I have a confession. My lunch today consisted of iced coffee and 2 oatmeal m&m cookies fresh out the freezer. Don’t judge me, I’m an adult that has been very lazy in the cooking department lately. Plus sometimes it’s fun to do whatever you please. Like eat cookies for lunch.

Except I’m lying because I haven’t been that lazy and I did make a really delicious chili on Sunday. My alarm didn’t go off this morning and I didn’t have time to pack said chili for lunch so I grabbed the cookies and jumped down the stairs and into my car. The chili though is fantastic. It’s Sam’s grandpa’s recipe and uses a full half cup of chili powder and steak instead of ground beef and warms me right up on a cold wintry day.

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Speaking of cold wintry days, all I’ve wanted to do lately is decorate for the holidays. I’ve been lighting a candle, turning on Hallmark (you know my obsession is real) and browsing home decor websites like Amazon, Target, Crate and Barrel, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc. I ordered some festive candles from Amazon and before getting some Christmas pillows got distracted by Jet.com where I continued to order Christmas scented dish soap, toilet paper, glade plug-ins, and laundry detergent. I’m a marketing person’s dream I think. Throw something scented like pine trees and wrapped in red and green bows and I’ll buy it.

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Now that’s it’s colder I’m also into treadmill sprints. Yesterday I did 4×400 with a 60 second incline walk in between intervals and it was fun. I’ve also been running outside which has been way more fun than I can ever remember winter running being. I think it’s because I’m not training for anything. I can just go wherever as fast or slow as I wish. Because I’m in control and you can’t tell me what to do. I’ve been aiming for a few 5 milers each week and then some shorter runs with the dog. Coolness.

And while we’re at it, can we talk about something. How many of you out there enjoy push-ups? Gosh, I like to think of myself as a pretty strong human BUT EFF YOU PUSH-UPS! I used to be able to do them well to very well but then I hit 28 and everything went downhill. I can do 5 maybe 10 push ups from my toes then have to drop to my knees. It’s fine or whatever but I want to get better at them. I also videoed myself doing them today and my form was horrendous. I looked like a worm.

So, here’s what I’m thinking…the only way to get better at something is to practice at it right? My goal this week is to do  3 sets of 10 push ups every day. 30 push ups a day sounds v doable. Then next week, maybe I’ll add 5 push ups a day. IDK if it will help but it can’t hurt? I did my 30 pushups already and it was fun to pretty fun. I tried them all from my toes but did have to do like 3 from my knees.

Maybe you’ll join me in working on the push-ups? Lets learn to love push-ups together.

Off to pick up the pup from the dog spa, chow!

XO

-Pushing Up Hales

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