Getting and STAYING on track this holiday season!

by agirlandhermutt on November 30, 2015

Hello there! I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving and are ready to go full force into the holiday season. I’m feeling festive and just trying to keep my sanity. Yesterday some lady tried to steal my cart while at Trader Joe’s and I just snatched it back with a smile. No yelling! 🙂

Before I get to a few things this fine Monday, I just wanted to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for reading my last post about Korky. Your comments and messages really were touching and meant so much to me. Sharing my Korky story was helpful because I got to write all of my feelings down, but also because I got to hear from so many of you that can relate to that grief of losing a pet. It is sad, but also comforting, to know that my fear of forgetting Korky or just being depressed forever, is a common feeling and one that any pet lover can understand. So thank you. Thank you for reading. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for just being awesome.

Now, let’s move along…

I was just down in Pensacola visiting my parents. If you follow me on social media then you were overwhelmed with puppy pictures. My parents have the cutest schnauzers in the world (Butch & Spike). They were a really nice distraction at just the right time. Know what I mean?

I was in town to help my Mom through a knee replacement surgery. You guys…those surgeries are NO JOKE, but I am just amazed at how quickly patients are up and going after getting a NEW KNEE. My Mom had a great team at the hospital and her recovery team is great too. Recovery Team=My Dad. 😉

I was, and continue to be, totally impressed with how well she is doing! Now my stupid knee surgery seems like a child’s game of Operation now.

Speaking of my knee, I’m getting back to it! I went to a spinning class at the end of October and then the gym on and off a few times in November. I’ve been going to physical therapy two times a week so that pretty much was doing me in as far as activity during the week. Once I got back and realized that my Mom, who had a knee replacement, was going to be moving faster than me soon, I figured I better start pushing myself just a *tiny* bit more.

I went back to spinning. I am at about 85% right now in class. I don’t do well with sprints, sitting or standing, and my resistance isn’t quite as high as it once was. BUT! I’m moving along and definitely seeing improvements.

But in even bigger news…I made it back to Pure Barre! I was able to visit the Pure Barre studio in Pensacola (a 6AM CLASS!) and was so happy to be back in the studio.
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You can see my review of Pure Barre Pensacola here.

I had a little bit of knee pain when kneeling down on it, but for the most part I felt great. I actually didn’t even remember about my knee until I was already down on it and it started to get a little sore. My abs were a different story. They kept giving me little reminders, even for the next few days, that they missed being used on a more regular basis.

In order to stay on track moving forward, I decided to join BrookeNotOnADiet’s Skinny Snowman 2015 challenge. Here is a quick little blurb about the challenge from her website:

Here is how it works!

You will purchase access to the challenge (only $5) which has a chart filled with daily & weekly challenges. The types of challenges are things like logging your food, eating fruits/veggies, making or breaking a habit, activity, and taking time for yourself. There are also mini-challenges each week to earn some extra points. All challenges help with living a more healthy lifestyle over the holiday season!

As you complete the challenges, you earn points! At the end of the week, you send in your weekly points total and will be entered to win the weekly prize.

I randomly decided to join last night and now I’m all in. Anyone interested in joining me?! I really wanted to take part in some type of challenge over the holiday season, but I am not quite ready to commit to an intense fitness challenge just yet. Seriously. It is $5 and it has the cutest name in the whole world. Come play with me!

See ya soon!

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Brooke: Not On a Diet December 1, 2015 at 10:15 am

I’m glad to have you a part of my challenge! Thank you for the kind words about it. 🙂

Here’s to a healthy holiday season!


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