30 August 2009

Our Unique Wedding Anniversary Gift

We decided to give ourselves a unique wedding anniversary gift this year and take up geocaching as a way to get out and get more exercise. So, yesterday we bought a GPSr and we went out on our hunt this afternoon.

We found 3 out of the 4 caches we went after. Not too bad for a couple of newbies. There are only 886,668 more for us to find.

You can get info about geocaching at this link Geocaching

We still plan to go out and share a romantic meal at our favorite French Bistro later this week and then we can go geocaching next weekend to work off the extra calories.

This is going to a great way to burn calories and stay fit. We can do this biking, hiking and walking together anywhere in the world.

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12 August 2009

I hate to exercise....

I have always hated to exercise, but there is no denying it does burn calories. John has started to wear a pedometer and according the steps taken, he is walking more than a mile a day at work.

I've started walking about 1.5 miles, or more, 3 or 4 mornings a week. It is so hot here in Houston, I have to walk before 9 AM or the heat will do me in before I can circle the block

I also managed to drag my bike out of the garage and talked a girlfriend into riding with me. I rode about 6 miles yesterday, but my riding buddy called early this morning to say she was too sore to ride today. She will try to ride with me tomorrow. I really don't want to ride by myself. Let's face it, I'm not a kid anymore and accidents happen. I'd rather be with someone, just in case.

Even though I hate exercise, I've come to terms with it and I'm committed to keep it up. Hopefully, my efforts will start to show up on the scale soon. It sure will be nice when summer is over and we get some nice cool weather for a change. It will make the walking and the biking a lot more enjoyable.

We took our measurements last week. John has lost a total of 22 inches overall and I've lost a total of 24 inches!!

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