5 Reasons Why I love the Holiday Season

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Hi guys! I hope all of y’all had a great week. In this blog post, I am going to be sharing five reasons why I love the holidays! Make sure to subscribe to my blog so you can receive emails everytime I upload a new post. Enjoy!!

Reason #1

Reason #1: Traditions and family get togethers

This year may look different, but in the past I have loved every tradition and get togethers we do during the holiday season. From going to church to seeing all my loved ones, it is always a fun and memorable time.

Reason #2

Reason #2: Decorating

I LOVEEE decorating for Christmas! Decorating for Christmas makes everyone in my house feel festive and happy. It is always so fun to blast Christmas music while putting up our Christmas decor.

Reason #3

Reason #3: Giving presents

While opening presents is super fun, giving presents is also super fun. I love to shop for my family, dog, and friends for Christmas. It is so fun to see their reaction when they open their gift. Giving gifts to loved ones is always very special.

Reason #4

Reason #4: Excitement and Christmas Spirit

Around the holidays, I love the atmosphere and how everyone is so happy and excited for Christmas! I love to see and take part of getting in the Christmas spirit, doing holiday activities, and being so excited for the upcoming events in December.

Reason #5

Reason #5: Christmas Sweaters and Cozy Clothes

From someone who loves dressing in comfy clothes, the holiday season is the perfect time to do that without your mom getting upset at you ;). Christmas sweaters can be ugly but also cozy! The season calls for wearing cozy and comfy clothes and I’m all for it!

I hope you enjoyed reading my 5 reasons why I love the Christmas season! ❤ Comment why you love the holidays!

Thank you for reading this week’s post! Who’s excited for Christmas?!? I know I am! Have a great week and continue running up your mountain!

-Sierra ❤

Christmas Favorites

Hey everyone! Welcome to this week’s blog post! I hope you enjoy and leave feeling festive!

Hi guys! I hope all of you had a great week. In this blog post, I am going to be sharing my Christmas favorites! Make sure to subscribe to my blog to receive emails everytime I upload a new post! Enjoy!!

Favorite Songs!

During Christmas, I love to listen to festive music! Here are my favorites.

  1. All I want for Christmas is You -Mariah Carey
  2. Jingle Bell Rock -Bobby Helms
  3. Winter Wonderland -Michael Buble
  4. It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas -Michael Buble

Favorite Treats!

Christmas candies and treats are one of my favorite parts of the season!! Attached are some links so you can check out my favorites 🙂

  1. Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ghirardelli-Peppermint-Bark-Milk-and-White-Chocolate-Squares-7-90-oz/46089049
  2. Frozen Hot Chocolate ice cream. Yes, typically people drink WARM hot chocolate but I prefer mine frozen haha. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Value-Holiday-Frozen-Hot-Chocolate-Ice-Cream-48-fl-oz/557582239
  3. Candy Canes https://www.walmart.com/ip/Brach-s-Holiday-Mini-Peppermint-Candy-Canes-15-Oz-100-Count/443296267
  4. Peppermint Mocha (preferably iced) https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/496/iced?parent=%2Fdrinks%2Fcold-coffees%2Ficed-mochas

Favorite Scents!

I love candles especially during the holiday season to make any room smell amazing! Here are my favorite scents.

  1. Winter Candy Apple. This is my FAVORITE! https://www.bathandbodyworks.com/s?q=winter+candy+apple&lang=en_US
  2. Vanilla Bean Noel https://www.bathandbodyworks.com/s?q=vanilla+bean+noel&lang=en_US
  3. Vanilla Gingerbread https://www.target.com/p/15oz-glass-jar-candle-vanilla-gingerbread-candle-white-threshold-8482/-/A-79633604#lnk=sametab
  4. Christmas Cookie https://www.yankeecandle.com/product/christmas-cookie/_/R-138504

Favorite Activities!

  1. Gingerbread House Decorating. This is so much fun! Here is a kit so you can make your own. https://www.target.com/c/gingerbread-house-kits/-/N-qqpfs?lnk=snav_rd_gingerbread_house
  2. Christmas light Scavenger Hunt https://www.google.com/search?q=christmas+light+scavenger+hunt+printable&sxsrf=ALeKk01EFaFX98jRyC42hEMRgxwf664fXw:1607024658950&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=RJh5KXV
  3. Secret Santa or White Elephant is a super fun, festive game!
  4. Decorating Christmas Cards for family or friends is fun!

