Hope your Tuesday is going great. It's really beginning to feel like Autumn, and I for one, love it. This is my beloved season. One of my favorite activities to do in the Fall is to go to a cider mill, pick out pumpkins, eat fresh donuts, drink hot cider, and take pictures in the beautiful scenery.
Since moving to this new city, we are trying to figure our way around everything and find fun things to do. The cider mill seemed like a great idea. When we got there we did everything that we loved (above). It was so much fun!! But, on the downside, the doughnuts sucked. They were pretty subpar and we were disappointed. But, I did buy a bunch of really cute gourds that I'm going to use as a centerpiece for our dining room table.
Onto other things, J and I are going to join this amazing gym that we checked out last week. The one I previously blogged about that I was checking out by myself sucked. It was really expensive and very non-impressive. This new gym though, is AWESOME.
It is huge, and it has great cardio and strength training equipment. All the cardio machines have TVs on them (Love!), it's full of people of a variety of age ranges-- our age, younger, and older. So it doesn't feel like a geriatric gym (the other one did, I shit you not). And it has a lot of different classes from kickboxing, to zumba, to yoga. It also has other activities like hand-ball/racquetball/pools/etc...
Basically, it's the perfect gym for us. It is a bit on the pricy side, but we will both use it enough that it will be worth it. In fact, we got a 1 week free trial last Thursday, and we've already gone 4 times.
We actually tried yoga yesterday. It was an eye-opening experience. I haven't tried a yoga class since I was in my teens. I absolutely loved it. It was 60 minutes of clumsily going through a variety of motions named after a myriad of animals. But, it was really fun, very stretch-ful (I know that's not a word), and it was different than anything else in my workout routine.
I'm going to add at least one day of yoga a week onto my regimen because I didn't realize how tight my muscles were!
Anyway, this post went on for longer than expected. But, one last thing-- I started drawing again yesterday. Drawing is the one thing that I always enjoy, and am good at. It's something that adds to my self-confidence. And to see the finished product that I made is pure joy. My favorite subjects to draw are people, although I am also partial to body parts (hands, that sort of thing). I'm making a large black and white drawing of a picture of J and I from our wedding. If it's good enough, we might use it as artwork in our living room (which we're severely lacking).
I am so excited!
Oh, and I just want to say, that recovery is a bitch. It's the scariest, fastest, roller coaster I've ever been on. But I know deep down that all of the ups and down will be worth it in the end.
Lots of Love for you all :)