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Changes: Put Your Happiness First

Changes: Put Your Happiness First

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If you don’t feel happy with how you look and you’ve tried talking about it, but it makes no difference. Who said that making a change isn’t right? – Sometimes it’s necessary to feel good about ourselves again.

Here are some changes that you can do, subtle and drastic.

Lose Weight

Maybe you’ve gained way too many pounds than you want to admit. (It happens!) This doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. – Stop eating crap and start getting active! It’s that simple. Speak to your doctor is you want some professional advice on how to lose the weight in a safe and healthy way.

Start running, or swimming, boxing, cycling even dancing! – Whatever you can do that will burn that fat, and be enjoyable at the same time. (If you’re not finding it fun – you won’t have the motivation you need and you’ll end up quitting.) If you like to cook, look up the best recipes that are healthy and give you the vitamins you need in your diet.

Clothes

Throw out your whole wardrobe, (sell whatever you can of course! And anything that won’t sell – give to charity.) Then go on the biggest shopping spree of your life! Invest in new trendy tops, hot jeans, gorgeous dresses, and don’t forget the shoes! This is your chance to be impulsive, and indulge in all the things you never thought you could wear. It always helps to bring a friend or two, so you can get their opinion on your looks too. If they’re real friends – they’ll tell you if you look a hot mess!)

Surgery

Are you self-conscious because you’re flat chested, and you can’t wear the dresses you would like to wear? Or maybe you just can’t budge that weight around your thighs. Then surgery may be for you. But remember, this is the last resort! Talk to people first, try losing the weight naturally and try on some boost-up bras. If you really feel like you have done everything you possibly could, but you’re still not feeling good. Make an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon and see what they think. (A true surgeon will tell you if you’re ‘unrealistic’ or just too ‘impatient.’)

Hair

Everyone woman gets to that point of ‘enough is enough,’ and we end up doing something terrible to our hair. (Like cutting it ourselves! Or burning off any last strands from bleaching it!) You do not want to do this!! You will regret it – big time. So instead, make an appointment with the hottest hair salon you know of, have a talk about how your feelings, and why you’re not happy with your appearance. A pro hairstylist will be able to figure out exactly what you need to pick you up. Consider a new colour; it’s super exciting, and you’ll look (and feel) like a brand new woman!

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Tips You Need Before You Start Weight Training. By Guest Blogger Diana S.

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

Tips You Need Before You Start Weight Training

 

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Whether you are starting off with gym workouts for the first time or going back after a long hiatus, it can be somewhat an overwhelming experience. Going unprepared is not what you would want to do, regardless of your fitness aspirations, because you may get injured more easily. Here are some fine tips that will help you to launch and maintain your workout enthusiasm, and get you on the fast track to fitness progress.

Always Warm Up

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Do not start a workout cold, but always warm up and stretch your muscles by doing some light aerobic exercises – use the elliptical machine, cycle, or jog. This will get your blood flowing, muscles burning, and activate your body’s fat-burning mechanism.

Fill Up With Fuel

Or in other words – eat properly. When it comes to working out and eating, timing is everything. If you are too hungry, you cannot give your best, but if you are too full, you get cramps. Consume carb-packed, low-fat pre-workout snacks about 60 minutes before each workout, and go easy with the fiber since it is difficult to digest. Never stop to eat in the middle of a workout, because it will make you feel slow. Have a light snack after an intense training in order to replace the energy that your body used. Unless you are a marathon runner or a power lifter, avoid eating right before a workout.

Aim For Intensity

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If your aim is to cycle or run in order to lose weight, have a trainer recommend the best training intensity for you. If you are lifting weights, then train to (muscle) failure. The key to losing weight without camping at the gym is doing most exercises with the most intensity in the least amount of time.

Do Not Be Afraid To Ask For Help

Trainers and gym staff are there to help you, so do not hesitate to ask for help when confronted with a piece of commercial fitness equipment that confuses you. If you decide to just jump in, start working out and hope for the best, you only risk of getting injured. The staff will show you how the equipment works, as well as how to use it properly.

Train Efficiently

Perform exercises that activate as many muscles as possible. In this way, you will work out your body with fewer movements, meaning that each exercise can be performed with as much intensity without tiring you out quickly. For example, barbells are (in this case) better than dumbbells because they have the prime mover muscles strained better with more weight.

Watch Your Joints And Back

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The fastest way one can get injured while working out is by locking shoulders, elbows and knees. When these joints are locked, instead of placing pressure on the muscle, you place it on the bones and cartilage. Thus, always avoid using too much weight and never extend beyond a safe point.

Another thing to watch is your back, because you put a lot of pressure on it when you lift. Ask the gym staff to show you how to sit properly and how to keep the right posture. Otherwise, back injuries are inevitable, and they will make lifting in the future a lot harder. Perform exercises correctly with the right posture and form.

Breathe

Learn the proper breathing techniques for different gym exercises, in order to keep the muscles working well and to prevent injuries. Avoid rookie mistakes like panting when running or holding breath during lifts. If you want to go the distance when running, regulate and control your breathing. If you are about to go lifting, remember to expel air when exerting force and breathe in when relaxing the muscle.

Prepare For Progress

After a month or two of working out properly, you will notice the first muscle gains. However, within three months that will most probably slow down. In order to keep the progress going, you will have to work extra hard.

The most important thing to know when hitting the gym is to know proper ways, forms, and postures for performing every exercise. Leave your ego at home, and do not try to show off by trying to lift more weight than you can really handle.

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