Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Goth WED - Health Goth?

Recently I came across the term 'health goth' and that kind of inspired me to start posting my workouts.  Everything I post here is stuff that I've already done.  I'm actually 2 days ahead of what I post here.

I am not a personal trainer or fitness expert.  I'm just a 35 year old lady who has been working out for a long time.  I'm tempted to film myself, but I don't have the gym equipment at my house and I feel that it would also take an extra set of hands.  For right now, you're going to have to deal with my workouts as they are.  My workouts tend to be focused on weightlifting and HIIT (high-intensity interval training).  It's intended to burn fat, increase strength, and promote cardio.  ALSO, everything I list in my workouts can be googled or youtubed.

Am I A Thin Person?
No.  I have a short, stocky build and I'm a little overweight (size 8/10) due to a hormone imbalance.  It doesn't mean I don't know what I'm doing.  I just have significant trouble losing weight right now.

Aren't Goths Supposed To Be Super Thin...Ideally?
Sure, if that's what you like.  I'm never going to be super thin and waif-like.  I'm just not built that way.  Even when I got myself down to a size 4, I was thick - if that makes sense.  Trends nowadays tend to lean more towards a "strong is beautiful" mentality and I completely agree.  I wanted to be a chick who looked like she could kick some ass when I first saw "Terminator 2".  I grew up watching Linda Hamilton in "Beauty & The Beast" (tv show) and her physical transformation for "T2" was AMAZING!

If you want to be thin and waif-like, go for it.  If you're not built for that look, or if you want to change that look, you may enjoy my workouts.

Should I Eat Healthy Or Something?
Yep.  Everyone should.  You need to figure out what is healthy for you.  I fall somewhere between restricted paleo and keto.  That's not for all people.  Figure out your ideal diet and eat that for the rest of time......seriously.  Diet simply indicates your normal intake of food; example: a tiger's diet consists of meat, water, and some plants.  I'm not suggesting a 4-week fad "diet".  I'll get into food some other time.  If you want some paleo or keto recipes, find the tab above called RECIPES.

I highly recommend drinking at least 8 cups of water a day.  You can have your other stuff - coffee, tea, etc - on top of that.  Water will flush your system and often it can be enough to start making significant changes.  Stop drinking soda.  All that sugar or fake sugar is really bad for you.  Reduce your alcohol intake to maybe 1 or 2 drinks a week.

Eating healthy starts by making smarter choices, reading labels, etc.  Instead of white flour, go with whole grain flour.  Instead of white rice, go with brown rice or quinoa or lentils.  Instead of potato, try squash.  Try zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash instead of noodles.  Choose lean meat over fatty meat.  Increase vegetables.  Do your own cooking.  Instead of chips, try a handful of nuts.

Danzig works out
Body Image
You need to be confident about your own body image.  If you are size 24 and you are 100% comfortable with yourself, then kudos for you.  Most of us want to be a little slimmer, a little stronger, etc.  Your body is your own work of art, so work at it.

I get sick of the "body positive" movement where "all bodies are beautiful".  Honestly, when I see a fat person, I immediately think "they don't take care of themselves" and then I start to wonder if they're happy, if they're confident, if they have trouble shopping for clothes, if they're just lazy, etc.  It's a roller-coaster of thoughts that happens in a split second.

I'm sure I just pissed someone off.  *shrugs*  It is what it is.

Wednesdays are reserved for my ramblings about health, working out, etc.  If there is something you would like me to cover, post in the comments.  I'll get on that shit!  I'll also leave you with 3 playlist recommendations.

3 Dark Workout Songs

  1. "Am I Demon?" by Danzig
  2. "Religious As Hell" by Marche Violets
  3. "Hurricane Fighter Plane" by Alien Sex Fiend


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