Saturday, July 2, 2011

Have fun while exercising

Exercise does not have to be a chore or a drag. As a matter of fact, you can get a great work out while bonding with family or friends. Sami and I got up at 7:00 am today and decided to go for a hike at the nature preserve a couple of miles down the road from us.

We started by crossing the suspended bridge.

Once we crossed the bridge, our up hill walk began to the top.

Sami and I were both commenting on the way up what a great work out burn we were feeling in our hamstrings (back of upper legs) and our glutes(butts). In addition the cardiovascular work out we were getting was great. Once at the top, we stayed for about 5 minutes to admire the amazing view.

On our way back down the hill we were admiring the wonderland of trees we were walking through.

Once we got back to the car, we checked the pedometer to see how many steps we had taken during our 45 minute hike. We were proud to have tackled 5,600 steps.

Today couln't have been better. Sami and I spent quality time together and got a great work out in at the same time.....

Have a great weekend...