What are you doing this weekend to nurture yourself?
I've entered a weight loss contest with my daughter. It's her and her daughter going up against me and my BF. We've challenged each other, as teams, to see which couple can lose the most weight in six months.
We're checking in with each other every two weeks to monitor our progress. Whichever couple loses the most weight that week, percentage-wise, has to make the other couple dinner at home. (We're also finding ways to eat healthier and at home; this looks like it'll be a good one)
So this weekend, I'm dragging my daughter out with me for a six-mile walk. For me, it's not so much about the weight loss as it is about being sure I'm staying healthy, exercising, eating right, and staying in shape. I need to firm up the old body. And I want that for my daughter as well.
So I mentioned that she and her husband could come with my BF and I on the regularly scheduled Saturday runs. I only run sometimes. Mostly I walk briskly. I'm too slow for the regular running group, so I choose whatever feels right on any given Saturday. Sometimes, we ride our bikes, instead. I especially love those days.
At any rate, we meet together afterward for coffee and catching up. It's a nice routine to have waiting when other obligations or events don't get in the way. It's definitely a great way to nurture the heart, mind and soul, and I look forward to when I can go.
This weekend my daughter's coming with me, and that's how I'm nurturing myself. On Sunday, I'm also hiking--because I do want to win that contest.
Exercise is especially crucial for me when I've got a huge project going on that would otherwise keep me glued to the chair and in front of the computer for hours on end, which is the case with me now. I need to stayed focused and unwind.
How about you? Is exercise a part of your nurturing plan this weekend?
(Photo above of Arizona Canal taken by Jackie Dishner)