Hello Soup & Gym Weather
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
It's come, at least to the southeastern states of America. I've heard the Midwest really got hit with a storm and left some unmentionable white stuff - I'm so sorry mid-westerners. I'm thankful we no longer live in Cleveland, Chicago or even in Michigan. Whew!
Fitness: Today it turned cooler but I didn't let it get me down too much. It was around 39F with wind chill and boy was there wind! The furry baby and I went out for a walk and challenged the wind. Since I'm typing, you can probably guess that we won. Hooray!
We were freezing but we were thrilled to be out for our daily 1.2 mi walk. There's nothing like beating a challenge - even if it's a duel against Mother Nature.
Don't worry too much, she wears a thick sweater to keep warm and a jacket when there's nasty white stuff.
Additionally husband and I went to the gym after he returned from work but unfortunately it was once again crowded. We wanted to complete day 2 of our weight lifting plan and run 5k for training. The gym is a bit small for our gated community so the 3 working treadmills were taken up. Thankfully we were able to complete our Day 2 of weight lifting plan from Bodybuilders.com. Yay! We made the best of our situation and we were thankful we got ourselves through the dark and cold to the gym. It's a step taken for the good of our bodies.
Today I was having some issues with food. When it's cold and I'm feeling trapped inside due to the threatening clouds and cold temperature. I snack out of boredom and normally I can work through it but today was a bad day. Snacking is okay but I went to the extreme and I wasn't proud of myself. I look at what I ate now and think, wow, there was a lot of snacking and sugar really got into my diet. (I'm trying to reduce it.) Today was just one day, I know what I did so I'm going to work hard to reduce the urge tomorrow. My game plan is normally to clean something, do some yoga, or etc when I feel like I'm hungry for a snack. That's what I intend on doing.
Mental: This morning I was feeling good but I let the cold weather change my attitude. Cold weather is really not for me. But it doesn't give me the right to allow my attitude to go down with the temperature. Tomorrow I'm going to attempt to do some small inside workouts during the daytime so my mental clarity doesn't go south with the temperature.
Game plan- let's go!