I'm smiling today. I'm at work, and I'm smiling. Kinda sorta odd, eh?
I've had the last two days off to spend with my Mom, who arrived way-too-early Monday morning. We've done our first and second round of shopping (the woman is a shopping champion!) and have gotten most of our gifts out of the way, including buying for each other. She sees something she likes, I get it for her, and vice versa LOL It's nutty, but it works.
I've managed to get my fitness minutes in so far. I ran and did core ST Monday morning, I did my kettlebell DVD yesterday morning, and I got up at 4 a.m. (!!!) this morning to run again. We're supposed to go out to eat for dinner tonight, so I didn't want to get home, go down and run on the treadmill, then have to shower to go out, and make dinner much later than usual. I will have to do my upper body ST this evening, but that shouldn't be a problem.
Eating has been going well. We've gotten snacks and treats, mostly on the healthy side, and I'm not having trouble avoiding those that aren't.
For instance.. Costco chocolate chip cookies have 210 cals. each. Now, these are some delish cookies, but I don't want to blow that many calories on one cookie.
Instead, we made whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, and they're 90 cals. each. Yea, a very nice alternative!
Today and tomorrow, I work. I'm off Friday, and my daughter and her boyfriend arrive by Greyhound that morning, and then we're off to the all-inclusive Bailey-clan Christmas Eve gathering at the step-ex-wife's house.
Oh! Lindsay, our middle-child (youngest step-daughter) is pregnant, and just found out yesterday that she's having a boy. We'll have a new grandson (my first baby grandchild) in May.
So yea, I am smiling. It's been a great week so far. I'm balancing everything out pretty well, not going too far overboard in any one particular direction, and enjoying this time with our family. I hope your week is going just as well, and will be just as great!