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Dance Workout

Happy Friday! If you follow along on Instagram then you saw that my workout yesterday really took it out of me! (You can follow me at @wynnsparksfly) It also was so much fun I would do it 100 times. The music and the moves made me feel young and fun. It was not easy at all but that’s ok. I was alone in my living room just having fun and that’s what matters. Give this video a shot. (It’s free)

The 2000s hits are so much fun and this is for all levels. Let me know if you had as much fun as I did!

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Workout Videos / Tip

This week I have been having so much fun doing dance workouts during my lunch break. Nothing crazy just 15 minutes but they really get you. My shoulders and calves are so sore. It also really helps boost my mood and takes me back to my younger dancing days.

A lot of people have been asking what videos I am doing. Well here is my tip/hack go to YouTube and search dance cardio workout or dance workout. I then look through the results for time and music or style of dance and pick what jumps out to me.

These are free and super fun. I have found several that I really like and tend to go back to. I also started following those specific accounts for additional workouts. Below are some of my favorites.

This one was tough but so fun!

This one is focused on legs!

Love this music

These are just a few. Try them and tell me what you think!

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Free Holiday Fun

So as promised we are doing our holiday season budget friendly! Here are my first recommendations.

  1. Deerfield Holiday & Christmas Lights Display. This is a large neighborhood in Plano that does it big for holiday decorating. You can drive through the neighborhood to see all the fun, there are even dancing Santa’s! Weekend evenings are more crowded so plan to do a slow casual drive. I also recommend not entering the main entrance off Legacy to the area or you will be in a long line. There are a ton of other side street entrances that also allow you to see many homes that could be missed, and believe me they are great. It’s totally free, if you are feeling a little extra you can schedule a carriage ride. For more info here is their Facebook link

2. McKinney also has a great local map that you can submit your home to and people can drive around and see lights all through the area. This takes a little more planning but a lot of homes are close together, you also see all the homes with lights that didn’t submit to be on the map, we are doing different areas at a time and making a fun evening out of it. Grab your hot chocolate and enjoy the ride. The map is at the link below

https://mck.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=92e11c91d46e4a88acbf7cc386bb9628

3. Christmas Fest (Event was a one day thing) I saw this on Facebook as well and it was put on by Genesis Church off Virginia. I had no idea what to expect but it was so well done. There was a snow patch for kids to play in, crafts, cookies with Santa, a train ride, story time, live music, and hot chocolate. They did a wonderful job and did it safely with social distancing, masks, and sanitizing stations.

Check your local churches for events like these! Many do them and some are coming up.

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Hiking

One of my favorite things to do is hike or walk a new park or nature area on the weekends. If you knew me when I was younger this could be shocking information. lol It has really become a relaxing experience for me and I feel like I am really experiencing so much more of our world. I love seeing how different each area is even being so close together sometimes.

Just around our home there are so many options for hiking and walking. One of the places I really enjoy is Joshua Springs Park & Preserves. It is just a quick drive north and has a dog park, fishing area, picnic area, play area and trails. It is very well kept and is a great place to spend the day or afternoon. I always love to see the water falls or look through the bird watching buildings to see if I can spot any deer.

http://www.kendallcountyparks.org/parks/joshua-springs-park-and-preserve-jspp

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We tried a new place recently as well, Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area. Also just a quick drive away. It offers many trails to choose from and these are more natural and not paved like many are now. I recommend actual hiking shoes or boots for this location. The Guadalupe River runs right through and you can hike along it or take a canoe or kayak. It is animal friendly and also very well kept. With the hills, and natural trail you really get a great workout here while enjoying the hill country views.

http://www.kendallcountyparks.org/parks/kreutzberg-canyon-natural-area-kcna

Both of these are free! What a great way to get out, get active, enjoy nature and not have to spend any money. Make sure you take your own water to both.