I like to think that I'm an generally healthy person. For me, taking care of oneself is of the utmost importance. I try my best to spend a bit of time each week (and some of these every day) eating better, working out, focusing on skincare, getting enough sleep. In this post I'd like to share with you guys some of my healthy eating tips and exercise routines!
There's a general census that eating better includes cutting out carbs, fried foods, fatty foods, sweets, etc. And well... guess what? That does help! Right now I'm doing a pescatarian diet, which probably isn't the best thing to do when you're anemic since you don't get as much of iron intake as regular meat eaters do. Yet not eating meat and sometimes only eating fish and seafood has definitely made me feel cleaner. I just have to suffer through the dizziness. Here are some samples of what I eat in a day:
- Banana and Green Juice (Cucumber & OJ)
- Greek Yogurt Parfait (Nonfat Greek Yogurt, Organic Granola, Fresh Fruit, Drizzle of Honey)
- Acai Smoothing (Acai Packet, Almond Milk, Ripe Banana, Fresh Berries)
- Salad (tbh any sort of salad that doesn't seem too crazy)
- Acai Bowl
- Apples and Peanut Butter
- Typically whatever mom makes
- Or anything I'm craving (it's the time to splurge!!)
- Avocado Toast
Since I was young, I was a pretty active person. I did wushu (Chinese martial arts) and dance. Throughout high school I focused more on dancing, and that was my source of exercise. However, as college started, I found myself having less and less time to dance and had to find other ways of working out. Here are some exercises that I find really helpful.
- Yoga (twice a week): this is great for relaxing after a tiring day and really helps your flexibility and core.
- Speed Walking / Jogging on the Treadmill (three times a week): Kinda lame... not running or anything. But speed walking and jogging on the treadmill for 30-45 minutes really helped lean down my thighs.
- Hula Hooping: I know.. this sounds super weird... But trust me it works! I have those heavy hula hoops with the creases and bumps on the inside that you can find at an Asian market and I use that maybe every other day. It's helped my waist a ton!!
- Stretching: DON'T FORGET TO STRETCH!!
For Snacks and/or Desserts:
- Fresh Fruit (whatever's in season)
- Vegetables & Hummus
- Handful of Nuts (the ones that come in a little bag! or you can make them yourself)
- Iced/Hot Matcha
Basically, every person has a different approach to working out and eating healthy. I can't guarantee that this will work for everyone, this is just one way that I've found worked for me! Remember though, it's not good to starve yourself. There's no good done to you or your body or anyone around you when you do that! Just know what you're eating and try to exercise a bit. I always try to make the time to get on a treadmill for at least 25 minutes. It's a nice breather from all the daily stress. I know you guys can do it!