For the past 12 years, I’ve lived in Connecticut, so I have had my share of snow days. You might be surprised to learn that I don’t feel pressure to workout on these days. I do feel badly about cancelling classes or rescheduling work, and I really hate when my son’s school is called off (!), but I respect Mother Nature so much, that what She says goes. I’m not that person jogging in a blizzard! And I’m pretty content being homebound.
I use snow days for self-care. Napping. Cooking. Skin brushing. Meditating. Stretching. Cleaning. Organizing. Reading. I’ll go for a walk just to breathe in some fresh air and check in with nature, but it’s far from martyrdom. Usually a sunset or moonrise is involved and it might not last long!
The key to a happy and healthy snow day is to think wellness not fitness. Wellness is big picture - it's a little zooming out to see what improves your whole self not merely your muscles. Doing this ironically improve your fitness levels. It's mental fitness, emotional fitness...and a clean, energized, organized home really does effect your health. My only two tips as a fit pro are : 1. limit TV time (as we call it in our house “couch potato time”) and 2. avoid low vibration food (a.k.a. junk food). Working out in the comfort of your own home is great too, but don’t beat yourself up if that doesn’t happen.
So Cheers to snow. I hoist up my cuppa tea in salute to everyone out there on a snowbound wellness adventure.
Stay warm and stay inspired! xo Ellen