Plans for 201711:32 AM
I had three, half-done posts for my birthday recap, 2016 review and what's up for 2017 but then holidaying happened, I got lazy and now I'm just going to combine them all into this post and call it a day.
First of all, Happy New Year! Who else is excited for 2017?
But first, a summary of my birthday month - it was amazing. How could it not be with weekly pampering sessions - facials, spa days, massages, acupuncture/cupping treatments, more facials...just incredible. Went snowboarding on my actual birthday, went to a fancy place for dinner, got some amazing workout tanks - one of my favourites:
I'm a very serious boarder. Just kidding; I was not liking the wind blasting on my face.
I'll admit that I spent most of December lit because it being the holiday month and my birthday month and I love this gif and needed a reason to post it.
I always get a birthday present for myself and this year I scored an amazing deal on a sweater I've lusted all season but couldn't stand the $168 price tag. Fuck that price.
Instead, I found it in the Girls section in XL, it fit like a glove and it cost me a total of $30. Being short pays off, especially when you can score the same clothes as Womens for a fraction of the cost and only 5% sales tax (instead of the usual ridiculous 13%). This deal was so good that I got one for Kayla and both cost me only $67.
2016 was incredible. That's one word I'd use to describe my year - I slayed my fitness, Kayla has grown leaps and bounds and my husband's cycling is off the charts. Happiness all the live long day and I can reflect on all of 2016 and only remember fun, positive, happy things. If that's not the makings of a successful year, I don't know what is.
Goodreads says I read 27 books in 2016 which is amazing because about 90% of those books were fucking amazing - The Nightingale, The Power of the Dog, All The Light We Cannot See, The Cartel, Unbroken...oh, so many....I was so lucky to read so many good books in 2016 and I hope to read more.
and my besties know me so well....
What's in store for 2017?
-- back to it. This holiday was the first one since 2012 that I actually let myself indulge and I indulged like fuck...and it felt so good. The scale wasn't too happy about that and I put on about 5 or 6 pounds but I ain't mad and I certainly don't regret it. That said though, I'm back to structured eating and hard workouts and I can't wait. Nadine and Amy are doing a fantastic linkup to get you back on the healthy train after a month of holiday indulgences. You damn sure I'll be joining as I love
-- More great reading. Near the end of the year, my reading fell by the wayside due to holiday distractions and other things I had to do so know that I'll be stalking everyone's Goodreads and book posts in the coming months.
-- Happiness. Duh.
and finally, this:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!