You know how I said that I was going to blog every day? Well, I didn't blog yesterday. In the lead up to Christmas I have been pretty busy trying to get a million things done. Here are some of the highlights of my past few days.
I finally got my hair done on Thursday!! I normally hate getting my hair done as I get really bored sitting in one spot for such a long time. Thankfully it didn't take too long for my hair to get coloured and I was out of the hairdressers in two hours. That is a record!
I'm also very happy with the results. You probably can't tell, but I have gone a little bit more blonder.
Thursday was an insane 40 degrees (104 degrees Fahrenheit), so I couldn't go out for a run as it was way too hot. It was a whopping 30 degrees at 9am too!! I also wasn't game enough to go to the gym as it's been hot in their on cold days, so it would be crazy hot on Thursday! Instead I did a heap of housework instead. I vacuumed the house and ironed a heap of clothes. Then I heard the doorbell ring and a guy dropped off this package.
The package was addressed to me but I had no idea what it was. I called B to make sure he wasn't expecting anything (I didn't want to open any Christmas presents by mistake), which he wasn't, so I opened the box. And look what was inside!
My beautiful friend Anthea sent a little bouquet of chocolates and a cookie, with a lovely card inside telling me to have a Merry Christmas and to cheer up. And guess what! It did cheer me up! I was so happy to receive an awesome gift from a friend. And yes, the chocolates had melted a bit, but they were still delicious!
On Friday I decided to try and have a healthy eating day (I have been indulging in too much unhealthy food at the moment). I began my day with a bowl of muesli and a plate of mango and grapes.
I caught up with some friends for lunch at La Porchetta. Normally at La Porchetta I always have the Four Corners pizza, but instead I made the healthy choice of the Warm Chicken Salad with the dressing on the side. It was so delicious but I couldn't finish it all.
It was really nice to catch up with my friends before Christmas. I worked with both of my friends and they have been super supportive of me during 2013. They are truly the best people in the world!!
And this morning I actually managed to get up early and attend one of our 12WBT North West Melbourne Super Saturday Sessions. This week we all decided to go running and then have a coffee afterwards. We had two groups, with the first group running 10km and the second group running 4.3km. Sarah and I ran 10km, which I really enjoyed. I haven't run that far since my half marathon. The run also went really quickly as we chatted the whole time.
|Me, Alison, Mel, Raelene, Sarah, Merryn and Kristen|
B and I then spent the rest of the day buying the last of our Christmas presents and then wrapping those presents. We have also decided to move our home 'gym' from upstairs to downstairs, so we were busy moving books, a bed, two bookshelves and some other bits and pieces. It was a really hard workout. Once I have completed my home 'gym' I'll post some photos up for you to all to see.
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!