Thursday, October 27, 2011

Winter around the Corner

Well, it's October 27th and yes, we are having snow this morning. Does that mean winter is right around the corner?? In Maine, not sure. The funny thing about the weather here is that it can snow today and the weekend could be warm and sunny. (Well..sunny and not as cold anyway).
Does the change of seasons affect you?? I know that it does for me. In the late fall and winter I love to be home. Getting out of the house can be a chore for me. When the sun goes down.. and it goes down early here, I want to be snuggled in my house in front of my woodstove and just cocoon.
This is bad for me. I need to get out, socialize, exercise and keep my mood elevated. I haven't exercised in about two weeks. I feel terrible!! I have gained back weight that I've worked so hard at losing and just feel BLAH!
I need to push myself and overcome this feeling of not wanting to leave my house and go swim, hike, and take my dog for her walk. How difficult is that???? Pretty difficult right now.
I am going to make the effort to get myself out after work today. Swim today and Book Club tonight. I hope I can continue to really push and remember that it is for my own good.
How do you spend your winters?? How do you motivate yourself when there is no motivation to be found?? I'd love to hear your comments.. As for now. I'm going to catch up on my blog reading, go to work and then swim after that.. we'll see how today goes... one moment at a time!


grammie g said...

Hey Tracey...sounds like my life with the exception that you work and have the ability to jump in the car and go, even if you would rather stay by the stove , and cocoon as you call it lol!!
The only drive I have(which is none)drives me crazy!!
There is so many things I could be doing and things that need to be done I just let them overwhelm me instead of doing then....I think I have lead in my butt..or maybe my brain lol!!

It is not going to snow ...the weathermen just love the fact that a snow flake might fall...eeeks I may eat those words!! ; }

Love ya

Dustjacket Attic said...

My gosh, snow!!

Loved your comment today, so right about the muted tone making you look harder.
xxx DJ

Fox and Sparrows said...

I am the same way! I am okay during the holiday season because there is so much going on but come January I am a homebody. I need the sun!! I have heard that tanning helps because it gives you the uv or uva rays you need. I haven't tried it yet though because I am so afraid of what it will do to my skin!