Thursday, December 26, 2013

40 Day Challenge: Christmas

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and if you don't celebrate, then I hope you at least enjoyed a day off from work!

I've been getting in some good workouts, but with the holidays I'm getting all sorts of discombobulated and am just trying to not burst from eating and drinking too much. I'm trying to up my running and I want to get 3+ miles in at a time. I'm combining my runs with a workout from the Summer Shred that I signed up for and never actually completed. At the time I had also just signed up to start working with Kirk, and he kicked my butt enough that I put the Shred workouts in a drawer and never looked back, until now.

There are some good workouts though. I did this one that really got the sweat rolling down my face:

30 sec. on 10 sec off 3-5 times
*jumping jacks
*high knees
*bicycle crunches
*mountain climbers
*jump squats

On Monday I went to the gym per usual and we moved like crazy and filled the entire hour. We did a 21-14-7 workout all with a bosu ball or kettle bells, followed by some suicide runs and in between runs we got to do 50 push-ups.

Both of those workouts scorched around 500 calories. Then I went and drank 1,000 calories of wine. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I don't have to drink for a very long time.

I'm not going to reach my 40 days, but at least I'm still sticking with my workouts and really killing them. I haven't let too much time pass. Tops, a day or two before I re-motivate myself. As of today we are 23 days from the trip so it's crunch time.
Christmas highlights:
*I got to meet baby Dylan Jane!
*My cousin Jaime announced she is pregnant with their first baby!
*While holding Dylan she had a massive blow out that managed to get on my shirt which led to an outfit change (for both of us).
*House tours of my cousin Andy's new house and Erin's new house.
*The food. Christmas Eve wontons and Christmas Day beef tenderloin!
*Only managed to burn myself twice. Once from my curling iron, once from grabbing a hot log from the fire.
*Singing Christmas songs around the table at the request of a 4 year old.
*Spending time with my family, cousins, aunts, uncles, and all their kids!

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