Sick kids anyone? Apparently The Boy signed up for a virus-of-the-month plan this winter. I play by the rules: green boogers and a fever means no childcare for him, no gym workout for me.
And then I wonder... is it just coincidence that he came down with that nasty cold just two days after being in the gym childcare center? Twice? So I avoid the gym a little longer while I live in fear of bringing home something else for everyone to share.
Then there's the weather. Run outside? As I write this it's -9 degrees and feels like -22 degrees with the wind chill. I believe in outdoor winter running and I have the winter running apparel to prove it. But I draw the line at zero. Just say no to frostbite.
Weekend workouts at the gym work well when one parent can stay home with sniffling kids. But not when a once-in-a-generation blizzard befalls your state. "Snowmygawd," as I saw the blizzard affectionately named in the newspaper was, by this West Texas Girl's standards, awe inspiring. Not only did I wisely choose to stay home on a day when 18+ inches of blowing snow fell around us, but the storm was significant enough for my gym to close. Again, not my fault I can't workout at the gym (not that I would have risked my life to get there anyway).
While Saturday was most definitely a good day to bake cookies and decorate the Christmas tree, I realized I gotta getta on board with home workouts. A fit mama relies on them for her plan B, which due to so many factors out of her control (as if I ever had control since becoming a mother) can become the rule rather than the exception.
I need to embrace my plan B options:
More yoga in the living room
Set up bike for Spinnerval DVDs in the basement
Learn how to use the TRX equipment that's calling my name
What's your favorite plan B when circumstances require you to workout at home (of if working out at home is your plan A)? Help me add to my list so I have more options next time the icicles cage me in.