I've been staying busy since my last post. We are working on Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred. I'm not really seeing much of any change in my measurements, but that is OK. I'm hoping it means that I am getting close to where I should be.
During the night Friday, we got a big snowstorm, so Saturday morning, my husband, Steve, son, Andrew, and I went out and shoveled snow. In all we got between 6-8 inches. It wasn't the best time to do it, as the wind was still blowing snow all around, but we had someone who was supposed to come over, so we had to get the driveway cleared. I worked for an hour, and it was an hour of hard work! Steve has back problems, so I try to do as much of the lifting as I can. He pushes the snow to one area on the driveway, and then I lift it and toss it up what will be our flower bed area in the summer. As fast as I would start to make progress on the "snow hill" in the driveway, he would be bringing another load in.
I'm really glad Sunday was my usual rest day, as I don't think I would have had the strength to do much exercise. I was really tired (and sore too) all day, and even fell asleep on the couch after church in the evening.
Monday was back to the 30 Day Shred, and Tuesday as well. This week we have been adding a few extra minutes to get to 40 min, as the 30 Day Shred isn't 40 minutes long. I have been doing the mini-workouts Jillian has from Exercise TV. Today, (Wednesday) Ashley and I rode the bus to town to spend a Mom/Daughter Day together. We had several places to go, and none of them were close, so we got in about 3 hours of walking. I'm going to count just 1 hour, as the time was broken up into several segments. We had a very nice day, navigating puddles of mud and snow, and trying not to slip on the ice. I think we probably walked about 5 miles.
I took my measurements this morning, and the only change was a loss of 1/2 inch to my right thigh.