Wednesday, March 21, 2012

3rd times a charm.

The past few days I have been trying to fin the best thing to do to have the healthiest day possible. It took me 3 days to finally get my drift but I finally got it. For lunch and dinner I had a chargrilled chicken sandwich with v8 juice, a banana, and red seedless grapes. I also walked for at least 40 minutes with a friend and I also made sure to do some sort of sport everyday. So I found that eating healthy and routinely getting into a system made it a lot easier to be fit.

Tip for the day: If you need to talk on the phone with somebody, take a walk while doing so. Also, for me, walking gives me time to think and let my brain clear.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Explore the world.

Today I took a 1 hour walk around Ball State with my friend. We both did and saw things that we never would have thought we would have seen. We got to know the belly dancing club, and we found places around campus that we have never been before. Then before bed I did some abdominal workouts.

Tip for the day: Walk around and go explore places you do not normally go. You may find something that could change your life.

2 birds with 1 stone.

Over the weekend the Indiana Hoosiers played in the NCAA tournament. So I decided to knock 2 birds with 1 stone by doing my workout throughout the whole game. I did mostly core work during the commercials. To my surprise the workout was easier and it went by faster.

Tip of the day: If there is an activity that doesn't require any physical activity at all then do a simple workout during that event.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Keeping it simple.

Basically all I did yesterday was play sand volleyball and basketball. I ha well over 60 minutes of physical activity.

Tip of the day: If the weather is nice take advantage of it the best you can.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I wanna walk!

Toady I felt like I walked around the world and back. I walked...and walked...and walked. Whether its was to work, to a meeting, or to class I walked enough to call it a great physically active day. I calculated approximately how many minutes and it was around 53 minutes. Do to make up for the 7 minutes I did not walk I did 10 minutes of planks and side planks.

Tip for the day: When you are walking try to keep track of how far or how long of a walk you take. This is where a lot of calories you burn and you don't even know it.

Planking is an exercise?

Yesterday, I did not have much time into my workout. However, if I added up the amount I walked, amount of stairs, the time dancing, the and the abdominal exercises I did it would add up to about an hour. I went to the Indianapolis Pacer game last night with some friends. We walked around Indy for about 10 minutes before the game. Then when we got to the game we decided to take the stairs to be healthy. Then during every timeout during the game we would dance for about 2 minutes so we could be on the jumbo tron. Dancing is really tiring after a while. Then when ingot home I did 5 minutes of planking to work my abdominal muscles. So yesterday was a very active day because I made sure all the fun I had was active.

Tip for the day: Try taking the healthier approach on things throughout the day. For example, take the stairs rather than the elevator to burn more calories.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

There is an app for that.

This morning I woke up and downloaded an app on my iPhone called "My fitness pal". What it does is it tracks all of the calorie intake you record and all of the physical activity you record and tells you how much your daily goal for calorie intake is base on your hight and weight. This app made it easy to keep track of my physical activity and helped me have a better understanding on how the foods I eat effect my physical fitness.
Today I played basketball for 90 minutes with a friend. Then I did about 30 minutes of various abdominal workouts. Every time I either ate food it did any sort of physical activity I reported it to my app.

Tip Of the day: By reporting your eating habits and your physical activity, it may help with seeing improvements and may also provide motivation to continue to proceed with staying physically fit.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Back from a break!

Well the entire spring break I did as much physical activity I could. The amount of physical activity depended on the weather. Lucky the weather was nice for the most part so I played about a total of 4 hours of basketball with some friends.
Today I came back and played an hour and a half of basketball followed by some minor weight lifting. Gonna take things slow and easy to get back into the swing of things.

Tip of the day: If you cannot accomplish doing the physical activity for the day then try to eat healthy to make up for it.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The storm.

Yesterday I was going home and it was reported that my hometown had a tornado touchdown. When I got home I found my friends house was gone along with many other residences around the area. I took the day off today with my workout to ensure my family and friends were ok. My house was fine. All that happened to my house was a power outage. It's gonna be hard to do keep up with my workouts with all of the destruction around me, but I'll do my best!

Tip of the day: Keep your friends close, and your family closer...but keep and eye on sky and pray.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 4....volleyball!

Yesterday I ate really light with just a bologna sandwich and cheese. The only physical activity I did was play volleyball for 2 hours with some friends. It was fun and I got to know some new people. I had never really played volleyball before yesterday and I found it to be a really fun sport to play with friends. One of the people I was playing with said I was pretty good for playing for the first time. So volleyball
would be a great way to spend my 60 minutes of activity, because time flies when you are having fun!

Tip of the day: Use your physical activity as an excuse to meet new people. You never know who you might meet.

Day 3

Yesterday I ran to the gym with some of my friends. When we got there
we decided to workout arms and shoulders.
-3 sets of pull ups until failure
-3 sets of shoulder shrugs increasing the weight after 10 sets.
-3 sets of free weights increasing the weight after 10 sets

Then we worked on cardio. First we jogged a mile. Then we did a brisk walk for about 2 minutes. The we sprinted for 30 seconds followed by 60 seconds of walking. We repeated this 4 times then we cooled down with another mile jog.

Tip of the day: Doing sprints followed by brisk walking will train you to better control your heart rate.