After a big couple o' weeks it's been hard to get back into the groove again. We're digging ourselves out from under a mountain of snow, cleaning up what feels like a mountain of holiday mess.
While shoveling and scrubbing and so on, I kept thinking about this new year and what the big ideas should be. Some say it's better not to make resolutions but I feel that's terribly short sighted.
How do you accomplish big things if you don't make a list, check it twice, then announce it to the entire world so they can give you hell when you don't follow through?
Furry Girl and I are pledging to lose a little bit o' weight and we've got an exercise program that actually works. It's called the Friday Afternoon Club or 'My how time flies when you're having fun.'
We've been slapping on the snowshoes and traipsing all over the place. Hard work but lots of fun. I don't even notice I've been out there for 3 or 4 hours. (And, THAT is what exercise should be all about.)
My grand plan is to a lose one pound per month for 12 months. If I lose more than one pound in any given month I'll break all speed records on my way to Wendy's for an order of Biggie Fries.
But, that's the least of my grand plans. Most importantly, I hope to...
- Install a water feature.
- Finish Rock Garden II.
- Hybridize my very own Columbine.
- Grow all my summer veggies.
- Go on vacation with the horse!
If you're planning to be more active this year, turn the great outdoors into your gym. A walk in the woods (or the park) is infinitely more enjoyable than being cooped up indoors. Bonus! It's free.