This past week I felt like a big polar bear that was holding on to my iceberg and drowning.
I did a lot of self talk because I was doing so well up until this past Monday and then it was just like a light switch shut off in my brain.
So these are the things that I think I was allowing to cloud my days.
1. It was the first week back to normal after 3 weeks of holidays - not that I took off 3 weeks, but I worked on 3 full days in the past 3 weeks. So I will call this the holiday let down.
2. It was my birthday on Thursday and I really wanted to celebrate it somehow, but I was feeling so blue that I couldn't even come up with how I wanted to celebrate. So the day went by just like all the others. (at least no cake was devoured)
3. The weather has changed to extremely cold and I was still recovering from the allergy pills that I took last week - so all I wanted to do was bundle up and hunker down (which didn't include running or walking or exercising, for that matter)
4. I wanted comfort food, but I was too lazy to even get up and make some or even go buy some already made. (Saving grace here is that I didn't overeat)
5. I wanted to watched old time movies, old TV shows, lay on the couch and be a potato.
We just added HBO to our cable and the new choices of movies was quite enticing.
So yesterday I decided that enough was enough.
1. I put on my running shoes and pulled on my big girl panties and got my body moving again.
2. I made a list of good, healthy dinner meals so that when I go grocery shopping I can have some idea of what the next few weeks menus are going to be.
3. I weighed myself and found that I didn't gain, nor did I lose - just lost my momentum and my motivation for awhile
4. Got myself back reading Spark blogs and feeling some happiness come drifting back into my head.
5. Talked to my S. O. about planning a good trip for Sept or Oct - to a hot climate - so I can have something to dream about for the next few months.
Anyway, these are not huge thoughts - but just strong enough to pull me out of the water and put me back onto the frozen ice, because I am still feeling like a polar bear. (I am not use to weather in the 20's.
What do you do when you get the winter blues?