Poor Habits I’m Breaking This Winter

Winter days are getting shorter and darkness creeping in as early as 4 p.m. making it easy for me to gain some poor habits. Lack of enough light and exercise these last few days has started to make me feel lazy and tired most of the time. My sugar cravings have gone up too, and I have secretly been eating cookies every time I am on my way to work. I have started to recognize these habits, and I’m ready to banish them all. Here is a list of the poor habits I’m  breaking this winter.

Eat less sugar

I just mentioned above that my sugar cravings are so high these days, but I plan on limiting them. The cookies are irresistible as they taste so good I could have many of them but it’s time to stop eating more sugar. I’ll instead reach for healthier alternatives where I will use honey in smoothies, pancakes, and frozen yogurt hoping that it will stop this sugar craving.

Drink More water

I find it very challenging to drink enough amount of water during the winter season. It’s very easy to consume three liters in the summer, but I don’t get the same enjoyment of drinking water when it’s freezing outside. And cold drinks are a big NO at the moment. I’m trying to warm up with a nice cup of warm water in the evenings or tea with honey and lemon. This way, I can increase my water intake. I also have a water app that reminds me to drink water every hour.

Motivating myself to hit the gym

I’m in winter hibernation mode, and that means my trips to the gym have been less. I like keeping up with my gym routine but not the last weeks. Knowing how important it is for my body and health to be active, I have decided to do home workouts whenever I don’t get time or I’m too lazy to bike to the gym. These workouts take 30-40 mins, and they are super great.

Get outdoors

It’s very tempting to stay inside in winter and try to avoid the harsh weather. I honestly don’t mind cozying and curling up on the couch once in a while, but I prefer getting outdoors more often. During the week, I’m always looking for ideas and places to explore in the weekend. Getting outdoors helps me in not only boosting my moods but also helping in clearing my thoughts leaving room for new fresh ideas. This past weekend, Axel mom and I visited a castle where they had a big Christmas market. We got some glögg. A special Scandinavia drink that is mostly used during the cold weather and Christmas season to keep warm. It’s warm red wine, with spices that add a distinctive taste and aroma to it.  I assume you can get creative and add different types of toppings but the one we got, was topped up with dried raisins and almond. It’s super delicious!!!

So, there you have some of my poor habits I’m breaking this winter. Do you have any habits that you plan to break? I’m very curious to hear about them. Hope you will like these pictures that I shot the other day when it snowed in Denmark.

Sending you big smiles and lot’s of love from cold winter Denmark and wishing you a super lovely week.

And, Thank you so much for always taking the time to read my posts.

Love and Love ❤️

 Photography by me, Michelle

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  1. November 22, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    Hey beautiful! From that lovely smile I can tell that you are doing well. After reading this post it got me thinking of any poor habits I have developed lol. I tend to leave out my veg in most of my meals and its honestly not healthy at all. I literally just eat meat only . But I shall take on the challenge of ditching the poor habit. Gorgeous pictures.x


  2. Chileshe
    November 24, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    Great read! I have literally started doing most of the things you’ve mentioned. I don’t have much planned for Christmas so me and the gym are going to be best of friends. X


  3. November 24, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    I’m definitely worried about my exercise habits this winter. It’s not even technically winter yet, but I can find myself slipping because it’s so cold outside!

  4. November 24, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    Such wonderful goals – some of which I have as well.
    And can I just say how amazing those photos are! Beautiful!

  5. November 24, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Those are great things to work on this winter! It’s so easy in the cooler months to just cozy up in our PJs under some blankets and watch Netflix, but it’s so important to keep our healthy habits year-round!

  6. November 24, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    It is a little harder to bread habits in winter! Especially when it’s so cold outside and all you want to do is snuggle up on the couch with comfort foods!

  7. November 25, 2016 / 3:03 am

    I’m also forcing myself to be more active during the winter time. Beats the winter blues and keeps me motivated throughout the year.

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