If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I love the month of December. I love the decorations, the lights, the cold weather, the atmosphere, the Christmas music in all the stores and seeing friends and family. I am usually pretty good about not letting myself get overwhelmed. We don’t go overboard on presents and I am very picky about the parties I go to. I want to enjoy the month, not feel like I am sprinting through it.
Over coffee, I would tell you I like to indulge in yummy treats December but I am very intentional about my choices. If you read my blog regularly, you will know I have been working with Amanda Tress since mid August. She does on line boot camps and fitness programs and I am currently on my third one. I have toned up, slimmed down (reduced belly fat !), gotten stronger and learned more about nutrition and correctly fueling my body and workouts. So, I can indulge a bit but the program keeps me accountable and on track during the holidays.
Over coffee, we might chat about running (duh). If you haven’t read my NYC marathon recap, you can read it here. LOVED.EVERY.SECOND. I am also loving the fact I am NOT following a training plan at the moment. With Amanda’s on line bootcamp, we run 2 days a week along with full body workouts or weight lifting , both which can be done at home. This is suiting me fine. I think I needed a mental and physical break from so much running. I prefer running in daylight, at lunch time and on the weekends rather than getting up at zero dark thirty.
If we were having coffee… I would tell you that despite this small break, I am looking forward to running more once the new year comes. I haven’t buttoned down all my goals yet, but I have already signed up for 2 races in February, a 10K and a 5K, and am eyeing several half marathons. Maybe working on my speed will be my 2017 goal.
Over coffee I would tell you that I am off to the States this week. I have to be in NJ for work from the 12th to the 14th, so I am heading up to Maine to see my parents the weekend before. I am just hoping it is not too cold because I am not equipped for a Maine winter anymore.
And finally, over coffee I would tell you that come January I am going to take a break from blogging. January 1st will be my three year blogversary. These past 3 years have been amazing and I have met so many great people, but I need some down time. I want to spend more time with my husband and my girls, and take up some new activities. Those first months of the year are also when I travel most for work. And in all honesty, I need a bit of a social media detox. Will my break be permanent ? I don’t know. Will I blog now and then ? I don’t know either. It is such an important part of my life now, that of course I am a bit scared. But the timing just seems right.
It was great catching up. What would you like to chat about over coffee ?
Do you look forward to December ? Do you feel overwhelmed ?
How do you stay on track with eating and not over indulging during the month ?
Ever felt like taking a blogging break ?