Tips please?

2 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
1 Post
Jun 13, 2015 5:44pm
via Android

Hello, fellow Skimble users. My name is Rhyan and I am brand new to Skimble! I'm doing a couple of workouts now to try to get in shape. I'm not too out of shape, but I want to tone my muscles and build more muscle. My biggest problem now is motivation (I have a record of starting, and then stopping soon after) and eating right. I try, but it's hard. Could you guys please offer me some tips about eating healthy and working out? I would be greatly appreciative. Thank you in advance!

13 Jun
Go to YouTube find some motivational video that work for you. Take a photo of yourself to remind yourself what you want to change then as the fat goes away take another photo and compare to old one and keep doing it until you hit your goal. Don't worry about scale muscle weighs more.
13 Jun
I really like the ideas that you have presented! Especially the progress pics idea. I've always found pictures like that interesting and they are probably very motivational. And motivational videos sounds great too!
Icon_missing_thumb
277 Posts
Jun 13, 2015 6:52pm

Hey Rhyan welcome to skimble and here are some tips to eating and excercising.

1) Eat a healthy breakfast

  • Whole-grain cereals or bread
  • Low-fat milk
  • Juice
  • Bananas
  • Yogurt
  • A waffle or pancake

2) Size matters

Large meals. Eat these at least three to four hours before exercising.

  • Small meals. Eat these two to three hours before exercising.
  • Small snacks. Eat these an hour before exercising.

3) Snack well

  • Energy bars
  • Bananas or other fresh fruit
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit smoothies
  • Whole-grain bagel or crackers
  • Low-fat granola bars
  • Peanut butter sandwiches

4) Eat after you exercise

  • Yogurt and fruit
  • Peanut butter sandwich
  • Low-fat chocolate milk and pretzels
  • Pasta with meatballs
  • Chicken with brown rice

5) Drink up

  • Drink roughly 2 to 3 cups (473 to 710 milliliters) of water during the two to three hours before your workout.
  • Drink about 1/2 to 1 cup (118 to 237 milliliters) of water every 15 to 20 minutes during your workout. Adjust amounts related to your body size and the weather.
  • Drink roughly 2 to 3 cups (473 to 710 milliliters) of water after your workout for every pound (0.5 kilogram) of weight you lose during the workout.

Good luck and God bless!

13 Jun
Thank you so much on the tips for the eating well! Unfortunately, I have a peanut allergy, so the peanut butter sandwiches are out, but all of the other stuff sounds great! I'll definitely utilize this in my workouts!
Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,238 topics, 38,250 posts

Motivation & Support

8,510 topics, 41,719 posts

App Updates

16 topics, 52 posts

Ask the Pros

725 topics, 1,847 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,896 topics, 12,154 posts

Trainer Tools

10 topics, 37 posts

Featured Training Programs

Best Bodyweight Flex II

Best Bodyweight Flex II

Moderate Time 3 Weeks
Functional Fitness 1.0

Functional Fitness 1.0

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Weight Loss Bootcamp

Weight Loss Bootcamp

Intense Time 3 Weeks
Brazilian Booty Butt

Brazilian Booty Butt

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Body Blast Bootcamp

Body Blast Bootcamp

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Lose It. Tone It!

Lose It. Tone It!

Casual Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

WARR PHYSIQUE - Cardio Sprints

WARR PHYSIQUE - Cardio Sprints

Intense Ic_time_32x32 18 mins  
Legs   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Jump Rope
Chiseled Core

Chiseled Core

Casual Ic_time_32x32 41 mins  
Core  
Core Galore

Core Galore

Intense Ic_time_32x32 16 mins  
Core  
Learn to HIIT

Learn to HIIT

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 30 mins  
Legs  
Warm Up!

Warm Up!

Casual Ic_time_32x32 7 mins  
Lower Body  
Step It Up

Step It Up

Casual Ic_time_32x32 20 mins  
Lower Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Box or Step