How To Get Fit This Summer

“I wanna look fit this summer.”

We’ve heard it all before – from our friends, family and even ourselves, but somehow we never seem to get around to it. It’s hard to motivate yourself to get off the couch, switch off your laptop and start working out. Keeping fit and looking and feeling healthy and strong are not easy and it’s a long road. But you’ve got to get started. For your sake. Teenagers nowadays are unhealthier than ever with obesity rates sky-rocketing.

Studies say that you need to get at least an hour of exercise in your daily schedule. That may seem like a lot, but you don’t have to do mundane exercises. You could do sports or activities you enjoy (like dance!) for an hour to keep fit.

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1. Create a Work-out Playlist

Exercising can be stressful and even more so when you have nothing to distract yourself with. Fast-paced music (urban, dubstep, pop, etc) are great for work-outs because they distract you from what you’re doing. So don’t forget to create a playlist that makes you want to move!

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2. Do what you love

You don’t have to go to the gym if you don’t feel like it. Do an activity you enjoy. Whether that’s football, dancing, swimming, basketball or track, do what you love so that exercise won’t feel like a burden. Rather, you’ll have fun with it!

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3. Bring your friends along

Everything seems that much more fun when you have friends to keep you company. Get some like-minded friends to work out with. Not only will your competitive spirit make you want to do as good (if not better) as them but you’ll also have a great time while you’re at it!

P.S. Investing in cute (non-expensive!) work-out clothes are also a great motivation!

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4. Burn baby burn

Get 60 minutes of cardio most days of the week – something that increases your heart rate and breathing. Don’t be afraid to break a sweat (or a nail)! Eating healthy and clean (no junk food, no soda!) as well as exercising are the killer combo that will have you looking fabulous in no time. Drinking loads of water is also a must not only to digest all your food and fend off acne but also to avoid dehydration during an intense work-out.

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5. Strength Training

Building your bones is also super important. You don’t want to be fighting of osteoporosis when you’re older. For this, you’re going to have to pump some iron. At least two times a week, you need to lift weight that pushes you to your limits on the last couple of reps.

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6. Crunch Time!

It’s not unheard of to want a flat stomach. In fact, most of us watch Kaley Cuoco in jealousy wishing we looked as fit as her (is that just me? I dunno). Bicycle crunches, leg lifts, planks, crunches and side twists are great ways to work out your abdominal area. Aim for 10 to 20 reps for 4 to 5 sets.

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Most of all, you should just have fun with whatever you’re doing. Also, remember that loving yourself and your body and accepting it is very crucial. You aren’t exercising because you hate your body. You’re doing it to feel better.

Remember not to starve yourself in order to lose weight because the objective is not a thigh gap but to be fit. That is in no way the same thing as being skinny, and to be honest, girls with thigh gaps and skeleton-and-skin look sort of scary and ugly, if you ask me. Remember to stay healthy and ask for help and suggestions from your doctor and parents before you start!

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂

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21 Simple Joys of Life (To Be Contd.)

1. The Smell of a Bookstore

2. Doctor Who

3. Cool wind in your hair

4. Drinking coffee

5. Smiles from strangers

6. Sarcasm and burns (#sorrynotsorry)

7. Puppies

8. DIY Anything

9. Hair Bows

10. Reading

11. The Seaside

12. Getting lost in the city

13. Old Family Polaroid Pictures

14. Sunny Days

15. Polka Dot Anything

16. Scented Candles

17. Spring Time

18. Pretty Bedrooms

19. Bubble Baths

20. Old TV Programmes

21. Cute Cutlery

OK, so basically this is just part 1 of the many simple joys of life that are totally free and available to all of us and those we just don’t notice and feel happy about on a day-to-day basis but should remember to.

P.S. None of the pictures are mine, they’re all from the amazing one and only (you guessed it) Tumblr and Google!

Stay awesome!

Deliya x 🙂

Things Girls Hate That Guys Do…

There are many things guys don’t think about as annoying when they’re doing it, but is. I’m not saying this is necessarily applicable to all guys, but in general, here are a couple of things that guys do that piss girls off (because, lets face it, guys need a lot of help in that department).

