Stress has been tossing me around like a plastic bag caught in a hurricane lately. I don't even know where to begin, so instead of elaborating too much I'll just conclude that I've been busy.
Good news is:
I'm almost done preparing for the holidays. Most of the gifts are ready for wrapping, menu is planned (and surprisingly healthy), the house is cleaned and I've started decorating.
Doing OK. Shopping is exercise, right? And cleaning is, right? Hauling the kid and snow-racer up the hills certainly is! (And much more enjoyable than the first two!)
I recently got my spiky running shoes delivered and plan to take them out for their first spin this weekend. (I'd like to locate the missing spikes first. My little clever monkey had a blast screwing them in, and out, and in, and out.. So, long story shortened; we have misplaced two.)
New shoes. I'm excited! (And yes, it's possible to buy new spikes for them.)
Not tracking, but mostly staying on track. I'm not planning to lose weight over the holidays, I'm planning not to gain.
Improving. Some thanks to melatonin, some thanks to better habits, and some just due to the sheer exhaustion..
Phew.. I know I need to breathe deeply now. I need to embrace living more peacefully, going with the flow. After all, I want Christmas to be a magical and enjoyable time of year for my family. (I must admit, getting there proves to be much hard work for this stressed and tired mum.) Still, I'm hanging in here, and now I can thankfully see the finish line.
Wishing everyone a peaceful and joyous Christmas!