Friday, August 30, 2013

It's Been A While

I have neglected this blog (and with it my work outs). But I'm back and ready for action! I started this blog to keep me motivated to stay active. I may not have the vitality of youth, but I believe that in the process of faking it, I will burn calories and keep a healthy and active lifestyle. So, join me in the fun. My son is now 7 years old now. To make it more fun for the two or so readers of my blog, I will get us photographed doing whatever it is his brilliant mind comes up with. But for the time being, here are some photos from this year (2013) of fun active activities.

At a recent trip to Barbados, dancing in a parade for 4 hours was no small feet.

We walked for miles before ending up here in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Yoga on the beach. After all the back problems I had (and still have), yoga is a great alternative to heavy impact cardio.

I hadn't done a cartwheel in years! I still got it (but I had to take a few pain killers the next day).

Swimming is always a great exercise. I don't always get to do it - that's why I went on vacation.
And to boot, the turtles went swimming with me. LOL.

We volunteered at a homeless shelter. That's me and my son on the far right side.

Who doesn't love bowling? One of my son's favorite sports that always gives me a workout
and puts my wrist in a world of hurt. Three games max.

Walking is a very good low impact exercise. Here we walked almost the entire St. Louis Zoo.
And it was HOT. But it was worth it.

At summer camp in Missouri. He did a bit of everything. Can you tell I keep him active? Hope he maintains it when he's an adult. Because it's hard to pick back up years later (but not impossible).

I may not have worked off as many calories as he did playing soccer, but I certainly burned a few cheering him on.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Wobble Wiggle!

I just wiggled and wobbled with my son for about 30 seconds. Boy was it fun and it made me laugh. What could be better? If this doesn't relieve some stress from the day, then demand that I discontinue the blog. Now go wobble wiggle before hopping in the shower ... and relax.

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Trip to Roller Dome!

I don't think an Aleve or a Tylenol is going to save these 35-year-old bones after being pushed and shoved by 30 or so very active teenagers and youth. I was even knocked over one time by a hit-and-run, which kept me off the floor for 30 minutes and then close by the rail for the remainder of the time I was there. But even with all that, I had an absolute blast and boy did it take me back to my own youth. My suggestion though if you do go to your local skate rink and you haven't been in eons, go during the mature adult time. And remember to have fun, because that's what it is all about - fun.

Friday, January 4, 2013

He Calls it the "Hop Flop"

So my son decides to hop around backwards (instead of getting in the shower like I asked him to). I just watched him for a few minutes laughing inside (because he must see my serious face -right?). It was the cutest thing. He even made a bunny rabbit face and put his hands together like a bunny rabbit. Of course, when a grown person does it, it's not so cute. In fact, I spent more time trying to avoid what may or may not be behind me that I barely hopped at all. But embarrassing as it is, this is a must do outside on the sidewalk where you know you won't bump into anything. My suggestion: About 50 hop flops should wear you out - at least it did for me. And don't forget your bunny hands (they help keep your breasts in place). LOL.