Staying Active During the Break

23 Feb

Hello again everyone!

Hope you all have been having a great break! Even though I have been swamped with homework the whole time it has still been nice not to have to go to class. I love being able to have more time to spend with my family and friends especially since lately I have had the winter blues. Don’t get me wrong, I do love winter…that is in November and December. Even January isn’t too bad. When February hits however, the winter blues set in and I am constantly dreaming of summer. The worst is looking at pictures on Facebook of all of you who got to go somewhere hot this break. It makes me want to sit on my couch, curl up in a blanket and eat a whole bag of chips. This, of course, only makes the winter blues worse. So I tried to do a few things to keep my body and mind active during the last of the winter season.

At first I thought that I wasn’t being that active this break, but when I look back there were a few things that I did that were so fun I never even realised I was being active! When my family and I went to Brandon for a few nights, we tried out ten pin bowling for the first time. It was SO FUN! My dad even tried out his “Flintstone bowing” which was hilarious. It surprised me how heavy some of the balls can be. What also surprised me was the muscles you use that you don’t realise till the next morning! The lunging and throwing can make you sore after a few games!

Another bit of fun I had this break was going sledding. No, not tobogganing, the motorized brrrrap! kind of sledding. When I usually go with my boyfriend and his family, I am kind of a scaredy cat and sit with my legs locked in the front the whole time. This time, however, I decided to be a bit more brave. I was standing on the snow mobile, using my legs to cushion small jumps and leaning side to side in the powder. I was surprised how much of a workout this can be, especially in the deep snow! I was so tired afterwards! It was so fun (especially because it was beautiful out)and worth it.

This just goes to show that it is not hard to be active. You can find an activity that is fun and a good workout in so many places. What did you do this break to stay active?

 

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2 Responses to “Staying Active During the Break”

  1. Alannah Rieger February 24, 2013 at 1:02 am #

    Brenna that sounds like fun! Bowling and sledding are lots of fun! I agree when you said that sometimes you don’t realize what muscles you use until they hurt or are sore the next day! That’s like when my knee was hurting when I first started snowboarding! It’s never hurt snowboarding before and I’ve been going to the gym and trying to eat healthy lately and it still hurts. I guess because lunging and turning (and whatever else you do while snowboarding) are totally different than using the treadmill or stair stepper at the gym! See you monday!!

  2. Kirsten clarke February 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    I agree that it was nice to have a little extra time to ourselves with not having to go to class last week. Although I did spend a fair bit of time working I was able to make it to the gym a little more then usual with the extra free time we had. I have recently got back into going to the gym and quickly realized how much I missed working out and what a good break and stress reliever it was from our hectic schedules. I must say the gym doesn’t sound quite as fun as your activities. I have never been snowmobiling but it is something I would love to try sometime.

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