Can you believe that tomorrow is Halloween and the last day of October?! It feels like this year is just flying by!
Although I love Halloween time (but maybe not as much as my dad), I’ll tell you a little secret…November 1st is my favorite day. It kicks off the start of the holiday season!
I love the holidays and I love Christmas. More than Halloween. Sorry, Dad.
I love the months of November and December. I love making turkey crafts with the kids, eating on Thanksgiving, and putting up Christmas lights (or instructing Danny on where to put the lights). I love cutting down a Christmas tree and decorating it. I love seeing Christmas lights, baking cookies, and watching Christmas movies on tv. I love Christmas shopping and spending time with my family. I love seeing that magical look on my kid’s faces on Christmas morning. I love it all.
I know that Christmas can also be stressful and hard for some people too. We always participate in food drives and buy presents and items for those in need. Christmas is the giving season and I love it.
So, tomorrow is Halloween and the end of October, but the start of the holiday season!!
Today, at the kid’s room at the gym they had a Halloween party. My niece dressed up as a puppy. A puppy with wings, so we’ll call her a puppy princess.
While my niece enjoyed the party in the kid’s room, I walked two miles on the treadmill. My farthest distance since my hip surgery!
It might not seem like a lot but considering the fact that I was in a hip brace and couldn’t walk without crutches just three months ago, it’s progress and I’m happy with it. I am slowly building my distance and we’ll see what the doctor says about running when I see him in a few weeks.
Physical therapy has started to get more aggressive and I’m happy about that. Yesterday was the first time I ever had to stop and get a drink of water because I was working up a sweat!
Yesterday, I did walking lunges, squats with a kickback, and standing planks on the TRX suspension trainer. TRX are straps that leverage gravity while you use your bodyweight to perform exercises.
My gym doesn’t have a TRX suspension trainer so I’ve never used it before and it was hard!! I always thought I had pretty decent arm strength, but after using the TRX, I think I’m wrong!
I’m glad that I’m making progress at the gym and at physical therapy.
After the gym, I stopped by Whole Foods to look for the new limited edition thinkThin bars and they had them!
I picked up a couple of each flavor to try – pumpkin spice and chocolate peppermint. I can’t wait to try them!
In some random news, I’m in the this month’s issue of All You magazine! Fun stuff!
Have a great afternoon!!
- What are your plans for Halloween?
- What’s your favorite holiday?
- Have you ever tried TRX?