It’s basically half way through January already; I feel another year is going to flash by before we know it! I don’t want this to be a pessimistic post about how I hate January even though I kinda do because the dark mornings are the worst and it was so cold this morning that I couldn’t feel my face. I also nearly missed a doctor’s appointment because of a train delay on Monday. Love you Southern! However, it will get brighter and warmer soon and Southern will receive yet another angry complaint if this keeps on so it’s not all bad.
The highlight of my week so far has been Zumba because it actually made me feel warm for an hour and we ended on the Can Can which is the best dance ever. I know how hard it is to try and motivate yourself to go and exercise in the cold unless exercise is your thing or you have a home gym but it will make you feel better about yourself. It can also be enjoyable, in fact if it’s not; don’t do it. That’s why I don’t go to the gym. I hate just looking at the wall whilst on the cross trainer or seeing people next to you who are obviously pros and make you feel like 10 minutes on a treadmill just isn’t enough. Exercise is something to take your mind off of the fact that it’s January and turning quite frankly, freezing outside.
Another way to beat those January blues is going to the cinema. I have to admit, there isn’t much on that interests me at the moment. Obviously, Star Wars has come out but what else is there that I can watch? There’s something out on the 29th called Spotlight about the newspaper hacking scandal which looks pretty good but aside from that, it looks like TV might be my best bet. I need some recommendations there too to be honest. I’m so desperate for Game of Thrones to come back like right now that I can’t seem to commit to watching anything else. I tried Prison Break for a while but got a bit bored.
Nights in are the way forward, especially in January after the money spending spree that is Christmas. I’ve been trying not to spend much at all this January and vowed to not do much until my birthday which FYI is the 11th February. It’s going well so far and I think the weather is probably to thank since it makes me want to hibernate and not do anything. Nights in with friends are the best. Just a few of you sitting round chatting with drinks and nibbles for company. Costs practically nothing and is just as fun as going out with much less hassle.
On the upside, it is starting to get sunnier instead of constant rain so we can only hope it will get warmer too. Here’s to a warmer, cost free weekend!