To those of you who have been dealing with temperatures below 25 degrees for months now and still manage to find motivation to work out, I give you a gold star. It is a billion times harder for me to get out of bed and drive to the gym when it is cold outside.
This morning, it was in the 20s as Ryan and I drove to the gym (I’m pretty sure this is illegal in Florida) and all I wanted to do was crawl back under my warm blankets and cuddle up with Ryan and Sadie until the sun peeked over the horizon and started to warm things up a bit around here.
Once we began our warm up and I started to sweat, I felt 10 times better and the cold wasn’t so awful anymore. Sometimes simply getting to the gym is half the battle. (I actually think it’s probably more like 90 percent of the battle.)
For today’s workout, I focused on strength training and targeted my biceps, triceps and shoulders. My workout looked a lot like this biceps + triceps workout, but in place of the cardio burst exercises, I completed a shoulder exercise such as front shoulder raises or mac raises. <— Learned that one in BodyPump!
Breakfast this morning began with a hot cup of coffee and a creamy cup of Greek yogurt sweetened with a bit of honey.
(That mug makes me want to drop everything and go back to Sanibel!)
I also ate a clementine but was still hungry and heated up a mug of oatmeal with egg whites, sliced almonds, banana and almond milk.
Hunger = Satisfied!
Now I’m off to the gym again to work and teach.
Once I am done with work for the day, I am driving up Jacksonville to meet up with my family for a road trip. We’re driving to Raleigh, North Carolina today to spend the night at my aunt’s house before we head on to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Due to some health concerns, my grandma (Mimi – the grandmother behind my favorite sugar cookies!), moved to Raleigh after Christmas to be closer to my aunt and I’m traveling to her house in Gettysburg with my family to help move and go through some of her belongings.
I hope the trip will be fun but I know it will likely be emotional since we’ll be going through my grandmother’s house knowing that her house – the house my mother grew up in and the house I’ve loved visiting for years – will be sold in the coming months.
Silver lining: I will be able to see my aunt, uncle, cousins and grandmother in Raleigh tomorrow.
I hope you have a fabulous Thursday! Stay warm!