Mind & Body by Samantha Nichole

Mind & Body by Samantha Nichole

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Workout Journal

Quote of the Day:

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." Dr Seuss

(And now to the article)


Hey readers! Sometimes finding motivation to exercise can be tough, so what I have been doing lately is this: I play games. Swimming in the pool with beach ball throwing, walking excessively, lifting things at work, etc. I will take you through my “workouts” that most people wouldn’t even consider a workout. However, I was sweating—a lot—and my heart rate increased. I was hungry afterward! These were workouts. Fo sho...

Friday: Bikram Yoga

Okay, so this is actually going somewhere and actively working out. But, despite the intense heat of the room, I am always concentrating on doing something better, such as improving a forward heel stretch or opening my hips.

Saturday: Swimming and walking around Summerfest!

In the morning I woke up and took a nap by the pool. I jumped in, treaded water on-and-off for about thirty minutes, and I walked back to my apartment. I spent three hours walking around Summerfest and the rest of the time I was sitting, waiting for my favorite bands to play.

Sunday: (Same as Saturday) Swimming and walking around Summerfest Again!

Same thing; treaded water, walked around, went home.

Monday: First Day of Work

I sort aluminum ends and re-bag the ends. Each sleeve full of ends weighs about eight pounds. I lifted sleeves every five-to-seven minutes for a total of seven hours (I had an eight hour day, but I took out the hour for my breaks.)

Tuesday: Second Day of Work

Same!

Some people wouldn’t even dream that their everyday activities can be considered working out. Well, they can! Next time you are on your way to the third floor of the building you work in, take the stairs; on a nice day, park your car in the back of the grocery store parking lot—saving space for elderly people to park closer, and giving you more exercise. Think about any little way you can get some exercise in because, God knows, we don’t always have an hour or two after or before work to hit the gym.

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