Hello 2018

Well Hi!

How’s the new year treating you so far? Still keeping those resolutions? Yeah, me neither. Actually, I didn’t make any new year resolutions because I don’t need that feeling of failure so early in the year. I like to fail later, like around mid-summer when I fail to have that tanned & toned body yet again (for the 22nd year in a row). “Fail Later” is my motto! It has served me well.

And while we’re at it, can we all just agree to put off our “New Year New You” efforts until like, March or something? It’s still just too damn cold in January to try to change out of our six layers of clothing into a t-shirt and capris for the gym. Our bodies and minds were under enough stress and strain from the holidays – can we please just use January as a time to relax and hibernate? I’ll be on board for getting in shape when the temps are 50º or above, but until then, it’s going to be a “no” from me.

Not to say I’ve become a complete slug – I move around at work when I can, I stand up and stretch at my desk regularly, I’m taking my supplements and trying to up my veggie intake, but I’m not killing it in the gym. In fact, I haven’t even been to my gym this month – I’m letting all the Resolutioners get their fill first. I may go back next week when it’s not so crowded, or I may go just to sit in the massage chair. I’d get in the sauna but that would mean taking off my six layers of clothing and I already covered that in the previous paragraph, so…not happening.

How about instead of fighting our natural instinct to hibernate, we all just relax into it and give ourselves some grace and compassion and realize that it will be easier to work out when it warms up a bit. If, however, you are already crushing your New Year goals, then by all means keep at it! But if you are playing war in your head with what you feel you *should* be doing versus what you want to do (or don’t want to do), then just give yourself some time to get used to the idea of working out regularly again. Take a breath, start small and easy, and then work your way up to a full-on sweatfest. The gym will still be waiting for you with open arms if/when you decide to get back into it.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some more hibernating to do.

I need this blanket!! It looks so snuggly! 


7 thoughts on “Hello 2018

  1. I love this post! We’re having such a mild winter that I have no excuse to hibernate. However, you have just given me permission to hibernate without guilt when it does rain. Because that’s all I want to do when it rains. That, and go stand out in the yard with an umbrella trying to convince the little girls that its not so bad to pee outside in the rain 🙂

    1. Thanks Debs!! Next time it rains – snuggle up with all your doggos and chiiiillllll. 🙂 I wouldn’t want to pee in the rain either – so I can understand their trepidation!! Lol!! 🙂

  2. I did make a few goals for 2018. Of course one is to lose weight & the other is to do a 1/2 marathon. But the big one for me is to be the change I would like to see in people. Politeness, kindness, good manners etc. I figured if I was polite others would be too.

  3. Amen to this post! January and well, February too, are just not good months to try to diet and excercise. I told my husband that warm comfort food and wine are the only reason to live in the winter months. I was kidding. Sort of.

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