This week has been a tough one, and not only because of all the reasons I anticipated over the weekend. Work has been tough, our schedules have been all over the place, and to make things even harder, the weather has been the worst it’s been in a very long time.
Let’s be real – it’s the fourth week of January and we’ve already been experiencing winter weather for almost 4 months, and there’s still several more months to go. It’s natural at this time of year to get REALLY SICK of the cold and snow, and guess what? I think I’ve just arrived there. Two days ago, it was so cold outside that when I woke up and checked the weather on my phone it was only 2 degrees with a windchill of -20. -20!! I don’t think I’ve seen a wind chill like that in years. I walk to work, so this was a miserable commute and the rest of the week really didn’t get significantly warmer. I wore every piece of winter attire I had and still felt like I was going to get frostbite by the time I got to the office each day.
Aside from how painful it is to go outside right now (even for a quick errand), these cold temps and winter doldrums can wreak havoc on a person’s motivation. Luckily I had bootcamp starting this week which gave me a nice kick in the butt to keep going, but getting home at night after freezing all day – all I want to do is hunker down on the couch under some blankets and not move.
In other, more motivating news, here are the results of my bootcamp workout from a few days ago. Seeing these numbers (especially the calories burned!) really makes me happy that I pushed myself and worked hard:
How do you deal with the winter doldrums?