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Thursday, February 03, 2011

So I started working out a little while ago, and got sick AGAIN! I have been sick more this winter than I've been healthy. I think part of it has to do with working out in a cold, moldy basement (that's where my treadmill is).

So it got me thinking of some other winter workouts. I love shoveling snow, and playing with my dog in the snow. I also love snowmobiling. I seriously think that snowmobiling should be considered excersize. You try walking around in three layers of clothes, bibs, a heavy winter coat, 10 pound boots, and a snowmobile helmet...that is a workout in itself. Now try throwing a sled around with your body weight for hours at a time. It's a full body workout! I am more sore after riding than when I work out.

I think until the dampness and mold are gone from the basement, I am going ot depend in shoveling and riding for my workouts.

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JULIECIR 2/3/2011 4:06PM

  seems like it makes sence, i agree, all that clothes is alot of work lol. When u are bring your dag our, run in deep snow with him, reallll good for your legs good cardio, and fresh iar is the best for you. Roll a big snow ball, push till u cant push anymore, good strength workout. A few suggestions :o)

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Monday, January 24, 2011

I dont mind the snow...actually, I love it. I love snowmobiling, watching my dog play, even shoveling (it's a great workout). I love watching it fall and seeing the snowcovered ground and trees....HOWEVER, I HATE the cold! I knew we were getting ready for a coldspell, but when I woke up this morning, it was -14 degrees! Yes, NEGATIVE 14 degrees! Hoping it would warm up a little so that I could go into the basement to work out before work this afternoon, I am very disappointed to see that three hours later, it is now -10! I am all for a little pain with a workout, but there is NO way that I can do cardio for an hour in a basement that is not much warmer that the -10 degree craziness that is the outside. I am really dreading going outside to warm up my car, fight my way through black ice and accidents, find parking, and walk to my building....and not being able to work out today.

Give me a whiteout blizzard over -10 degree weather anyday!


I'm Back!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I started working out again, and I feel great! I cant wait to get back into a daily routine, start back at work, and start seeing the weight come off again.

For anyone out there struggling like I was, just force yourself to get back into the grove. Once you do you will feel so much better

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DAVEYSHADOW 1/24/2011 10:57AM

    emoticon back, jump on the wagon and off we go!

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Where did my motivation go?

Friday, January 21, 2011

I started SparkPeople about 2.5 months ago, starting at 218 pounds. I started out doing pretty well, watching what I was eating, logging my food, increasing my activity level. I started to slow down during the holidays, not logging everything, but still doing as much as I could. Right after Christmas, I got sick and lost all of my energy. I stopped logging everything and did not work out at all. As soon as I got over that cold, I got another bug. Now that I am feeling better, I am having a very hard time refinding my motivation. Before the holidays I was down to 210 (not at my goal, but it was a good start). I gained a few pounds during the holidays, and am now stagnant around 212. I hate being this heavy. I have been heavy my whole life, but it is embarassing being over 200lbs. I do not feel comfortable in my own skin. I dont date, I dont go out, I am not myself. I know that I need to do something about this, but as I said, I dont know why I cant find my motivation. Everytime I start to do well, something in life happens to push me back.

I guess it is time to stop complaining and coming up with excuses. Today is the day that I force myself to find my motivation and get off my @$$ and start finding the real me.

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POLLYWANNA1 1/21/2011 10:55AM

    I'm struggling too. Getting back on track isn't easy, but I've been revisiting my initial goals to help refocus.

Good luck!

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CHALL345 1/21/2011 10:42AM

  I often ask myself the same question, but did U know that certain illness can zap your strength, as well? emoticon OMG Been there done that, doing that right now, but still trying. Hang in there U can do it! if at first U don't succeed try, try again emoticon

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Starting off the New Year

Thursday, January 06, 2011

I guess I cant complain too much. I only gained 2 pounds over the Holiday, and that was being sick and unable to excersize for a week. I am still getting over my cold, but have finally gotten some of my energy back. Now that is the new year, the holiday foods are gone, and the pressure to eat eat eat is gone, I can start fresh. I did not make my 2010 goal, so the pressure is on for 2011. Instead of my goals being numbers, I want it to be a life style.

Goal #1: Be more active more regularly
Goal #2: Play guitar more frequently
Goal #3. Be more social
Goal # 4: Make better health choice

I figure with these goals, I am more likely to be successful and reach my target weight with less pressure of time contraints. I would still like to be around 150, but weight is just a number. I want to be healthy and happy.

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JESSHASARRIVED 1/17/2011 12:29PM

    Hi! Thanks for writing on my blog! I, too, am having a bit of a fresh start. Send me a spark mail and tell me your story? How did you get to this weight? What do you do each day to move on? What gives you motivation?

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