Day 525 – Thankful for Waking Up to Fresh Air and Exercising Over Lunch

At one point I’d get a workout in first thing in the morning and then get a second one in over lunch.  It felt so great to get an exercise in to start the day and then another one in to keep the day running smooth. That was a long time ago but I still remember how great it felt.

Seeing as the snow continued to fall last night after shoveling I decided to get a different type of exercise in first thing in the morning. As soon as I got up I dressed warm and headed outside to shovel. The wet and heavy snow deposited at the end of the driveway by the plow provided some nice strength work while enjoying fresh air first thing in the morning. There’s something about being outside before the sun comes up that just pumps me up for the day.

After a meeting today I headed to the gym to get a short elliptical workout in before tackling more work in the afternoon. While it wasn’t quite the same as being outside it still felt wonderful to get my heart rate up. It was also pretty sweet to burn more calories so I can eat more tonight!

Today was a pretty solid day all around and I had a great energy level throughout (though now I’m feeling a little tired!). I’m thankful for the activities that helped me feel this way today!


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