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Getting back into it

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I'm not much of a blogger, I don't fully understand the point and don't know why anyone would care what I have to say, but why not give it a try? Holidays are great, I love the time spent with family and just relaxing. The problem is that there is so much of my favorite summer food there, like my mom's potato salad, and I just can't bring myself to say no (I regret nothing). I also don't make the time to exercise properly since everyone's around and I want to spend time with them. So today, I'm getting back on schedule is the best way possible, a 7 mile hike by myself. It'll be a good time to refocus and center myself. As I lace up my boots I'm a little nervous but super excited to get back out there into my happy place. I never thought I'd be excited for exercise, I was always the person who would rather just sit on the couch and watch The Office, so this is a new feeling. And now, it's time to get out there and go!
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    Welcome to the Spark Blogosphere!
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    Time spent with loved ones is the best!! Yay for family time, mom's potato salad and relaxing. Kudos for jumping back in with a 7 mile hike!! Great job!! :)
    1808 days ago
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