Wednesday, July 15, 2015

This and That

Half way through July already! I actually did start posts a couple of times in June, but never got around to finishing. Seems to be the way it goes these days.


We had Rib Fest in Saint John. I'm not really a fan of ribs myself, but Husband was very happy with the whole thing, and I can manage to enjoy some pulled pork once in a while.

This sign at Rib Fest made me think of a certain blogger...

We had a raccoon visiting and helping itself to peanuts in the middle of the night, so we are back to closing the window with the cat door again (so much for my sleeping through the night), and we have bought a fancy new one that can be activated my microchips; the cats are slow to get on board with that though.

I happened to look out the window at work one afternoon and see this rainbow stripe across the sky. It was really pretty, and I wished I was outside somewhere with a real camera, but I snapped this through the window with my iPhone.

Apparently, it is a rare phenomenon, which I did not realize until I saw the news story later.

We've been having some really nice weather lately, and I finally have all of my tomatoes and peppers transplanted into containers (as of Sunday!), and I have my little veggie bed planted. I still have some ornamental plants sitting around waiting to get in the ground, but I'll get there.

The peas might do better if Frank would refrain from sitting on them.

I love this time of year, I love going outside and being surrounded by so many green things. The slope above us is covered in daisies right now. It's pretty amazing.

Last Saturday I impulse-bought a flat of strawberries, so spent a good part of the weekend making freezer jam and strawberry shortcake and generally stuffing my face with strawberries. I'd been thinking I wanted to make jam, then I saw some beautiful looking strawberries, and so...

No regrets.

So when I started to write a post around the end of June, I transcribed my workout log from the notebook I write it all down in, going back to the beginning of March. A lot of yoga, mostly.

I started adding in short walks during the day, usually around lunch time. I work in an office that is part of a larger complex, via pedways, so even in the winter I can easily get in a short stroll, and break up my eight hours of desk job every day. I'm not sure how much of a difference it makes, but it can't hurt. And I've been seeing articles around to web to reinforce that view:

I don't know why, but last week my exercise motivation suddenly kicked in and I am giving Les Mills Pump another try, alternating with PiYo. Who knows how long the motivation will last, but right now I'm feeling pretty good about it.

01: 25 min Mall Walk + YDL Gentle Hatha Flow #1
02: 25 min Mall Walk + PiYo Define: Lower + Upper
03: 25 min Mall Walk
04: 25 min Walk + PiYo Sweat
05: YDL Sun Salutations Flow #1 (noon)
08: 25 min Mall Walk
10: 25 min Mall Walk
12: YDL Moon Salutations Flow #1
13: PiYo: Define: Lower Body
15: 25 min Mall Walk
17: PiYo Sweat
19: PiYo Define: Lower Body
20: Garden
22: PiYo Define: Lower Body
23: 20 min Mall Walk + PiYo Define: Upper Body
24: YDL Moon Salutations Flow #1

05: YDL Gentle Hatha Flow #1
06: YDL Sun Salutations Flow #1
07: 25 min Walk
12: PYL Pilates
16: Spring Garden Cleanup
18: Spring Garden Cleanup
19: 25 min Mall Walk
20: 25 min Mall Walk
21: 25 min Walk
22: YDL Moon Salutations Flow #1
24: Spring Garden Cleanup
25: 25 min Mall Walk + YDL Sun Salutations Flow #1
29: Spring Garden Cleanup

07: YDL Sun Salutations #1[AM] + YDL Moon Salutations #1[PM]
08: 25 min Mall Walk
09: 25 min Walk+ PYL Pilates
11: YDL Moon Salutations #1
13: 25 min Mall Walk + YDL Solar Flow #1
14: 25 min Mall Walk + PYL Pilates
15: 25 min Mall Walk
16: 25 min Walk + YDL Solar Flow #1
17: YDL Sun Salutations Flow #2
18: YDL Sun Salutations Flow #1 + Moon Salutations #1
21: 30 min Mall Walk
22: 30 min Mall Walk + PYL Pilates

09: YDL Sun Salutations Flow #1
10: YDL Lunar Flow #1
12: 25 min Walk
13: YDL Gentle Hatha Flow #1
??: YDL Gentle Hatha Flow #1
??: YDL Gentle Hatha Flow #2
24: YDL Sun Salutations Flow #1
25: YDL Gentle Hatha #1
26: Jackie Warner Power Circuit Lower Body
28: Jackie Warner Power Circuit Upper Body
30: YDL Gentle Hatha #1