Holy moly it’s cold outside today! I saw the “8″ on the news thermometer, but I didn’t realize what that really meant until I let the dog out at 8AM. My poor husband. He’s working outside and the high for the day is only 12 degrees. To top it all off, he’s coming down with the nasty cold I had a few weeks ago. I hope they take *lots* of breaks to go inside and get warm.
Peanut was a sleeping champ last night and even went back down for a bit after she ate at 5:30. That means I got to sleep in until 7! She was content to sit in her swing for a bit while I did some yoga, but melted down just as the last sequence started. I abandoned that one because there is nothing “Namaste” about a screaming baby. What I did get in still felt great and it helped me clear my mind for the day.
The yoga also worked up quite an appetite. To cure it, I made some omelette oats.
- steel cut oats seasoned with paprika & thyme
- shredded 2% cheese
- runny yolk egg
- fresh chopped parsley
I really wanted fresh tomatoes in there too, but my last tomato had some icky rotten spots.
After breakfast I fed Peanut, put her in her ExerSaucer and got busy on some housework. Late morning seems to be my most motivated time of day, especially when I get up and get my blood flowing like I did this morning with yoga. I threw in some laundry, cleaned the kitchen and cleared up the end table clutter in the living room.
I was so excited earlier this week when our gym got a new (to them) treadmill with a TV! I know this is commonplace in most gyms, but living in this teeny tiny town means having a teeny tiny gym. It’s the size of most hotel fitness centers and is by no means state-of-the-art. Despite the size, they really do have every piece of equipment my husband and I need for a good workout. Still, the TV is a nice bonus because I get extremely bored on the treadmill.
Today I completed my first week of Couch to 5k. I used this program in 2007 to go from a complete non-runner to someone who actually enjoyed running, ran 3x per week and entered every 5k I could find. I had to give up running completely at about 20 weeks pregnant (which made me really sad) and the time off took its toll. I’m pretty much back to square one with my running ability, but I’m excited to be back to it and I’m confident that following the program will help me get back in shape.
Lunch was homemade tofu pad thai over a bed of spring mix:
I know it’s chilly in many parts of country so stay warm today, kiddos.
What’s your favorite way to warm up on a cold day?