5 Tips For a Healthier Life

Happy Wednesday!

Who is ready for warmers day? I can’t wait for some sunshine and Vitamin D!

I have been wanting to write this blog post for ever since a friend of mine asked me “how she could change to start living a healthier life.” After talking to her about it, I finally decided to share my thoughts and some of things that helped me to become healthier when I changed my lifestyle in 2013!


5 TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER LIFE

  • Set Attainable Goals: I think this is the most important one. Setting up a goal and having the desire to change, is the very first step. Grab a paper/phone, write down your goals and set a deadline to achieve them. I personally love writing down my goals so I can cross them out whenever I achieve them. I also like to set goals for the week and even for the day. Short-term goals can be achieved faster, and will motivated us to keep working towards the long-term goals.

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My Life Changing Story

Happy Sunday! I hope you’ll had an amazing weekend 🙂

I’ve been getting lots of questions lately about how I got started with my Instagram and Blog, so I decided to finally share with you how everything started and my life changing story with you’ll 🙂


THE OLD SHEINA

Growing up I was always a tall “skinny” girl. I started playing volleyball when I was 8-years old and my life was always about volleyball practices, laps around the gym, workouts, agility trainings, and tournaments. LOVED every second of it!

Even though I was an athlete for almost my entire life, my eating habits were not the best. Cookies, soda, candy and fried foods were big part of my daily eating routine. The years went by and in 2009 I received a full-schorlaship to come play college volleyball in a Junior College in Liberal, KS. When I first arrived in the United States I was overwhelmed by all the food options, and how much cheaper they were compared to Brazil. Even practicing 5 days a week for approximatly 3 hours a day, by end of November I had gained a little over 10 LBS (can’t remember for sure).

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First months in the USA.
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December of 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Tips For You to Start Working Out in the Morning

Hello everyone!

How is your week going so far? Mine has been pretty good, very busy! I don’t know about you, but I still can’t believe it is already August!

As you know, I LOVE getting my exercise done in the morning before work (between 5:00/6:00 am). In my opinion it is the best way to start the day! However, a lot people think I’m crazy and I often hear “how do you do it?” or ” Oh, I wish I could wake up in the morning too”.

So today I decided to share a few personal tips that really work for me when comes to morning workouts!


4 Tips For You To Start Working Out in the Morning

1- Plan your day: I try as much as possible to organize my day the night before… I mean lunch bag/snacks (meal prep MODE ON) ready, workout clothes and work outfit picked out, and anything that can help your morning routine before hitting the gym ( specially if you go to work right after). If you struggle in the getting stuff done in the morning, this is definitely one tip that will make your life MUCH EASIER.

2- Give yourself enough time to wake up: I personally like to set my alarm o’clock  for at least 30 mim before I plan to start my workout. So for example, when I start at 6:00, I set up my alarm for 5:25-5:30 ish. That gives me enough time to change, get ready, eat a quick pre-workout snack (which most the times I eat a banana or few dates), and drive to the gym (which takes less than 10 minutes). Then by the time I start my warm-up, I AM ACTUALLY AWAKE and ready to roll!!!

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3- Find a “gym buddy”: This is a game changer. Since mornings workouts are more challeging, having someone to hold you accountable is a huge motivation!

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I personally have a “gym buddy” and I love it. Sometimes we text each other at before going to bed with messages like “see you tomorrow” and in the mornings with a simple “good morning” just to make sure we are both awake. Knowing that someone will be at the gym with to encourage you is definitely a great motivation to get out the bed!

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4- Set up goals and don’t give up: I know, I know… getting up at 5:30 in the morning is not always fun and exciting. I struggle sometimes too and I would be lying if I said it is always easy to leave my comfy warm bed. However, like everything in life, we need to set up our goals, be persistent, and allow our body to adapt to the new routine! It won’t be easy and the you might want to give up on the first week of waking up early, but I PROMISE you that after you get used to exercising early you will never want to go back to late evenings workout!

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Hope you enjoyed my tips!

Love,

Sheina Fernandes