Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fun Fitness

Sooo, how'd you do over the holiday?  I'm happy to report that I stayed clear of the candy (even when my husband practically shoved a chocolate egg in my mouth).  Sometimes I don't know about him lol.  I knew it wouldn't taste as good as it smelled and I didn't even want to go down that rabbit-hole.
Adding to that victory, I've been sticking to my "plan".... lower carb,  whole foods, active lifestyle.  I feel good and I don't have the urge to binge (this is HUGE for me). 
Currently, I've shifted my focus to finding fun things to do that keep me active.  If you're friends with me on MyFitnessPal  you know that I recently bought a pogo stick.  You read that right, I said a pogo stick. ☺ I'm having lots of fun bouncing around my backyard on it.  My kids think it's amusing to run around me while I'm bouncing, which adds a level of difficulty, as I'm dodging them.  It's great exercise though, and fantastic for your core!

Another thing I've realized recently is that I love hiking.  This goes back to my childhood.  We    backpacked and hiked growing up.  I didn't realize how much I loved it until I took the kids a while back.  There's just something about it that soothes and energizes me all at once.   I've got a lead on a hiking pack for the baby (thank you Craigslist) and I picked up a book on easy hiking trails in my general area.

 I love getting outdoors with the kids, so I can't wait to do more.  Hopefully hubby will come along, but if not, that's okay.   
Here's a few pictures from our last trip....
Nice right?
Anyway, summer's coming and if I don't figure out a way to get out and active with the kids, I think I'll go a little bonkers.  Hiking trips should help break up the norm!

Hope you're having a great week. As always, just keep moving forward....

I'm curious, what's your favorite fun exercise or activity?? 


REBYRYAN said...

LOVE hiking!! I just hate driving 30 minutes to get to a decent hike! I've done a lot of hiking with the baby carrier and it definitely adds a level of difficulty (and in turn burns more calories...YAY!).

I want to see a pic of you on the pogo stick! :) I seriously think I would kill myself if I tried one. Where would I find one anyway (if I did have a moment of insanity and decide to give it a whirl)?

Lucy said...

Swimming. I have always loved swimming...when I swim, I'm in a different world.

My husband and I actually want to start running together on the weekends...should be lots of fun!

LOVE that first photo of the 4 of you!'re all smiling and look so happy.

Thumbs up to sticking what you know works and is right for you.. you continue to inspire!!

Tiffany Campiotti said...

3o minutes to a hiking spot would be great! I have to drive 1-2 hours to get to hiking spots. I will work on getting a picture of me on the pogo...maybe even a video. I bought my pogo stick on Amazon. There are lots of different types.
Hope the running with hubby is fun Lucy! I'm not a strong swimmer myself, but I would like to get better.

Thanks for the comments ladies! It's always nice to get feedback...

Sabrina said...

You are so much closer to hiking spots, that's awesome! We have to go to Y Park for ours......I have the same feeling you do about hiking, it was so great growing up!!