I'm 14 and are my workout routines and eating habits good enough?
Topic: I'm 14 and are my workout routines and eating habits good enough?
May 20, 2019 / By Elisabeth Question:
Well, I'm 14 years old, 5'5 and 108 pounds. I'm not trying to lose weight, I just want a toned body. I do 60 ninety degree sit ups, 60 crunches, and 10 push ups every morning around 5 or 6 am and evenings at 6pm(sometimes even more). My eating habits: cup of water every morning and rice for breakfast, nature valley granola bar for lunch, sandwich after school, and rice for dinner (before seven pm, of course). I kind of take a break every weekend and eat junk food :/, is that really bad. I also swim for 35 minutes, three times a week. I just can't get the results I want. My arms are still kinda flabby, and my stomach is big, especially if I skip workout for a day. Does anyone know how to be toned, especially in the stomache without cardio (i don't get to go out of my house alot). If you know a workout that tones your butt, that'd even be nicer :) Thanks for reading all of this!!
Best Answers: I'm 14 and are my workout routines and eating habits good enough?
Chloris | 1 day ago
You need more veggies and fruits added to your diet!
Rice, breads and pasta's are fattening.
Your not getting enough water at all according to what you said.
You sound like you really have a lot of exercise daily. That's good!
Your 14, don't worry so much about your arms being flabby.
being 5'5 and 108 pounds, THAT is not BIG at all!
and actually, you don't NEED to do so much exercise.
An hour of cardio every day can have GREAT results. along with leg, butt, thigh, tummy toning.
Toning the tummy without cardio is crunches, those are the best. Not entirely 90 degree SIT UPS, just crunches are wonderful for toning that tummy up!
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Originally Answered: Weight lose asap help and some good workout routines?
You know, in high school I ran a little but I didn't play sports or do anything super athletic and I was pretty curvy and maybe 10 lbs overweight. So now at 29, losing weight and getting in shape has been a huge learning experience! All I knew how to do was run and you know that worked for losing a little weight but it wasn't until I was super strict with eating and worked my butt off (lol) that I began to gain the muscle I never had :) My husband played football and would tell me that you really gain a great deal of muscle in your youth and if you don't have a good base of muscle it will be hard to gain it in your late twenties and thirties. Anyway, so it's taken me a couple of years. You have that muscle and you will get it back and fast! But you have to work hard and stick with it and you will look like the guys on the links above. I would increase your cardio to about 45 minutes, if you can. Then add weights for the same amount of time. Do all those exercises you did in football (They teach some of these in my weight classes, they're awesome!). I've worked one or two muscle groups daily, like biceps and shoulders, then the next day, do triceps and back, then do legs one day, then repeat this or add to it if needed. That will work at least that one group of muscles once a week or twice a week. Do every exercise you can think of to exhaust that muscle, then let it heal and hit it again. I've just recently started doing weights for an hour three days a week and I work everything on those days... so I do shorter cardio, maybe 20-30 minutes, then do my weights. I kill my legs first with lunges and squats, then kill my biceps, then tri's, then work my back and shoulders, then chest and I'm so shaky by the time I leave, but it's great and in the last 6 months my body has completely changed! You can do it and you will love the results and if you do it right (which isn't easy) you will see results within the next few months and even more within the next year! Don't forget your stomach, but work it hard every other day. The key to losing your gut is cardio, believe it or not! Don't eat after 7 p.m., eat every 2 to 3 hours and don't go hungry. Eat veggies and fruits for most snacks, lots of good protein and good carbs. Just remember eating anything from mother earth is good and anything man altered is bad. Good Luck!
Unfortunately your eating habits aren't very good. You need a balanced diet to help your body. Eat all the food groups morning, noon, and evening, just keep the proportions small, plus never eat after 7 pm. You need cardio to tone your body, weights to sculpt muscle. Jumping rope is a good cardio that you can do at home. As for weights, use what you have in the house, an old gallon milk jug filled with water can be used for bicep/tricep exercises. Squats are good for the butt area. Kickboxing/boxing exercises will help with the stomach area, that's where all your power comes from.
