04 April 2011

Keep Fit!

One of my things to do for the 2011 was to hula hoop everyday.




I try to do it an hour a day, but sometimes I just have enough time! I love playing the Sims 3 while hula hooping! My hula hoop is made of bamboo and leaves my stomach with a red ring XD




Anyway the weather is becoming more dress friendly so I thought I would repost magazine scans of simple excercises that can help you feel more confident aboutyourself :)




TBH I have no idea how the arm pinching will help... but the other excercises are used in aerobic classes I go to.



When squatting, your bum shouldn't go below your knees and you should put all your weight in you heels and not your knees.



I love sit ups, who could think of a excercise you could do lying down? Ingenious :)






Gym memberships can be expensive and sometimes you just don't have the time to go, so I hope you find these scans helpful! You can do squats anywhere.... you may get odd looks though.








NOTE: I'm NOT promoting fad dieting, being unhealthily thin or actually being thin. I would love rather be a size 12 with a curvaceous body, than a childish one like my own XD





What's your favourite excercise/sport?

Yoga and squats for me. You can't get enough of butt crunching excercises!







38 comments:

Miki's scrapbook said...

Haha, I love the pic of you with the hula hoop! I hate exercising, but I've been quite good at walking/running on the treadmill for an hour at least 3 times a week. I can already tell the difference. I'd always thought I was going to get bored super fast with it, but I've been fine. I'm glad David has a tradmill in the garage, hehe.

Oh, and by the way, when I said I'm planning to see The Big BangTheory live, I meant to see when they record the show ;).

Have a great week! :D

sugar sugar said...

your picture using the hula hoop is sooo cute! :)

i'm not a very sporty person and i am very lazy. haha! ^^ i'm just lucky i don't gain weight or else i would be a hippo or an elephant by now. i do walk from time to time and dance when i'm bored but that's about it. :D

Piperita Patty said...

I really love hula hoop :D But after I had an incident to my knee every time I do it my knee aches -_-'
I started to exercize a bit at home every morning because I'm going less and less to karatè, I'm always busy and tired ^^'
No surprise I'm putting on weight Q_Q I HATE the bikini season!!! So much pressure!

Vintage and Cake said...

I love that that video thing of you so cool. I take Corben out in the buggy for long walk and when I have time do an hour of Wii fit. I also have those horrid looking shape up trainers that helped me tone up after Corben was born. I love cake too much so really I'm just burning off the cake hahaha

SARA MARI said...

I have a hola hoop but its not enough exercise for me to maintain my weight.

The dieting sections of Japanese magazines always make me laugh because its all stretching/massaging/bathing. How can you lose weight that way? haha!

I think that half-crunch is the most strenuous exercise I've seen in a J-mag XD

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

..i love sit ups too..and any exercise that requires you to lie down haha :D

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

I love hula hooping! At my 6th grade graduation a long time ago, I won first place for hula hooping the longest! XD The most I can do at a time is 3 and the longest I've done it is 2 because I get hungry real fast....My least favorite exercise is running and my favorite is playing basketball or tennis!

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

Sweet scans! I really just walk or jog whenever I can, which isn't very often.

xo
Sophie

Tam said...

awww you look adorable with the hula hoops! I usually go for 1 hour walk and eventhough the result is slow but worth it. I cant stand running :( i just get tooo tired after literally 2 minutes

Tara said...

cool post about sport, ur photo with the hula hoops is so cute :)

PopBlush said...

Hehehe that image is soo cute!

I definitely need to get into shape and this seems like an inexpensive way to do so :D

Thanks for sharing Sweetie xoxo

GretchTM said...

I used to love to hula hoop! haha. great post!

((*natsi*)) said...

all days only use my bike to go to the work, dont have more sport D:
i lvoe your gif with hulahop xD

fleurcoco said...

you know, last night i was dancing and sit up like crazy, and doing some exercise from japan magazine. and when im seeing ur post,
i was like, "oh wow!", and laughing.
coz ur article is useful for me! lol thanks for sharing the pikku :D

OtherMix said...

Haha, but those are thick like winter scarfs? If you have a tiny scarf more for decoration you could use those styles! :3 My winterscarf just hangs around my neck I tell you XD

I like (ice)skating and swimming!
If you want to train your abbs without doing situps, you should lay on you back, and your hands are around somebody's ankle's. You raise your legs up and they push it away, to the right, left or just back town. And you must keep them of the floor. This is quite a good exercise for the abbs! ;D I used to do it at Ninjutsu!
Hopefully you understand my bad explanation :X

OtherMix said...

oh, and I love the hullahoop picture! :]

Heart Charlie said...

That hula hoop animation is so CUTE!!! You are doing a much better job of staying shape than me ;)

Sahakiel said...

Ah, Grace... I don't know who to dance the hoola hop, I'm adisaster :(!! But it seems that you do so well *_______* I'm jealous!

[Anna] said...

I used to do lots of squats and sit ups! but been busy and now got out of the routine booo.
I sometimes use exercise dvds. Cheaper investment and in the comfort of your own home! x

Robotti said...

I love running and dancing and i love sport like yoga:)

Melody said...

DANCING!
Also I prefer doing actual sports like baseball etc in comparison to self-exercise >_< Competition etc gives me more motivation :3

Piperita Patty said...

/reply/ maybe you're right...but I did yoga some years ago and I was really bored :P I think doing karate and exercize already helps a lot, but I don't think my knee will ever be the same as now they transplanted one of my muscles to be the new ligament (creepy, isn't it?).

Natasha said...

I think squats are great, and star jumps really get my heart pumping. I'll try any exercise! And I would love to meet you too, and I want to visit the tea house. I've only tried normal tea and chai tea, so I need to be converted! xxx

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

I love hula hooping too! LOL But it's really hard. I've tried it w/sand or beans inside the hoop before and it's a crazy workout!! I like jump ropes and running in general :) I run 2-3 miles every other day.

chopstick panorama said...

aw thanks for the scans!
I'm too lazy to do any exercises, but I should do some, I'm living so unhealthy. haha

cutielippi said...

thanks a lot for the scans!i wish i could read what it says though :3 lol @ the funny animation! i don't know why, but i can't do hula hoop anymore :'C
lippi~

Izzah Beverly said...

lol can't believe that you play sims3 while hula hooping.. It's a good thing though :P

Winnie said...

The hula GIF is really cute! I'm rubbish at doing things like that- definitely can't hula hoop. At least, I've not tried since I was really young! I am always intrigued by those scans from Japanese magazines! I love that they tell you to use normal things- like exercising using a chair etc!

Stephanie Faris said...

An HOUR of hula hooping? That's a lot of hula hooping!

Ken said...

omg so awesome!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

AH I LOVE THAT GIF. Literally stared at it for a solid five minutes. I have no life/ am easily amused? YUUUUP.

I love hoola hooping. So much fun. I love badminton. Also fun!

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Rebecca Clairine said...

hula hopping ?
it must be fun !
interesting :D
cool , wow !

xoxo,
Rebecca
http://rebeccaclch.blogspot.com

Sher said...

you're so cute! at least hula hoop is fun, i won't feel like i'm exercising:)

xx

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Tutti Patuti said...

eating is my favorite sport.. hahaha
such a fatass to answer

Lottie said...

oh so cute! aerobics is super fun :)

Ice Pandora said...

I love the exercises from magazines :D I try to do stretches & sit ups every weekend tho.
My favorite exersize: dancedancedancedanceeeee
and bicicle ^^
and swimming but I haven't done that awhile so....
xx

suki pooki said...

I love to do exercises that I don't need go to the gym for! Like doing squats, the stairs, lunges, play hula hoop etc. =)