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Dreamy December

  • December 2, 2014
  • By Brittany
Dreamy December

I can’t believe it is December! Where did the year go? It was just summer I swear! Time needs to sloooooow down! Unfortunately I think it is just going to feel faster from here on out. December is definitely a great month. The holidays are here and there is so much to look forward to! Here are a few ways to make December feel dreamy!

1. Indulge in some holiday spirit. I listen to Michael Buble’s Christmas album on my iPod. I also love catching a holiday themed show like the Rockettes.  Oh and I may have bought some Talenti Peppermint Bark Gelato recently.  Heck ya!

holiday decorations

2.  Keep the thankful feeling from November.  I gave you guys a whole list of ways to be thankful in November, but I fully believe that the list applies in December too.  It’s the holidays, it’s the end of the year, reflect on what you have and remember to give back.

3.  Stay on top of your fitness.  It’s so easy to slide from Thanksgiving to the holidays without much thought to our health.  In between holiday parties and the multitude of temptations this time of year brings, fitness and health definitely fall by the wayside.  I’m totally ok with it not being the main focus.  I mean, the holidays come just once a year!  BUT, don’t give up all the progress you’ve made this year.  Schedule in your workouts, make a conscience effort to eat healthy when you aren’t at a party and drink plenty of water!


4. SLEEP!  Ok I’m probably the last person on earth that should be preaching this one right now, but seriously sleep is important.  It helps you combat weight gain and recharges your brain.  So do carve out some time this month to go to bed early or sleep in.  

5.  Focus on the meaning of the holidays.  I love gift giving.  Truly.  I enjoy buying gifts for my close family and watching them open the presents on Christmas Day.  But, it is always good to remember what the holidays are really about and not get lost in the commercial aspect.

6. Go ice skating!  This is my favorite favorite way to stay fit in the middle of the winter and it is so fun!

7. Participate in 24 Days of Togetherness.  I saw this for the first time two years ago on Tina’s blog and I love the concept.  You basically make a list of things to do with your loved ones to celebrate being together from now until the holidays and try to get them all done.  It really helps celebrate the season and focus on the important people in your life!

Readers, what are you up to this month?  How are you making December dreamy?  How many holiday parties do you have lined up this year?  I’m not going to many this year but I’m still planning on enjoying the season!

By Brittany, December 2, 2014
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  • Shawna
    December 2, 2014

    happy dreamy December! i dig your list and might have to follow suit and do one of these posts of my own. 🙂 i plan to spend as much time as possible with good friends, at Christmas parties, picking out gifts for people, and remembering to love the people i love most especially hard at this time of year. i love love love the Christmastime vibe as well! and NYC is so magical in December. 🙂

  • Kim
    December 2, 2014

    Oh, I will have to check out the 24 days of togetherness!!!

  • Marielle
    December 2, 2014

    Great list!! It’s a great reminder to be thankful this month especially. My favorite thing to do is to look at fancy houses and all their Christmas lights!

    • FitBritt
      December 5, 2014

      I love doing that as well. There was one house close to where I grew up that had the most elaborate light display!

  • Karen - Fit in France
    December 2, 2014

    Love your list. This year we are heading to Brussels for a weekend, to go to the annual Christmas market, so popular in most of the northern European countries. I also love putting my tree up early, so we can take advantage of it for a whole month. Its already up, and the first thing we do when we get up is turn on the lights. I love December !

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    December 2, 2014

    Awesome list!! I have been consciously trying to shut things down to get more sleep around here so it doesn’t feel *so* horrible to get up at 5am everyday. Some days it works, some days, not so much.

  • Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure
    December 3, 2014

    I would love to see New York at Christmastime — I bet it’s so beautiful! Also, Michael Buble’s Christmas album may be one of my favourite parts of December. 🙂

  • Jessie
    December 3, 2014

    I love participating in the 24 days of togetherness as well. Such a great way to celebrate something regarding Christmas every single day. I must say, my favorite is either the day where we donate or going for a nice holiday beverage 🙂

  • Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
    December 3, 2014

    Dreamy is the perfect word to describe December! It’s the one month when I love and appreciate the cold, because it just fits with Christmas so perfectly. But once Christmas is over and January hits, the cold can hit the road!

    I love Michael Buble’s cd – but I love Dean Martin’s even better! It’s been my favorite forever!

    • FitBritt
      December 7, 2014

      I’m with you Lauren. I can deal with the cold until after the holidays. Last year I spent Xmas in Australia and it was so stinkin hot on Christmas. It was so strange!

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    December 3, 2014

    Talenti peppermint bark gelato?!! I NEED to get some of that! December is one of my favorite months because I love the holidays so much!

  • Holly
    December 7, 2014

    How about watching the Michael Buble’s special on T.V., on Dec. 17, while curled up on the couch with a Crème de Menthe or herbal tea? If you are throwing a party-make it easy with make ahead pasta sauces and quick to make penne just before the party. Buy a fabulous dessert.

  • catherine gacad
    December 12, 2014

    i’d love to get more sleep!

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