I’ve been walking and walking and walking… almost daily. When I’m at work I’ve logged over 12 000 iPhone steps in a shift sometimes. So, I really think I walk enough. I’ve walked more than I’ve ever walked in my adult life. So, why oh why do my clothes feel so tight?!? I’ve been eating healthier than ever. Hardly any added sugar at all. And I’m drinking bucket loads of water! It’s as if the second I turned fifty my metabolism called it quits!
As well as all the wonderful walking for exercise I’m doing, I’ve been getting other exercise also in our home gym. I’m lifting weights, using body weight, and doing various circuits. All in all I’m doing much more than I used to do, say, in my twenties and thirties. So, now I really do understand that it takes a lot, and I mean a lot, more work to stay fit once you hit this age. So unfair! I really feel like whining! Young ones out there… listen up… appreciate what you have… it most likely won’t stay that way forever!
Yesterday I enjoyed yet another one of my daily walks on a somewhat overcast day. I have a beautiful stretch of seven days off from work right now. I just wish the weather would cooperate a bit more That is the nice thing about working long hours and working shifts… the longer stretches of days off once in a while. I must say I really am lucky to have such beautiful nature so close to me. I can just step out my door and start walking and literally be on the alert for bears and cougars (yes cougars) while enjoying the beautiful forests around me.
We also have horse back riding trails around here still. Even though development has really sped up around here… unfortunately, you can still hear the occasional horse hoofs on my street as they head for the trails. We have a few large equestrian centres close by here, so, there are actually quite a few riders on the trails. We also have a lot of filming that happens here and I see the horses from these equestrian centres being used quite a bit.
Then I passed these funny containers that were attached to some of the small trees at the side of the road. Apparently the city checks out the various bugs that get themselves caught in the traps to keep track of any new infestations. Good to know.
I was admiring these pretty flowers in amongst the weeds on the side of the road when a lady called out to me and asked me if I liked the flowers? Apparently she had leftover wild flower seeds that she threw into the field across the street from her house. She was saying she wanted to get in there and weed. Huh?
I’m loving my walks! Tomorrow I’m going for a nice hike with one of my sisters and then we’re going to have lunch… of course. Then later in the week I’m going for a hike with a new friend that I’ve recently met. I got to know her blog first which is iFOODreal. Olena is a clean eating FREEK! Check out her blog for great tasting, easy to make family friendly recipes. Bonus… it turns out she lives in my neighborhood:)
That’s about it for now. I’ve a bunch of new workout routines that I’ve been really enjoying doing that I’m going to share with you soon, as well as, some makeup favourites.
If you’ve hit fifty (or you’re close to it), any tips on keeping the midline svelte and trim????