Saturday, December 19, 2015
While it technically won't be winter for 2 more days, the cold, dreary weather has already begun to defeat me. I have been on SparkPeople for 3 weeks and have done a series of ups and downs during that time. This past week, however, has been the absolute hardest as I struggle to get motivated each day.
When the weather is warm, I love to walk, ride my bike, and play outside with family in the backyard. When the weather turns cold, I find myself wanting to stay indoors and snuggle up on the couch with a nice warm blanket. Either that, or spend countless hours on the computer as my only connection to the outside world.
Yesterday was spent doing both of these things, as I tried to make sense of why my motivation has pretty much evaporated. I overate, did NOT track my calories, and didn't even care to do anything deemed "physical". As a result, I lost my calorie tracking streak, felt disgusted with myself, and vowed that today would be different.
So far, so good...kind of. While I haven't officially done a physical workout, my son and I did take a 10 minute walk to the Dollar Store, and I've tracked my breakfast so far. I do feel like I have more motivation today to be up and moving around, but I believe it's because the weather here is slightly warmer than yesterday. Hey, 2 degrees is 2 degrees!
I realize that this will be an ongoing battle from now until the beginning of Spring, and I need to be more intentional on coming up with ways to stay motivated. If you have some suggestions that you use for winter, I'd love to hear them! I also want you to know that if you're struggling like me, you're not alone. We can do this together, one day at a time. What are you waiting for?