Catch-UP and Me/Free Time

Yesterday was certainly a day to catch up on some necessary wrapping and re-arranging of things.  As for this week, I really don’t have too much planned.  That’s a shocker for me, but I’m sort of looking forward to it.  I was pro-active and tapped “A Christmas Story” (which I have never seen) and “The Holiday,” both of which I will watch at some point.  Maybe some ice-skating, a trip to the Grove, a trip down to Claremont to run and have lunch with my sister, maybe some baking. Who knows.  My dad said he was jealous that I had so much time off.  I think he was trying to make me feel bad and I told him that I was going to enjoy it because pretty soon I won’t have that luxury and instead will have 30+ years of work.  He had this sort of break as a kid and now it’s my turn.  Of course I won’t be sitting around alllllllll day.  I seem to have too much energy or not enough patience for that.

IMG_5377I also picked up a couple Skinny Peppermint Mochas with the Starbucks BOGO deal happening.  I usually only end up drinking half anyways, so I have a specialty coffee ready for the next four days. ExcellentIMG_5382How about these guys for socks?  They even have the little dots on the bottom that keep you from slipping on hardwood floors. Just to keep in the holiday spirit.

So, last week, I mentioned I started this “Elf for Health” meet-up.  You exchange messages with another elf and there are a set of challenges that we are supposed to take on.  I was MIA most of the week last week, so those didn’t really happen.  Instead, I’ve started to accomplish them this week.  One task was to clean out your fridge/pantry.

I simply had a WONDERFUL time re-arranging the cupboards and such.  There was one point where I had practically every piece of tupperware on the floor along with every item from the cupboard.  I thought I was hilarious and just kept working away.  When I tried to get a compliment out of my parent’s, my dad’s response was: “Yep, always good to have you home.  We never know where anything is then.”  Well, unless he was really good at understanding the organized chaos that was, I think he should be grateful for my services.

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Hard to tell, but trust me.  It’s 10x better than when I arrived home.  I could totally get a job re-arranging and organizing.

Here are some of this week’s challenges:
Monday – Do a circuit workout (check…worked out at the gym so that included an elliptical session along with some weights)
Tuesday – Treat yourself to something you have been craving
Wednesday – Bake cookies! Try a healthier recipe or substitute ingredients (try Chobani yogurt as a sub for some butter!!)
Thursday – Make a casserole (now, I’m not so sure my family “does” casseroles, but I’ll give it a whirl.  Maybe I will add an extra challenge of making a casserole for one)
Friday – Pay it forward. Do something nice for someone else
Saturday – Going to a holiday party?  Drink some water and eat a snack before hand.  Split dessert too (this will be a challenge, but I’ll make it a goal)

What are some of your plans/challenges for the week?

“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

Please say a prayer for the families and those affected by last week’s horrific event in Connecticut.  They are all in our thoughts and prayers. 

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4 thoughts on “Catch-UP and Me/Free Time

  1. You’re already off to a great start with the challenges 🙂 Enjoy the vacation. You worked hard enough this semester! We all deserve a break 🙂

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