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Getting Outside

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Loved this Biggest Loser Dazzling Diamonds challenge to get outside. So simple and easy just to get outside at least 5 minutes per day! But it made me conscious to make sure I got outside each day. I am so glad because the weather in Michigan in fall is just beautiful. The weather has been warmer than usual, although finally starting to cool off some. Most days have been sunny, although there were a few rainy days this week. But even in the drizzle, it was nice to be outside and smell the outdoors. One of the things that is nice about being outside is that you awaken all your senses. Obviously there is so much to see and observe. But the sense of hearing is a big part of being outside, as the sounds are so different from the sounds of indoors. You hear the wind or breeze, the bird songs, the leaves rustling, the sounds of animals scurrying through the woods, and insects chirping. I love the fresh smell of the outdoors, the smell of the pines.
Finally, being outside is a chance to just enjoy the environment and be away from the normal daily cares. I think I may adopt this practice every day, just to make sure I get outside every day!

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JULIAOAK 11/10/2013 6:19AM

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HOAGIE22 10/18/2013 8:31AM

  Git Er Dun!!!!

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EILEEN828 10/14/2013 2:53AM

    It's all too easy to get cooped up in your home. Getting outside is good for you. I was feeling the same way. I now have an alternative reason to get outside. I've got chickens now and a duck. I have to go outside at least twice everyday to get them in and out of their coop. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FORBANDE 10/12/2013 7:26AM

    Funny how we forget the simple things like nature and fresh air! I love the fall too!

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PATIENTSAM 10/11/2013 2:18PM

    I love to get outside every day. I walk all year long, even in the snow and just revives my soul. Some days it might be a push for me to get out the door, but I am always so glad to have done it when I get back home. I agree with you that this is a wonderful time to be outside and enjoy the great outdoors!

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PEPPERMINT125 10/9/2013 4:48PM

    Thanks for all the great comments! Lilydog11, I live in the woods, so all I have to do to get out in the forest is step outside! I see deer, wild turkeys, raccoons, fox, coyote, skunk and many birds, bluejays, cardinals, crows, hummingbirds, squirrels, chipmonks, turtles, frogs, snakes all without leaving our property! I do often go over to a nearby path through a nearby park to have a better place to walk, as I live on a narrow dirt road that is a bit dangerous to walk on (you'd be surprised at the cars driving 50 mph on this type of road). DR1939, I do like the idea of taking a cup of coffee outside to my deck in the winter. Winter conditions are very snowy, icy and cold here, so sometimes it is hard to get out. I may try to at least walk 10 minutes or so outside even when it is cold. May be invigorating and there is something about experiencing nature!
Amy, PawPaw is about an hour south of where I am in Grand Rapids. Not far at all and they experience winter too!
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AMY-MIMI77 10/9/2013 9:30AM

    I love this time of year: although I am sure that your season change is much more beautiful than mine here in Louisiana

ps - my husband used to live in Michigan as a child and loved it and wants to go back one day. (I think he lived in Paw-Paw, Michigan)

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DR1939 10/9/2013 9:16AM

    In the winter when it is so cold and windy that walking outdoors is not good, I take my coffee out on the front deck and stand for five minutes. It brightens my day.

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VALYNN26 10/9/2013 8:56AM

    emoticon I love the fall!

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DFOLKARD 10/9/2013 6:46AM

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SASSYLJB 10/9/2013 5:37AM

    sometimes we just need to breather and remember what is important, getting outside works for me! great job diamond girl!

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SOPHIEDO13 10/9/2013 1:00AM

    I think I will try to do the same thing, even if it is just walking around my back yard !! I am usually running an errand in the car going from business to business, but I really need to take in nature. Where do you go when out side, and for how long are you out there?? emoticon

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EMMACORY 10/8/2013 10:41PM

    Thank you for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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