A little too motivated

Last night I was determined to workout this morning. I left a game night with friends early, was in bed by my too-early bedtime, stashed my clothes on my bathroom shelf and fell asleep much quicker than usual. At just about a quarter to 6 my first alarm went off and I was raring to go. As I lay in bed savoring the last few minutes of warmth I decided that I should probably check the forecast and was greeted with this: 


So I threw on an extra layer for the walk to the car (because obviously it was a gym day) and opened my front door to see a solid 3+ inches of snow and completely uncleared roads. This would have been a great time to turn around and go back to bed but I powered through. Thirty minutes later I had completed the four mile drive to my gym and saw this text from K. “It was not worth driving in this to go workout. Text me when you get there so I can go back to sleep”. He was probably right, ha. I put in an hour (40 minutes on the treadmill, 20 actually doing some strength training- yay!) and then trekked my way back home. Despite the inches of snow, terrible roads and too long drive I am glad that I went because as they say the only workout you’ll regret is the one you didn’t do.

The biggest disappointment of my morning was starting to make breakfast and discovering I was out of eggs. Since there was literally no chance of me going BACK out to the store I settled for toast, hot pepper jelly + cottage cheese (yes, on top of the toast). Not too shabby, actually.

I’m having a hard time accepting that winter is basically here- don’t even get me started on the fact that Christmas is just TWO WEEKS away. I’m not ready! We barely have decorations up and I’ve only made one batch of delicious Christmas cookies. So much to do, so little time.

Any winter time traditions that you are looking forward to this month? I’m trying to get over my intense hatred for cold + snow and find some fun things that can only be done in winter- send some suggestions my way!

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