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Sick of the snow..


Monday, March 18, 2013

..and the cold and the wind. It is the middle of March. I'm so done with crappy commutes to work and icy roads and snow and blowing snow and snow.

Anyway, the plan for today was get up early, head to the gym and do another 5k training day, return home and get ready for work. Hubby even decided to go with. I got up early as planned. It snowed. We left the house. It is only about a mile but we have to pass through a few stop lights. It was slippery and slow going. We got to the gym and I realized I didnt grab my shoes. So dropped hubby, back home I went. I ended up having about 12 minutes rather than 30 to do my walking and jogging. So I pushed myself to get a bit more of jogging in. I don't know that I can really count that as a training day, which also throws of my every other day plan.

BUT, lets look at the positives: I got up and went to the gym. I did 10 minutes more of walking and jogging than if I had just turned around and not gotten my shoes (they are in the car now btw), I was on track for a 17 minute mile again and I felt really good about the choice I made to go.

That positive energy translated into making good choices during the day. I ended my day at 100 calories under my low range. I'm gonna stick with that because I am just not hungry.

In a previous blog I commented that there is a strong connection to the class I am taking and eating. I get stressed and anxious and want to eat. Today when I was working on an assignment I had that urge. I left my desk and went and talked to a coworker about it instead. I felt better, in fact, much more so than when I give in and eat.

Overall, it was a really positive day. Except, now I think because I have had three pretty good days in a row, I should have lost like 20 pounds. If only it worked that way. Not that I would want to gain 20 pounds from 3 bad days...

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MNNICE 3/19/2013 10:33PM

    Amen! I am SO ready for spring and you will NOT hear me complain about being too hot if summer ever comes! Way to go on making the best of the situation and getting in some exercise when it would've been so easy not to!

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ATTACKFATCAT 3/19/2013 11:53AM

    Ugh. I hate cold weather and snow. And it seems like the older I get, the more it bothers me. In TN we have like 2 weeks of perfect weather, then the rest of the year is either freezing or sweltering.

Kudos to you for still getting out and going to the gym, even if it was for less time than you had planned!

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KARENCRANER 3/19/2013 11:32AM

    Spring starts this week, at least according to the calendar!

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PUNKY100 3/19/2013 11:09AM

    You and me both. They were saying that at this time last year it was 70 already. This winter has been dragging on too da*% long!!!! I am glad that I live so much closer to work so it doesn't affect my commute anymore, but ugh. I'm just ready for it to be over!!!

Good for you for getting something in. You're right, something is always better than nothing! :-)

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ADARKARA 3/19/2013 7:55AM

    We are lucky to live in what seems to be the one county in New Jersey that hardly every gets hit hard with weather. It's snowed about half a dozen times this winter, but never more than 2 or 3 inches, and it has NEVER affected the roads or caused school closings, much to school children's disappointment. Hurricane Sandy only knocked down one power line (the one to our apartment complex) in our area and we had no flooding. ONE person nearby lost their shed to a falling tree. The horrible floods we suffered a few years back? It didn't even really rain here. We live in a fluke of decent weather! Yeah it gets hot in the summer, but there's usually only a few days over 100. The worst thing I can say is it's freezing this winter, but that could be because I have less "fluff" to keep me warm!

Your attitude is great! Keep thinking positive and "fake it until you make it". =)

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JO88BAKO 3/18/2013 11:10PM

    We bought a house over 1000 miles away to get rid of the snow. Now it's going to get cold here. I'm with you, the sooner it gets and stays warm the better

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