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Good morning…well evening! Posting is a bit sporadic at the moment, as you can probably tell. Christmas, holidays, trips and such will do that to you! Not to mention Jersey Shore can get a little too addicting.

My fellow Jersey shore addicts will get this..for everyone else- you’re missing out.

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I am looking forward to getting my routine back and for everything to get back into its’ normal rhythm but I also don’t want Simon to go back to work. It’s been nice having company around the house and to spend a little extra time with him during the day.

A little bit of routine has been injected into my life today as I filled a Body Step class and I’m currently sitting at work- slowly melting into the chair. Today we also took down our Christmas tree which is a bit of a downer- Christmas is officially over, for 2012.

Speaking of Christmas, why not revisit the Christmas list I set for myself. I mean, what point is there setting goals and making lists if you don’t get to go back and reflect on everything you did.

My Christmas List of 2012

1.Look at 89893489328492 different Christmas Lights!

I’m not sure we looked at that many lights, and our light viewing was considerably lower than previous years- but in saying that we did get to check out some pretty amazing Christmas lights.

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2. Do lots of festive baking.

Does Christmas trifle, Chocolate truffles, Pancakes, Thumbprints Cookies and pavlova preparation count?

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3. Set up the Christmas tree and decorations.

The tree was set up with plenty of time before Christmas day, and mum scattered Christmas themed decorations throughout the house. Our house was very Christmas-sy in a classy sense.

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4. Watch cheesy Christmas shows and carols.

I was a bit slack with this one. However, I did convince everyone to watch Carols at the Domain whilst playing cards at the in-laws. Plus we watched Christmas with the Kranks, which I’d say is one of my favourite Christmas movies.

5. Spend time with family.

I managed to be surrounded by many amazing friends and family this Christmas season. From our Christmas barbecue, visiting the in-laws and seeing Dad’s family at Port Macquarie I am truly blessed.

6. Buying and wrapping Christmas presents.

I rocked this. I had the paper, ribbon and tags all colour coordinated. Plus I ended up wrapping some of my mum’s gifts too. Every year this is something I really enjoy.

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7. Give more.

Not to toot my own horn but I gave some pretty badass gifts this year. I’m hoping I also gave people enough time, patience and love that they deserve.

I think that’s seven giant ticks for me. Is it odd that I get such a kick out of ticking/crossing things off lists. I think that is my driving motivation behind making them in the first place, ha!

Did you accomplish everything you wanted to this Christmas? How do you feel about Christmas being over?

Daily Healthy Thought: I will try not to over burden myself when I need not too.

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Don’t worry, I won’t be one of those people simply because I’ve had an awesome Monday. I’m finally back into my usual mid morning gym classes, the bf had a sick day at home and I’m just simply feeling great! I do have one exam to study for but lets just say it’s only worth 25% and the lecturers have given us very little guidance for what to study…so procrastination is in full force. It’s not worrying me (yes I said that!) because I did do some on Saturday and I know I have a week from tomorrow to study. Yes I know you’re impressed with my sensible and rational explanations 😉

Oh and if you’re not in the mood to complain how about you don’t see the new movie ‘Seven Psychopaths’. I seriously felt like I wasted 2 hours of my life and did not get anything from that movie, apart from total confusion. It was totally odd and a shame, since the previews made it look hilarious!

Apart from gyming, blogging, chilling with my man and seeing the movie I’ve just been getting back into the swing of my old routine. Isn’t it funny how 4 weeks ago I was dreading the new change to prac and now here I am- sort of missing the new routine? I guess we all worry about change a little bit but in time we adjust and actually get use to it (just like our bodies gets fitter and use to our usual workouts- that’s why we must change it up!).

That’s a big part of anxiety for a lot of people- the change that the future can bring, and not being able to predict or control it. I know that’s something I struggle with also. But you know what? That change can bring about new and amazing things, and maybe even things that you end up liking more.

It’s okay to feel uneasy about the changes approaching you, but try to enjoy them. Accept it and then make the best of it. Or just make pancakes instead? Yes shameless linkage going on, but seriously those pancakes were good and I couldn’t let you miss out on an opportunity like that.

DAILY HEALTHY THOUGHT: I respect my body by listening to its’ needs.

What’s your usual daily/weekly routine look like?

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