Happy Friday everyone! I hope lots of you took time off this week to enjoy the season with family. I had Wednesday off, but today (Thursday) was a normal work day for me. Back to the grind!
I actually didn’t mind getting back into my normal routine too much. Although I would’ve been fine with a more laid back work day. All of my projects have deadlines right around the holidays so it’s been a bit stressful. Ugh, terrible timing.
Anyway, with school over and the holiday past us, it’s time to get back into a normal gym routine! I’m really excited about this.
Work it Out
I drove to the gym after work and decided to start things off on the elliptical. Mid workout, I was feeling extra ADD and decided to really mix things up. Here’s what I ended up doing.
Some hill intervals on the elliptical, half forward and half backward. Then some incline walking, and some run/walk intervals. Random, but it worked! I’m trying to ease back into regular workouts and running. It’s been awhile since I’ve consistently worked out, so I don’t want to shock the system too much.
After my workout I drove home and had some leftover casserole for dinner, then decided to organize some of my Christmas gifts!
Christmas Gifts Recap
Ok so, my family goes a little crazy for Christmas. When we were little, my mom was very careful not to spoil us. We never got toys just because we wanted them, or had the latest whatever-it-was right away. My parents didn’t have much money, and honestly, I can’t imagine being raised any differently. I’m so incredibly thankful for my childhood.
But, come Christmas-time, my mom always overdid it. It was the one time of year when we would totally get spoiled. Even though we’re fully grown adults now, my mom still overdoes it. I don’t think she’ll stop until I’m married with kids or something. She can’t help it, she just loves her kids and Christmas so much
Plus I have aunts, grandmas, a brother, and sisters (I count Jen as a sister). They all spoil me! (I spoil them too, don’t worry)
Let’s start with Christmas Eve. We used to have the common tradition of opening pajamas every year, but lately my mom has been mixing things up a bit more. This year we all received ornaments!
Isn’t that so cute? My sister got a “First Born (Mom’s Favorite)” and my brother got a “The Baby (Mom’s Favorite)”. ‘Cause we’re all her favorites of course
Some un-pictured gifts were an Alex and Ani bracelet, a new charm for my Pandora bracelet, candles, a new ring, and some money. Here’s some gifts I took pictures of!
A new Coach clutch and an adorable coordinating wallet.
Lots of clothes (just realized I’m missing my favorite dress I got! ‘Cause I already wore it ).
Some random, awesome kitchen stuff.
A new photo for the house.
Slippers (a yearly tradition )
The iPhone armband I wanted.
Random stocking stuffers (including $20 to Panera, yum!).
Speakers for my iPhone.
New perfume (from Matt).
And I think my favorite gift was this adorable little casserole dish! From Jen
The deep purple color is sooo pretty. I love it!
I can’t even begin to convey how thankful I am to have had such a wonderful Christmas. Not only is my entire family extremely generous, they’re also so thoughtful. It’s clear that they took their time, choosing gifts they knew I’d love. I’m incredibly fortunate
And with that, I think it’s time for me to hit the hay! We’re having a going away dinner for my brother and Jen after work tomorrow, so if I want to make it to the gym I have to go early. Wish me luck!
Questions: Do you ever feel like you have ADD at the gym? What was your favorite Christmas gift this year?