I love the holiday season because I get to spend time with my family and friends - It's a much needed break between school semesters and I cherish every moment.! People always ask what I want for Christmas (and my birthday, since it's shortly after Christmas) and I have a hard time giving an answer. What do you get for the health fanatic one in the group? Well, here is a gift-giving guide for the health-enthusiast in your life!
1. Foam Roller (with trigger points) - These are the BEST. I use mine every day!
2. Basically anything from The Sarcastic Nutritionist!
3. Eat Healthy Designs
5. A FitBook
Life has been so hectic lately - and it's only about to get even crazier with the holidays quickly approaching. Between my internship, studying, training, and just life in general, I've been finding it very challenging to balance everything and stay motivated.
This past week, I had a little break from my usual schedule and it was SO nice. I felt like I was sort of back to a somewhat normal routine. Because of the overload of things I've had going on lately, I haven't been as diligent about my training - I've been slacking BIG time. I ran a half marathon last Saturday, and I was not prepared for it, although I did much better than I thought I was going to do. I have another one in 2 weeks, as well as one in December and January. I went into the race last weekend with the mindset that this was just going to be a training run for the next 3 races. I think that's what helped push me through the race. It was cold, rainy, and I would have much rather been at home in sweatpants watching Netflix all day!
The thing I love about these runs though is that everyone is so encouraging and motivating along the way. I think this run helped me feel like I was back on track. Now to keep that up...
I started a new thing (and maybe it's a little cheesy), but it's made a big impact on how I get through the day. I write myself little notes in my planner (which I cannot live without) to remind myself that no matter how stressful my day may be, it's all worth it. No matter how bad I may think my day is, I know that someone has it way worse, someone is more stressed than me, and in the midst of all that - there is still something good in everyday!
Go the extra mile - It's never crowded.