Exercise is Not For the Faint of Heart : Mixed Media Layout
I have been thinking a lot about healthy eating and lifestyles as summer approaches. Around Christmas my exercise routine was put on hold and somehow I forgot to incorporate it back into my routine. I didn’t realize how important it was until I was out of breath the other day after ascending our stairs. Sadly, we have a total of 12 steps. Exercise has always been one of my least favorite activities. I much prefer to spend my time reading a book or crafting but those are sedentary activities despite the amount of enjoyment I get from them. Unfortunately, my age doesn’t lend a lot to my energy level so I need to do what I can to help it along. Since having children, the strength is slowly being sucked out of me. Parenting is not for the faint of heart.
Thankfully the sunshine has made an reappearance. I am excited about warm mornings frolicking in the yard with my daughter and digging through the dirt of my garden. I am so thankful that we live in a place that celebrates all four seasons. Each one has its own perks and I look forward to experiencing each one throughout the year. I am ready for those pretty blooms, trees full of foliage and sunshine to warm me while I exercise.
What’s your favorite way to keep in shape during the winter?
Creating the Layout
I made this layout for my daughter’s art journal. The background has been sprayed with Lindy’s color mist and stenciled with the Lily Wallpaper Motif and PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints ( Mustard Pickle).
I used the new Sara Naumann PaperArtsy stamps, thread, die cuts, fabric and a canvas tag to embellish.
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I am joining Elizabeth and Bleubeard along with the T Ladies. Today’s tea is Tiesta Tea WHITE PINEAPPLE WONDER . It has pieces of pineapple, carrots, apple, marigold and white tea. This has to be my second favorite tea as of late. I have been drinking it daily because I ran out of my Tiesta Tea Fruity Pebbles.
Happy Tea Day,