It’s December holy cow…where has the year gone??? What have I accomplished this year?? I turned 30, ran my first half-marathon, oh and made a baby…finally 😉 I’m already working on my list for next year. It’s going to be a doozie. So the last couple days I’ve been able to participate in a few of my favorite things so I thought I’d share them with you as I go through my daily fire bites.
I finally was able to make it to the BUNS and GUNS class at the gym. I think it’s one of my new favorite classes. It’s 75 minutes of dynamic exercises (total body) with a Jillian Michaels style of HIT cardio mixed in between. We used a Bosu ball and weights. For those of you who don’t know what a Bosu ball is, it’s this:
You can do tons of exercises with it using both sides. One of my favorite exercises we did, you’ll never guess, was BURPEES on the BOSU (so hands come down on the ball part then jump your feet out, etc). I thought they were perfect as a modified burpee that still used strength and core (cause you had to stabilize yourself on the ball), but helped me get my few extra pounds from the horizontal to vertical position a bit more gracefully! And as my belly gets bigger, they will be a great alternative to help me finish Courtney’s 100 day burpee challenge.
Cole came with me to the gym and hung out in the kids area. When I went to pick him up he was busy cleaning a table with a Clorox wipe. They love him! We headed over to the rec center so he could play with his buddies.
Lunch: Kneader’s tuna on wheat (1/2) w/fruit 9
Took Cole to Taekwondo and made the mistake of waiting too long to eat…so I ended up with these.
I have been craving them ever since Carman’s birthday post. Dang you Carman! 😉 These were super delicious, but VERY sweet so I only had 2.
Grabbed Cafe Rio to go for Cole and Papa for dinner cause mom and I were going out. Made #2 mistake, ordering chips and queso and still being hungry from not having had anything substantial to eat started munching on the chips. I lost count of how many I consumed. When we got home, I found out they had messed up the order and had given us an extra steak salad. It turned out to be a good thing because I was able to have a couple bites of something a little good for me before mom and I left.
So every year, Nordstrom (one of my favorite things/places) has a private shopping party for people who have the Nordstrom credit card. They serve drinks and appetizers and give bonus points to the shoppers. My grandma used to go to this, my mom goes, my sisters go, it’s just what we do. So mom and I went and had a great time. This was the shoe department (not sure this picture does it justice, it was packed!):
While perusing the men’s section I came across these and had to take a picture:
Spanx for men! HA! I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I didn’t buy any for Keller, in case you were wondering. I did find a really cute pair of boots for me and a spiderman shirt for Cole for xmas (shhh…don’t tell him). All in all it was a fun night and probably the best part was the people watching! I munched on a miniature cupcake that wasn’t worth it, a piece of bruschetta, a couple bites of meatballs, and a mini quiche.
Took Cole to school early so I could make it to Yoga (another of my favs). After a week of spin classes, burpees galore, the buns and guns class, and the strength workout I did at home, I was looking forward to a nice relaxing yoga class to focus on stretching. Uh yeah, apparently I got the wrong class. This was hardcore yoga. I was almost sweating more in this yoga class then I do during spin. It was intense, fast, and full of strength and core work. Don’t get me wrong, it felt great, but not what I was expecting.
The rest of the day I spent at the hospital training as a volunteer. The first 3 hours I spent walking all around the hospital at least 3 times touring, delivering mail, etc. I was pooped by the time I had lunch.
Lunch: turkey burger w/green beans and a handful of sweet potato fries
Snack: mint chip ice cream (no explanation…just wanted it)
Picked up Cole from school and got ready to go to my sister Michelle’s for a Christmas party/house concert. The concert was an artist named Paul Jacobsen and he was awesome!
I was in charge of making the punch. Isn’t it pretty…
We took a sister picture…well we took like 10, this was my favorite one. Michelle, Sherilynn, Me.
There was tons of food. Appetizers galore and then mini BBQ brisket and pork sandwiches with mac and cheese for dinner. As you can tell I stopped taking pictures. I can tell you I only had 1 plate of food (that is after I had snacked on a few things before anyone got there). And I can tell you that the few snacks and the plate of food made me so full I was almost as uncomfortable as I was on Thanksgiving. Not necessarily a good thing. I really hope it’s the baby impeding on the size of my stomach and not that I’m actually eating so much that I feel like I’m going to bust open at the seams!
So there you go…a few of my favorite things the gym classes, boss balls, Nordstrom, yoga, my sister’s, parties, and yummy food!