Back to the gym...

I’m working on my second week back to the gym… yippee! Unfortunately I lost some of my cardio conditioning during those three weeks off. Before I had my surgery I had to work my butt off to get my heart rate into the aerobic zone… last Monday when I started my heart rate was in the aerobic zone very quickly. Bryan suggested I start out easy (20 minutes) and work my way back into my routine. Then he laughed because he knew I wasn’t going to do only 20 minutes (he knows me so well). I did start out a little easy… only 50 minutes instead of the normal 80 minutes of working out. My muscles were a little sore the first few days but this week I feel great. Hopefully by next week I’ll be back up to 80 minutes. Since Riley and Austin are on summer vacation from school (their last day was Friday) they are able to swim while I worked out… everything is working out wonderfully.

Here’s a card to share that I made while I was recuperating… I just forgot that I made it! The Gruffies image is Lavender Bouquet and all the patterned paper and cardstock is from Close to My Hearts' Paper Garden Reflection Kit. Thanks for reading ~ Jovi

Stamps: Lavender Bouquet (Gruffies) ~Ink: Noir (Palette) ~ Paper: White (Papertrey), Petal (CTMH), Buttercup (CTMH), Sweet Leaf (CTMH), Paper Garden Reflection Kit (CTMH) ~ Other: Twill Tape (CTMH), Yellow Brads, Yellow Ribbon (Offray), Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol


  1. This is really, really wonderful. All of your work is beautiful.

  2. Wow! I love this...lilacs are my favorite and this paper combo is excellent. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Beautiful! Love the paper. You do such a wonderful job with your cards.

  4. Love it! I just did one this week with that image too. :0)

    Good luck with the workouts. I thought I was doing good with 40mins!! :0)

  5. Too cute!! Love those gruffies!
    Your coloring is amazing Jovi!!
    Have fun working out! I wish I had some of your energy!

  6. Glad to hear that you are getting back into the normal routine, Jovi.

  7. As usual, your cards are so inspiring. The Gruffies are very cute.


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