Eat. Live. Be. Reboot: Outdoor Living

| December 28, 2011 | 5 Comments

Christmas this weekend was magical. Our family had such a wonderful day filled with presents, family, play and good food. Just as it should be. One of my favorite moments was finding my kids huddled in the second floor hallway of my parents house, playing with their new toys. It was just so adorable — they were intent on the toys, enjoying them so much, and had found the perfect spot where my mom’s very sweet but mischievous dog couldn’t get to them.

I hope your holidays were magical too.

It’s Wednesday, and that means that it’s time for Eat. Live. Be. Reboot. This week’s theme is TV, which ended up being a pretty challenging one for me. I don’t watch a ton of television — and very little of what I watch really relates to Eat. Live. Be. Reboot. That said, sometimes inspiration is less about being in-your-face health and more about being a subtle nudge. This one is totally a subtle nudge.

Over the past month or two, I have become totally addicted to a show called House Hunters. Basically, it follows people who are buying houses as they tour three homes, choose one and make it home. House Hunters International takes the whole thing to a new level showing people looking for a house in other countries. If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ve probably guessed that I have great aspirations of having an amazing beach-side home one day. It’s one of my biggest personal goals beyond being healthier and losing weight

But beyond that, this show actually has inspired me in a really unexpected way. So many of the people featured on both shows are really active folks — ones who make outdoor living a priority and who really live big. I love that. I want to be like that. And heck, I live in New England — I should live like that. There are tremendous opportunities for being more outdoorsy here — downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating, hiking — and that’s just in the winter. Making a commitment to do outdoor activities this winter just once a week would make such a huge difference in my life — and my kids’ lives.

So guess what? I’m going to do it. We spend far too much time inside. And it’s time to change that.

What’s your favorite outdoor activity in the winter? Share! I need some more ideas.

Be sure to check in on the Eat. Live. Be. Reboot Facebook page. Also, pop in on Cate, Patsy and Joanne to see what they found inspiring and motivational this week.

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. Kate says:

    We LOVE House Hunters. But it always is hard to watch what money can buy outside of California.

  2. Joanne says:

    I LOVE this! I’m totally the kind of person who needs some outdoors time, even if it’s cold out. I didn’t realize how much that was true until I had to run through the winter last year to train for a marathon…but I adore it. Such a great goal!

  3. Tim Brown says:

    My favorite activity is sledding with the kids on a big hill next to the house and making a fire in one of the outdoor fire rings that I sell. Kids and I get to have fun and we get to keep warm and have marshmallows all at the same time!

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