Part I: Topic of Inquiry
In high school I was very athletic. I ran track, played soccer, was on the swim team, and a year-round lifeguard. Since starting college, I have become a lot less active. I have gained weight and lost a lot of self confidence. For this exhibit, I will try to incorporate an exercise and healthy diet routine for one whole week and document my results.
Part II: My Hypothesis
I predict that this experiment will be very difficult but that I will learn how to incorporate an exercise routine that works with my crazy work/school schedule. I think that I will definitely be able to work out at least five hours total over the course of seven days. I am a little worried about the healthy eating part- I can't cook very well and I usually just grab something quick and easy for dinner.
Part III: My Routine
I decided that I would start after spring break. That means that my experiment would run Sunday, March 26, 2017- Saturday, April 1, 2017. When I first started I felt very motivated and even kept track the food that I ate and the work out that I did each day. Unfortunately, I got overwhelmed with school work so I stopped keeping a written diary after just three days. I did, however, continue to document it though photos and notes in my phone.
Sunday-Tuesday Work out and Diet Diary
I was surprised to see such an improvement in energy levels and my mood just from two days of this new regime! Unfortunately on Tuesday I was once again bound by school work and was unable to make it to the gym or eat healthy. When I woke up on Wednesday morning I felt so sluggish and had a terrible stomach ache. I attributed this to my lack of movement and poor diet the day prior. After waking up feeling like this I knew that I didn't want this feeling again.
To document my progress I took pictures of each machine at the end of my workout to keep track of my time and distance. Here are the results from Wednesday.