Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog post! I’m legit grinning right now because I have never thought that I will make a blog post about physical exercise or fitness, like ever. I never really cared about my own fitness before but things started to get worse and I’ve finally made a leap to start exercising. In this post, I will share the story on why I started to exercise and as you can see in the title, my workout routine.
Why I Workout
Okay, let me tell you a back story first. I actually don’t know how to start this because I never really cared about fitness and my body because I was pretty much okay with it. I know that I wasn’t fit but I wasn’t super healthy or unhealthy either, so I just didn’t care. But how I perceive fitness and exercising changed when I finally entered college.
Since I’m living away from my parents during my freshman year, the food I eat are really unhealthy. I mostly order from fast food, eat too much during lunch time and eat a lot of chicken wings after school. If I’m not satisfied enough, I’ll go for a milk tea or a coffee frappe and this happens almost everyday. In short, I was so unhealthy. I also wasn’t exercising and then I started to notice that my belly was getting big. I was gaining belly fat and it’s super noticeable especially when I wear fit clothes. Still, it didn’t matter to me so much and I just didn’t care. Until I finally went back home because of COVID-19.
That’s when I realized that I was so unhealthy. Every day as soon as I wake up and get out of my room, my mom would tell me that my lips looks so pale. We had long sessions talking about this and she started to cook a lot of healthy foods for me. Then, she convinced me to start exercising. She has also anticipated that I will be staying in the house for a long time and she tells me that it’s bad if a person doesn’t sweat out. So I started to do it, I started exercising.
During the first few days, I was motivated. If you have read my a day in my life (quarantine edition), then you know that as soon as I wake up, I start to exercise. It was hard to keep this up everyday as I lose motivation and sometimes, my workout exercises are really hard that I don’t want to keep going. But I don’t know, I still kept on exercising even though my inner mind don’t want to!
I started working out last April and I think I skipped a lot of days in May because I was sick from the toothache I had this time. June was okay and I’m striving so hard to have a maximum of 5 skips of exercise this month! Now, I’m really in love with the idea of being fit and healthy. I have seen my progress and the belly fat I was mentioning earlier is quite of gone, and I’m actually so surprised. Plus, it feels so good both physically and mentally to know that I’m exercising for a better and healthier me.
My Workout Routine
I don’t know if most of you probably have this already, but I’m using an app called Workout Women for my workouts. I’ll be sharing the exercises I’m doing and my current workout program through screenshots!
This is how the app look like when you choose a workout exercise of your choice. This one is the 5-minute easy warm up so that my body wouldn’t hurt so much when I get into the actual workout.
Next thing I do is this 10M ABS workout. I have been doing this for a long time now so I’m quite used with the exercises already. I tend to push myself more for better outcome and because of that, this gets harder every time. I’m a person who doesn’t really sweat much, but doing this workout makes me sweat for reals.
Next thing after the 10M ABS workout, I do the 10M BUTT. You’ll repeat the same exercises for 10 minutes but gosh, this hurt so bad especially when I do it right. I’ve experienced not being able to move my legs properly for like two days because of this workout. But I love this and I’m getting used to this!
Lately, I joined a workout program in the app (which is for free) which is called COVID-19 Immuno Boost II. We all know how important our immune system is right now, so I have decided to strengthen it by joining the workout program. The exercises in this program are insane and what I sweat from the 10M butt and abs workout can’t compare to what I sweat in this program. It makes me tired while on the process, but I really love how it does to my body. Here’s the screenshot of the workout program:
As you can see, I’m currently on Day 11 and I’m going to continue tomorrow. My mistake was not trying the beginner program because I’m definitely a beginner, but I got used to the exercises here so I just continued.
That’s pretty much everything for my workout exercises! I really recommend the Workout for Women Fitness App because it really helped me develop my own exercise routine. It also keep track of my progress which is really amazing. I’m so glad I found this app and I hope that if it’s your first time hearing about it and you’re also a beginner like me, I suggest you try it. (And no, this isn’t sponsored, I wish, lol!)
Now, I want to share some realizations about all this exercising stuff. I’m not a health nor fitness expert, but exercising really does a lot to yourself, as a whole.
I am so much happier with how my body looks and I love that I am caring for myself more. I am promoting self-love in the best way that I can and one way to do self-love is to really take care of yourself, as a whole. I did not exercise to reduce my belly fat nor to achieve that “perfect body” that the society made up, but I started exercising so that I could feel good about myself, too. Everything really adds up. My main purpose was just to get healthy but now I’m also seeing changes in my body and I super love it. I once read in an article, “exercising doesn’t only change your body; it changes your mind, attitude and your mood.” Now, I couldn’t agree more!
Healthy body = healthy mind. Healthy mind = healthy body.
And that is all for today’s post! This post was actually super long so if you’re still here reading this part, thank you so much. I hope you enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed sharing my journey. Let’s chat in the comments!
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