As I grew up, sports have been a huge part of my life. I was a three sport athlete with high grades. I mean I had to if I wanted to do the things I love.
Playing sports is a passion to me, it’s like my safe place. Being able to be competitive and work hard for the same goal that everyone else was working towards really just made it ten times better. Soccer, basketball and softball; there was never really a favorite. Each of them in every way kept me busy in up to par on my physical and mental condition, some more than others. Throughout high school all there really was for me to do was play sports because of my town being so small. Sometimes it was a pain and others it was a blessing. It made me want to get better and go that extra step. It also made it so I had to learn and pay attention to things I ate and the type of workouts I did.
Then college rolled around…
Some may say that it is an excuse but I say it’s a challenge. I love challenges. I wanted to see how my first semester of college went before committing to anything. Not playing three sports in college defiantly is a game changer. There is no everyday practices or games, daily running and team lift. All of that is things that I would love to get back into.
Now I go to the gym almost everyday trying to work my way back up to the point I was at before I came to school.
I’m sure when you all saw the title you might have thought I was talking about skittles huh?
Not today. Unfortunately for some it is about fruits and vegetables.
When we were all younger I am almost positive that we all had our most disliked vegetable. But now as we grow older we start to realize that all those times when our parents were being “mean” that they were really right all along.
Incorporating fruits and veggies into your diet is one of the most important things someone should do. They both have so much vitamins and minerals that allow our bodies to perform every day to day duties. Without them our body would sooner or later shut down and there would be no energy for the body to feed off of. Adults should have 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruits and 2 1/2 to 3 cups of vegetables. Another thing to keep in mind is the amount of colors that should take up your plate when eating a meal. The more colors the more healthy and amount of nutrients that you are consuming. It is also said that when trying to get younger children to eat fruits and vegetables, that using a wide variety of colors like red, blue, orange and yellow, turns into eye candy for young children.
Why exercise? Exercise because it is a good mediator and a healthy aspect of your life. Many people believe that the only thing exercise does for you is get your body into shape and to lose weight, but they’re wrong. Working out improves ones mood and boosts the energy.
Working out is what I do when my mood is off and need to get my mind off things. Some including me, use exercise as a type of therapy to get away from any other outside negative factors. The physical exercise that you are doing release multiple brain chemicals that make you feeling happier and much more relaxed. Even doing something as going for walk can make it so your body is relaxed and you feel like a completely different person.
There are so many things other making yourself look better to working out. Looking better means feeling better. You’re overall healthy level increases and you start to get into a routine that just seems natural to you and will continue into the future. Some may start to think that working out is fun, which you can make working out fun depending on what you decide to do for your specific work out.
Everyone should look deeper into getting out there and working out and even having some friend to exercise with. Having “workout buddies” is always another good motivator to getting to the gym and making something out of it.
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You always here these people saying how they’re going to do this, this and this. Then you see them and nothing has changed. Many people have these visions in their heads about how they either want to get better at a certain something, or improve a skill that they have. But whenever I have a vision in my head for something I write it down, and call it my goals.
My mom always told me to write down my goals, and to have a plan with them because then you are more likely to achieve them. Goals are good to have when trying to better yourself and improve your life. For this specific blog page the goals that I will be talking about is healthy and exercising goals, but there are all sorts of different kinds. In one of the class I am taking this semester we have to pick something that we would like to better about ourselves or to stay constant in.
So my goal is to eat more colorful foods, like fruits and vegetables. The more colors that you have on your plate, the healthier it is. I tend to eat either the same kinds of foods all the time or not eat constant healthy foods. I have some days where I can be right on track then sometimes have one too many cheat days. This will be my goal for 6 weeks and at the end I have to see where I am will build off the goal and go further in something else. Don’t let someone tell you that you can’t do something and prove them wrong. There have been too many times in my life that someone has told me that I can’t do something and have proved them wrong, it’s a great feeling!