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Weighing down the pounds: part 2 April 14, 2011


So Everyone needs an excercising buddy, and mine happens to be an American Pitbull Terrier. His name is Gage, and We go up to a hill close behind the college in town. (only after stretching of course). He loves to run and feel the open air, and that alone makes me feel better about life. I am not fond of excercising, but seeing how much he loves it, it makes me like it a little.

So today I’m going to talk about moderate excercise. There are a wide variety of ways to moderately excercise including, riding a bike, jogging, hiking, swimming, jumping on a trampoline,aerobics, pilates, yoga, rollar skating, skateboarding, playing a sport that you love. I find it best to love what your doing when you excercise, then it doesn’t seem like a chore.

So start with some stretches, so you don’t pull any muscles.

Then begin your excercising, and do it for at least half an hour. Don’t overdo yourself, but keep your heart rate up and feel the burn! =)

You can do more than one thing in a day, if you wish. I try to do three different things each week for 30 minutes. I ride a bike one day, hike with my puppy another day, and jog the third day. Keeping at least three days for excercising is not too much, and not too little. Then you have days in between to relax. Remember excercising isn’t about getting skinny. Its about feeling good in your body, loving who you are, and having more energy when you wake up the next day.

I am not fond of excercising but its important to live a healthy lifestyle. It is good for your heart to excercise, and helps maintain the blood flow to be normal. I know it’s hard to fit it into your weekly routine. Once you do, you will feel more energy at work and school and have more time to spend with loved ones, then sleeping. I will be posting a post on extreme excercise next.


The sides to Excercise and Laziness April 11, 2011

       So once upon a time I was a gymnast. I did gymnastics for 8 years, worked out in a gym 20 hours a week. I won many awards and attended a top gym in Southern California. Excercise was a breeze. I always expected myself to be full of energy and still love to excercise when I got older. Wrong was I. Now I am a little older, 21 in age, and I hate to excercise. I am the laziest person I know, eating doughnuts and taking naps every day. I believe my body went on energy overload, and burnt out. After I quit gymnastics I was a gymnastics coach for about 3 years, so I still excercised by spotting little kids during flips, and moving mats all day. So I never experienced the effects until about a year ago.

          Now I see the cellulite and fat start to grow on me. So I decided to be tough on myself again. I realized thats the only way to lose weight, but more importantly feel more energetic everyday. I had to kick the habit of buying cheesburgers from the many fast food joints around my house, and cook healthy food. Next I went with my boyfriend, and pitbull named Twelve Gage to a hill located behind a college about a half mile from our house. today was my second day of running the designated path they have, and man do I already feel better.

       After the first day I went ot sleep right when we got home, and woke up very hungry. I ate some carrots and dip and went back to sleep. After today, the second day, I felt so motivated in life, I had to get on the computer and write about it. I hope going again tomorrow will help me gain even more energy as I lose the 15 pounds I have gained in the last year. I may not be overweight, be even for me, It is hard to lose the weight, and is better to always consistently exercise.

        Not everyone has a hill close to home, as I undertsand. It may be  unsafe to run around your neighborhood. In that case just excercise inside your home, with aerobics or pilates, or even yoga.  Maybe sit-ups or push-ups are what you need.

 I am going to post more in the next couple days about, three levels of excercise, as most are not ready for intense excercises. I will have the three stages labeled, light, moderate, and extreme excercise. I will also do a separate post on the different excercises for different areas of the body. Tell me your stories, I would love to hear them.


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