Chelsea Crockett

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Why Weightlifting is Good For You

Usually when I think of working out, I think of doing cardio. I think of running or biking or doing short exercise circuits. Fitness experts are saying that weight lifting…

Usually when I think of working out, I think of doing cardio. I think of running or biking or doing short exercise circuits. Fitness experts are saying that weight lifting is just as or even more important than getting that cardio in! When I say weight lifting I don’t mean getting huge bulky muscles or bench pressing your body weight. Light lifting can actually help you get slim, toned, and in the best shape ever! Here is the deets.  416F66RTE0L._SX300_

  1. You will melt more fat: For real. Researchers have found that people who lift weights shed 6 more pounds of fat than those who only did cardio.
  2. Boost your metabolism: As you get older you begin to lose muscle mass, which can tank your metabolism. Lifting weights and building muscle keeps your metabolism kicking!
  3. You will burn through more cals: Your body continues to burn calories even after your workout is done when you lift weights. This is because your muscles have to work extra hard to repair their fibers!
  4. You will catch more Zzz’s: Strength training helps you improve your quality of sleep and helps you fall asleep faster.

In the past, weight lifting has not been my favorite thing in the world, but I have been making sure to work some weight training into my exercise routines because I know it will help me maintain a healthy, fit lifestyle!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Create a Good Habit

Habits don’t always have to be bad. Some habits that we make such as working out every day or reading our bibles daily can help us grow physically and/or mentally….

Habits don’t always have to be bad. Some habits that we make such as working out every day or reading our bibles daily can help us grow physically and/or mentally. There’s ways to make something you do turn into a habit such as eating healthy or going to bed early. Here’s how!

Scientifically, habits are formed within 21 days. Chelsea Crockett - Good Habit ListThat means if you repeat something consistently for exactly 3 weeks, your mind will form the action into a habit.  That being said, you can also break a habit in 21 days such as biting your nails or eating certain junk food every day after school!  Here’s a step-by-step list of how you can achieve this:

  1. Make a list of which habits you want to make or which habits you want to break.
  2. Motivate yourself!  Write down the reasons for why you’re making that habit.  If your habit is to go to sleep earlier every night, write down why you want to do so!  This will remind you to stick to it.
  3. Make a countdown.  If you can make it to 21 days, then you’re on the right track!  After 3 weeks, you shouldn’t even have to think about it.  It should just come naturally!
  4. Come up with a reward to give yourself after 21 days.  You made it!  (You can even go off the picture to the right to make your own list!)

Think of something you want to turn into a good habit and do it.  With a little motivation, it’s easier than you think!

XOXO, Chelsea

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How To Get Back Into a Workout Routine

Trust me, I know how it feels to have zero time/motivation to work out. I have just recently started getting back into running and I try to do that as…

Trust me, I know how it feels to have zero time/motivation to work out. I have just recently started getting back into running and I try to do that as many days of the week that I can. It can be easy to talk myself out of going on a run though, and I have been looking for ways to avoid talking myself out if it and ways to stay in my routine. Here are my tips on how to bet back into a fitness routine and stay motivated!

  1. Lay your workout clothes in plain sight: In the morning, lay your workout clothes in a place that you will see them the most so they continually remind you that you need to put them on and hit the trail or go to the gym. You could even pack a gym bag in the morning so that you have it all ready to go after school!b07aeb4fb52774806ebcdfa3d3a3e03c
  2. Take a challenge: Start a “couch to 5k” or “30 day abs” challenge! Having a challenge makes you more likely to stick to it and will make you want to complete it!
  3. Break your workouts up: If you are running, set goals. For instance, look ahead and pick a landmark, tell yourself to keep going until you reach it, and then once you do set another goal. It will distract you and keep you going! If you are working out in the gym, say that you will do 10 or 15 more sit-ups and then you will be done. Simple breakdowns like that make all the difference!
  4. Bring a buddy: Grab a friend that wants to get in shape or a friend that will motivate you and take them on a run or to the gym with you. You will have someone to push you, someone to talk to, and someone to say “hey, get out of bed, let’s go to the gym!”

