My intentions today were to get up, workout and then head outside to begin the digging out process from yesterday’s System Snow. However, those intentions were quickly shot to hell once I saw what had fallen!
The System Snow that fell is a BEAST! I ended up paying my Snow Plow Guy to do the driveway. It would have taken way too long for me to do it . . . Even with my Snow Blower Beast. Somehow I managed to shovel a path to the shed so I could get it out. Then I spent the next 30 minutes trying to figure out why it was not starting! It has both a pull and an electric start. After fiddling with all the stupid levers, knobs and dials, if finally started.
Of course, no matter which direction I turned the spout-thingy, the wind blew the snow right back into my face. It was like being pelted with mini-icicles! Unfortunately, we do not have one of those shield things I have seen some people in the area with. That would have been awesome for today!
While waiting for my Snow Plow Guy, I used the Snow Blower Beast to start in my next door neighbor’s driveway. (She works second shift, too.) I saw she managed to get a tiny section directly in front of her garage door shoveled. Then, because I’ve reduced the area of my driveway that needs to be plowed, I paid my Snow Plow Guy extra to plow my neighbor’s driveway. (I did not have time to finish it with the snow blower because I was called into work early.)
The neighbor who lives out behind me works second shift, also. I keep an eye on her place and go over to let her dogs out so they are not kept locked up in the house for 8 1/2 or more hours each day. When I worked first shift, she would come over and let my puppies out for me. She knows if she needs anything I am there for her. Thankfully, it is reciprocated. 🙂 Anyway, this afternoon I went over and shoveled off her patio on my lunch hour. That snow was deep and seriously heavy! I really do hate system snow!
Suffice it to say, my day has been messed up from the start. I was not able to do Jiggle Free Arms and Jiggle Free Abs workouts today. I really do not like missing a single workout. I am terrified I will fall off the wagon and into a deep crater. HOWEVER, between using the Snow Blower Beast and shoveling my neighbor’s patio, I most definitely got an upper body workout in. And with the twisting, I worked the core a smidge, too. Maybe all was not lost? 🙂
I’ve stayed within my calorie allotment for the day. I have logged my two snacks I plan to have later on. I didn’t eat often enough and definitely not before I began shoveling this morning. I feel a little off and I know it is due to my blood sugar levels dropping. Hypoglycemia can be a bitch sometimes . . . Especially when it drops out of the blue with no advanced warning. Eating three meals and having a snack or maybe two does seem to keep it in check well enough. I remember the days when I could go for long stretches without eating (I was obtaining my calories through Dr Pepper).
Tomorrow is going to be a long day. I have a feeling it is going to be a 12 hour shift day. I will need to force myself to fall asleep early. I need to get up early to ensure I am able to complete my workout. I was going to work on the next installment of My Life With An Abuser – The Courtship, but I know I will not get to sleep before 0300 because my mind will not shut down. So, I will work on it more tomorrow.
This was my morning . . .
It is pretty. Then it turns pretty ugly after it starts melting! The majority of the people in the area are hoping this is the last major snow of the season . . . Including me!
Before I forget . . . again. I must share a possible positive. As I put my bra on the other day, I noticed the girls appeared to be sitting a little differently. I am not sure if it is my imagination or if there is actually some change happening there. It also appears a few of my sports bras are a smidge looser. For me, it is a WIN! I know when the girls start shrinking, the waist soon follows. After those two items, it will begin to be noticeable in my face. Baby Steps . . . Baby Steps!
In retrospect, today turned out to be an overall decent day! Here is a POSITIVE reminder to myself: