Sorry Girl, But I Won’t Put A Limit On Where I Wear My Nike Shorts And Leggings

Sorry Girl, But I Won’t Put A Limit On Where I Wear My Nike Shorts And Leggings

I feel confident and successful in Nike shorts and leggings, in and OUTSIDE of the gym.
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For the past few weeks, I've seen so many articles about Nike shorts and oversized t-shirts and I'm not going to lie: I did not read them because I really didn't care.

I was like "wear whatever you want," you don't have to explain yourself to people.

The other day my friend sent me an article about a girl writing about how leggings and Nike shorts are for the gym and nowhere else.

At first, I was just like here we go again with another article about Nike shorts and telling girls that they shouldn't do something because it's "degrading."

But I actually decided to read this article and I'm actually kind of heated.

First I want to start off by saying I am not one of the girls that wear oversized shirts, I don't even have one oversized shirt. I also just bought two Nike shorts at the beginning of the summer and I have only worn them a total of three times, but I do wear leggings at places that aren't the gym. I feel like this Nike shorts and leggings only belong in the gym article is complete nonsense.

What's the problem with wanting to be comfortable?

No one wants to sit in a four-hour lecture class in a dress or jeans. I think it's absurd to think girls should wear jeans or a dress to a four-hour lecture. I don't need to be wearing a dress to a two-hour final exam, but I will wear one to a speech or a sports banquet. I think girls have a sense of when they should wear Nike shorts or leggings with an oversized t-shirt and when they need to dress more formal.

For you to sit there and write an article about how your not going to be successful if you wear Nike shorts to class is not necessary.

Why be formal if your just going to be sitting down in a cold room listening to someone talk about something that you really don't care about but need to know to graduate. Some of us don't have time to find a cute outfit to wear and go to the gym and shower 3 times a day because we're studying, trying to get our degree which is why we wear leggings and Nike shorts.

Just like you, I went to private school and maybe you don't believe girls should wear Nike shorts or leggings to class because you never really had the chance because you had to wear a uniform.

I believe a girl should wear whatever she thinks is comfortable, if she thinks jeans and dresses are comfortable, okay then wear them. But if she thinks leggings and Nike shorts with an oversized t-shirt is comfortable, then let her wear leggings or Nike shorts with an oversized t-shirt. A girl shouldn't be judged because shes comfortable in something that you don't find to be cute to wear in public places that aren't the gym.

If guys can wear sweatpants or shorts all the time and be called cute, why can't a girl wear leggings or Nike shorts and not be called trashy?

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Don't Eat Like Sh*t And 8 Other Ways To Get A Perfect Summer Bod Like Mine

No but seriously... get up and get your butt to the gym!
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Moms, dads, boys, girls and, most importantly, college students: summer body season is approaching us. As much as we have it set in our (un)determined minds, we are going to get that summer bod before we hit the beach.

So, take my advice and lets rock n' roll.

1. Drink water

I can't stress this enough... drop the soda and sweet tea, and start drinking water all day every day.

2. Go to the gym 5-6 days a week

As most of you have experienced, going to the gym and staying IN the gym is hard... but as soon as you go for a week or two straight, you won't want to stop going.

Here's a little workout to get you started.

Day 1: Back

Run 1 mile (inside or outside)

Pull-ups (5 sets: 3, 3, 2, 2, 1)

Straight arm pull down (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Shoulder shrugs (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

V-bar pulldowns (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Day 2: Legs

Run 1 mile (inside or outside)

Barbell full squat (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Leg press (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Seated leg curl (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Leg extensions (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Standing calf raises (4 sets; 8-10 reps)

Step ups with dumbells (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Donkey kicks (4 sets, 15 reps)

Day 3: Arms/Abs

Preacher curl (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Hammer curls (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Decline EZ bar Tri-Extension (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Crunches (4 sets: 25 reps)

Flat bench lying leg raise (4 sets: 25 reps)

Cable crunch (3 sets: 10-12 reps)

Planks (front, left, right: complete 3 sets on each side until failure)

Day 4: Rest!!!

