Personally, I am really getting tired of hearing excuses around campus. I have overheard many conversations along the lines of “I can’t go with you [to the gym] gym tonight, finals are coming up soon.” Right, they are…in a month. And even so, that’s no reason to not take thirty minutes out of our days to head to the gym. Even jogging, it only takes 15 minutes to run a mile. A few days ago, I was at the gym and saw a girl there in one of those metal knee braces and a cast on her foot/ankle. She was lifting weights using the arm machines. If she can get to the gym in her spare time to work out, why can’t the rest of campus?
It’s getting really warm outside- finally. I know we’re all tired of the yo-yo weather (so are our poor immune systems). But with the warm weather comes oodles of fun outdoor activities we can all participate in. I know that working out in the gym is almost never fun, so lets pretend we don’t have a gym at our disposal right now. If it’s bright and sunny, gather friends and head to Iler field. It’s begging you to come play Ulimate Frisbee or a couple games of soccer with everyone. There are plenty of games and activities to play outside. Plus, they have the added benefit of exercise.
I know that days seem shorter and shorter even though the opposite is true. But homework can wait for an hour while we play an outdoor game with friends, or even still head to the gym. Don’t get on Facebook or Twitter for those extra few minutes you have, especially if it’s bright and sunny outside. Or warm and perfect after dark. Don’t forget sunscreen during the days though.