Holy cow! We’ve almost dug ourselves out of the over 2 feet of snow that got dumped on us this past weekend. I have to admit it was kind of fun being stuck inside and braving the storm with Devin :) So many firsts for us this year!
We tried to shovel often to keep up with the accumulations.
The car probably proved the most difficult. That’s me on a ladder shoveling the snow off the top. Since Friday, we’ve barely been out of the house (read: we’ve been out of the house once, to walk across the street to Chipotle). So, shoveling has been our main source of exercise. Thank goodness Snowzilla came equipped with it’s own workout each day 😉
Because we live in a townhouse development, there’s little room to pile the snow, so we’ve waited patiently for plows to take some of it away. We’re hoping to go to work tomorrow!
However don’t feel bad for us! We’ve had lots of fun in the snow and I even decided to try a headstand. After leveling off a bit snow (just so I could breathe), I made my attempt. It felt like I would never get my feet in the air. My boots were so heavy and filled with snow from shoveling. Then I had a realization that it really wouldn’t hurt if I fell. Up I went! The key to headstands: lose the fear!
The other part of our secret sauce to surviving the blizzard? Making delicious comfort food. We stocked up on lots of soup, but there just came a time when we needed something to warm us up and fill our bellies. At my bridal shower last weekend, I received a cast iron skillet. It helped to make a perfect batch of baked beef and black bean nachos. YUM!!!
Since we didn’t leave the house much, Devin and I relied on shoveling and our TRX to keep us fit. I’m so thankful for this simple piece of equipment! It’s great to travel with and it’s easy to store at your home if you have limited space.
Got a TRX? Want to try our home workout from Snowzilla 2016?
Have you been on the east coast with this blizzard? How did you survive being inside?
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