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SAMJUL Posts: 439
2/27/13 9:18 A

Good Idea's thank you far this week I have worked out 2x for 30 min...tomorrow is break day but I will do some yoga maybe or 10 min of something ...just to stay motivated ...I just really really HATE the cold would think I would be used to this weather lived here all my life but always hated it ....
I like all the suggestions here but I may go look into the ball bouncer that sounds like fun lol...also I beleive it is alittle of everything ...winter plays a big part in it because dark when I get up dark when I get home motivation for my eating habits for the most part they are good I have slacked abit but havent gained any weight and find that these last few pds are stubborn ...
Also I am sure once I tone up again my cloths will feel better and bigger but my weight may go up as muscle weighs more than fat ...
So I will continue pushing myself because only I can make this difference ...I have to learn to not be so hard on myself I have sort of an all or nothing attitude which I know is not good.

Anyways maybe I will blog about this lol ...thanks everyone.

BARBANNA SparkPoints: (108,384)
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2/26/13 12:19 P

You might try doing just a little at a time and work your way up. Sometimes the idea of doing anything for very long keep us some even attempting it. Try a video and then work your way up. Give yourself bonus prizes for your efforts. No desserts just little posisitve affirmations. I feel an affirmation when I post my accomplishments on SP.

SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,229
2/26/13 11:54 A

Schedule your workouts. Set the time and treat it like it was an actual appointment.

If you like walking outside make sure you have the right clothes to feel warm at the start but not too warm at the end of your walk. And honestly - how long does it take to put on those layers?

KRALLEN1 Posts: 257
2/26/13 10:17 A

I am in the same boat you are. Its cold out and all I want to do is climb under a blanket and stay there until summer comes, but I can't. Find someone that will movtivate you to get moving again. My husband has been really helpful with that these past couple of weeks. Its hard to have motivation in the winter time. But that will be over soon and we all want to look and feel our best for the warm weather. Keep going, you can do it!

GZELLEFRO SparkPoints: (84,534)
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2/25/13 10:03 P

I know exactly how you feel! I hate being cold and wet, and so I don't go outside to exercise in the winter. I have, like you, several DVDs and switch between them so I don't get bored.

Cathe Frederick has a site,, and she has an exercise program you can get free where you combine different exercises to make a workout (or workouts) that you do like. It's called Workout Blender and if you do a search for it on her site, it'll take you to the link and you can download it. I haven't used it because I just haven't taken the time to do it, so I don't know if it's very good or not. However, every exercise video I've gotten from her is dynamite so I feel very good about this too.

I read an article on this site from another member who said that she has incorporated other fun things in to use as exercising. One idea that she had that I liked was to buy a jump ball (the one with the handles that kids sit on and jump); I went to and got the Hop66 ball for about $35. I would recommend getting a smaller one, especially if you're of small stature. This one is about 66 cm and it's pretty big. It's almost too big for me and I'm 5'1".

I love skating, and something that's getting popular again is sliding. You put booties on your feet and you slide back and forth on a smooth mat with stops on each side. (That's my old style one, the new ones may be different).

Look at your interests and tailor your workouts along those lines. It's always good to enjoy your workouts because things that you enjoy are more likely to keep you interested.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
2/25/13 9:15 P

I believe that if you have to push yourself that hard it clearly not a workout you like. Find something you like to do and it will be easier. You mentioned a bike. Ride that in front of your favorite show on tv. When your show is done you'll be amazed at what you just did.

BERRY4 SparkPoints: (246,726)
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2/25/13 4:11 P

Start w/ something ...and just do it! Every day! Build consistency!

I ALWAYS am glad I made the effort. Sometimes in the "doing" the energy comes!

BEANBYDESIGN SparkPoints: (31,283)
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2/25/13 12:20 P

Your food tracker is clearly incomplete, but from what I can see, it looks like you're not eating enough, especially if your weight ticker is correct and you've only got less than 2 lbs. to go to reach your goal. When it comes to the last few pounds, it's really important to make sure your body is fueled appropriately so that you'll have the energy you need to keep up with your workouts. Your lack of motivation could very well be related to the fact that you don't have enough fuel in your system to support your activity level. Try eating closer to the top of your Spark-recommended calorie range for a week or two, and see if that helps with your energy level.

When I first started back up, I was trying to eat 1200-1300 calories per day, and I was miserable and had no energy. I upped my calories to the 1400-1500 range, and I haven't missed a workout since, AND I find I'm actually losing weight faster than I was when I was eating less.

Lastly, if you like walking, check out Leslie Sansone's "Walk Away the Pounds" series - they are DVDs that you can do at home that are walking-based (and I believe you can find some of them for free on YouTube if you'd like to try them out before buying). It may be easier to stick to your workout commitment when it's incorporating an activity you enjoy.

SAMJUL Posts: 439
2/25/13 10:00 A

Hello Everyone,
So I am just flustered ..I cannot seem to get into a routine to work out anymore ..I have to push myself to just do at least 2 days a week 30 min each I want to do more ...but no energy and I can only work out in the morning because I know I wont at night the winter it is harder I find ...I love to be outside and speed walk but HATE the cold and putting on all the jackets and stuff so I ususally do have a harder time in the winter ...thought maybe someone has any suggestions ...
I have a stationary bike at home as well as a whole lot of dvd ...but I also have conditions that limit me from doing some of those ...I love to speed walk or light jog but havent jogged in awhile so speed walk is my thing when I can do it outside and the summer and spring I am more motivated and fit because I am always outside with the kids or walking.....

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