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10 Tips for Gym Motivation

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As you may already know, I have started training again and I guess a lot of you have too. I have and will never get a personal trainer. All what I know I have learned from rechearching! So I have come up with 10 tips to keep your motivation up, if you do not have a personal trainer to push you around:

  1. First… Get yourself a trainingplan (there are a lot of free and optional, basic ones online) If you are all new, you may not know what you should do. You have seen this exercise here, there, everywhere. No, if you’re doing more than just cardio, you need to get a structure of your training.
  2. Sorry to say, let go of the ego! If you just started training, you may not be as strong as the others in the gym, you may feel embarraced and weak. How come? Everybody has started out somewhere to get where they are now. Therefore do not try to lift weights you almost cannot handle. You will mostly end up hurting your body, if you do not execute the exercises correct from the beginning. Please, go for the lighter weight at the beginning. Practice the movements and when you have the idea of them, you can go ahead and add some weight.
  3. Watch some Youtube videos! You can find almost everything on youtube. What I have watched a lot, are videos regarding training, exercises, motivation, training ideas. There you can also variate your training and make it fit your style.
  4. Forget all about the weight at first! Muscles weight more than fat. You cannot always trust your dear bathroom scale. An alternative could be to measure yourself once a week with a measure tape and note the results. Then you can compare the results from previous week and before.
  5. Pictures of your progress! As you train you will gain more musclemass and your metabolism will improve as well which results in higher fatburning. So maybe on the outside, you may not feel/look different. But trust me, you will see a difference. Your muscles (body) will become marked as more of the fat vanishes. Compare you picture to the ones you have made 1-2 weeks ago.
  6. What I also do = writing down the training progress! I’m not a cardio girl and love to lift weights. Therefore I have a notebook where I note all my exercises, sets, reps, kg, tips etc. This definately helps me a lot as I can look back and see how far I have come.
  7. Make a goal (for maybe each week or month)! You have started the training (which is great!) and maybe you want lose weight, build some muscles etc. My proposal, no, my advice to you is to make a goal and write it down. If you are suddenly in a stage where you want to “quit”, read up on your goals that will remind you of why you are doing it! A good goal is SMART!
    1. Specific
    2. Measurable
    3. Attainable
    4. Realistic
    5. Timely
  8. Maybe a gym partner? If you have difficulties getting to the gym, a gym partner would maybe be optional. You can force each other to go and there will always be someone to support you. (I never had one, but always wanted to train with someone)
  9. Be patient! I guess plenty know the feeling. You have now been training for 2 weeks and do not see any results. Well, give your body some time. You can’t be the fluffy bear the first day and then Wonder Woman within 3 days. Everybody is different. Some people gain musclemass quickly, where others struggle. So please, give it time! After 3-4 weeks you will definately see some results 🙂
  10. Remember to have fun! Sure, it can be tough at first. But do something which is fun for you! The funnier it gets, you will most likely stay motivated.

I hope this can (hopefully) help some people out 🙂

Typical dinner late in the evening

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Typically, I usually never to be on the computer at about 22:00. There I cultivate for sport, but today was so little different. But funny enough, so have my routines changed the game. I have never ever eaten at. 18:00 because I always play sport at the time, and is typically at home. 21-22 … Every day …

But it does so, that I can not find out the cook, who usually takes a long time. I make maximum fresh food in 30 minutes. And it is this an example of. It is now very simple, and that is what I love. After working out, you are typically quite hungry. And a protein shake and a banana is not enough for my monster belly. The shouts almost after some food.

  • 2 pieces of salmon (like breaded)
  • 4-5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon chili (allows higher combustion with “spicy” food)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • chopped scallions

And it’s really just that. 2 pans, and begin to start playing! It is quite easy, and it is also healthy. There has been used olive oil for both cooking of the salmon and scrambled eggs. By use of olive oil, then the breaded salmon so lovely crisp.

For me, this heavenly. Loved the fish, and will NEVER ever tired to fish and eggs <3

 

What is “health” actually?

Published 30.01.2015

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Yo! 😀

See, something I came to mind here today is really

What is health anyway? Eat healthy? Train? Live life? Slender?

