So Thankful

27 Dec


When I was little I was slightly obsessed with Christmas. And was legitimately depressed on December 26th. Like I used to get sad when there weren’t any more Christmas commercials on TV. I’d like to pretend that presents were not one of the main reasons I loved Christmas…but let’s face it; kids love presents.

Now part of me wonders why everyone runs out and spends so much money. I already know my friends and family love me- so why do they need to get me a present to show me? And so many presents!?!? I’m so overwhelmed and shocked at the sheer amount of stuff that was exchanged not only in my family but everywhere I go. For what? I don’t know. I got most of my family and friends 1 or 2 gifts, and I’m left feeling like a horrible person since I didn’t get them the 3473204320 gifts that they got me.

Christmas is not about gifts. I actually didn’t even think about it once when I was looking forward to it this year. I was looking forward to seeing family and friends, FOOD, drinks and enjoying my time off.


Overnight French Toast Bake- SO GOOD!!!!


And enjoyable it was. I’ve finally grown up and realized that the gifts are secondary- the fact that I am able to enjoy Christmas with so many people I love is the only gift I need.


That being said- I can’t believe how much stuff I received! It really is unnecessary- but my family sure knows me. I received lots of cooking and fitness goodies.


New cookie sheets, rolling pin, and meat thermometer. I had a run in with undercooked chicken and ever since then have been extremely paranoid when cooking chicken. I tend to hack it up and destroy it in order to be 100% sure it is cooked. Those days are over!!


FINALLY got a food processor- Can’t wait to use…anyone have any good pesto recipes?!?! I can’t tell you how many recipes have been thrown to the wayside because I didn’t have one of these babies. And a blender is NOT the same thing.


New workout gear- so I can stop wearing the same two-three shirts and 1-2 pairs of pants at the gym. I wash them! I swear! When I first moved it wasn’t a big deal because I was new at the gym and nobody noticed me. But now that I continue to recognize people I progressively am getting more and more self conscious about the fact I own 3 workout shirts.

Can you believe how lucky I am??? Can’t wait to try out all these (and other) new goodies out! Hope your Christmas was as blessed as mine. Today will be spent lounging around trying to dig out of the 16″ of snow we received last night. Wish it would have held off until next week so I could have gotten an extended vacation.

What is your favorite fitness/food gift you received this year????


9 Responses to “So Thankful”

  1. Alex @ therunwithin December 27, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    loving the workout clothes. I also got a food processor for xmas, they knew what I needed indeed!

  2. Ashley Woodard December 27, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    My raspberry ice KitchenAid mixer is my favorite! But I did get 2 new Under Armor ColdGear shirts for running outside!!!

  3. Lessons Life Teaches Me December 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    I know what you mean about the rotation of workout clothes. I was pretty sure I was known at my gym as, “The Florida State girl” because I only used my FSU stuff. 🙂

  4. katiemoves December 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    I LOVE new workout stuff. I have way to much actually but I’m not good at controlling myself. Oiselle is my favorite! I got a Garmin for Christmas and I’m so excited about it! 🙂 I’m also all about getting cookware and kitchen gadgets! I really want a food processor but I live at home and my mom has some ancient one lol. Maybe when I finally move out!

  5. moderngirlnutrition December 28, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    Yayyy for a food processor! Mine broke after I forgot to take the pits out of the dates (for the millionth time haha!) Glad you had a great holiday:)


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