1. When he’s too ‘scared’ to make a move

Trust me, there is nothing less hot than a guy who’s too wimped out to make the first move. It’s not fun, and after a point, the girl just moves on, thinking you’re not into her. Just suck it up and go for it already because she’s still waiting for you (as long as you’re at least 50% sure she likes you more than a friend – I mean, don’t spring on a random girl you like but who doesn’t know you exist because that would be fruitless and creepy).

2. When he flirts with other girls

This is so classic. Girls hate it when guys flirt with every girl except her to get her attention. It doesn’t make you more desirable in our eyes. It just makes you a flirt and a player. You clearly don’t like her that much or you wouldn’t play games like this.

3. When you don’t trust her

Girls hate it when a guys always suspect them with her guy friends. Being protective is cute and all, but allow her to have guy friends. Jealousy isn’t hot. Don’t be a damn caveman and punch a guy who was just talking to her, that’s not OK. Don’t give her grief for hanging out with her boy best friend. Trust her, basically.

4. When you don’t text her back

When guys see your text and then, strategically reply an hour from then, that’s when the downward spiral starts. Text her back! It’s not that hard. Maybe even text her first? How hard is it to send one simple text? NOT HARD. Suck it up and call her. Believe me, you’ll be just as much of a man after. Also, there is a fine line of difference between ‘ily’, ‘i luv u’ and ‘I love you’. Remember that.

5. When you don’t defend her when needed when you’re with your friends

One thing is being over-protective. Completely another thing is being protective when necessary. Don’t let anyone diss/insult your girl. Just because you’re with your friends does NOT give you the right to be all cocky and different. Set the boundaries with your friends, and get it in your head that neither you nor any of your friends have the right to diss her just because you have strength in numbers.

6. When you push her away from your work/hobby

This is just kind of an extension on the previous one – let her in on what you do. Let her share your hobby even if she sucks at it, she’ll feel special that you let her try.

7. When you make the relationship all about the ‘physical’ stuff

I think this pretty much speaks for itself. It should be about more than her body. End of story.

8. When you give other girls your clothes

Clothe-giving is special to girls and your girl feels special when you give her your clothing. It’s like a reminder that she’s your whenever she wears it and when you’re not with her. So even if your girl says it OK to give your jacket to another girl when it’s blowing a hail outside, don’t freaking do it. Just, don’t.

9. When you lie to her

It all starts with a little white lie. And eventually snowballs into a whirlwind of deception. Don’t lie. I mean, if you have to, it means you have something to hide. So don’t.

No, I did not break up with my boyfriend, and no we’re not going through a rough patch. We’re just fine, this one’s for a sister (not literally, I mean, a best friend).

Stay beautiful,

Deliya x 🙂

Things To Live For : Part 1

I’ve just realized (through school, of course) that suicide rates in Britain have risen 15% over the last couple years. (Wow, that is one depressing start) But anyway, I just thought it’d be a nice idea to possibly list down some things that I personally think are worth living for. Here goes!

1. Ice cream

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2. Flowers in the Spring

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3. Music

music

4. Your pets

dogs

5. Your siblings/family

family

6. Your friends

    friends

7. Christmas mornings

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8. Bonfires with friends

bonfires

9. Childhood memories

    memories

10. That one boy you just can’t get off your mind

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11. Wanderlust/The need to travel and see new things

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12. The beach in the summer

beach

13. Sleepovers

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14. The smell of books/libraries

books

15. Sales

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16. New born babies

beach

17. Bucket lists

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18. Food/Pizza/Midnight Snacks

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19.  Fireworks

books

20. Rain

rain

21. Warm beds in winter

travel

22. Long hugs

books

23. Football season

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             24. Fangirling

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25. Lazy days

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26. The first snowflake

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27. Driving with the hood down

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28. Weekends

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29. Disney movies

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30. Packing for vacations

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These are just some things off the top of my head. I’ll add some later!

Stay beautiful!

Deliya x 🙂