1. 90 minute hot vinyasa class
3. 60 minute vinyasa class
4. 10 minute yoga for abs video
5. 75 minute yin class
6. 20 minute "hips, buns & thighs" yoga video
7. 22 minute cardio yoga video
8. 90 minute hot vinyasa class
10. 10 minute yoga for abs video
11. This 17 minute yoga workout
12. 75 minute yin class
15. 90 minute hot vinyasa class
Okay, so everyone's not perfect, especially me. And sometimes life happens. On the second day of a month long challenge life happens. Go figure. But here's what's going on that's halted my previously driven effort to succeed at my own self appointed challenge: Seasonal Affective Disorder.
I'll admit I've been slacking on my vitamins lately... okay for the last year or three. I used to be so good and couldn't for the life of me understand how someone could just not get it. And now that's me. Last winter was harsh, and this one's not off to a great start so far so I'm really going to have to step it up a notch. I know from experience that getting enough vitamin D into my body on these short, dark winter days does make a difference in how I feel. I'm just going to have to make it happen.
Exercise is another extremely helpful "coping mechanism" when it comes to S.A.D. and I am trying to make it to every class that my work schedule permits (hope to be seeing you at ChinookYoga soon!). I had a "yoga date" tonight with a friend from work, and her unlimited monthly membership paired with mine should make for a serious amount of endorphin inducing sweaty fun!
I have noticed a general reduction in having any interest in anything lately as well, which is leading me to not really want to do anything. Which in the workplace or when it comes to keeping the house tidy can be perceived in a very negative manner. Oh, and did I mention that I had a nap on Saturday and Sunday this weekend? Classic symptoms...
|This is actually more of "angry" because we took a 120km detour|
|Craving carbs (yes, even homemade granola bars) is a biggie!|
So the plan is to:
-Keep up with my yoga challenge; I committed myself to this 2 weeks ago, there's no quitting now!
-I'd love to get running again, but outside is out of the question. I need to find me a treadmill
-Set regular reminders on my iphone regarding vitamin taking
-Try to create a regular schedule despite shifts being all over the map. At the very least I'd like to be in bed by midnight every night
-Use my iphone to accomplish things on my "to-do" list (v.s. losing the paper list that I have made in past) I have a serious amount of dishes & vacuuming to do!
-Yesterday I started a list of "Things That Make Me Happy" and I'm adding a bit to it every day. Focus on the positive, people!
-Maintain weekly meal planning & stick to it (not doing so great with that last part lately)
-Possibly start light therapy, but I'd like to get on board with the above strategies first
I would love to hear about your SAD or depression stories. You're not alone!