Hot Holiday Workout

Last night Ryan and I were up a little later than usual wrapping Christmas presents for my family… in the dark.

We had some power issues and the electric company came out to our house a little after 9 p.m. to work their magic.

Ryan has a pretty awesome headlamp that he uses on his hiking trips, so while I used the headlamp, Ryan clipped a mini flashlight to his t-shirt (Iron Man?) and we wrapped away while Sadie chased the light. It was actually a really nice night and our wrapping job didn’t end up looking too shabby!

Christmas Presents

Get ready for some fun gifts, family!

We leave on Friday for Jacksonville to celebrate Christmas with my family (my grandma is flying in from Gettysburg on Wednesday!) and I cannot wait.


This morning we awoke nice and early and arrived at the gym around 5:15 a.m.

Since Best Body Boot Camp officially concluded last week, I feel a bit of workout freedom this week. Though I typically prefer having a plan or routine of some sort when it comes to my workouts, a few weeks of randomness sounds pretty fantastic right now.

I began my workout with 20 minutes on the elliptical before wandering into the weight room. Almost immediately, the whiteboard caught my eye.

Whiteboard Workout

Every week or two, one of the trainers at my gym updates the whiteboard with a new workout. Since I’ve been following BBBC, I haven’t really used the whiteboard workouts too much, but today it inspired me!

HOT Holidays Circuit Workout

As you can see, I kept the second circuit basically the same (I upped the number of rows) and changed the first and third circuits a little bit to my liking. Okay, fine, I didn’t want to do burpees or jumping lunges today. Caught!

And yes, more holiday graphics. They bring me joy.


Post workout breakfast!

eggs and biscotti

Today’s breakfast included scrambled eggs with goat cheese, zucchini and mushrooms.

Plus two mini biscotti on the side!

biscotti trader joe's

And there you have it!

Question of the Afternoon

  • Do you like to have a plan to follow when you work out or do you prefer to wing it?


  1. says

    For my workouts outside of the gym classes I have a general plan in my head- but not written down because I don’t want to carry paper around with me!

    The dark present wrapping sounds fun! I’ve wrapped most of my presents and I’ve been doing my mum’s also haha. I love wrapping!


  2. Cathryn says

    I ALWAYS have a plan. It holds me accountable if I don’t complete it. Also, it keeps me motivated to walk into the gym with an already set workout. It must be the 11 years of swimming that made me so schedule oriented, but I will be 10 times more motivated if I have a plan. Your breakfast looked delish!



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