Well, it may seem like I’m doing a pretty routine schedule. But in reality every day there’s a nice variance now. **Les Mills online has new classes that start weekly plus you can do drop in classes live at local gyms around town. Yoga I have a rotation of programs I do including but not limited to; Bob Harper, and Gaiam online with local drop in classes in my community. And run training you can take just about anywhere. And I’m one of the few that even loves a treadmill workout here and there. So here’s my autumn schedule that allows me a lot more flexibility and will prevent me from dreaded fitness boredom.
** Les Mills classes are the best fitness classes! I also do Bodystep, Grit, and RPM. And will soon (as soon as I get my stationary bike) add RPM to at home fitness for those days I just don’t want to leave the house lol. But Les Mills does have a streaming service where you can access all of it (HERE). But I highly recommend you try to get to at least a gym or rec center that has classes and/or drop in classes. While it’s nice to have convenience to having the streaming service (which we use ALL the time), it’s so much fun and so energizing to be in a live class! It’s great to have a change up in your routine to keep from getting bored with your routine. I’ve found having a good mix of at home and live workouts is what keeps me motivated and excited about working out!
“Learning that a true pause is an instant, and it needn’t be profound nor prolonged. One attentive breath. The perfect bite of food. A deep laugh. A steady gaze with the ones you love, loving you back.”
Hope you’ve all had an amazing weekend! This weekend was pretty 💪🏽fitness oriented for us over here. We were either working out or watching the re-runs of Game Of Thrones, which we have one episode left I think and we’re ready for the new season!!
If you’re a #GOT follower (GOT’er aka…Thronies), and haven’t read the novels yet, what questions or story lines are you eager to see clarified the most??? For me, right now my most looming questions to be answered are;
❓Will Jamie Lanister be the one to put an end to Cirsei’s craziness
❓After everything she’s been through, and learned, is there any meaning at all to Arya’s story line, really, will it come into use
❓Will Daenerys’s title get longer
And most importantly….
❓ Will any of the 🐺 dire wolves make it
I have many more questions, but that’s what’s on my mind tonight 🙃
So besides re-runs, I headed outside this morning for a quick couple miles. And if the last week or so is any indication of how summer’s gonna be, we’re in for some dog days ahead😢💦. early mornings and inside tracks here I come! It was ☀️🔥 h u m i d 🔥☀️today! But it felt good and my legs are feeling stronger and stronger. I’m really happy I decided to start back at square one and train right. I don’t care how long it takes me to reach my goals. 🐌🐌🐌🐌 Length of time is the least of my worries. These days, doing things in a way that creates strong daily habit is more important than rushing the process and in the end reaching a fail point.
Also, took a break from Shaun week on repeat and the for some yoga and meditation. I needed it mentally and physically. Hubby needed it, because of dreaded shin splints he’s had.
My meditation was emotional and happy. I feel I am in such a good place now and being centered is becoming a more common feeling these days. You just know when all the pieces are starting to fit into place ☸️
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Saturday the hubby and I had a morning yoga session at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The gardens host quite a few different community projects as well as certificate programs in Floral Design. It was a gorgeous cool spring day and a perfect way to spend Saturday morning together! The class was very beginner friendly and the instructor, Charlotte was amazing! She also teaches Yin Yoga at the The Space Above Yoga Center.
After yoga, we received free admission with the cost of the yoga class. What a beautiful way to spend a Saturday morning, yoga to restore surrounded with nature’s beauty. It was a magical day!
It was peaceful and kind of meditative at times. Even though we’ve live in this area nearly 9 years, my hubby’s never been to the Botanical Gardens before. So this made the day extra special.
I’ve been to the Gardens with visiting friends during the height of tourist season and it was beautiful. But it was hot and can get crowded. I’ve always recommended people travel here during off season. No lines, hotels are less expensive, and events are less crowded. So plan two trips to the area. One for relaxing and one to take in all the tourist vibe events!
So now come take a walk with us as we explore the
Norfolk Botanical Gardens
“There is unspeakable beauty and potential to be found in nature. It entices me and is an invitation I just have to accept.” ~Jil Ashton-Leigh
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~Albert Einstein
“It is no longer sufficient to describe the world of nature. The point is to defend it.” ~Edward Abbey
“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more” ~George Gordon Byron
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’ …
‘It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth.'”
~Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. … There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
~Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”
~John Muir, Our National Parks
“I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling.”
~Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
~Henry David Thoreau
“Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within.”
As we walked through the Enchanted Forest, the birds became hyper aware and greeted us as we passed by! It was magical!
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
~ Lao Tzu
But the Butterfly Garden was blooming!
In a field of roses, she is a wildflower.
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” ~William Shakespeare
“The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.”
The Rose Garden
“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”
“Take time to smell the roses.”
Hope you enjoyed the tour of the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. We highly recommend it for a low key, long walk kind of day filled with beauty.
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