Favorite Movies!

  1. Home Alone 1, 2, or 3!
  2. The Grinch
  3. Good Luck Charlie, it’s Christmas
  4. The Polar Express

I hope you enjoyed reading some of my Christmas favs! Comment yours!

Thank you for reading this week’s post!! Christmas is just around the corner and I am SO excited! Have a great week and continue running up your mountain!

-Sierra ❤

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Hey everyone! Welcome to this week’s blog post! I hope you enjoy and leave with great gift ideas!

Hi guys! I hope y’all had an amazing and blessed Thanksgiving week! In this post, I am going to be sharing a 2020 Christmas gift guide! Make sure to subscribe to my blog to receive emails everytime I upload a new post! Enjoy!!

Christmas Time!

WOW!! I am super excited for Christmas! The countdown began for me in August, but now it is SO close to the best time of year! If you need any Christmas gift ideas, I got you! There is something for everyone! Teens, decor, children toys, you name it! Here is my 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! 🙂

For Teens!

  1. A GREAT gift idea would be a camera if your teen is interested in taking pictures and capturing memories! You can find some at Target like this one: https://www.target.com/p/fujifilm-instax-mini-11-purple-gift-set/-/A-79785393#lnk=sametab

2. Since nail salons might be closed in some cities, a perfect alternative would be stick on nails! You can find them at Target. https://www.target.com/p/kiss-impress-nail-couture-collection-quartz-30ct/-/A-79754729

3. If your teen likes to play video games, NBA 2k21 is a great choice! https://www.target.com/p/nba-2k21-playstation-5/-/A-80626063

4. Who doesn’t love cozy blankets!? Here is a perfect one from Walmart! https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Super-Soft-Plush-Blanket-Full-Queen-Cream-Plaid/748086885

5. Know someone who likes to play football? Get them this from Walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/Wilson-NCAA-Red-Zone-Series-Composite-Football-Official-Size/17165318

6. These are PERFECT to wear when watching a movie with your cozy blanket! https://www.target.com/p/women-39-s-llama-2pk-cozy-crew-socks-cream-gray-4-10/-/A-79684658#lnk=sametab

Toys!

  1. Know someone who likes Legos and Star Wars? Here is a perfect gift and it’s under $10! https://www.target.com/p/lego-star-wars-resistance-y-wing-microfighter-cool-toy-building-kit-75263/-/A-76555780#lnk=sametab

2. This is perfect for any youngsters out there who love surprises! https://www.walmart.com/ip/L-O-L-Surprise-Hairvibes-Tots-Series-A/330821138

3. I got a play kitchen one year for Christmas and LOVED it! https://www.target.com/p/disney-modern-gourmet-kitchen/-/A-79398616

4. If you know anyone interested in fun card games, this is the gift for them! https://www.target.com/p/chuckle-38-roar-4pk-of-classic-card-games-go-fish-slap-jack-war-and-pass-38-match/-/A-76151614#lnk=sametab

Outside Fun!

  1. Perfect for a fun outdoor activity! https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/instantfun-sports-horseshoe-ring-toss#repChildCatid=6652510

2. This is great for outside barbeques! https://www.target.com/p/sierra-designs-oversized-folding-chair-red/-/A-78260430#lnk=sametab

3. Super fun outdoor game! https://www.walmart.com/ip/Spikeball-3-Ball-Set-Includes-playing-net-3-balls-drawstring-bag-and-rule-book/50014242

4. After Christmas comes spring and summer! Get this pool float for some fun in the sun! https://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-Unicorn-Inflatable-Ride-On-Pool-Float-79-X-55-X-38/500488498

Cute Decor!

  1. Super cute and would look great on your couch! https://www.target.com/p/holiday-pom-pom-square-throw-pillow-opalhouse/-/A-81868813?preselect=79603903#lnk=sametab

2. This adds a touch of greenery and is super cute! https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coolmade-2-pack-Artificial-Potted-Green-Grass-Flowers-Fake-Plant-Bathroom-Home-Decor-Small-Faux-Greenery-House-Decorations-Potted-Plants/868009231

3. This would look so cute in your room! https://www.dormify.com/products/battery-powered-long-clip-string-light-set?variant=31092613382259

4. Great for holding jewelry and super cute! https://www.dormify.com/products/diamond-shaped-jewelry-organizer?variant=31092613873779

Stocking Stuffers!

