Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Workin' It Wednesday - Planning for the Holidays

Happy Wednesday!  Today I'm linking the with Mix and Match Mamma and A Little Bit of Everything for a series where we share how we are working to keep it all together!  

Here is the schedule, in case you want to join in on the link up fun!

You can see my January post about new year's goals here
February post about keeping my marriage strong here
March post about balancing work & home life here
April post about spring cleaning here
June post about keeping kids entertained all summer here
July post about a weekend in my life here
August post about getting school ready here

This is my first Workin' It Wednesday post since August.  Clearly, I haven't been "workin' it" with my blog.  In September we got hit by Irma so we were recovering from the hurricane and last month it just slipped by.  So now we're back for the November link-up and I'm looking forward to see how everyone else gets ready for the holidays and also steal some great ideas!

I love, love, love the holidays!  Just like this meme, I try to pack it full of special moments with my family and admit that our December calendar fills up quickly!  In this month's post I'll share a few tips that help me get ready for the holidays and a fun even that I'm excited about.  

1. Shop early
I start shopping for Christmas gifts in July.  I already have most of my brother's family done :) Doing this helps financially as well as with the time it takes to find those gifts.  I need to try to do more for our kids early, but it's hard with the ages that they're at.  What Vincent wants now will be totally different than what he wants two weeks from now. 

2. Keep up with your exercise routine
It's easy to get off of your health and fitness game during the holidays.  There are more parties to attend, more drinks to be drunk, and more fun to be had.  For me, keeping my workout routine not only helps me feel less guilty during those times I chose to indulge, but it also keeps the holiday stress levels down.  I have found that 30 minutes of exercise a day is all that I need to feel good about myself and see results.  However, I'm not saying you shouldn't enjoy the fun of the holidays, you totally should!  I just like to keep my workout routine to keep me on track while I indulge. 

3.  Plan ahead for fun moments!

I love creating new traditions with my family.  Every year since Vincent was 1, we've attended Mickey's Very Merry Christmas.  After our recent weekend at Disney, I'm not sure if we'll get it in this year, but we've got some other fun events planned.  We're going to kick off the season by celebrating Thanksgiving with Mike's family in Coral Springs.  Trying to decide if we can get our tree and decorations up before we leave.  On December 1st we are taking the kids to a train ride on The Polar Express.  Can't wait for that!! 

This meme was too cute not to include in this post. 



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