Getting back into a fitness routine can be rough. Your body takes a while to get used to it, and it is mentally tough too. I know you can do it, you got this!! Keep that winter layer of fluff away! I am going to have to work at it too, so we can work at it together!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Fitness Quotes to Keep You Motivated

Lately, I have started getting back into my workout grind. It wasn’t easy getting motivated, though. Yes, wanting to be healthy and fit is great motivation, but sometimes you just…

Lately, I have started getting back into my workout grind. It wasn’t easy getting motivated, though. Yes, wanting to be healthy and fit is great motivation, but sometimes you just need a little bit of a push to really get back into the swing of things. I have actually found that keeping motivational workout quotes around has, well, kept me motivated! On days when you think about skipping your workout, seeing a motivational quote can really make you want to get up and go work out. I know it sounds silly, but it is totally true and seriously works. Here are a few of my favorite motivational quotes that I found at Elite Daily.

  • Loving your body means taking care of it!

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  • Getting stronger takes time, but it is so worth it!

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  • Loving yourself is one of the healthiest things you can do.

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  • This winter, keep your workout routine up, don’t fall behind! It is so much easier to stay in shape than to try and get back in shape once you’ve stopped working out.

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  • It doesn’t matter how slow you go, you’re still ahead of everyone who isn’t working out!
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Keep these motivational quotes close by if you are in need of some, well, motivation! They will make you want to tie up your running shoes and hit the trails or head to the gym.

XOXO, Chels

 

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How Exercise Saves You Money

I love the feeling I get after a workout, when my muscles are sore and I am exhausted but also feel completely energized at the same time. New studies are…

I love the feeling I get after a workout, when my muscles are sore and I am exhausted but also feel completely energized at the same time. New studies are showing that, not only is exercise vital to your physical and mental health, it also saves you money!exercise2

How? Let me explain. Studies are showing that regular exercise can save you up to a couple thousand dollars a year in medical bills. Exercising for at least 30 minutes five times a week leads to fewer hospitalizations, and ER and doctor visits! I don’t know about you, but I will do almost anything to avoid having to go to the doctor. It is important,
though, that you are doing the right kind of exercise. Thirty minutes of moderate to intense activity, which is things like fast walking or lawn mowing, five days a week count. Also, 25 minutes of vigorous activity, like running or swimming, 3 days a week works too! Both of these options help boost your heart health and your overall health!

It is obvious that the most important reason to exercise is to keep you mentally and physically healthy, but if you needed even more motivation, just think of the money it saves you!

XOXO, Chels

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How To Rock Your Alone Workouts

Working out alone has its positives and negatives. The positives are that it is a great time to have some “me time” and time to think, but the negatives are…

Working out alone has its positives and negatives. The positives are that it is a great time to have some “me time” and time to think, but the negatives are that sometimes you can lose your motivation and let the voice in your head say “You’ve worked out enough, you can just stop.” That isn’t always a good thing. It is easy to lose your motivation to keep going when you are alone, but I am going to give you a few tips on how to finish your workout strong and keep going.

  1. Start small: When I am running and I start to think to myself that I want to stop and walk or that I don’t need to run as far as I was planning, I always try to pick a goal. I will tell myself to run past the next tree, and then once I pass that tree I will pick a new landmark and make it my goal to run past it. Have small personal goals so it is easier to reach them.images
  2. Look straight ahead: Studies actually show that when you focus your sight in front of you on a target you are able to run faster while feeling less tired. You are able to push through a workout more when you are focused on a single point. When you are doing squats, stare straight ahead and you will be able to do more!
  3. Keep track: Record all of your workout times/running times/how many reps you do of certain things. Then try to beat them! You will enjoy the challenge of trying to beat your old numbers, and it will distract you from wanting to quit!
  4. Keep it short: If you have a hard time keeping motivated during longer workouts, cut back the amount of time you exercise. Push yourself harder for a shorter time. Intervals are good exercises for this sort of thing, where you go all out for a minute, then go easy for three minutes. You repeat this over and over for a shorter period of time. Or do pyramid workouts!

