Sunday, November 22, 2009

I think I have the OMIGOSH winter is coming blues. I hate exercising indoors, always have. The only way I have been able to stay on track was walking everyday...either through the neighborhood or at the park.
Once my Dr. said I could exercise again, it had been so long since I had done anything that I have to start over again. For example, I could run up and down the stairs, could do a certain trail at the park in 40 minutes.. now I cannot run up the stairs and it takes me a lot longer to finish the trail.
The heart seems fine during exercise (as long as I remember to ease into it), but I just can't get past the whole starting over thing. And then there's this winter mindset. Winter is "cold, wear flannel jammies, snuggle under blankets by the fire, sipping hot cocoa, soups, stews chili Thanksgiving feasts, Holiday cookies, etc.."
Don't get me wrong. When I was on track, I had it all planned how I was going to walk even in winter time. I was only kidding myself. It's too freaking cold.snowy/icy here in winter.
So...I bought a walk at home video that was recomended by sparkpeople bloggers (Leslie Sansone). I will try that. Oh, by the way, did I mention that I have a gym membership and have for over a year? I think I was there maybe 3 times. It's a little drive away and again.. I hate exercising in the gym. It seems so monotonous to get on the treadmill. 10 minutes seems like an hour to me. BORiNG! They have classes there in the evening that I could join, but I don't.
See the problem? I cannot think about just today or this week or this month. I look at it in the long run...Having to start all over, hating exercise, dreading winter.. BLAH!
So now I am trying to maintain my weight loss, trying to NOT get the blues, trying to think positive, trying to find a way to make exercising more interesting and to get through this winter without gaining all my weight back.
Winter is depressing for a lot of people and I am trying to turn the winter blues into something positive. Wish me luck.
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    Crikkit, have you ever tried mall walking? It's not just for seniors anymore, although it is mandatory to mall walk once you turn 60. emoticon Best time is the morning, it's a totally different place and I see people of all ages. They have a set of 40 stairs that leads to the theaters that is a good added bonus to flat walking. When it gets boring you can shop or window shop. It's fun to be the first to see anything new that comes into stores and the first to hit the clearance racks, I have gotten some unbelievable good deals.

    I really believe you don't have to workout until you are ready to drop, I never have and I have lost 70lbs so far, but I do try to keep moving for at least a couple hours a day even if it is not all at once. I don't shortcut my steps either, I always take the longest path between two points. Exercise has never been my favorite way to spend time so I sneak it in. Another good motivator is to walk with someone, if you walk and talk you hardly notice the walk. Just don't give up and hope to see you at the mall sometime.
    3107 days ago
    Hang in there!
    3107 days ago
  • CRICKET412
    I'm feeling the same way! Hang in there... emoticon
    3107 days ago
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