I’m in my annual Mid-February Funk/Drag/Slump. Right around Valentine’s Day I start to feel I cannot take it (winter) one more minute!! Which leads to all sorts of thoughts that are not good for a healthy lifestyle. I start whining to Mr. Helen that we NEED a vacation – in the Caribbean – ASAP!! Now you’d think the thought of warm, sunny BATHING SUIT weather would make me snap to, but NOOOOO. It’s like I become a bear preparing to hibernate – I’m grouchy and fixated on eating comfort foods in order to make my brain release endorphins so I’ll feel better. Sheesh what a vicious cycle.
So, around the time I realize this is happening, I end up:
- Research vacations and throwing them at Mr. Helen as fast as he’ll listen, and
- Work on a plan so that if I do get my vacation I won’t have to take a Valium to try on the new bathing suit I’ll surely need.
This year I haven’t been feeling the same about doing any sort of Lenten fast so now I’m trying to come up with something to snap me to. Besides I’m in the Biggest Loser challenge at my dojo and I would like to not be the Biggest Gainer by the end of it.
So, my bloggy peeps, what I want to know is this: how to you redefine your "program" if you've been waffling; what do you do to “snap to?”