Sunday, August 15, 2010

Being fit everyday and a little art!

Happy Sunday! Yep, a weekend blog post, I know, I know, I am overcompensating now! 
I spent part of the weekend with my Mom for her birthday. I took the train to the airport and a shuttle bus the rest of the way. It's only an hour and 20 minutes to her house and the shuttle dropped me off across the street from her office! 


I spent much of my time on the train, reading entries from a little daily devotional called "Starting your Day Right." It was VERY encouraging focusing on God's GREAT love for us & keeping our attitudes positive. One of the best ones I read that day was titled: God Works While you Rest. It was about remembering to enjoy our lives and to be assured that GOD is at work in our lives and when he starts a good thing in your life, he will finish it!  


Since I was sitting on the train and the shuttle for quite a while, I made sure to use the stairs at the airport--these were a doozy! It took just as long as the people riding the escalator next to me and I got a nice burn in my legs. 

It's one of those little tips and tricks you always hear about integrating fitness into your daily rountine: 

Take the stairs
Park farther away on purpose and walk
Clean with fervor - lunge and vacuum
Carry your own groceries-do a few curls with cans!
Make your trip to work, store, library a walking trip 3 times a week.... 


There were some Alexander Calder prints in Mom's work place and they were fantastic! I love Calder. There were also a number of Dale Chihuly glass pieces as well.




The installation in the lobby


Right after I arrived, we went out for an impromptu steak dinner! Someone on the shuttle told me that a certain supper club in town offered a birthday special, so we dug in my suitcase for something other than my workout clothes and Mom's work uniform and enjoyed life medium rare! 



OK, well I did it! I had a 40 cent Mountain Dew from the same pop machine I used all through out high school! It was ....


Not quite like I remembered! 

In High school I drank A LOT of Mountain Dew, so much that my dentist told me to lay off.  
1 can: 170 Calories
46 Grams Sugar

ICK!  

With the first sip, I remembered why I kicked the habit. It used to be that I couldn't have just one, so I did this in part to know I could have one and walk away! 

My time home was short, but very fun! It's always good to be around Mom, she helps build me up and encourage me. It's a great reminder of what is really important in life and to, of course, enjoy our lives and our days. That seems to be the lesson of the week! I am off to try some HOT yoga for the first time!! 

What little thing do you do to up your fitness like take stairs or walk to the store? 


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