I have made it very clear that the months of winter are very long for me. So I thought we would reminisce together. If you miss the sunny skies of summer, sunscreen, wet beach towels, tailgate meals, dirt covered hiking trails and just about anything else that pertains to summer, please enjoy these pics with me.
A winter hike today
A summer hike in the future to look forward to.
Our VERY icy beach today
The same gorgeous sunny beach we will wait patiently to see again in the summer.
A friend we came across while winter hiking
A warm weather friend I wouldn’t mind seeing again.
My husband climbing the ice mountain alone
A much more enjoyable mountain we could climb again together.
Our very dry kayaks hanging in the garage.
The way we would rather see our kayaks. WET!!!
Oh, if only I could make our rivers flow and warm up sooner…..
And last but not least, the lighthouse we aim for when fishing on the big lake in the summer months. This lighthouse is my savior because that means we are almost to the bathrooms after HOURS of fishing.
Today it looks a little frosty with splattered lake water frozen to the side of it.
And here is a look at it in the summer months with no ice crystals nearby.
Gosh, do I miss summer. I just keep thinking, everyday brings me a little closer to the time of year I love.
Enough reminiscing, time to move on…
Now for the GET UP AND MOVE UPDATE for week three.
Monday 1/13: 30 minutes on the arc trainer, 15 minutes of cycling and weight training (all at the gym)
Tuesday 1/14: 30 minutes cycling, and 30 minutes of floor exercises at home, 45 minute yoga dvd
Wednesday 1/15: 30 minutes of cycling(at home), 30 minutes on the arc trainer, weight lifting, 15 minutes of cycling (at the gym)
Thursday 1/16: 3 mile walk with my hubby
Friday 1/17: 30 minutes cycling and 30 minute stability ball workout with hand weights (at home)
Saturday 1/18: 30 minutes on the arc trainer, 15 minutes cycling and weight lifting (all at the gym)
Sunday 1/19: 30 minutes on the arc trainer, 20 minutes cycling and weight lifting (all at the gym)
This week has been amazing. Great workouts even though we arrived at the gym a few times this week and cars were parked on the street due to the lot being full. The joys of New Year’s resolutions….it will slowly clear out in the upcoming weeks, I am sure. At least the gym has plenty of equipment, which means we did not have any trouble getting in what we needed to in a reasonable amount of time.
So how are you all doing on the challenge? Are you getting in 30 minutes? Are you feeling more energized? Are you sleeping better? I can attest from what my husband has seen since he has started his new routine, that he is feeling much better all the way around. He has so much more energy. His first two arc trainer sessions were killers but he is now up to 30 minutes at one time at a very good level and his heart rate is perfect;) Which makes his wife (me) very happy. I hope you are all seeing the same successful outcome that he has seen.
For me, well, the 30 minutes is really not much of a challenge. I normally workout a lot and I know this. My workouts are more for happiness than exercise. Which may sound odd, but exercise just really makes me happy. With my birthday coming up here in a few months I am just so grateful I am as active as I am at this age. It’s sort of odd to think what I was like when I was 25 because I did not do much at all when I was younger. Now, there are days where I just have to say enough is enough and just stop moving for the day.