Jan 30, 2007 5:08 PM GMT
This year, for the first time in my life, I am really getting hit hard by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and my suspicion is that my exercise routine may have something to do with it. Here is my theory: 2006 I really got in better shape than I have ever been before in my life. When the cold weather hit, and the overcast days seem to come one after the other, my exercise routine was really thrown off, particularly my outside cardio stuff. So for the last month or so I have not been able to follow my routine like clockwork due to the lousy weather. I think this has caused some depression along the lines of SAD, and it is a real challenge trying to snap out of it. I know that as soon as the weather improves, I will get back into my routine and start building myself up again, but this waiting is killing me. Does anyone else have this seasonal issue, and what kinds of exercises or activities do you set up specifically for the winter months to combat it?