Tips for resisting hibernation?

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bcd

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Posted: 28 Oct 2011, 08:01
I too am worried my workouts will suffer with the cold weather. Just starting to get very chilly in the am here and so hard to tear myself out of the warm bed to get to the gym for 6am classes. But, we are getting a PUPPY in 2 weeks who will need to be walked first thing so that will be a great motivator for a while at least! I think home workouts are another great option-- who has DVDs they want to recommend? Nothing to aerobic/bouncy-- my house is a 120 year old rowhouse and when I do anything bouncy it feels like the whole house is going to crash down! strength/power yoga-type things are good options....
reti856

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Posted: 28 Oct 2011, 08:58
You know I think I hit a slump this week because my 30 day Bikram challenge ended last week. I crashed. What I needed was a new challenge! I think I'll focus more on cardio and increased weight lifting and core work for November. Maybe find a new sport/exercize to try. I always want to try running. Might as well now and develop a tolerance for chilly air.
Ozella

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Posted: 28 Oct 2011, 09:16
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kstubblefiel...

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Posted: 28 Oct 2011, 10:53
ginnyray wrote:
What I needed was a new challenge!

That's how I am too. I can't really work on something unless I'm working TOWARDS something. Like with the running, if I'm not training for a race I need to act like I am because it focuses my workouts.

With strength training, the goal is getting stronger so it's easy to see results. If I do more reps or lift more weight than the last time I know I've made progress, & since my weight training is dependent on the gym it motivates me to get there. If I go off schedule, the price I pay is not getting stronger, & possibly losing some of the strength I've worked all this time to develop. So the decision to go or not go is pretty simple for me.

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reti856

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Posted: 28 Oct 2011, 11:36
Yeah, I like having a serious committment guiding me and pushing me to put my work outs first. Although, to be fair to myself - I'd torn up both sides of my groin muscles working out heavily in September and early October (resulting in a odd and painful lump that is only now shrinking), so I also might have needed a few days this week of taking it easy.

In any case, onward and upward. Going to gym for lunch break now. Smile
reti856

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Posted: 28 Oct 2011, 14:38
Update: The gym during my lunch break was such a huge mood booster! Even on this day, one of the coldest we've had here so far (and gloomy to boot), i feel elated now. It also forced me to leave an office I otherwise inhabit between 7am and 5pm - so I got in some sunshine during the walk there and back. I think one of the biggest reasons I was getting the blues (besides crashing as I said above) was that sunlight hours are dwindling and works eats them up this time of year. I will have to make this lunch workout a priority. I will re-advocate good outdoor gear (to keep warm and dry but still be outside) for folks so they can get at least vigorous walks at lunch time - for those of you that have sunshine at this time of year that is.
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Posted: 28 Oct 2011, 15:05
One of my favorite sports is cross-country skiing, so when it gets snowing, I get going!
reti856

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Posted: 01 Nov 2011, 12:24
I went skiing once when I was 14. I fell a lot. It sure was fun though.
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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 02:14
ive decided the only way for me is to comit to taking a friend with me who doesnt drive so that i have to turn up and to choose a class i actually like/find fun ...weve chosen zumba and the guy leading us is a great character so that makes my day
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peppymint

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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 07:19
My biggest problem with the winter is getting out of bed in the morning because I hate changing out of my warm PJ's and putting on cold workout clothes. I have an iron deficiency, so I get cold very easily. And once I get cold, there's no turning back.... My solution, as silly as it sounds, is to sleep in my workout clothes. I can get right out of bed, slip on my sneakers, and be ready for a heart pumping workout without worrying about getting chilly!
fatgirlagain

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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 07:22
Put your workout clothes in the dryer while you are having your coffee or teaWink
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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 07:31
Maybe it's just me, but no matter how cold it gets here in MN, the one time I LOVE IT is when I'm walking out of the gym after breaking a sweat. Today I'm using tcm tools now: http://www.yiguanjia.net
snugles

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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 07:44
Winter comes every year dont slam the door on it embrace it. A walk/hike though the snow, skiing, sledding, snowball fights,skating, etc.
Once your get moving outside you will find it only take a few minutes to adjuust to the oh my brrr temp. The fresh air, excerise sun does wonders. Of course if it there are some days you wont be able to go out but on the other days go hug a snowman/woman.
mars2kids

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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 09:53
I'm going to try volunteering more this winter. There are many toy and coat drives and they always need people on weekends or evenings to help, so I'm thinking that would be a good way for me to get out of the house this winter. And I'll be on my feet so that's a bonus. I know it's not a lot of exercise, but it keeps me from sitting at home and eating and it makes me feel good about myself, so I don't have the hibernation instinct.
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reti856

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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 10:25
I'm working on (grudgingly) embracing it. I will embrace it with a new winter coat and ample supply of leg warmers and heavy boot socks. Good ideas everybody. Volunteering more won't hurt either.
Losin25

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Posted: 17 Nov 2011, 14:48
I'm trying light therapy with a new lightbox from Amazon. Today was day 1. 30 minutes every morning while a read a book. I was thinking of putting it right next to my yoga mat in the mornings and doing some sun salutations, but your head needs to be within 12-16 inches of the contraption.

I'll keep you posted how that's working out.

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reti856

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Posted: 18 Nov 2011, 10:16
That's neat! By the way, following the whole "go outside anyway" advice has been working out for me - wearing warm layers and good boots. Ive also been forcing myself to get up earlier for the sun exposure on my walk to work in the morning (and go to bed earlier too). when it gets colder i will definitely be doing a teeny bit of tanning. i know, i know - it's an evil carcinogen eminating industry, but i haven't done it much in my liftime - and i think my husband's second hand smoke in the car is giving me carcinogens anyway.
Losin25

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Posted: 18 Nov 2011, 11:20
You have sun where you live? I'm in Seattle... Sad It will be March before I get any natural sunlight.
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155: After regaining 16 pounds. It's my goal again.
155: Goal Weight | March 17, 2012!!!! I did it!
Size 8: levi's jeans | February 3, 2012 (Actually, I'm a size 6. I skipped Cool
168: BMI 24.8 no longer overweight | December 1, 2011
174: Vegas vacation | September 15, 2011 (two weeks early)
180: first 27 pounds gone | August 25, 2011
186: 10% body weight lost | July 14, 2011
199: 200's gone forever | May 12, 2011
207: Starting Weight | April 28, 2011
reti856

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Posted: 18 Nov 2011, 13:10
I think I'd lose it entirely if I lived in Seattle. I need sun - Much more than my city affords me, though it's here more often than your neck of the woods. As the show says, it's always sunny in Philadelphia (among other things).
Gaelle B

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Posted: 19 Dec 2011, 05:12
So this week end: first snow in London - we are officially in winter mode. I have shifted all my training sessions to the evenings because waking up in the morning was simply no longer possible. This morning though, I had to train at 6am and I have to say it wasnt bad. I enjoyed it and it reminded me of how much i love a good morning training session.
Generally, I have been more generous with myself foodwise (if you see what I mean!) but nothing can take me away from the gym. I am so glad it is so.
consequently, I have not lost any weight but i am not gaining any either.
Hopefully by end of Jan, I will be where i need to be and i will finally be able to upload my before/after pics!!Laughing

Ginny - reading your posts on Bikram makes me miss it so much (not telling how long it's been since i last went there Sad), I am going to drag myself there today. I could use a proper sweat.


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