Day 5: Chest

Incline dumbbell press (3 sets: 8-10 reps)

Decline dumbbell bench press (3 sets: 8-10 reps)

Dumbbell flies (3 sets: 8-10 reps)

Cable Crossover (3 sets: 8-10 reps)

Run a mile+

Day 6: Shoulders/Abs

Upright barbell (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Front dumbbell raise (4 sets: 8-10 reps)

Russian twists (4 sets: 25 reps with weighted medicine ball)

Opposite arm and leg raise (4 sets: 25 reps)

V-ups (4 sets: 25 reps)

Day 7: Rest!!!

Remember, on your rest days you should do some cardio and drink plenty of water. If you don't know how to do something listed, look it up on YouTube.

3. Don't eat like sh*t

Instead of eating three bowls of fruity pebbles in the morning, eat a banana and a peanut butter sandwich. When you go to work, don't eat out on your lunch break! Pack a sandwich and some fruit. You don't need a cheat day! It isn't worth it. Stay away from the pizza and the candy, you can fill those cravings with baked chicken and yummy fruit!

4. Take pictures of your progress

Seeing your progress through pictures is more motivating than it seems! Post about it on social media, hype yourself up! I mean... you're kicking butt. You have the right to boast about it. ;)

5. Find a friend to take on this challenge with you

Personally, I like to workout alone... but having a friend to do this with you will make it fun! Not only are you getting a hot bod, but you're also making memories while you're at it!

6. Buy a new swimsuit and clothes to wear

To match your new hot bod of course.

7. Be confident!

Going to the gym isn't easy, and neither is dieting... but it will be well worth it! Before you know it, you'll be on the beach with tanned skin and a big booty.

8. Don't give up

This is the hardest part of the whole process. Even on your worst days, be sure to make it to the gym! You can do it. Find your inner bad b*tch and get it done.

9. Last but not least...

Do this for you! You deserve it more than you think. The healthier you are, the happier you are.

So screenshot the workout, share this article so your friends can get with the program, and head to the gym! The beach is waiting on you.

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Don't Let Society Pressure You To Be Something That You're Not

It’s better to wear fashions that grace your character, rather than whatever the fashion gods on IG or YouTube tell you should wear.
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Once upon a time, the hype of fashion was only limited to the particular occasions and events. One might undoubtedly find a vast difference between a previous and modern generation though it would be absurd and pointless to compare.

Now, fashion is becoming the essential part of almost every teenager. Fashion usually reflects in the high school and college students including high fashion clothes, jewelry, sunglasses, language, taste in music, hairstyles, and even moral values. Majority of modern youth is slave to fashion. However, some teens invent their unique styles and aim at becoming an icon and differences among their groups.

In days of yore, fashion used to be found only among the upper class of people, but the time has changed entirely. It's difficult to see someone walking down the street who is not fashion conscious. Social media and television have been perceived as one of the primary influencers. Today's youths believe that in order to be popular among their people, they need to be fashion conscious or I would say match with their fashion. In fact, it's often seen that to assert their individuality and the values of their peers, they decide to break away from their parent generation.

However, someone might genuinely like specific fashion trend which does not make him/her slave to the fashion. The thought process to gain acceptance under the peer pressure or fear makes him/her slave to the fashion. Often, the influence of the group has no bad results, and occasionally, the impact can even be right.

What you always see in Vogue might not always suit your body or even personality.

It's quite reasonable to find that something is just not for you, and that's ok. It’s better to wear fashions that grace your character, rather than whatever the fashion gods on IG or YouTube tell you should wear. In the present, budget is one of the biggest concern for every college students, and thus one should make right choices before being a slave to fashion. You may have found yourself more involved with fashion and spending more time on social media then sleeping or studying for exams.

Today's youth strives hard to resemble the fashion models or glamorous faces. In fact, it's perfectly fine to be fashionable or get inspired by your fashion model, but you have to make sure that you don't hurt your self-esteem by being a slave to fashion. In short, the fundamental idea behind this article is not to oppose fashion models or modern youths, but it's to warn them about their choices when it comes to fashion. Don't let fashion define you.

You should determine fashion for yourself.

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