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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!
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    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!
    1858 days ago
    Yeah, when it's cold, I'd rather stay inside! Way to go on the workout. Have a great weekend!
    1859 days ago
  • JESSIKA_56
    Yes, I'm a baby. Cold weather and I'm inside. But at least I still get it done, even if it's indoors!
    1859 days ago
  • MOMSFIVE1028
    Alot of times the clouds and no sun contribute to an unhappy day. Good for you making the best of it and walking anyways.
    1859 days ago
  • JMSA67
    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.
    1859 days ago
    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
    1859 days ago
    I also have a problem with weather related depression. When you find yourself getting depressed, do something you enjoy. emoticon
    1859 days ago
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