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Gift Ideas, Home Decor, and Get Lean for December!!!

Happy December 1st!!  I have lots to talk about today.  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break.  It was busy leading up to the big day but then we took off to St. George to relax and take a break from reality for a bit.  I was able to host the big feast this year!  Everything turned out perfectly.  We had 55 people that includes our usual family bunch of aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, and sisters etc…I love this time of year when we have several family get togethers.  It was different being in charge.  I stayed on watch of the food more and didn’t really “enjoy” the conversations as much, but I loved it!  I love having my home full of family, friends, and food.

I mentioned I was in need of a few decorating items!  Knowing I was hosting Thanksgiving I popped online and ordered a few things.  Everything worked perfectly.  Here is my collage of home decor!  Whoops!  I just noticed I messed up the writing a bit.  Oh well!  You can’t see my little silver penguin too well but he’s a cutie!



0001orNext!!  I have a birthday along with Christmas like I do every year of my life (:  I love it and make a bigger deal about my birthday than I should!  I thought of a few great gift ideas for the holiday season.  From top to botttom:  Red penguin jammies from Victoria Secret, the sweetest NIke running outfit ever (Nike Pro hyperwarm embossed pant and NIke Pro hyperwarm engineered hoodie), any pair of TOMS, Pandora bracelet (I love the idea of getting a personalized charm.  You could get a new one every year!)  So there you go!



Lastly, I updated the pic. from Thanksgiving.  The yellow sweater was this year and the green was last year.  I had to have my daughter in the pic. again too.  This might be a silly picture tradition I’ll keep carrying on!!


Well!  I gotta jet to a workout class.  Sorry I didn’t say much about lean December!!  I’ll have to come back in a couple days and discuss that!!  I have great workouts to share, eating tips, and I read an article about the biggest fitness trend for 2015 I want to talk about!  Have a beautiful day!!  Time to get Christmas UP!!!

A weekend of food, family, and exercise

Hello!  Long time no blog.  I need to get back on a schedule here!  I have a few minutes over this wonderful Thanksgiving weekend to give a recap!  I’ll start with a few pictures from THANKSGIVING!!!  The day started perfect with a fast run!  I felt so good.  Then I ran to the gym with a quick change of clothes and did my favorite Body Combat class.  It’s a good thing I’ve kept up my workouts over the weekend because I’ve eaten my fair share.  We had two Thanksgiving dinners with both sides of the family.  I only took a couple pictures.  This first one with my twin has a little meaning.  Over the summer I talked about wearing white pants to my parent’s 50th anniversary party.  I thought they were too tight then.  Happily on Thanksgiving they fit me perfectly!  I haven’t even been weighing myself!  The other one is with my cute Dad.  He always gives me the greatest compliments.  He’s not biased in any way!

securedownload-1After making myself sick Thanksgiving night I got up bright and early the next morning to train 3 ladies.  I LOVE being a personal trainer.  It’s a great time for me to focus on someone else.  Very rewarding!  They inspire me!  I put together a couple sheets of basic exercises so they could understand what I was talking about!  I am so impressed with myself that I was able to transfer this over to my blog!!  YAY!  Don’t laugh at the light weights!  I tried to hold heavier ones and it was too hard to hold still.  We were laughing!

0001ISWe’ve also been living in a little bit of a mess!  We’re getting carpet through at least half of our house.  It’s been a little test on patience.  I love having everything in order and this is hard for me!  At least we got the tree up and my husband strung some blue Christmas lights around the house!!  I wanted everything blue this year.  My parents Christmas growing up was always blue!  This is very basic.  I need a few more things for my mantle and front porch!  I also need a coffee table!

photo-45I’ve been looking at picture ideas for various parts of the house as well.  Once again I’m happy I can convert a word document to iphoto.  (:  And I like flowers if you can’t tell.

0001YS 0001GuThis was quite the variety post!  Happy December coming up!  It’s going to be a wonderful month!!  I’m looking forward to the season!  Have a wonderful day.  So much to be thankful for!