HIbernating

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. 🙂

 

 

  One thought on “HIbernating

  1. December 10, 2013 at 11:47 am

    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.

    • December 10, 2013 at 11:49 am

      Apple fruit pie. APPLE!

      I really should proofread especially while texting with autocorrect.

      • December 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm

        DYING at apefruit pie!!! LOL!! 🙂

  2. Barb
    December 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm

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

  3. December 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    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. December 11, 2013 at 4:30 am

    I’m with ya! 🙂

  5. debby
    December 11, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    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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