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I Am Always Freezing

It’s freezing here and I hate being cold.

18 degrees tonight? Really? I know for some of you this forecast probably looks rather balmy but for my Georgia born and hot yoga loving body this is unacceptable. I much prefer 100 degree southern summer days. I would rather sweat than shiver. You get the point. 😉

My stay warm strategy involves bundling up in as many clothes possible and consuming lots of hot food and beverages. I decked myself out in this ensemble at 6 a.m. this morning and grabbed Starbucks on my way to teach at Charlotte Athletic Club. My scarf and boots have not left my body today.

The yoga room at CAC is freezing sometimes. The temperature in the gym is kept at 68 degrees but this morning the yoga room was even colder due to the chilly, windy conditions outside and the floor to ceiling windows. Even with the space heaters blazing, we were still shivering. I actually ended up teaching in my boots because my feet were so cold. I made sure to be a little more aggressive with the flow and add in extra vinyasas to help my yogis build internal heat. They were troopers and happy at the end of class!

I grabbed an egg and cheese bagel on my way home from class. And another coffee which turned out to be a bad idea. It left me feeling kind of “ick” but didn’t stop me from getting back in bed (in my scarf and jacket) and taking a quick nap.

I spent the afternoon teaching another class, a private and working out. And now I am about to demolish some pizza. I should probably eat a salad first given that it’s been a couple days since anything green and not carb-based has entered my body!

Cold weather…love it or hate it? Cold yoga…love it or like to sweat? 

On a positive note, one of the benefits of living in the South is that it’s supposed to be 65 degrees again by Saturday. 😉

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  • 1
    Kristy@RunTheLongRoad January 3, 2012, 6:53 pm

    i hate, hate, hate to be cold! which is funny, since i’ll run outside no matter how cold it is (like today). guess that means i hate the treadmill even more!

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    Bess @ Bess Be Fit January 3, 2012, 7:05 pm

    My North Carolina self is not used to this New Jersey cold! Today was like a slap in the face. I went on a 30 minute run with Maverick and the cold was burning my body despite the 27 layers I had on…even though its probably not that cold for people who are used to it. The weather app on my phone said it was 21 degrees, plus wind on top of that. Brutal. And I like to sweat…makes me feel like I’m actually doing something!

  • 3
    Jessica January 3, 2012, 7:20 pm

    I totally agree with you Jen! I’m in Atlanta, and today has just been brutal outside! I’m currently wrapped up in my heated Snuggie – best Christmas present ever!

  • 4
    Josie January 3, 2012, 7:26 pm

    I’m with you – hate hate hate the cold weather! I’ll take 100 degrees over this any day of the week. Enjoy your pizza!

  • 5
    Brooke @ sweats & sweets January 3, 2012, 7:43 pm

    I hate the cold! Its freezing in Savannah too! I just can’t get myself to run in 30° weather, I prefer crisp 65° days with zero humidity.

  • 6
    Alaina January 3, 2012, 7:57 pm

    Oh, I hate being cold! It actually makes me miserable. The only thing I like is running when it’s cold. It’s so much easier than running in the heat.

    My husband likes it cold though, especially in the bedroom. Blech.

  • 7
    Michelle January 3, 2012, 7:58 pm

    Just started following you a few weeks back. Love your blog! I, too, am a Body Pump instructor, among many other styles except yoga. I, too, have a precious golden retriever, part human (who could pass as Sullie’s sister) named Roxy who will be 6 this month. I HATE the cold and should have been born in Southern Cali, not Missouri! I have been nawwing on the idea of getting my PT through NASM for months and have also been putting feelers out abt Yoga teacher training. So, lots in common! Well, except that I have 3 teens and am 45. 🙂 Age is just a number. Any advice you have concerning the pursuit of yoga would be helpful. Roxy says hello. 😉

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    Maddie January 3, 2012, 8:04 pm

    You would have hated my office today! I walked upstairs to my office, and the heat wasn’t working on my floor! eek! I had to work in a different office and wear my uggs all day (so professional!) Hope you warm up!

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    She Rocks Fitness January 3, 2012, 8:24 pm

    It’s freezing up here in Jersey as well and I’m always freezing…I think it is the lack of body fat! 😉 Which isn’t a bad thing. I’m glad I took advantage of the warmer temperatures this weekend for outdoor runs. Tomorrow night I’m so heading to HOT yoga. I crave the heat and love to sweat in yoga. It’s cleansing and comforting at the same time. Stay warm!

  • 10
    Tamara January 3, 2012, 8:33 pm

    Cold is my second name! I am always cold, especially my hands and feet. Icicles. I’d much rather be hot then freezing … Being cold is miserable. Today in NYC was bitter! It was like 3 degrees in Central Park which is right where I live. Not a fan, so i completely relate!!! Stay warm these next few days until it warms up this weekend!

  • 11
    itsrobfiasco January 3, 2012, 8:38 pm

    i moved home from Texas this fall and just got back from the gym. it’s 1 degree outside. 1!! i question moving back every day. i’d rather deal with 100 degree temps than 1 degree temps. that’s for sure.

  • 12
    Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) January 3, 2012, 8:44 pm

    I hate being cold, too. However, I also hate sweating. Haha 🙂 Give me 72 and sunny please!

