1. Don’t eat gross healthy food. If you don’t want to eat dehydrated kale chips then don’t. There are a million healthy eating options that YOU will love.
2. Get rid of the diet and exercise mindset. This is about eating food that makes you feel good and not need to deal with exploding diarrhea. Food that doesn’t make your face greasy or make you always exhausted. It’s not about spending an hour on a treadmill every day to undo your eating “mistakes”. This is about having energy and being strong.
3. There isn’t a finish line, only a starting line. The second you decide to be the best version of yourself is the second you need to stop hiding in your house. Take on the world. Stop turning down invites to go hang out with your friends. Ask an acquaintance to grab coffee. You need to make an effort to keep relationships going.
4. You are never going to be perfect. And no one else is either. There is no success story that isn’t painted with failure.
5. Have fun. Seriously. Don’t run on a treadmill or spend hours a day on an elliptical if you hate it. Go run today, bike tomorrow, swim on the weekends, join a soccer team, don’t just exercise for the hell of it, but to feel good and experience life.
6. Food is food. It’s just energy and you can’t let it control your life. Please please please, if you feel like you’re developing an unhealthy relationship with food, talk to someone! Talk to a person you trust or who at least can take the issue seriously. If you have no idea who that person could be or are too afraid to ask then message me and I’ll be that person until we find you someone.
7. Research forever, about everything. Never give up fruit because one person says all sugar will make you fat. Don’t cut all your carbs just because it worked for someone else. Research, try a few different things here and there until you find what works best for YOU.
8. You can do anything! You can take up ballet, boxing, painting, hockey, singing, seriously anything. You are never too old, overweight, or untalented to pursue your interests. You may (and probably will) look like a fool in some things when you first start. But I PROMISE YOU if you just stick with it and make honest efforts to learn and get better, some day you will be amazing at it and the newbies will be too intimidated to join because of how good you are (but you’d better encourage them to do it anyway!)
9. Breathe. If you don’t like your life the way it is, then take a deep breath and go change it.
Why Do My Knees Hurt During Lunges?
Kai Wheeler writes:
If you are someone who experiences knee pain during lunges this video will benefit you. There can be many factors that influence knee pain during exercise but I have identified the three most common issues I encounter with my clients. I will show you how to restore tight hip flexors, improve proper weight distribution, strengthen the core stabilizer muscles and finally I will cover the mechanics of a lunge.