As part of my effort of getting back into some kind of reasonable shape I have been eating VERY nutritiously and trying to exercise EVERY day for at least 30 minutes.
At school I go for a 30 minute power walk at lunchtime. If it's raining, like today, I go to our school's cardio room and use a treadmill. Today's treadmill walk was so much fun (for a change I'm NOT being ironic) as I can see downstairs into the double gym where two boys' physed classes were engaged in a seriously intense game of murder ball. One class was made up of tiny pre-pubescent Gr. 9er's while the other class was made up of hulking bearded Gr. 12's. You might think that makes for an unfair matchup but the tiny little Gr. 9er's were faster and ...well, a much smaller target. It was truly entertaining! At the same time I was listening to the Bangles on my iPod repeating "Manic Monday" a few times:)
Yesterday my knees were killing me after Michael and I spent several hours at a club dancing til the wee wee hours Saturday night. But, that didn't stop us from going on a 6km hike - it was a glorious day, sunny and mild, and after popping a couple of ibuprofen liquid gels I was all set. I am pleased to report that after four weeks of exercise and good eating habits (mostly good...I am human after all and have indulged in deep-fried icecream and a couple of other tasty treats) I have lost seven pounds. Woo hoo! Don't get too excited however, I still have twelve more pounds to go...
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|Still lots of flowers blooming!|
|Decaying log and leaf|
|Uh oh, a three-pronged fork in the road...which way should we go??|
|Black and white is beautiful too!|
|The woods out by Kilworth have many different habitats including this bog.|
|Wish I'd brought a book - this looks like the perfect spot to relax and read!|
|Don't know what these flowers are - I thought they were very cool with|
|Nice landscapes, but are they as beautiful as PEI?|
|Where exactly is this path leading us?|
|I love the tenderness of life holding death.|
|Nature: the most incredible arabesque!|
|Yes, it was as enchanting as it looks!|
|You can't beat complementary colours for maximum impact!|
|So delicate - it reminds me of the crochet patterns my gramma used to invent.|
|It was a very YELLOW kind of day.|
|Even in death there is beauty.|
|Marguerite - help me identify this one please! I was so thrilled to find these flowers as I have many of them|
in my hedgerow in PEI!
|I didn't want to leave - it was the perfect day!|
|Don't they just make you smile?!|
|I think the sky is bluest in the fall.|
|My favourite photo of the day! This photo reminds me of my students - something might be missing but that|
doesn't take anything away from their appearance, their joy, their exuberance or their spirit!!
|Fragile, yet enduring.|
|The most incredible sculptures are not made by humans.|
|Captivating pine trees.|
|Definitely not ready to call it a day!|
|But fall is almost here!|
|Look at the tiny little hooked ends - now I understand how they attach to our clothing!|
YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!