The BEST workout secret to lose weight fast.

there is no secret, get off your ass and work for it.

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I can’t tell you enough how happy I am to see that everyone is trying to workout and be healthy… But with this lifestyle comes hard work and dedication, because it is just that: a lifestyle. It’s not a pill you can take, it’s not a magic juice/fruit you eat, it’s not a secret new workout. It’s hard work.

So as I do love this whole workout phase, I know it’s just that: a phase. I know this because I fell into that pattern. I tried to start working out again after about 2 years of not working out. I tried to find all these easy ways that will make me happy about my body right away. I felt unmotivated and gave up because I wasn’t seeing results quickly.

do you know why?

Because the juicing diets are cleanses not diets. You can’t workout for ten minutes and expect abs in 21 days. You can’t expect the easy way out to work. You gotta work hard for it.

People don’t understand that a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy. It’s not an easy way out, it’s not a Golden ticket, you are not exempt from hard work. You are just like the rest of us and if you want that amazing body that everyone can have, you get off your damn ass and go get it.

thank you.

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Yoga does something that nothing else can

it frees your mind

I haven’t always loved yoga. And I definitely don’t recommend it as your daily dose of exercise. Of course it’s a good way to help your body stay lean and definitely increase flexibility, but yoga itsself doesn’t actually burn many calories. That being said, yoga isn’t only for the health/benefit of your body.

But yoga heals the mind. Actually, technically speaking yoga is a state of mind, and a state of well being. Let our mind be at ease and if you’re still thinking, you’re not in yoga. Yoga is used to rest the mind and to grow more in touch with your body. Let’s be honest, we could all use an hour or two to every once in a while (or daily!) to not think.

When I was in a weird funk as I like to call it, I fell in love with yoga. It’s my quiet time, my alone time, my me time. It helped me understand my body and why I was feeling down all the time. It helped me express myself when I didn’t know how. It saved me..

if you think yoga is boring or too slow, you don’t know yoga

Whatever your pre- judgements are on yoga, erase them for just an hour and try it. You may be surprised how much you like it, just like I was…

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So what is Zen, you ask?

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Nowadays, it’s more common to hear people say zen is a garden you put on your desk that you can rake when you’re stressed but no one actually does it’s just for looks or an activity that takes your mind off of what’s bugging you or some other random bullcrap that people say when they’re following a trend instead of being authentic and actually knowing what “they’re into”.

That being said, the true question to ask is “when is zen? And zen is now. Zen is being completely and fully aware of the here and now. Don’t worry about the past for it’s the past, don’t fret the future for it hasn’t come yet… Be in the now, because you are here now. The main point is to not get lost in the past or future because life will quickly pass you by… live life in a state of zen•

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Starving Yourself Thin

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Just don’t eat.

The other day I was talking with a friend and he asked why I was working out. I told him I like to workout to feel good about myself, and at this very moment I am working on getting my abs back. His response baffled me: “Just don’t eat. That’s all you have to do.” There are SO many things wrong with this scenario.

#1. Why do I need a reason to workout?

People often get judgements because they “work out too much.” You don’t need a reason to do something that makes you feel good about yourself. I know it doesn’t feel like a compliment in the moment, but it is. People like to judge others when they’re doing something positive in their life because they wish they had the courage, determination, whatever, to do the same.

#2. I NEED TO STARVE MYSELF TO GET ABS? ARE YOU AN IDIOT?

The first rule to gaining muscle in general: EAT. Eat enough so that your muscles get the nourishment they need to grow! If you starve yourself, you may get the look at that you have slight abs, but if you eat carbs the next day you’re going to be bloated. As my favorite workout page to follow on FaceBook, BodyRock, would say: “Abs are made in the……Kitchen!”

#3. “That’s all you have to do.”

Now you really are a blabbering idiot. Looking good, feeling good, and being the best you can is not an easy task. Don’t underestimate the courage and strength it takes to get someone moving and to eat clean. Never demean someone’s efforts.

#4. Be happy for others

Just because you don’t want to workout, doesn’t mean that I should stop working out as well. If you don’t feel happy about yourself, it doesn’t mean others can’t be happy about themselves. All it takes is for you to be comfortable in your skin.

 

All of that being said, working out is not the only way to feel good about yourself. Heavens no. I went 15 years of my life without working out (aside from sports). I was happy as can be. But to fill time after I stopped playing sports as much, I decided to take up running, and my love for fitness spiraled from there. Whether someone wants to workout or not, it’s not something you can judge or try to convince them of doing the opposite. But on my original note, “working out” has gotten a negative stigma just as much as a positive one. While people who are involved in the fitness community love how many people are getting into it as well, people who aren’t into it think it’s some sort of “cult” and choose to judge and say it’s talked about too much, people take it too far, etc. Let others be happy in their own place, not everyone needs to be just like you.

 

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