain a “model status.” Why not choose to be healthy and strong rather than skinny? I’d rather be living a healthy lifestyle and being fit and active than be anorexic girl and starve myself from eating a foods I love.
Rocky Balboa aka Sylvester Stallone, is legendary heavyweight boxing champion in the movie series Rocky. Although Sylvester Stallone plays a fictional character: Rocky; he built his body along the way for the movie series and dedicated his life to training. Rocky was hardcore and believed in never giving up; he stayed strong, even when he went through all the tough obstacles in his life.
Training to built the body and muscles as Rocky Balboa would be quite challenging and strenuous. Rocky’s day began by drinking 5 raw eggs (uggh) and then started the intense early morning cardio routine which was built upon the previous day. Every time Rocky would reach his goal, he’d challenge himself to do better and raise his own bar.
No one is asking you to train like Rocky. If you can be like him and train that hard and seriously, then you deserve a cookie 🙂
On the more serious note, exercising with a strenuous workout is challenging when one first starts, but when done repetitively, it becomes part of a person’s daily life.
Living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining it isn’t quite hard when you incorporate foods you love. This is a list of foods that have lots of nutrients, antioxidants, calcium, protein, and carbohydrates. The key to maintaining your becoming healthy? BALANCE.
Balance all these foods, incorporate them in your diet, and minimize the junk food! I’ve also become more health conscious and made less cupcakes and sugary foods this past month because the more I care about my health now, the better my future will be! (Inshallah)
1. Fruits-Apples, Blueberries, Strawberries… these supplements contain everything that you would possibly need to stay active all day! Fresh fruits are the best to take on a hike in the mountains or even a quick snack at a picnic.
2. Nuts- calorie packed snacks can be eaten at secretly in class during a test(when you need that energy boost) or even at work when you are running out of energy to continue the day and need a quick fuel-up!
3. Fish- Baked Alaskan Salmon. Say no more, its already watering my mouth. There is a catch though…. CUT DOWN ON THE CHIPS (if you have been excercising and working out…this note is not for you..you can go ahead and enjoy 🙂 ). Yes, fish and chips taste great together, but are you seriously going to eat all those fries when you can eat the tasty and healthy salmon? Sometimes you have to pick the best options and limit your calories!
This list is short and only contains three different types of healthy foods but the variety is endless! There are so many alternative options to junk food and sugary drinks that it is possible to change now. Yes, if you are attempting to go healthy, then I’ll warn you, you will slip into your old habits, you will fall, but you must remember to pick yourself back up and stay on track.
“It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”
Don’t loose courage. It’s possible to start becoming fit and living up to your goals. Start getting inspired. Find a trainer or a coach to help you keep meet your goals. Believe.