Hello from Austin!! Yesterday afternoon I drove down I-35 South to go home for the week. It’s a little earlier than I normally go, but mostly because we won’t actually be in Austin the whole time! I want to be able to be in Austin and see some friends before we head out to the family farm on Friday for the rest of the weekend. We’ll be going to the A&M game on Saturday, so since the farm is a closer reach to College Station, we’ll be spending the rest of our time out there.
I made sure to do BBG Legs yesterday before I left, because my mom and Morris don’t have a ton of equipment at their house. I think I can get by with Arms and Abs later this week, and on Thursday I’ve signed myself up for an Orange Theory class. Yes, on Thanksgiving morning! Being as independent as I am, I find I often need time to decompress alone when surrounded by family 24/7. I love them all dearly, but sometimes you just need to get in a good sweat, get some work done or take some time to yourself. I think setting boundaries like that and making time for what’s important to you is key to a happy holiday season! Having some alone time during a week of constant stimulation keeps me from getting overwhelmed… plus taking a workout class is a great way to combat all the calories I’ll be eating later in the day! I was super surprised to see how many locations Orange Theory has in Austin, and there’s actually one VERY close to my mom’s house. Score!
What do you and your family’s have planned for Thanksgiving? I’ll be rounding up some great sales tomorrow that are already happening, and then on Friday and Monday I’ll be doing massive sale roundups for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!!! Stay tuned, and enjoy your week/weekend with family and friends!
I’m getting up to watch the parade, making a new pie to take to my family dinner and hopefully taking a hike or two over the long weekend in the mountains. Hope to do some “small” small town Christmas shopping as well. I agree that it’s important to schedule some “me time” during long family weekends. Even if it’s just slipping away to read or watch Netflix in a quiet room. Happy Thanksgiving!