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Do you let the weather dictate your energy level?

Friday, March 22, 2013

I decided that yesterday I was being a pansy when I decided to stay inside because it was too cold outside! It's not like it was really cold out since it was probably around 32 degrees F. But I let the weather limit my desire to exercise outside and make me feel sluggish and out of sorts. So today I decided to put my capris (exercise pants) on and a couple of light jackets and started the day dressed to exercise.

It kept me thinking about my exercise all day and when I got home from running errands I got my iPod, gloves and headband, hooked up my littlest puppy in her halter and leash and we went for a walk. It's not like it was really warm today because it was probably only 36-38 degrees outside for a high. I just said "forget that" and got acclimated to the temps.

My puppy Mia walks so much better with a halter instead of a collar so we didn't have to start our walk with a run like last time. We went 0.95 miles in 19 minutes, which is pretty good considering how often she usually stops to smell stuff! I think we'll have to walk by ourselves for awhile before we can attempt to go at the same time as hubby and Daisy. I think that this is the furthest we've ever been able to go on a walk so I'll consider this a PR for Mia!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JAMARIEHICKEY 3/23/2013 7:06PM

    I do have a problem with the weather and my motivation, but I think it's much worse when it's cloudy. I really don't mind the cold as much when the sun is out, but when it's cold and cloudy..... I know that I'm more than ready to see Spring come to Nebraska!

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/23/2013 9:30AM

    Yeah, when it's cold, I'd rather stay inside! Way to go on the workout. Have a great weekend!

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JESSIKA_56 3/23/2013 8:20AM

    Yes, I'm a baby. Cold weather and I'm inside. But at least I still get it done, even if it's indoors!

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MOMSFIVE1028 3/22/2013 11:19PM

    Alot of times the clouds and no sun contribute to an unhappy day. Good for you making the best of it and walking anyways.

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JMSA67 3/22/2013 10:04PM

    I guess I let the weather dictate my outdoor time. But, not for me, I have a toddler that I don't want to be out in the very cold weather or extremely hot weather. I don't usually have a sitter for him.

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STITCHINGNAN 3/22/2013 9:46PM

    I will walk outdoors in any weather except snow and ice, good for you making the effort to go , you and the puppy will benefit by it. Irene emoticon

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STUDLEEJOE 3/22/2013 9:37PM

    I also have a problem with weather related depression. When you find yourself getting depressed, do something you enjoy. emoticon

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