E made use of his snow day by making a snow cave in the culdesac. He claims that he is not finished with his masterpiece, so we'll see what he comes up with tomorrow. I told him that he'd better put a flag on top before one of the locals decides to climb the mound in their jeep!
We had our first significant snowfall of the season yesterday. Since everyone in this house is a student or teacher, we all enjoyed a nice snow day! The dogs didn't have it too bad either. Jack cried anytime we brought him inside, so for the most part we left him outside to lay in the snow. J and E took turns running Jack up and down the streets when the snow was really coming down last night. In total we got about 10 inches of snow!
(Our watch dog.)
(Maddie having fun on our afternoon walk after the plows came through and the sun came out.)
So far I'm following my gym plan perfectly. However, for some reason these hips don't seem to be shrinking! Last week I logged 18 miles of running and training on the elliptical. I guess I need to knock it up a notch and either do more cardio or increase my speed, but I thought doing 10 minute miles was pretty good for my first few weeks back in the gym. Last week I did start doing more interval training, but so far I haven't noticed much improvement. I've also completely cut out ice cream from my nightly routine and had the willpower to buy Kline's for everyone else in the car but myself on not one, but two separate occasions! I am only taking one or two days off from the gym each week, but as of this morning I am only down 3 lbs in 2.5 weeks. I guess this just means that I am getting older and will need to work harder to see any improvement! However, I also know that I am gaining muscle because I am lifting heavy at the gym so maybe I'm gaining a little more muscle than I think? That's what I'm going to tell myself for now:)