I completed my Immunity Boosting Food Detox and am on a quest to continue to eat as clean as I can. I know that not everyone is in favor of such a strict regimen when it comes to food, but I am a sincere believer in doing what works for me…. and for encouraging you to find and do what works best for you, too.
On Saturday morning I completed my 3rd strength workout of the week and it included a series of burpees…. I almost cried when I finished the 100th one. I was so overcome with excitement and emotion at having actually done 100 burpees!
I used to absolutely dread doing them… burpees and mountain climbers were the 2 different exercises that I hated the most. But now that I am gaining strength and endurance through the Best Body Boot Camp workouts, I not only CAN do them, I actually kinda LIKE doing them.
You can tell I am liking the shape my arms and shoulders are starting to take… but mostly I am loving how strong I feel.
I am one of those long stringy ectomorphs that really needs to work hard and long at building muscle.
Cardio comes so easy to me whereas resistance/strength training has always been so much more of a challenge. Results are not quick so the changes I am seeing are not dramatic but I can see them; I can tell the difference. I know that the hard work is paying off, and dare I actually say it… I am loving the strength training even more than the cardio now. I am gonna work hard till I get back the arms and shoulders I rocked in my 30s and keep it up!
I started the day by doing my strength workout and then after breakfast we opted not to walk downtown to the parade, so I baked some cookies for The Captain…
and then after lunch we went for a nice long walk through the park and around the neighborhood. We live in the oldest neighborhood in the city and never tire of wandering up and down the streets looking at the huge old houses and beautiful trees and flowers.
This is on a huge bushy tree… no fragrance... any idea what is called?
The chestnuts are so pretty when in full bloom, especially the red ones.
I need to learn more about cricket.. it looks like fun.
Love watching the action on this log.
♪ ♪ We love turtles ♫
Hope your week is getting off to a happy start, too… what are you up to today?