Monday, August 2, 2010
MAKE DAILY EXERCISING FUN THIS SUMMER!!
This summer I have been having a lot of fun doing different activities outside which is a great source of exercise. What has helped me out a lot is that I'm doing things that I really enjoy and it doesn't feel like I'm exercising at all. I have really been mixing up what I do each day instead of doing the same thing day after day which has really helped. Here is an example of what I did last week for exercise which was fun for me. Of course when I do these activities I have my mp3 walkman on with my favorite music that gets me pumped up! On monday I went to the beach and walked down the main street and looked through the shops which was a lot of fun and had a healthy lunch while I was down there. On tuesday I went back to the beach because I just love going there to see the ocean and all of the people down there enjoying the sun like myself. I walked down the pier and back which is about a 1 mile walk, then went down the stairs to the boardwalk and walked for about 60 minutes before heading back to my car. On wednesday I went to the gym and did a great full body workout which I try to do atleast 3 times a week which helps me to get stronger and afterwards I get the endorphins pumping in my body which feels awesome. On Thursday I turned on exercise t.v. and did my favorite 10 minute back and abs workout. Later that night I had to work on the graveyard shift and instead of dreading it I made it go by quickly by walking through all the buildings which took about 3 hours, plus it makes me look like I love my job to my employer which I do! Friday was a day that I went for a long 90 minute walk around my neighborhood and at my local park which was great for a change in scenery. On saturday I went golfing for the first time in a long time and instead of taking a cart for 18 holes I walked the course with the bag on my back which was a lot of fun and excellent exercise. On Sunday I went bowling with my wife and some others which was fun and a total different kind of exercise plus I got to spend some quality time with my wife. Bowling isn't a ton of exercise but it's a lot of fun and I like to take it easy on Sundays and not worry too much about eating perfect and doing tons of exercise. So this is a good example of how we can mix up our exercise routines and make it fun especially in the summer months when the weather is so great for most of us.