posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 10:54 AM
Okay OP hereitgo..
Getting in shape.. fit.
Well, you get fat because your cells store the sugars from processed foods it cannot use for useful functions...
So step 1: If it comes in a sealed box or bag, throw it out. Don't eat that crap anymore. Anything that goes through a factory for you to eat, is
not food. Processed food is NOT FOOD. Our bodies cannot digest it properly!!! The nutrients aren't in there, they use low quality meat and plants,
bulkeners, corn syrup, soy sh*t.... IT IS NOT GOOD.
Step 2: Change you diet to as fresh as possible... If you need shelf life, either can or preserve it yourself, or get it somewhere you know is safe--
canned foods harbor the chemicals in the cans themselves... also anything in plastic absorbs that too. But many veggies can last a while in a cellar
or frozen. Just take advantage of the seasons, get familiar with what is available, go to farmer's markets with local organic gardens. The better
you eat, the more your body will heal the damage you've done. Also, buy your rice, etc dry. You can cook it yourself. No canned beans. Lentils,
quinoa, brown rice, barley, oats, these are what you want to stick with.. and IMO much better tasting and texture than the alternative.
Step 3: WATER. Can't get enough.. Drink half your body weight in ounces per day. Distilled water is best. Do not drink soda, "juice", anything
of the sort. If you must have flavor, have tea, and really mix that up. Meaning, it detoxifies the liver when you drink different kinds of tea. In
turn this will help every other function. Just make sure you are getting an adequate amount of sodium, because that can make you sick... Just a touch
of iodized salt will do the trick.
If you're into alkalizing the body, these will do wonders, and it is not difficult. Diet is 80% of it... and our American diet SUCKS.
And you need exercise. Start off with walking on an incline for 30 minutes a day.. Watch tv or read a book if you cannot stand it. But the more you
exercise, your body will crave it. A steep incline will work the glues, hams, and calves. And make sure to engage your core... So when you're
walking just tighten your abs the whole time... Feel your obliques contracting to allow your hips to move, do not let your body bounce around, keep
that stability. I cannot run on treadmills because tennis shoes are painful (I do my workouts barefoot otherwise) and my heart overworks itself, so
cardio IS possible without running.. Go on the bike, elliptical, stairclimber, swim laps.. Anything to get the heart rate up at a HEALTHY level (mines
goes from 100 to about 190 in mere seconds, so if you're like me you need to see a doctor first.....).
Now, you also need some sort of weight regimen. Start with 2 5LB dumbbells... Do some bicep curls, lateral raises (raise your arms straight out to
the sides), Tricep Extentions, calf raises, lunges... Just start with SOMETHING... Once you're used to it and have done research on your own you can
come up with a routine of your own.. I do arms, legs, back, and chest separately. Remember to always engage your core with EVERYTHING.. it is the KEY
to stability. You will stand straighter and in turn breathe better and feel better. Circuits are fun because you're doing movements to help your
agility, so like jumping and stuff like that.
STRETCH!!! I cannot stress that enough. People do not stretch and I don't know why. Stretching helps by releasing lactic acid, which will aid in
building muscle.. Inturn helping to burn more fat in the process. And it will help those endorphins.. and nothing feels better than a good stretch!
I will stretch 15 minutes before and after a workout, regardless of the intensity. It will help flexibility, too, obviously. Breathe into it, don't
strain yourself, and enjoy it. You will not be as sore
Finally, just stay active... If you turn the tv on, turn it off and go for a bike ride... Or play catch with your kid... or do yard work.... anything
to be far away from the couch and indoors. Little changes add up. Don't get stressed if it's not working to your standard, because putting garbage
in your mouth takes TIME to reverse. Eating well is key, though.
okay there's my two cents hope that helps a bit