Hi, friends! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start!
After breakfast, I went to the dentist for a 6-month check-up and cleaning. Thankfully, I have nothing exciting to report (no cavities! hooray!), but I probably need to get a new mouthguard in the next month or so because I ground a hole right through mine. Mouthguards are expensive ($500+), so my dentist said I could hold off for a little while, but I’ll probably make an appointment to get a new one before the end of the year. I know eventually I’m just going to need to buck up and pay for it, right? Sweet. A new mouthguard. Merry Christmas to me!
After the dentist, I went in search of a small gift for Mal for our 24 Days of Togetherness. We set a budget of $5 or less, so I went to Walgreens to find a little something for him.
Walgreens always has the most random stuff… and it didn’t let me down today!
I actually ended up passing on the random gifts and buying Mal a “real” gift instead. I went a $1 over-budget, but it was worth it. I know he’ll like it. We’re going to exchange our gifts tonight, so I’ll blog about what we bought each other tomorrow.
By the time I got home, I was starving for lunch, so I threw together a bunch of leftovers from the fridge. In the mix: spaghetti squash, potatoes, roasted broccoli, ground Chorizo, and pesto. Random, nutritious, and delicious! (Yes, I’m all about the bowls lately.)
After lunch, I ate one of the sugar-almond flour cookies that Mal and I baked last night. Oh, yea, forgot to mention we burned a batch of them (as you can see). These Christmas cookies were doomed from the beginning!
A couple of hours later, I broke out the jar of almond butter and chowed down. I didn’t even bother with a sliced banana this time. I just went right for it with a spoon. I probably ate 4 or 5 spoonfuls. Awesome snack.
Off to walk the pug and then go to CrossFit!
Health News & Views
I love the holiday season and everything it has to offer, but like a lot of people, it’s sometimes difficult for me to stick to my healthy habits. The hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, parties, and other events coupled with the never-ending temptation of delicious once-a-year treats test my willpower to eat healthy and motivation to stick to my regular exercise routine. It might be more difficult to stay healthy during this time of year, but I’m not willing to give up all together. I know even the smallest bit of effort adds up and makes a big difference, so here are some simple things I try to do almost daily to keep me happy and healthy during the holiday season.
Question of the Day
What’s the most random gift you’ve ever given or received?
I gave Anne a Lady Gaga singing toothbrush (pictured above) a few weeks ago. She got a kick of it! Haha!
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