Jim and Gabriel just returned from a winter camping weekend with Scouts. They were fired up! It reinforced yet again, what a wonderful program the scouts have. They came back smelling like a fire pit and dog-tired from a weekend of manly bonding activities. They were both grinning ear to ear when they walked in the door and loved every minute it! It was there chance to be Bear Grylls for the weekend….kind of. Lol.
Point in case, this lean-to that the guys built for shelter. I didn’t know what a “lean-to” was, but I guess it’s called that because it leans…to something. Lol. Good to know.
Speaking of Bear Grylls, we have been watching some the DVR’d episodes of Man vs. Wild and observed that he always wears the same pants. He braves every element in all environments on the planet and ALWAYS has those trusty slacks to hold him through! So we looked them up wouldn’t you know, Bear has his own survival gear line.
Of course, you saw that one coming!:) Here are the pants:
The brand is Craghopper and they are actually on sale now for 20% off. Too bad I didn’t see this before Christmas! Jim would have loved that suprise. As you might expect, some of the items seem way overpriced, but overall I think most are affordable (for that kind of gear). Click here for the website.
On another note, this week on the morning show we are doing a “Health and Fitness” theme. To prepare, I had my very first ever personal training session with my friend Sonia. I learned some great tips! She said that you have to do 200 minutes of cardio a week to really notice a physical difference (in terms of weight and looking toned). No wonder things don’t seem to change, 200 minutes is about 100 more than I put in during a week! Wowzers. I am not sure if I can do that with my schedule but I want to at least try. I also realize that is just one part of the battle. The eating is just as, if not more important than exercise. I used to journal my food intake every day but that was after Gabriel was born and I got away from it. I’m trying again (as of Jan 1) and so far, so good.
I do it mainly because I needed some accountability. When I write down what I am consuming it makes me more aware, and sometimes it even helps me in my daily meal planning. The Daily Plate website has also been a great help too. It’s not about being a certain shape or size, just being as healthy as I can with the time I have. I am all for it, as long as I can have some chocolate mixed in there too!:)