Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Yikes, my spinning class numbers 14 when it's at full capacity so it is nothing like this. Nonetheless I am here to write that the best workout I have ever found that is easy on the body and kicks your *&^%^ is spinning! Spinning was created about 20 years ago by a cyclist as a means to train for races. I don't want to ride a serious bike outside (in New England I'm sure I'd be run over) and I don't care to ride competitively at all. I just love the workout I get from 60 minutes of riding my legs off in a little room along side 13 other breathless riders. There are instructors who turn on the disco ball (what IS this?) during class. Instructors who have you climb a hill every 5 minutes (I love this workout). And lousy instructors who apologize that they are tired as you find yourself yawing mid-class. But, no matter, I love spinning and how exhausted and invigorated I feel at the end of class. It should help keep this old body of mine in fairly good shape :P
Monday, January 18, 2010
I haven't been blogging much because I've been spending all my time working hard, paying bills, cleaning house, working out.....ahhhhh. I haven't been inspired because I'm so tired. But today was different. As I was playing catch in the backyard with my sweet and cabin-fevered yellow lab I looked around at the snow. I took a deep breath and smiled. I was amazed. I was inspired. I was happy to be alive. It was beautiful outside!!
This is on the side of our building and it looks just like a winter wonderland. We saw Avatar last night and it's put me in that magical frame of mind...what marvelous creatures might live amongst these snow-laden trees, I wonder?
And, who is hiding in these bushes, waiting to walk on the powder white snow once I pass on by?
Our giant dock looks like a runway...all covered in white, fluffy snow...like cotton candy...crunching under my boots as I walked out to the floating dock.
No boats here now. No kids with life vests running around. No shorts and suntan lotion....everything lies in wait until it warms up again.
A walk around my home on a snowy winter day.
And I am happy!
And I am happy!