Lisa Hannam
Lisa Hannam
@lisahannam

How I’m beating the winter blues

The days are getting longer. That’s what I keep telling myself on my morning commute as I wait for the sun to rise, and when I head home just missing the sun setting before I leave the office at 5 p.m. It’s not me to be all negative like this, and I’m not very patient either (sorry sun!), so I’m taking matters into my own hands. Here’s how.

I’m embracing winter.

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I’m taking a page from Cher Horowitz’s self-makeover book and I’m going to “carpe diem, okay?” There is no better time of the year to enjoy the snow and cold, so I’m seizing the day. I made a skating date with my good friend Trina, and we vowed to do it more. Since she’s a former figure skater and I did play forward on my high school hockey team, we love whizzing around the kids on the ice – showing them who knows how to skate. While normally patio drinks would be our typical girls night, we had a blast at the rink. It’s a bit out of the ordinary and frankly hilarious.

I took a mini winter break.

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While I don’t have a lot of time to vacation this time of year, I was able to sneak away for two days last week. I headed to the Four Seasons in Dallas to take advantage of their cool new fitness facility. I took a Technogym group cycling class at the hotel with former Miss Texas, Natalie Clarke. While a beach might be nice this time of year, a quick fitness vacay was just what I needed.

I’m going to stop making excuses.

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Speaking of working out… While I might feel just as good sitting on a couch to Netflix & chill, winter is no excuse to avoid working out. (There. I’ve been told.) So I’m sticking with my workout schedule and finding motivation in my cute new leggings.

I’m indulging with a spa date.

February 1st is marked on my calendar. I’ve got the day off and I’m soothing my winter-dry skin with a hydrating facial. Nothing excites me more than the thought of a hot herbal tea, lounging in terrycloth robe and the relief I’ll get from the neck massage that comes with my facial. It will be a perfect day.