Let me totally real for a minute here: I missed writing this post last week. The Thanksgiving holiday was full of laughter and good memories and time spent with family so your girl can't complain too much (other than for the severe lack of mashed potatoes at dinner). Now that I'm pretty much back into a normal routine though, it feels so good. The holidays can really mess with our minds by getting us out of our routines.
Anyways, the holiday season is in full swing and we have some pretty exciting things happening in December. I can't believe 2017 is already almost over. Just 31 days from now we'll all be ringing in 2018. How crazy is that? First on our list is the Army/Navy football game so if you didn't read yesterday's post featuring my amazing fiancé go check it out!
ONE || Blogmas 2017
I'm pretty sure that I have a death wish because I decided last minute (literally on November 30th) to participate in Blogmas 2017. Basically what that means for you all is that I will (hopefully) be posting EVERY DAY in the month of December! Crazy, right? I know. Anyways, I have a full content calendar planned for the month and I'm really excited to bring these posts to you all so please say a prayer and cheer me on!
TWO || The Perfect Gucci Belt Dupe
Those of you who follow me on Instagram and watch my Instastories definitely saw this outfit on there yesterday. I said that it was SCREAMING for a Gucci belt which, if you haven't heard, are super trendy and IMPOSSIBLE to find at this point if you're an average size gal like me. They're also $450 which your girl doesn't really have to spend on a belt, let alone anything, at this point due to wedding planning. BUT I knew Target (where my new favorite sweater ever, ever, ever is from btw) wouldn't let me down and I found this incredible dupe! I'll be bringing you an entire post about this outfit so stay tuned for that!
THREE || Christmas Decor
It goes without saying, really, but I'm obsessed with our Christmas decor. I've just been adding a few things here and there this week and we are finally going to get the first gifts wrapped today which is just going to add even more character to our tree. I'll be doing a full post on Christmas decor on a budget tomorrow so make sure you're here bright and early at 10am tomorrow for those deets and all the details of our decorations! I can't wait to share the rest of the touches with you all. Plus, all this decorating has made for a pretty incredible holiday Instagram feed.
FOUR || Becoming a Beachbody Coach
This week, I decided to dive completely in and become a Beachbody coach! I'm so excited about this new venture because I've already been able to connect with so many people in the few short days I've been vocal about it on social media. I am a true believer that we have the power each day to change or lives and that is the type of empowerment I want to give to others by doing this. These programs and shakes have changed my life so so so much. If you haven't read my post about the 21 Day Fix, I highly encourage you to do so. My DM's and email inbox are ALWAYS open so if you're interested in learning more about how we can tackle your health and fitness goals together, let me know!
FIVE || December Goals
I try to set goals for myself at the start of every month and December is no different. I like sharing those goals with all of you because it helps keep me accountable since I know you all are watching! Anyways, here are a few of my goals for December:
- Read one Professional Development Book
- Hit 1,200 followers on Instagram (@darrianmduck)
- Participate in and complete Blogmas 2017
- Gain 10 new email subscribers
- Hit my goal weight (only 5 pounds to go!)
- Stick to my Instagram theme