I am no expert, but I have learned a few things over the years. When I first started getting into fitness, which was in my teens, I had no idea. The only thing I knew was running, my moms pilates videos, and not eating. I honestly remember writing myself a sticky note that I placed on my mirror, which looked like this…
Anyone who knows anything about health and fitness, could tell me, that this was a recipe for disaster. And it was. Over the course of one summer, I exercised a ton, and would hardly eat. Yet, I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t losing weight, or getting skinnier. I would run almost everyday, then do pilates, sometimes 2 full videos, with additional push ups, sit ups, and jumping jacks before bed, all while not nearly eating enough. This eventually sprouted into an eating disorder, I turned to bingeing and then throwing my food if I ever felt I ate too much. Thankfully my mother caught me throwing up after a few weeks, and put a stop to that nonsense! Boy do I wish I could go back in time and slap myself in the face!
Luckily I grew out of that terrible phase. I began cheerleading in highschool, which didn’t leave me with a lot of time to sit and worry, which I think was the reason for my reckless summer, too much time to think. I cheered all through highschool and college, then began coaching. After I stopped coaching cheerleading, I felt lost. I had always had an interest in fitness, and cheerleading was my fitness, but without cheerleading… what was there?! That folks, is when I discovered the GYM!
I started at the Gym as any newcomer does… alittle bit lost. I have come along way and as I look back at my journey I am happy for all the trial and error, the endless hours spent surfing the web for answers, and let’s not mention all the awkward people watching at the gym. But if I can make it easier for someone on their fitness journey I am happy to help! Now remember, I don’t claim to be an “expert”, but I am an open book! Here is a list of some fitness tips I have compiled over the course of my fitness journey!
Check out the list of tips below!
Hopefully these tips have helped you in some way! Just remember that the only competition you should have is yourself. Comparing yourself to others is not healthy, if you look at yourself negatively because of it. You can’t compare yourself to someone you will never be… you will only be you. Now focus on making the best you!
If you are new to the gym, check out the classes that are offered.
- Less Cardio – More Resistance Training.
- Consistency is key!
- Learning to love yourself as you are, right now, is more important that being a size XS.
- Everyone is different, find what motivates you, and USE IT!
Please excuse any spelling or grammar errors…
SPARKLE ON ALL YOU DIVAS!