Tag Archives: healthy

You Are What You Eat

8 Nov

I know, I know, nobody like to hear things about healthy eating, exercise, and stuff like that. But I’m here to talk about it in terms of how these great things can affect your life in a positive way and how they can help you cope with big changes in your life. I personally have been eating healthy since the day I was born, my parents being rather conscious of what I ate, and at what time I eat it. During the past 2 or 3 years, I’ve had a bit more freedom in my food choices, and I am just starting to realize what a bad effect my choices are having on me. My healthy eating has gotten me well through multiple countries, and I’ve always been at the top of my class, which may not have anything to do with my eating habits, but somehow I suspect it does. I have looked over these facts and resolved to change my eating habits, because I have learned that it can have a really big effect on everything that you do.

The same goes for exercising. I have been taking a psychology course, and I have been learning about how when you exercise, your mind releases endorphins that make you feel happy and healthy. And perhaps my mind has been starved of these things lately, but I have also resolved to exercise more regularly.

These things can help you when going through big changes if you keep up a routine, and stick to it through thick and thin.

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5 Week Body Plan

14 Jul

Today marks the beginning of my 5 week body plan!  This is a plan that I found in Seventeen magazine, which I bought in an airport and was so engrossed in it that I finished it before getting on the plane!  In the magazine it says that this workout plan is devised by a celebrity trainer named Harley Pastornak. I have never heard of him before, but then I don’t exactly keep up-to-date on the world of celebrity fitness.  I was reeled in by the pictures of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Amanda Seyfried exercising, although it said nowhere that Harley had actually trained any of these particular stars.  But nevertheless, I turned the page and immersed myself in the world of skinny girls teaching you how to exercise through pictures.

I like this particular workout routine because it gives you something new and different to do every single day.  And this is very good for a workout plan because I’m starting to learn how boring it would actually be to do the exact same exercise every day for 5 whole weeks.  The different days in this workout each represent a different thing you are trying to achieve through the workout, such as “Monday: Get Strong!” or “Wednesday: Get Toned!”  The days are all specially color-coded just in case you forget what day it is and do another days workout.

So I myself have just completed the “Monday: Get Strong!” workout. I thought it wouldn’t be that hard, and I started by getting tons of cardio in while running around the house looking for 5-pound weights. When I had found them and carried them up the stairs (not an easy feat when also carrying an iPod, the contents of my makeup bag, and two sweaters) I started in on the workout itself, already sweating profusely. I took that as a good sign.

By the time I had finished the workout I was sweaty, gross , and my self esteem was through the roof. I can already imagine my muscles defined and fabulous.

So I will keep everybody updated on the status of my new workout regime and will definitely be posting some workout mixes and  results!

Ta-ta for now, Harlow xoxo