I have come down with a serious case of cabin fever.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m more than happy to be spending lots of time at home in New Hampshire with my parents.

I’m especially lucky that my job gave me the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s off.

But I’m going stir crazy!

This whole blizzard situation is getting old.

Last night, my parents and I went to sleep with visions of treadmills dancing in our heads (well, I did, at least — they’re elliptical people).

When we all woke up this morning, however, we were officially snowed in.

My mom’s poor little reindeer got stuck in the snow, and the festive trees all blew over from the crazy wind!

My dad went outside around noon once the snow slowed down and snow-blowed the walkway.

But by that point none of us felt like driving 25 minutes to get to the gym. We’re morning workout people. All motivation was lost. Another day of sweatpants for the win.

Instead, we’ve spent our day mastering all things Wii.

I’m getting good at Wakeboarding and my mom is quickly becoming a Tennis champion. My dad doesn’t quite get the hang of any of the games, but he seems to enjoy Jousting the most.

Wii Olympics, here we come.

I’m still eating lots of yummy leftovers, but I definitely toned down my sweets-eating so far. My body is starting to revolt and was really craving fruits and veggies this morning.

My mom and I did take a break from game-playing to do some ab exercises. Two-hundred crunches — nothing exciting — but it felt good to do something.

On tap tomorrow: finally making it to the gym, then getting a haircut, hopefully doing some shopping and maybe trying out a Zumba class with my mom.

I can’t wait to break a non-video game-induced sweat!

TALK: Anyone else out there getting cabin fever? How do you deal?



0 Responses

  1. Had I known you were trapped I would have rescued you last night! You missed some of those famous margaritas from Hermanos. Next time love, next time. xo

  2. It was nice to get snowed in for a day, but that’s about all I could take. I braved the roads yesterday to get to a friend’s house where we wasted the day playing Scattegories and Bananagrams! Hope you make it out today 🙂

  3. The idea of being “snowed in” always sounds exciting, but once I actually have to go experience it, I am not a fan. I can only do about one day of being stuck inside before I go crazy!

    I would do what you are doing–anything and everything to get some sort of exercise!

  4. Ew, being snowed in sounds absolutely miserable. We don’t have that problem here, but I would be going crazy if I was cooped up in the house for long periods of time.

    I hope you are able to get out soon. Try to enjoy your vacation!

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