Yesterday I never went outside. I did do some squats and lifting while watching my Packers beat the Cowboys. With some great game food of bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, My Michael and a win, it was a pretty good day.
Today we took our 5K walk in 14 F degree temps. It was another good day. Late again and I’m going to bed.
It was after midnight last night, when I thought about blogging my Janathon Day 9, I went to bed instead. Yesterday I didn’t go out and walk, but did do 5 sets of 25 squats, four of them with a 30 lb. kettlebell. I also did push-ups and some lifting.
Today, Day 10, we got out there in a balmy 14 degrees F and it felt great. We walked our 5K route in the campground in an hour. Tonight I did some lifting and exercises but no squats. My legs don’t hurt but I thought I should take a break from them. I think one reason I squat so much lately, is to warm up. The cabin is drafty and when it gets below zero, it is damn cold in here.
I’ve wanted to get back to writing more on my blog but it’s hard. We bought my grandfather’s home, on the island I was born on, this summer. With all that was/is involved in that, my routine was disrupted. I have been through a number of changes in my life and came through okay, but this time I just feel so out of sorts. The saying about old dogs and new tricks may be correct in my case. I’ll keep trying.
Once again, I woke with good intentions. My plan was to move my computer to the other desk, do last night’s dishes, vacuum, scrub the toilet and then go out in it for an hour walk. The wind was howling and the mercury in the thermometer never reached above zero. Most of my chores were finished, just the dishes waited on the counter when the power went out. I checked the power company website and saw that the whole town was down. It started getting cold and squats kept me warmed up and energized but when the power came back on an hour later, I did not want to go out in it.
Cold 5K walk today at 7F and a feels like temp of -3F. I took out my winter coat, “Big Orange” and stayed toasty warm except for my cheeks. Janathon Day 4 finished with squats and push-ups. Tomorrow is my Dr. appointment at the V.A. but will get out there bright and early. Temps tomorrow will not get above 0 until later in the day. It’s all about the clothes!
Started the morning with an hour long walk in the snow. We got another 3-4 inches during the night and it was still coming down as I trudged the 5K along the campground roads. After that was a quick shower and drive to Green Bay for shopping and dinner with a friend. He treated as it is My Michaels 60th birthday on Monday. I had salmon and shrimp in a jalapeno sauce and have yet to feel any ill effects from it.
The drive home was a little scary as it was drizzly and just below freezing. We saw about 5 cars off in the ditches and the police were everywhere. It was a long hour drive home and I tried really hard to keep my mouth shut regarding the speed and my fears. Home now! I’m tired. Janathon Day 3 done! Good night!
Today was 34 tri dips, 23 push ups, 8 X 5 curls, 25 burpees, 80 squats.
Another busy day with Church, a trip to Goodwill, lunch and back for a nap. Yes, a nap! It is Sunday, right? Besides that, more friggin mosquitoes!! I am going to look for a natural spray and do it every day and just go out. I went out to the dock earlier and there was a cloud of them around me. I do not like the word hate but…
I just got an email from my sister Dawn regarding a sisters challenge for fitness and weight loss for 4 weeks. She threw it out to all of us. We have been doing this for many years. When one of 5 thinks she needs some help from the sisters, she throws out a challenge. We talked and tomorrow we will tell each other what our “rules” are. We have decided that My Fitness Pal is the one rule we will all abide by. We will all have 2 more rules for ourselves. It will go for 4 weeks. More decisions tomorrow. This is good, as this morning as I dressed for church I felt like a sausage stuffing myself into a casing. I am at a weight and fitness level I haven’t been at for 20 years. I want to be healthy and fit as I go in to the last half of my life.