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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dear Blog I Missed You This Week

Yesterday I woke up and looked out my windows to see a southern winter wonderland.  The weather man promised more and more snow, but alas by this morning all we pretty much had was 2 1/2 inches of ice.  Not ideal for making snow angels or men.  But I was thrilled because everything was closed, and I remembered what I had brought home after my library trip the day before.
I have to give all you people who live in snowland all winter lots of credit, because this cold icy weather makes me want to stay in my jammies, drink hot cocoa with lots of whip cream and a a couple pirouettes, and read books all day long.  But then reality hit and I remembered these people, and how they might want some dinner after their all day Mario competition ended.

She is not really a person, but she never wants to be left out when the camera is out, or when the american cheese is opened. So I began to think that I could make all those people some dinner in my jammies with a book in my hand when I remembered what was waiting for me upstairs.
So I changed out of my jammies, into my workout clothes, and climbed the stairs.  51 minutes later I felt really good, inspired, and crazy.  I spent part of my elliptical time watching the Jillian Micheal's 30 Day Shred DVD, and thought it did not look too tough.  I have been working out I thought to myself...how bad can it be?  Jumping jacks tough?  Really?  So I called for my 17 year old daughter and we began level 1 together.
I will never make fun of jumping jacks again.  Oh the lunges.  Today my daughter and I are moaning together.    I mistakenly thought 51 minutes on my elliptical today would work out my sore legs...nope.  I am looking forward to doing this workout during February; once I can climb the stairs again.
On another note, I have been inspired by trainermomma.blogspot.com salads.  I have been eating one every day for lunch.  Yum.  She also has a really good recipe for White Chicken Chili that I made for the family last night.  It was so good one of my daughters was eating it for breakfast this morning.  Below is my salad from yesterday.

The crew is back in from playing in the ice.  I am off to make them some dinner.  I snapped a picture or two of the girls before they went out, but missed the boys.
Oh and I did stay strong: no hot cocoa, just hot tea! That may sound silly, but last winter hot cocoa helped me get where I am today.   I need to decide some goals for the month of February, and post them next week.  Anybody else have a winter indulgence they have to step away from?


Kathryn said...

Hi there, I found you on diet naked! I am doing the 30 day shred too. Still at level one, and when I get tired...I do yell back at Jillian and tell her I HATE feeling "fear leaving my body!" lol

I support you and your weight loss efforts! Please support me!