I'm so tired of winter, especially the snow storms we've been getting lately. But one thing is for sure, you can get a good workout in just cleaning up the snow!
I was stupid… I thought I would be able to make the YMCA yesterday to work out. I received an email from the YMCA saying they would remain closed for the rest of the day. At first I thought, why can't they be open? Then I looked outside. OK, I'm going to be shoveling the rest of the day, who needs to workout after all the shoveling!
According to the online food journal I use, I burn about 600 calories an hour shoveling snow. That's more than I've been burning using the treadmill lately! I had to shovel my porch, driveway, by the dumpsters, the list goes on and on! I'm more tired doing this than I am with the treadmill.
The weights have been helping. Lifting the snow is a lot easier when you have more strength in your arms! Also, my knees have been so much better since losing weight, so lifting the shovel properly is so much easier.
I still would rather workout at the gym any day over having to deal with snow. I don't care how many calories you burn in the winter, I would rather see spring like weather!