Yesterday was the shortest day of the year. There are two days of the year I really don't like: 1) Daylight Savings day where we move the clock forward and 2) Winter Solstice or the shortest day of the year. I just am not a fan of it being dark early in the day. I mean having to have my car lights on before 5 pm??? Come on!!! But I think mostly is because when the sun is up I feel like I'm productive. I know that during the summer months I feel like I can get WAY more done because it can be 8 and there is still light out and I can still do things. I feel that many people feel the same way when it comes to working out. It's hard to work out when its dark out. For those morning people, they might start off in the dark but it's light when they come out. So they know it's going the other way. What really changed with the sun up or the sun down? Nothing really. Sure I know you can get into the "genetic biorhythms" we have where we are supposed to sleep when its dark. But if we could work out at 5 pm after work when the sun was up, we should still be able to work out at 5 pm when the sun is down. We need to block these "excuses" out so that they don't stop us from doing the things we need to be doing (and yes I said NEED to be doing. Whether you are "in shape" or not, we all NEED to be working out). It's easy for us to find the smallest things to derail us from our path. They will always be there. You don't need to pretend they aren't there to move forward. Recognize they are there, but then don't let yourself think about it. Don't think about it being cold, or that it's dark, or that the workday was long, etc. The second you get int the discussion about it, it will make it that much hard to just get to work. Recognize it's dark out there, but do it as you are getting into your car so you are already on your way to the gym. Turn up the radio with some fun tunes and get your groove on. Shake off the short day blues and attack the dark 530pm time like it was a 530pm time during summer. You are in control of YOU. Not the clock or the seasonal sunshine. But what's even better is that every day now is getting longer:) AHHHHHHH!!!!!

FEEL THE BURN!!!

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