29 August, 2015

Summer workout routine

Hello everybody. My summer is over now (I only count time spent at the seaside as summer) and it's time to get back to my work and other stuff I do at home. I've told you many times before how I wish to lose weight. Well, I've been working out for a month and a half now and now it's time to share my workout routine with you. I have to say that you'll also have to adjust your diet (I didn't do a very good job, but I'm not at the vacation any more so I'm getting this very serious now). No eating after 6 p.m. I eat healthy and junk food during the day (I'll cut the junk food hopefully), but no matter what's on the table, I'm not eating after 6 p.m. Not even if I'm hungry. There is always a glass of water to full fill my needs and keep me through the evening. And here is my workout routine (pictures below):
  • Sit-ups. I used to do 150 sit-ups (evolution: 50, 75, 50+50, 75+75, 100+50, 150). I messed up my knee and regular sit-ups aren't an option anymore (I did not ruin my knee doing any of these workouts!). Now I do 50 sit-ups with straight legs held by my mom.
  • Hand orbiting. I do 2 minutes; one minute in one direction, other in opposite direction (evolution; 1 min+1 min, 1 min+1 min+30 sec+30 sec). Now I do 2 minutes again (you'll see why in the end).
  • Half sit-ups/crunches. I started this not that long ago so I'm doing 20 of them.
  • Hip bridges. This looks very easy but it's not. I am doing 30 of them (evolution: 10, 10+10, 20, 30).
  • Planking. Probably the most underrated workout ever. When I saw it, and the program that goes with it, I laughed. I wan't laughing when I actually tried it. I am doing a minute and 15 seconds now (evolution: 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 1 min, 1 min 15 sec).
  • Jumping jacks. Since this is relatively easy workout, I am doing 50 of them. There is no evolution here. I started few days ago with it and I immediately did 50.
  • Leg raises. This is also one of those workouts where you do not exactly know what to expect. I am doing 15 of them (evolution: 5, 10, 10+5, 15).
  • Criss-cross/crunch twist. I am doing 50 of them (evolution: 20, 20+20, 50).
  • Now that you've done all of this, repeat!
  • Squats. I did 30 of them until I messed up my knee. I am not doing this anymore.
  • Running. I did this last summer every morning and I liked it but running demands more time and place to run. I have the place but time is a big problem. But (!) I hope to change that and start running soon.
  • Other workouts. I am planning on adding some new workouts as soon as I will be able to perform these without any special strain.
Before any of these, see what you can and can't do, see your limits. Also, if you have any problems, contact your doctor or someone for advice.
Best of luck!
P.S. Click on the picture for a larger view. Also, I obviously made up the workout named hand orbiting, and I can't find you any pictures so I made my own in Paint. Hopefully you'll understand what's going on.
All of my current workouts.

Hand orbiting my way.

07 August, 2015

Video in written

Hello. How are you? All going good? Tell me if you have anything you would like to share. Comments below.
Anyhow, for past few weeks I've been thinking about making a video, but then again, I already said it and I can't make myself do it. Mostly because I don't want anyone to actually see me. I think I've written about some really personal stuff and I do not want my "friends" to see this and think God knows what. It's my life and if I can keep it like that, I'll try my best. But, then again, I really want to show you me, my expressions because I think a video is always more personal than a written post. Oh well, we'll see where this will take me. Another thing I wanted to tell you is that I can actually see my goals from "Plan for a change" post come true. I have a really good plan and this time I hope I'm not backing down. I finally bought myself brand new RayBan sunglasses that I've been talking about since forever. I know they have been in my blog for quite a few times. I can now brag a bit and say that they are really great. I bought New Wayfarer 2132 if that helps you anyhow. Also, I started working out. Now I will probably ruin this routine because I'm going to seaside for 3 weeks and all I do there is lie and sleep. So, that probably won't be good for my new evening routine. Also, being a shy person, I can not workout in front of other people. My parents are also there, so yeah... I won't work out. I hope to God that I'm so wrong right now. And yes, if you were wondering, I am 20 and I still go to seaside with my parents. I have no problem with that. I love going with my friends also, but this year we didn't make any plans and I can't not go to the shore so I'll hang with my dad for a week and with my mamma for two weeks (at least). That should be really relaxing and easy going. Another great thing about this is they are paying for everything (not that I buy anything there, I'm just talking about regular food and necessary stuff) and my mom likes to cook and bake for us. It is a win - win situation. I see it as a win - win. So, going back to my title, can you see me saying all these things? Could you see it in a video? Would you see it if I made one? I would really appreciate the feedback. Not only on the video idea, but also on the whole blog, topics, times of posting,... Pretty much everything.
P.S. I just realized I haven't told you anything about the furniture I bought and I promised I would. Also, the Gossip girl posts are still in progress (GG review label on the right).
And that would be all for now. We'll talk later. Other time.