Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Winter Blues Rescue: Moving

mentioned before how I'm down in the dumps lately. I was willing to let my little mood get the best of me. I had given in. Every night I would come home and change into bum clothes, wrap a blanket around myself and become a slug for the rest of the evening. I spent count less hours the end of this year sitting on my couch watching Big Bang Theory reruns. For real. A couple things slapped me into reality recently. My husband's friend said to me that all he ever saw me do is sit on the couch watching TV and then I stepped on the scale to see a number that was not welcome. I was being classified as a lazy bum which is not the person I see myself as. I'm adventurous. I hike mountains, I thrash down them on my snowboard, I climb walls, I travel thousands of miles with my mini camper, I blog, I put myself out here for all the world to see. I don't just sit for hours, but that's exactly what I was doing. I had to get myself out of this funk.

On my first Winter Blues Rescue post Kate commented that exercise helps her with kicking the winter blues. Motivation is the hard part here but I finally had a little after being called a couch potato. Jonathan and I went to the climbing gym after months of being away. I forgot how much fun climbing can be. Moving, being active, that is a good remedy to kicking my funk to the curb. I'm glad to be coming out of my bad mood and to be moving again.

1 comment:

  1. It's hard to always be active. Especially in the winter. I do a lot of things, I move a lot, and I kind of think that being extremely active is over rated. For months, I wish that I could sit on the couch for a day, but I am always doing something, going somewhere, or busy. But still, I would never classify you as a couch potato - you guys go outside and do tons of things like you said! Looks like a fun trip to the climbing wall nonetheless

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails