It’s been an interesting week! Actually it’s an interesting season…one of change, growth and light. I’m loving it. My energy is going in a few different directions these days – here’s a quick peek.
On the fitness front, I’m happy to report I’m on about day 50 of the 21 Day Fix program. It’s become a lifestyle, yay! Doing my workouts early before days get too busy is key and the clean eating is making my body feel so much better that it’s easy to stay motivated. I dropped 10 pounds in the first 21 days and have kept them off for a month now.
As part of my clean eating efforts, I’m trying out new recipes. Fish and veggies are easy but the baking is a bit more challenging. This granola bar recipe is my latest attempt at healthy treats. Um, a bit lack lustre. Not awful but they definitely have that really-good-for-you taste. I’ll keep playing with it adding peanut butter and maybe mini chocolate chips next time.
Remember when I sent out mail to my faraway friends? Well, I got happy-mailed right back from sweet Amy in Texas. She sent me Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover book and it’s awesome. I’ve only had it for a couple of days/chapters but am already excited. He uses fitness analogies which I can totally relate to and gives great common sense advice. I can’t wait to get deeper into it and set up a plan. I have big dreams friends and they take money. So grateful to Amy for this life changer!
It’s ‘bike to work week’ here. Does your town do this? We’re encouraged to cycle to work to protect the environment, improve health etc. and since I work in Recreation it’s practically required! So I hauled the bike out of storage, walked it to the gas station to pump up the tires and got my helmet ready. I do this every year, and every year I wonder why I don’t ride more often. Most of my route is on the Galloping Goose trail which is absolutely beautiful and traffic free! Can I tell you about my bike? She’s a 1989 mountain bike that weighs almost as much as I do. But she holds a special place in my heart because my brothers gave her to me for Christmas waaaaaay back in the day. We’re out of style yet very happy together.
Last but not least! I’m getting my side patio prepped for warm weather sit-outs in hope that if I build it the sunshine will come. The hanging baskets and string of lights are nice touches now I’m adding a teeny tiny pond (in a pot)! I fished out my old pump and spitter statue (which is so ugly it’s cute) and hope to get it all set up this weekend complete with plants and fish! There’s nothing like a little water trickle to add zen to a space…right?!
I hope Spring is a time of change and rejuvenation for you! Let me know what you’re up to these days…any projects on the go? Happy Friday to you!