You will have to excuse me taking the day off from another "day towards transformation" post. What I have planned is a bit of a wild card lined up before the last two days leading up to Christmas.
I have a big day tomorrow, Sunday. I start my morning at 7:00am with 90 minutes of training with the girls first thing in the morning, followed with a couple of private sessions in the garage gym BEFORE having to #1 wrap my granddaughters presents, #2 put lights on the mini Christmas tree I promised she could decorate with me (she loves decorating!), and #3 preparing the traditional Prime Rib dinner scheduled for 3:00pm.
Having Thanksgiving dinner the Sunday before worked out so well I thought I would do the same with Christmas dinner. That way nobody is stressed on the morning/day of the 25th. Tonight, Saturday, is the day of the week Mark and I spend together, and we are sharing a couple of (really good) bottles of wine given to him as gifts from clients. It's our way of celebrating, and I have to say that drinking a good bottle of wine is better than eating the entire "Kiffle Kitchen's Shoe Fly Pie" that my son brought home form work!
I haven't had a Christmas Tree in 8 years! Ever since I adopted our first cats in 2004. The thought of having a real tree in the house with expensive ornaments, and the possibility of it all coming to a crashing end, isn't something that I've had the energy for. My extensive Santa ornament collection has been packed away, not seeing the light of day for almost a decade. And it will have to wait a bit longer.
I bought a tiny tree that I will string with lights in the morning. I also have a handful of handmade felt Kitty ornaments and a homemade garland that Sophia can string around HER special tree. I'm totally letting go of my ego and whatever she wants to do, wherever she want to hang her ornaments, will be up to her! The good news is that this tiny tree has been in the house all day and not one of the cats has shown any interest! That may change when the lights turn on!
Prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, roasted sweet potatoes / shitake mushrooms / haricot verts (green beans), carrot and apple salad, and what? Nothing else. For dessert? Well, we have a Shoe Fly pie, various chocolates, fruitcakes, fudge, gingerbread loaves in the freezer.....am I forgetting anything?
Thank you all for your positive comments about my recent 10 x 10 workouts and my 10 x 10 days of Transformation. I know that in these last days leading up to what is traditionally a time of completely falling victim to the obligations and abundance of the season it may feel easy to "vomit surrender". But I know that my commitment to writing about the ideas and thoughts of putting in place some of the things that remind me of who I am, who I want to be, what I want to really feel, no matter what time of year it is, has helped me tremendously. The fruit cake in my fridge is still sitting there....although maybe not after tomorrow!
What's important to me is that in these past couple of weeks I've been able to live my life "business as usual", leaving "treats" for the weekends or not at all. I hope you have found the same motivation, or at the very least more than you might have had on you own.
One thing know; this is going to be the best Christmas ever!
Here are the last two days. More explanation to come, but I've got things to do! Averaging around 1700-1800 calories and it's not quite where I want to be. But by journalling I can clearly see what needs to change. Whether I want to make the changes is up to me.