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Your workout sounds fine, but in order for you to lose fat and get toned you need to include cardio. There is no skipping that fact, no matter how well you diet. Swimming 3 times a week for 35 minutes is great, but if you want to target your legs and butt try just brisk walking for 40 minutes and mix up your workouts.
For 5ft5 and 108 lbs, you sound like you are in great shape already and it might just be a self consciousness. Your stomach can't all of a sudden get big if you miss a workout.
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At 5'5", you are underweight. You said you drink a cup of water, up that to about 2-3 liters /day. Also, I didn't hear you mention fruits, vegetables, or protein. It sounds as if your body is using muscle tissue for nourishment. I can't imagine how your stomach can be big, or your arms flabby. The occasional junk food can't hurt you unless you eat it everyday, you have to be sick of rice. My doctor told me that in order to lose weight, you have to eat. I didn't listen, and I messed my insides up so much, that I can't eat the good stuff: no spices, nothing with fat,certain oils,etc. I'm down to steamed chicken, and raw carrots. spinach, raw squash, and whole grain bread.Please don't do what I did. I know you said you don't get out of the house much, but swimming,(which you already do), walking, and riding a bike are the best forms of exercise, and fun too. Good luck with your workouts, and eating, but have fun too. That's also good for you!!!!!
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Lots of fruit and vegetables. If you get bored of them, maybe add some hummus or peanut butter for dipping. Protein bars are good energy, but nothing else that your body might need and they're not the most tasty. A bagel, too, might sound horrible but it will give you carbs and you can get it in whole wheat or egg.
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Originally Answered: What are some good workout routines to tighten your butt and lose thigh fat?
Your butt does not need to be tightened if you walk, sit down, stand up, climb stairs, squat, lift, etc. during your days. What you think is loose muscle is fat and the cure for that problem is diet, not exercise.
Any exercise will burn calories but no exercise will burn fat unless your diet allows it. You can burn fat in your sleep or you can run all day and never burn any fat. It all depends on your diet.
Fat loss is determined by calorie control, not by exercise. Good exercises for burning calories are speed walking, biking, swimming, dancing, etc. and ANY other physical activity which makes you move a lot of weight for a long time. But NO exercise is good for burning fat if you eat too many calories because you can always eat more calories than you can burn.
Too many people waste energy and time because they do not understand this one simple point. The result is too often giving up in frustration, abandoning gym memberships they continue to pay for, and many other unnecessary problems not the least of which is a lack of success.
An average person must walk about five miles every day for a week to burn the calories equivalent to a pound of body fat. So, unless you think walking about five miles a day (or doing an equivalent amount of exercise) with no guarantee of fat loss makes sense, focus your fat loss program on diet.
Diet for fat loss. Exercise for fitness.
When you are in a fat loss mode and burning body fat, it is your body (based on your genetics) and only your body that determines where that fat loss will happen. You have absolutely no control over where your body loses fat first, last, and in between no matter what you do.
It is not possible to lose fat only from a specific part of your body of your choosing. Where your body stores and removes fat is determined by your genetics and there is nothing you can do to change that short of radical procedures such as liposuction. And, in general, where it stores fat first is where it will lose it last and visa versa. The world of health and fitness has an unfortunate abundance of myths and spot reduction is one of them. There is no exercise, no pill, no supplements, no spa treatment, and no natural way to spot reduce. Your only choice is to create a caloric deficit with diet and exercise, burn fat, and wait for it to leave the desired body parts.
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If you want to workout, join a gym and begin a lifelong regimen of strength training. Here's what you'll get.
• Stronger bones & increased mineral density (osteoporosis protection)
• Stronger body & musculature (improved protection from injury)
• More robust organic and systemic fitness (more survivable in crisis)
• Improved cardio-vascular function (better than "cardio")
• Higher basal metabolic rate (~5-50 cal/day/pound of muscle)
• Easier fat loss (more efficient lipid consumption)
• Greater calorie consumption (prolonged afterburn)
• Supports body sculpting (hypertrophy)
• Slows natural loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) over age 30
• Minimal wear & tear
You can't get all that with aerobics (cardio).
We can't tell you how many calories to take in because you haven't told us anything about yourself.
Good luck and good health!!