Hello out there, happy Monday, and Merry Christmas Eve, if you celebrate that holiday! I’m up nice and early on this holiday because I’m gearing up to go to an early morning Xmas Eve workout at my gym before a lovely day at our house, eating all the things and playing all the games. I’m also thinking up a workout for Christmas Day to help keep me on track during the holidays while cookies continue to somehow show up in my hand every 10 minutes.
Holidays use to really stress me out. I would end up eating more food than usual, drink more than I usually do, then I would wake up the next morning to a swollen body and be devastated. It would make me feel like all the effort I put in recently was for nothing. Like I had taken 20 steps back in that short holiday week. But now I know that’s not the case. Sure, I’ll be a little swollen from sugar and extra water weight, but I also know this time will pass. Christmas Day is tomorrow and after that day, all the sugar will be gone from the house and I’ll be back to a normal eating schedule. And since I kept up with my workouts over the holidays, getting back to my normal state is pretty damn easy. I even share that in experience in my post – Back on Track in One Week Flat.
I say all this as a reminder that this short amount of time doesn’t dictate your entire year. Or month. Or even week. It’s a time where there is temptation around every corner and we give in because of all kinds of different reasons. And that’s ok. Because since you’ve been working so hard throughout the year, day-to-day, these few days will only be a short window in time. The rest of the year will dictate your future, not some Christmas cookies.
Remember to enjoy these moments. These cinnamon rolls or pies or frosted cookies or yule log or whatever it is your family makes, well it only happens once a year and you should enjoy it. Because by Thursday, it will all be gone and life will be back to a normal routine. Now go enjoy the last few days of your holiday. Whether that’s by getting outside or getting a workout in or by simply stuffing your face with pecan rolls – do what makes your happy over the holidays because they aren’t here for long! I’m going to kick mine off with what I love to do most and that’s work out! See you guys here tomorrow for one last holiday recipe…Eggnog Cheesecake Bars!!
Sunday – Versa Climber Class at Transform through Class Pass
Monday – CrossFit Broadway Class
20 mins for quality of:
- 10 + 10 Single leg step ups at 25% of 1 rep max back squat (24”/20” box)
- 8 x 3 sec negative HSPU. Kick down after each rep
- 60 sec Hollow Hold
Then 5 min AMRAP Of:
- 3 Power Cleans (185/125)
- 3 Front Squats
- 3 Push Jerks
I got 9+7 at 75#
Tuesday – CrossFit Broadway Class
90 sec of work – 30 sec of rest for 12 Rounds.
*After rounds 4 & 8 rest is 90 sec
- 12/10 Cal Row or Bike
- 5 Devils Press (2 x 50/35)
- In Remainder Of Time Max Lateral Burpees Over DB’s
** 3 scores today. Lowest number of Lateral Burpees Over DB’s during each of the 3 periods!
I got 5 burpees my 1st round, 6 burpees my 2nd, and 7 burpees my 3rd
Wednesday – Boxing Class at Compass Fitness through Class Pass
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday – F45 Cardio Class
Saturday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Partner workout – 1 person working at a time
60 power cleans (135/95)
400m run together
60 toes to bar
800m run together
60 toes to bar
400m run together
60 power cleans
We finished in 21:13 using 75#
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