Hello again! Long time no see- err..read. 🙂 How was everyone’s weekend? Hopefully they were stellar!
Mine was actually pretty low key, but I still feel like it flew by and I was constantly doing something…it was weird.
Friday after work, I hit the gym for a quick shoulders and calves circuit and finished up with 40 minutes on the stair master.
I’m telling you, that thing is efficient.
(Again, I almost posted a gym selfie here…but let’s face it, I’m just not ready.)
Speaking of workouts, and the awesome new kicks I have on in the gym-selfie-that-would-have-been, please- Check out these beauties.
I’m missing the pair of Asics running shoes that I have because…well, I’m not really sure where they are.
These are in order from oldest to newest. Make no mistake, none of these are any older than 2 years. And the 2 newest pairs were bought approximately a month apart.
I might have a problem?
Saturday was spent getting organized and going shopping with my coworker for our white elephant Christmas gifts for our staff party this Wednesday.
We went to a super cute local store out in Andover called Pink Boa– both of us found some great stuff!
Also on Saturday, some very exciting things happened.
My parents and I finally decorated the tree! Woop!
(Before- naked tree.)
And you can’t decorate a tree without a little holiday drink, right?
(The tree is still naked.)
On a side note, I love our fireplace. Especially when its lit. 🙂
Aaaaaaand here it is! Completed tree, fire place-the works. It certainly feels nice and festive over here!
On Saturday night, Shane and I had a little get together with some friends to play some games and have a small gift exchange. His weekend TV show co-host was our hostess, and the party was a blast- as her parties always are!
We played Catch Phrase and Heads Up (SO fun, and its an app so its super easy to get! So go get it.) and one of our friends brought these adorable little cupcakes.
How cute are those?
On another side note, while I was getting ready on Saturday night a thought crossed my mind that since it is the Christmas season and all, maybe I’d share some of my favorite bath time products on here as sort of a “Bath Time Gift Guide” of sorts.
You’ll have to excuse the fact that there are only 2 items. My “bath time” ritual is limited.
Fitbiebride Bath Time Gift Guide
- This Tree Hut Shea Shea Sugar Body Scrub. This stuff is amazing. I really love the Brazilian Nut scent (pictured below)- it smells like coffee beans and gives you that great “wake up, you’re rubbing freshly ground coffee beans on your legs” feeling that I know we all want first thing in the morning. 😉
I also really like the Mango scent. Rub a quarter sized amount on your legs, let it sit for 30 or so seconds and rinse off just before shaving your legs. This sugar scrub will make your skin feel so soft. It’s unreal.
- Next up is this amazing Ahava Dead Sea Minerals gift set. This stuff is awesome. My future mother-in-law bought it for me last Christmas and it lasts forever. It also smells wonderful and does truly miraculous things for skin, especially in the winter. This gift set comes with body lotion, hand cream and foot cream. The lotion is super creamy and light, not greasy at all and has a wonderfully refreshing scent they call “Water”.
It’s a winner.
Alllrighty, since its Sunday night I figured I’d go ahead with a Sunday Setup for the week.
But first, I have a confession to make.
Truthfully, I’ve been feeling just sort of blah and really out of my element this past week. I feel like I slacked on my workouts, and because of that I also feel like I’ve slacked on my health challenge (oof). Not only that, but I also haven’t tried a new recipe yet. (double oooof).
So that being said, I just really want to start fresh and hit them all super hard this week.
The program that I’ve been doing has me doing workouts 6 days a week, so naturally my setup will have 6 days accounted for!
Monday– Legs/glutes/abs + cardio
Tuesday– Chest/triceps + cardio
Wednesday– 45 min. HITT on treadmill
Thursday– Back/biceps/abs + cardio
Friday– Shoulders/calves + cardio
Saturday- 20 min. HITT + 40 min. 10k training
Welp, that’ll about do it for me tonight folks! I have to get up early tomorrow and I was banking on hitting the gym in the a.m. so I can do a little Christmas shopping after work. 🙂
I also get to go on a very exciting interview for work tomorrow and I have a little more preparing to do for that- catch ya later!