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Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Just thought I would let you know that this post has absolutely nothing to do with working out (unless you count hanging oranaments on a tree as a workout…..)  We have officially finished decorating our house for Christmas!!  I absolutely love decorating for the holidays since it is my favorite time of the year.  I love the weather (even if I feel like my toes will fall off) and everyone just seems happier!  Of course the snow is beautiful and I love being able to wear 4876 different layers of clothes anywhere I go.  Sitting in front of the fire drinking hot chocolate while watching Christmas movies is the way to go during this holiday season.  I adore all Christmas movies, especially Holiday in Handcuffs!  So funny.

This is the Christmas tree in our basement. My sister and I just finished decorating it this evening!

The entry way into our house. Garland on the railings!

This is the main tree which is in our living room. The whole fam decorated this one together earlier this week!

What is your favorite part about the holiday season?  Oh, this also reminds me how I crave Starbucks about 10 times more in the Winter than I do any other time of the year.  I think it’s because of those skinny peppermint mochas.  Yum.

 

 

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It’s Naturally Delicious!

Let me start this post of by saying how JEALOUS I am of all the runners who got to run in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon today!!  I only dream of being able to do that when I’m older..I’m already training (eh, somewhat….)

I woke up this morning not in the mood to work out.  I tried convincing myself to “take Sunday off” but before I could do that my bff motivated me to go!  I’m glad she did because I felt 3985723 more better after I worked out!  It’s great to have someone to motivate you, you should totes try it!

Workout

Warm up

I started out this workout a tad bit different than one of my usual trips to the gym.  Rather than doing my usual walk/run combo I warmed up walking for 5 minutes (5.0 incline at 4.0 mph) and ran for about 20 minutes (6.5 mph) and then cooled down by walking for 5 more minutes (same as above)  It was quite a workout since I’m not that great of a runner, but it set a good tone for the rest of my workout!

Weights

Kept it basic this morning, just switched it up a tad from usual…

Hip Abductor (4 sets of 15 at 90 lbs)

Hip Adductor (4 sets of 20 at 100 lbs)

Seated Dip (4 sets of 15 at 60 lbs)—Gotta get muscles!!!  Or at least have some toned arms since I’m going to Puerto Rico this Spring!

Back Machine [Don’t know the name of this, machine said low back 313 whatever that means.  But it is where you have your feet up and then you extend your back.  It strengthens and tones lower back muscles.]  (3 sets of 25 at 160 lbs)

Leg Lifts (3 sets of 20 at bodyweight)

Abbench (3 sets of 40 on each [back, right side, and left side])

And that concludes my workout for the day!

Grocery Shopping!

So recently my favorite aisle of the grocery store has been the healthy, natural, organic food aisle.  So today when I went to the store, I naturally found myself pulled to that section.  I picked up some Bear Naked granola, Kashi Whole Grain Blueberry Waffles, Organic Mac and Cheese (obsession of the moment, even though I’ve only had it twice…), Natural Peanut Butter, Fruit Leathers (DELICIOUS!!), vanilla lite yogurt, Stevia, and a few other things that I can’t remember off the top of my head.  Unfortunately, healthy food is kinda sorta expensive…not looking forward to mom seeing the receipt -____- But boy am I excited for breakfast, lunch, and dinner tomorrow!  I’ve never tried the Kashi Waffles but the ranked a B+ on my fooducate app for my phone so they must be good and healthy!

Stack of yogurts we bought!

Well, I’m off to bed.  School tomorrow and a starbucks trip calling my name!

Katelyn

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Merry December!

Merry December everyone!! 

I can’t believe it’s already December!  This year has gone by crazy fast, but it’s been an amazing year filled with great memories with my friends and family and believe it or not, at school too.  If I could, I would re-live this year over and over for the rest of my life, that’s for sure, anyone else feel this way?

Nothing really exciting work out-wise has happened to me over the past few days.  Thursday I went to the gym and completed a similar workout to the one I last blogged about (I think it was my first post..?)  The only change I made was doing 3 sets of 20 at 100 lbs on the hib adductor.

On Friday I stayed after school for Zumba Club.  Isn’t that the best club you’ve ever heard of?!  Yeah, that’s what I thought.  And it’s 19453 times more fun when you’re with your friends and two of your favorite teachers are dancing too!  The teacher who runs the club also teaches at a gym so it’s pretty legit.  We warmed up basic Zumba style and then transitioned into a salsa dance.  Lets just say I’m no dancer.

Today I went to the gym for about an hour.  I couldn’t stay as long as I would have liked to, but I’ll make up for that tomorrow.  I started on the treadmill for 25 minutes doing the running/walking combo.  Then I moved on to the Hip Abductor (3 sets of 15 at  90 lbs) and the Hip Adductor (3 sets of 20 at 100 lbs) Afterwards I made my way over to the pull up and dips machine and did 2 sets of 10 for each one.  Then I had to get going, I only had about 20 minutes to shower and get ready before I had to leave to work on a history project at a coffee shop with some friends.

There was a $2 drink special going on today that I sadly missed out on:(  Got to save that money for Puerto Rico! (….or clothes….) On the bright side, my mom went to Starbucks the other day and with her receipt I took a survey so now I get a free tall drink of my choice.  Can you say skinny peppermint mocha?  I know I can.  (They’re my weakness ever since my bff introduced them to me!)

Hope you all are having a great weekend/December!

Katelyn

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