Great ideas and suggestions so far!
I just wanted to chime in that, unless you're specifically doing a set of exercises, don't worry so much on the calorie burn portion. If you're trying to speed walk to class, that's great, but it will probably amount to maybe 10 extra calories burned. While it's still better than nothing, if you don't have any apps or gadgets that can take your steps walked and calculate it into calories burned, you'll probably drive yourself crazy with the minutia!
If you do end up doing sets of exercises on campus, bring a small notepad and a watch (preferably with a stopwatch/timer setting,) so you can note what you were doing, and for how long.. and then, when you come home at night, you can record your activity in SparkPeople later.
Every campus is different, and I don't know what yours is like, but here are some exercise ideas (if you can't take advantage of a gym).
- Stair walking. Go up/down one set of stairs a couple times, walk to the other side of the building as a way to bring your HR down, and then repeat with the other stairwell. (If recording, you just record the time doing the stairs as one thing, and the walk between stairs as another (Example: Climbing Stairs - 10 minutes; walking @ 2mph - 5 minutes)
- Use a curb for step-ups.
- If you can find a space for yourself, do some Strength training. 10 Jumping Jacks, 10 Squats, 10 Lunges, repeat.
These are just some ideas. I'm sure you'll get PLENTY. :)
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Chinese Proverb
Short-Term Goal: 170
Mid-term Goal: 150
Ideal Weight: 120-140
| current weight: 181.0