Hey y’all! How are you?
I hope the holiday season is treating you well and you’re feeling all merry and festive. However, I know that the holidays can also bring their fair share of physical, emotional, and financial stress, too! Are you feeling balanced? Make sure to work out, eat clean, and take care of yourself. This is an intense time! Enjoy it but don’t get all cray cray!
That being said, I’m so excited right now about my upcoming holiday plans! There is one week of school left – exams – and once I get through grading them on Friday I am on break for two weeks! (HALLE-FREAKIN-LUJAH!)
Here’s what I have lined up:
Next weekend – trip up to SC to reunite with my awesome Rome trip crew! How cool is that? We are all teachers and all will be fresh on break so look out! We will be ready for a good time.
Next week – visit home to snowy NH! 6 full days in the winter wonderland I call home. Cozy cozy cozy.
NYE – dinner with my BFF’s Ali & Chris. They let me be third wheel and I feel GREAT about it!
First week of Jan – Staycation! Read/blog/run/bop around. Umm yes. Some down time at home in my own city? So needed.
Alas, that is in the future and I still have a week of real life before the break is on! I’m going to use this week as a time to give my body the exercise and fuel it needs before I am all over the place and out of my normal routine.
I strongly encourage you to come up with a plan to FINISH STRONG in your last days of work before the holiday break. You’re not off the hook!
Here’s this week’s food & fitness plan.
I’m going back-to-basics this week. I’m keeping things simple and eating the same clean meals each day (pretty much).
Breakfast: BBBO or banana eggs w/ PB Ezekiel toast
Lunch: school salad bar 3 days, Amy’s organic entree one day, hot lunch one day
Dinner: tofu or roasted veggies/sweet potato, dinner out Friday – TBD!
Snacks: carrots and hummus, HBEW (hard boiled egg whites), fresh fruit
Sunday I ran my longest distance yet – 9 miles! I felt strong and kept pushing it the whole way. My long runs have been on Sundays and luckily the weather has been crisp and cool. Ideal! My half marathon is only a month and a half away, so training is kicked into high gear!
Monday – OFF (my legs are like oh hellz to the yes!)
Tuesday – 3 miles
Wednesday – 4 miles
Thursday – 3 miles
Friday – circuit training : Lindsey from The Lean Green Bean compiled 50 different workouts used for her Elf 4 Health Challenge here. I’m going to do the nutritionella power hour 1!
Saturday – 5k
Sunday – 6 miles
A week of healthy meals + commitment to fitness + finishing up strong at work = setting yourself up to enjoy the holidays to the MAX!
PS: There’s still plenty of time to choose from the “Best Not Gifts List” and give kindness this holiday season! The universe will thank you!
Wicked Healthy Wonderings:
What are your holiday plans? Traveling/hosting/laying low?
What’s on your F&F plan for the week?
Happy Healthy Holidays!