Snowed In

30 Jan

A wintry mix left 4 inches of snow and sleet on the ground last night, which meant that everything — including the gym — shut down today. It is days like these where being successful means being resourceful because, afterall, just because it snows doesn’t mean I automatically get a pass! It is my day to do an hour of cardio, no lifting. So, instead of my usual treadmill-elliptical workout, I did my Biggest Loser cardio DVD and my Fat Burning Yoga DVD (one after the other). Mission accomplished. I moved, I burned calories, and even though I would have much rather gone to the gym, I figured out how to get my workout in without it.

Hopefully the gym will open back up tomorrow; Ihave chest and shoulders to do, plus 30 minutes of cardio. If not, though, I’ll do the best I can here with my 5 lb. weights. Not the best situation, but at least I’ll be doing something.

Today is also one of those snuggle up on the couch and eat junk food days. I can snuggle up on the couch (and have!), but I’m certainly not eating any junk food! I’ll eat my protein and veggies and sip on chai tea.  And I’ll keep on towards my goal. In fact, today marks a quarter of the way through my diet. Tomorrow, I will start on my 4th week, which is truly exciting, because from week 4 – 6, I should really start to see some dramatic results. Already, my mid-section is much tighter, no doubt benefitting from my diet and my daily ab workouts. I do crunches, obliques, and lower abnominals every morning right after I wake up. I am also starting to incorporate weighted crunches (using the cable machine and a rope attachment) on Saturdays and Tuesdays, or the days I do not lift and just do one hour of cardio.

Two more days until my next progress picture!

Until next time

Steph

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