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It's a Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My gym bag was all packed and in my trunk so that I could go workout right after work. But I just couldn't bring myself to do it. The weather outside is perfect. It's sunny and 73F. We aren't going to have very many more days like this this year. I don't want to be inside working out - I want to be outside working out. And that's exactly what I'm going to do. I just got home. I've changed my clothes and as soon as I'm done writing this I'm headed outside for a long walk around the neighborhood.

Yesterday, I mentioned that I do the treadmill at the gym and am getting bored with nothing for my eyes to focus on except the time. I should revise that a bit. It's not just the treadmill. It's also when I ride the stationary bike, or do the ARC trainer or the elliptical -- pretty much any of the cardio machines at the gym. I need something to look at to pass the time - and what better than positive motivational quotes and beautiful pictures. I'm going to use the movie I made for those too.

But I won't be needing the movie today. On a day like today, I want to look at the scenery passing by me outside. emoticon

And then when I get back from my walk, I plan to get all the totes filled with my clothes of various sizes out of the shed and the attic (which will also be more activity - a win-win). It's time to do some shopping. Some of my shirts and pants are becoming loose enough that I feel a bit sloppy in them. emoticon

I feel better in clothes that fit right. And I don't plan on gaining back the weight to make those clothes fit right again. So I'm going to see what else I have. And if I don't have any, then it's time to go shopping. emoticon

But as I'm going through the totes (and yes there are quite a few of them), I'm really going to take a hard look at what I've been keeping. Does it really make sense to hold on to them? The reality is I'll probably buy some new clothes as I go down as well. If it's not something I absolutely LOVE, then it needs to go to someone that needs it more than I do. So this little venture is also going to be a decluttering time. Wow, shopping, activity, decluttering, and helping a charity all rolled into one! That's my kind of activity!

Well, I'd better get going for now. It's time to start walking!

Hope everyone is having a bright and sunny day today (no matter what the weather's like where you live)! emoticon emoticon

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  • no profile photo CD14703122
    I have at the back of my closet all size clothes jeans etc. i take them out some times try them on to encourage me to lose and fit in them ..And i am slowly getting to them sizes ..i really like your blogs thanks

    2380 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/4/2014 1:01:18 PM
    This is definitely the best time of year to walk outside. I love it when I have to go through my clothes, and possibly buy new ones, because the ones I'm wearing are too big. It sounds like you are having fun. Good luck.
    2390 days ago
    emoticon "Take more time outs " is my favorite sparkpeople quote.

    2392 days ago
    if you want to know how my day was i just blogged about it.your day sounds awesome
    2393 days ago
  • AURA18
    emoticon Nature is better! Even at the gym I look out the windows and look for a sunny spot to workout emoticon
    2393 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/21/2014 1:30:08 PM
  • LINDA!
    Enjoy the nice weather. emoticon
    2394 days ago
    That's awesome! I love how just a beautiful day can change everything! There's more positivity. And it sounds like you're getting quite a bit of stuff done. You're right! It is a win-win! I hope you had a wonderful walk with lots of beautiful things to look at-tends to make the walk go by so much faster too! Enjoy your weekend! emoticon
    2395 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14915039
    Spoil yourself silly - you deserve it !
    Good for you pre packed gym bag emoticon I agree getting out as much as we can now before the breaks -
    Thanks for the blog Support - Have a wonderful Weekend - Karen emoticon
    2395 days ago
    What a wonderful reason to have to go shopping. emoticon

    I hear you about the weather. I took advantage yesterday as I know there are a limited number of warmish sunny days left on the north coast of Ohio! boo hiss I hate winter and can't convince hubby to retire and move.

    Keep moving, keep active and have another wonderful day!
    2395 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14895051
    Clothes getting loose -- the best way to see your progress. If that leads to a shopping trip -- that's the best non-food reward. Win-win-win!

    Great job!

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    2395 days ago
    Glad you could get out and enjoy the day. Have a good one!
    2395 days ago
    Exercise is exercise and even better when it is OUTSIDE on a beautiful day! emoticon
    2395 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    I hope you really enjoyed your walk! It's always a thrill to have to get smaller clothes so have a little fun with it! Be sure to keep one larger outfit so when you get to goal weight you can compare!
    2395 days ago
    I hope you had a good outside walk. I agree, it's always more interesting than the treadmill but once the weather turns cold, it's nice to have an indoor option.

    Have fun with the clothes sort! emoticon

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    2395 days ago
    I so prefer walking outside to the treadmill! Sadly I won't be able to do that on workdays much longer since it's getting dark earlier. It's a good thing I have lots of books on my Kindle app.

    I know what you mean about the clothes. I am so hating that almost none of my clothes fit well anymore! I mean, I'm glad about it because it's good, but I also get really irritated when my clothes don't fit right.

    I have set some cash aside for thrift store shopping, but that does take time. I'll enjoy it, though :)

    2395 days ago
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  • BETRHO48
    emoticon You are making progress when you are cleaning out sloppy-fitting clothes. Good for you passing them on charitably. Hope your walk was simply wonderful!
    2395 days ago
    Yes, I want to enjoy as many of our good weather days too. I know I will regret it and miss it more if I don't... once it gets too cold to be bearable outside more than 10-30 minutes at a time and other times when it's downright dangerous due to threat of frostbite!

    I know what you mean about loose and feeling sloppy. It felt good to have loose clothes at first, but now I feel sloppy. I'm hoping to get some shopping done soon. It was supposed to be the thrift store this Saturday for 50% off, but I won't have a car. I might see if I can arrange some other transportation because "new" clothes are past due and how can I pass off a 50% off sale? lol

    I wish you luck in your activity with the clothes and buying new ones! emoticon
    2395 days ago
    I hope that you enjoyed the walk - you're right in a few months most of us in the colder states won't be outside much! Enjoy.
    2395 days ago
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    2395 days ago
    I just came in myself. It is really nice out here too. Love your plan for the totes!
    2396 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Hope you had a great workout outside! That is what I am going to be doing soon!
    2396 days ago
    so cool and emoticon what a great night you have planned! I also like walking outside - love my afternoon walks

    I hope you have/had a great workout! emoticon

    & have super fun going through all your bins emoticon

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    2396 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2279933
    I LOVE working out outside! I sold my treadmill last year and don't regret it one bit. We need oxygen and light for circadian rhythms. Way to go!!! I only go to the gym to lift weights (or swim). Sounds awesome!
    Have fun shopping!
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    2396 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/18/2014 6:06:34 PM
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    2396 days ago
    Grats on you clothes becoming loose. That's great.

    Walking in nice weather is the best. I make work out plans but if the weather is nice I switch it up immediately for outdoor workouts. Besides it also helps break the boredom.
    2396 days ago
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