I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Finding the Motivation

The weather is fowl. Dark and wet.

I am a woman of the sun. The darkness is horrible for my moods. I am one of those people who get SAD. Seasonal Depression or whatever the acronym stands for.

So how am I countering it??

Normally exercise plays a key role but because I still need to rest my postpartum body I am making sure I am taking my multi vitamins and Fish Oils. Oh....I'm also staying away from wine and cutting out the sweets. I think once my friends stop bringing me food (not that I'm complaining), I am going to put myself on a healthy diet. I will need to make sure that I am eating properly. Eating enough fruits and vegetables will also help me to lose more of this baby fat without the need for a 'diet'. This way at the 6 week mark I will have even less weight to feel bad about ;) I'm sure the less weight I have to feel bad about the less SAD I will be as well. Get it??

Such a vicious cycle to break though. When I'm feeling crappy all I want to do is eat sugar, have a glass of red wine, and hibernate on the couch. All it takes is a little will power to make ONE of the changes mentioned above and I start to feel motivated to put the 5th cookie down and go for a walk.

I'm worth it...At least that is what I am able to tell myself today.


Nancy said...

Oh yeah - I hear you!

Thanks for sharing. . .

Sara said...

My hubby is the same...weather plays a huge part in his outlook on life....he hates winter....let's hope it's a short one! It's short for Seasonal Affect Disorder.