Is anyone else in denial that Christmas is only 10 days away? I feel like it should still be September! Considering we have already had snow this year, I guess I need to accept that winter and the holidays are here.
I think I am all done with my shopping which is exciting. I am usually still looking for gifts the week before Christmas. I think it helped to start early and devote a few hours to shopping (online of course) and wrapping each weekend. I have a few more gifts to wrap this weekend but that’s about it!
One thing that made shopping this year a little easier was that Rob and I set a limit and agree to not spend as much as usual on each other. The first reason is because we really don’t need anything. The second reason is because we bought ourselves a treadmill! This is kind of like our Christmas gift to ourselves. It’s still nice to open some surprises on Christmas morning but this is our main gift.
We are still waiting to hear when it will be delivered, but I am cancelling my gym membership and will use the treadmill when the weather is bad and and the bike for cross training. I feel like our home gym will be complete now! (I do still want to build up our weight selection, but there’s no rush on that.)
I am wondering how I will like having a treadmill at home. Will I run more because it’s so convenient? Will I still prefer running outside and only run on it when absolutely necessary? Will I become one of those runners who ONLY runs on a treadmill?
I’ll let you know when it comes and how I like it!
Even if I’m not really ready for winter, I’m always ready for holiday food. Ever since Thanksgiving I’ve been seeing all these holiday recipes but haven’t tried any of them. Now that Christmas is right around the corner, it’s time to get on this before the opportunity passes! I’m hoping to try a few of these recipes this weekend or next.
5 Holiday Recipes
Peppermint Bark via Sally’s Baking Addiction
Holiday Peanut Butter Balls via Mom on the Side
One Bowl Spiced Gingerbread Muffins via Fork Knife Swoon
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup via Cookie and Kate
Perfect Cut-Out Paleo Sugar Cookies via Paleo Running Momma
Are there any holiday recipes you are planning to make this month?
Do you have a treadmill? Do you run more indoors or outdoors?
Are you done with your holiday shopping?