Baby, it’s cold outside.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  As soon as the mercury dips below 30 degrees, my workouts tend to happen at home more.  I love being a city dweller, and I can’t imagine living anywhere but New York (with the minor exception to Boston, but it’s even colder there!), but walking around in the winter can be downright painful.

With my legs as my primary form of transportation,  it can be really rough motivating myself to walk the mile-and-a-half to the gym on daily basis.

Yesterday hovered around 19 degrees, and I hovered around my living room doing a kickboxing DVD (review to come, want to get a couple more workouts with it under my belt).

Considering my New Year’s resolution is to get bufftastic, I’m going to have to make sure I get to the gym at least a few times a week for heavy lifting, the heaviest weights I have at home are 15 lbs.  But my guess is things like cardio and yoga that I can do at home are going to take place in my climate controlled living room.

The hardest part about working out at home is pressing play.  At the gym you have to workout because you’ll look silly standing around staring at the squat-thrusters.

How do you keep motivated in the winter months?


Smoothie made with low-fat kefir, frozen mixed berries, vanilla protein powder


Carrot cake protein muffin, banana


Trader Joe’s Tom Yom Soup (not my fav, don’t think I’ll be buying this again–it has a weird consistency), added shrimp


Sweet potato and lentil salad.  I have to admit I was a bit hesitant about a salad with granola, but it was yummy
Arugula, sweet potato, goat cheese, lentils, granola and lemon juice

Exercise: Cardio Day: 54-minute kickboxing DVD