Thursday, December 20, 2012

Five Days Till Christmas!! Five Workouts Till Christmas!!

Good evening Beautiful,

I’m sitting here with a glass of merlot in hand, Glee playing on Neflix, my nails freshly done and in my cozy clothes because it is insane cold and insane wet outside, but me… I’m good. J Did you know Glee is on Netflix? I’m super excited, I’m watching form the pilot episode because I never got into it because I know how hooked I’ll get watching it, I’m so in love with every musical thing I’ve ever seen (I know all the words to all the songs of Rent and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat). I’m trying to also get into Mad Men, I’m on episode 11 of season 1 and so far nothing too nuts has happened but I’ve heard a ton of people talk about it and how great it is, so I’m waiting for that to happen. Am I wasting my time? Obviously Glee is a better investment of time because at least I can sing along. J Does anyone want to go see the new Les Miserables movie with me in the New Year?
Guess what? It’s FIVE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Obviously… I’m a little bit excited. It’s 3 days until we’re heading back to Wingham to visit my family and I’m stoked about that as well. I get to workout with my sister (we’ll be sure to snap some photos for you), I might accompany her to her dietician appointment while I’m home just for fun, and then I’ll also be running Christmas morning BEFORE I go to my parents and open gifts (sorry Brooke – you’re a big girl and can wait till I get there J). Ok so I lied, I’m A LOT excited for Christmas, like normal J. I don’t like to admit this, but on Christmas Eve I have to take some Nyquil so I can actually sleep through the whole night, or else I wake up every hour on the hour until 7am and which time my sister is already awake, my dad’s awake and then I wake up C and my sister wakes up my mom. J. It’s like clockwork.
Today I started a new fun project on my Facebook page (if you haven’t “liked” it already, click here and do so!) and basically every day/every other day/whenever I want I’m going to share a tidbit of knowledge about a different food, or spice, or herb, some benefits and why you should use it! Today was about Oil of Oregano because so many people are getting sick now a days whether it be a cold, or a cough/chest thing or the flu. You can go to my Facebook Page and see it!! Anyways, the…. Series I guess (?) is called Food For Thought, so I’d love your feedback on the first post and would love if you can watch for others or give me feedback on what you’d like to see!
Today  because of the crappy weather I decided to do a workout indoors rather than go for a run outside. I started my workout with 5 minutes on the stepper on level 9 to get warm (for some reason my building/office is SO cold this week that I’d be willing to do cardio just to raise my core body temperature). Then I decided I wanted to do shoulders, biceps and back because my lower body is a bit sore from hot yoga yesterday. So this is what I did, I tried to do it really fast because I wanted to get a good sweat on and I needed to get back to my work to make sure I get everything done before the holidays:
Assisted Pull Ups
Lat Pulldown
Lateral Shoulder Raise Machine
Dumbbell Bicep Curls
Dumbbell Lateral Raise
Cable Upright Row
Cable Bicep Curl
Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Finished! I upped my weight on a lot of those exercises so when I was done my arms were like jelly. It was hard for me to type when I got back to my desk! I plan on working out every day until Christmas (including my run on Christmas morning) which means I only have 5 workouts left until Christmas. I like counting down in workouts! How many workouts for you until Christmas?
I had my Sun Warrior protein shake when I was done, have I ever mentioned that Sun Warrior is the only protein that doesn’t make me bloated, since I don’t know when? Let me tell you a bit about my protein (no this is not a plus, this is me telling you why I like this protein)…
-          It’s a plant based protein.
-          It has a 98% correlation to mother’s milk and a 98.2% digestion efficiency making it one of the highest digestibility than other proteins.
-          It doesn’t use chemicals or acid hydrolysis, it uses organic enzymes and the process is 100% organic compliant.
-          It increases absorption and effectiveness of vitamins and minerals.
Anyways, the stuff is great and for more of an explanation you can click here to read more about it. I picked mine up at Live Food Bar but I know you can get it at other health food stores as well. It looks like this..

In case you’re looking for it of course.
My food today was great as well. Breakfast was leftover green stir-fry from last night with chicken and 4 chunks of sweet potato. My pre-workout snack was an orange and then after my workout I had my protein shake, a chicken breast and cucumber and cherry tomatoes. And now my glass of merlot! For dinner we’re making roasted potatoes and salmon fillets and I’m really excited because salmon is one of my favourite things to eat as I’ve mentioned before.
I’ve started thinking about goals for 2013 – have you made yours yet? Mine will be in a post closer to the end of the year so stay tuned. I can’t wait to be finally held accountable to my goals by all my readers!
Stay healthy,


  1. <3 Dinner for breakfast... And <3 Breakfast for dinner! LOL! Aw you are too cute!!! You have to take Nyquil, lol! My whole family could NEVER wait, so we would always open gifts the night before, lol!

    MERRY XMAS! :)

  2. Haha thanks Gigi!! I think I'm going to get up early early so I can make it home at regular time to open gifts!! Merry Christmas!!!


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