Post # 1
Yeah, when it gets dark so early I get really tired and I don’t want to work out. It’s not that I’m depressed, I just literally feel tired and going to the gym becomes very difficult.
I keep looking at my FH and thinking…he deserves a beatiful, happy bride. I want to be thinner and more in shape and I want to be able to look at my pictures without cringing.
Are you guys having a difficult time staying motivated with the light change?
Post # 3
I don’t live in Seattle, but every winter it becomes such a chore for me to work out. Between the getting dark early and all the freaking clothes you have to put on, it’s easier for me to just veg out and sit by the fireplace. I feel the same way about my hubby, I got all in shape for the wedding, and since I’ve let myself go…he deserves better.
Post # 4
I have good weeks and I have bad weeks. But, I find that I actually feel more motivated now that it gets darker earlier.
Less ppl looking at me I guess :/
Post # 5
I’m not in Seattle, but pretty close in Vancouver. I go to work in the dark, and come home in the dark… it’s definitely a little depressing, and hard to find motivation to work out, especially since my favourite exercise is an outside run.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios
I have major SAD- Seasonal affected disorder- and use a “sunlight” for an hour a day to combat it. I also have started taking vitamin D- and it has helped a lot.
Post # 7
Oh honey, I hear ya… I am starting to keep a calendar at home taped to my bathroom mirror where I’m going to log my exercise, whether it’s “2 miles on treadmill” or “walk around Greenlake”, etc. That way, I have that daily reminder if I slack. I’ll let you know if it helps to motivate me!
I try to go to the gym straight from work too, that way I’m not tempted to go home and veg on my couch!
Post # 8
Thanks for the advise, ladies. I love the idea of the calendar at home…I’m so going to try that!