My Struggles with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Howdy, y’all! Long time, no post. I have a perfectly valid explanation for my absence – I’m struggling with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). It’s an issue that always plagues me from about January to March, and it really *stinks.*

So what happens to me during SAD? Well, lately I’ve physically felt run down. I’ve been going to bed much earlier than usual and sleeping in later. Sometimes I lay down during the day and just rest for about an hour too. Mentally, I haven’t been necessarily depressed, but my mind feels a bit cloudier than usual. Basically I feel like I was hit by a bus and am recovering.

What does this mean for my eating disordered behaviors and desire to gain muscle? Honestly, I’m not seeing a negative change in my eating but rather a positive one! I’m not living off fruits and veggies, as is typical for me (don’t get me wrong, I still eat a ton of those, but my portions are smaller, and I try to add much more protein now).

I’m currently taking Epigrow and Laxobolic for my muscle building, and my workouts are shorter – I go to the gym on most days with my hubs, and so far, so good. Yes, it’s a struggle sometimes to get out of bed and hit the gym, but I’ve been doing it, which is amazing-balls.

Today was leg day, and man oh man, my legs are tired! My abs are also sore from all of the sit ups I’ve been doing. 😉

I’ve decided that I’d like to continue blogging – I may document my eats for fun tomorrow, just to see if I still enjoy doing it. I’m eating much more often, so I’ll probably have more pictures to share than usual.

Hope to see you tomorrow,

~ Mandy

2 thoughts on “My Struggles with Seasonal Affective Disorder

    1. I definitely have a sort of hygge routine … I take lots of hot baths, keep the apartment very clean and minimal which makes me happy, and I meditate! I’m so glad that you’ve found something that works well for you!

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