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The weather as a sad excuse

Sunday, January 27, 2013

So it was snowing pretty hard (and unexpectedly, as I hadn't looked at the forecast for today) when I finally decided to go to the gym, and I let it stop me, rationalizing that I really didn't want to go anyway. I mean, I'd sat around reading all day, a bit of laundry, a bit of lunch breaking up the turning of the pages, until around 5 pm, when big ten basketball took over for the evening. I watched Iowa nearly knock off Purdue, and then saw my Michigan Wolverines stake a claim to the #1 ranking, for the first time since 1992. And then, at 8, I decided I might as well go to the gym, as after last weekend's spasm of running, I hadn't done any more. So i got changed, and then went to close the bedroom curtain (no, I wasn't flashing the neighbors, I changed in the bathroom), and happened to glance out the window and saw my car under a decent layer of snow. So I go and open the door and look outside, can't really see much as the light is out, and stick my head out the door, and get pelted by a very fast falling snow. That's all it takes to dissuade me on a night like tonight. There's a Red Wings game on. I can do a spell on the old exercise FRICK! the blackhawks just scored to win in overtime, the bastiges! bike (real time blogging, dont'cha know?), and I've got this new exercise ball that I've been using as a footrest for the past 40 minutes, I suppose I should actually sit on the darn thing and stretch something now. And this resistance band, which I rescued, along with its mates, from a box I hadn't looked in during the past month, maybe I could do something with that, too. But first, a cookie. I'm grumpy about how the hockey game ended. Harrumph!

3 hours later edit: seeing descriptions of the weather as "it's raining ice out there" makes me think maybe I made the right call by staying in, after all.
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WHOVIANGIRL23 1/28/2013 12:03PM

    HAH! Real time blogging, isn't it fun? It's very entertaining to read as well. I can't say I use the weather as an excuse, because I work out at home. But... I use anything else as an excuse...

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SHRINKING_SARA 1/28/2013 10:40AM

    When the weather gets nuts -- just workout watching the hockey game. There's no reason you couldn't do strength training or core workouts -- Spark even has some great free 15 minutes videos to do just this. Plus even if its small, it gets rid of the demon in your head yelling at you to work out.

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GARDENCHRIS 1/28/2013 6:32AM

    it was raining ice! Same here in Illinois!

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RANDOMLY_HONEST 1/28/2013 6:27AM

    I also tend to use the weather ( and all the little sniffles that go with it) as an excuse. But even if you can't get to the gym, you can still exercise at home. If nothing else, march/jog in place while watching the game.

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KMM1123 1/28/2013 12:33AM

    At least you have the weather as an excuse to rely on. It's been absolutely beautiful down here and I still don't get out to walk very much. I really don't deserve to live in this climate. I bitch and moan when it's hot and humid. I whine when it drops below 70. And now that the weather has a special Utopian feel to it... I stay barricaded inside. I'm hopeless.

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