Over the past decade, the K-pop community has exploded especially due to certain groups such as Black Pink, Exo, BTS, etc. This has caused countless people to do certain beauty challenges such as the ten-step skin care and makeup challenge among other things. So today I’m going to change things up a bit with an experiment I’ve decided to do called the K-pop Work Out Challenge. What this is is that you have to either follow workout routines inspired by certain dance moves in K-pop music videos/ dance practice videos or do the actual dance routine in said videos for a certain amount of time. I’m going to follow the workout routines.
Reasons why I’m doing this:
- I thought it would be an interesting experiment to see how many changes would take place
- I’ve noticed that I’ve gained quite a bit of weight during the past few months due to lack of physical activity and laziness altogether.
- Years ago, I made a promise to someone really important to me that I would take care of myself in every way,shape and form, but I haven’t been doing that since I started college. So now, I’m going to keep that promise.
Before you say anything, I’m not doing this because I am looking down on my body-it’s actually quite the opposite. Ever since I was a teen, I’ve hated the way I look; now, I’m finally starting to love myself, but I still know that I need to improve myself in order to become happier and healthier. PLEASE NOTE: I will not be doing the extreme experiment of the k-pop diet challenges because they are incredibly unhealthy and I am hypoglycemic so doing them would most probably kill me. I’ll also probably either do the workouts in sections rather than power through the entire hour.
- KPOP Cardio Workout!
- High Intensity Kpop Dance Workout
- Kpop Dance Workout 1.0
- INTENSE KPOP DANCE WORKOUT
1-Limit Calorie Intake– I’m not going to go out on a full diet like eat 3 salads per day, I am going to control how much I eat since I do tend to do a lot of that because of stress from the Uni. There are also certain foods that I can’t suddenly stop eating completely such as ramen (of course) and Coca Cola Zero, but I will try to limit eating/drinking them as much as I can during the week.
2-Make a Meal Plan– I normally do meal plans, but I tend not to follow them because I always either end up ordering Uber Eats or I just open up a can of Chef Boyardee or just plainly eat a lot of ramen. So I’m going to make a meal plan and try to stick to it throughout the week.
3- Drink Tea and Water- I’m not a tea drinker, but I’ve decided to drink at least one cup of Green and Chai tea during the week to see if that will help. I’ve also decided to drink a lot more water than drinking countless cans of soda throughout the day.
I will do other things during the week to keep my body active:
Facial Exercises and Stretches– I have an app called FemaleFitness which has many workouts and stretches. Since I’m going to workout my body, I decided to work out my face as well since it’s a lot rounder than it used to be before I came to college. I’m also a really stiff person since all I do is either sit in front of my desk and study/write or sleep; so I’m going to make a stretch routine where I do so for about 2-3 times per day.
Make a Sleep Schedule– Due to college, watching series and playing video games, my sleeping habits aren’t exactly the best to put it in lighter terms. I’m going to try and make sleeping 7 hours a habit rather than either the 2-3 or the 9-10.
I won’t be setting a goal weight per-say because I don’t want to make it seem like my hopes are either too high or too low; however, I do want my goal to be more active and motivated in being healthier and happier when the week is done. My current weight is 165 lbs (about 75 kg).
I’ll be making time to write the regular review posts so I hope you all look forward to those. Until next time, keep your paws and bowls of ramen up, everyone! Nya! 🐾