A weird thing happened when I wrote yesterday's blog and said I wasn't motivated: I became motivated!
Yesterday my husband and I took a day trip up to Charleston. The weather was a gorgeous 76F with a cool sea breeze on the waterfront. We had gourmet burgers and a cocktail on a rooftop cafe with a beautiful view of the harbor.
Today I filled my raised bed garden with soil, and planted my salsa garden. I covered it with netting to protect it from birds and squirrels. I've discovered a new garden pest - neighbor cats! This morning I found the half eaten remnants of the catnip I planted for my cats. Some cat had a WILD party last night on our patio! I can't imagine how wired it must have been when it got home. I wonder if its owner got any sleep when the cat stumbled in stoned like a rock star!
Plants are waking up here in the south. My lettuce are already thriving, and I should be able to start enjoying them soon. I've started seeds for carrots and mini cucumbers. Little green sprouts from my asiatic lilies are popping up from their bulbs.
Maybe it was the smell of the sea or the warmth from the rays of sunshine, but somehow I felt invigorated. A little seed of motivation awakened somewhere in my soul. I wanted to run and jump and swim!
Summer is just around the corner. Wouldn't hurt to tone up a little bit, right?
Now that I don't have free access to a gym anymore, I have to tailor my 'workouts' to be almost pure body weight. I'll be digging up my Jillian Michael's vids, and I'll also do what I call a 'middle school PE' workout. Back when I was a kid, we were required to take physical education classes every school year. My school didn't have free weights or mechanical equipment. We did jumping jacks, jump rope, running in place, pushups, planking, bicycle kicks, and situps. I'll add a modern twist with a stability ball.
I really need my bike tuned up, but my schedule for this week is packed. If I can drop it off during the week, though, maybe I can get it back for the weekend!
This week I'll cycle on the low end of my carbs. I'll drop everything except protein and veg to get things rolling. Already got a good start on it today. Cheese and onion omelet this morning for breakfast, and an asian turkey salad for lunch. I'm making corned beef and cabbage tonight, and I have plans to make reubens in cabbage rolls tomorrow. Kinda like an Irish Spring Roll! Interesting fusion...I wonder if I could try wasabi in the place of horseradish - hmmm!
Ok, I'm ready!
How are you getting ready for summer?