Ahh, spring time. The birds chirping, the bees buzzing… even the squirrels are darting around now that the weather has turned. As much as I love beautiful fall colors and a festive winter, spring is my jam. Here are six reasons why I’m very excited for the weeks ahead.
Nature’s simply beautiful. I love the blush pink blossoms and vibrant tulips decorating the city. And the trees that shade nature’s gymnasium emerge in beautiful form and color. Such a pleasant distraction during those intense ab crunches and two-minute planks!
Hello, longer days. More light to begin our morning boot camp, and more light after the work day’s end to unwind on a patio or at a nearby park. Plus, a little sunshine-induced vitamin D never hurt. (Just don’t forget to slather on that sunscreen.)
Picnic time. My ideal spread is a bottle of wine, cheeses, some seeded crackers, nuts, and dark chocolate (of course). Lay out on a fleece blanket and enjoy with your fave bud.
Farmers’ markets. Strolling through an outdoor market is a great way to begin the weekend. The U Street and Columbia Heights markets are my weekly stops here in the District. And the produce you collect can make for some tasty dishes.
Workouts galore. Why not get outta that stuffy gym grind and run around outside? Try your hand at a fun new activity like a 5K race, outdoor class, or scenic hike. I like to end my boot camps with deep breaths of fresh air and to clear our heads.
Cool and tasty treats. Hail to spring with the creamy goodness of frozen yogurt (my fave spot frozenyo just reopened for the season!). They also have fabulous pistachio gelato. As a go-to sweet treat, I love healthy homemade pudding pops. I make my own with milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and honey. Blend, fill mold, freeze, and enjoy!
Spring has sprung and there many sweet reasons why this California girl is in a great mood. Any particular reasons you’re excited? Let me know in the comments below. And if you were waiting out the chill before heading to G MOVES boot camp, now’s the time to join the fun in the sun!