It’s almost Christmas! :) Christmas is my favorite holiday. Although my family is not religious, my mother and father were raised Catholic so we always celebrated the secular versions of many holidays. I just love the cheer and goodwill spirit that everyone seems to exude around Christmastime.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’ll have a white Christmas in England (we arrive on Christmas Day). It’s going to rain the ENTIRE time we’re there – figures! :)
A pre-holiday breakfast:
I made egg white French Toast with a side of sliced banana (and real maple syrup for dipping, of course!):
And a shot of wheatgrass:
I’m freaking out about my suitcase, by the way. I seem to want to take my entire closet with me. I need to reduce it by at least 1/3 to make everything fit!
I am taking some food items that I need to squeeze in. Specifically, I’m bringing enough flax, wheatgrass, and bars for the Husband and me. I know London is vegetarian-friendly, but hopefully the bars will help us save a little money on snacks.
Are you excited to come to London “with” us? I’m excited to take you with us! 🙂 I’m going to be blogging once or twice a day at a minimum! (We don’t leave until tomorrow night.)
New Year’s Eve Resolutions
It’s that time of the year again – it’s New Year Eve (NYE) Resolution time! I personally love Resolutions. I think NYE Resolutions earn a bad rap because people set goals that are unattainable or unrealistic.
Here are some tips on how to make a good NYE Resolution:
- Be realistic and set achievable goals.
- Only try to improve things you can control.
- Break down larger goals into smaller goals.
- If you want to change your behavior, choose alternative actions and include them as part of your resolution (i.e., I want to quit smoking, so I’m going to pick up running).
- Above all else, pick a resolution that you truly want to achieve, not just goals that other people want you to achieve!
- Don’t start your resolution on January 1, when you are hungover and there are Christmas cookies still sitting on your countertop. Wait until the fake motivation surrounding the holidays goes away and start your resolution on January 10.
In 2008, my resolutions were to plan my wedding, run a half marathon, race in a triathlon, and write a book. I accomplished all those goals except the book one.
In 2009, I vowed to improve my 5K, 10K, 15K, and Half Marathon times; be kind to my knees; outline my book and write it; and save money to buy a house by 2011. I improved my 10K, 15K, and Half Marathon time; I was much nicer to my knees; and I wrote a book and sold it. I’m working on the Responsible Spending Challenge; however, I don’t think we’re on track to buy a house anytime soon!
I’ll reveal my 2010 Resolutions this afternoon! I’m sure you can guess a few of them. 🙂
Before we discuss 2010 Resolutions, what were your 2009 Resolutions and did you accomplish them? Or do you hate Resolutions?
I never do resolutions for the New Year. I guess occasionally they will fall in January, but when I decide I need to change something, or want to do something differently, I start right away! 🙂
And yes, I’m so excited to come to England!!