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A Snowy Winter Wonderland

Christmas morning brought a light snow to Mass, which was delightful because I really have missed the snow. It also begged the question, “What would have Brent done if it didn’t snow??” I guess we will never know!

Last night, brought the biggest snow of the season…about 6-7 inches. FUNNN. So the street is officially a little winter wonderland. The first big snow of the season is always a fun one because it hasn’t gotten annoying or brown yet.

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I didn’t really get up early enough to get the crazy pretty pictures when all of the snow is still clinging to the branches. It looks amazing. But, the real excitement was Oreo seeing snow for the FIRST TIME EVER! She has always been a Florida puppy so I was pretty excited to see what her reaction was going to be. She is a bit of a nervous nelly and my bet was that she would go on a barking rampage. Nope.

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Check out that snow bunny! She ran straight out into the snow and the two of them went WILD.

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Bacon can’t seem to get enough of the snow. It’s like he was born to run around in it. Oreo did have a it of trouble because it came up to her chest in some areas…which made walking around a bit more difficult. Annnd full speed face plants a little more plausible.

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She loved it though and I had the best time watching the two of them run around in the snow.

After snow festivities, Brent and I headed to the gym because I am determined to get this booty into photo taking shape. It’s been a little while since we have had the time to get a workout in and I was itching to get back there. I started it off with a 3 mile run that I ended up finishing in just over 25 minutes. I was really really happy with that because I was starting to feel winded as I was unpacking things and was really expecting the worst.

After the run, I tackled a quick little arm circuit to get back into everything. The shoulder press was a bit of a struggle for me towards the end, but then again…that’s never really been a strong point for me.

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Tomorrow, the plan is a leg circuit…and I feel some box jumps and lunges coming on. Fun Fun!! Then, I am going to start incorporating some full body circuits. I really wanted to ease myself back into the circuit training and so that is the plan.

Next, cookie baking and relaxing.

Walking Treadmill Workout and Killer Arm Circuit

This morning I really wanted to give my legs a little break and just stretch them out a bit from yesterdays squats. I had never done a walking workout and you always see people walking as fast as they can on the treadmill grabbing at the bar in front of them. I admit, I laughed a bit at them because it just looks a little funny and it never made sense to me. I am here and now apologizing to ever single person that I giggled to myself at. This was HARD! SO much for a stretch your legs out workout!

 

No lie, I was grasping for any sort of bar throughout this whole workout. I checked my heart rate a few times throughout and it was around 180-185 every time. The recovery in the middle allows your heart rate to settle back down and recover, just in time to do it all over again!

After catching my breath, I finished up with my favorite arm circuit. This is another one that I have been doing since I step foot in a gym. It targets every muscle in your arm and really makes it burn!

 

I used 5 lbs for the Raises and tens or fifteens for the last three. Do whatever is comfortable for you.

 

Sure to be sore tomorrow…from walking!