A Slight Correction

 If you are looking for a workout to do today, look no further! Here is the third Recipe for Fitness. Before you get started, I just have a quick thought.

Yesterday, while driving six hours south through Illinois, my husband and I drove through a wide swath of snow. The roads were just wet in the beginning, but eventually became snow covered and very slippery. We saw car after car in the ditch, with panicked drivers on their cell phones calling, I imagine, their loved ones to let them know they were ok and then a tow truck to pull them out.

As I sat in the passenger seat and my husband drove carefully, I thought about one of the first rules of winter driving I learned – don’t over correct. In other words, if you start sliding, don’t jerk the wheel, but instead calmly take your foot off the gas and make a slight adjustment until your tires grip the pavement again. And then I got thinking, how that driving lesson applies to life.

We all make mistakes and some of the mistakes are outright failures. Our tendency is quite often to over correct. Instead of making a small adjustment to right our path, we panic, jerk the wheel, and find ourselves with even bigger problems. 

I encourage you today to not over correct when problems arise.  Remain calm, .make a slight adjustment, and right your course. Mistakes happen, but this way, you’ll stay out of the ditch.

[recipe title="Recipe for Fitness Three" time="20 mins"]

Cardio – Set Treadmill to 3% incline

  • Walk 1 minute
  • Jog 1 minute
  • Run 1 minute
  • Sprint 1 minute
  • Jog 1 minute


  • 1 Minute Plank (this will help stretch your calves if they are sore from yesterday)
  • Overhead Press
  • Push Ups
  • Front Arm Raise (alternating arms)
  • Tricep Kickbacks (bent over/alternating arms)

Repeat Strength then finish with Cardio. I.E. Cardio, Strength, Strength, Cardio


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