I love this time of year. I found it so much easier to get out of bed this morning because it was light out.
It seems like torture getting out of bed when it’s dark. When it’s dark, I should be sleeping.
So with light in the sky, it’s time to get up.
I did a great Pilates routine this morning. Worked hard. Lots of planks and push ups.
By the time summer comes…I will be ready!
I saw a woman the other day that was in such great shape I had to ask her what she does to exercise.
She told me she does ballet.
So now I’ve started looking up some ballet moves to put into my routine.
My routine is unfortunately still sporadic and short, but I’m going to build back up again.
For now, here are a few ideas of exercises you can do to add to your routine.
The other day I posted some recipes. Last night I made the Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad and I gotta tell you, it’s fantastic! If you like salads and your looking to make something different…try it!
I know I said yesterday that we were going on a new hike that was a 6 mile round trip. But…
I think it ended up being closer to 8 miles. To be honest, I have no idea.
We got in there and it was truly beautiful, but the storm and heavy rains that we had a few days earlier left their mark.
Trees were down and parts of the trail in numerous places were washed away, to a point where we couldn’t figure out where we were supposed to go.
We ended up going down part of a trail and ending up at a dead end or impassable spot. Then we would head back and ultimately ended up hiking for well over 4 hours.
By the time we found our car again, I was completely exhausted.
Here are the pictures I took. I hope, as usual that you enjoy them.
It was a wonderful hike and really gorgeous out there. Quiet, peaceful and although exhausting…fabulous!
Today we’re going on a new hike. 6 miles that goes near a stream.
As always, I’m hoping it will be quite beautiful so I can take pictures and share them with you, hoping they inspire you to go find gorgeous hikes of your own to enjoy and get healthy.
I’ll let you know how it went tomorrow.
I realize for some six miles doesn’t sound like much, but for me it’s tough.
I wish I were stronger, but with each step I get closer, better, healthier.
Wish me luck!
I’m always amazed at how much stress I work out when I work out. HAHAHA…get it?
This morning I peeled myself out of bed to do Pilates and although I did NOT want to get up I knew I had to.
Now that I’m done, I feel better, breath better and feel less stressed, like I can actually tackle my day.
Trust me, if you’re not feeling good, stressed, tired or plain run down. WORK OUT!
It will make you feel tons better. I promise.
I love movies…don’t you?
They allow us to see the best in ourselves, to laugh at ourselves and sometimes to be slapped in the face with the truths we might not want to look at.
But I love them.
Tonight is movie night. Honoring the people that make them. The behind the scenes people that write them, do the editing and sound and all the things that bring the films to life.
I, for one, am grateful for what they do.
Happy Sunday and Happy Oscar Night! Good Luck to all the nominees.
Can’t wait to see who wins.
Who are you voting for???
This is so fantastic! It’s still raining.
We needed it so badly in Southern California.
And I must admit…I’m loving it.
Just relaxing, working on computer stuff and listening to it rain.
Sweet wonderful rain is falling on Southern California today. I can’t wait to see the resulting wildflowers on my next hike. Have a great day!
I went to an aromatherapy party the other day. Very interesting.
I was intrigued by what the sales person was talking about but when she mentioned using essential oils to curb cravings I really perked up.
Doing a little research I came across tons of sites about aromatherapy and was surprised to learn a few things.
Peppermint oil, grapefruit oil, lemon oil all help.
I figure sniffing some essential oils is inexpensive and at this point I’ll try anything to curb back my cravings.
Here’s a little article I found…but do your own research to make sure it works for you.