Christmas Eve! This is the day I like the best because on Christmas it is all over. I love the festiveness and the lights and the feeling of anticipation on the eve.
One of my favorite things to do is late at night on Christmas eve is to turn on holiday music and sit in the living room with just the Christmas lights on.
I am posting early because we have a dinner to host tonight! I wanted to get my hot 100 update in since I probably won’t post again until Sunday.
I was ready for a good sweat fest at the gym this morning. I ran 2 miles on the treadmill, then hit the iron.
|Seated lat row||1 set of 12 at 40#
1 set of 10 at 55#
1 set of 8 at 70#
1 set of 6 at 85#
|Cable Squat to Row||3 sets of 10 at 60#||Full Body|
|Flat chest fly||3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Chest|
|Horizontal Wood Chop||3 sets of 10 at 30#||Core|
|Lying Leg Press||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Lower Body|
|Face Pulls||3 sets of 10 at 40#||Shoulders|
|Nosebreakers||3 sets of 12 with 25# bar||Triceps|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Low back and hammies|
Then I got on the hamster wheel for 1 more mile. That is tough running and lifting so close together. Takes me out of my comfort zone, but that’s a good thing, right?
Yeah – good stuff!
Checked in for work. Slow day. Not that I mind too much.
Now for the Hot 100 weekly update!
- Maintain my weight. Oooops….
- No eggnog lattes until Thanksgiving day! This goal is done.
- Do the duathlon and at least 1 more 5K race before the end of the year. This goal is also done for the year.
- Do stretching exercises 4 days a week at least. Did 5 days.
- Visit one new blog each week that is participating in the Hot 100 Challenge and cheer them on. Visited a bunch last weekend, will do so again this weekend.
- Do one no-added sugar day each week. Success!
So, my weight is up, but that is really no surprise there with the holiday week. I am going to enjoy this weekend and try not to go overboard. We will freeze up cookies after Saturday. We do a family cookie swap, so that is why we have all the cookies At least they freeze well.
Maybe my sister and I will get up to something like this as we have in the past:
Although we are out of bourbon…
We have the table set up and ready to go.
I love this table service. It was my great grandmother’s and I adore the pattern on it.
We now have some cooking to do for dinner. Doing a pot roast with veggies, a sweet potato/cranberry dish, broccoli (surprise!), fresh fruit and then the cookies and my grandfather’s cake.
The sexsay co-chef:
I will try to get lots of pictures.
Pixie wishes you all a meowy christmas!
Enjoy the time with your family and friends!