Oct 16

SH_SnowboardAs far back as I can remember, Autumn has always been my favorite time of the year. The leaves begin to change to gorgeous hues of gold, amber and scarlet and the air becomes crisp and cool. My wardrobe switches to long sleeves, sweaters and turtlenecks and I can now snuggle under my favorite down comforter at night. These small moments make me very happy.

This Autumn in particular has started out quite wonderful as I am venturing outside of my comfort zone(s), making new friends and opening myself up to new possibilities that weren’t anywhere on my radar. When you let go of the past, take off the blinders and open your eyes to the present, you just might be surprised at what you find. That being said, all of these indicators of the arrival of Autumn inevitably lead to my anticipation of the Winter Season and Snowboarding!

Six weeks from today will be my first chair of the season at Winter Park Resort in Colorado, and no, I am not in top snowboarding conditioning shape…yet. That all changes today. Over the next six weeks, all my bad habits go away and my healthy habits kick in. Full workouts at the gym,  healthy diet (no more cupcakes…sigh) and reduction of alcohol intake (another sigh…LOL).

My goal is to be in my best shape yet – 12 pounds to go. My dangling carrot to entice me to do well will be new snowboarding outerwear – which I have wanted for a season. If I achieve my goal prior to Thanksgiving, I get the goods…if not, I wear last years gear. Here we go…six weeks starts NOW!

 

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