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No Sand Involved

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

How could I have forgotten?  How could I have let it slip my mind?  Well it did and I paid the consequences this Saturday.  Instead of going to the beach for my walk, I fought the crowds at the mall looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift.  And don’t tell me I had all day Saturday.  My family celebrates Mother’s Day on May 10.  So needless to say I’m calling my voyage through the mall my exercise for Saturday.  Did I sweat?  No.  Did I bend down, stretch, reach, hop a little (I’m short) to get to various items.  Yes I did.  All for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.  But wait.  Last week was not all a lost cause.  To add to my exercise routine, the elevator in the parking structure where my co-workers and I park has been out for I don’t know how many weeks.  So every day after work, heels or flats, I make my way to the 5th floor via the stairway.  And let me tell you, it’s not getting any easier.  Did I mention I went dancing last week?  My muscles were hurting the next day!  So although I may have fallen off track remembering Mother’s Day, I stayed on track by being active in other ways beside walking on the beach and getting sand in my shoes, and my car, and my house.   After all it’s all about staying active and having fun!

Returning to the Beach

Monday, May 5th, 2008

So after two weeks of all work and no play, I finally got a weekend to myself. I was feeling a bit lazy on Saturday — drained really. I walked around the house in my pajamas for a while debating wether to go for my walk. Then I figured it was only 10 a.m., my bills and laundry could wait until later in the day. I decided to head to the beach. It was a nice day. The sun was out, there was a nice breeze, not too hot and not too cool. It was a very simple, relaxing 1 hour walk. Except for the two phone calls I got on my cell. Talk about knocking someone one out of the Zen zone. Then again, why did I have my cell with me? Anyway, I continued relaxing away watching people with their kids, dogs and friends passing by. It was a nice, peaceful walk.

Finding New Workout Routines

Monday, April 21st, 2008

TiffanyI’ve started playing basketball as part of my workout regimen. It’s something I love to do and it gives me an opportunity to have fun and it’s competitive…which I love! As the weeks progress it’s getting easier to work out and it’s fun looking for different ways to exercise and stay in shape. I like the challenge of finding different ways to workout…for instance I spent time with my niece and nephew this past weekend and instead of driving to go get some ice cream we walked. It was fun for the kids to go for a walk but at the same time it gave me the opportunity to get some exercise in. –Tiffany Williams