Feeling “Off”

Man, I don’t know what it is about this week, but I have been out of it.

After having an amazingly productive first three weeks of January — setting up events for Yelp’s Fit Club, rockin’ the first phase of P90, planning a work trip to Savannah in a couple of weeks — these past couple of days have hit me hard.

On Monday, I fell asleep at 5 PM.

Like, legitimately fell asleep.

Until morning.

WTF?

Granted, I’d been up until 3 – 4 AM the few nights before that, so maybe there really is something to the idea that your body eventually needs to catch up on sleep, but… still. That’s pretty crazy, right? I slept for like… 15 hours. And when I woke up, I was still tired!

Which meant that despite my extra long Goldilocks-esque sleeping sesh, I ended up going through most of Tuesday in a bit of a haze. I spent most of the day on the phone for work and then preparing for an event that I had that night, and while the event itself was super fun, I was definitely wiped out by the end of it.

I figure that there are a few possible reasons for this week getting off to such a rocky start. Maybe I’m getting sick (likely, given my piss poor immune system, but other than being exhausted I don’t think I have any other symptoms), maybe it’s stress-related since I’ve got so many things on my plate right now, or maybe it’s the weather (though not the snow — I legitimately loooove snow and am so happy we finally got some inches! I’m sure any of you who live in Boston do NOT feel the same way though… sorry.)

As far as being impacted by the weather beyond the beautiful white fluff on the ground, it’s a definite possibility. It’s been crazy cold this week, so I’ve been spending more time indoors and I hear that sun exposure (or lack thereof) has a tendency to mess with you. I’ve never really thought of myself as someone who suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder, though.

Sure, I’ve experienced my share of the winter blues, and during my very, very brief stint with tanning, I can’t say I didn’t notice how spending a few minutes under the UV bulbs lifted my mood, but I guess I never really paid attention until recently as to whether all of it was connected. Y’know, whether my mood might have been bluer due to the weather, or just due to me being me. (It’s not like I’m known for my general mood stability, after all.)

Now, I’m not trying to self-diagnose myself with SAD or anything here. Rather, all of this conjecture is just to further illustrate the point that it’s been a bit of an off week for me so far. And unfortunately, this also means that I totally failed on the workout front on both Monday & Tuesday. So much for that flawless 90-day plan! Womp womp.

But! Snaps for me, I did get back on the wagon yesterday, so, hey, we move on. And, really, it’s not like taking two extra days off from working out is that big of a deal. I mean, let us not forget how many rest days I was taking before all of this. (Hint: all of them. It was all of them.)

Well, hopefully today will prove to be a very good day, even if it is once again jam-packed, because I’m off to see The Master. The master of hair color, that is! Yep, I’m heading back to Be Scene Studios so my main man Linh can work his hair color magic on me. The top half of the grey part of my hair has officially faded (interestingly enough, it’s faded to a blonde-ish color, which basically means my hair is like two-toned right now, aha!)

Any guesses as to what color I might come back with next? Here’s a quick reminder of what’s been done so far (in chronological order, but of course!):

Hair Collage

Aaaaanyway, I figure that gettin’ my hairs re-did is a good way to try and salvage the rest of this weird, weird week. Hope you’re all faring less strangely than I am this week!

Do any of you find the winter weather messes with you around this time of year? As with all things in my life, I do find it ever so comforting when I hear about all the various ways in which I’m not alone. 🙂

8 Comments

  1. Victoria Ssays:

    I don’t know if I would call it winter blues but I am definitely starting to feel seasonal anxiety if that’s a thing? Like too much time cooped up indoors. Feeling boxed in lately, spending all day in the office box, driving home in my car (mobile box) and spending all evening in the house box. And the whole driving to work in the morning when it’s still dark and driving home at night and it’s already dark again doesn’t help either. At least when it is semi-nice I can sneak outside for a quick walk, our city’s walking trail is literally at the end of my street 🙂

  2. Time for red hair. You need an Ariel moment.

  3. Caitlynsays:

    Yes!! These past two weeks have hit me hard. I’ve been SOOOOO grumpy – all the time!! And tired and in a haze. I just want to sleep all the time, but when I do… I just wake up tired.

    UGH. I also think it’s a combo of stress and lack of sunlight. BOO!

    But it’s nice to know I’m not the only one. Hope you feel better soon!

  4. Personally I love when your hair shows some natural and some candy colored hue. It has been a struggle to get up in the mornings, and i’m also considering second cups of coffee when one used to do me just fine.

  5. Going to the salon always makes me feel much better when I am down, hope it does for you, too. Can’t wait to see your new color. 😀

  6. Rachelsays:

    I got a light alarm clock for my birthday a couple months ago and I really like it. It adds light (literally :)) to my mornings. This time of year is always a bit rough for me and I try to counteract it with a things like being in nature for short and warmly dressed walks and journaling a lot.
    Also I am inspired to put a super colorful streak in my hair. Think that will fly at work?

  7. I’ve been off all week. I’m blaming Mercury.

    Feel better soon!

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    Good luck 🙂

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