I know it can be hard to stay motivated when working out alone, but try these tips out and see if they help!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Get Things Done Even When you Really Don’t Want to

To me, one of the worst feelings is knowing I have a ton of stuff to do but not wanting to do a single bit of it. You know the…

To me, one of the worst feelings is knowing I have a ton of stuff to do but not wanting to do a single bit of it. You know the feeling, I’m sure. It is summer, you are laying on the couch chilling, but your to-do list is running through your head and you are starting to get anxious about everything you have to get done. You would much rather watch one more episode of Gilmore Girls than pick up your summer homework or clean your house like your mom asked you to. We all want to be productive, but sometimes we lack the motivation. Here are 4 ways to get things done when you flat out don’t want to.

  1. Keep the goal in mind: if you just remember why it is important that you get your task done, and put things into perspective, it can help you stay motivated to start and finish.84514
  2. Start with the worst: If you start with your least favorite task first, then the rest of the list won’t seem so bad! If you really hate running errands or cleaning bathrooms or doing homework, then do those first thing, and then you will feel relieved and motivated to power through the rest of your to-dos.
  3. Change your perspective: Rather than grumbling about how much you hate this and would rather be doing other things, give yourself a positive pep talk. Next time you are tempted to complain about a task and put it off, try and think to yourself that you can do it, and if you get it done now you will have time to do things you like later.
  4. Bribe yourself: Our brains are wired to seek reward. So, next time you have a to-do list a mile long, tell yourself, for example, that you will work on it for an hour and a half, then you can have a break and watch one episode of your favorite show. Then you will go back to your list, then rest. Taking breaks will keep you productive and motivated!

Now that you have these tips, your to-do list doesn’t stand a chance!

XOXO, Chels

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Tips to Take Back Your Workout Routine

Trust me, I know how it feels to have zero time/motivation to work out. Luckily I am on the Tennis team this year so I get a workout almost every…

Trust me, I know how it feels to have zero time/motivation to work out. Luckily I am on the Tennis team this year so I get a workout almost every day, but before that it was a struggle to keep a fitness routine! Here are my tips on how to take back your fitness routine and get back in the swing of things!

1.    Lay your workout clothes in plain sight: If you are most likely to work out after school, lay your workout clothes in a place that will continually remind you that you need to put them on and hit the gym. You could even pack a gym bag in the morning so that you have it all ready to go after school!

2.    Take a challenge: Start a “couch to 5k” or “30 day abs” challenge! Having a challenge makes you more likely to stick to it and will make you want to complete it!

3.    Break your workouts up: If you are running, set goals. For instance, look ahead and pick a landmark, tell yourself to keep going until you reach it, and then once you do set another goal. It will distract you and keep you going! If you are working out in the gym, say that you will do 10 or 15 more situps and then you will be done. Simple breakdowns like that make all the difference!

4.     Bring a bud: A while back a friend and I both got gym memberships together and it really helped us stay motivated to work out! We had someone to push us, someone to talk to, and someone to say “hey, get out of bed, let’s go to the gym!”

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Getting back into a fitness routine can be rough. Your body takes a while to get used to it, and it is mentally tough too. I know you can do it, you got this!! Keep that winter layer of fluff away! I am going to have to work at it, too once tennis is over, so we can work at it together!

XOXO, Chels

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3 Back-To-School Quotes to Live By

You’ve heard all the cheesy but true “new year, new you” quotes, but starting a new school year doesn’t always mean a new person. Maybe for you it’s simply a…

You’ve heard all the cheesy but true “new year, new you” quotes, but starting a new school year doesn’t always mean a new person. Maybe for you it’s simply a fresh start for grades, for friends, etc. There are three quotes that I think describe the start of a new school year perfectly, so here’s a little motivation :).Chelsea Crockett - Success Quote

    1. Alright… Is an article about quotes really an article without Dr. Seuss at least once? I really love this quote: “You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!” For me, I’m starting my senior year. So knowing I’m onto bigger and better things gives me a little motivation every morning!
  • “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” Obviously, we all have to go to school, but doing it with a better and more positive mindset is the key to success. The first thing you should do when you wake up is choose to have a positive outlook on the day. It really makes a difference!
  • Taylor Swift is the queen of quotes. She says: “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” Whatever grade you may be, you have to be ready for change. Especially for me, senior year will come with a lot of adapting, knowing I’ll be doing a lot of things for the last time. Be open for change!

