Morning, my fabulous friends! Boy, do I have lots to fill you in on today. This week has been a busy one and I haven’t had time to blog about any of it…until today. Let’s catch up, shall we? Fun Fact Friday style!
Makenzie had her first school show/program/pageant…whatever you call it…this week.
I wish you could have witnessed all the cute kids singing and dancing to Christmas songs. All the kids…except for my little Makenzie. She came out on stage, plopped her booty down facing backwards, and proceeded to watch all the other kids sing and dance.
Apparently she misunderstood and thought this was a special performance just for her to see front and center. Yet, I’m still so proud.
We had a random dinner outing with friends for pizza last night.
Pizza will forever top the charts of my favorite food. Yes, even over frosting.<– I promise I’m a healthy eater!!
Both of our families help facilitate a small group at our church and we’re having a Christmas party for the group on Saturday. We originally planned to get together to finish up a few last errands, but it turned into a family dinner date. I’m not complaining. Pizza + friends + happy kids = best night of the week in my book. Even more so when I catch Peter and B on camera making the same goofy face.
This week has been hard on me mentally.
I mentioned before my slight anxiety over the holiday season and the fact that this time of year has always turned into unhealthy habits and unnecessary weight gain for me in the past. I’m focusing on fitting in exercise how I can and choosing healthy options for regular meals, then enjoying the special moments. It’s worked overall, but this week had an overload of those special holiday celebrations and treats. I have enjoyed them guilt free for the most part, but I won’t lie. It’s messed with my head and I have felt slightly off. It’s the first time in awhile I have struggled with negative self-talk and body image. I know it’s unreasonable and I’m working through it. Just wanted to share that those struggles never completely go away…but at least I know how to handle it better. And handle it, I will. You betcha.
Braedon has dropped his morning nap.
…and picked up a double chin, apparently.
I had to rush to get things done before…now I lost an hour of morning work time. Afternoon naps have never been so vital. Too bad I’ve spent three of them taking my own naps this week instead of getting things done. It’s okay, though. I’ve realized the important stuff doesn’t get left behind…and I’m far happier well-rested.
Lee came over yesterday for an in-person training session with me in my “home gym”.
I had too much fun making her sweat. And no, there’s no way to make that not sound dirty.
We did two circuits that incorporated chest/shoulder/triceps strength, full body functional, and stabilization leg exercises. I wonder how sore she is today? You (and I) will have to visit her blog to find out.
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It’s Friday. Hallelujah! I think we can leave it at that. Have a GREAT one, friends!
Best part of your week? Anyone else facing those mental games this time of year? How do you deal?