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exploring the mix of fun, fitness & health…as a diabetic

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Warming Up to Christmas

One might say I’ve been a bit of a Scrooge this season.

I did try to prevent it – really I did – by playing pop holiday music at work.

{pin via Amy Atlas Blog}

But between some office situations, working on the 11/11/11 wish & health focus (my own & my families) I haven’t been seeing the bigger picture.

Plus I’m going to Florida.

And while it looks like you would almost be able to get away with open toed shoes & sundress in NYC since it’s been so unseasonably warm – I’ve never had Christmas with palm trees.


I’ve actually never had a Christmas outside of my town (or the next town over). There’s been lots of houses & lots of settings but the core elements have always been the same. I’m an only child but I’ve spent every Christmas morning opening my presents with my cousins & aunt so this will be my first only child Christmas.

Funny thing: both of my parents (separately) will be in Florida this year. 

This year isn’t about presents (though it never should be), it’s about quality time with family – this time specifically my mom.

I’m also planning to use this mini vacation (which it really is since I’m not very good at taking them) to recharge & restore.

I will be packing my foam roller.

And sneakers.

Since I may have just signed up for Healthy Happier Bear’s  Home for the Holiday’s virtual 10K. And by may – I mean I did. Let’s hope the doctor doesn’t negate that tomorrow!

It may even be why I’m checking luggage (thank you JetBlue).

I may even try to cook something. I mean I have only had 1 Christmas cookie all season …



Your turn:

Do you celebrate the Holidays in warm or cold weather?

Anything to put on the to-do list in Palm Beach?

Perhaps a running route? Specifically 3.1 – 6.2 miles. 

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{Adventure} Going to San Fran!


I’m going to San Francisco !

Next week.

The #1 thing on The List  

It was a spontaneous decision, a me decision.

An invite from a friend too perfect to pass up, no hesitation.

I didn’t think about work.

After being at my company for almost 3 years I’ve taken 1 week vacation.

And only a handful of other days off sporadically throughout.

This is very much-needed.

There are no plans.

There are no expectations.

I’m not even sure what I want to see specifically while I’m there.



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{Adventure} New England

”]20110802-095913.jpg1. Soft opening of a new restaurantin CT

2. Road trip to Maine

3. Spending time with some of my nearest & dearest

4. Gorgeous Maine beaches (even if black flies & horse flies left their mark)

5. Tons of walking & jumping into the ocean

6. Seeing the hometown of 2 of my loves

7. Yummy food & guiltless splurges including homemade chocolate pistachio bread, blueberry pancakes & blackberry chocolate chip ice cream (so fresh!)

8. Maine bar crawl including the local dive and ending in dancing at what reminded me of an 8th grade basement party

9. Outlet shopping

10. Extending the trip with a night in Boston


Share please: 

What is the latest trip or vacation you’ve taken?


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