Thursday, September 03, 2009
"Mom always said life begins at 40, so I guess that means I'm 3 today and just like a toddler, learning and trying new things, expanding my knowledge and appreciate the gifts of life every day!"
I've been up since around 2am so I'll be tired later (maybe). I feel so energized and happy - a nice dream woke me and then I decided rather than tossing and turning to try to get back to sleep to get up and get some things done! This included rolling up some change, reading, and making the girls dinner for tonight (so far). I have to get my morning workout in because my colleagues are taking me out for lunch so I won't get my lunch hour walk in.
I managed to get the lunch hour walk in (about 30 to 40mins a day is what I've been doing) AND coaxed my oldest daughter to join me to do a 'family' walk to the sailing club. I think she enjoyed it, as I did immensely. Wanted to share with my Sparkers some of the beauty that I get to see on some of my daily walks. For team members of "People in Ottawa" have a look as this is the scenery we'd get to explore if we met at Andrew Haydon Park (as is the plan for Sept 20th).
Here's the view I see when I get up onto the path near my home (I'll have to go back and take a 'sunset' shot one night):
And here are some more shots - some with me, some with the girls of the scenery along the way... It will be so beautiful this Fall!
The goose thought the girls had food and was following closely lol...
I love the water, and these falls were a beautiful background for pics!
I can't believe how she's sooo grown up now!
The pond in front and just beyond the sailboats... Breathtaking place! Here's the sailing club... perhaps a good meeting point to start our Meet & Greet journey on Sept 20th!
So this was the GIFT to myself yesterday! Getting in about 120mins total activity including this one hour walk with my girls! It's been so beautiful, it's just something I had to do. Think I may head out to Hog's Back Falls next for pictures/walk. Included in that 120mins was my 20 mins of weights!
So Happy Birthday to me!! First one in Ottawa and promising to be my BEST year yet! 2009 is truly an amazing year... so far! Going to finish strong and tally in the total weight loss for the year in January as we look to new resolutions for change.
Change is constant and reviewing one's goals in all aspects of life is important to do! Just never forget that you are the 'scriptor' of your own life (like in a movie) and I can't wait to keep developing my movie! Living my BEST life!!