MotivateMe Monday: Summer Bodies are Earned in the Winter

If you’re brand-new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have actually each others to select us up to sustain moving forward.

 Happy Monday everyone!  Did you survive the brutal cold last week or are you lucky and live somewhere nice and warm?  It was so cold here that I had to wear two pairs of pants, and 3 shirts on my run, along along with two pairs of socks, my Operating jacket, hat, mitts, and my buff.  Brrrr!  


 We zig zagged about our neighbourhood on our run instead doing a big loop on the main streets so that the houses would certainly protect us from the wind.


It was so cold that my phone that I use as my GPS, shut down because it was too cold.  I guess the folks at Apple never actually expected people to use the phone in such extreme cold because as soon as it shuts down it displays this picture:


Oh exactly how I wish it was warm not cold.  That said, Leonardo has actually a message for all of us winter athletes:


Kudos to all of you rocking your exercises and meal plans!  Last week the #MotivateMe link up had 8 people that linked up!  Runnign Rachel and I have actually only been doing this for a few weeks, so it’s so exciting to see you being energetic through the winter.  This time of year it’s so hard to be motivated, yet those spring races and the warmer weather will certainly be here sooner compared to we expect. 

Here’s a recap of my exercises from last week:

Monday – Lunch time weights at GoodLife Fitness + 45 min ride on my indoor trainer after the children go to bed. DONE
Tuesday – 10k 6k morning run along with the o’dark thirty club – we cut our run down because we had a -29C windchill.  It was freezing cold out!!
Wednesday – 30 min of kettlebells after the children go to bed  – did the 1five min kettlebell workout twice
Thursday – 10k morning run along with the o’dark thirty club
Friday –  CX Works class at GoodLife Fitness
Saturday – 30 min ride on my indoor trainer + 15 min of kettlebells
Sunday – 20k run

Our weekend was crazy busy – My oldest daughter played in an away hockey tournament.  She had two games on Friday, and two a lot more on Saturday.  My middle daughter had a method Saturday morning, and a game on Sunday.  I barely managed to fit in my 30 min ride on Saturday in between all the hockey.  Then the weather cooperated along with my sort of on Sunday – the weather warmed up enough to turn all of the snow in to slushy puddles.


Though the view from the bridge at the halfway point of my 20k run was beautiful!


 Here’s this week’s physical exercise plan:

Monday – Swim laps prior to work, Lunch time weights at GoodLife Fitness
Tuesday – 10k morning run along with the o’dark thirty club (last one because of hubby’s job schedule)
Wednesday – 1 hour ride on my trainer + 30 min of kettlebells after the children go to bed  
Thursday – 8k lunch run with my brand-new co-worker (that ran the Chicago marathon! Coolest brand-new co-worker ever!)
Friday –  CX Works class at GoodLife Fitness
Saturday – 22k run
Sunday – 1 hour ride on my indoor trainer + 15 min of kettlebells

This weeks meal plan:

Monday – Burritos
Tuesday – Creamy Perogie Dinner along with Sausages
Wednesday – Beef Stew
Thursday – Chicken Alfredo & Caesar Salad
Friday – Salmon steak, salad and green beans

Half of this week will certainly be spent solo parenting so I’ll have actually to move a lot more of my exercises to after the children go to bed, or on my lunch breaks at work.  I don’t have actually a treadmill so I’ll be forced to finally get hold of some a lot more cycling in.

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Have an energetic and healthy and balanced week!

Do you physical exercise a lot more or much less in the winter?
Do you have actually a different physical exercise schedule in the winter compared to the summer?

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