Oh, Christmas Tree

I finally got my tree up! I’m so proud of myself. I didn’t even put one up last year… yeah, I’m lame. When you live by yourself it’s hard to get motivated to decorate for holidays. It’s a tiny little thing, but perfect for me. I even have some mermaid ornaments on it that make me smile 🙂

Here’s my little tree right after I chopped her down. Sometimes I’m torn between cutting down a live tree vs buying a fake tree. I figure the world is filled with enough plastic, and buying a fake tree just adds to that. At least with a real tree, another will grow in it’s place, and I always make sure to thank mother earth for allowing me to take one of her trees, and I always try to do a little extra to take care of the planet when I can. 

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Here’s the *almost* final product! I still plan on painting some wooden ornaments and hanging them… and actually might do that as soon as I finish rambling on this blog. I love my little Charlie Brown tree though. Merry Christmas!

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For Christmas Eve, some friends and I are hiking out to Windfall Lake cabin which will be tons of fun. I stayed at this cabin for Christmas a few years ago, and that was a blast. Christmas cabins are the best! Being out in nature celebrating Christmas with friends and yummy food, games, and company. Doesn’t get much better than that.

I know I’ve said this a million times, but I am gonna try to post more updates on here. Maybe they’ll be about my adventures, maybe they’ll be about some life events, hell, let’s be honest… it will probably just be rambling, but keeping a blog and just being able to type things out really helps sometimes. I don’t care if anyone reads this or not, I’m doing it for me. 2019 will be the year of taking care of ME! All the toxic shit in my life will get the boot. It’s time.

I’m also gonna rave about how much I’m still loving this keto lifestyle. I was going through my phone deleting old photos last night and came across an old selfie from a couple years ago and compared it to a recent photo…

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Losing 45 lbs so far has been amazing. I’m no longer struggling to fit into my clothes. I’ve had to get rid of SO many clothes because for once in my life they’re too big instead of too small. I just ordered new snowboard pants because my old ones were ridiculously too big. I went from XL pants in Patagonia to a Medium. A MEDIUM! I’ve never worn medium anything in my life! A lot of the shirts I buy now are mediums or smalls. I’m never going back to that old toxic way of eating. It’s awesome that so many of my friends are leaning towards a low carb/keto lifestyle. I won’t ramble on about how awesome a ketogenic diet is, but if you want to research, there’s always google.

I’ve also been lifting at the gym. I had never touched a barbell in my life until October. I read about a 5×5 strength training program and wanted to get stronger, so I gave it a shot. The results so far has been amazing. I workout M/W/F before work and actually look forward to waking up early and going to the gym. My guns may be small, but I’m proud of them!

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Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!
See you in 2019!

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