Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Greetings!

Long time no post! I am still here and still working toward overall better health. I survived one of the most intense semesters as an academic, thus little time for blogging.

We had an early start to winter in Minnesota, including a great deal of snow. For me, that means cross country skiing! I started skiing on November 19 which is VERY early for us.  The good snow cover lasted until about 10 days ago. So far I logged about 40 miles of skiing. However, over the last 10 days we experienced a complete thaw meaning all of our snow has melted. Our temperatures of above 30 during the day are unseasonably warm with rain, sleet and a few snow flurries.

Today I discovered a wonderful cross country ski area about 15 minutes away where they make snow.  I do not usually like to drive somewhere to exercise, but this winter I will be making an exception if the current weather pattern holds. The park where I skied was lovely with woods and wonderful trails that will definitely challenge me as the season progresses.

I did a great deal of baking with my 5 year old grandson over the past week. It was lovely. 

 I also would like to acknowledge that this post marks my 300th post! I have made many life style changes that have allowed my to lead a healthier life. I am not perfect in my eating or in my exercise, but I have stayed with it. I have maintained all the weight that I lost and fluctuate between 2 pounds of my lowest weight. I still have another 30 pounds to lose and of course I have some other fitness goals. I am a work in progress and happy about how far I have come. For those of you still reading, thank-you for your support and kindness.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!  Enjoy this season with your family and friends. TTFN,