I'm just back from a lovely, long walk. We've been having 90+ degree weather for the last couple of weeks but the mornings are mild and dewy. This morning there was a really nice breeze, too. I've put weight lifting on the shelf for the time being in favor of outdoor walking because I just can't bear to lock myself away in the gym when it's so lovely out. I'll pick up where I left off once the heat, sun and humidity send me in search of shade and air conditioning.
This morning I saw an elderly gentleman who I have seen plenty of times before. He must walk the neighborhood several times a week, if not every day. He's got a big smile on his face, beautiful white hair and quick, strong gait. I am inspired by this man to carry on in my healthy lifestyle because having your health is tantamount to freedom and independence well into the golden years of life. I have been working with the elderly for over 16 years and I know all too well what happens when a person neglects their health. I assure you, it isn't pretty and you don't want to end up like that! It's never too late to start treating your body with love and respect. You can reverse the damage that you've done and your body will repay you in the most wonderful ways for years to come.
I have a pretty busy few days coming up with work shifts, housecleaning and tying up loose ends for my mini-vacation which begins on Thursday. I'm very excited for the long holiday weekend, Rob and I have some fun things planned. Getting together with friends, swimming at the pool, a date night dinner out, picking up the pastured broilers at the farm to name a few. I'll also try and get a garden update with photos up this weekend. It's been a disappointing showing so far but I'll save that for another post.
What are your plans for the Fourth of July weekend?