You can continue additionally ad, and yet … YOU WILL NEVER EVER BE ABLE TO PUT SOMETHING SPECIFIC TERMS OF WHAT HEALTH IS !!! Ok, yes, but it is generally individually. But in general are health described as physico / mental condition and the social environment. Whether one gets sick a few times, have nothing to do with health. Some just have a better immune system than others.

Basta! That’s just how it is.

Now I sit every day, and work with marketing, where I among others sit and read many different blogs. I came across a Norwegian blog, which was headed

“If you think someone is healthy, because they are thin / slim, so you can go horribly wrong!”

Already there, I began to read her entire blog post. In the past she had mental problems, such as eating disorders and much more. (Unfortunately I lost the link and can not ærindre it all … boo! It was mega good reading). But I support really her way of looking at it. I think probably that she had just reached down to 100 kg. In many people’s eyes she will in no way be a health idol. And yet. From MIT sight she is. She has sacrificed many things to find the path that SHE desires. She has not actually done so, because of that she is overweight. She actually wanted to be healthy. The way to health, she goes after is obviously to lose weight first and foremost. But she will not only lose weight. She enjoys indeed the whole course, as she cares for her new lifestyle. She has begun to eat healthy (more varied, so get from every part of the food chain), and she trains. Ok, I will not bother to mention her again. I feel certain that her name is Anja: D But Anja keep a balance between work, eat and live life! She really enjoys her life and it can also be seen on her blog (the one course I’ve thrown away … argh!).

And the reason why I brought her here Anja up is that I support her 110%. Yes, I am also no super model, on the contrary. But I is not overweight. I have since some models here and there, but it makes me not track. Of course, the clothes can then look a little funny sometimes when dell are’d like to show off: D But back on track. Although I cultivate all the time sports / fitness, because I want to feel good about myself. Unfortunately I do not workout plan, diet, carbohydrate blablabla-kostbog and all such things which absolutely must decide for you. I myself have made adjustments in my lifestyle, which now makes me eat healthier (more varierert). At the same time I make physical activity each week. But however, so looks like I’m still not the super model! Eeeeej where it is NOT annoys me 😀

I now have even experienced having been down and ups and I have now reached the stage in life that my definition of health is:
If you feel comfortable and satisfied with yourself, keep such. The more satisfied you are with yourself, the easier will you (on a happy trip). By having a positive attitude to many things, then you will definitely get a different view of it all 🙂

The reason I write health on the way, because of all the “horror stories” by various researches, surveys, media brings up all the time. For today you can get cancer of all. Die of this. Getting sick of this. Allergy from this … etc etc … But it is not only that which is wrong. We have these models that have “the perfect figure” with low fat content. That is how most of society would like to have that one should look like today. But now it is hardly the way that all goes according to model industry. Many (including myself) yesterday as better for forms and muscles! But again, it will always be the mental state, which is the critical factor. And it is there are unfortunately many who will not admit. And I think that’s a shame.

I do not urge to something here. This post should very much like to be neutral. I had just need to come out with some of my comedic thoughts on this 🙂

I love volleyball

Published 29.01.2015

volleyball

So cool! Love the sport (though I’m not the best, but it does when not quite as much). The people you see in the picture here is by no means professional. This is both new and experienced players who gather to make something fun out of playing volleyball. I play primarily on the grounds that it is a team sport. For some reason, so I can little training when I along with many others. It does not matter whether it is fitness, volleyball, football, cardio, zumba, handball and whatever else you can just think of. I’ve played volleyball for about 9 years now course not at the professional level, I’m a clown, when it comes to sports injuries. Of all the things that has happened to injury, so I can not mention everyone. I can name the past few injuries that I have had since the beginning of 2015.

  • Achilles tendinitis (both tendons are affected)
  • Broken cartilage at the bridge of the nose
  • Sprained finger of the left hand
  • Sprained right ankle
  • Minor concussion

It’s just me in a nutshell. But, however, I’m the stupid here. Yes, I like to play sports, but since that one can practice all the sports that you want for 60 kr. In a month … So it is unfortunately hard to stay away 😀

Yes, as you learn (hopefully) from its mistakes and is currently. on a small break, so my body can reach the whole for the next time I manage to hurt me even more 🙂