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DOVE52 SparkPoints: (113,981)
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2/16/13 12:29 P

good for you

ETFON4 SparkPoints: (8,391)
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2/16/13 12:09 P

Some really great ideas here. For 2 days I have felt dragged out and unmotivated and I know I need to get back on track. Going to the supermarket to get some exercise. Thanks.

BEANBYDESIGN SparkPoints: (0)
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2/16/13 10:06 A

Do you have a mall in the area? I have a friend who is a SAHM, and she takes her little one to the mall to walk for a few hours everyday when it's too snowy or gross to be outside.

Also, if you can afford it, you could look into getting walking sneakers that are designed for hiking/trail walking. They'll be a lot lighter on your feet than boots, but will also be waterproof and have better traction, so you'll feel safer on the un-shoveled sidewalks.

EWL978 Posts: 2,021
2/16/13 9:42 A

As strange as it may sound, I spend more days in the supermarket just walking...yes, I pick up a few things each time, but I plan it that way...never get everything in one trip.

DOVE52 SparkPoints: (113,981)
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2/15/13 10:54 P

they are amazing walking partners

AGITATOR1 SparkPoints: (3,885)
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2/15/13 10:35 P

I have a dog that never complains about the weather we have been out in all types of weather, rain, snow, heat, and cold. A few weeks ago at the parks was really amazing watching a snow squall go by, took some great pictures

JOYOUS1917 SparkPoints: (19,811)
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2/15/13 10:02 P

Some of us here go to Big Box stores and walk around in them until our weather breaks. (Well, we do go home when they close the doors,ha,ha)
Not a best choice, but will do in a pinch. emoticon emoticon

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,231
2/10/13 2:55 P

It helps me a great deal, to focus on what I CAN do, rather than what I CAN'T do. I prefer to walk outside, but we are in the cold, monsoon rain with a few tornado warnings thrown in, season here. sigh. No walking outside.

Like the pp said, there are a ton of videos here on Spark. I also have some workout dvd's that I like. Sure, it can be boring sometimes. But I'm not so much after brain-stimulating activity, than getting my cardio in. I swap around what I do, Spark or dvds. My neighbor has a treadmill-- he reads or listens to books on tape. You can get books on tape at a lot of libraries, so it doesn't even cost anything. The beauty of something like that is, if it's a good book, the time would just fly by.

I have a jump rope and never really worked at it long enough (ok, fine, I'll admit I tried it one time) to get any good at it-- I'm thinking I'll break that thing out and when it isn't too cold, try jumping in the garage.

2/10/13 12:38 P

Have you watched any of the fitness videos here on SP? There are chair workouts, Bollywood dancing workouts, all manner of things. I use them to break up my usual routine and to get my exercise when the weather is bad.

DAWNLOGA Posts: 242
2/10/13 12:25 P

I like to walk outside, but I'm having trouble due to weather issues. I can dress warm enough, but people don't shovel or sand their sidewalks, making walking tough. I dont' want to fall and break anything. Tried walking in my boots - sore legs from the weight.
I go to the gym, but I hate walking on the treadmill - it's BORING emoticon I constantly watch the clock and mileage. Same with the bike, don't do ellipticals.
Any ideas are welcome. We has snow every day last week, so I did get some good shoveling in, but I want to walk! i want to ride my bike! emoticon (throwing a tantrum here).

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