 

Have an amazing school year filled with success and memories :).

Love, Chels

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Motivation Inspiration!

Motivation can be tough to obtain. High school, boys, a job, etc. (basically teenage life in general) can run you out of steam! The lack of motivation can kick in…

Motivation can be tough to obtain. High school, boys, a job, etc. (basically teenage life in general) can run you out of steam! The lack of motivation can kick in pretty quick. You might be striving for the perfect summer body or to feel better about yourself in general. I wanted to share with you something I recently found on Chelsea Crockett - Motivation Wall Pinterest. It’s a great way to get some energy and confidence back so you’re able to go for the goal: a motivation board!

If you’re a little confused on what I’m talking about, a perfect example is the one on the left or the one below! You can make yours any way you like. If you want more structure, create a board like the one on the left. You can make a schedule of what workouts and exercises you need to do at the gym or at home. If you’reChelsea Crockett - Motivation Board determined to lose any pounds, add in a countdown! You can decorate it with motivational quotes or pictures to give you a little inspiration when you need it!

Another way to decorate it is like the board below. If you want to take the looser, simpler route, just decorate it with several sayings that provide some encouragement. Put it in front of your mirror or on your dresser to give you a boost in the mornings before a long day of school (which I think we could all use!).

Let me know how your own board turns out :)!

Love, Chelsea

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Be The Best That You Can Be

Recently, I’ve been thinking about all of the things in life that can easily bring us down.  It’s easy to focus on the negative when you are feeling bummed but…

Recently, I’ve been thinking about all of the things in life that can easily bring us down.  It’s easy to focus on the negative when you are feeling bummed but it’s also cool to flip a “mind” switch and think about all of the blessings that God has placed right before you.Chelsea Crockett- be a better you

I did a youth retreat once that focused on “your life will follow your expectations”!  If you focus on positive thoughts, your life will move in that direction!  It’s so important to have hopes, visions, and dreams.  If you constantly think negative thoughts, you will lead a negative life.  If you expect failure and defeat then your subconscious mind will make sure you lose and fail.  However, if you raise your level of expectancy….your vision will be enlarged!

I am here to encourage you to set your mind for success!  Each day, you must think thoughts of victory, favor, and hope.  Pray to God and then wait with expectancy!  God is ready to bless you beyond measure.  Be sure to believe God for an amazing future!  Good things are just around the corner!

“I will wait upon The Lord with expectancy for He shall speak peace to His people.”
Psalm 85:8

XOXO,
Chels

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Guide to Staying Motivated!

School can be such a drag. Between juggling homework, practices, and a job, life can get pretty tough and oftentimes extremely tiring. Staying motivated becomes harder and harder and procrastination…

School can be such a drag. Between juggling homework, practices, and a job, life can get pretty tough and oftentimes extremely tiring. Staying motivated becomes harder and harder and procrastination usually starts to set in! For those of you who find yourself slacking and out of energy, here is a little guide I put together to help you out :)!

First things first, make sure you have the basics down. Get enough sleep (8 hours), eat healthy, exercise… These are all things that will give you a little more energy to get through the day. Apart from the simple things, be sure to reward yourself.Chelsea Crockett - Rewarding Yourself Working and getting things done is 10x harder if you don’t have anything to look forward to. Goal-setting is a perfect way to organize your tasks. If you complete a goal, reward yourself! Whether it’s with a piece of chocolate or a night out with your friends, it’ll help push you to checking off your goal!

The next step is probably the most important. As teenagers, we have SO many distractions… phones, friends, TV, etc. Get rid of them for a little! Trying to do everything at once isn’t possible. If you try, you’ll overwork yourself which leads to discouragement.

Have a good mindset and stay positive! – Chels

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