January and February are just about the worst months of the year for me. The older I get, the worse it is. Just so sick of the cold and snow and grey, dreary days. I thought I could totally avoid hitting the tanning bed. I tried taking Vitamin D orally and have been for almost a year now and the shit doesn't work. Not for ellevating mood during winter months, not at all.
So Saturday I caved when I saw that a new tanning place had opened up in town. Light, warmth...it was 4 minutes of pure bliss. I know it's not good for me, I know, I know, I know, but I also know that wanting to kill myself isn't good for me either. Pick your poison.
Then I took it a step further and went outside for a 4 mile run. I just couldn't take it any longer. I needed to clear my head and it worked. It was also a balmy 32 degrees and felt spring like. I put on my cold weather nike running pants, a tank top, a sweat jacket, a scarf, a nike running hat, my nike running gloves, my ear warmers and a scarf and it was perfect.
It's amazing what exercise and light can do for your mood. I was on cloud 9 the rest of the day, literally could not stop smiling. I honestly don't know how people get through life without exercise...how do they clear their head, how do they blow off steam, how, how, how?!
Now it's Monday and while I had a great workout with Bob this am, we are suppose to be getting some crazy ass snowstorm in the next couple of days with like up to 2ft of snow...