Today was a snow day! Woohoo! I'm a preschool teacher, so whenever our county schools call a snow day, our preschool follows suit. Shannon, of course, was super excited. Her BFF invited her to come over (before the roads got icy) to play in the snow, and sleep-over.
Patrick and I got up today, and once the sun came out and started to dry a bit of the roads, we went for a drive. We've always loved to go for rides in the car together, so this has become something of a tradition for us. (I'll also give a little more background here...since I have some new readers. Patrick and I dated in high school, and married one year after I graduated. This July will mark our 20th wedding anniversary. Three years ago, Patrick was injured in a car accident was is now considered permanently disabled. He deals with terrible daily pain. The past few years, in addition to trying to find relief for him, have been a tremendous journey in redefining who he is, what our roles are, etc.)
As we were heading out, we were going to stop for lunch. I said "There's Arby's, Chick-Fil-A, and Sonic...which do you want?" And he said "Which one is healthier?" My downfall is that I wasn't even THINKING healthy food...I was thinking "FUN! Snow Day Food!" So I said "Well, Chick-Fil-A has good char-grilled sandwiches. We could have that." And so we did! I thanked him for encouraging us to make a good choice.
Anyway. We picked up Shan on the way home, and then P and I took a nap. LOL! Again...gotta love a snow day. When we got up, I knew it was time to Shred. I encouraged Patrick to do it with me. (More background: Due to his disability, he's gained a lot of weight over the past three years. Probably about 80-ish pounds. It's very hard for him to do physical things, plus he spends a lot of time lying down, just trying to deal with his pain.) He said he would try it!
For me, Day 4 was a mixed bag. My legs felt really heavy, but I had more energy to push through the cardio. It's neat to feel my endurance increasing. Like I said yesterday, I can also feel that my muscles are getting stronger, it's just still hiding under the jiggle.
Patrick did great for his first try! He had to take a lot of breaks, but he kept getting up and trying again. The last 2 minute cardio bit, he had to just march in place...but I am so proud of him for doing it!!!
Bring on Day 5.