In the end, you can do precious little about what you look like. Aging is merciless. So.... save yourself a load of grief and worry instead about your health. By staying fit and healthy you can stave of many of the effects of aging and help protect yourself from most of the dread diseases. There are many things you can do nothing about, but healthy living is one that you control totally. Do that and let the rest sort itself out. Good luck and never quit!
Dave A.- South Central PA, USA
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." - Mark Twain
Pounds lost: 81.0
Fitness Minutes: (27,770)
1,169 12/12/17 2:25 A
Do you have access to a gym? Or are you going to work out at home? There are tons of great videos here on Spark, and more on Youtube, that show specific exercises to work on different areas, and you can run or walk or stair climb almost anywhere if you are DIYing it. If you are going to the gym, invest in a couple sessions of personal training to get yourself started.
My workout is cobbled together from resistance band videos on Spark and 4 days a week in the pool, and there are huges changes in my body since I've started.
Lauren Sri Lanka
If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
Hello! I am a 19-year-old female nursing student at a university in America. As such, I don’t have much time for anything besides school... Recently, I have come to the realization that I cannot continuously sacrifice my physical and mental health for my education. All my hard work means nothing if I’m not healthy.
For my whole life, I have struggled with my body image. I always feel like I am too fat for my height. In high school, I went through intermittent periods where I was affected greatly by eating disorders (I was briefly anorexic). Now, I am starting to feel especially disgusted with myself and this time, I want to do it right.
Right now, I am around 170lbs/78kg which is not ideal for my height of 63in/160cm. My goal isn’t so much to lose weight as it is to slim down, and tone up. Ideally, my exercises would not be exclusively cardio because I still want to have the curves that I do have (ie breast/butt), so I’m okay with weight lifting (and briefly did this last semester of school, getting up to squatting one plate is my biggest achievement lol). I am going to be more focused on my diet and on my fitness regimen. I just have no idea where or how to start.
I want to slim down and tighten up my stomach, arms, and legs specifically. I know that burning fat in target areas is not a thing so I’m relying on that to slim the rest of my body down. I also want to build more muscle in the thighs/butt region to replace fat, and especially on the sides where I have “hip dips,” I would like to develop muscle to fill than in (I think g. minimus/tensor fascia lattae/hip flexors but I am not sure).
I don’t know where to start as far as what exercises, how to do them and how often; or what to eat and not to eat. I’m down for a strict diet and fitness regimen. I can’t spend my whole life hating my body. What I’m asking is, please help me help myself.