8.26.2011

one moment: hitting the trail


My OM this week is taking the time to explore a community trail. Trails that meander through our community are a nice perk that I have not taken advantage of until now. You see, I cancelled my gym membership this month and not having my zumba and yoga classes readily available has made me a little anxious (especially since I packed on some unwanted pounds this summer) so, I came up with a plan. After the kids get on the bus for school I would to take a walk, every day.  I decided to make the trail closest to our home my first destination. I walk to it, then do interval running/walking while on the trail and walk home. It takes about 30 minutes and has been really great to be outside each morning while its a cool 90 degrees. ;)


The quiet trail has been a destination I look forward too. I was sad about leaving my gym classes but, in hindsight I had become pretty comfortable and the shake up in my workout is just what I needed to re-motivate myself and I shed 2 lbs! Plus, I have been seeing bunnies each morning and they make me smile.



One Moment [OM] is a weekly meet up that promotes living in the moment.  Whether funny, sad, ridiculous, or banal, looking for these moments can promote balance in our lives. I decided to join in the fun. You may want to too – you can read more about it here.

3 comments:

alamodestuff said...

These are one of the best moments, the ones closest to home and often overlooked. I so enjoy these kind of walks. It's amazing the things we notice and appreciate.

I'm glad you joined our meet up this week. Not sure why my "link" gadget isn't working but will be sure to include your link. I hope you'll join us again next week!

Cyn said...

I prefer exercising outside on any kind of weather day rather than working out inside. It's an exploration and you never know what you might find (like bunnies!)

Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

Thanks Linda, I have been reading the OM meetup on Candy's blog and Prim and Propah's blog for awhile and finally decided to join in. It's important to take a moment to reflect and appreciate the life around you.

Cyn, I am happy to be outside and find it is grounding and steadying me for the day. Thanks for reading!