We have had a few sunny weekends this winter. On one particularly beautiful January weekend Alex, the dogs and I went camping with my brother, Ryan, his friends, my dad, and his best friend. It was nice to get away, disconnect and finally get back to nature. Plus this was our dogs first time camping and it was a success. We ate delicious food, listened to hilarious stories, took walks and relaxed by the campfire. This was just the beginning of some fun adventures with my little family. Excited for what lies ahead. What are some things you like to do during the winter months?
Quieting my mind is not an easy task. In fact, I am terrible at it. This is why after attempting to meditate in my house, where dogs and boyfriends forget what quiet time means, I switched my game plan. I joined a local community center gym for, get this, $30 a year. This is not a fully equipped gym but does have what I need to complete my Jillian Michael workout interval training. Every day I run one mile to the gym, work out, and then run the mile home. I have successfully done this for a week. It has made me feel so very accomplished and sore. It has also contributed to a decrease in stress but a lack of time for other things. One step at a time though. When I do find my balance I will work on incorporating meditation and Alex lead yoga sequences into my routine. But for now I am going to relish in my sore body and know that I am heading in the right direction.