Ways to motivate yourself!
Ari Cable/ Health and Fitness editor
We all know that we secretly we want to have a good “summer body” or just feel fit in general. But we also know that it can be incredibly hard to get motivated to workout and eat healthy. Well, I am here to help you get motivated!
My number one tip that works for me is to sleep in your workout clothes so that you are ready to go. If you continue to say “oh I will do it later”, later may never come. Get it done first thing in the morning so that you are done and can just roll out of bed and onto your treadclimber or yoga mat. Another strategy that goes along with this one is to set time away from your busy schedule to do a short workout. A great resource for small 30 minute workouts is on Pinterest. They have so many small workouts that are super easy to do first thing in the morning.
Your house is not made to be a gym. It is made to be a place of living. So therefore, set aside a place where you can set out your yoga mat, some dumbbells or whatever you have. I personally like to have my little basket by my entertainment center that has my yoga mat, dumbbells, ankle weights, and my hand held muscle roller. I can just pull out what I want to use and then turn on a good show and get to work.
Also try to find healthy alternatives to certain recipes or little things that you eat. Something that my mom and I did was find healthy snacks that we could take on the go. We started eating more fruits and veggies. Then slowly we started using more of those ingredients in some recipes, and now some of those recipes are our favorite foods that we eat.
There are so many different ways to get motivated. Honestly, you need to find ways that work for you. Remember that you should just take baby steps while changing your routine. A little change and a little motivation can go a long way.
Oh, and don’t forget to hang that swim suit in a very visible spot to remind you what you are working for!
By: Jonas Kimbal Foodies editor
A healthy diet is something that everyone wants, but that we all struggle with maintaining. It's hard to not crave the sweets and candy that come with the unhealthiness. But some healthy food can include that strong sweet flavor that everyone craves. Here are three healthy recipes
Here is what you need:
Cut the avocado in half, remove pit, and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Add the lemon juice and sea salt, for taste. Mash the ingredients together with a fork, keeping the texture slightly chunky. Spread half the mash onto each piece of toast and garnish with some red pepper flakes and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve immediately.
2. Taco Lime Grilled Chicken
Tacos are a food that most people can't go without, and adding a little lime really makes it taste great.
Here is what you need:
3. Perfect Roast Chicken
An amazing dinner choice of a big group of people, and tasty too!
Here's what you need:
Remove the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pinfeathers and pat the outside dry. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. Stuff the cavity with the bunch of thyme, both halves of lemon, and all the garlic. Brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. Place the onions, carrots, and fennel in a roasting pan. Toss with salt, pepper, 20 sprigs of thyme, and olive oil. Spread around the bottom of the roasting pan and place the chicken on top.
Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. Remove the chicken and vegetables to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes. Slice the chicken onto a platter and serve it with the vegetables.
Those are three healthy meals for you and whoever else you are cooking for. Enjoy!
Hey! My name Ari Cable. I am currently a freshman at CCHS. I enjoy photography, soccer, and my puppy spirit . I started playing soccer when I was 4. I am very into my health and also I workout a lot. Thanks for checking me out!