  1. Cute and yummy! https://www.target.com/p/snowman-head-sugar-cookie-2-12oz-wondershop-8482/-/A-54633139#lnk=sametab

2. Delicious! https://www.target.com/p/hershey-39-s-candy-cane-kisses-cane-2-72oz/-/A-80195431#lnk=sametab

3. Perfect stocking stuffer. https://www.target.com/p/sinful-colors-professional-nail-polish-0-5-fl-oz/-/A-53732772?preselect=14754644#lnk=sametab

4. These are so funny! https://www.target.com/p/men-39-s-burrito-casual-socks/-/A-79769759#lnk=sametab

5. Perfect for colder days. https://www.target.com/p/men-39-s-chunky-knit-beanie-goodfellow-38-co-8482-red-one-size/-/A-79483828

Those are all of my 2020 gift ideas! I hope you found this useful! Comment what you want for Christmas!! ❤

Thank you for reading this week’s post! It is crazy to believe that it is already Christmas time! It is easy to get wound up in the craziness of the holidays, but try to still make time for YOURSELF! You are so important. Have a great week and continue running up your mountain!

-Sierra ❤

Thanksgiving Thoughts

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Hi guys! I hope y’all had an amazing week! In this blog post, I am going to be sharing my Thanksgiving thoughts. Make sure to subscribe to my blog to receive emails every time I upload a new post! Enjoy!!

Thanksgiving 2020

I can not believe it is already Thanksgiving time! This year has gone by fast but a lot has happened. While Thanksgiving may look different this year, there are still so many ways to enjoy it! Don’t let our circumstances cloud our view of all the blessings we have! There are still SOOOO many things to be grateful for!

Thankful for…

I am super thankful and grateful for my family. They have supported my blog since I said I wanted to make one. During this time of quarantine, our life has become slower causing us to spend more time together. We have become much closer as a family and I am so thankful for that.

Another thing I am grateful for is ALL OF YOU! I am so so so happy and thankful that y’all continue to read my posts and subscribed to my blog. I am super thankful that I made a blog and that I have received so much love from it! Thank you so much guys! ❤

There are so many more things I am thankful for such as my dog, food, being able to exercise, school, and friends! What are you thankful for? Comment down below someone and something you are grateful for!!

Be present in all things and thankful for all things. – Maya Angelou

I hope all of you have an amazing Thanksgiving full of traditions, blessings, and fun memories! Remember, there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for! See y’all next week!

-Sierra ❤

My Top 10 Tips for Staying Motivated

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Hi guys! I hope all of you had an amazing week! In this blog post, I am going to be sharing my top 10 tips on how to stay motivated and stay inspired. Make sure to subscribe to my blog to receive emails whenever I upload a new post! Enjoy!!

Let’s be real. We all have those days where we would rather stay in bed, watch Netflix all day, and eat gallons of ice cream. Sometimes, it is easy to feel uninspired throughout your climb. It happens to me too! But, there are some little tips and advice that will help you stay driven throughout your journey. Here are my top 10 tips for staying motivated!

My Top 10 Tips for Staying Motivated

1. Find your Why

Finding your why will provide you with a purpose. When you have a purpose for climbing up your mountain, you will have more drive to keep you going along your journey.

2. Have a Support Group

Another key to staying motivated is having a group of friends or family to keep you accountable. Find individuals who will support and motivate you rather than discourage you.

3. Change up your Workout Routine

Maybe a reason you are unmotivated is because you are bored. Find a workout that you ENJOY and have fun doing!

4. Be Patient with Yourself

Understand that running up your mountain takes time. If you do not see results or progress right away, do not be discouraged and give up! Keep working hard and results are bound to happen!

5. Take Rest Days

So what you rest one day? Rest days are important to help rejuvenate your body and mind and will only help you, not hurt you. Oh, and rest days will NOT slow you down. 🙂

6. Positive Self-Talk

You know that voice that you constantly hear in your head? Well, that voice could either encourage or discourage you. Talk to yourself as you would to a friend: kindly, positively, and happily.

7. Recognize your Progress

Recognizing your progress will cause you want to keep advancing forward. It will motivate you to continue to run up your mountain and enjoy the climb.

8. Do it for Yourself

Run up your mountain for YOU, not for anyone else. Make yourself proud!

