This past few week here in Michigan I often feel as though I am in a scene from the movie Frozen and winter will never end. I know eventually winter ends, and in my mind I am trying to break the spell of winter though love…. its not working, that apparently only works in the movies. It is so hard to be healthy in the tundra weather, hot chocolate calls my name and exercising outside is a thing of the past. How does a person cope and stay healthy when its so cold out that all you want to do it sit at home and drink hot chocolate and do nothing. How do we break the spell of winter?
We make ourselves move more. I make a point to put my workout bag in the car, and go to the gym before I go home each night. I wear a fitbit and compete on steps with people from all over the world. I walk a 5k on the treadmill on as fast of a walk as I can do and read a fiction book (this is the only time in my schedule where this is allowed). I will be moving back to sunny southern CA in a couple weeks and I know that I will once again enjoy running outside and getting fully prepped to run in the Disneyland half marathon.
So for now, I sit and work on my dissertation and know that before I can go home, I will go to the gym and get in my walk.