Monday Motivation

Sunday 11/23: HOME: 3 mile walk outside 🙂

Monday 11/24: HOME: 200 crunches, upper body weights

MALL: 5 mile walk

Tuesday 11/25: HOME:200 crunches, arm weights, 30 minute bike, 60 minutes of yoga

Wednesday 11/26: HOME: 200 crunches, arm weights

MALL: 4.5 mile walk

Thanksgiving Thursday 11/27: GYM: 45 minute elliptical and upper body weights, stretching

Friday 11/28: GYM: 40 minute elliptical, upper and lower body weights, stretching

Saturday 11/29: Off

Sunday I had every intention of getting in a great gym workout until I saw the outside temperature was almost 50 degrees. It took no thought what so ever to nix the gym and head outside for a walk in the fresh air with my husband. We have not walked outside for weeks and it was spectacular:)

From warmth to snow is what happened Tuesday. We woke up to 3.5 inches of fluffy white snow cover everywhere. Winter has arrived!!!! Since my husband leaves so early for a 45 minute drive to work everyday, he decided after peeking out the window that he was taking a snow day. Our road had not even been touched by a plow yet and he takes two major highways that are known for blowing snow issues. Needless to say, this snow day was not a relaxing day for him. He remembered very quickly that I work much harder than he does every day! Although, he did have a few moments of joy throughout the day. His little pal (one of my daycare kiddos) showed up with her snow gear and the hope that my husband would play in the snow with her (since I don’t play in snow!) She also knows that he very rarely will tell her no:)

I’d say this is one happy child by the smile on her face.

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Thanksgiving Thursday was all about burning the bird. Not in cooking terms either:) We woke up and headed straight to the gym for a great cardio workout. My boys were not entirely thrilled with a few items I did not prepare for Thanksgiving dinner this year but since we are training for our big trip I did not see the need to indulge in something none of us needed. We had all the normal fixings except gravy, diner rolls and pumpkin pie. I know, don’t sigh, but we really did not need the extra calories. I did however, still make a pumpkin fluff for dessert which passed the taste test just fine. Dinner turned out wonderful, we still got in a great workout despite it being a holiday and even found time to spend some quality time as a family together.

 Do you think we are crazy for working out on Thanksgiving?

Do you use the holidays as an excuse reason to skip your workout?

If you were training for something special would you have indulged or continued to watch what you ate despite the holiday?

 

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