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Saturday, October 27, 2012

OK...I'm ending the weekly check in's - feel I am getting a handle on diabetes, and am losing weight on a slow but regular basis.'s the end of October and after a week of 70 degrees and sunshine, the 'other' fall has hit Ohio. Rain, wind and 50 degrees. I'm sitting w/my 'grow light' (for SAD) on my right side, but no light coming in from the southern exposed window. Sigh. There will be more days of sunshine, but the truth is we are moving into late fall and winter.

Last Saturday I spent a wonderful almost hour walking, w/my smartphone playing my workout set (thanks to Spotify) and tracking my distance/pace.

Now....I'm a workout wimp. To be honest, I am more 'in my mind' than 'in my body.' Esp w/SAD coming on, I could hibernate the winter away, in my comfy chair, if not my bed. I have a Wii, and it is in the living room - same room as my comfy chair and where I work (no church office - I work from the parsonage). Walking in place just doesn't do it for me. We also have a Bo-Flex (used, from my husband's co-worker). I used the rowing part till I burnt it out and realized it was for bursts of cardio, not 25-30 minutes straight. No room or $ for a treadmill, eclipse or cycle. Or is that my excuse? It is at least a 30 minute drive to a workout facility (Curves, the Y or a private gym). Plus the $ factor. I've paid $ in the past, used Curves for 1-2 months, then had to pay for the rest of the year.

Now...I'm a workout wimp. SO am I using this change in seasons and in my mood/energy level as an EXCUSE to stop exercising, even though exercise is an IMPORTANT part of my physical/emotional/spiritual needs?

Now...that I've admitted what I'm facing, what will my response be? What will my next move be?
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    It's hard dealing with SAD. But you've got the upper hand. You know you have it, you know what to do to combat it. And exercising plays such a great part in improving your mood. I've been a little lax myself because of the change in the weather (I live in Michigan, so I know what you mean about the change and how it can affect us.) Let's make a pact to keep exercising, even if it's just a little bit of walking in place or power cleaning the place. We can do this.
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