Does Weather Affect Your Mood?

Jan 29, 2018

easy vacation style

Top: Madewell – also available here! It’s a little cropped so I would size up and wear with high waisted shorts or jeans!Shorts: AG Goldesize down! Hand down the best jean shorts I’ve found that aren’t too short!Shoes: Everlanethe only sandals I wear during summer months! So comfy and TTS!Handbag: Clare Vivier – also available here! | Earrings: Baublebar – also available here! | Lips: NARS


Happy Monday guys! How was your weekend? 


I was thankful to get a little time to myself yesterday and sneak in an at home workout. I’m not going to lie, it’s been months since I’ve worked out. It’s not that I don’t want to, it just seems like our weekends have been packed and I haven’t been making it a priority. I desperately need to get back to Flywheel and was doing such a good job of making it happen before Trevor went to work but have just fallen off the wagon and not gotten back on. Do any of you go? I find it so much easier with an accountability partner so if you do, send me a message and make me book a class!

Let’s be hones, tI had also just been making excuses. I seem to always be able to get one area under control (I’ve been doing a much better job cooking and avoiding snacking) but couldn’t get motivated to sweat. It’s such a bizarre thing because I love the way I feel after I exercise I just have such a hard time getting there, especially in the winter. I finally ripped the bandaid off and pulled up a Beach Body workout on my TV and made myself get it done while Zain was taking a nap. It was painful but quick and so much easier since I wasn’t wasting time in transit to a studio and finding childcare for Zain. If you guys have any good at home workout recommendations please send them my way! Not only for me but I’ll put together a reader roundup for all of you and try to share it in the near future!

I’ve found this year’s winter to be much harder than those in the past. A lot of it has to do with my being at home with Zain and working from home I’m sure. At the dental office, I am constantly interacting with people, chatting with staff and being in a new environment. At home, I’m just trying to make sure we’re on a good nap schedule while trying to get all of my work done and keep the house together. I constantly feel like I’m on Supermarket Sweep (where did that go by the way?) when Zain goes down for  nap! It’s such a different beast to work from home and recently I decided to try and get dressed everyday and make a plan a week to get out of my funk. 

I always heard my full time blog friends tell me about this feeling in years past but never really understood what they meant. They would always be so eager for a weekly work date or random lunch together and I could never figure out why. I know now. 

I’m very thankful that our place gets an abundance of light and has skylights everywhere because I think being in a dark place would have been even more difficult. I feel like I’m finally getting my footing and figuring out what schedule and system works for me but man I can’t wait till I can take Zain on those long walks again! 

Do you guys notice a change too? How do you deal with it? 



easy summer style

mom jean shorts

madewell pom top

round straw bag

everlane H sandals

summer pom pom top

mom jean shorts

white tassel earrings

straw round handbag

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  1. Katie M says:

    The weather- especially how much actual sunshine- definitely impacts how motivated and awake I feel! Check out Fitness Blender for work out ideas. They have hundreds of videos and it is super well organized. You can filter by type (barre, HIIT, tone), difficulty, time, and more. Sometimes when I’m super unmotivated, I’ll pull up a 7 min one and force myself to start. By the time I work through it I want to do another 1-2.

  2. Yes- the weather definitely affects my mood. West Michigan is notoriously cloudy and the lack of sunshine can really get to me. Last year we had more cloudy days than Seattle! I was really worried about being home on maternity leave, but this winter has been pretty sunny compared to last year so I feel like I’m doing okay. It’s always good to get out of the house. I take a vitamin D supplement all year round and that helps too. Love that red top on you!