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Benefits of 44" of snow remaining into May

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Yep, we still have 44" of snow on a lot of our property. And all the snow from the roof has slid off (after lots of it has frozen into very thick blocks of ice). Much of it eventually lands blocking the (never used) ground level door. The accumulated drift is much taller than me (5'5"). I wanted some exercise, so dh offered the pick, shovel & scoop shovel and turned up the Beach Boys (not my first choice, but it's the thought that counts) loud enough I could hear them over my panting.

Since I'd just finished 2 segments of Leslie's DVD, I wondered if I could really move this mountain of snow & ice. Verdict: The few weeks of work w/ a trainer seems to have paid off. After 145 minutes, I stopped..but only because my feet, fingers and socks were soaked and frozen. Dressed in shorts, the rest of my body was nice & toasty from the workout. I'll do some more tomorrow. It's a couple of feet high of solid ice...so I'll double my oatmeal intake. lol

Then I spent some time perusing the SP ST exercises which I've stubbornly avoided for 2 years. When I started SP and finally tried ST, I picked the easiest exercises I could find and hated every minute of it....and quit. Today I tried some of the hardest ones for which I had the right equipment. I could do them. It was a wonderful day! Some things just take time........

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  • SOCKITTOME
    Wow, look at the progress you've made in the past few months! And hacking at that ice, it's a lot of work. You rock -- keep up the good work and enjoy (??? hahahaha) the ice while it lasts. Then you'll have to find something else to keep moving. Bike rides and running perhaps?
    3455 days ago
  • JANLEH
    I'm wishing you sunshine - just warm enough to start melting that silly May snow in a slow, orderly fashion. No floods will be allowed in the melting of that snow. Spring flowers will come soon.

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    3456 days ago
  • CRAZYGYMGIRL
    well done! I've been complaining about this long, hard winter. What's all this about global warming anyway? That was quite a workout and then to add ST! That's amazing. I do mine at the gym, when I get there. I find it's the best for firming. Still amazing at your energy!
    3457 days ago
  • TERESA159
    Wow, sounds like an amazing work out and you'll have something to show for it too. I love doing heavy yard work for those same reasons. No snow down here in FC and we never did get very much this year. It's wonderful to hear about your progress measured in the ST exercises you are now choosing. Very cool.
    3457 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Wow!
    I had to go check where you live (Colorado?).
    That's amazing.
    Happy May!
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    3457 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Wow-still that much snow! Well, at least the Beach Boys makes you think of the beach, sun and fun! When it is in the 80's here is it hard to picture 44 inches of snow still existing somewhere! Be careful with that snow shoveling! It can sneak up on you and hurt you bad!
    emoticon on your accomplishments on the exercise! emoticon
    3458 days ago
  • KOFFEENUT
    Keep up your snow-removal training - when you get done at your place I may need you at mine!
    3458 days ago
  • NEWHORIZONSR4ME
    It's all about the process, the journey, and you've mapped yours out well. I'm so proud of you for pushing yourself and not letting self-imposed limits get in your way. You've come a long way baby!

    PS. You know there are some dangers to shoveling snow. Take care of yourself. Please don't overdo!
    3458 days ago
  • VISUALLYRICS
    emoticon Beach Boys....and emoticon Snow!!! Lol!! emoticon
    Way To Go on ST!!! You Rock!! emoticon
    3458 days ago
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