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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Our Hike to The Hollywood Sign

In general Angela and I have our lives pretty in order. There is one thing however we have been sorely lacking in-- exercise. So our new goal is to hike every weekend and go jogging every day after work. This past weekend, my wife and I packed a picnic and took the iconic hike to the Hollywood sign. I used to go running and hiking recreationally all the time. I even won first place in two annual summer hip hop competitions and Angela used to do cheerleading and then boxing. Now I can barely do a somersault let alone a back flip and Angela's gloves are hung up as if retired. I never thought settling down would be so literal.

We have really let our health get out of control but we have never been more motivated to get back in shape. Yes, I know round is a shape, but not really the one we're looking for. It would be fun to be those people again that know a bunch of good hiking spots. Now that for the last two weeks Angela and I have been working out we already feel so much better. Not a physical improvement but mentally we feel much better about ourselves.

I love that it's one more thing that we can do together for example sometimes after Angela and I go on our run or hike we get out the Epsom salt and have a foot soaks followed by me painting her nails. It's fun to give her whatever color she wants. I love activities that lead to de-stressing and adding exercise to this list was definitely a must.

It's interesting when you focus on something you get all sorts of ideas and goals, one of my goals is to have good posture like our friend Hannah. She did ballet and trained herself very well. I have read good posture naturally enables you to breathe properly and people with good postures look smarter and more attractive. Also it can even help save your knees because of proper weight dispersion, which sounds good to me having already had two knee surgeries.

I know it's only been two weeks and I feel a little ridiculous posting about this because it's something we should have been doing all along. But even though it's a small necessary step I'm proud of us for making it and working on it together. When either of us doesn't feel like exercising we remind the other of our goals and how good we feel after accomplishing them. So you may see us running around town weekdays, feel free to honk and wave to show your support.  :P

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