Let me back track here. This is the same friend that I used to have McDonalds dates with. As in, a Big Mac meal, supersize the fries, hot fudge sundae kind of date. And then sit around watching Friends, talking, and laughing.
Now we get together as often as we can to still talk and laugh, but also to exercise!
|I look ridiculous, but isn't she gorgeous?! My fellow YOGI!|
So that night we got together to do some yoga in the park .. And it was great (once we were able to stop talking!). The breeze was refreshing and the view was just perfect. Such a calming workout.
Then we went for a walk on the boardwalk at Mer Bleu, which is basically a boardwalk (maybe 1km long?) that winds around a beautiful swamp. We kept an eye out for turtles (no luck this time!) but saw a cute frog.
|Such a peaceful place!|
|A view just off the boardwalk.|
|If I wasn't so "icky" about bugs, I could totally live here.|
|a beaver-less beaver dam!|
It made me realize - exercise is great on its own, but with a friend, or a group of friends? It's pretty darned awesome! It's fun, entertaining, and distracting (if you're struggling through your workout!). You can also encourage each other through your exercise so that way, if you feel you're slipping, you have someone there to give you that push you need.
So ... If anyone is looking for an exercise buddy - I'm ready and willing! Name the time and the place and I'll be there. We can help each other work towards our fitness goals and laugh our way through it! :)