There’s Always Something…

There’s Always Something…

you can do.

Another rainy day here, but I’m not complaining. The trees, plants and grass really need it. Last year we couldn’t sit out on our covered deck because of the smoke from forest fires. Yesterday, I sat outside and read while listening to the rain: so soothing. While the weather may have prevented me from taking my daily, outdoor walk, it didn’t stop me from getting some exercise and having a lot of fun.

I’m sure that I have already mentioned that I am a fan of Jessica Smith’s workouts. This 30-Minute Latin Spice Walk is low impact and it doesn’t require a lot of room to do. Give it a try!

Date Night?

Date Night?

When we think of “Date Night” we probably think of… well, night, and we likely imagine a decadent dinner out with our significant other, or an evening at the movie theatre, including a large popcorn and a soda. Now, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy both of those things. (Not the soda. That stuff is REALLY not good for you.) But dating can also involve activities that not only allow us to spend time with our loved ones, but are also good for our overall well-being.

First of all, we can agree that Date Night doesn’t have to take place at night. Right? It can happen at any time of day. My husband and I enjoy working out together. To make sure that, that workout gets done, we take an early (as in 6 a.m.) class. Shout out to Studio IPF: Inner Pursuit Fitness! Here’s a picture after our circuit workout this morning. If we weren’t fully awake when we arrived, we certainly were at the end of class!

Don’t we look happy (and sweaty).

Other ideas…

  • go dancing
  • take a cooking class or cook dinner at home
  • go for a walk or a bike ride
  • get a couples massage or give each other a massage
  • play a board game

I’m sure that you can come up with some great ideas of your own. I’d love to hear them!

A Hallowe’en Workout

A Hallowe’en Workout

While you may already be getting some extra exercise this evening walking your little superhero, unicorn, or vampire around the neighbourhood, or running up and down the stairs to greet them at your door, I thought I’d share this fun, ten minute Hallowe’en themed cardio circuit from spark people.com with you. It will burn off a few extra calories, but don’t think that means you can freely sample all those treats both during and after the event. Two of those fun-sized Snickers bars (my personal weakness) would take about 45 minutes of strength training or an hour of hatha yoga to burn off, and three Kit Kat bars (a very close second) would mean 20 minutes of running or walking at a moderate pace for an hour.