We returned from our vacation to HUGE amounts of snow! It would be super easy to hibernate and not venture out. In fact the more the cold snowy days continue the easier it is to do just that. Enjoying board games and watching movies is super fun to do in the middle the day every once in a while. But I don't want my body to go into 'hibernation mode'. The less I force myself outside the easier it is to do this.
It was no 30 minute jog but every form of activity helps. I have also noticed that as long as I'm outside doing SOMETHING, the kids will also stay outside. Leading by example is so important and I'm not ashamed to admit that today it was THEM that helped me get outside. I tried to channel my inner child and have some FUN!!
I'm looking forward to finding some used cross country skis. We have a huge field in our backyard and a snowmobile trail that leads into the forest. We can't change the weather and so why not embrace it.
On that note...I'm off to the YMCA tonight to run INSIDE with my friend while the girls are at Clubhouse. See!! no excuses not to work out. NO EXCUSES.
oh!!! and what better way to reward yourself with fun and exercise outside than homemade cocoa!!
recipe : milk (can use soy or rice milk),water, 100%organic cocoa,and agave nectar. Heat, wisk and serve!!! yum!!!!!!