EXERCISE - THE KEY TO ENHANCED NATURAL BEAUTY AND FEELING GREAT!

ONE WOMAN'S POINT OF VIEW

BY Marty Vyn Boennighausen


I spent years paying expensive dues to force myself to attend aerobics classes and do the circuit of weight machines at the popular athletic club, all with the purpose of "staying in shape". The aerobics made my ankles hurt and my chest pound. The club was noisy, not very clean, and smelled funny.

I have always loved the outdoors. When I met my husband, Arthur, I finally found someone to share all the adventures available in the great outdoors. Now I look forward to my exercise time and actually enjoy spending much more time doing it. I believe that a very regular exercise program and a good diet will cure most all physical and mental ills. Get with a program and stay with it!!

Arthur and I are proud to say that our back yard is Rocky Mountain National Park. No matter what the weather or temperature is, the incredible beauty of the park is inspirational, clears the mind, and helps us contribute to the universal soul.

I have put the following together in an attempt to help women who are just starting out in mountaineering adventures. If you have something you would like to contribute to the list, please let me know!!

**GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND EQUIPMENT FOR MOUNTAINEERING:

Here is a list that you probably will say, "I know that", but maybe it will give you a gentle push in the right direction or remind you of something you need to do.

When in the clear, clean, pristine mountain environment, soak in the colors of your surroundings. Breath in the fresh air more deeply that usual. Listen carefully to the subtle sounds. Absorb all of this into your body and make it part of your very being. Ask all of the natural surroundings to join you and be part of your day. Thank Nature for being one with you.

Copyright (c) 1995 by Marty Vyn Boennighausen