As cliché as it may sound, one of my goals for the new year is to become more healthy. Now, I am not talking about losing weight, doing crazy diets, or crazy workouts. I just would like to push myself to be healthier, grow my muscles a little bit and to consume more healthy foods (less fried & fast food).
* Disclaimer: I am not a very serious athletic person, I do what I like and what I think will work for me and my body. I don’t work on my arms and stomach everyday, because I don’t feel they need to improve/grow/shrink at all.
When I go to the gym, I only bring my student ID, water bottle, phone, and headphones with me, as I hate carrying around my things.
As I am working out, I listen to a Spotify playlist that I found from one of my Youtubers, Claudia Sulewski. Here is the link to it, so you can try it out. The songs on it range from all types of music and really helps to get your blood pumping.
Starting off with my daily workout, I start with cardio and like to do both the elliptical and treadmill for about 10 minutes each (my cardio is TERRIBLE, working on it 😅). I have always been a little scared of the stairclimber, as the height of it scares me, but I tried it the other day. Turns out I hate it even more than I thought. My coordination is not that great either!
*Don’t judge my facial expressions; I was hot, sweaty, and having a difficult time with the machine.
This machine is one of my new favorites. Even though it kicks your a**, it is really good and you can feel it working almost immediately. My legs can only take about 5-10 minutes on this.
Next, I move to all of the leg machines (which I forgot to get pictures of) and rotate through them all, doing 3 sets of 10 reps each.
*I was watching HGTV while listening to music, such a great way to pass time!
This is what I like to do as my cool down. I will range the levels between 3-14 for atleast 20 minutes.
Afterwards, I like to get in some more stretches, walk a little bit, then head back to my dorm, where I love to take nice hot showers after my workouts!!
Thanks for reading!