An Ongoing Relationship

I see my desire to increase my fitness level more than just a New Year’s resolution. I see it instead as an on-again, off-again relationship. Often during the course of the year I decide I really need to improve my relationship with the treadmill, the weights, and the DVD that is next to my player. I know that for my health and physical benefit, I need to see this view every morning after I have woken up:

Resolved. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Resolved. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

But every few weeks life gets in the way: work, family obligations, sickness – or my blogging. Oh yes! Since I began my relationship with WordPress, I do admit the call of the treadmill has lessened!

Once again I have made a commitment to work off those calories, and to build those muscles. How long will the resolve last? Time will tell as the pressures at work increase, children’s activities take precedence to my own needs, and my desire to blog overcomes my desire to get fit.

What is your relationship with your exercise regime?

(This blog post was inspired by Sara Rosso of the WordPress team. The prompt this week is: Resolved)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge:Free Spirit

When I look at the majority of children and animals such as dogs, I see that they are free-spirited: their enjoyment of life has not yet been disciplined out of them. We were visiting the beaches on the Toronto Island and many people were out enjoying the sand, sun and water. The dog in the photo was no exception: he spent much time frolicking in the water, enjoying the refreshing coolness as well as the freedom of movement.

Frolicking dog on the beach. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

What does the phrase “free-spirit” make you think of?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

We use our hands daily to do so much: to write, cook, brush our teeth, eat …. The list is endless. One of my children’s favourite ways in which to use their hands is to build with Lego.

Building with Lego. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

What do you enjoy using your hands for?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused

This week the challenge was difficult for me in that I delete my photos when I see that they are out of focus. Normally I take a couple of shots of a scenario; and then keep the best. I did find a picture, though, that I took at my children’s school Winter concert last year. I decided to keep it because:

  1. It was the only shot I had taken of the programme
  2. The blurred aspect of the photo softened the subject a bit – a little in keeping with the theme of the evening.
Programme at Winter Concert. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Do you keep the out of focus pictures that you have taken?

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