Hey guys- HAPPY DECEMBER! Hope your week has been going well and that you are winding down for the week. Please check out the newest addition to my house:
I still need to get a tree topper (and apparently fix the lights on the bottom of the tree, according to this photo) but other than that, I love it. I especially love all of the Christmas ornaments my mom gave me from when I was in preschool and elementary school… lots of art masterpieces hanging on my tree this year
December is a fun month. There are lots of holiday celebrations going on, I’m turning 3-0 next week (whaaaat), I’m seeing Amy Schumer live, Christmas is in a few weeks and then it will be time for New Year’s… I am super excited to say goodbye to 2015, which was not a stellar year for me. I’m definitely ready for 2016!
In thinking about this month, here are a few of my priorities:
This is my 3rd week post-crutches, and I have 1-3 more weeks before I can start resuming normal activity. I am supposed to be spending this time walking. My foot and ankle have been really sore and I walk a lot at work, so I have been taking it pretty easy when I get home in the evenings.
My priority beginning next week is to get back in the weight room to start building strength in my legs again. I’m going to start with machines that don’t really put stress on my foot and ankle and hopefully build from that. I will probably pop back into the pool for some laps as well.
The idea of starting to exercise again is intimidating because I don’t want to deal with another injury. I chatted with my PT for a few minutes yesterday and he made me feel a little more confident in my plans for the next few weeks. I’m pretty sure PTs are 1/2 physical therapists and 1/2 psychologists.
December is a tough month to stay on track with your diet, no? I ordered a pizza last night!
My goal is to stay hydrated with lots of water intake and keep up my fruit and vegetable intake. I know there will be lots of holiday parties and I’m sure I’ll indulge here and there… but I find if I’m full and satisfied with lots of healthful goodness then there’s not as much room for the not-so-great-things.
I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer when I was 12 and today is actually the anniversary of his death. It is crazy to think that was so long ago, and that I have lived more of my life without him than with him. It makes me sad to think that he never got to see me grow up and that I never got to have an adult relationship with him.
My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and passed away a month after his diagnosis. December is always a reminder to me that we should never take life for granted. Life and good health are blessings, and we should be grateful for time we have with our family and friends.
Do you have any December nutrition / fitness goals?
Do you have any special holiday traditions?