MY FITNESS JOURNEY
Fitness has always been a huge part of my life. But it's not until the last 7 years I started focusing on weights, I use to do hours and hours of cardio thinking that will make me fit but my body got use to it and stopped burning the calories off. Once I started to see a change my body from the weights I was hooked. So keep at and once you see those results you will be obsessed with it.
My Mindset On Lifting Weights
I always thought lifting heavy weights would make you look "BIG" and masculine. I always enjoyed doing cardio and never really had a interest in doing weights or learning about them. Until I got sick with meningitis and lost the ability to walk and was in a wheelchair for a few months. Here is where I had to start doing weight and building my legs muscle back and learn to walk again. I learned that doing weights keeps your body strong and your mind healthy. I suffer from anxiety and depression as a side effect from being sick; I wound once I started going to the gym regular and started to see a change in my body my mood got better and I was feeling healthier. I know going for the first time can be tough but i'm here to support you and your journey to a happy healthier body and mind.
Cardio Vs Weights
Don't get me wrong I LOVE cardio and going for hikes it's on of my favorite stress relievers. But I was going so often that my body was getting use to it and I wasn't burning fat like I was when I was doing weights. Lifting weights is amazing for giving you definition and working certain areas on your body, where as cardio doesn't really do that for you. Although a cardio workout can burn more calories than a weight-training workout. However, your metabolism may stay elevated for longer after weights than cardio. Thus helping boost your metabolism.
ALL ABOUT ABS
I try an engage my core in every exercise I do, from shoulder press to squats. I never use to do abs in my workouts, but now I try and incorporate it in all my workouts as I finally saw a difference in my stomach once I started adding in extra abs. With that being said everybody body is different and some people have AMAZING genetics and don't need to always do abs. But for me I defiantly try and do at least 5 minutes of abs a day.