Running outdoors can be not so pretty when it’s chilly and you’re sweaty with a running nose. The most obvious thing you can do to prolong your longevity is to learn how much clothing is too much or too little, which can be a task in and of itself. I’ve found the only way to learn is to try a few things, but I personally caution you to err on the side of too little because it’s easy to forget how much you will warm up but keeping cool won’t be a problem. Adjust next time and don’t go out for super long as you learn.
Although I run in cold weather, I’m not a specialist (haven’t really tried many gear options and I don’t run for long distances) and I haven’t been doing it for more than 1 cold season so if you have any tips to share please share!
I admit I only ever wear cotton blend/inexpensive or old clothing. I have never invested in cool weather/moisture-wicking wear which I’m sure could help a ton… Do you have favorites you would suggest?
“They say abs are made in the kitchen, but you’ve got to work ‘em if you want to see a six-pack by summer! That’s why part one of “Tight & Toned Abs” is about training. I will tell you more about diet tomorrow in part 2! “
SO much stress on tumblr right now, causing bad eating habits, skipped workouts, but even worse - horrible feelings about yourselves.
Let me remind you all that no money, potential career, grade, etc. is worth that much stress. Seriously, keep things in perspective. I have been through college and have what I consider a successful, professional career so I’m not just speaking without experience on this. I can honestly say a lot of things in life that should have been stressful were more fun for me than bad because that’s what I made it be. If I needed to have stomach aches vs. getting an A, I usually chose the B+ or tried the hardest I could right under the kill myself stress level. Here I am, NOT regretting it even as I pay off my loans forever.
You all go through more stress when you train your bodies but for some reason are letting school get the best of you, even though physical training is mentally beyond many people (until they get started of course).
Work hard, but there has to be a line. Keep things in perspective! This applies to more than just school, too.
Also remember that it’s ok to fudge a little and stay on track ;)
Best wishes all!
Train with a purpose today, don’t just go through the motions.
Get out there and kill it.
I cannot figure out what to substitute in meal plans for sweet potatoes/yams. They are kind of starchy but not like white potatoes, but are they carbs or veggie?
UPDATE: Pumpkin, winter squash, carrots. In that order of preference close to nutritional value.
Hope this helps anyone starting out with some things I could have used more clarity on! This is my personal experience and opinion.
Ok, so I see all these posts about cutting calories to lose weight. I mean it makes sense right? Eat less and you will lose? Not so fast! The problem with the way our bodies respond to the changes we make, is that it does not do so according to OUR logic. The body responds according to programming…
Just so you guys know… I got to under 15% bodyfat eating 7 meals and around/over 1500 calories A DAY!!!
Starving yourself and over exercising is not going to get you to your goal any faster. The weight you see dropping on the scale? That’s water weight and muscle tissue! You are just going to make yourself skinny fat and slow your metabolism. Once you’ve done this, the next time you start eating normally again, you’re going to gain all that weight back, PLUS more. This is why crash and fad diets don’t work! When you break down your lean muscle tissue, you slow your metabolism SIGNIFICANTLY which makes it way easier to gain body fat.
Be PATIENT. It only took me a few months to get in decent shape… and that was through HARD WORK. 7 meals a day consisting of lean protein (mainly eggs and fish), veggies (spinach, asparagus & broccoli), complex carbs (oatmeal & sweet potatoes) and healthy fats (natural peanut butter, olive oil & avocado). Plus I worked out 6 days a week lifting weights and doing cardio. I also drank a gallon of water a day and got plenty of sleep! It took me time and a lot of willpower and patience… but the end result was a lot better (and I was a lot more proud of it) from doing it through hard work and not shortcuts or drastic measures!
Fit and healthy is a LIFESTYLE… not a means to an end!