I had this post started before the southeast dipped into a heatwave. The Hot Chocolate Run in Atlanta this past weekend was almost funny since it’s odd to drink cocoa in 65 degree weather.
Alas, many of the states are still enjoying “winter.” We’ve made it through the holidays and now it’s January. The first two months of the year are the worst. Long, cold, dark days and barely any holidays. March is when spring finally bites.
Before many of you start a rigorous, or casual, training regime take a few moments to enjoy this time of year.
MindBodyGreen is a wonderful site filled with tons of goodies on health and wellness. They have some ideas to help you kick the winter blues and put a warm spark back into your schedule.
Hibernate. Just like animals, we need time to restore and recharge in preparation for the months ahead. Give yourself a break from the busy schedule to unwind and relax this winter.
Get creative. Vision boards and collages are an easy place to get started and offer a spiritual gateway into the things you wish to see, acquire or become. That law of attraction stuff really works!
Exercise indoors. Winter months can put a serious damper (no pun intended) on a running routine or biking schedule. Commit to an indoor activity like yoga, dance or cycling, all of which provide a full body workout, strength training and a mood-boosting endorphin high.
How to do keep alert and active during the winter months?