Let’s talk about my awesome dinner last night.
Earlier in the week, I saw Tina’s recipe for Healthy Tortellini Sausage soup and I knew it an absolute must. It was grey and drizzly all day (and about 12 degrees…December, what? Not that I’m complaining, I am not a cold weather person in the least). So a soup dinner seemed perfect.
I don’t usually do soups for a main course because they don’t usually fill me up for too long. But this was super hearty, especially with a whole wheat roll on the side. Flavour-wise, it reminded me of Italian wedding soup – one of my absolute favourites.
I usually leave leftovers for Eric’s lunches, but I think I’m going to be fighting him on this one
Slim and Sculpt
And Week 10 is now done…I can’t believe there’s only two weeks left! I’m not going to know what do to with myself afterwards, I’m enjoying it (and the results!) so much. Carrie, you put together one hell of a program.
- workouts changed: none. I followed everything to a tee this week. I took it a little bit easy yesterday (my back was still a tad sore) but still followed the exercise as prescribed. If it was bugging me too much I would have backed off, but it didn’t seem necessary.
- workouts skipped: none. I’m hoping to keep that streak going, even though the next two weeks are going to be busy. I don’t have exams (benefits of grad school) but I do have papers…15-20 pagers. Yup, a lot of time at my laptop over the next two weeks (Did I mention I’m looking forward to Christmas break?)
first – review of November’s goals!
1. Stop counting.
Done and done. I’ve had a few moments where I’ve caught myself starting to add up numbers in my head, but I realized what I was doing and stopped. Much happier without it!
(not going to lie, it would be really, really fun to do that).
2. Keep on top of my schoolwork while still allowing time for myself daily.
Well, I’ve kept up the blog and up to date on schoolwork/readings, so I’d say I’m doing pretty well! I’ve been able to get myself into a little bit more of a routine of when I work on school and when I work on my blog/catch up on my Reader. It’s a balancing act but I think I’ve got it down pretty well.
3. Have a fabulous time in Chicago.
Done and done (and I mean done!). I had fabulous eats, a fabulous hotel, and fabulous company.
4. Keep plugging away at Slim and Sculpt.
Even in Chicago when my equipment was limited, I’ve been doing well! I’ve gotten myself into a good gym routine as well, and I’m enjoying it.
And the new goals!!
1. Blog redesign.
As soon as I have more time over Christmas break, I want to give the blog a bit of an update. Unfortunately I’m too cheap (yay student budget!) to get it professionally designed so I’ll be doing a lot of playing around in Photoshop and WordPress. Hopefully to good results!
2. Read a book.
Like an actual, turning the pages book. All I’ve read for the last several months are blogs and articles/textbooks for school.
I saw this one at the library the other day…might have to go back and pick it up!
3. Enjoy family time over the holidays.
Eric works in education, so he has two weeks off over the holidays, and we’re planning on an awesome staycation. Also, going back to London over Christmas and seeing everyone we can! Christmas is absolutely about family so I want to get my fill.
4. Enjoy a much deserved deload week.
I’m not planning on doing any sort of formal exercise over the week of Christmas. I absolutely believe that deloads are necessary once in a while, and I’d rather be focused on spending time with people I love than squeezing in a workout (plus, the gym at school is closed, so I can only workout at home anyways!)
And of course…
Jenny’s Christmas Challenge!
I honestly can’t pinpoint it to a moment where I stopped believing in Santa Claus. I just accepted it slowly over time, I guess! I think I was about 8 or 9 when I decided he wasn’t real anymore.
And finally, a HAPPY RETIREMENT to my Dad! This is his first official day of retirement. Enjoy this for the rest of your life Dad, love you!
<— What are your December goals?
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