Day 1 ★ Podge and I are starting a 30 day healthy habit challenge. We’re going to exercise for 30 minutes every day. We’ve promised to hold each other accountable.
Day 2 ★ Podge and I lifted weights at the gym, concentrating on upper body. You may notice she had me make her a headband to keep her hair out of her eyes. She’s also requested leg warmers.
Day 3 ★ Podge and I were feeling a little sore from our workout yesterday, so today we did yoga. Here I am helping Podge into her triangle pose. Notice she convinced me to redo her headband in pink and whip up some matching leg warmers.
Day 4 ★ Podge and I are sweating on the arc trainer at the gym. “Just 50 more seconds. You can do it!” she says. She’s a great cheerleader.
Day 5 ★ Podge and I are lifting weights today. Well, she mostly just enjoys riding up and down on the weights… and giggling.
Day 6 ★ A long hike. With all the storms we’ve been having, Podge and I weren’t too surprised that Ralston Creek flooded the trail. But that didn’t stop us. We hopped over some rocks and continued on our way. It felt great to get outside in the sun!
Day 7 ★ The recent rains have made our usual mountain trail too muddy for a Sunday morning hike, so Podge and I stayed in and did some physical therapy (for my knees) and calisthenics like jumping jacks to get our heart rates up.
Day 8 ★ Podge and I decided to step outside our comfort zones today and try something new. Kettlebells! I picked up a beginner’s video to guide us, but it didn’t warn us about how sore our legs would be. Tomorrow might need to be a light day.
Day 9 ★ As predicted, Podge and I are sore from our workout yesterday. Podge reminded me that it’s important to not overdo it, so we took it easy today with a leisurely stroll down by the Ralston Creek. We stopped to admire all the flowers and birds and the spectacular view from the top of the pedestrian bridge.
Day 10 ★ Still a little sore (man, those kettlebells are brutal), Podge and I did yoga today. Podge even has her own yoga mat and bag! If your squirrel wants fitness gear like Podge’s, you’ll have to stop by the picnic at the end of the month when I’ll post patterns and project instructions for them all!