Fed Up Of Boring Exercise? Fun Ways To Kick Start Your Fitness Regime

Let’s be honest here. Heading to the gym each day to use the same machines can be quite boring. You might jump on the treadmill, use the bike. Perhaps lift a few weights, and then you’d be done. You may work up a bit of sweat, but you may not have gotten as much out of your exercise time as you could have. When something is boring, you are less likely to remain motivated to keep it up. But we all know how good regular exercise is for the body and mind. So I thought I would share with you some fun ways to kick start your fitness regime.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

Keen To Lose Weight? Why It’s Time To Ignore Those Drop A Dress Size Ads

Have you put on a few pounds? Have you wanted to lose weight for ages? Are you unhappy with your size? Do you wish you felt more comfortable in your skin? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you may have searched online for dieting tips. What did you find? Probably hundreds of adverts and articles claiming to help you drop a dress size almost instantly. It’s a minefield out there. With so much information and such a vast range of products available, it can be tough to know what to believe. If you’re keen to lose weight, here’s why it’s time to ignore drop a dress size ads and focus on positive lifestyle changes.

Rapid Results Versus Sustainability

There may be times in life when you want to drop weight rapidly. You may be getting ready for a wedding or aiming to lose a few pounds before a summer holiday, for example. However, most of us want to get in shape and feel more confident in the long-term. A quick fix is excellent. But it’s unlikely to provide you with enduring happiness. The problem with fad diets and miracle cures is that they produce unsustainable results. You may drop 5 lb in a week. But what happens after weeks 2, 3 and 4? You’ll probably find that you plateau and then gain weight quickly once you get back to your regular eating habits. It’s much better to take a gradual approach. Take the tale of the tortoise and the hare into consideration. Be patient, and results that you can maintain will soon become apparent.

Health Considerations

There’s an assumption that if you’re slim, you must be healthy. This isn’t true. Just because you have a healthy BMI (body mass index), this doesn’t mean that you’re healthy on the inside. Dieting shouldn’t just be about success on the scales. It should also encourage you to put your health first. Many diets out there simply aren’t good for your body. They cut out food groups or restrict your calorie intake, which eliminates valuable nutrients from your diet. When you’re losing weight, make sure you’re eating the right foods.

Healthy eating can be a trigger for other beneficial lifestyle changes. It may urge you to consider other ways you can be healthier. You may feel ready to give up smoking, or become more interested in physical activity, for example.

It can be difficult to switch from old habits to a new way of life. One way of making the break is to complete something like a 30 Day Cleanse. Detoxing has become very popular, and it’s a means of cleansing your body from the inside. The aim is to rid your body of toxins and give your internal systems a metaphorical spring clean.

What’re Your Thoughts?

Weight loss is a battle for many people. Often, a quick fix is much more tempting than working hard in the gym and sticking to a diet for months on end. However hard it may seem, it’s essential to put your health first. Losing weight is not just about the number on the scales. It’s also about improving your health and wellbeing. Focus on clean living, get active and make sure what you’re eating has nutritional value.

Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

Guest Post: 5 Skin Care Tips For Athletes

Sweat, blisters, and cuts and scrapes–the common issues that athletes find themselves facing on a regular basis, which can ultimately lead to acne and even skin infection. So the question is, “Are there any skin care solutions for these athletic individuals to help treat the adverse effects of these regular occurrences?” Fortunately, there is, and here are five practical skin care tips for athletes that they can utilize on a daily basis to maintain their perfect skin and prevent undesired results.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

Eating at Restaurants While Still Being Healthy- Can It Be Done?

Just because you’re living a healthy lifestyle, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. When friends, family, and colleagues invite you out for dinner- you don’t have to turn down the offer immediately! Regardless of what kinds of foods your plan involves, there are plenty of ways you can still dine out with friends without going off track. Here are my favorite tips for eating at restaurants while still being healthy.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

Ditch The Scales! There Are Better Ways To Track Your Fitness

Whether you’re losing weight or training for a competition, fitness tracking is essential. Monitoring your progress can encourage improvement and help you get better results. It also makes it easier to highlight patterns and change your fitness regime and diet accordingly. Without any form of tracking, you’re more likely to stop pushing yourself and eventually give up altogether. While weighing yourself daily is a form of fitness tracking, it’s not always the best method to use. As you lose fat from your body, you can also gain muscle. Unfortunately, the scales could translate this positive change in your body as weight gain. This can leave you feeling deflated and tempted to try more severe forms of dieting and exercise. So rather than relying on your scales, use one of the following better ways to track your fitness instead.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

The Shocking Dangers of Tobacco

The dangers of tobacco are well known. Like tobacco damages the lungs and causes cancer, but did you know there is a whole host of other health issues resulting from traditional cigarettes too? Quitting smoking is an excellent way to regain your health, and providing you stop soon enough your body should recover to almost that of a non-smoker’s within a few years.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

Taking Control Of Your Fitness – What You Need To Consider Before Picking A Workout

Not a day goes by with an Instagram celeb launching a new eating plan, or workout DVD promising amazing results. Fitness is a favorite topic in magazines, and online. But with so much information how do you pick what is right for you? How do you even narrow down the options to find out what might work for you? Well, read on to find out what you should know before picking a workout.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

Running With vs Without Music

No matter the race or running path, you will often see more runners than not wearing headphones. Runners without are known as “purists,” and believe that being aware of your surrounding is an essential part of the sport, but there’s a subculture of runners that couldn’t imagine a run without their motivational playlist. Which is why today we’re focusing on running with vs without music.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

Where People Go Wrong With Exercising That Leads To Injuries

It’s always a great step when you decide you want to exercise more in your life. After all, exercise is one of the best ways to keep our body at a healthy weight. It’s recommended that we do at least 20-30 minutes of exercise a day to stay healthy. However, before you rush off and do exercise, you need to ensure you stay safe while exercising. After all, it’s so easy for injuries to occur when you are working out. And if severe, they could affect the rest of your life. Here is where people go wrong with exercising that often leads to injuries.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

The Incredible Benefits Of Detoxing The Body

Detox has had a bit of a bashing over the years, mainly due to people selling ‘detox’ products that do very little. And while it’s true that there’s no product you can take that miraculously releases all of the nasties in your body, detoxing is still an incredibly healthy and worthwhile process. When it’s done right that is! The important thing to remember is that the body can detox pretty well by itself, but there are things you can do to give it a helping hand. If you’ve overindulged recently or are just looking to feel lighter and cleaner, here are a few of the benefits of detoxing.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

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