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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Oh where, oh where I have I been??? Definitely not blogging :) This has been the most rain I have seen in Spring for years and years. Lots of grass growing, green everywhere but darn - not so nice to be out working in this wind, rain and cool weather. I am ready for summer and some heat.
Cows have all had their babies and are out enjoying the grass. Catching up on fencing and other ranch chores - putting in a new water line and troughs and getting the equipment ready for haying.
Got a couple of new cow dogs - they are kelpies and really amazing at herding the cattle. They will be a great help to me this summer.
Have been trying to focus on exercising every day and eating healthy but yikes!! not always so easy. Had a fitness assessment done by a certified trainer here - and whoopee!! - I am healthy and very fit BUT in order to lose these last few pounds she says I really have to ramp up the exercise to get my heart rate elevated enough. So... I have purchased a couple of Beach Body exercise programs and am trying those. The first one was too much like "dancing" - a very choreographed routine but this next one is all about high intensity workouts and then bring your heart rate down for 30 seconds and go again. It is a 60 day program so will see how I make out. In addition, I have started drinking their Shakeology product. Several flavours, mix with water or milk or almond milk and fruit if you like, is about 300 calories with those additions so a good breakfast. I have noticed that it has reduced some of my cravings for food and since I drink it after I work out, I am never interested in a coffee anymore!!
Had a busy day today - worked in the forest about 3 hours from home for most of the day, then spent a couple hours mowing the lawn and cleaning up. Hope the storm holds off so I can finish trimming the lawn edges and get the garden weeded tomorrow. Have to check the cows and their calves again tomorrow and make sure they have enough salt. I will post a photo another day of them licking at their salt blocks. They are like some people, in that they really, really enjoy and need salt.
It's been a long day so off to bed for me for now ....
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