I almost titled this freeze your buns, cause I am so excited that being Nov 1st, I can turn on the heat at least a little, I turn the heaters off in the spring and try very hard to not turn them back on till at least Nov 1st, its time to close off the upstairs, I have been washing and switching out my summer curtains to my winter curtains.
Now, I have to own up to the fact that I did cheat while I was sick, I could not get warm, I mean I was teeth chattering cold, and no amount of layers or blankets was cutting it, I did turn on the bedroom heater till I finally felt warm and slept so much better for it. There has to be a balance in all things.
However now that I do feel better, not up to full par but alot better, I have been enjoying the fall weather much more, and I think I have finally figured out why I lose more weight in winter then summer, its because yesterday, I went.. brrr.. getting cold.. and without thinking about it, got up and grabbed the weights, did a little workout till all warm and limber, and then went back to what I was doing..
Yup, the best way to deal with being on the cool side is to do regular small ten min workout’s every couple hours thoughout the day, it ramps up your internal heating and you feel so much better for it.. most likely you also feel better for it within a matter of days because you also are working out more. Add in hauling the water twice daily, instead of the sheep being able to use the pond for water, add in hauling the hay, shoveling snow and it just all add’s up.
While I eat more comfort food in winter, soups, stews, I am not nearly as hungry in winter as I am in summer when I am hot and tired.. I find in summer I can work long enough hours that I am truly hungry, while in winter, I am often content with a pot of hot tea or a bowl of soup..
Throw in the Wii workouts which I have time for in winter and never seem to touch in the summer, I mean come on, there is so! much to do in the summer and why wii workout if you can take a walk, work in the gardens or you are canning for hours on end.
While I have not gained back the weight I lost last year, I have not had a good year in regards to losing weight this year, I go up a few pds, down a few pds and basicly have been stable.. so now that fall/winter is arriving, its time to put alot more effort into dropping those pds.
In keeping with that, I am going to go back to once a week blogging about how I am doing on that, it really helped when I was writing it out weekly and having to own if I lost or stayed the same.. I also found it helpful to know that I would have to write if I did that walk or workout etc..
So how about you? Do you have a season that you tend to lose weight more easily in? Is it winter or summer? Is it related to available time or just will power?
Got to send out a congrats to Andrea on her lose the fluff success