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TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY: PART ONE
(Do’s and Dont’s of working out)

Do:
Make sure you’re hydrated and have had enough to eat (so you don’t pass out!)
Try to make a schedule. If you exercise once a week, no matter how hard the workout is, you are not going to gain anything from it. Instead, aim to exercise a few times a week, even for short amounts of time. 
Wear whatever you’re comfortable in. Whether that’s a sports bra and spandex or baggy sweats. Dress in what you feel best working out in, not what other people are wearing.
Pull your hair up out of your face, if possible. This not only prevents annoying pieces of hair from getting in your eyes, but also reduces the risk of getting bad acne on your forehead due to sweaty hair on it.
Stretch well before and/or after working out to prevent injuries! 
Push yourself to be the best you can be, but also figure out your limits. Set goals that are difficult, but also reasonable. (For example: I personally should not expect myself to be able to run a marathon in a month. That is unreasonable and could be dangerous to my health. But, I could set a goal like cutting x minutes off of my mile time etc.)
Have fun with it! If you like working out with friends, invite people to workout with you. If you prefer to workout alone, make it your special ‘me-time’. Find a type of workout you enjoy. Try out some new things like yoga, boxing, zumba, etc! (remember you don’t necessarily have to sign up for expensive classes; just look on youtube for exercises that suit you!)
Dont:
Workout for anybody but yourself. It’s your body and if you want to be healthier that should be your decision, not anyone else’s.
Get discouraged. You are doing something good for your body and soul. That’s something to be proud of whether you’re making tons of progress or just a little.
Push yourself too hard. That can lead to injuries or discouragement.
Compare yourself to others!!! If your friend’s workout is too hard for you, don’t let that get you down. You are not her. She is not you. Everyone has different talents, abilities, and bodies. You find workouts that are a good fit for yourself and let her do the same for herself. Comparing is never healthy for the mind.
Check out these youtubers and apps I’ve found! Please realize that some are more difficult than others and not necessarily a good fit for you. Sometimes I find myself only completing half of a video or doing less reps, but still feel sore as hell afterwards! And that’s perfectly okay!!! 
YouTube channels:
Yoga with Adrienne
Blogilates
Zumba
Sarah Fit
Apps:
nike training app
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