The gray gray sky, every single day. It’s too much. I need some sunshine. I’ve been turning my desk lamp on at work and that has helped a little, but I think I need to just go for it and buy one of those full-spectrum SAD lights that I’ve had my eye on for the last few years, but have never had the heart to plunk the cash down for.
The tipping point for me joining Weight Watchers and steeling my resolve to get to the darn gym was because a few months back, I hit an all time low with energy. It was like I was riding from coffee to coffee, just to keep myself functional. I was getting enough sleep at night, but I wasn’t feeling rested in the day. I knew that it would not get any better until I changed my habits. I’ve still been fatigued, the short days and lack of sunlight do not help. Yesterday, finally, I had a breakthrough! I had energy! I was excited to get to the gym, and once there, I hopped on the treadmill and ran a whole 30 minutes! The last time I ran was probably in October, and even then the longest stretch was about 12 minutes. But yesterday, a whole 30 minutes! Victory!
I had a successful week at Weight Watchers, and I’m getting excited to hit my 10% goal in a few weeks and go SHOPPING! I don’t have any specific ideas yet, but how cute are these:
Mr. Beez says that no way no how do I need any more shoes, but how fun would it be to have some sunny kicks to up my energy at the gym?
I’ve been grateful that work has been at the manageable end of the crazy-spectrum lately which has given me the flexibility and opportunity to focus on my health and well being. I realized yesterday that March is going to be full-speed-ahead. I’ve got an article, a significant brief, a trial and a conference presentation all on my plate. Feast or famine, folks. But I think that I am finally feeling refreshed from this somewhat quieter time, and I’m excited and ready to take on all these tasks.