Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Christmas Eve Eve!

(Even though it'll officially be Christmas Eve here by the time this is published...shhh)

Yesterday was filled with work, but I did day 1 of Jamie Eason's Livefit program! I've been looking for a good lifting split for awhile, and I really like the way hers is laid out. I'm planning on following the schedule for the most part, but I prefer free weights to machines, so I think I'm going to just loosely follow the actual exercises and sub them for ones I prefer. I'm also planning on adding running to it at least a few days a week :)

It was a chest/triceps day, and I just used a set of 5lb and 8lb dumbbells and my body weight, and holy wow. By the time I finished I didn't think I'd be able to move my arms! It was intense and worked every ounce of those muscles. Even today they were super sore.

I always forget that we have a Salsaritas 2 doors down from my work, so of course I had to stop there for dinner ;) I had a bowl with brown rice, black beans, veggies, and salsa verde that really hit the spot!

Today I did day 2 of Livefit, which was back/biceps! After that I hopped on the treadmill to do a quick 15 minute run, but I was completely drained after 10 minutes. We've had my nephews/niece in the house all weekend (and we're keeping 2 until Christmas) and they're all sick, so I feel like I'm fighting it off. Thankfully I don't feel actually sick, just tired and it took forever for my heart rate to come back down after that short run, so in the mean time I'll be popping Airborne like candy :)

After the gym I hit Wegmans, and I was super happy to see that they sell Quest bars now! I tried the Double Chocolate Chunk one and it was so good :)

I had the rest of the day off work, so after spending some time with my grandparents I met up with my friend to finish up Christmas shopping!

To fuel up I had a "blendicano" from Starbucks! It's just shots of espresso, flavoring and I added cream to mine, blended with ice. I like Frappuccinos, but sometimes they're just too sweet, so this really satisfied my craving and gave me the perfect boost of energy! I also kept the #treatyoself train going and got myself Panera. No regrets.

Now that I finally finished my Christmas shopping, tomorrow will be filled with lots of last minute baking/wrapping!

Are you baking anything for Christmas?

Does anyone have fun plans for the holidays?!


  1. This is the first year is a very long time that I haven't baked anything. It has been a pretty busy Christmas so far and I just haven't had the time to really set aside for baking.

    No plans for Christmas, just the FIL coming over. I'm going to Toronto next week though!

  2. I will be working all day tomorrow, but we are all bringing treats in to celebrate! I am really excited!

    1. Ah, working is no fun :( That's great that you guys made it fun though, I hope it was a great day :)