Monday, 14 January 2013

Healthy Living - Blah.

Lecture Lecture Lecture blah blah i know healthy eating is a crap topic and youve heard this before through countless means of educational lectures but trust me.

Iv always been concerned about my health and weight in particular, since last February my weight has been up and down between obsessive healthy eating and militant exercise to laying on the sofa eating candy bars around Christmas  I always used special occasions as an excuse to eat junk food but then I wouldn't stop, it seemed that all the hard work I had done in the months before had reached equilibrium with my weight gain and general sloppiness and I decided to do something about it.

Being a student and trying to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle is also a hard task. juggling work with cooking meals and exercising can sometimes feel impossible and as-if all the time in the world couldn't solve it but it is possible.

If you don't know what tumblr is its an on-line blogging platform and as with most websites or personal pages there are plenty of different genre's. It was only when i started to be interested in healthy living and eating that i discovered what a strong and supportive health community tumblr has. Plenty of people are in the same boat as you and give countless tips and advice through In-boxing and reblogging or sharing photos of progress and animated tips. Posting about a weight loss would equal in countless messages of congratulations and inspirational messages. Even a weight gain would conjure messages of tips on how to not be discouraged.

The way that the tumblr fitness community has taken the platform and changed it from a personalised expressive art to a worthwhile and fulfilling blog is astounding. 

I believe that my knowledge and interest of nutrition and fitness stemmed from the tumblr fitness community and their support that allowed me to make a change.

As i mentioned in my first post i am a pescatarian (vegetarian but will eat fish), although this isnt purely based on nutrition or weightloss purposes it still had a contributing factor. 

If you need any advice or knowledge on health or fitness or the foods to eat the recipe pages to look at, really anything! please do ask either through my tumblr or facebook or here. 

Quick Tips: 
Eat white meats
Drink as much water as you can - it increases metabolism
Same for Green Tea
Try to eat vegetables or fruit in any way possible
keep chocolates or candies for special occasions or failing that once a week or as a treat.
Fry food in Frylight or cooking sprays.

Exercise Tips:For weight loss - 
aerobic exercise is best but some light lifting and stretching exercises such as yoga are also key.
For Muscle Gain-
start slowly and only lift light dumbbells  first for around a month before you decide to go higher.

Checkout Blogilates on youtube for good workouts without the effort!

Try to get support from your family and friends too or you may find yourself in a rut.


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