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summer lovin’

the problem with summer is that i dread being indoors.
when i am at work and look outside my window – i feel sad that i am trapped inside when there is a whole day out there that i could be enjoying.

as i was driving home yesterday, i was thinking about everything that i needed to do…and of course all of it was indoors.
(except for walking the puppy of course)

then i had a bit of a light bulb moment!

it was my gym day yesterday.  i was feeling uneasy about it as i was heading home.  going somewhere that would leave me stuck in doors when it was just so gorgeous outside!  i was itching like crazy to be outside!!!!!
the humidity finally died down and there was a beautiful breeze coming off of the lake.

soooooooo i said to myself…self – you just bought yourself a bike!
why do a half hour of cardio at the gym when you can get outdoors and work out???
i am so smart sometimes!!

and so i did just that.

i went out biking for well over an hour.
it was beautiful.

i went on the water front trails and discovered parts of my city i have never seen!!!
the water was bright blue/green and there were people everywhere on blankets enjoying the day.
i am so blessed to live in such a beautiful city.

i almost wished i had my camera…but yesterdays adventure was more about getting a work out than stopping to smell the roses.

it was hard work – i won’t lie.  but it was good work…fun work.

i eventually got off of the trail because i was curious to see how far i had gone.
when i got on the main road and saw where i was i couldn’t believe it.
this bee can travel!!!!!

i could have kept going…in fact i almost did…
i had the energy.
but – i was so excited about how far i had gone i didn’t take in to consideration that i still had to get home.
so i turned around
thank god.

by the time i got home i was sore and exhausted – and sweaty and outta breath
it was AWESOME!

i discovered a lot of things – like i said…new parts of my city that i never even knew existed…
i discovered that it’s best to wear sunglasses and keep your mouth closed at ALL times lol – damn bugs!
and when a dragonfly is flying right at you and you are going at warp speed, it is in the best interest of all those involved to duck!!
and to my complete surprise…body parts that have never ever hurt before – were and are hurting.
parts that shouldn’t hurt
lets just say it is bike seat related
🙂

i had a great time.  it was a thousand times better than going to the gym.
the time flew by…and it really didn’t feel like exercise at all.

i will be doing this more often – take advantage of the wonderful weather while it’s here

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spring fever

What a gorgeous weekend!

I can’t tell you how amazing it felt to get out there in flip flops this weekend!!!

I love me some spring!!

So what better thing to do on a beautiful spring day but go to open houses??

It’s that familiar itch I get ever year.  Starting new, fresh, starting over.

Wouldn’t a new home be the way to go?

This one place I saw…I fell in love with.

Completely.

Not only were the homes beautiful, you got a complete sense of community there.

Like everyone in the neighbourhood looked out for eachother etc.

It felt safe…it felt right.

Not only that….

Get this.

As most places go…there is an on site gym for anyone in that community to use.

An outdoor pool…

A squash court, tennis court…

I was told that this was a very active community…people were fitness freaks.

All about health and well being.

Helloooooo….where do I sign???!!!

Right across the street there is a Premier Fitness….

And…

Get this….

If you walk up the path, you get to the lake.

Around the lake are various work out machines…that you can use.

Can you imagine?????

Taking a stroll up to the lake…to work out??

Imagine the view…the fresh air.

Spring is in the air…and I’m itching something fierce.

Can you imagine moving into a home where you have 3 different places you can go get your work out done?

Never mind all the trails you can go walking and hiking!

This is the place to be.

Perhaps it needs to be mine.

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