Hey Friends!! How was your week? Mine was busy, busy, busy! I felt like I was on the go all week. But, I knew that was coming! This is my favorite time of the year, and this year I was ready for the season. If you missed it this week, I posted some tips that have helped me reduce my stress during the holidays this year. You can read about them here.
I had a pretty busy day today. I listened to Pentatonix Christmas music all day and that helped to pass the time. After work I had a hair appointment. I covered up the blonde in my hair. It’s okay when it lightens up like that in the summer, but I really like dark. So, I finally fixed it. Usually I have it fixed back to my natural color in August, so I’m a little behind this year. After my appointment I stopped at Wal-Mart to pick up a gift for a baby shower at work. That place is a madhouse this time of year!
By the time I got home, it was almost dark so I knew I wouldn’t have time to run. I took Jake on a walk instead. I made him run for most of it. He wasn’t feeling it though. He wanted to stop and sniff everything, and I just kept dragging him along so we could get home before dark. Of course when I want to run he doesn’t, and when I don’t feel like running, he won’t slow down! I guess that’s good because he keeps me active.
We finished right at dark and went to feed Jessie. She has a new bale of hay and is more interested in that. She is eating it weird though. She’s eating a hole in it and sticking her head down in it.
When we got home, I did a circuit workout and 150 squats. Holy Cow! My legs were burning! When I finally sat down I decided to paint my nails. I’m not very good at it and it takes me forever!!
I went to bed early because I knew Tuesday was going to be a loooooooong day!
Today was super busy!! I was swamped at work and was on the go all day. I got up a few minutes early so I could get my squats for the Squat Away May challenge done. I knew I wouldn’t have any other time during the day to do it. I had about a 15 minute lunch, which was a lean cuisine.
As soon as I could get away, I left and met Jeremy and rode with him to his games. The games were an hour and a half away and he was driving by himself so I went to keep him company. But that meant getting home really late. I blasted Christmas music and sang along all the way there. I’m sure Jeremy loved that! When we got to the games and I tried to walk up the bleachers, I realized just how sore my legs were from all of the squats on Monday. I seriously had a hard time going up the stairs!
On the way home I turned the Christmas music back on so we would stay awake. By the time we got home it was around 11. I was so tired that I couldn’t even keep my eyes open. I went straight to bed and crashed. I was just about asleep when I suddenly got sick. My stomach was growling and I realized that I hadn’t eaten anything since lunch! Does anyone else get sick when they don’t eat?? I got up and ate some oatmeal and went back to bed. I was asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow!
Since it was after midnight before I went to bed Tuesday night, 5:30 came way early. I was in desperate need of some energy to get me going this morning, so I started today with some Spark. Breakfast and lunch were the usual.
After work I headed out for a run. It was 33 degrees, so I bundled up!! I ran 4.5 miles and I never got cold.
After I ran, Jeremy and I went to Wal-mart to get everything we needed for our big family Christmas on Saturday. We were in there forever! I saw this. Seriously! Disgusting!!
Then we had a quiet night at home watching Christmas movies!
I was running behind today and did not get any breakfast. But, that was okay because I had a lunch meeting at Santa Fe Steakhouse. I don’t really like to eat here, but I didn’t get to pick. I had a sweet potato and a side salad.
After work, Jeremy and I went to check on Jessie. She wouldn’t eat her oats Wednesday and she was acting funny. She just wanted to stand with her face against me and she wouldn’t even play with Jake. My father-in-law called the vet and he said that he couldn’t come out until Friday but that if she was up and walking around and drinking water then she was probably ok. That “probably” didn’t help my worrying.
After we checked on her, I went and did a little shopping. I needed some new clothes to wear to family Christmas. I ended up with a couple of pairs of new jeans. They were buy one get one $5! You can’t beat that! And a new hoodie. I didn’t find any new shirts to wear, but I was happy with my jeans.
Jeremy got home fairly early on Thursday night and we stayed up late watching tv. I always do on Thursdays. I guess I think I can make it through Friday on very little sleep.
Today was a whirlwind! Breakfast was oatmeal and lunch was a lean cuisine.
The vet came out this morning and checked Jessie out. He said she was in perfect health! That was great news! He said that she was probably filling up on hay because she’s never had a bale of hay to eat before.
Work actually went by pretty quickly and I couldn’t wait to get home! I was going with Jeremy to his games, but they were only 10 minutes away from our house so I had plenty of time before we had to leave. The weather was pretty nice, so I headed out for a quick run. I actually got really hot and sweaty. If the cold wind wouldn’t have been blowing so hard, it would have been perfect! I ran a quick 3 miles before heading home to shower and get ready to go.
The games were pretty boring, but they did go quickly.
When we got home, I had to get busy baking for family Christmas on Saturday. I made a sopapilla cheesecake,
cherry cream cheese pie,
and a salad with spinach, almond, and cranberries. I got some poppyseed dressing and also some balsamic dressing to go with it.
Since I had to bake, we were up until around 12:45. But, I was so excited about Christmas the next day that I was wide awake the next morning! I’ll fill you in tomorrow on our first family Christmas of the season! I hope you all have a great week!
I am also linking up with a Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup hosted by:
Ilka from Ilka’s Blog and
Angela from Marathons & Motivation