10 Ways To Lose Weight At Home For Free

8th February 2016

10 Ways To Get Lose Weight At Home For FreeMost people believe having a gym membership means achieving health goals will become easier.

This is not entirely true, especially since many people quit their gym memberships after only a couple months.

Working at home can be quite convenient because there is no cost involved.

You also not need to worry about transportation costs to the gym, and the time it takes to get to the gym and back.

Below are 10 ways you can workout at home for no cost at all.

1. Bodybuilding.com.

Jamie Eason’s 12 Week Plan, along with many other free workout and exercise plans for moms, bodybuilders, and more. Bodybuilding is an awesome website anyone and everyone should use, no matter what your goal may be. You can learn to the educate yourself on different workouts and what muscles they target on the body. Free meal plans are also available, depending on your goal.

2. YouTube. Yoga With Adrienne, Blogilates, and plenty more.

I recently started Yoga With Adrienne’s 30-day plan and have learned a lot already. I am working on not only my body, but my mental clarity. My patience has increased and I enjoy the slow workouts that work on me mentally as well.

3. Use your library card and get access to countless workout DVD’s at your local library.

There are tons of workout programs you can partake in for no cost at all, all available at the library. I’ve learned that my library is stocking up on newer workout programs, but there are still some workout programs left from the 80’s.

4. Download free workout apps, such as Workout Trainer, 7 Minute Workout, and my personal favorite, Sworkit.

With Sworkit, you can customize and guide what you want to workout, and what kind of workout you want to do. If yoga is your thing, Sworkit has workouts you can customize to your wants and needs.

5. WorkoutBox is a site similar to Bodybuilding.

This site also has workouts that are custom to your wants and needs, and tells you how to do the exercise and how many reps, the difficulty, and so on. It’s entirely free as well.

6. Do a quick Pinterest search for free workout and meal plans.

Pinterest is amazing because you can get free and quick workout/meal plans very quickly, geared to your specific goals.

7. FitnessBlender is a site that is very specific to your wants in a workout.

You can find workouts that are in a specific time frame, level of difficulty, training type, and equipment needed. The option of choosing how many calories you want burned is also an option.

8. Borrow a library book from the health and fitness section of your library.

When I began my fitness journey, the library was my best friend and even helped educate me on so many different subjects in the health world.

9. Work on cleaning your home more often, or even make it a daily chore.

Cleaning burns many calories, as most of you might already know from vacuuming floors and cleaning bathtubs.

10. At home workout programs, such as 21 Day Fix or Insanity.

This option is not entirely free, but is at a very low cost for programs that include exercise and meal plans in the comfort of your own home.

What I Wish I Would Have Known At Age 18

4th February 2016

What I Wish I Would Have Known At Age 18Below are a few pieces of advice I wish someone would have given me at the young age of 18.

Moving to Colorado and taking this hiatus off college has become quite eventful.

I’ve changed more in this one year of living here than I have in the previous 21 years combined.

Even though I’m not exactly sure what I want to do for the rest of my life, I’m a lot happier now than I was previously before. I’m not sure what I want to do, I feel a lot less “lost” feeling than I felt when I was enrolled in college.

 

1. You do not need to go straight to college.

To be honest, I enrolled in college because I assumed that’s what I had to do. Even though I had no idea what I wanted to do (so I simply picked a major because that’s the field my current job was in, although I had no experience in any other fields). I didn’t even give myself the chance to pick something I was honestly passionate in. In my mind, I thought the outline was: 1. Graduate high school. 2. Enroll in college and know what I want to do for the rest of my life. 3. Apply and get a job in my field. 4. Learn to like it.

2. Going off on #1, you do not need to know what you want to do for the rest of your life at such a young age.

I know people who are over 50 years old and wish they would have waited a little bit and pursued a major they were honestly passionate about. I want to know that I at least attempted to figure out what I would become happiest doing.

3. Travel as much as possible, and leave the relationship stuff out of your life for a few years.

At a young, impressionable age of 18, I thought relationships and having a boyfriend was the reason of my existence. I was tied down, not because a boyfriend told me to stay, but because I didn’t know there was anything else out there to offer in life besides a loving boyfriend. I didn’t realize I had the whole world in my hands, with a long list of opportunities. I’ve traveled extensively since being out of this relationship. I’ve been to 3 continents and have learned an astronomical amount about myself. I strongly urge everyone to travel a bit before enrolling in college. You will become an entirely different person and come closer to figuring out who you are.

4. It might take you a few years to decide what you want to do.

I’m 22 years old and still not entirely sure what I want to do. Actually, there are a TON of careers I want to pursue, but I cannot choose just one.

5. What you decide now will probably not be what you want to do in a few years.

You’re going to change, become an entirely different person. I can’t believe that I was supposed to (by social stigma) choose a career path at the age of 18, when my sole focus in my head was partying. How was I supposed to make a life altering decision at such a young age? I was still learning about the world and myself.

I’m a completely different person now at age 22 than I was at age 18. My priorities are entirely different. I do not smoke, drink, party, and my ethical viewpoints in life have changed entirely. I learned that I no longer want to work in the field I’m currently in (special needs). Although it took me 5 years to realize this, I’m happy I realized it now and did something about it rather than stayed in it forever.

I hope I do not offend anyone with this post. There are some people that are lucky enough to know what they want to do at such a young age. Then, there are others like me, that have no idea what they want to do, but are too overcome with the pressure and social stigma of going to college right after high school. I’m not sure where the next few years will take me, but I’ve decided to learn to love the obstacles I am constantly faced with. I’m actually quite excited that I’ve become passionate about so many other career paths rather than I thought I was set out for the rest of my life.

If you know someone who is in high school and unsure of their path, please send them my pieces of advice.

What other pieces of advice would you tell someone at such a young, impressionable age?

Recipe Easy, Healthy Sushi Rolls

Recipe: Easy, Healthy Sushi Rolls

27th January 2016

Recipe Easy, Healthy Sushi RollsAttempting sushi rolls was a challenge that I never thought I would do.

A trip to the local sushi house inspired me to create my own sushi rolls at home.

A quick stop at the oriental foods store and about $15 allowed me to buy the ingredients I needed to create sushi rolls that could feed 5 people.

Plus, YUMMMMM!

 

Ingredients:

I wasn’t specific on how much of each ingredient you will need, simply because you can adjust it to how much you want to put in your sushi roll.

 

Tools:

  • Cutting board
  • A GOOD knife! (Seriously, necessary).
  • Bamboo roller or ziplock bag.

 

Steps:

1. Cook rice. While rice is cooking, slice cucumber, carrot, and avocado into small places.

2. In a large bowl, mix together rice, rice vinegar, and sesame seeds. I did not measure everything out, but instead poured in as I went and tasted along the way.

3. Lay out seaweed sheet and on one side, spread out the rice mixture about 2 inches wide on the seaweed sheet. Lay the vegetable slices in a line from one side to the other.

4. Slowly roll tightly into a roll. Cut up with a sharp knife, and clean the knife every time you cut. (Makes it easier to cut sushi rolls).

5. Enjoy.

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Have you ever made sushi rolls? What is your favorite kind of sushi?