As you know, I’ve been attempting to live a healthier lifestyle recently. For the most part, I’ve been successful – but from my last few posts it is easy to see that I have indulged in some unhealthy foods. I’m currently on reading week, so I’ve been taking advantage of all my free time and trying to be as active as possible and work off some of those indulgences. Luckily, we’ve had some warm weather lately, so yesterday I decided to go hiking. My dad is recently retired and lives in London, so he drove down for the day and we grabbed lunch and then went to Mount Nemo in Burlington for a hike. This was one of the first trails I ever went to within Halton, and it is still one of my favourites for a number of reasons – which I will tell you about in this post!
If you read my last blog post then you would know that I decided to attempt to get back to eating well and living healthy after a busy Christmas season. Yes, I realize it is the end of January and I was a little late on the whole New Years resolution thing … but better late than never, right? So, in keeping with my news year resolution I told myself that I am going to make a point to be more active this year. Being enrolled in eight courses this semester makes it tough to find time to exercise, but I am going to do my best.
I live in the region of Halton and I am lucky enough that there are so many amazing hiking trails within it. I’ve lived here for two years and I’m a little ashamed to say that I haven’t made it to all of the trails yet, so I told myself that every weekend that I stay in Milton that I’ll make a point to get out and go on a hike (even if it is stupidly cold). My plan this past Sunday was to go hiking at Hilton Falls with my boyfriend, buuuut that didn’t end up happening. Like I said, I’m trying my best to eat well all the time but I’ve been allowing myself to indulge once per week. This Sunday my indulgence was all you can eat sushi, so it’s safe to say that we were not up for a two hour hike afterwards. Not wanting to feel like bums all day though, we still wanted to get out and do something so we decided to go to Milton’s Mill Pond. I had never been, but my mom had been going a lot in the fall so we thought it was worth checking out.
With the weather quickly getting cold, I find myself thinking more and more about those warm summer days. Don’t get me wrong – I love fall, but there’s something about having to break out a jacket that makes me miss those summer adventures. When I think about my favourite parts of this past summer, there’s one weekend in particular that sticks out to me. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to tag along with my boyfriend and his family one weekend when they rented out a cottage in Wiarton, Ontario. I absolutely love hiking, so we made sure we made the most of the weekend and went on as many as possible. On the drive up on Saturday, we stopped at Inglis Falls to hike and see the waterfall. Me being the klutz that I am, fell in the water as we were hiking up the waterfall, but the view was definitely worth having wet running shoes for the rest of the day.