This winter has been a bitch. An absolute raging bitch. Its been colder than cold since November and frequent snow storms have just been an annoyance.
It’s a pet peeve of mine when people complain at length but do not do anything about it. Taking this into consideration I vow not to write this post about how awful this winter has been. Instead, I will talk about how some things I have done to cope with this bitch of winter.
So, what have I done about it?
Back to morning workouts
Crawling out of bed and heading outside in 6 degree weather…sign me up!! But really, morning workouts change the pace of my whole day. Its great heading off to work with a workout already complete.
Drinking green juice
I have been loving green juices and smoothies lately. One, because they are delicious; and two, because they are FULL of vitamins and give me natural energy to get my through whatever each and every freezing cold day brings my way. I tried a new one at Starbucks yesterday that I really did not love…
Not yummy…but the Green Machine by Naked is delicious! I also love blending up 1/2 of a banana, a handful of baby spinach, a hand full of kale, a few frozen pineapple chucks and some coconut water. So good!
Planning our FL trip
58 days!! And, yes, I am counting each and every one! Even though SL and I are only going for 5 days I know it will just what I need to refuel after a long hard semester of classes, working all the time, training (not that I won’t be training while I am there!) and this miserable winter.
Keeping to a schedule
If you have read this blog before, you know how much I love planning ahead. With my bat-shit crazy schedule, I need to do this or I would be a hibernating blob on the couch until it gets warm again.
Trying new things
Whether it be checking out a new store (went to the new Whole Foods last week) or trying a new fitness class (hope to hit one up this week), trying new things is always exciting. In a very small way trying new things helps get me through the winter blues.
These little things have helped not to up and move down South this winter! What keeps you from succumbing to the winter?
Ohhh, love Whole Foods SO much and I do agree, trying new things is always important and exciting! Keeping to a schedule is very important for me, too!!
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