How was your Cyber Monday?!
I got a few more gifts for people on my list, so only a few more to go. Woot! I am so not about buying gifts in stores anymore, online shopping is THE way to go yo. And I’m seriously a pro at it. If you need help with it, just give me a holler.
p.s. I need some smaller gifts for Jared. Any ideas?!?
He is THE hardest person to shop for. Ever.
Probably because he is so not about gifts (he only wants things that really matter; clothes don’t really interest him), and the stuff he reaaaallly wants is crazy expensive & has to wait a bit.
Mac Pro anyone? For realzzz.
He pretty much told me that his Christmas present is Lily. So….. ideas for him would be fab.
Moving on to one of my favorite topics….
What Working Out Does
While reading an article, 10 Things I Want my Daughter to Know about Working Out I was so nodding my head to each point!
Check these out:
I especially love that first point-strength is awesome. It feels fantastic & it is really empowering to be able to do things yourself.
I love single handedly carrying all my groceries up 3 flights of stairs, carrying Lily for hours on end, pumping a barbell that weighs a good amount, putting my heavy carryon in the overhead compartment, and so many other things.
Being strong just feels good! And recognizing that, not taking it for granted, feels even better.
I also love that she points out that exercise is a lifestyle. It is not a one time thing nor does it really have a finish line….and sometimes that can be hard to swallow (hello perfectionist?! I love having things to check off), but understanding that makes life and that certain workout or sweat session much much more doable.
Number 5 reminds me of this past week….I ‘worked out’ 1 time from Wednesday-Sunday, but I was pretty active Friday, and went on a mile-ish walk Thur & Saturday.
When I did each of those things they made me want to do other healthy things (i.e. drink more water, eat a salad at lunch with my pizza, stop at 1 bowl of ice cream, etc.). And I think that will be a great example to baby Lily as she grows up–having a mama who is motivated to do other healthy things after the gym too.
You know how I love me some endorphins! They for sure are the secret to my being able to handle some situations that suck, to getting housework done, to not losing my sanity, and to being able to sleep crazy well when I do sleep.
I agree that being/feeling fit feels beautiful. And that beauty can be exuded through our personality, confidence levels, and the way we treat others. I’m pretty much saying that being fit solves the world’s problems.
I think you (and I) get the gist here.
Working out does SO much for us and for those we love.
Give yourself that gift this holiday season! Don’t slack on those workouts, people.
I am off to teach some early a.m. BodyPUMP and then I need to finish putting up some Christmas decorations! Word on the street is that it’s going to snow…..what a nice backdrop to get those decorations up, eh?
Have a GREAT day!
What does working out do for YOU??! What kind of exercise have YOU been enjoying lately?! Any good Cyber deals YOU scored?!