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. 🙂