I was afraid this would happen. I wasn’t looking forward to this. It crawled upon me and I feel just like the weather outside – covered in a sheet of ice that is bending me over. I have to confess: the worst of winter has gotten to me.
I DO NOT LIKE WINTER. Period. I am from the Caribbean and 100˚ of warmth and coziness cannot not deter me from remaining active. I can deal with that. I am used to that.
But anything below 50˚ does not cut it for me. My motivation is instantly gone. Motivation not only to remain active, but also for simple things like leaving my house. Outside of my short trips to church, I’m avoiding everything else. That means I’m not even finding time to share with my friends.
Friends? As in people you enjoy doing things with, for example remaining active? Yes, I have to confess I have abandoned my fitness friends. And I am now paying the price.
The good news is that not all is lost. Your true friends are always there when you need them. That’s why tools like Fit Friends become so crucial. With Fit Friends I find great ideas on how to keep on track with good habits.
I have gotten in touch with some of my friends already. I will soon begin training for 5K races around the city this year. My friend will train with me so I know it will be really exciting. I now only have to get back to my healthy eating habits. Maybe my friends can help me with that also.
I know this isn’t my normal motivational, encouraging, keep-going-forward blog that I typically write. I apologize in advanced if that is what you were looking for. I’m just here this time to testify that falling behind is real and normal. I’m really hoping that the comeback will be even better. Any feedback and advice is always welcome.