Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day 2...and I lost.

Day 2 was light because day 1 was kind of vigorous.  So all I did today was play basketball with Tommy today.  We started with horse...and I lost.  Then we played a game of around the world...and I lost.  Then we played two 30 minute hard games of 21...I lost both of them.  I am not a great basketball player, and I observed that neither Tommy or myself was in the best of shape.  However, Tommy played basketball in high shcool so he would obviously have more knowledge about basketball.  So I have decided to create a long term goal for myself: Beat Tommy in horse, around the world, and 21 in the same day.  This is a fun and easy way to fit in my 60 minutes of physical activity every Tuesday and Thursday. 

Tip for the day:  Try to have fun with the physical activity you do.  Make it a game, or a feat you have to overcome.  Make a workout fun to keep you coming back.       

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Workout Day 1

Yesterday started my long road to being physically fit. My weight yesterday day was was 160 pounds. The first thing I decided I was going to do was eat more healthy. Then would also do 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Now physical activity doesnt only have to be working out, but it also consists of playing sports or even running or walking to class.
1. Lunch an dinner I had a bologna sandwich with cheese, some grapes, and a water. I found that after I ate it I felt less nasty and I felt more healthy just after one day of eating healthy.
2. For my first workout I ran to the gym instead of asking for a ride or walking. Then when got to the gym I met some people I knew so we could work out together. We did the following:
-3 sets of 10 reps of multiple chest strengthening exercises increasing the weight each time to where the final set of ten is difficult to achieve.
-3 sets of 10 reps of multiple leg strengthening exercises increasing he weight each time to where the final set of 10 is difficult to achieve.
-3 sets of 10 reps of multiple abdominal exercises until failure.

After I worked out I ran back to my dorm and began a well restful night followed my a good night sleep. Today I don't really feel very sore at all. I also have noticed it was easier wake up this morning for class.

Tip of the day: Run to the gym instead of walking or asking for a ride. It helps you stay warm better and you are also in the cold for a shorter amount of time. Cardio before a workout will help getting the blood flow going and also keep your muscles loose so you won't be as tight or sore the next day.

Monday, February 27, 2012

First blog! February 27th. Intro

Hi, I'm John Renschler.  Starting today I will be doing 30 days of physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day every day.  The reason I am doing this is because I want to see if physical activity and academics can be balanced.  I will be taking on this task to prove to myself and my audience that you can be a college student and still be in shape and physically active.  My short term goals may change depending if I find balancing academics and physical activity.  However, there are some long term goals to achieve.  Such as doing at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, documenting my experience, and seeing obvious improvement in my physical fitness and mental health.  I hope all of my readers take this 30 day ride with me and hopefully you will see a new version of me in 30 days!

-John Renschler