Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of the year. It’s kind of crazy we’ll be into 2014 before we know it. I’ve really been enjoying my time off over the last week, and I’m psyched to wrap up my year tomorrow night at the wedding of two of our best friends. It’s going to be SO fun.

Anyways, I just wanted to pop in and talk about my workouts last week. Holiday weeks don’t necessarily mean rest weeks or time off. For me, they usually mean getting creative with the time I have.

Weekly Workouts

–Last Week’s Workouts–

Took Emily’s 20/20/20 class. It was a little rough after Shannon‘s Christmas party the night before, but I powered through.

I did a 30 minute elliptical workout with pyramid climbs and Tabata work, followed by a 20 minute AMRAP workout.

20 minute AMRAP workout

Since it was Christmas Eve, the Y wasn’t holding any group ex classes after 12pm, and I didn’t have my usual Two A Day. Instead, I woke up early to take my friend Christine’s spin class. She called it her Christmas Eve “sleigh ride,” and it was super fun. I wish she didn’t teach on Tuesdays so I could go more often.


Christmas Day – off

Did my 3-2-1 treadmill workout, followed by some heavier lifting for chest and back with Tim. We did these supersets (10 reps of each move, 3 rounds of each superset):
–barbell bench press/cable lat pulldown
–dumbbell incline chest fly/underhand grip barbell row
–standing cable chest press/inverted row

We finished off our workout with some partner abs and called it a night.


At home workout. I tried out the Day After Christmas Crumble workout via Fitnessista. The description was a fast and furious tabata strength combo, and it certainly did not disappoint. Plus, I got to try out my new resistance bands from Santa Tim.

I did 25 minutes of steady cardio on the elliptical, followed by another heavier lifting session with Tim. This time we focused on legs, and our supersets looked like this:
–cable glute extensions (fatigue each leg) / barbell deadlifts (8-10 reps)
–weighted wall squats (fatigue) / barbell squats (8-10 reps)
–weighted lunge pulses (fatigue each leg) / dumbbell side lunges (8-10 reps each leg)

Leg Day

–This Week’s Workouts–

I’m still somewhat playing it by ear…

  • Sunday: Took it easy. At home core workout, that’s it!
  • Monday: TBD… maybe a biceps/triceps day with some cardio thrown in?
  • Tuesday: Hopefully something quick in the morning before we head out to the wedding
  • Wednesday: New Year’s Day, likely off after wedding festivities the night before
  • Thursday: Back to teaching! See you guys at 6am for the first workout of 2014
  • Friday: TBD!
  • Saturday: Monique‘s kickboxing class

How are your last workouts of the year going? Anyone doing anything fun for New Year’s Eve tomorrow?