It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

I spent most of the past weekend finishing up my Christmas decorations. I love my house looking so pretty and festive! Aaahh, it makes me so happy!
We also had Thanksgiving Saturday with my mom, brother and sister. I enjoyed yet another meal of yummy food and desserts(notice the plural!).

That was probably my 4th "treat" meal of the week, and I did not gain a pound. Not bragging, just showing that you CAN enjoy the holidays and good food without ruining all your hard work -IF you do it the right way. And you kick butt in the gym regularly. :)

Like one of my favorite quotes says-what matters most is what you eat between the New Year and Christmas, not what you eat between Christmas and the New Year!
My workouts have been going great lately. Haven't been really following a specific plan, but still doing an upper/lower split. I've been feeling pretty strong and just love my training now that I quit the bodybuilding split thing. I used 65lbs on 1 arm rows the other day for the first time! I'm not gonna lie, it felt pretty awesome to be lifting heavier weight than the guys beside me. ;)

I think I'm going to stop doing CrossFit for a while and just go back to doing short finishers at the end of my workouts like I was doing earlier in the year. I love CrossFit, but doing it only one time a week makes me sore for too long and interferes with my workouts into the next week. I think with CrossFit you need to either be all out CrossFit or not at all, but that's just my experience. Although I'm sure I'll miss it and still do it every now and then!
Today is leg day, and I am so excited! Squats and deadlifts, here I come!


  1. I did one arm rows with 50lb dumbbells the other day and I felt beastly....I guess I've gotta step my game up ;)

  2. Love the season too! Your house looks beautiful and congrats on the 65's.

  3. WOW!! Your house looks beautiful! AND you have presents wrapped too! Impressed!
    65 pounds??? Dang are a monsta! :)

    1. Yup, my Christmas shopping is pretty much finished! I like to get it done early so I can ENJOY the holiday season! :)
      Thank ya!

  4. WOW!!!! beautifully decorated home! AND holy moly chica-65lbs??
    the most ive done was 55lbs...and i felt like such a stud,lol!!!
    congrats on the PR!
    you rock!!!!

    1. Thanks so much Melissa!
      Yup, it felt pretty darn good throwin that 65lb dumbbell around! ;)

  5. Love the Christmas fun! And nice work on that PR - I seriously pull about 30 lbs and while I don't want to compare myself, it does give me more juice to go a little harder! :)

    Do you have a favorite finisher (or two) you could share?

    1. Thank you! I've been lifting for a long time, and it's taken me quite awhile to get up to that 65! :)
      Well, yesterday as a leg day finisher I did 10 squats and 10 swings with aa 30lb dumbbell, for as many rounds as I could get in 5 minutes. Monday I did 5 sets of battle ropes. I also like ladders-for example: start with 10 reps, then 9, then 8, all the way down to 1 of burpees and swings or pushups. Check out my training log for more ideas! :)


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