Sports

Just Keep Swimming...

Maybe it’s my inner pieces talking, but swimming is the greatest thing in the world. There is nothing I love more than being completely engulfed in water and the feeling of water gliding between my fingers. And I would wear chlorine as perfume.

Okay, yeah maybe that last part isn’t so normal.

Since it’s summer, I encourage you to get out there and go swimming at any opportunity you can get. Not only does it relieve stress, but it’s also proven to be one of the best weight-loss exercises you can do. Also, to all of my fellow asthmatics, it will do wonders for your asthma. Growing up, I could never participate in sports simply because my lungs wouldn’t allow it. Swimming was something I could turn to help build the strength of my lungs while being active.

And the best part is you don’t sweat!

And lucky for you, since you are a student at Oklahoma State University, you have total access to the Colvin Center, which is equipped with two pools. There is a large pool inside will multiple lanes to do lap as well as a deeper section for diving. There is also another pool outside that has a few lanes to do laps, a whirl pool and a shallow area for games such as water polo. 

Here are some interesting facts and statistics 

And if you are interested, here are some fun and effective workouts you can try next time you take a dip in the pool!

Keep in mind that everyone is different, and some workouts aren't for everyone. If you feel yourself struggling miserably, then lighten up! Working out is supposed to be fun and enjoyable. Feel free to checkout our Pinterest account to find more swim workouts that are suitable for you at https://www.pinterest.com/okstatefrc/

Sports Party Treats

We all know that the best part about going to a sports party isn’t the energy, the friendly competition or seeing your friends – it’s the free food.

I know when I host a party, I always like to have clever snacks that fit the theme. So, I have made a list snacks that will be sure to impress your guests at your next sports party.

Here are a few sporting events you can throw a party for in this upcoming year:

  • Super Bowl 50
  • FIFA World Cup
  • French Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open, US Open
  • NBA Playoffs
  • College games ex March Madness
  • Hockey Cup
  • PGA Tour
  • College Football
  • Birthday Parties

 

 

PGA Cookies

Bake normal sugar cookies either store packaged or homemade. I’m cheap, so I prefer to buy the prepackaged kind.

Bake your cookies, and as soon as you pull them out of the oven, you’ll need to poke of tiny hole through while the cookies are still hot.

Next, take your cookies and and add green icing while it is still hot, that way it is smooth and even.

While the icing is hot, quickly add a white golf ball “aka one of your sugar pearls”

Now allow everything to dry. Once it is dry, you can start adding details. You will want to add a gray line (the pole) with a red triangle at the top (the flag).

Next, take black piping icing to add a swoosh, this will look like the path the golf ball took.

TA-DA!

For visuals and more clarity to help you with these cookies, visit the creator at:

http://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/2015/05/decorated-golf-cookies/

 

 

This recepie is quick, clever and delicious.

You’ll want to take an OREO (flavor and size is your own preference).

Next you’ll want to take orange melting chocolate and place it in a pot on the burner.

Take your “cake pop stick” and instert it into the cream  of the OREO cookie.

Carefully dip the cookie into the orange chocolate, and let the excess drip off the sides.

Allow the icing to cool.

Take black piping icing and add detail marks to create your own edible basketballs!

 

For visuals and more clarity to help you with these cookies, visit the creator at:

http://www.craftibilities.com/2014/03/basketball-treats-party-or-team-mom.html

 

 

Snackadium

Alright, this one is a little intense.

First, grab a large aluminum tray

Then, the night before you’ll have want to made a batch of Rice Krispy Treats. You can either use a thin and narrow pan, or use a large pan and simply cut the treats into strips. Surround the edge of the tray with your treats.

Next, fill in your tray. Start in the middle with your thick guacamole. Then on one side, add queso while on on the other side adding salsa.

Then, take a piping bag and add sour cream to make the yard markers.

Along the outside of the stadium, add finger sandwiches using toothpicks.

Fill the spaces in between the Rice Krispy Treats and the sandwiches with assorted chips.

Easy enough, right?

 

For visuals and more clarity to help you with these cookies, visit the creator at:

http://stilllearninginthislife.blogspot.com/2011/09/snackadium.html

 

Here are more snacks to give you a little inspiration for creating your own snacks. They are all on our ResLife Pinterest page!



We Find FIFA the Defendant...

I’m not a sports guru, but I just found out about the world-renowned FIFA controversy. I don’t know a lot about football but after reading a few articles about the topic, I can tell you a few overall issues at hand.  Don’t worry, I’ll add links so you can find out more information.

I was reading an article by CNN and I didn’t realize that soccer is the most popular sport in the world – over 240 million people regularly play the game. I also didn’t realize how important hosting the World Cup in your country was either.  I was completely clueless on how to even host the World Cup in your country- you could’ve told me that they flipped a coin and I would’ve believed you. Hopefully you not just as clueless as I am. After doing a little reading, I found out that countries bid to have the World Cup hosted in their country and the highest bidder wins. Ta-Da!

Why is hosting the World Cup in your country so important?  Well, it stimulates the economy in that particular country. People from all over the world go to watch the World Cup and they spend money – Lots of money. It’s not cheap to bid, but the money that countries make off of hosting FIFA is definitely worth it in the long run. Just think about it, millions of people come to watch football, while they’re there they have to have somewhere to live and eat. If they like the area enough, they may come back to visit on a vacation with friends. Cha-ching.

According to CNN, Americans associated with FIFA are allegedly accused of fraud, racketeering and money laundering for more than 20 years- I just want to know why it has taken so long for them to get caught. Now, that’s a question worth asking. Other countries that have allegedly done the same thing are Europe, South America, and the Caribbean.

Election Day is around the corner, so some Europeans’ want the election postponed to ensure that the corruption doesn’t affect the election. Sepp Blatter has been the president for 17 years, and it’s predicted that he’ll win again, but the Europeans of the soccer governing body wants to make sure that no corruption is taking place,  and if there is,  they want to end it. Right now, he isn’t being charged or indicted with anything, but they just want to be careful.

The scandal is making a few lucrative sponsors of FIFA worried about their reputation. Sponsors like Visa, Adidas, McDonalds, Coca-Cola and Budweiser are even thinking about reassessing their contract with FIFA. I wonder what’s going to happen to FIFA after this scandal boils over, will the Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 World Cups be moved?