Knowing YOUR Body

 

 

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Everyone wants to know the perfect diet plan, the magical food formula that is finally going to help them lose weight and get the body that they have always wanted. ESPECIALLY us as teens. We see pictures in magazines, on TV, and in movies, and we think to ourselves, THAT is what I want to look like. What do they do, and how can I do it too?

Well they have trainers, chefs, coaches, and surgeons. So lets get that on the table right now. However, there is one thing that they do that we can do to and that is to know what our body needs.

Every body is unique, which means that one diet plan may work wonders for your friend, and then you try it and it doesn’t do anything. What we have to do is figure out what works for our individual body, metabolism, and schedule. Now there are guidelines, like don’t eat fast foods and processed foods. that’s more common sense, but when it comes to truly getting your body the nutrients that it needs, that’s a whole other story.

Now I know that this information can be disappointing. Either you were expecting me to tell you the secret formula or you have heard this said over and over a million times. But let me tell you, from personal experience trying tons of diets and fads, they do. not. work. You absolutely HAVE to know what your body needs! 

One thing that I have personally found is that when I eat a healthy balanced diet, I don’t think about how many grams of fat, etc, and I only eat when I am truly hungry, thats when I do my best. I can’t eat 5 small meals a day otherwise I’ll just end up eating 5 full meals because it looks good. But for you it may be the complete opposite, you may need to eat 5 small meals a day or you can’t focus. See? It’s all individual.

Here is another thing that I want you guys to think of too: Just because your friend can eat whatever they want and not gain an ounce does not mean that they are healthy, or “lucky”.  Eventually all that crap in their food is going to catch up with them. Even if it’s not weight wise, disease wise it will. 

What I really want you to take from this is that if you eat healthy, and in a way that suits you, you will be just fine. I know you have probably heard this before, but from a teen to a teen, it works. Those adults actually know what they are talking about when they say this. Crazy huh?

Keep eating healthy, exercising, and doing things that make YOU happy!

Love You Beautiful!

Sierra

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Back and ready for #Spring!

Hey guys! Sorry I have been MIA for a while, been super busy for me! Lot’s of family and personal things going down… not going to get into detail, just wanted to let you know I haven’t forgotten about you! 

I’m sitting here writing OUTSIDE with the birds chirping and the sun shining, and let me tell you that it is completely awesome to be able to hang outside. It feels like spring is on it’s way! Spring brings a whole lot of things, flowers, rain, shorts, tank tops, and the need to sit poolside and drink fruity teas and drinks all day. Sounds heavenly to me I don’t know about you!

From talking to a lot of other teens, I have realized that many of us our nervous for spring because it brings, well, lets say less clothing to cover up all those baked yummy goods we have been eating during the winter. Well lucky for you, there is still time to whip yourself into the shape that allows you to feel comfortable in shorts, tank tops, and soon enough bikinis!

Ive been eating super clean, lots of veggies and protein, limited fruit, and have been exercising every day for an hour or two. (How ever long I can on any particular day). I don’t know if i have “lost weight” because I don’t weigh myself, but my clothes definitely fit better, and I am feeling a lot more comfortable. Which, in the grand scheme of things is what really matters.

What have you all been doing to get ready for spring? Let me know in the comments below!

You Are What You Think

Everyone has heard the phrase “You are what you eat” well, I have another scenario… you are what you think.

Your thoughts have a big impact on how you see yourself. They can have a positive effect, or a negative effect. Positive thoughts boost your self confidence, allow you to be comfortable with yourself, and make you beautiful inside and out. Negative thoughts, however, tear you down, make you self conscious, and they don’t allow to show your maximum beauty.

I was one go the negative thoughts people. On a daily basis I would wake up and be afraid to look in the mirror, go shopping, and hang out with my friends because I thought I was big. Almost every second of everyday I was telling myself I was to big. And guess what? I was. Then I had a wake up call. I convinced myself I was so ugly that people were starting to think I was. I decided to change my thoughts around, and told myself that I was beautiful more than I told myself I was big. And guess what? I wasn’t big anymore. Once I convinced myself I was beautiful, I was.

If you tell yourself you are something so many times, you become that word. You trick your mind into thinking it is something, and your body reacts to that. So pick a word that empowers you to be beautiful. It could be amazing, powerful, pretty, beautiful, strong, whatever really resonates with you. Pick a word, and say it to yourself all day. After a while you will become that because… well… YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK!

Confident Bikini Tips

A lot of girls have a bad habit of comparing themselves to other people, especially when bikini season comes around. That is not a good thing! Here are some tips on staying confident during bikini season:

  • When you start comparing yourself to someone else, name all the things you love about your body
  • Take your towel or cover up off right away that way you don’t have time to obsess
  • Do something active everyday that way you always feel like you are keeping up with your body
  • Bring healthy snacks so you don’t have to obsess over food wherever you go
  • Walk around with good posture and a smile on your face, if you act confident that is what people will see
  • Journal everyday about what you love about yourself
  • Remember we are all beautiful in our own and unique way!

Remember these tips whenever you start comparing yourself to someone else. Also recognize that whoever you are comparing yourself to is probably going through the same thing you are, you aren’t alone, and the only person who can really put you down is YOU.

Skinny Doesn’t Mean Healthy

A lot of times, when people think about being healthy, they automatically think about being skinny. Well, being skinny doesn’t mean you are healthy. 

The people who can eat cookies, ice cream, doritos, and stay slim are not healthy. Their fat is going inwards, around their intestines, and can cause serious health damages. Healthy people are the ones who limit junk food, eat healthy, exercise regularly, and may not have a perfectly flat stomach.

Your goal should be to be a healthy person, not a skinny person, and if you lose weight it means that your body needed it, if you don’t you are exactly where you are supposed to be.

Love your body, treat it right, and it will treat you right.