grow wings

So here's the deal. I am swamped. Christmas snuck up on me. I just sent Nathan to Target to get some gifts. I didn't hand-make our gifts this year. I'm not going to get my girls' gifts out until after Christmas (unless there is a miracle). I fell running again, so my knees are scabby and painful and gross. I'm not doing well on my own happyHEALTHYholidays challenge. My eating is unfocused. I know I've put weight on. Sigh.

But there's always balance, isn't there? We had an amazing visit with Miranda last weekend. Marathon training is going very well. My pace has really picked up since my tendonitis calmed down. I spend several evenings a week with my friends. My husband as amazing as always. I'm totally obsessed with Danielle LaPorte (and stalking my mail for my hardback copy of Desire Map). I'm currently feeling very fancy sipping a Sierra Mist out of a wine glass covered by a Christmas blanket.

I'm loving my coaching business. Absolutely loving it. Therein lies the rub, though. Because I do enjoy it so much, I sometimes don't realize the time and effort that I put into it because it doesn't feel like work.

So, big picture? I'm happy, friends. I'm really happy. There are things that I'm not happy with, but I am happy. And I have plans to fix what I'm not happy with. I am giving myself permission to get through Christmas, though.

Part of my plan to fix what I'm not happy with is participating in my own January Committed Challenge - Grow Wings. I'm looking forward to starting a new year. I'm looking forward to working on my healthy habits. And I'm looking forward to seeing what 2013 holds for me.

So here's my shameless plug: Join me in the Grow Wings challenge. I'm so so excited. And, pardon me for saying so, but I think it is pretty good stuff.

I'm ready to celebrate. And then I'm ready to refocus. And I'm looking forward to doing it with you guys!