My Summer Vacation Fun: Planking And Cinnamon Rolls

I was on a short, 7-day plus summer vacation. I visited my family and relatives in Southern Ostrobothnia. Below are a few choice snapshots!


I didn’t set any real weight loss or fitness related goals for my vacation, even though I modestly hoped that I would eat sensibly. I don’t think that quite worked, because I started Saturday morning by eating cinnamon rolls for breakfast and a couple of ice cream cones for lunch!! 🙂

I spent a couple of days with my sister and her two little daughters. I got plenty of exercise when I played hide and seek, acted as a pupil at my niece’s “ballet school”, ran around the yard (20-some times in a row) etc. Take 8-10 hours of that a day, and you’re physically and mentally exhausted.

A Niece Plank

I love the fact that children are so willing to try silly things without much reasoning and persuasion. 🙂

I discovered planking before I left for vacation and immediately decided to teach it to my little nieces. Below is my niece Siiri (5) performing a plank . See how her ankles are properly pointed! That is something you learn if you study ballet. I think she has a great talent for planking. 🙂

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Happy Holidays 2010

I’m on a Holiday blogging hiatus for a couple of weeks. I’m only going to blog if I feel like it.


Tomorrow is the big day! In Finland Santa Claus brings gifts on Christmas Eve.

To me, the bright point of my Christmas is the chance to meet my two little nieces, aged 2 and 4. The are the apples of my eye! 🙂


Best wishes,