I'm a member of a gym and a martial arts club however, since it got cold I just can't be arsed to do anything. It annoys me because I WANT to do these things but just can't bring myself to leave the house once I get in from work. For the past few weeks I've been to gym once. I'm normally there 4/5 times a week. Then I get depressed with myself for wasting time sat under a blanket at home dreaming about my "dream body". It's a vicious circle because the less I do, the more depressed I get then I'm even less inclined to go out!!!
Anyone else get winter laziness or do I need to pull myself together?
Let's just say that our bin wasn't put out for collection last night because on balance it wasn't full enough to justify leaving the house to do it given how cold it was (and I was). I haven't been out on my bike for a fortnight and much as I am missing it, it hasn't been bright/sunny enough to manage. I am definitely settling into hibernation mode (also anaemic so also very cold). It has to be confessed, though, that there is a level of too hot laziness as well come the summer - I definitely only operate with an optimal range.
I've gone from cooking every meal from scratch to buying ready meals and eating out of the canteen at work. I've now had two weeks of pack lunch ingredients go to waste because I just can't face assembling food. I am lazy at the best of times, but I'm gold star lazy right now!
My outdoor activity levels have really dropped in the last fortnight, I don't like getting cold or wet! I am sleeping extra hours whenever I get the chance and telling myself to get into all those winter pastimes - making soup, knitting, organising my paperwork and plotting New Year resolutions.
I suffer from SAD - it is frightening how much my energy/motivation drops off as soon as the days start to shorten noticeably. I can usually keep going until clocks go back then that's it till about mid-Feb when my mood lifts again.
I would love to spend winter on the sofa under a duvet and binge on Netflix series.
It's definitely harder to make yourself go out when it's this cold. I've cut my exercise down to 3 classes a week and I've stopped swimming as I just can't face coming home with wet hair when it's this cold.
I do feel better for going to the gym so make myself go. I've also got a SAD Alamo which really helps, and I have a sunbed every now and again to get me through!
Yes taking my dogs out makes me take off hibernation comfy pj's but as soon as I get home on they go....just ordered a super king size electric blanket to put over me on the sofa...and marshmallows with chocolate for a fondue....
I agree with not going home if it can be helped, If I go straight into town after dropping DC's at school I am ok, but the second I am at home I just want to put on pj's and hibernate under a fluffy blanket.
I am at home now, and I have to go out again at 11am, I really don't want to.