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Today is a new day! It is time to get away from the computer, put on those walking shoes, get out, get fit and be creative! How is walking a creative activity? Well, pick up your camera, take it with you and start clicking away! You will be amazed by all the interesting and wonderful things you will discover, on your ordinary walk, around your once familiar neighborhood.

Become a Creatively Fit Teammate!

Creatively Fit is a fitness/photography blog designed to motivate blogger/photographers to get in shape. Each day, participants from across the globe are encouraged to walk, click, and connect with others who are grabbing their walking shoes and their cameras in an effort to stay creative and fit.

The task is simple. Leave a comment on a post, stating that you would like to join, and include your email address. You will receive an invitation to join the team. The assignment:

1. Walk 30-60 minutes each day (3-5 days per week). Work within your fitness level. Set a time limit that you are comfortable with (10, 15, 20 minutes). It's all about having fun and getting moving. Creativity and Fitness are bonuses!!
2. Click - Take photos of your journey.
Everything and anything goes, but we like creativity.
3. Connect - Post your name, state or country, time of walk, and 4 or 5 photos to the Creatively Fit blog.
4. Encourage one another with your comments and posts. Comments help to motivate one another into getting out there and sharing some more!
5. That’s it!

Our goal is to motivate and inspire one another as we unite together on our journey to creative fitness!! We are so glad you stopped by!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sara - California Saturday 1:00-2:00 PM

After lunch today what I really wanted to do was take a nap...but I made myself go for a walk. Sometimes you have to put the old body in gear and ignore its complaints (and my body is certainly no spring chicken, as they say!) Being a morning person, my energy level is highest before noon but today it was not possible to go walking until 1:00.

I know just the place for a lazy afternoon walk, a lovely neighborhood in my city several miles away from my home. As you can see in the collage above, it is quite grand and gracious. The streets are lined with very old trees towering above and providing lovely shade. I strolled for an hour up and down the wide avenues. The only people I saw were a few hired gardeners busy maintaining the gorgeous landscaping here and there; now and then a luxury model car would pass by on the street...but other than that it was very quiet. I could hear the birds singing and the wind rustling the leaves.

This remarkable child's swing caught my eye (click to enlarge). Well, what caught my eye first were the red Christmas globes glinting in the afternoon sunlight (most people have taken down their decorations by now), but soon I noticed that clever hobby horse swing. Don't you love it? If you were five or six, wouldn't you have the greatest time galloping over fields and streams on this valiant steed? I wonder if he has a name.

But the very best things I saw were the flowers....

Just look at these! Isn't God wonderful? I never stop being amazed and delighted with the gorgeous and whimsical living things He has designed...and I love the fact that, even though I've been on this earth for nearly six decades, there is always something new to discover and rejoice in.

So, today's walk, while leisurely, was just over three miles in one hour! And it was a well-spent hour indeed.


diane said...

That is a lovely green neighbourhood to walk through. Well done in pushing yourself to do an afternoon walk. I like morning time best too.

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

What a terrific walk! I'd say 3 miles in a hour is still good exercise.
Love your collage and beautiful photos of all those lovely flowers.

Hayley @ When I Grow UP said...

Oh Sara! I am delighted that you are walking with us, and keeping it up!!! You are getting me inspired...truly!!!

Evelyn Howard said...

The flowers are beautiful. And what a lovely pink - like bubble gum!