  • 13
    Brooke @ Exercise For Fries January 3, 2012, 8:50 pm

    AH! I live in Atlanta and it. was. FREEZING. Not a fan!

    Glad you kept warm 🙂

  • 14
    Chris K January 3, 2012, 9:23 pm

    They put me in a straight jacket when it’s cold, because I freak out. I’m almost an expert at pretending to be tough, but the cold ruins my normally sufficient acting skills. I’m happiest in the 90-100 degree heat. As far as yoga temps, I live for PBR’s hot yoga class. Folks, I lose 6 pounds of hydration in 1.5 hours. Gotta love the heat to consent to that experience.

  • 15
    Diane M January 3, 2012, 9:38 pm

    Hate the cold, love the hot! Would take a 100 blazin’ summer day over the cold any day! I’m 100% with you!!

  • 16
    Courtney @ Fitness With A Fork January 3, 2012, 9:40 pm

    I think I am the only person in Georgia who hates hot weather. I HATE it. I would much rather be shivering than sweating ;p We actually haven’t even turned our heat on yet. It was 59F inside this morning…love it…lol!

  • 17
    Katy January 3, 2012, 10:30 pm

    I’ll be the other only one who loves the cold I can’t stand NYC heat!!!!

  • 18
    Rebecca January 3, 2012, 10:55 pm

    I am always cold even when no one else is cold. And II wear tons of layers inside our house in the winter. We live in Wisconsin, and last year I decided to embrace winter. I started running outside regularly, found winter 5ks, started snowshoeing, etc. I still don’t like the cold, but with the right gear, winter seems shorter and more enjoyable if I keep moving. It is supposed to be cold here though so I imagine 18 degrees was quite a shock to your system!

  • 19
    Hannah January 3, 2012, 11:53 pm

    I hate being cold! My apartment get so cold during the winter, even with my heater. I have to sleep in uggs, a scuba hoodie, fluffy socks, and a beanie. I don’t really like being super hot either. I like to be just in the middle.

  • 20
    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope January 4, 2012, 7:48 am

    I am definitely not a cold person! I’ve lived in Wisconsin my entire life, and still just never get used to the freezing winters. I’d take a 100*F day over these 20*F days anytime!

  • 21
    Clara January 4, 2012, 8:09 am

    I can totally relate! Yesterday was just absolutely bitter here in NYC. I work from home and was literally wrapped in a blanket all day (I am right now, even as I type!). I doubt we’ll be seeing 65 degree temps any time soon, very jealous of you!

  • 22
    Trish January 4, 2012, 9:02 am

    I love the cold! it’s so invigorating. to me there are more ways to escape it, in a delightful, cozy sense, than there are those sweltering humid days. Like a warm blanket, or a fire, or a hot cup of tea, or a bowl of chili. I miss the cold snowy winters of my childhood.

  • 23
    Stephanie January 4, 2012, 10:32 am

    I’m with you – I HATE to be cold. Except when I sleep – I want a cold room and LOTS of covers.

    Am I the only one who gets really cold when she eats? I read that it has to do with blood in your extremities going to your stomach to help with digestion. It never fails; I eat then I immediately get cold, sometimes to the point of having blue nailbeds and shivering. Sometimes in the summer (I’m in Raleigh, NC), I will sit in my car after my once-a-week lunch at Subway with the windows up and just bake for 5 or 10 minutes before I feel normal.

    (By the way, I’m typing while sitting in front of my space heater set to high. It’s the first thing I turn on when I get to work – before opening emails or checking voicemails – and the last thing I turn off before leaving.)


  • 24
    Kira January 4, 2012, 12:13 pm

    This Texas girl also can’t deal with the cold very well. I can’t believe Joe and I almost moved to Chicago or New York from Houston. I think I would’ve shriveled up and died from the cold. However, I was very proud of myself for toughing up and doing my 5 mile tempo run this morning in 22-feels-like-17 degree temperatures! Working out is fine, but my hands and feet are cold in the house and where I work.

  • 25
    Ali @ Around the VeggieTable January 4, 2012, 1:17 pm

    I HATE being cold! It was 12 degrees this morning when I left for work–makes me really want to invest in one of those remote start things for my car so that it could be toasty when I get out there. I would pick hot ANY day over being cold. In fact, I’m sitting at my desk typing this while wearing fingerless gloves. Blech.

  • 26
    Caitlin January 4, 2012, 1:55 pm

    Cold weather – HATE IT. Why am I in CT?! Prob why i want to move South to your neck of the woods!
    Cold yoga – hate being cold, I like to sweat, but non-heated yoga pretty much heats me up fine! Now doing yoga in anything under 60 degrees is another story. I don’t think I’d warm up.
    Enjoy your PIZZA!

  • 27
    Chels R. January 4, 2012, 1:59 pm

    Oh, so with you on the cold! I just happen to be very lucky that it is quite mild for winter here in TX.
    That bagel & egg sammy looks delish!!!

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    natalie (the sweets life) January 4, 2012, 4:39 pm

    ugh we could be twins–I am miserable in cold weather and find myself bundled up like crazy all winter long! we have a heated mattress pad that has saved me this winter, although it makes it hard to get out of bed 🙂

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