Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a busy week of work and writing. It grew too cold to run outside this week, so I have to bite the bullet and either join a gym or get an exercise bike. I’m leaning toward the gym. I want to keep running. I can’t run on the treadmill any longer, I’m afraid of messing up my back again.
But enough about that. Today, I’d like to talk about hibernation. That’s right. The season’s changing and the weather Gods are predicting snow in the upper peninsula this Tuesday. I am not ready for winter. It doesn’t feel like we’ve even had a fall.
I can tell the season has started to change. I’m more tired than I usually am. I think this is probably due to the fact there is less sunlight available right now. I’m also craving carbs. Ugh. This is the hardest to fight. I haven’t met a carb I didn’t like. I believe this is all part of my body saying it’s time to slow down and hibernate. It wants me to eat more carbs to fatten me up for my long winter’s sleep.
That’s how I know we humans were also supposed to hibernate. Why else would I be feeling this way and having those horrible carb cravings after months of eating low carb?
We’re supposed to hibernate during the winter so our bodies can renew, and our brains can rejuvenate. I bet our metabolism slows down in the winter. I don’t have any evidence of this, but it just stands to reason that it would. That’s why we gain weight during the snowy season.
So, if you find yourself slowing down this winter. It’s okay. Give yourself permission to do it. It’s the natural course of things.
Below is a list of some of the things I’m going to do this winter while I hibernate:
- Write: I plan on finishing the novel I’m working on now and pulling apart the one I finished and putting it back together, so it’s a stronger story.
- Exercise: I plan on keeping up on my exercise routine, so I can keep that winter weight off.
- Read: I plan on reading a lot this winter to keep away the winter blues and hone my craft.
- Bingewatch Netflix: This one I do during the winter when it’s too cold to go outside and I’m to tired to write, but I’m not ready for bed.
- Maintain my low-carb regime: This will help me combat that winter weight that always seems to creep on.
How about you? What do you plan to do during your season of hibernation? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by and reading my post.