how to get fit with pinterest.

If you have been following Indierella for the past couple of months, you might have heard me talk about my fitness journey. I ran a 5k, got an affinity for wheatgrass, and tried healthy, organic snacks. I’ve even been honest about my mental health.

In just a year, you wouldn’t believe how much my body has changed. About this time, I was about to enter my senior year, and I had a thought: “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” I was fed up with thinking badly about myself, not having the confidence I wanted, and feeling like I wasn’t good enough because of how I looked or how much I weighed. So I said enough and decided that I was going to get active.

 

Keep up with me on Insta stories for more food photography and sweaty selfies!

 

Here’s how it happened:

First, I went to Pinterest. The beginning step requred getting in a routine. Picking my favorite visuals from my workout routines board, I chose a different workout for six days of the week. I alternated between arms, core, legs, and booty exercises, so for about 20-30 minutes each day after work, I would roll out my yoga mat and get to sweating.

In the beginning I was determined not to do squats, lunges, or running, because of an old knee injury. Too much pressure or overworking can agitate it, and I still walk down stairs a little lopsided-ly. And that was totally fine–I learned that you don’t have do do the workouts that you don’t like.

And of course routines are going to change. One day I was caught without an umbrella in a rainstorm while I was on my way to meet a friend. I might as well be soaked, I thought, but maybe if I jogged I would be a little less soaked. I started to run through the rain, and guess what? My knee didn’t hurt! I could breathe when I was running, too! And truly, it was a turning point for me. I realized that doing cardio and working my core and legs was strengthening the muscles around previous “problem” areas–who knew?

So from that point onward, I started incorporating running into my workout routines. My personal record is about a 14-minute mile, and I can do about three mile-runs if I pace myself. The best thing is that I started to love running and exercise!

Now when I go to the gym (thank youuu Planet Fitness!) I typically stick to my tried-and-true exercises. Want to know my routine? Then keep reading!

 

Arms:

 

Core:

 

Legs:

 

Booty:

 

And of course, I love running! If you want more exercise tips or just want to see what catches my eye, follow me on Pinterest!

Get my revenge body workout playlist on Spotify.

 

XOXO,

Kat

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