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TCANNO SparkPoints: (115,919)
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10/22/13 4:19 A

It is still warm here in the UK for the time of the year, down side it is wet most of the time.


UPBEAT551 SparkPoints: (28,463)
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10/22/13 2:49 A

I started xcountry skiing a few years ago. I also snowshoe. These activities make the winter go fast.

AGITATOR1 SparkPoints: (3,074)
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10/21/13 8:10 P

So many people isolate themselves from the weather. It starts when the temperature drops below 50, then the trails are almost empty. I am thankful to have a dog to take for walk-runs everyday regardless of the weather. The only exception is severe weather which doesn't happen often. So while out I take pictures along the way and have taken some really good ones to.

MKMMARTY Posts: 1,323
10/18/13 10:11 A

we are in the in between temperatures now - very cold and almost too warm.
Waking up in the mornings oh brrrrrrrrrrrr and by mid day - sitting out on a lawn chair enjoying the last of the rays of that glorious sun -- we know the rains are comings

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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10/18/13 10:09 A

Colder weather is a real motivator to me. Gives me more energy than hot weather

LOUIE-LILY Posts: 2,219
10/18/13 9:20 A

I wish it cold enough down here to make a difference! I miss the cold weather (not the ice and snow) from the north. I'll keep walking but it will be more comfortable in the "cool" winter in FL.

CPRCINDYC SparkPoints: (9,868)
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10/18/13 9:12 A

My gym offers some fitness classes, and they are pretty popular especially when the weather isn't great. When there's snow, shoveling is good exercise, ice skating, walking my dog, and even hiking is pretty!

DUBLINROSE Posts: 2,059
10/18/13 8:50 A

I do the same as always, walking and running outdoors or yoga indoors. The only thing I will change is when it gets dangerous with ice outside I'll use a threadmill.

FAITHP44 SparkPoints: (52,430)
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10/18/13 8:45 A

I try to get out and walk even if it's only round the local streets. If all else fails and the weather's awful I go to the biggest supermarket I can find, park as far away as possible in the underground carpark and then walk the aisles of the supermarket as fast as possible (without actually running anyone over with my trolley!) Or else I might go to the shopping mall, which offers a bit more scope for walking.

KITTY20 Posts: 7,107
10/18/13 7:57 A

Continue walking as it is all outside.

MILKYWAY515 Posts: 92
10/18/13 7:38 A

I like to get outside and move to keep warm. I love the briskness of fall the most!

PLINTHESS SparkPoints: (35,487)
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10/18/13 6:56 A

I go to Australia

COPPERFIRE952 Posts: 119
10/18/13 6:51 A

I really want to try snowshoeing this year - might as well enjoy the snowy scenery since we'll have more than enough of it:)!

STEELER71 Posts: 6,048
10/18/13 6:03 A



I wish. I live in Florida and so far our coldest day was 85'. We are due to drop into the high 70' next week. Two yrs. ago we did get snow flurries in January. It lasted about 5 seconds.

KARAKUEHN SparkPoints: (662)
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10/18/13 12:06 A

I like to use my new treadmill and actually go on walks outside when it's sunny! Of course living in Minnesota the sunnier it is during snow season the COLDER it is! I LOVE walking during the winter! Hearing the crunch of snow under your feet! Of course I tend to slip a lot. One time I was walking home from work and I thought "It's always when you least expect it when you fall" and a second later I slipped on ice and hit the ground hard. I laughed so hard at the irony that the guy opening his garage in front of me looked at me like I was nuts.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 7,844
10/17/13 11:24 P

Yep, it's here. Sad but true.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,090
10/17/13 10:08 P

Luv it.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (238,946)
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10/17/13 8:33 P

I continue with my workouts as usual. I have a home gym.

FITNESSFOODIE Posts: 3,341
10/14/13 10:03 P

I walk at lunch time so I can get some sun in. My office has no windows, and the dark is starting to creep up earlier in the afternoons.

KITTYCAT64 Posts: 599
10/14/13 7:43 P

Just a lot cooler in the morning and evening. I layer to go walking. That way if it gets hot I can peel off something.. emoticon

HAPPYCPA1965 SparkPoints: (177,644)
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10/14/13 7:39 P

Fortunately for me the cold weather comes with high school soccer season so I run so much I cannot keep weight on.

TSISQUAUSDI Posts: 1,598
10/14/13 7:27 P

I hate cold weather - That's why I moved to Florida!

MISSJANE55 SparkPoints: (42,188)
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10/14/13 5:50 P

go to the gym early, before I have time to think about it. which the windshield is defrosting, I go back into the house and get my gear together, so at least the car is warm. something about early in the morning makes it all work. never thought I'd be saying this.

KRAFTYKRAFT SparkPoints: (41,334)
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10/14/13 3:16 P

I hate cold, but I try to make myself bundle up and get walk outside on the weekends for a change of scenery. I also enjoy pictures so sometimes I'll take my camera and see if I can find something fun to capture

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,734
10/14/13 2:33 P

I exercise inside year round. So my routine won't change

SWEETYOUNGTHING SparkPoints: (138,879)
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10/14/13 1:44 P

playdates with my elliptical here (love that response!)

TACDGB Posts: 6,132
10/14/13 1:36 P

I have play dates with my treadmill.......

ZIGGY122 Posts: 2,162
10/14/13 9:28 A

I use my treadmill .... and to force myself to not fall back to a couch potato I go to the Y and workout with weights

Edited by: ZIGGY122 at: 10/14/2013 (09:29)
AMANDA660 Posts: 881
10/14/13 9:23 A

I swim more in the winter and dust off the treadmill. Would rather be outside but I'm not a far of being cold.

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (216,741)
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10/14/13 9:19 A

I'm lucky I live in Florida where we have very mild winters. Even on the coldest day, we have lots of sunshine. I'm always motivated to get outside everyday.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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10/14/13 8:28 A

Everything that I do inside, I move it all inside -- spinning, swimming, yoga, strength training and running if my hip lets me!

MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (31,961)
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10/14/13 8:25 A

My husband have workout dates at our gym so that is quite motivating!

ZZYYGGY3 SparkPoints: (38,119)
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10/14/13 12:59 A

I love my Walk at Home tapes for the months of icy and snow. I also have a membership at the YMCA this year and plan to use their treadmill as much as possible.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (238,946)
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10/14/13 12:12 A

It has not gotten cold in South Texas yet.

KLDJSURVEY SparkPoints: (105,871)
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10/13/13 10:37 P

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LADYCJM SparkPoints: (34,459)
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10/13/13 10:07 P

I bought a used Nordic Trak ski machine that was listed in an ad in our local paper. $100, in great shape and it's a great workout.
I also have mini trampoline that I jog on. Easier on the knees then outside too!
I also have aerobic videos and weights.

For me winter isn't much different as I work out at home. Biggest difference is in the summer I can hike, in the winter I can cross country ski.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,090
10/13/13 7:42 P

Luv it.

MYAKAYAH Posts: 4,808
10/13/13 7:37 P

I have a treadmill and use that when its too windy and cold for a walk outside. I do Yoga, Zumba, Tae-Bo, Aerobics, walk in place etc...Strength Training is very good also.

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,167
10/13/13 5:18 P

as the days get shorter and the weather gets cold...I like to dance and strength training.

ANJAG4 Posts: 42
10/13/13 5:14 P

Hi Everybody...just curious to know, since (for some of us) colder weather is creeping up on us...what activities do you do to keep motivated?

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