When you can’t run, shovel!

Since I ate a delicious chocolate donut pretty early this morning, I was ready for second breakfast around 10:30. I made us eggs, potatoes with onions, and bagels. 🙂

Annabelle spent the morning playing with the snow on the other side of the door.

Since I obviously couldn’t go out for a run, I decided that shoveling (about 15 inches of snow) would be a great workout.

In a little over 2 hours, I had shoveled out our front sidewalk, driveway, and some of our outer sidewalks. I didn’t shovel out the back of our driveway because it made more sense to wait for the plow to come through first.

I was pretty hungry when I got back inside, so I snacked on yogurt with sliced banana and cinnamon granola.

A little while later I went back out and shoveled out the last part of the driveway. Total shoveling time = 3 hours! I wonder how many calories I burned? Enough to have a huge bowl of ice cream? I believe so! FYI…Chris offered to shovel and would have done so, but I insisted on doing it. 🙂

After shoveling round 2, I was so ready for a shower and dinner. While our pizza was cooking, Annabelle and I snacked on some animal crackers. I just can’t eat one. They are just too good.


Annabelle is now in bed and I will enjoy my nightly ice cream ritual while watching a movie with Chris.

Oh yea, it’s blizzarding again.

How do you stay active when you can’t do your regular activities?

If you live somewhere warm, what was the temperature today??

A messy eater and a great reason to get ice cream today!

Yesterday’s workout was spin class (which was super challenging) followed by an AMRAP of the following for 10 minutes:

– 10 burpees with push ups
– 10 clean and presses
– 10 squats with bar
– 10 tricep dips
– plank at the end of last set

It was definitely a well spent lunch hour! I was starving when I got back to my desk so I ate my chicken salad sandwich and grapes right away. Look at the size of these grapes!

Annabelle had bananas for lunch…I hope she isn’t this sloppy of an eater when she starts dating. Never mind, she isn’t allowed to date…ever. 🙂


If you are feeling the need for a sweet treat today, give in and get yourself to Dairy Queen. Today is Miracle Treat Day and DQ will donate $1 of each Blizzard sale to your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. 🙂


Happy Thursday!

What is your favorite blizzard flavor?
Oreo made with chocolate vanilla swirl 🙂

What is on your workout agenda today?