Friday, January 18, 2013
Hello SparkPeople ... um, well, people!
I know I've been slackin' on the blogs lately. Forgive me; things have been really busy for me over here in my real life, and that tends to keep me away from cyberspace (even the Sparky kind) more than usual. Now that we're past the holidays, it's just a mad sprint until Daylight Savings Time begins again on March 10th. Up here, near Seattle, that's a really big deal. This is because, at the nadir of winter, it gets dark here at about 4:30 p.m. Yech! (We're not that far from Alaska, but I still can't see Russia from my house.) So, considering how dark and cold and generally dreary the weather has been lately (although, I do realize that I'm kind of spoiled in this relatively mild climate, and it certainly could be a lot colder, so I could be much more miserable, if I really put my mind to it) sometimes one's exercise routine can follow suit. In short, it just gets really boring. Like the kind of boredom you experienced when you were a kid. The kind of boredom in which you would prefer to be doing anything else other than what you have been doing, but you still can't think of anything else to do. (Akin to deciding what you're craving by process of elimination, except that with the former, you're deciding how to burn calories, and in the latter, you're making the huge mistake of accumulating them willy-nilly!) Wow. I really am even more rambly than usual right now, aren't I? My apologies.
So... I've been thinking about what I might do to shake up my exercise routine when I just do not want to go outside. I have my faithful stationary bike. I haven't established any alternates for my at home, indoor exercise. So, without further ado (too much already about nothing, really), here's my new Poll Question:
My ALTERNATE indoor/winter exercise, at home, is:
A. A piece of exercise equipment/home gym
B. Exercise videos (TV/DVD/online, etc.)
C. A game system (such as Wii Fit)
E. Walking (or running) in my house
F. Riding my horse around the house
G. Something else
Please share your winter boredom breakers with me!
Count down to Daylight Savings Time! Ready, set, go!!!
Have FUN, Sparkies!