It’s only day one of the “blizzard of 2106” and I am starting to go a little stir crazy already! I am used to getting out and getting my workout done either at the gym or on a run with friends. By the looks of things neither one of those will be happening for a while. What’s a girl to do with all of that excess energy and anxiety I have? I’ve come up with a few tips that I hope will help you (and me) survive being stuck inside.
So sure you could run and up and down the stairs or do crazy amounts of crunches in between shoveling rounds. I offer up a few more productive activities to burn off energy while stuck inside. Hope it helps!
Organize your running/workout clothes
You might not be able to wear them right now, but do an assessment of your running clothes. Is there anything that you haven’t worn in a while that you might pass onto to a friend or donate? Any pieces that are too big or too small? I also found a few of “what was I thinking” pieces. I scheduled a pick up from Purple Heart next week and I will be adding a few pieces to donate. I organized these jackets by weight and use. I put bins on the side for gloves, hats & headbands.
Check your shoes
We runners/exercise enthusiasts can really amass a ton of shoes can’t we? I found 5 pairs of gently used running shoes that I can donate and a few of my son’s as well. Most running stores will also take shoe donations and donate to various charities.
Visit your pantry & Create
Not only did I find tons of old stuff that I could get rid of, I found great basics to cook with. I’ve already made a wonderful strawberry blueberry oatmeal bake that I will be sharing soon and I am going to experiment with all the lentils I’ve founds. Why do I have so many bags of lentils? I bet you can also find lots of great stuff in your own pantry to spark some creativity. If anything I could sure use a little organizing in here to say the least. Why do we have so many condiments that I am sure expired years ago?
Do you have a closet that looks like this? Yikes perhaps I will save that one for the next snow day!
Linking up with Jenn for the Sunday Blog hop
Tell me-How are you burning off your excess energy while stuck inside?