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Tough Tuesday

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Today it is just a tough one...

January had challenges, but looking back and remembering how it felt it really wasn't so bad. I did get back to my start weight after putting on a few pounds over the holidays. It consisted of mostly wine, cheese and just being more relaxed about the season. So, moving back into work and "real" life, things settled back to the beginning.

February has crept in, which is just fine by me; the closer we get to spring the better, although I might add a bit of groundhog to my diet in the near future. The last few weeks of cold and snow just have me feeling soooooo sluggish and tired. I miss the outdoors quite a bit. I have been outside - shoveling snow! so I have gotten some good cardio and upper body workouts. Unfortunately they have not been a catalyst for doing anything more.

Another thing (on a very personal and female topic) it is the end of my quarterly cycle, so the anticipated visit from flo has also had some strong impact on my mood in addition to the call of the hibernating wild. Tired, moody, kind of spacey... emoticon

Right at this moment though, with the temperatures dropping, the sun going down, and my belly full of things that should not have passed my lips today, I just want to cuddle up and take a long nap.

What is that anyway??

I admit, in my adult years I have never had a fondness for the cold weather-- Never a skier or ice-skater. I loved to bicycle, swim, walk, hike, and racquetball. And still enjoy them when I can fit them in, but do not "make" time for these things. Stationary biking? Not the same as the wind blowing through the hair and maneuvering the turns and hills. Swimming (check these excuses out!) - not sure I want to be seen in a bathing suit in public (and I really struggle with the whole long dark curly hair thing and chlorine). Walking in the cold - not gonna happen. I have gone to the gym to do the elliptical thing, just not as often as needed to make an impact. Then there is racquetball. Where? When? With whom?

Those were the good ol' days {looking dreamily off into a faraway space somewhere in the past with a pleasant grin on my face}. Spending hours at the park hiking, in the gym sweating. Now I'm just a good ol' gal trying to figure out where my get up and go has got up and gone off to.

And now, after all of this complaining - what the heck am I complaining about? This is all ME, and under my control. Just because I feel sluggish doesn't mean I have to act like a slug. Where do I go to get some motivation though? How come it doesn't come packaged and sold at the ends of the junk food aisles in the stores, or dispensed by a yellow button on the water cooler at work? The day (weeks, months, years) would have been so much different! I'll have to find my motivator and start carrying it in my pocket, on my dashboard, in my wallet --- sigh!!!

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