Today, is the second straight day in which the kids have no school due to the cold weather. They're predicting a high of 5 degrees today. Yesterday, we didn't get above 0! The wind is what really is causing the closing as the windchills are -40.
I usually leave the house to do something, but yesterday I opened the door to get the paper and to get the mail and that was it. I got the lowest number of steps that I ever remember getting, but did manage to get in a cardio workout on the elliptical.
On the Biggest Loser this week, one of the trainer tips that Bob mentioned was singing while you're doing your workout on the treadmill or the elliptical. He mentioned that singing strenghtens your ab muscles and improves your breathing. I enjoy singing, but I always thought if you could sing while you exercise, you're not exercising hard enough. We do a lot of singing in this house and yesterday, we watched "Annie" and did a rousing rendition of "Tomorrow" as an entire family. Today, we're set to watch another musical. Probably, "Wizard of Oz" while singing along with the munchkins and following the yellow brick road.
Besides going to the bathroom like a seasoned pro, my 3 yr. old has also been surprising me a few times a day. Out of the blue he will say, "I'm going to exercise!" Then, he proceeds upstairs and hops on the elliptical for a few minutes. He comes back in such a good mood, like he has really accomplished something great. After a few hours, he usually does the same thing once again.
Here's to a peaceful day with four kids and a Dad suffering from cabin fever.