Difference from last entry: -0.5
Okay, I decided that I didn’t give myself enough credit last week. Because while it is true that I wasn’t going out-of-my-way to try and be healthier, I was having some exercise forced on me. In the form of shoveling snow. For those of you who haven’t heard, Denver (and most of Colorado) has been hit by three straight major winter storms, two of which qualified as blizzards. That left a lot of snow everywhere, and forced me to get off my butt, head outside, and dig out our driveway not just once, but multiple times.
That may not sound like fun, and trust me, it wasn’t. But it is a lot of exercise. And the good kind, the kind that gets all of those big muscles in one’s back and thighs working. Those are the muscles that burn calories and get one’s heart rate up. And those are the muscles that scream at you after shoveling 33″ of snow.
I attribute all of the weight that I’ve lost recently to shoveling. And with another snowstorm coming in this weekend, I’ll be being forced into more exercise. Hopefully that means more weight lost!