Eating clean, healthy foods is very important, but it is only one part of the equation. Getting exercise is good for your mind and body. It helps you to relieve stress and well as make you feel strong and confident.
A balance fitness routine will include Cardio, Resistance training as well as Stretching to prevent injuries.
-Running: Alternate between longer, low intensity runs/jogs and quick, hit intensity runs (sprints)
-Fitness Programs such as Insanity DVDs
Weight training/Resistance Training to build muscle, tone and increase your metabolism!
My current fitness routine:
Cardio 3 times a week
Resistance/Weight Training 3 times a week
Yoga anytime and anywhere
Ideally, I workout 5-6 days a week, some weeks I workout more, some weeks I workout less, but I NEVER get upset if I miss a workout. I listen to my body; if I am sore, I skip a day. I use to get mad at myself for missing a day at the gym. I use to do hours of cardio at the gym and thought that if I missed my workout I would instantly gain weight. I realize now how insane and unrealistic my thought process was. Now, I workout because I enjoy the way it makes me feel. It gives me energy and makes me feel good knowing that I am doing something good for myself.
Workouts should relieve stress, not cause stress! If you don't know how to build a fitness regime that is right for you, just focus on breaking a sweat most days of the week and do things you enjoy!