Hi friends! First things first – the Winter Shape Up week 1 meal plan is now live! Head on over to the main Winter Shape Up page for more info and for a link to the first meal plan, which includes regular, vegan, and gluten free options as well as shopping lists. The Winter Shape Up is a totally free and fun 4 week healthy living challenge that encourages getting healthy in a mindful and positive way, without the restriction or rigidity that challenges like this often entail. I hope you’ll join me and my friend Gina, who I am co-hosting the challenge with! She’s a trainer and will be sharing fun workouts for you guys to try; I’ll be sharing all the nutrition content. 🙂
In other news, the snow has officially started to fall here in the DC area! Matt and I are both hunkered down working from home today, and have stocked up on the essentials like food, toilet paper… and beer, Prosecco, and kombucha. Priorities. 😉
I have a feeling that this little guy I met at the metro yesterday is about to have a LOT of big friends…
Since I know it will be really hard to get out for runs for the next few days with all the snow, I took myself out for a little jaunt this morning before starting work. It was cold and gray and really quiet – everyone was working from home today, I think!
I wasn’t feeling anything intense – just wanted to get a little fresh air – so I did a 30 minute run/walk. It was really nice – so peaceful out there and it felt good to get out before being on lockdown!
Here’s the attractive combination I was rocking to keep me warm. Thank you to the blog reader Jill who recommended this Buff headwear – so awesome for keeping the neck/face warm and you can wear it as a hat if you want, too!
And now, time to get some serious work done before playing in the snow! I had some AnneTheRD meetings this morning, but my afternoon meetings were all cancelled so I’m planning to hunker down and knock some things off my to do list. Rachael, Alex, and I are making great progress with our Intuitive Eating program development – I have a lot of writing to do for that today!
Stay warm out there, my friends! And if you want something hot/delicious to make this cold weekend, here are some old faves to try:
- Veggie-tastic Minestrone Soup
- Sweet Potato Lentil Chili
- Creamy Mexican Chicken Chili Soup
- Butternut Squash & Turkey Chili
- Who else is bracing for lots of snow this weekend? I wish I owned snow shoes!
- What’s your favorite super cold weather recipe? Links welcome!