I got my wish yesterday and was able to take my lunch outside. I got all the yard work done (except the weeding – that’s this weekend), and I got some sun. Actually it was very sunny out for a short time, but the humidity was so high it was like working in a sauna. Almost as soon as I finished, the storm clouds rolled in. Thanks to all the rain we get in Florida during the summer, our grass grows so quickly that it needs to be mowed every 4-5 days. When I was overweight I hated doing yard work, and would often neglect the yard (as evidenced by the “before” pictures we took just before we began last year’s home renovation). Now that I’m in better shape I usually don’t mind getting out in the yard and working.
Besides, mornings like this one make it all worth it. I was just out back relaxing with my coffee and the dogs. Now that all the flowers and Crepe Myrtles are in bloom, everything looks really colorful. During the day there are dozens of critters: lizards, birds, frogs, butterflies and dragonflies, just to name a few. I really love relaxing out there!
I’d better go get my cardio done. Today’s going to be pretty busy and I want to start it off right!