Friday, February 7, 2014
Can Alaska please take it's weather back??
I don't do the cold weather. I just don't. I was born in California and raised there until I was 11, and even though I have lived in Oklahoma a lot longer, I am NOT used to this cold ass weather. I hate it. Most of the time, it's not big deal. I just stay inside, cuddle up in a blanket with a good book or a movie and forget that the outside exists. But now I need to get healthy. Shit.
I need to acknowledge that the frozen tundra out there not only exists, but needs to be tread upon. By me. Nooooo.... Dang it, it's cold outside!! There aren't enough layers that I can put on to justify going out there in 13 degree weather. I know my bestie Karen would call me a wussie, but I'm just not, not, not a good candidate for the cold. Ugh!!!
Guess I'm just going to have to suck it up... I've seriously been putting off my walking... streak be damned... Couch to 5k be damned... I'll catch up. Cold is nothing to mess with! Yesterday I got frozen out of my car at 6 am (the key wouldn't turn enough to unlock the car) for 10 minutes when the wind chill was -10 degrees and I seriously wanted to cry... but didn't because I knew it would just freeze on my face and make it worse. Have I mentioned I hate the cold?
And the plank challenge that the Shrinking Jeans ladies are doing (also, there are planks on my Back on Pointe exercises) forget it! Did you know that you have to have a core to do that crap?? 30 seconds? I can't make it 4. I'm still trying though. I hold it as long as I can. Drop. Get back up and try again. I seriously have no idea what is holding my upper body up because apparently it's not my "core" muscles. As I said though... I'm not giving up... just bitching for a minute. Thanks for listening!