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I'm not tracking, but I am on track for Christmas


Friday, December 13, 2013

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.

Workouts:
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.)

Healthy eating:
Not tracking, but mostly staying on track. I'm not planning to lose weight over the holidays, I'm planning not to gain.

Sleep:
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!
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HABITATVITALITY 12/19/2013 3:13AM

    Wonderful 'go with the flow' shoes. Love the colours! Those spikes are a weapon LOL! emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 12/13/2013 11:32AM

    It can be such a stressful time. I'm not ready, but am pressing on with preparations. I think it's time to sit down, have a cup of tea and chill out emoticon

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JAROL7 12/13/2013 8:39AM

    Good luck on your plan. My plan is to measure everything I eat, calculate the calories, and write it in my nutrition tracker right through Christmas and on to New Year's Day. So we both need to plan and work our plan. Do well!

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MADEIT3 12/13/2013 8:34AM

    Sounds like things are going well in spite of stressful times, and you're staying on top of things. Good for you!!

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