It all started on June 2014, I was uncomfortable in my own skin. I was underweight and was always out of breath. I ran like a turtle. At that time, I weighed only 115 pounds. I wanted to make a change for the better, wanting a better lifestyle. So I decided to sign up for the gym. That day changed my life forever. The gym made me fit, healthier, but most importantly it made me a better person which is who I am today.
My first year of high school, I had experience with injured football players during my physical education class. We had a certified trainer who would come in and check them out. She was excellent and all of the football players and staff loved her. I was so interested in her work and later thought about making it my career goal. As time passed, I transferred schools. At my new school, there was an opportunity with two other girls to join the football team. One of my friends that I already knew before I changed schools. He introduced me to the girls and the helped me get involved. The job was to assist the athletic trainer and also help the football coach with any laundry, equipment, etc.
I have always been physically active and I have participated in many sports and athletic activities and programs throughout my life. However, one thing that I have never considered to improve my fitness was just going out for a walk! Engaging in walking activity has improved so many areas of my life. I have become more health conscience and through this new perspective I have begun to make better fitness decisions that are helping me live a happier, healthier life. I first noticed a change in my fitness level when I was at soccer summer camp. At the camp, we had to run a mile around the field. I remember how last summer I had been really out of shape and I had struggled to run the course. However, this summer, because of my keeping up with my walking program
Before I knew it, one of our not so good kids was running up to me yelling “Miss Dana, Miss Dana!,”gave me a big hug and ran back. It was a good feeling after a long day at school. I walked and noticed our worse kid was leaving and a sigh of relief came. The kids sat in their assigned spots and waited quietly while Michaela got her laptop. She explained the game while I put the poly spots in random areas in the gym. The kids came to the middle of the gym around the circle. Michaela and I stood in the middle, put Disney music on, watched the kids dance around the circle clockwise direction. Paused the music and all you see are the kids pausing and then quickly running to a poly spot. Down one kid each time,finally getting to the winner. I think they enjoyed playing musical spots, but I think they enjoyed
It’s finally time for the fights to start and I stroll into the gym with my friend John. As soon as I walked in I was astounded by the amount of people there. The gym endorsed this event well, as it was packed there. I couldn’t even find any of the other fighters. I run into Corey and he is looking huge, and I was actually nervous. At this point, I got nauseous and light headed, so I had to walk around taking deep breaths to resist whatever it was in my stomach from exiting out my mouth. All I can think of is every bead of sweat, every mile, every push up, and every tear. Why? All of this just to be victorious. He tells me that he is ready to go whenever I am. I knew I had to warm up before jumping into that main event so I had a change of
I had Gwen go into meeting as soon as she completed fit training. I gave her he weekly scorecard sheet and praised her for a wonderful FBC completion percentage. I had a made a note on there about that and also notated that she also needed to continue working hard on her DPO and add-on sales.
Community is the often missing link in a world marked by self-interests and cynicism; it fosters affinity, understanding and unified action. What I found within my passion for weightlifting is an extraordinarily powerful, diverse foundation of strong-minded individuals united in one core purpose: to improve themselves. Yet, this purpose is by no means self-centered; for it is not so much the weights as it is the sense of togetherness and selfless commitment to one another that has brought me to love the sport.
It’s been 4 months since I got my gym membership and, honestly, it has not been easy. When I first began, I found it easy to remain loyal to my commitment of going to the gym every Friday. However, I soon realized how hard it is to motivate myself to go exercise, especially when there are so many other things on my plate. I found myself constantly using homework as an excuse to not go to the gym. Fortunately, I was able to recognize this problem and have started to go to the gym more regularly now. I, also, have seen myself improving greatly with my stamina. For instance, initially, I could only use the treadmill for 15 minutes at a time, but now I can easily maintain a steady jog for at least 20 minutes. Although I have not lost a significant
For muscle strength and endurance my primary focus was seeing improvements in my core and leg strength. With my goals being written before even the idea of surgery. I knew there would be no programs written around enhancing my upper strength. Due to the limitations of my elbow. With that being said I do believe that I obtained my goal in this area for the eight week program. My leg press max increase along with the number of sit-ups I was able to complete. I can award this success to taking it easy and moving at my own pace. Rheumatoid Arthritis can often be very difficult to manage due to random flares that can last hours or even days. Over working that joint during excessive movements can also aid into those flares. By working within my own
Last weekend, I was at the Tupelo Wellness Center gym on the treadmill when I overheard two men having a conversation about bodybuilding. At first, I thought they were talking about pro wrestling where all the moves are predetermined like the wrestlers are performing in a theatrical way. Then, I later realized that the men were referring to a bodybuilding competition.
The physical aging activity I picked was smearing Vaseline on the lens of my eyeglasses. This is what senior citizens experience but without smearing Vaseline on there eyeglasses. It took me twice to put Vaseline on my goggles because the first time I put to much Vaseline on the goggles. The first time it was really blurry because I couldn’t read any words and everything was really foggy and fuzzy. I felt like that wasn’t a close experience because it was like I was totally blind and only saw blurred color. The second time I actually smeared a little bit of Vaseline on my eyeglasses. I’ve wore eyeglasses every since I was in third grade and my eye vision is a little bit weak. I think when I put the Vaseline on my glasses my vision was quit
I started lifting weights when I was in the eighth grade, but I didn’t take it seriously until the summer before my freshmen year of high school. Although it may not be noticeable that I even lift weights at all, I do. I think it’s nearly every boy’s dream to have big muscles or to be strong. Well, it was mine too. I wanted to be different not only physically but mentally and fitness tackles both of those aspects. I decided to take on myself in a never ending battle of self torture. I believe this self torture that comes with fitness has made me become the strongest version of myself.
Ever since I could remember, I’ve always had a great interest in creating the perfect muscular body. Throughout my continuous fitness journey over the past 4 years, I have done some physical research on how I could achieve the perfect physique; and I was not the only person trying to find out how either! I came across a very popular discussion, referring to two types of dieting styles called counting macros and counting calories; and this intrigued me, due to the amount of popularity these two topics had I knew that this could be my chance to try it for myself, to finally help me achieve the perfect body. Now that I have tested these two fitness methods I know which diet plan is best used when trying to improve your muscular gains throughout this life-changing journey. After many days of strict dieting and clean eats, I finally resolved which diet worked best. Counting macros
At first, I thought about starting my weight loss journey but could not find the motivation to do so. I began doing research and watching videos on people around the world who started and succeeded with their weight loss journey. As I watched those videos, I thought to myself, if they can accomplish weight loss, why can’t I? So then it began. I slowly started to change my lifestyle. I stopped with all the junk food that was harming my body and began adding healthy foods and exercises to my diet.
Adding exercises into one’s daily routines can change their whole lifestyle. Many people look at exercise as being something just for people who want to lose weight or to become muscle bound, but there are a great deal of benefits that can be received from exercising regularly. Of course gaining muscle and losing fat are the two most popular reasons that usually attract people to the gym, but they make up a small part of the potential benefits that can be achieved with exercise. There are several ways in which I have benefited in my life from exercising regularly, besides just making me bigger and stronger. It has made me become more organized, helped me make better decisions, and motivated me to take on new challenges in life.