Shoes: Nike Frees 4.0
We all know Spring is here, and that’s when hair starts to become lighter, skin gets darker, and bodies get toned. I love Spring because it is full of bright colors, sunshine, and smiling faces. When Spring comes around, everyone wants to achieve the perfect “Spring Break Body”, or for others that aren’t in school, they probably just want to tone up or lose weight for beach attire. But I feel once Spring and Summer leaves, everyone just flings their passion for working out, out the door. I have been playing sports since I was 8 years old, so fitness is entirely fun for me. I love pushing myself in the weight room and since I am from Los Angeles, I love running in the sunshine. It’s so important that as we get older we learn how to care of our bodies. Once we hit college and begin our sweet and sour lives of adulthood, extra weight is easy to carry on without noticing.
Since, I have played basketball, volleyball, and ran track, fitness is different for me compared to others. Growing up, I was a late bloomer, and I carried a lot of weight up until I was 15, so playing sports was part of my way to lose weight and stay healthy. You don’t have to force yourself to like fitness, just stay active. Long walks are nice during the Spring and Summer and they are even better when someone is walking with you. Look for objects in your everyday life, around the house, that are heavy enough to lift, and pretend you are lifting weights. Just remember, don’t hurt yourself or strain any muscles, lol. If you have stairs in your home, you can do some stair steps and it will definitely help your leg muscles. When I’m lazy and I don’t feel like going to the gym, I stay active by throwing on a workout video from YouTube, that focuses on my abs or my legs. Lastly, stay hydrated, when we are in our beast mode, we can stray away from hydration and it is very important. You don’t want to end up with cramps, a headache, or passing out. Don’t fling your Spring and Summer fitness habits away, keep them all year around because it will make you feel better about yourself and your health.
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