Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 12 of the Pre-Christmas Challenge!

Life has been a challenge these past few days! Oh my! Very busy, too much going on, weather issues, getting sick--again. But, I'm still sticking with my bare minimum of as much green smoothie/raw as I can in the morning (no green smoothie for me, so far, this morning, just clementines; smoothie doesn't sound appealing at all, but that could be the swollen glands talking), glute exercises to help my IT band and keep up with the yoga. I still haven't missed a day for those things!

Doing that extra little bit has been hard. I had decided the other day to track what I've been eating. Have I done it yet? Nope! But I did find a little notebook last night I can use. I will write in my food today!

Despite feeling like my neck/throat may implode, I'm still in good spirits. I'm glad I set myself the small goals that I could still keep up with even while I'm not feeling great. I'm glad Christmas is getting closer and closer, even though that means I need to get cracking on making Christmas cards and buying presents and getting the house in order. I'm glad I work from home so I can laze around for the most part today. :P

So, if you are doing your own challenge and the "sick season" is affecting you, or you're just tired and there's too much to do, do make sure part of your challenge is simple enough that you can still do it during these busy pre-Christmas days! And if you haven't started your own challenge but would like to, why not start today? Three weeks left until Christmas! So much can be accomplished!


  1. When my throat is bothering me, I tend to crave a smoothie. I find a cold liquid to be soothing. When I'm not in the mood for a smoothie, I just eat fruit and greens for breakfast. I wrap sliced fruits in romaine leaves and eat them like burritos. It's just a thought for the times you want something more solid.

    And speaking of sore throats, I like to take a shot of lemon juice and cayenne pepper first thing in the morning when I have a cold and/or my throat hurts. It helps a lot.

  2. Lemon juice and cayenne? Oh my... lol