Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Lazying Around

In A Look Into My Life, Inspiring on August 31, 2012 at 7:12 AM

This woman inspires me. At 72 she is still looking after her body and health. She exercises daily and never quits. Other people her age are probably just sitting around watching TV all day or just lazing around. Even people half her age are too busy working to actually take the time to work out.

I had written down some lifestyle changes I wanted to make a while back and I am proud to announce that I am on my way towards a healthier lifestyle. My mother bought me a bicycle for my birthday and I have been riding it to and from work religiously. The ride itself is about 2 miles which takes me approximately 15-20 minutes. So each day I bike about 4 miles in 30-40 minutes. I really enjoy taking the extra time in the morning to breathe in the fresh air and realize how beautiful everything is in the morning. When we drive a car we tend to rush towards our next destination without looking at the scenery around us. When I ride my bike I start noticing the little things in life like breakfast being cooked down the street and kids being walked to the bus station by their parents. Its kind of nice noticing these things. Besides riding my bike I have continued to hike at least once a week.

These past few weeks have been filled with great times with fantastic friends. During this past weekend, one of my friends organized a beach cruise. There was about 7 cars in total and we all cruised down PCH. It was a bit tedious having to pull aside to wait cars stuck at the light but in the end we all made it to our destination. Half of the party stayed for the beach while the other half was just there for the cruise. We had a great day filled with laughs, smores, ghetto dogs and fighting for fire pits.


Lifestyle Change

In A Look Into My Life on July 31, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Since tomorrow is the start of a new month I have decided to start pushing myself towards living healthier. During the past two years or so I have not really cared much about eating healthy or exercising. Therefore, I have made up my mind and hopefully I am able to stick to this new healthy lifestyle.

Here is a list of my goals and plans for a better lifestyle:

1. Running/Walking 2 miles at least 5-6 times a week

2. Go on a hike at least once a week

3. Do 1 Insanity workout a week

4. Eating more fruits and vegetables

5. Control my food intake (stop eating before I get full, even if the food is amazing!)

6. Take my time eating instead of stuffing my face like its the end of the world

7. Only eat Chipotle once a month – this one is going to be soooo hard.. i LOVE Chipotle =[

8. Snack on almonds & carrots instead of hot cheetos

9. Eat a healthy breakfast every morning

10. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day

So those are my goals for the next couple of months. Hopefully I will be able to stick to it instead of giving up. As I progress I will be adding more to the list. Let’s get healthy people! 🙂

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