I used to be gung ho…you all know from my previous posts over the year that I really want to work out and do things that will help this weight roll off. I joined the gym and when I got bummed out with that, I started walking the dog. Bought a doggie coat from Lands End and everything to prepare for the winter cold, so the two of us can continue walking despite the weather.
Then the first snowfall happend last night and everything has changed. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, but I seriously feel like I can’t tolerate the cold like I used to. I’m sitting in the house and my feet and hands are like ice. I’m seriously chilled. When I let Lilly out into the backyard and the wind whips past me, I nearly want to dive under a pile of electric blankets. The thought of venturing out to walk her is almost like, “What? You’ve got to be kidding!”
I quit the gym to save money, (especially since the HULKY guy who works there told me the best cardio was walking, so why the hell am I spending $20 a month to drag myself to the gym?) and instead purchased one of those mini trampolines, and one of those new 15lb weight bars. The weight bar was delivered by UPS today and it was exciting to carry it in…I could already feel my muscles working from just carrying the thing across the driveway. My goal here is to stay in during the winter and exercise here. I want to walk as much as I can, privided I can stand the cold. I can’t wait to start jumping and lifing. It seems like fun?
Have any of you cowered from the cold latey? Is this natures way of making me want to hybernate? I don’t know, but despite it all, I have to fight it. I’m not turning into an old lady yet!