Tuesday, 4 October 2011

BLOG 6. Final Blog

In this final blog I’m asking myself what I understand exercise to be now that I have covered exercise in relation to ambiance, affordance, ergonomics and practical considerations.
I have come to discover that to me exercise holds valuable memories; these memories are portrayed through the four components above and each one holds different insight into how exercise makes me feel. I am a firm believer that what you put in is what you get out, this being a part of the ambience of exercise, the memory linked to this is one when I was living in a different city and I worked hard exercising for four months and I got so much more out of it than I have this time round living in Hamilton (this memory is my motivator). Ergonomics and Affordances are the structure to exercise, I am now aware of how I see that I fit into the larger picture within exercise and how I can adapt to the environment and vice versa. And Lastly Practical Considerations, the vital tools I need to complete my activity, I have learnt that without these tools I can-not successfully carry out exercise, memory plays a huge part in practical considerations where I must remember each one of them in order to make exercising run smoothly which is hard when there’s so much other influential things I need to remember.
This brings me to my final consideration of how right now Stress is influencing my exercise routine. What exercise routine?? At the moment I don’t have one; my head is so full of study that I can barely think about going to the gym, as Fiennes (1999, p.  17) states when a person is in the most dedicated routine of exercising they can be thrown into the winds by a stressful event. This is exactly how I feel right now, so I think back to last year at this time when I was in the same situation and remember that even though it was hard I kept my routine up as much as I could and it helped remarkably, moral of the story is what you put in, you get out! I love exercise.

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Student peer review: Lucy Kelly: Spirituality post, Sarah Mete: Reflections of running and inspirational nana, Isabella Circa: Me and My scrapbooking, Megan-lee Carrington: Getting ready for the game and Fatuma Salat: Affordances part 2.

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Fiennes, R. (1999). Fit for life: Reach your persona best –and stay there. London: Butler  & Tanner Ltd.

Hixon, S. (2011). Photography and spirituality: The inner world of the borderline photographic personality.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Jess,
    One thing I have learnt from this posting is that for you spirituality is more than just being one with yourself, you linked this idea in well with your quote and your understanding of the quote 'activity can activate spirituality ‘which is something I hadn't thought about myself, but I think it is a great analysis.
    Something to improve the post could be the flow maybe keep your analysis of the quote with the quote and have the communication aspect at the end of the posting. :-)