slacker.

Yes. That’s me…slacker.

I thought things would slow down a bit after my trip to Austin. I was wrong. I’ve been slacking with the blog because the rest of my life has taken over. But I’m back!

Looking back at an old Twitter post, I know I said that I couldn’t wait to tell ya’ll about the fun ways I exercised while I was away. Let me just say –it was great! I understand why Austinites all look so healthy.

Town Lake. A picturesque riverbank developed into a nature/running trail serves as a place where thousands of people walk, run, bike and take their dogs every day. As I did my own walk/run on the trail, I pictured Cincinnati with the same set up. It’s my personal wish for my beloved Cincinnati.

Also on Town Lake (which is actually the Colorado River), I went to the Rowing Dock to test out my skills at Stand Up Paddle-boarding. My advice for everyone is to try it out. Today. It’s easier than it looks, and it’s so much fun! Plus, it’s a great blend of exercise and fun. Things can get a bit tough when you’re heading upstream in the wind, so you can target your core, arms and back all at once.

So get up off the couch. Quit being a slacker. And get out and play.

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austin lovin.

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I have been to Austin before. I loved it then, and I love it even more now.

So I bet you are all wondering how the whole paleo thing is going while I am on the road. Here it goes…

Although I haven’t been strict paleo yet today, I have been able to come pretty darn close. I splurged and got a latte at the cutest little coffee shop that I happened to stumble upon this morning. Then, I ate fruit – pineapple, honeydew and cantaloupe – and two hard-boiled eggs for breakfast (courtesy of the conference peeps).

For lunch, I listened to the concierge and walked about half of a mile (woo exercise!) to a bustling spot called Annie’s Cafe. As you can see by the yummy pic below, I ate salmon with zucchini, squash and tomatoes. The topping on the salmon was creamy (not paleo), but light. So I am happy with my decision.

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For dinner, I am going to try my best to be good while dining with family. Can’t wait!