Every year I say I want to work out more. I'm someone that likes to exercise a lot as it is, but during the winter is when I hit my slump. There's only so many machines you can use in the gym and after new years' everyone seems to have the same idea of getting into shape, so trying to find a good time to go is difficult. And I'm so not going outside if the windchill is about -8. So I just do the only thing I can do, play Just Dance, follow YouTube video exercise routines, and look online for some new exercises.
The best thing about doing these is that I don't have to worry about the cold, I can turn up the heat in the apartment so I sweat more when I work out, and I don't have to worry about getting weird stares. My sisters like to play Just Dance as well and its some of our favorite wii games to play, so there's a source of entertainment when it comes to those exercises. Now, I know I wouldn't be getting any weight lifting done, but I can figure that out when the spring semester starts, it gets warmer, and more people are outside.
But if you're looking for some things to do while it's cold out, here's a website that gives different ideas of exercises that you do for 30 days. You can pick and choose what you want to do or do them all. 30 Day Fitness Challenge. Enjoy.
I was browsing my timeline on twitter (which I do practically all day, I always have a tab for twitter open) and I came across this tweet for Virgos: Three Steps to Happiness for Virgo: 1) Keep a Gratitude Journal 2) Exercise, Meditate and Eat Better 3) Share Random Acts of Kindness.
Thinking it over, in some way shape or form, I do all of these things. I've kept a gratitude journal since my J-Term seminar last year which was 'The Psychology of Being Happy'. That was a really fun class. I like to get exercise as often as I can. Though I don't meditate because it's never been something that's worked for me and I'd like to say that my diet is 'Ok'. It's not amazing, but it's not terrible either. And I always do random acts of kindness without thinking about it.
I think that this is something that everyone should do and not just Virgos. It gives you a lot of energy and I can attest to the fact that it does make you happier. I am definitely a happier person this year than I was last year because I think differently. Sure, I may have a bad day at times where things don't go my way, but I just look at the small silver lining (I've always been a positive person) and try not to sweat the small stuff.
I hope it's something that you can practice as well. Have a great weekend.
I’m not talking about staying up until all hours of the night and throwing off your sleep cycle. That’s unhealthy and all it’ll do is make you exhausted, cranky, and dysfunctional. I’m talking about the feeling of being tired after working out.
Those that know me know that I like to exercise and I like to stay healthy (to an extent because I’ll admit that my diet isn’t that great. But what can I say, I love food!). I try to exercise three times a week and if it’s the summer, I usually manage to exercise up to five times a week. The best thing about it is the tired feeling that you get when you’re done. That’s the key to knowing that you’ve had a good workout. Not the amount of sweat, not how long you managed to run on the treadmill, not keeping track of how much you can lift. But the feeling of being tired, knowing that you’ve left everything back at the gym (an actual gym or a home gym) and knowing that you gave everything you into that workout.
The only thing I’m not to keen about is the fact that I get sleepy later in the day. I usually work out in the morning/early afternoon and have the rest of the day to feel energized. Well, now I typically just feel what my sisters and I call ‘sleepy-tired’. But, yes, it’s most likely directly related to the fact that I still have a tendency to stay up kind of late, even though I get my eight hours in. It’s just not in the usual time frame.
I don’t know why, but despite nodding off while watching a movie, watching TV, reading a book, or just listening to my sisters as we talk, I like to feel tired. It’s a bit of a drug to me, I like being able to push myself to my limits, to have it hurt, and know that I did my best. (Now all you have to do is convince me to balance cardio with lifting weights. I don’t know why, but I’ve never particularly enjoyed lifting weights as opposed to running, haha). I like being tired from exercise, but I really have to stop making myself tired from watching ‘one more YouTube video’ all night long.
But, hey, who ever said that taking naps during the day was a bad thing?
Loves anything red. Rock music, playing the guitar, drawing, writing, tattoos, and sports are some of my interests and hobbies. I like to laugh, I like to think I'm funny. I talk a lot...just a warning.