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Get In Shape The Red Pine Mountain Way

A Red Pine Mountain LogoHello everyone.  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I have a challenge for you and if you choose to continue reading, I'm going to make you work.  Has your waist line expanded over the winter?  Mine did.  But now with summer around the corner and short sleeves, shorts and bathing suits soon to make an appearance, it's time to do something about those winter bulges.  Never fear.  We have time.  Let's get started with our workout.

Always make sure you warm up and the best way to do that is stretching.  Now, reach for the sky!  Do you feel the stretch?  That's good.  You're doing a great job.  Now hold it just a second longer.  Feel the burn.

Cash the miniature horse does stretches 

You're doing great.  We're on our way.  Now let's try some leg lifts.  Bored with ordinary leg lifts?  Then try them on a balance beam for an added challenge.  Good job!

Cash the miniature horse does leg lifts 

Let's add in some resistance work and really isolate those muscles.  Grab your rope everyone and STRETCH.  Really elongate that neck.  Beautiful!

Cash the mini horse does resistance work 

Getting bored?  Let's add in some role playing.  Swing that rope around.  Pretend you're a cowboy or perhaps a snake charmer.  Use your imagination.  Have some fun. 

Cash the miniature horse swings a rope 

There you go.  You did it.  All warmed up.  Let's start the cardio and get those heart rates up.  How would you like to do it?  Sports you say?  Good idea.  What do you suggest?  Tobogganing?

 Cash the miniature horse wants to toboggan 

So sorry.  There's not enough snow.  But what if we turn that toboggan into a surf board and ride those waves?  Feel the wind in your hair.  Your looking fine, feeling fine.  Show everyone your incredible balance.  You're amazing! 

Cash the mini horse feels the wind in his hair 

There you go.  You did it!  You deserve a rest but remember to pick up the equipment.

Cash the miniature horse always puts the equipment away 

Thanks everyone for joining me in my workout routine today.  I had a blast and I hope you did too.  We'll be ready for summer in no time at all.

Mountain Man, Mountain Woman and her gang of clicker trained turkeys, chickens, horses and donkeys can always be found doing something out of the ordinary at Red Pine Mountain 


mountain woman
5/2/2011 3:54:45 PM

Thank you Dave for the compliment. It made my day and thanks as well for visiting my blog. I appreciate it!

dave larson
5/1/2011 4:33:31 PM

I love seeing the world through your eyes. Gentle humor, beautifully written. Thanks!

mountain woman
4/21/2011 10:21:30 AM

Wow, Nebraska Dave, you and Mountain Man could be twins separated at birth. He says exactly the same thing you do about bodies needing to be worked hard during the day and all day long, like you, he's beating himself up doing heavy physical labor until he collapses in pain at night to get up and repeat the process. I so admire men like you and MM who are always hard at work. Me, well, I prefer working out with horses or running from amorous tom turkeys to keep me in shape. No matter, all that is important is we are living life with gusto at our ripe old age and we are still actively engaged in physical labor. Use it or lose it is so true. Thanks so much for visiting!

nebraska dave
4/21/2011 9:16:05 AM

Sara, your posts are always such a hoot to read. Minni exercise class? What will you think of next? I do hear you about those long winter months of inactivity. My muscles are complaining about the sudden rise of activity. Most of my projects involve climbing ladders, lifting concrete blocks, setting retaining wall blocks, digging in the dirt, or mowing the lawn. At the day's end, it's Asprin and hot shower time. By June the muscles will be once again a thing fine tuned steel .... yeah right. Every day I make them work for their keep. If they want to rest well at night then they must work hard during the day. I just think that's how our body's were designed to function. What do you think? Well, I better get them muscles moving. I'm in the middle of integrating my first rain catching barrel into the backyard automatic gravity feed garden watering system. I see that the snow has finally left your area. Have a great spring exercise day.

mountain woman
4/21/2011 5:39:39 AM

Hi Cindy, It's definitely play and I agree about those being the best workouts. Thanks for visiting!

cindy murphy
4/20/2011 10:00:12 PM

Oh-my-gosh. This is so cute. I wanna play too! At least it seems like play....and those are the BEST kind of workouts!

mountain woman
4/20/2011 4:06:52 PM

Thanks!!! I LOVE my minis. They are always fun. Thanks again!

k.c. compton
4/20/2011 2:54:20 PM

Hahaha! I completely love this. Good workout!And adorable wee horse! --KC