What a great opening weekend for the Olympics. What did you all think about the opening ceremonies? I know there’s been mixed reviews but I personally loved them.
The US is looking great so far! After the first two days the US is in second place overall with 11 medals: 3 Gold, 5 Silver, and 3 Bronze.
On Sunday morning Kim Rhodes became the first American to win individual medals in five consecutive Olympics. She won a gold and scored nearly perfectly in skeet shooting missing only one shot out of one-hundred.
The U.S has also won a number of medals in swimming this weekend including gold in Women’s 100 Butterfly, Men’s 400, and Men’s Freestyle relay.
Both the Men’s and Women’s gymnastics teams came in first during Sunday’s qualifying round and seem to be the teams to beat!
Speaking of gymnastics, my favorite Olympic moment from this weekend has been this video of Aly Raisman’s parents during her bar routine. Check out this video if you want a good laugh!
Can’t wait for more Olympics!
I strongly believe that in order to be successful with staying fit and in shape you have to enjoy what you’re doing and for me that means not being bored. I am constantly changing up my workout routine or the activity I’m doing. I like to try new things and mix everything up in order prevent boredom. One day I’ll go for a run, the next I’ll play tennis, and the day after that I may go for a swim or take a Zumba class. Not only does this prevent you from being bored but it is also important to change-up your workout for your body too. After a few weeks of the same workout routine your body may be come immune so it is important to up the intensity level of your workout or change it up every few weeks.
As a fun little challenge to myself I’ve decided to try as many Olympic sports as I can before I head back to school. And guess what! I’ve created a free printable so you can join in my challenge too! Just print the checklist and see how many Olympic sports you can try. You never know you make find a new hobby!
And if playing sports isn’t your thing and you prefer to be a spectator than feel free to use this printout to see how many events you can watch in the next few weeks!
The Shabby Nest
Young and Crafty
Making the World Cuter
Skip To My Lou
Here Comes The Sun
Wait Til Your Father Gets Home