Tuesday, March 27, 2012

C'est Fini!!

C'est fini! My thirty days are over. The days seemed to go by really quick, but no matter how quickly they went I still have noticed a difference in my physical state. It's incredible how eating healthy and exercise can make everything easier.  I always feel like I have more energy, and it is much easier to get out of bed in the morning.  That last part means A LOT!! I am not a morning person at all.
So even though this immersive project is over, I do not plan on slowing down.  There are too many benefits of regular exercising.  One benefit is that you feel better about yourself. My motto is feel great, look great. Exercise is what fuels this. So why give it up now?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I Challenge You

today I started training for a cycling challenge I have going this summer. In 3 months I plan on riding 1000 miles on my bike. I am doing this with 4 other friends and as a group we want to get 5000 miles. This means we need to average 11 miles a day. Honestly this isn't going to be too hard for me. The rain will be my only setback. this is also going to be a way for me to quick wasting the minimal amount of gas I use when going to and from work. That means that 6 days a week this summer I will be riding 5 miles just because of work. I use my own challenge as a challenge to you. Try replacing one of your daily, or weekly, habits with something more physically active. A simple way is biking rather driving or taking the stairs. Use these small steps and hopefully they will turn into a great kick start for a healthier lifestyle.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Deepest Fear

If you're human that means at some point you needed a bit of motivation to do something.  For me motivation comes in many ways. It can be anything from imagining what I will gain from doing whatever it is I am supposed to do to a song or a quote.
Well I would like to share a quote with you that I find truly inspiring.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do." -Marianne Williamson

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Loving exercise!!

Today I played tennis again.  It is so great to get out and play something I really enjoy.  This is what makes exercising so great. Besides relieving stress exercise is just something I find enjoyable.  If you are having trouble sticking to a workout routine, then find something that you really enjoy.  Golf is a good sport that is often overlooked but can be played just about anyone.  It engages a large portion of the body.

Find something you love and enjoy it with those you love!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Today I finally was able to get out and play tennis.  This is something I have enjoyed for quite a few years now. It's a great way to stay active and it is something I can do for a lifetime. I would suggest this sport to anyone.  It is very easy to learn and it is something that is very common around the world.
Many times sports like this are not thought to be that physically demanding, and depending on how you play it, tennis may not be.  But an hour of tennis a day is a wonderful way to keep your body in shape and even get a little sun (only if you want.) I find it a great way to take in the outdoors as well. This isn't like a simple game of catch where you can only play it in daylight.  Many tennis courts that are open to the public have lights so that you can play at night. This is my favorite time of day to play. During the summer after a day of work, tennis is the perfect way to wind down the day.

Go out and try it. You can't say you don't like it until you try!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Snack Time!!

If you guys are anything like me, then you love to snack! The problem with snacking for me is that I always do it late at night, and that is something that is very bad on your body.  Another problem with the way I snack is that I eat a lot of peanut butter and cereal.  Both are foods that have quite a few calories in them.  Cereal is actually a good snack for someone who is on a diet where they are trying to gain weight.  As for peanut butter, it may be a good source of potassium but just a couple tablespoons of it can equal about 200 calories.  I know for a fact I have ate much more than a couple spoonfuls of this delicious snack!
Today though, I did not give in to my usual snacking habit. Instead I ate some strawberries and grape tomatoes. I could eat both of them all day! During the summer, I feel that fresh fruit is the perfect snack.

What kinds of healthy snacks do you guys prefer?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Keep Calm and Just Dance

Today I decided to stay indoors to do my workout.  But just wasn't in the mood for the usual. No, today was not going to be the treadmill or weight lifting. Instead I fired up the TV and the Nintendo Wii. I love being about to get in a good workout without ever leaving my home.  Today I opted for the game Just Dance 3.  It is a fun way to get your heart pumping and still spend time with friends.  A bunch of my friends and I were dancing like there was no tomorrow. I will recommend this type of exercise to any person. It can even be done as a family activity. Who doesn't want to dance around with their children or parents?