Well, the pictures are in, most the celebrating is done, and it’s time to hit the mountains again! …but this time it’s with Dave and Cath, my brother- and sister-in-law who are visiting from Vancouver. We’re heading out tomorrow with my in-laws for a family back country weekend and are stoked that the avalanche conditions are so low, that the weather will be perfect for hiking and that the snowpack in the Rockies is the most stable it’s been in 60 years! Bring.on.the.pow. 😉
But before we hit the road, here’s a glimpse of what we’ve been up to for the past 5 days or so (head’s up: get ready for a picture-heavy post and here’s a hint: lots of eating, lounging, laughing and connecting!):
That about sums it up! It’s been a fun and relaxing time together but truth be told, I’m ready to get back to routine soon! Anyone else feel that way after some time off? It’s wonderful when it comes, the break is great to rejuvenate your heart and spirit and then you’re ready for some structure again. I said this in my last post, but I’m kind of looking forward to more vegetables, clean proteins and water after so many goodies and carbs from the delicious brunches and treats we’ve been having! I’m also looking forward to hitting the gym hard again as I usually take a break off from working out in the traditional sense because we do a lot of skiing and hiking over the Christmas holidays. We’ll be getting some good workouts in the next two days, that’s for sure! But pull ups and squats are starting to sound good again.
Speaking of pull ups and squat (jumps), I wanted to share a great challenge my mom is instigating over on her blog! It involves 4 bodyweight exercises for a total of 100 reps a day for the month of January – but I won’t give it away. Head over there and check it out for yourself (go mom!).
So – I leave you with the above challenge to mull over, some fun pics and a renewed Bonnie who’s ready to get lean in 2013! 😉 Cheers to you guys as you continue to enjoy family and friend time and more low-key days at work. Keep living strong into the New Year and I’ll see you after a few days of back country skiing!
Live well & be well,