For the last few days, we’ve been buried under a blanket of snow. Quiet, wonderful, beautiful snow. I was off work Friday and my kids were out of school, so we spent the weekend hunkered down under blankets while sipping hot chocolate and watching movies (Christmas and non-Christmas). It was bliss! 

And now I can’t seem to get myself out of hibernation. 

Since it turned cold (and I mean really cold) and gray a couple of weeks ago, any thoughts of moving my body or feeding it well have flown far, far away. When it’s cold like this, I just want to lay around in my pj pants and drink hot chocolate and eat cookies and read. There is no desire anywhere in me to exercise or to eat a vegetable. None. Nada. 

I’m not in a funk. I don’t feel sad. I just don’t want to do anything other than spike my hot chocolate with this and sit on the couch and not do anything productive until January. 

Hibernation feels gooooooood. 

But I know that it won’t feel good forever so I will eventually get my arse off the couch and get moving again. I will most likely be one of those annoying people who gets in gear in January and goes all HEALTHY LIFESTYLE NINJA on everyone. I don’t think people start a fitness plan in January because it’s a shiny new year, I think they do it because they have been overfed for the last 3 months of the year and they can come out of their food comas without worrying about another “food holiday” until February. 

Having said all that, I do actually have a phone appointment next Monday with a weight loss coach – it’s an 8 week course with a weekly call from a coach offered by the organization that handles our wellness incentive for my company. Honestly, I’m doubtful that my coach can tell me anything I don’t already know about weight loss, but I’m hoping the weekly accountability will keep me from going completely over the edge and gorging myself on Christmas goodies. I did something similar to this last year but I didn’t “click” with the coach I had – I’m hoping for a better experience this time around. 

Well, look at that: the sun came out today. It’s been several days since I’ve seen the sun. It’s still cold outside (17* to be exact) but something about a bright shining sun makes hibernating feel less like pampering and more like laziness. Maybe this will help get me out of my bear’s den long enough to take a walk sometime soon. 🙂



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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this while sitting by my fire, eating a Hostess ape fruit pie, and sipping black Starbucks coffee. Seriously. Oh, and listening to Christmas music.

  2. Got a dog? They need to be walked whether or not I feel like it. My dogs are my go to exercise plan.

  3. I have a much harder time making myself move when it’s so cold. Helps to have running dates – people are counting on me to show up.

  4. I’m getting plenty of functional exercise around here. Not so keen on running to the gym for exercise though. It seems kinda silly.

    I want a Hostess pie…

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