This past weekend we lived through a historic blizzard here in the DC area. At our house in Northern Virginia, it snowed from 12:45 p.m. on Friday until just before midnight Saturday night. Nearly 35 hours straight of snowfall resulted in over 30 inches of snow. Its amazing to look at the pictures of the snow on our deck and see the progression of just how much snow accumulated during the storm.
Over the weekend, Preston was on shoveling duty while I was on baby duty. He spent countless hours on Saturday and Sunday clearing our driveway, front steps, and our deck. The last thing we want to face is a potential deck collapse due to the weight of 30 inches of snow. But now we can get to our grill, and plan to put meat on the grill for tonight’s dinner. Priorities, right?
Just because we were snowed in didn’t mean that I sat still though. Through my affiliation with Fit Approach as a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I was offered the opportunity a couple of weeks back to participate in the Baby Strong Workout Challenge. I received the deck of workout cards a little over a week ago, but being snowed in gave me the perfect opportunity to pull the cards out and get my sweat on here at home. On Saturday I completed the first day of the challenge, and today I plan to complete day two. I’ll share more about the challenge in a separate blog post once I complete it, but for now I’ll share that I’m loving the exercises, not only because they allow me to workout from the comfort of my own house but also because it gives little man and I the chance to have some mother-son bonding time, as all of the workouts are intended to be done while holding your baby.
Schools around here are all canceled today, and the federal government is also closed. Today will be another day of digging out (hopefully our street will finally be plowed today!). On Saturday we only lost power temporarily, about 5 minutes the first time that it went out and for about 10 minutes the second time. Thankfully the power quickly came back on. I can’t imagine what life at our house would have been like with a newborn if we had lost power for longer than we did.
Here’s to everybody staying warm, and if you were affected by the blizzard hopefully you’ve been able to make progress digging out.
QOTD: What is your go to at home workout?