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Not good-I fail

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I wrote down my goals for January. I have broken some already. I did not go to the aquatic/fitness center this week at all.

Tuesday I climbed 6 floors. emoticon Wednesday was 7 floors. emoticon Thursday was 9 floors which I thought was more. It was a bummer because I would have done 1 more if I had known and gotten a badge for 10 floors. emoticon Friday 0---today so far 0

I know exactly what my problem is. I hate the cold. I don't want to go out in the cold. I hate going to the grocery store, I don't want to go to my Mom's, I don't want to go out period. I want to stay in the house, covered up. I am warm. I have to think of a way to battle this. I have always been like this. I should not live in CT I should live in Florida or somewhere warm year round. Thing is I hate when it is hot too.

Is there anyone else that hates the cold. How do you handle it? Thank goodness I don't have to go to work everyday? I would get fired.
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MRS_TOAD 1/7/2013 8:21AM

    Today is a new day. Do what you can. As Pam said, Spring is around the corner. emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 1/6/2013 5:41PM

    Oh, I hate cold weather with a passion. However, since time is flying by so fast, it won't be long before the cold weather will be gone, and emoticon spring will be here! Can't Wait!

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Pam

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JSALERNO 1/6/2013 7:17AM

    I HATE COLD TOO AND AM WORKING TO MOVE TO WARMER CLIMATES.

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CHOCOHIPPO 1/5/2013 10:03PM

    I hate the cold too and always found it tough to get out and exercise in the cold. So I did something dramatic and moved to Fort Myers, FL. It is beautiful here.

Before I moved I invested in long underwear which made it much more comfortable to get out and do things. Maybe give that a try?

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BEATLETOT 1/5/2013 8:08PM

    You can so use the not-going-out-in-the-cold thing to your advantage!

I'm thinking exercise videos, and stocking up on only healthy foods...if you don't want to go out, you can only eat what you have! That's how I've been doing things lately, since I moved to a much colder climate. =)

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TUPPERWARE1 1/5/2013 7:56PM

    Ok I could have written this myself.Jan. is the worst for me because i am tired of the cold and snow by then.We had snow today but very little all winter.I think a goal is to say yes to exercise and staying on your plan the days you work.Its the weekend you're allowed to chill.Great job on the stair climbing.I give you a badge!

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DANAPYZIK 1/5/2013 7:52PM

    We are complete opposite's. I LOVE the cold and hate HOT weather. (I don't know how I ever lived in Florida for 18 years?)

I Love cold weather because I get to wear cozy sweaters, drink hot tea, and read in front of the fireplace.

I don't have to weed the garden, mow the lawn or ask the dogs to come in twice in the cold weather.

Treat yourself to a beautiful scarf. You'll want to go out and show it off to the world, plus it will add a layer of warmth. emoticon

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ECOAGE 1/5/2013 6:12PM

    Or you could look at it as the cup is half full --- you did walk 3 days for 22 floors. Give yourself credit for what was accomplished. Don't focus on what you planned to do and did not do.
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I know it's difficult to refocus because I tend to be a half empty type of gal too. There were days this week that I didn't make myself go out on the frozen streets of my Boston suburb and I didn't face the treadmill in my basement. But I DID walk on 2 days this week and I covered 7.8 miles. Let's both give ourselves credit for accomplishing quite a bit!
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1EMMA2011 1/5/2013 5:57PM

    you haven't failed at all - just need to find what works and I know you will.

It's cold here in Texas this week. I've lived in Boston so I know what you are saying about the cold.

Would 3 10 minute segments of a workout make it more manageable? I think it is awesome how you are climbing stairs... maybe before breakfast, lunch and dinner do 10 minutes, then have a hot meal (or tea, chocolate, etc) as a reward..

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PARKERCM 1/5/2013 5:51PM

  I am getting worse about the cold with each advance in my age!!!!

And I have lived in Iowa my entire life. Do you suppose one day I may actually be a snowbird who goes south for the winter? We have a bunch of them in Iowa--go to Florida or Texas for the winter. Seems to work!

Good luck and break outta that funk!

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JESSICABOOTY 1/5/2013 5:12PM

    I hate freezing weather too. And yet here I am in Chicago...go figure. The problem with temperature and comfort..now think about this...is there any place in the US that doesn't have to deal with some sort of weather catastrophe? My vote for first place misery is all the folks who are suffering from Sandy. Now they have something to complain about!
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As to your perceived failure...give it a break. This is only the start of the year and every day is a new start. There are no failures, only reboots.
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1CRAZYDOG 1/5/2013 4:49PM

    You only fail if you donn't keep trying. You obviously are asking for help so . . . you are not a failure!

I do not like cold weather either. BUT I tend to think of it this way. Which is better, staying warm in the house and not getting necessary activity (and dealing with the bad feelings as a result) OR braving the elements even for a short time? I never want to go back to being unhealthy like I was, so I move it. The idea of a hot reward . . . mug 'o' soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate . . . whatever it is . . . is a good one.

You can do this. We're here for you, but then you know that!

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LIVEDAILY 1/5/2013 4:19PM

    Well, I have no choice because I HAVE to go to work! This past week, it WAS bitter, but I dressed in layers, wore wool socks, wore a hat on my head, scarf, gloves and I was okay. By Friday the daytime temp was above 32, and it felt WARM...lol I just figure where I'm going is someplace I WANT to go to, it will help me, and I'll feel better for it. You have to give yourself a pep talk!! You LOVE going to the aquatic center and you LOVE the pool!! I'd rather it be cold, because you can always do things to warm up. It's harder when it's hot and humid outside, to me.

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I hit post too soon!

You have NOT failed...you just need to figure this temporary issue out is all, and YOU CAN DO IT!!

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CNORMGO 1/5/2013 3:37PM

    Love the idea of a hot reward! What I try to do is think about the fact that it will be one step closer to my goal. I have a REALLY hard time motivating myself for exercise, and I live in a warm climate (CA).

My goal is to walk 10,000 steps per day. That's 5 miles! I wrote a post-it note and put it on the bathroom mirror. It says, "If you choose not to go walk today, what will it accomplish?" I read it aloud to myself when I go in there, and yesterday I was about to leave to go to the store, and read it out loud again. I decided to walk to the store instead of drive (about a 3 mile round trip). I didn't get all 10,000 steps, but I did get 6,000 steps and it only took 40 minutes of walk time altogether!

YOU CAN DO IT. It's cold, but it is so worth it.

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LADYIRISH317 1/5/2013 3:28PM

    First of all, you have NOT failed. You only fail when you quit trying. Having to adjust a goal is not a failure.

Find some great dance music and dance around the room. Oldies from the Sixties and Seventies are great for this. Also, check the TV listings for exercise shows you can follow along with.

You're doing great. Don't let the negative thinking stop you.

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NEW-CAZ 1/5/2013 3:26PM

    Think up a reward for when you get back.
a cuppa of hot chocolate
a hot and long lazy bath, pampering.
your favourite "naughty" snack (but calculated into your tracker so you can feel virtuous afterwards and not guiltyLOL)

Or my favourite, a steaming hot mug of tomato soup!



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