Giddy up and back to the grind

Three days into the new year and I’m still expecting it to be Christmas next week. I wish! Either the holidays went all too quick or my internal clock is running slow. Gah! The reality is that it’s back to work for me today. Raine has a few more days to enjoy what’s left of the holidays and then it’s back to de ole grindstone… for all of us!

I’m so not looking forward to the insane traffic, the late lunch times and the long school hours my girls will have to endure. I’m planning to bake healthy snacks for the girls to take to school. It’s a bit more work but it will be more substantial than the recess food they usually bring. I just hope I can keep up with the baking.

New Year resolutions, I have none. I haven’t made one in a long, long time and I’m not about to start now. Making them is one thing, making them happen is a whole different animal altogether. I’m busy enough as it is so I can really do without a list of guilt hanging over my head.

Instead I’m going for some teeny-weeny feel-good goals. Can’t think of any right now. But nothing too ambitious. Nothing so critical that if I fall behind (which I’m sure I will) I can’t easily pick up again. Something I can humanly do in small steps that will give me some sense of achievement rather than lofty goals that leave me feeling like I’m never doing enough.

Over the holidays, our workouts have suffered. Since I’m not someone who’s motivated to exercise so I can pig out, I just went ahead and pigged out 😀 . But I do miss the endorphin and energy rush so I’m really looking forward to going back to a structured gym routine again with Raine.

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  • Julie

    Hi Clairity!

    Julie visiting from the Bloggy Moms Jan Hop!

    Great blog! I know what you mean about exercising! I gained a few extra from the holidays and my elliptical is still collecting dust!

    Have a great new year!


  • Lanae (@Hungrigyrl)

    I am only half way back to the grind…I’m back to work but the kids don’t go back until next week. My work outs have suffered enormously because I had that dreaded flu for a week. I can’t wait to get back on track.