Happy Holidays from the Short One!

I know I haven’t posted in awhile BUT I do have a few posts saved in my drafts… I just need to finish them all up!

I wanted to hop on here and wish all of my wonderful readers a very merry Christmas and happy holidays! No matter what holiday you celebrate, may it be filled with joy and happiness and the love of your family and friends.

I was blessed enough to spend both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my family. Even Chris was present for X-mas Eve! It was a Christmas miracle ūüôā

I will be posting in the next few days (aka probably spamming you all before I head to the Outer Banks again for New Years). Be on the lookout for my New Year’s Resolutions and my opinion on a pretty hot topic that all of you fitness lovers will like and chime in on!

Pictures to come later too!!

How were your holidays? Are there any Christmas traditions that you must do each year?

Holiday Motivational Mail 2014!

Hey everyone! Hopefully you survived hump day and are now clear into your second half of the week. Right now, it’s absolutely dreary here in Baltimore. The fog is absurd BUT it is also 60 degrees — THANK GOD. I’ve had enough of the cold weather sans snow. Mother nature, if you’re going to make it freezing out, at least let there be snow. But since it’s warm today and classes are winding down, I might actually be able to go out and get a run in today! I’m super duper excited here.

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So the main point of this post: I’ve started a holiday motivational mail for this holiday season! Below are some of the ah-maz-inggg deets.

What’s motivational mail? Motivational mail is something that’s being going around Instagram and twitter and other social media platforms for alittle while now. Basically, you sign up and you’ll be paired with a similar person, based on age, interests, etc. Once you get your partner, you comply a small gift package of holiday working out and motivating things! Little food bites, magazines, etc. Just something to keep your buddy motivated and slim during the holidays! The package should be around $15, plus the cost of shipping. (If you use USPS flat rate boxes, you can usually fit everything into a $5 box!)

What are the dates?¬†All pairings will be sent out on the 10th of this month. You’ll have until the 15th to send your gift out, so most people will get them by the holiday!

I’m IN! How do I sign up?!¬†Click HERE¬†to fill out the form! You’ll get an email from me by the 10th!

Spread the word to your friends who might be interested! The more, the merrier!!!

Let me know in the comments if you’ll be participating!

Thanksgiving break! (FINALLY)

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I hope everyone had a happy thanksgiving! Hopefully, everyone enjoyed a nice time with their families and friends and ate more food then your stomaches can handle! I know I did…

Right now, I’m currently back home in Jersey because it’s Thanksgiving Break. AKA the best 5 days of the year. When I head back to school on Sunday, it will be a week of classes, then a week of finals. Basically, life is going to suck once I hit Baltimore Sunday evening.

After a 5 hour drive home on Tuesday evening, I was greeted by a super-happy puppy and the love and warmth of my home. I could not be more in bliss. As much as I love Loyola and my friends (aka my family) there, there is something special about coming home for the holidays. I don’t want to leave.

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Syd basically blends into my bed…

One of the best things about being home is the fact that I actually have time to get a workout in every once in awhile, in my home gym! It’s heavenly. I spent a good chunk of time there on Wednesday. I went to the pilates mat class, which ended up being core-based yoga because their was a substitute instructor. Still, it was pretty great. Followed by some core and the Frisky Fall workout routine from Tone It Up, I was set to eat my heart out on Thanksgiving.

Nothing like a good, sweaty workout to make Thanksgiving guilt-free!

Nothing like a good, sweaty workout to make Thanksgiving guilt-free!

This year, Turkey Day was a little different for my family. Usually, our holidays are bustling with babies and all members of our family are there. This year, because of the recent influx of babies being born, it was just my intermediate family and my aunt and uncle. All of the other members stayed at their respective homes with their newborns. It was a different feeling all night. No screaming children, no toys to trip over. While it was definitely a relaxing evening, I didn’t liked it. Our family is defined by the crazy Italian-ness. Thankfully, we’ll all be together again for the Christmas holidays.

All the goodness of a thanksgiving feast! (I ate EVERYTHING)

All the goodness of a thanksgiving feast! (I ate EVERYTHING)

Now that the holiday is over, it’s back to the reality. The remainder of my weekend will be spent doing homework while drinking copious amounts of homework, spending time with my family and puppy, and missing Chris terribly (how sad is it that we can’t go 5 days without seeing each other?? Ohh the crazy thing called love). As I’m writing this, I am sitting in Barnes and Noble trying to do multiple¬†assignments¬†at once. Kill me now.¬†

Who doesn't enjoy learning about technology's role in European imperialism? This girl.

Who doesn’t enjoy learning about technology’s role in European imperialism? This girl.

I will never understand why teachers leave all the big assignments for the last week of class. Plan these things out please! I have over 40 pages to write and two powerpoint¬†presentations¬†to make, all due before December 9th. It’s going to be a fun¬†week…

Later today or tomorrow, I will be posting about the Holiday Motivational Mail swap I’m running! If you know was¬†motivational¬†mail is and you know you want to participate, fill out this form!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eM51MfhLICSAYZ9J1JNk8ohqqqt1t_NrpBNRKgJ8-hg/viewform

If you don’t know what it is, make sure you’re on the lookout for all the deets that I¬†will¬†be posting shortly! There’s already a ton of people signed up so it’s sure to be a good one ūüôā

Stay warm in this cold weather!