Does anybody else feel really sluggish when the clocks go back? As soon as the dark evenings start and things start to feel cold, damp and gloomy, I always feel myself overtaken by a primal hibernation urge.
Suddenly, I am piling on more clothes, staying indoors as much as possible, watching much more rubbish TV, working a bit less, and eating as much stodgy food as I can lay my little hands on.
Am I alone in this? Or is anyone else out there feeling it too.
I really identified this trait in myself, when I was lucky enough to have a couple of one to one sessions with Sandra Roycroft-Davies of Thinking Slimmer, earlier this year. I have realised that November is a month when I can seriously undo any weight loss efforts that I have managed throughout the year. Then I compound it over the Chirstmas festivities, and so generally start each January in the same place as before, if not a bit heavier than the previous year.
So this year I have decided to make a change. I’m not going to go on yet another diet – I have tried enough of those to know that they don’t work for me. But what I am going to do is pick two or three positive changes and work hard on gaining some new habits during November. The habits I am going to work on are:
- I will take 40 minutes of exercise at least six days a week, outdoors when possible
- I will do 10 minutes of stretchng exercises every day
- I will drink more water than I do tea and coffee every day
These are reasonably simple things – and by the end of the month I hope that they will be totally ingrained habits that I can continue. Then in December I can pick three more and carry on.
During the month, I am going to be listening to my Slimpod to keep me going. This month I will be listening to Make Fitness Fun and Easy – which will hopefully boost me with the exercise habit.
So who would like to join me on this habit changing quest? If you would please leave a comment below telling me the habit or habits that you would like to work on. It can be anything in any part of your life, business or personal I will invite you to a secret facebook group where we can all stick together, share our successes and spur each other on.
Don’t forget, if you would like to use a Slimpod to help with your habit changing – you can get a 15% discount by entering the code MOTIVATE15 when you check out at Thinking Slimmer. If you need some inspiration as to what habits you might like to change in a month, take a look at these Slimpod titles:
- Say Goodbye to Baby Fat
- Keep the Weight Loss Going
- Slip into Your Party Dress
- Beat that Sweet Tooth
- Cut Down on Alcohol
- Banish Baby Blues
- Confidence Booster
- Power Shower for your mind
So does anybody want to join me, sticking my tongue out at cold dark November, and making myself feel fabulous? Let me know what habit you would like to change and let’s get going!