Hey My Morning Sunshines!
This week will be quite a busy one for me, with my online classes, scripture studying, scripture class, church activities, etc. Right now I’m learning about the Constitution (went over its creation, establishment, the inspired document itself, and applications of it in our everyday life — and loving every minute of it!) and learning about the positives and negatives about wind energy (went over population growth, sustainability, water preservation and hydroelectricity, and our individual footprints — I’ll be calculating my carbon footprint this week!). I love the classes I am taking — they have really sparked my interest and I’m grateful for the chance I have to increase my knowledge and continue my education. It’s a lot of fun!
I just finished up my fourth week of ThisFitChick’s workout plan and I’m super pumped for the next phases. This week I upped the weights on a few exercises (like pressing 20.5 lbs per arm, and deadlifting 17.5 lb.), and I REALLY felt it in my legs this week. (I started feeling it on Thursday, and then I STILL felt it during my session on Friday, which led to Saturday with feeling it.) I felt it enough that I took it easy this weekend to let my muscles rebuild, strengthen, and get ready for the game play to go up to the next level (the next 4 weeks). This first four weeks was focusing on building a good muscle foundation, and then the second week expands on that and builds your stamina while increasing the muscle strength. I’m ready for that change – I know I’ll have to get into the groove with the moves, but I know that by next week I’ll be rockin’ it. (Will most likely feel it, but it’ll be a good feeling.)
Talking about health and life, here’s an interesting infograph I thought you guys would enjoy! I’ve been trying to get myself to go to bed earlier, and this infograph was the thing that motivated me to do it! I’d love to hear your thoughts about what it says in the comments below!
What are your thoughts on the Infograph? Anything come to mind?
I know that caffeine really affects me (and if I want chocolate or cocoa powder I have to do it earlier in the day or it’ll keep me up REALLY late. Some of the things it brought up that stood out to me were that sleep deprivation induces stress on the body. It decreases the body’s ability to heal. It reduces an individual’s ability to remember things. (I know I always hate forgetting things.)
Do you workout at home or go to the gym?
I used to go to the gym (and I’ll be taking advantage of that gym up at college in a couple months), but now I just workout at home. I don’t have access to all of the different machines, but I have enough weights and DVDs and equipment to handle it. You really don’t need much to get a good workout – working out using your own body weight can be some of the most effective workouts anyways!
With lots of hugs,