Stingy Trees

I waited too long to take my walk today. When I finally got out it was midday, 87°, and there way NO shade on the streets and sidewalks. But then I noticed there was shade. It was just that the trees were keeping it all to themselves! I guess they were hot too and simply had no shade to spare. When I got home I took a cold shower that felt as good as a hot shower feels in the dead of winter. Sometimes these seasons are overrated!

midday shadow

On a positive note, my walking is going great. I am walking nearly four miles six days a week (mapmywalk is a great app for calculating mileage), I am also eating less (myfitnesspal is great for calculating calories for the day), and I have lost 4 pounds. Also I felt pretty good when the other day my sister walked with me. She wears a heart rate monitor and we had to slow down a little because she passed her target heat rate!

Inspired to read about shadows? SHADOW by Suzy Lee is a fun one that comes to mind. It is a wordless picture book I included in this book list post. Check it out! Don’t like reading wordless picture books? Check out this post at What Do We Do All Day for tips!

Resolutions-lite

New Year’s Resolutions

Just the idea of New Year’s Resolutions makes me feel unmotivated.  I know the average person gives up on them and I am pretty average so I am not going to bother!  Instead I am going to pat myself on the back for my accomplishments of 2011 and if you are feeling the self improvement pressure take a minute to reflect.  I bet you have much to be proud of too! Continue reading