There are 3 family photos from this weekend. This is one of them.
For someone who LOVES taking pictures I’m a bit shocked.
But I guess we were busy having fun.
And at the end of the day I didn’t need to capture any moments this weekend, I needed to live in them.
Today we travel to my folks to celebrate the Smith side Christmas. I look forward to this every year and revert to an almost childlike state. It has changed as an adult, not because I don't believe I will always believe in the magic of Christmas. Just, being able to watch that magic through the eyes of my children make it so much more.
With Christmas celebrations that brings foods and treats and libations...richer foods, more sugary foods and empty calories. This year I am going to be very intentional about what I consume. Not because I want to punish myself but because I want to honour all of the 4:30 am workouts I've been doing for the last 6 months. I don't want to undo all of my hard work.
Christmas is about so much more, it doesn't need to revolve around food. Make it about the people you are with, making lasting memories. Focus more on the time together and really talking and being present. Don't attach food to your memories. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy it, just don't unpack and live at the snack table all day. Be aware that all those little bites will add up, so make them count.
We so often attach food to our memories and then in needing comfort we turn to that same food as it provides a memory of comfort and family and togetherness. It's so often subconscious we don't even realize we're doing it. So this year I'm going to do my best to be aware, make sure I have healthy options as well as the odd treat. Balance my friends, is key to your health and fitness success.
May your holiday gatherings be full of magic, love & light. ❤
#christmasmakesmehappy #familytime #christmasgatherings #dontundoallyourhardwork #balance #makememories #battletheholidaybulge #magicofchristmas #healthandwellnessgoals #mindshift #love #peace #glorytothenewbornking #moveyourbody
Anniversaire des Mini-Boys
Cette fois ci il y avait les mamies, papi, tonton/parrain et même l’arrière grand-père. Il y avait des bulles (sans alcool 😉) pour les garçons et du Prosecco pour les grands (@maillardgeraldine @cecilia_gillies 😘😘✨) Il y avait un gâteau aux noisettes que m’avait demandé Jules, un cake au citron et un Bundt cake tout chocolat (merci @parigote , avec tes recettes je fais toujours un malheur 😉) C’était un moment simple, mais surtout un moment en famille ❤️ .
#birthday #birthdaycake #birthdayparty #makemoments #makememories
Last night was my work Christmas Do. @kiriolivia painted my face and made me feel pretty. I have to admit that once I got out, I just wanted to go home! We went to a hotel near my house, had a 3 course meal (which I didn’t think was all that great) and I left early to go see my best friend in town. My night got drastically better as soon as I saw her. I’ve woken up this morning hangover free and feeling like I want a big roast dinner. Highlight of the night Alfie’s face when he saw me in my glitzy dress with my makeup done. He kept saying “Mummy” and smiling and when I opened my coat and he could see my full outfit he smiled from ear to ear and said “Wow”. He kept saying “Mummy” and smiling at me. Never felt more beautiful than in that moment.
Mornar med dessa❣️ Att visa sina leksaker för lillasyster är extra roligt 🥰🚗 #syskonkärlek