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(June 27, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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I'm staying busy in a new way this summer. Sure, you might be out training for a marathon or working three summer jobs to afford a car, but I'm not. I'm using my time off from school in the most productive way I know how – by resting.

My Life is Hard Work

I don't mean to complain, but my life is hard work. School is long and the work isn't getting any easier. Looking forward, I see years of school left and every minute and grade counts toward my future. I have college plans so I must be in clubs, volunteer, and challenge myself all the time to make sure my applications look great someday. So far, I'm on track with my grades, but that is not all that I do.

I also have to dedicate time to my activities during the school year like sports and music. My family seems to think they need a piece of me, too. Between family dinners and outing, games, practices and concerts, I barely have time at night to get my homework done much less call or text my friends to see what they are up to. But that is all over now – at least for a few months.

Tivo

Summer at Last

I really worked hard for my summer this year. I just told you how much I did during the school year, so by the time summer rolled around, I was not ready to start anything new. So I'm doing one of the healthiest things in the world. I'm officially resting. Summer is officially called summer vacation, so I figure I'm on vacation.

There are lots of things to do as part of my vacation. The most important of which, so far, is to get all caught up on my shows. During the year I was only able to catch little pieces of the OC, Dancing with the Stars, Lost and others. I'm lucky enough to have TiVO, so I recorded as many episodes as I could. So far, I've worked my way though half of my recorded episodes and things I might have missed have been on repeats. So far, so good.

A Day of Rest

A typical day of rest is getting rather routine. The first thing I do is NOT set an alarm. There is nowhere I need to be, so why wake up before my body thinks it's time? After waking up, I lay around for a little while stretching and day dreaming. Finally, I get up and take my shower. I pull on some clean clothes, usually pajama bottoms and a t-shirt, and plop in front of the television with some breakfast.

I spend time watching my recorded episodes and finding new shows. I've learned a lot about the latest fashion and dance from MTV and VH1. I plan on spending some time fixing up my room based on the suggestions on TLC. But for right now, I'm simply gathering information to put to use when I'm tired of resting.

After awhile I need a stretch, so I'll do a few jumping jacks or take my dog for a walk. Some friends might come over to watch television with me in the afternoon or evening, and occasionally we'll branch out from television and go see a movie at night. My favorite is when somebody brings over an entire season of something good on DVD and we'll stay up late and have a marathon. What better way to relax and enjoy your friends' company?

TV is Unhealthy?

Television is unhealthy I suppose. Sitting around watching it certainly doesn't require any energy and I could get fat if I eat a bunch of junk. Fortunately, I do watch how much and when I eat, I take breaks that involve some exercise and I go out with my friends on a regular basis. Sitting around shoving junk food in my face would be unhealthy, but resting and relaxing during the time that is officially called vacation can't be wrong. It just feels too right!


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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 11, 2007
THERE R TIMES WHEN TV CAN GET TO BE THE MOST BORING THING IN THE WORLD,AND THERE R TIMES WHEN UR JUS DYING TO SEE THE TV.
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fuzzyblueberry

20/Female
Croswell, MI
Posted On: July 15, 2007
i HAVN'T GAINED WIEGHT IN ALMOSY3 YEARS AND I JUST SIT AROUND DOING ABSULTLY NOTHING ALL DAY i'VE NEVER DONE A SPORT IN MY LIFE :d i'M A COMPUTER GEEK.
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cornelia_weasl

24/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: July 6, 2007
If I had a pool in my back yard or DDR then I would be so much more healthy. Don't anyone say that 87 lbs. is healthy, becuase it's not if I don't work out. However the only thing I have to do is set the timer for 30 min. becuase parents say so and stretch/lift weights. There's nothing else to do and I like to surf the web. If my sister would put up a fight then I'd
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: July 6, 2007
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: July 6, 2007
omg the summmer is so boring i have nothin to do but watch tv n play outside wit my bro :ha ng:
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GuitarHero

21/Female
Philadelphia, PA
Posted On: July 2, 2007
i watch tv every so often, CaptinJack you should try dance dance revolution if you think you are fat because you get to play video games and stay active! and its fun! even though 115 pounds isn't really overweight at all
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Smuglyrose

25/Female
Plymouth, MI
Posted On: July 2, 2007
I watch television late at night...just before I go to bed
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CaptinJack

22/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: June 30, 2007
I watch tv shows rarely. I watch a few movies in the week w/ my family :-) It's the best. But I'm spending my whole summer, A-C-T-I-V-E. I couldn't stand me sitting around watching tv all day, and me getting fat. Like I'm already fat enough. ugh (115 pounds)
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bananas10

19/Female
Posted On: June 28, 2007
LOL! I love TV but I'm trying to stay active like swimming and walking my dog...stuff like that!
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chel1

27/Female
Canada
Posted On: June 28, 2007
tv isn't my life really. in teh summer i do take down time but i still stay active. this year my family put in a pool so its more of swimming or lounging i nteh pool as relaxing. on days when i don't feel up to doing anything i still stay active like riding the excercise bike or doing push ups and situps while i sitaround. i do alot in the school year too like track waterpolo, rugby, cheerleading, soccer, volleyball, spirit club, student council etc. but i still do things in teh summer i find it a waste of time to just sit around watching television
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Hollimer

23/Female
Torrance, CA
Posted On: June 28, 2007
i always do something after i watch a fiew tv shows like stretching, talking my 3 dogs to the park, or going 2 the beach with my friends, maybe even going shopping in the mall since that can give u a goo workout. i never slouch around for more than 2 days.
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virtugirl333

22/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: June 28, 2007
I love gettng the chnce to see stuff I can't normlly watch due to schol, but I always make sure I'm actve!
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: June 27, 2007
See, when I sit around and watch TV, my parents either yell at me to go get outside, or I gain a pound. So I'm doing a few camps and stuff to stay AWAY from relaxing. But I guess you have a good poin.

Good article.

~Lily
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SOFWAEF_ninja

23/Female
Alta Loma, CA
Posted On: June 27, 2007
ohmygeese i cant imagine life without t.v.!!! its the bestest. sadly, i have to find some other show to watch since the oc is over so, any suggestions folks? i need a new tv addiction!!!!!!! like, asap!
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its_skiz_not_s

19/Female
Germany
Posted On: June 27, 2007
I swim all year long... in the summer it's no different.

I get up for practice each morning at 8 0.

In the winter I practice from 6-9 PM.

I watch little TV.

When I'm not swimming practice I DO have to time to relax.

I go hang out at the pool with my posse of friends.

I love those guys!

They're the best people in the world!

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