Today I’m sharing a recap of my New Year’s Eve and how I spent the first day of 2020.

Happy New Year! I hope 2020 brings you all kinds of good things. While I won’t be doing a recap of my year (or even decade) on the blog, it’s been fun reading other’s on social media.

New Year’s Eve

My New Year’s Eve this year was pretty low key compared to other years. I picked up my brother and stopped by the liquor store to pick up some champagne. We wanted to stop by the grocery store to get some munchies, but we discovered that quite a few of them closed early due to the holiday.

We called a bunch of them and finally found one that was open later so we headed over to get some chips, onion dip, egg rolls, and jalapeno mozzarella sticks. Once we had our snacks we drove over to my dad’s place.

We decided to order Skip the Dishes for dinner instead of cooking because none of us felt like cooking. I got a chicken sandwich and a salad that was actually really good – something that I would definitely order again.

I wasn’t able to make it to midnight to ring in the new year. I was in bed by 11 and happily sleeping when the new year arrived. I have no idea how I was able to stay out so late going dancing when I was in university. 11 felt like it was late last night!

New Year’s Day

I started off 2020 with a trip to the gym. Since the gym didn’t open until 9 am due to the holiday, I decided to eat breakfast before I left. I typically do cardio on an empty stomach, so I wasn’t sure how it would go, but I felt fine.

I made a protein smoothie with vanilla protein powder, frozen berries, plain Greek yogurt, and a splash of water. I’ve been using this Pure Protein powder (affiliate link) for years now and it’s still my go to brand.

If I’m doing cardio at the gym then I typically like to go early, so it felt a bit weird to be on the elliptical while it was light out. Usually it’s still dark when I leave. I spent 35 minutes on the elliptical doing steady state cardio.

While I was doing my cool down on the track I caught up with one of the trainers that I did my internship with back in 2017 when I was doing my Personal Trainer diploma. It was really nice to be able to catch up with her and hear how she’s doing. Even though we’re both at the same gym we don’t see each other very often.

As a result of our chat my cool down on the track ended up being 25 minutes instead of my usual 10.

Unfortunately when I left the gym and walked out to my car I found that someone had scraped it when they had pulled out of the parking spot next to me. There’s now a dent, pain scraped off, and one end of my back bumper has popped out. While it wasn’t a lot of damage I think it’s enough that whoever hit my car knew that they had hit it. To top it off, they didn’t leave a note with their contact information. It wasn’t a great way to end an otherwise good workout.

The rest of my day was pretty low key. I spent some more time with my brother and dad, hard boiled some eggs in the Instant Pot (affiliate link), got some groceries, and did some blog planning for 2020.

How did you celebrate New Year’s Eve? Did you go out or stay in?

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my blog – I appreciate it!

New Year’s 2020