Track season started and I went to preseason so I think I am well conditioned and I met everyone and they are super nice! It is super fun and loving it so far! I just hope I don’t get injured this season like I did last, and I had a few minor injuries during preseason so I think I should be good.
Anyway! To get to the point of the post! For the past few days I have been eating a bit more excess unnatural sugar then I normally do like fancy chocolate, candies, and just sweets. I haven’t been overeating them so I haven’t been feeling too lousy but I just want to make it so it doesn’t become a habit! So for this month (and after but especially this month) I am going to try and cut out sweets like cookies, cupcakes, etc. Every time I am craving one of those, I will try eating something else instead like berries. The reason for this month is because since the season started I want to be on top of my game and do my best. If any of you want to do the same along with me maybe because your in a sport or you just want to be healthier then you totally can :) I will update and let you guys know how it is going. This might be a little hard since I have a giant sweet tooth but I will do my best!
Remember when you were little you were told, “Don’t eat that before dinner it will spoil your appetite”. Why not try to spoil your appetite for junk food by filling up on nutritious food instead. Think about it…there is only so much space in your stomach. If you fill up on healthy food there’ll be less space in your stomach for the unhealthy stuff you’re usually tempted to eat.
So since the start of the New Year I have been working on my abs a lot and seeing a huge difference in the past few days since I have been doing this exercise routine I put together. I do it in the morning and before I got to sleep. Before I go on to the routine just want to say a bit. Yesterday I kind of got off track (at a sleepover) and we literally got NO sleep, so right now I am functioning off of only 4 hours of sleep I got 2 days ago. Anyway, I also ate a TON of crap, I am not really regretting it because I did limit myself a bit, but now I have to get on track. Anyway, school is starting tomorrow and I am ready to get back into the routine. Here is my ab routine, if you do not know what some of them are if you look them up it will have it:
My all around ab workout routine (do morning and night):
- 20 crunches (x2)
- 20 butterfly crunches (x2)
- 20 reverse crunches (x2)
- 30 bicycle crunches (x2)
- 30 toe touches
- 30 second leg lift hold
- 20 leg lifts (on each leg)
- 10 v-ups
- 45 second plank
- 30 second side planks (on each side)
- 100 sit ups
Now this is just the routine that works for me, and after it gets too easy for me I usually add more time and reps to it. You can also adjust it to fit where you are now by lowering it and adding more or just doing more or whatever.
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