Exploring Red Rock Canyon State Park & Fossil Falls

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It’s been awhile since Matt and I enjoyed a week away, so on Saturday morning, we packed a bag, fed the cats, and jumped in the car for a quick get away to Red Rock Canyon State Park, about 90 miles north of Los Angeles in the Mojave desert. While there isn’t much in the […]

Playful Fitness

Part of the reason that exercise and I don’t get along is that it’s work.For a good workout, there’s usually some level of discomfort involved, including panting, sweating, exertion, and effort! (Yes, typing this out makes me realize how truly lazy I really am.)

Push ups.. yuck!

So how does a lazy, chubby person find ways to make exercise less tedious and more enjoyable? You get creative! Tonight, Matt and I went to Balboa Park and got some exercise in a more unconventional and “childish” way. Much more fun than running on the treadmill!

I balanced on the moving disc thingies….

Wibbly wobbly

And then Matt went down the slide…


And then I soared through the sky on the swings…

The size comparison in this pic cracks me up!

And then Matt bounced on this bouncy thing…

Boing, Boing, Boing

and then I climbed up to the clouds on the big, flexible red spider web. (This used to be my favorite playground activity.)

Climb like a monkey!

Obviously, the more fun you have when you exercise, the more you’ll want to do it – which is why I’m so glad I’m learning to step out of my comfort zone and get movin’ – with things like kickboxing, krav maga, and playground time!

What’s the weirdest and best way you’ve burned calories lately?