Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Warm and Fuzzy Thoughts for 2015



Happy New Year!

I hope you find this time of year as restorative as we do. Winter is the time we step back and take a cleansing breath before our gardening chores start in spring. 

I'm taking the next month to enjoy some winter activities. 

Once the excitement of the holidays has passed, we can fill our lives with simple activities. Take a walk outdoors in the winter to get fresh air and sunshine (if we are lucky).

Develop a good schedule and stick with it. We have been walking at 5:30 every morning before work, and have stuck with it for four months and will continue.

Maybe squeeze in a movie, and dinners and get togethers with friends and family.

Keep warm, keep busy, keep happy. My dear friends, thank you for your visits in 2014. My wish is that 2015 will be a good year.

Debbie
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

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  1. Pretty pic! Happy New Year Debbie:@)

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    1. Thanks Lynn, Wishing you and Earl a happy new year.

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  2. Enjoy this New Year…enjoy this quiet time.

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  3. I enjoyed the snowy picture scene that you must see on your walk in the morning. What a nice way to get the day off to a good start, my friend! I'd be going back inside and have a bowl of yogurt with some of your granola on top, and a cup of tea, of course.
    Happy 2015 to you, Joe and your family.! xo

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    1. Kitty, I always have something to look forward to after the walk. A cup of freshly brewed Dunkin and some of my granola :-) xoxoxo

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  4. Happy New Year, Debbie. Good health to you. As I just get to bed at 2 a.m., 5:30 is a little early for me, but good for you! I wonder if when Joe retires he will adopt my schedule, late to bed late to rise! The first year I still woke up at 5;30, but what a pleasure to roll over and not go out in the cold! :)

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    1. Joe has been off for two weeks and I think he got a taste of retirement :-) Two more years, God willing. He will always be an early bird.

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  5. Glad we reconnected in 2014!
    The best of New Years to you..(i don't know how you do the 5.30 am :) ) KUDOS!

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    1. I am pleasantly surprised that I actually enjoy walking at 5:30, and I do it in the rain too :-) We are well equipped with our clothing and walking gear. Ditto on being glad we reconnected in 2014!

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  6. Wow, up at 5:30 for a walk, especially in upstate NY where winter is really cold. Hats off to you! I have to push myself out the door to walk in daylight when it's below 50 here. I admire you and need to take a page from your 2015 goal.
    Since I retired, I find sleeping in and going to lunch with friends to be the two biggest treats of retirement. I was always at school by 7 and usually there till 6. Of course, lunch was a sparse 30 minutes in the building during which one also had to check mailbox, phone messages, etc. Yes, going out to lunch with friends is a big treat! ;-)
    Thanks for the friendship, Debbie. I look forward to following along in 2015.
    Happy New Year and all the best in the year ahead.

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    1. Sarah, once I found the proper attire for walking in the really cold weather, I didn't mind waking up and going out into the cold (in the dark). LOL

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  7. That is dedication, Debbie! We walk also but in the afternoon. The perk of being retired :) Beautiful photo! Happy New Year, Debbie!

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    1. I know you and John are also getting exercise, and I also look forward to the perks of being retired. I won't have to walk at 5:30 a.m.!

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  8. We started walking in the mall in the early mornings when weather is bad and have kept it going all year! We just added weight lifting (again) this fall and I have felt more energetic. I am determined to keep it going! I also challenged my family to lose weight (our own biggest loser) starting in September and ending Christmas Day and I had 3 who met the challenge - one lost over 50, one, 50 and one 30! We are a little support group from Texas to Oregon who chat every Tuesday morning and encourage one another. That has been fantastic seeing these people drastically change their lives.

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    1. Your Tuesday morning chat and support group sounds like it has helped folks stay on track with weight loss, Good for you! I know from experience that weight bearing aerobic exercise is good for us daily, and strength training 2-3X a week. And good for you keeping up your walking routine too!

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  9. Hi Debbie, I hope you are enjoying your Winter activities. 5:30 is so early...Brrrr. Good for you! Being retired, we have projects to do. Of course we are dieting again. We have Hawaii again in a few months. Stay cozy.

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