Community service is a primary responsibility of all of our 31 Sports Clubs, and our annual Campus Clean Up is an opportunity for athletes to give back to their campus by setting aside time in their busy class schedules to help tidy up our campus. In just a brief span of two hours on a Wednesday, about 100 student-athletes from 12 club teams trekked to all corners of our sprawling campus to pick up whatever may have been improperly discarded. By the time the event wrapped up, our student-athletes had filled over 20 garbage bags with trash that was plaguing our campus, and had inspired another student unaffiliated with Sports Clubs to grab some gloves and join in the effort. We are looking forward to next year, when we hope to double our participation numbers.
Interested in joining the Sports Club Community? Check out more information here.
Written by: Erin Kukura, MS, RD
The New Year is upon us which means so is the bombardment of dieting messages. We resolve to “eat clean,” “cut out sugar,” or “lose x amount of lbs.” Only to find ourselves burnt out, frustrated and unable to “stick with it” by January 31st.
So why are diets unsuccessful time after time? The good news is that it’s NOT you. The act of dieting goes against our bodies inherent mechanism to survive a famine. You are fighting primal biology every time you embark on a new diet. Let’s look at some of the pitfalls of dieting.
Why don’t diets work:
What can you do instead of dieting?
The New Year might be a great time to assess how you would like to feel (strong, energized…). But, instead of focusing on losing weight, or cutting out “x.” why don’t you focus on the things that you know will make you feel better:
Focus on the smaller more sustainable changes that will lead to long-term success and happiness.
If you’d like to get more assistance with behavior change, how to stop the dieting cycle, eating intuitively contact Erin at:
Erin Kukura, MS, RD
UCSD FitLife Dietitian
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Tritonman, our UC San Diego Triathlon Team's annual race at Mission Bay, was a huge success this past Saturday with 450 racers! It gained quite the buzz with the localSan Diego community along with many news and media outlets including KUSI-TV who showed up to cover the race:
This year a number of Ironman celebrities were entered in the race, which made for some interesting news media, and a lively awards ceremony as all of the collegiate athletes who raced got a chance to meet, shake hands and take team photos and selfies with the following:
The race and awards ceremony were filmed by Ironman.com, which is doing a special on the 40th anniversary of Ironman, so it could appear on NBC later this year. Also be on the look out for a feature in The Triathlete Magazine, which will include a profile of our Tri Team in an issue in the very near future!
Tritonman has also become a great vehicle to engage our local San Diego community in participating in a healthy lifestyle. Coach Kim rallied 15 people from the San Diego community to enter Tritonman this year as a team, some of whom had never done a triathlon before and who said they plan to encourage others to do the same because it’s a friendly, inexpensive and no stress race that’s close to home.
If you are interested in featuring some of those individuals as a way of demonstrating UC San Diego’s commitment to community service and helping people in the community lead a healthy lifestyle, with a link to our Tritonman race page, that would really help the team increase our registration numbers next year and build on the success:
A HUGE CONGRATS to the UC San Diego Triathlon Team and everyone who participated to make this such a great event! If you are interested getting involved with the Tri Team check out the team's homepage here: https://recreation.ucsd.edu/sports-clubs/sports-clubs/teams/triathlon/
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 20the.... SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS!
7am: Youth Swim registration opens online and in person
12 noon: Registration for all other programs opens online at recreation.ucsd.edu and in person at any of our facilities - Main Gym, RIMAC and Canyonview Aquatic Center.
While UCSD Recreation is known to have classes, trips, workout facilities, and sports, we also offer cooking, fine arts, and DIY workshops each quarter! Check out some of the awesome ones we have coming up:
Mexican Food on a Budget
On November 13th from 5-7pm, you can learn how to make budget friendly, real Mexican food like your mom would make. Why spend money on some of your favorite Mexican food dishes from restaurants when you can learn how to make them at home for every day meals! You'll learn new recipes and will then be able to make delicious food at home. It’s only $25 to attend this workshop, and you’ll get a lifetime of cooking skills.
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