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Winter Blues.....

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

So, I struggle a bit this time of year…I think a lot of us do in the winter. I’ve found myself whining and complaining about the cold nearly non-stop since the first of the year. I tried to stop one day – I really did. On my way to work I told myself that I would not complain about the cold that day – not even once! God made the cold, just like He made the sunshine, and there MUST be a reason for it. There just MUST be. I lasted until I sat down in my office chair at work and realized the heater went out the night before.

So, I thought my Spark friends might be able to help me out! Here’s the thing – we’re currently sitting at below-zero temps, but no snow to play in. Skiing scares the bejeebers out of me, and tubing at the local tubing hill (while I’m told it’s super-awesome!) is very expensive and not really a more-than-once-per-winter option.

Any thoughts on how I can talk my butt outside for some fresh air??

What do you do to keep active in the cold months?

Thanks :)
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    I hate the cold too, which is why we moved from Michigan to Arkansas as soon as my husband retired!

    We used to walk in the winter outside as long as it wasn't icy (just bundled up REALLY well). You might want to try Leslie Sansone's "walking off the pounds" videos -- they are awesome!
    3108 days ago
    Can't help you on this one, I really don't care for the cold (overnight cold here is around 25 and I am a Popsicle!). I walk the treadmill, 3-4 mph @ 10-12 incline for 60 minutes.
    3108 days ago
    I have a treadmill and elliptical I use. I try to go out when it's not snowing a blowing. The cold I can dress for, but the blowing is miserable.
    3109 days ago
    Stay inside. That's my advice. I don't like the cold, either. emoticon
    3109 days ago
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    How about snow-shoes? Not down-hill scary but a super outdoor workout !
    Or - stay in doors and try Zumba or dance workouts. Something fun that will
    Make you shake your booty! LOL
    3109 days ago
    Myself, I stay inside and work out to videos.
    3109 days ago
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