So maybe you’re one of those hardcore fitness gurus that denies themselves literally all of the fun things. This includes not only fun foods, but fun, mind altering substances.
Chances are, if you’re college aged (or maybe high-school aged, I did it and I’m not here to judge) you like to have a few. Or maybe a few times thirty, again, I’m still not here to judge. As much as I hate to be the bearer of bad news, alcohol is bad for you. More specifically, bad for your fitness goals.
Some facts about Booze:
This sucks. You’re young, you wanna go out with your friends and not be a party pooper. And you should go out! I advocate everything in moderation, and this includes healthy habits. So what should someone who wants to get the most from their hard work in the gym do when the weekend rolls around?
Some tips for the fit party girl:
Also, if you’re interested, this website, Get Drunk not Fat, (getdrunknotfat.com/) has calories for a whole bunch of different alcohols. Get after it!
About this life, I never buy dresses that have backs, and I feel like that’s a fit girl problem
I would say I’m stronger than a guy who doesn’t lift, and I have a heavier squat than some guys I know that lift casually, but I’m not equipped to develop muscle and strength like a dude does, I don’t have the testosterone. But it’s not a competition, I don’t have to be able to outlift boys, I just like to beat my own PRs
Finally getting some muscle back in my legs, diggin it
Female Fitness Motivation
I don’t count calories. I’m publishing this question because I actually feel very passionately about this.
Counting calories is not the best route to take when attempting to lose weight. I’m no expert, but it strikes me that counting calories leads to an obsession with food and regulating calorie intake TOO strictly, which is not only unhealthy in and of itself, but can make you heavier. It seems to me that the less I think about food, the less I care to eat it. A person who is on a diet, or constantly fretting about how many calories are in one food over another develops a sort of relationship with food that I would avoid at all costs. Additionally, I’ve found that people who count calories tend to get down on themselves and stress out when they go over their “daily calorie needs” and cause themselves undue stress, which ultimately contributes to self-hatred and an unhealthy body image.
I do suggest tracking your foods. For a person trying to get healthy, it is VITAL to hold yourself accountable for everything that you eat. No mindless snacking, or eating things just because they’re in front of you. I pre-pack my meals, and pre-plan my snacks to make it easier on myself. I know that I can’t eat anything out of the bag or box, because I won’t be mindful of how much I’m eating. I recommend putting everything that you eat on a plate. It makes it more of a hassle to snack, and forces you to think about it.
The fact of the matter is, I’m just honest with myself about what I eat. I don’t want to add more stress by counting calories, and I wouldn’t unless I was trying to cut fat for a competition. To maintain my bodyweight, I just make good choices. It really is that simple.
After a long swim season, back in the gym