Kyle Seth Gray

My blog on anything I find relevant, but leaning more and more towards health and fitness.

Rotate video on iOS

The automatic rotation of the iPhone camera has issues sometimes, and you may end up with an awesome video looking like this after you've recorded it.
Sad vertical video

And while using another app to edit it and save it works, it may end up with it being placed into a different moment, or losing the original meta data from the video.

Thankfully I found a solution!

The iMovie app has an extension. And unbeknownst to me before, you can rotate video with it!

If you select the video you want to edit, you'll see a circle with an ellipsis in the center of it.
edit Screen Video editing extensions

Once you tap the iMovie button, you'll see this screen.
iMovie Edit Screen It's not super clear, but if you take two fingers, and pinch and rotate them, you'll see this arrow pop up.

Rotated video Voila! You now have your original video, in all its meta data filled glory. The next step is to just tap "Done".
Saving video iMovie will save the video in place (keeping all the original data etc), and your video will be properly horizontal.
Finished video

The only downside to this is that if your video, like mine, was a slow motion video, you'll no longer be able to edit the points where it's slow. In that type of situation - I would duplicate the original video, and then rotate it using iMovie.

Small Steps

One of the biggest things you can do to help your personal health is just take little steps.

Most of the time – habits build upon each other. And snowball into a greater sense of personal wellness, simply by just finding out how things relate to each other.

I think one of the best things to start out with personal health is just being more aware of what you’re doing every day. Don’t go full out completely tracking calories or running a 5K. Start small: look at the nutrition labels on the majority of things you eat. Try to keep a mental tally in your head about what you’ve eaten, and how much of it you have.

Read the rest of this post on my Health Blog

Where I got started

I wrote up a monologue post about what health means to me, and how I got started with my whole focus on it.

It's definitely a narrative more than anything, but it is me. And I feel like it does express my weird thought process in regards to being more healthy.

Blog Project - Kyle Health


In one of my classes this semester, we get to

Blog

about whatever topic we want. Me being me, I chose to blog about Health and Fitness and my personal journey. I thought it would fun and interesting. Especially since for the past year, the majority of my personal achievements and related topics have been buried on my Twitter, and it's not super easy to find.

For the next month I'm going to be posting health blog posts, i.e. apps I used, things I've found helpful, and my personal fitness journey, on a WordPress (😱) blog for that project.

For the sake of consistency and preservation, and because I hope that the posts are actually helpful, I'll also be posting them here.

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Addiction

Addiction.

There’s different levels. Categories. Types.

It could be a physiological, physical, or just plain obsession that’s all in your head.

It is, however, important.

A year ago, I got back in to running. I had been on and off since starting college, depending on if I had time (spoiler, you always have time), and whether I felt like it.

After getting back in to a running program again however, I got hooked.

There were days that if I didn’t get a run in, I started to feel anxious. Jitters that turned into just a crazed yearning for running. And even on days that I did plan to run, if it was going to be later that afternoon, I felt like I needed to do it ASAP.

Running is an addiction. (If you’re doing it right)

I did, however, end up pushing myself too hard.

Like a crash with any other addiction, I burned out hard when I injured myself last year. I’m still not sure what I did wrong, whether it was running nearly 30 miles in the few days after rocking hard at a Carly Rae Jepsen concert, or if my training plan was too harsh, or if I just landed the wrong way a few times too many.

I tried to run and just couldn’t - my knee was yelling at me to not.

So I ended up not running. For weeks. I tried using machines, and was able to somewhat do the elliptical, but I was bummed out. I could no longer run.

It took a bit, and experimenting, but I eventually got into spinning. I’m lucky that my gym offers free spin classes, so I went to a couple of those in April. Then over the summer, I started doing some of that on my own. I also had fun with biking about 16 miles around San Francisco when I was there for WWDC. Eventually I figured I needed a bike of my own.

Here I am now about a year later from running and getting into fitness seriously, and I’m addicted. I’m hooked on biking. As I type this, I just finished an hour of cycling in the gym. An hour. 22 miles on a Saturday after I stayed out until 2 AM. And tomorrow I’ll bike another hour or so to hit my calorie goal on my Apple Watch, and to also feed the beast that is my addiction.

I’m hooked. I love it to death, and cycling is one of the most dedicated things I’ve done for myself. I don’t know where I’ll go fitness wise from here, but I am going to keep doing it.

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