Thanks to my son and his wife's encouragement and information, George and I bought FITBITS the middle of May --and have been working hard at our exercise and overall health since then. We've always tried to be 'fairly' active --but not on a consistent basis. NOW---we both try to get over 10,000 steps each day six days a week (taking one day off--usually Saturdays).
We now follow a fairly regular routine ---walking about 30 minutes each morning, then working in the yard or in the house during the afternoons, and then taking a 2.5 mile walk each evening just before dark. In fact, it is usually dark by the time we get back home, but we take our little headlights with us for the last part of the walk if needed.
Because we live on a Golf course (NO--we do not play golf---ha), we have a perfect place to walk AFTER the golfers finish for the day. We walk the back nine holes along the cart path --and it is a gorgeous place to walk. It is very hilly---but even our morning walks are up and down steep hills. We live in the mountains --so there's not many 'flat' places around!
One thing we love to do is to take pictures along the way when we walk. We've taken a bunch since we began about 2.5 months ago ---so tonight I will share some of them with you. Hope you enjoy our walks as much as we do! Don't you love the sky in the picture above, with the reflection in the water?
|This blue line shows you the path that we follow along the golf course. Where you see the words, "recorded track"--that is our home, where we begin. Sometimes we walk to the right and around and sometimes, to the left.... The area looks flat, but believe me --it is NOT... ha|
|This is a beautifully landscaped golf course! |
|Sometimes we stop and pick some wild blackberries to put on our breakfast yogurt/cereal.|
|This PINK cloud reminded me of my two great friends, Susan and Reida. Both of them are gone from this world now --but they told me that they'd be watching from a pink cloud. Oh how I miss them both, but I smiled when we saw this cloud knowing that they were up there watching down.|
|This little area is called Sneads Canyon --and a little creek flows through this area --especially after a big rain! |
|We see gorgeous sunsets ---and every night is DIFFERENT.|
|This was taken one of the FEW times we got up at the crack of dawn and walked in the morning.. It is pretty that time of day also --but since we stay up late at nights, we prefer walking in the evening. |
|We have watched two little fawns grow QUICKLY the past couple of months. I love the deer --as long as they don't feast on our flowers!!! ha|
|We even walk in the rain and FOG ---as long as it is not storming!!!|
|Another beautiful sunset picture|
|Sunbeams behind the clouds; I love skies like this!|
|Then on July 30, we had the gorgeous "NOT-BLUE" but Beautiful FULL MOON to follow us all along our path.... How awesome is that!!!!!|
|This is how dark is was that night (July 30)--as we made our way home. See the moon glistening in the water???? Made me think of the song: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon"!!!!!|
|Then on Friday, August 1st, we enjoyed that full moon for one more night... Sorry the picture (with my iPhone) is a little grainy/noisy ---but I wanted you to see how beautiful it was that evening.|
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of the things we see when we walk each night. As I said, we are both working hard on staying healthy. I am maintaining my weight (since I don't need to lose much more) ---but I am 'firming' up some of this crazy old-lady-flab.... ha... George wanted to lose some weight --and he has lost over 25 pounds just by eating healthier and exercising... Thanks be to God.
Hope you are all well and staying healthy also!