9. Celebrate your Accomplishments

This one ties in with number 7 but it is important to reward yourself. Celebrate your victories, big or small. This will motivate you to keep on climbing higher.

10. Think of your View

Whenever you feel unmotivated, just think of how AMAZING your view is going to be once you reach the top of your mountain. Work hard and stay motivated so you can reach the top and have amazing results!

I hope these tips help you stay motivated and inspired. Just remember, appreciate the climb as much as the view. The climb and journey will be difficult, but SO worth it! Have an amazing week! Keep running up your mountain!

-Sierra ❤

The Truth behind The Climb

Hey everyone! Welcome to this week’s blog post. I hope you enjoy and feel inspired after reading!

Hi guys! Happy Sunday! How was your week? Did you find out what is waiting for you at the top of your mountain? In this post, we are going to discover the truth about consistency and hard work, learn more about how to climb up a mountain, and hear one of my personal experiences. Enjoy!

Consistency and Hard-Work

Many think that once you take your first step towards your goals, everything after that will be simple and easy. However, that isn’t quite the case. In order to reach the top of your mountain, consistency and hard work are very much needed! Working hard helps you reach your goals and being consistent will help you reach your goals faster.

What’s after the first step?

After taking your first step, it is important to know that it is up to you whether you reach the top of your mountain or not. It is your choice whether you reach your goals and have an amazing view, or if you quit and just settle with the view you already have. There are no elevators while climbing a mountain. It is all up to you, your work ethic, and your will to keep pushing. Nothing is going to get you to the top. No one is going to get you to the top. BUT, you can get yourself to the top!

My Personal Experience

If you know me, then you know that I LOVE to run. (I know, weird!) Over quarantine, I quit running as much as I used to then one day I decided to get back into it (my first step). I went to a trail expecting to run 5 miles but I was very much mistaken and could barely do 2! I could have felt discouraged and chose to never go back, but instead I used that as motivation to work harder. Since that day, I have been going to the trail consistently and working hard. Now, I can run 7 miles without stopping! Throughout my climb, there were days that I didn’t want to wake up early, days where I didn’t feel like running, days where I didn’t want to work hard, but I pushed past those days and persevered. Because I worked hard, enjoyed the climb, and embraced the difficulty, I was able to reach the top of my mountain and be better than what I used to be!

In the chat, comment your favorite type of exercise to do! (example: cross-fit, dancing, walking, etc.) Mine is running!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks blog post and left feeling inspired! Have an amazing week and see you next Sunday!

-Sierra ❤

The Story

Hey everyone! Welcome to my first blog post! I hope you enjoy and will subscribe!

Hi guys! Welcome to Running up a Mountain!! I’m Sierra and I am here to help y’all reach your goals while learning to love the journey, process, and climb. In order to fully appreciate the view, you need to appreciate the climb just as much! So many individuals want to reach the top of their mountain and have a great view, but are not willing to take the first step and endure the obstacles and climb. BUT……that does not have to be you! After reading my blogs, you can learn how to appreciate the climb and reach the top of your mountain.

What you can Expect

  • Advice on how to reach your goals and love the climb
  • Tips on how to live a healthier, sustainable lifestyle
  • Personal Stories from my own experiences
  • Inspirational quotes and sayings
  • Workouts for beginners and intermediate

Whether the top of your mountain is to live a healthier life, be more productive, or reach your fitness goals, I will be here along your climb, helping you throughout your journey! You will learn to appreciate the climb just as much as the view and enjoy the process that is needed to reach your goals.

In order to start your climb, you need to take the first step. The first step to reach the top of your mountain is to find out what is at the top of your mountain! Think about what you want to accomplish and succeed when you reach the top. Then, take the first step.

Find your goal. Take the first step. Appreciate the climb.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks blog post! I am so excited to get started inspiring, motivating, and helping every one of you out throughout your climb! See you next Sunday for another post! Have a fantastic week!

* There is a full body workout listed down below! If you choose to do the workout, remember to stretch before and after doing it! Warm-ups and cool-downs are equally as important!*

– Sierra ❤

*Feel free to email me or leave a comment in the chat box saying what is at the top of your mountain! sierra.runmountain@gmail.com

Full Body Workout

-10 arm circles (forward then back)

– 10 calf raises

-10 standing side crunches (each side)

-10 squats

-10 knee push ups

REPEAT 2x!

-More workouts on Pinterest!-