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Tip for Getting Up For Those Cold Morning Workouts

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

I don't know about you, but my house is cold in the winter. The hub just won't let us turn it up too high, and at night... Well, he's the last one to bed and so...well let's just say he turns it down to just above "freezing!" If it's really cold outside, it can be difficult to crawl out from under the covers and think about changing into to workout clothes, which are are a considerably lower temperature than me!
Here's what I've found that works pretty good, though might not work for everyone. I put on my cycling shorts and workout top at night, and layer on my sweats or flannels for bed. When I wake up, I'm already dressed, and just have to peel off a layer.
On those "iffy" mornings when I'd rather just crawl back in bed and "forgeddaboutit" having this little edge seems to give me the little push I need to do what I know I should when my body is screaming...no no no!
Well, I'm sitting here in my flannels with a fleece layered overtop, having a warm cup of coffee (I warmed from last night cause I've been doin' that for years) and getting ready to have my quiet time... Found some great sights where I can have the Bible read to me! Love it! Here's one that I've just found and will try out for a while. http://www.dailyaudiobible.com
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When I'm done I will peel off the fleece and sweats and I'll be ready to climb on my bike and burn off a few hundred. Here's wishin' you a great day, and hoping you will use this tip if it helps push you over the edge toward your goals. Also hoping you will squeeze some time into your morning to devote to God's word...which has power to really change your life.
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MZMEKA80 1/12/2011 6:04PM

  Great plan. When I was in basic training for the Army, we had to sleep in our fitness uniform!

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MOMOMMA622 1/5/2011 10:49PM

    What a great way to start the day!

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GOLIGHTLY344 1/5/2011 4:55PM

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HAPPYSOUL91 1/5/2011 12:34PM

    This is the secret of success. Iff you find what works for you, then you will do it and complete your goal....great job

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TINATC26 1/5/2011 11:58AM

    great tips!

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JAVALOVERTOO 1/5/2011 9:28AM

    I finally turned on our heat last night, DD has some friends over, but secretly I'm enjoying the warmth.

Thanks for the link also! Checking it out now. emoticon

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ELAOPET 1/5/2011 5:46AM

    my house is cold too.everything except the kitchen and the livingroom isn't heated at all - including bathroom - whick makes my drinking water by the bucket - a challenge ;))
luckily (or not) I have time all day - but it's on my to do list to go to bed earlier ang get up and do the workout in the morning
like your method - but I run and do strength in a park - so must put clothes on not off before workout time :)


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