Hey guys! How are things, how have you been? Can we just take a second to talk about this time change?! Unless you’re lucky enough (I think?) to live in Arizona where the time never changes. I don’t really know if that is a benefit because time change is all I have ever known. If you’re reading this from Arizona, what’s it like? Better? No? When I was younger I loved when it would get darker earlier because the night life seemed to come to life a lot sooner. But now, in adult world- I don’t like it as much. I love taking afternoon walks after work with my little family but now by the time I get home the sun is setting. Don’t get me wrong, I love Fall and Winter times, but if we could just get a little more sun, that’d be great! I love the time of the year when there is the perfect balance of daylight!
So this is the first Holiday season for my husband and I as parents. I feel like as I’ve grown over the years I have gone through ups and downs of enjoying Christmas time. For the longest time I feel like I was such a grinch about listening to Christmas music and buying gifts (I stress about gift giving because I don’t feel like I am a good gift picker.) It wasn’t until about 3 years or so ago that I actually wanted to have a Christmas tree at home. I’m sure some of you are reading this like, REALLY Jess?! But now that we have Oliver, I feel a new excitement. I actually listened to Christmas music this morning and we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet! What is happening to me?! It’s fun to know that now we get to create our own traditions with our little family.
Anyone else slacking at the gym or with exercising lately? I have learned a lot over the years as far as health and fitness go, I’ll save that for a later post, but in short I’ve learned to go with the flow of this thing called life. I’ve had a lot going on lately between being sick, Ollie waking up in the night, being tired, and just not really wanting to lift. I do a lot of walking thanks to FitBit challenges so that definitely helps. I wouldn’t say I have been a complete couch potato but definitely less gym time lately. About a week and a half ago I started trying to get back in the groove by doing a few YouTube home workouts and yesterday I actually made it to the gym. I had so much energy all day, my coworkers were asking me if I had too much coffee. Exercise absolutely makes me feel better all around, and I love being sore!
Thanks for stopping by and reading these random thoughts that float around in my head. Do you enjoy the holiday season? What traditions do you have? Are you a gym goer, FitBit user? Tell me something random!