Last June I took on a hobby that I have grown to love. Not only is this hobby fun and calming, but it is stress relieving and great for your body. I got a cruiser for my birthday and have been attached ever since. This skateboard allows me to get exercise in a way more entertaining way than crunches, squats and running.
My balance has improved greatly since the summer from cruising. This means a lot to me because I lost a lot of balance having two knee surgeries a couple years ago. I went to orthopedic training to improve my balance which helped, but to me, not as significantly as riding a cruiser board. I can notice a positive difference while playing soccer from declining the balance issue that used to be way worse. Balance contributes to athleticism and overall fitness just as lunging while pushing myself up hills works out my muscles and burns calories. This will be a hobby that I will use to get exercise and entertainment for as long as my body will allow me to.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Success; any small or large positive outcome. To be successful does not necessarily mean you will achieve the goal you imagined. There is success hidden in failure. Sometimes traveling the road to success is where you get the most benefit. Even if you fail, there are valuable life lessons learned and that in its self is success.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Working out has motivated me to live a more healthy lifestyle. Although I still eat sweets and Doritos, I have incorporatred way more fruits and veggies into my diet. I have also been trying to drink more water especially before and after soccer practice. One act of healthiness leads to more, and they all contribute to your success.
It's time to come clean, about two weeks ago my motivation basically disintegrated. It wasnt until the week before soccer tryouts that I started going hard in the gym again. I would work my abs and legs everyday and occasionally do cardio. I overcame this lack of motivation in many ways. First of all, I knew spring break was about 3 weeks away and I wanted to spend my vacation not having to worry about how I look in a bathing suit. Going with friends also motivated me because you can get eachother hype about working out and eventually looking and feeling amazing. Having alittle competition to push you never hurts either.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Before I started this challenge, I would walk up the stairs at Jackson High and find myself trying to hide the fact that I was getting out of breath by the third floor. Now that I have become more active, simple accomplishments like confidently walking up the stairs are what makes me happy.