Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Delightful December

Oooohhhh goodness, Boot Camp was ROUGH today!

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Terry and I tackled the workout together, and we both felt the burn--as in couldn't-lift-our-arms-up-to-get-a-glass-down-from-the-cabinet burn. And after two weeks of not-so-great effort on my part in terms of boot camp, I was thrilled to get my butt kicked.

The workout was probably my favorite so far for Round Three. (By the way, Round Four is now OPEN for registration!) The workout included six groups of upper-body strength exercises performed Tabata-style. I loved the fast pace and how quickly each set of exercises finished. After this round of boot camp I may try designing a similar workout for myself, but for now I'm excited for the lower-body version of this workout on Thursday.

Just for fun: Ways to Make December Delightful

  • Eat at the table instead of in front of the TV (Terry and I are trying this one for all of December!)
  • Turn a night of shopping into a real night out--add a picture with Santa, a dessert out, or a night cap.
  • Pump up your workout routine--perhaps Courtney's 2012 Closeout Workout Challenge?
  • Watch this video.
  • Buy a new Christmas ornament or holiday decoration.
  • Install a bathtub on your roof (anyone see New Girl tonight?).
  • Do more yoga.
  • Try a new recipe.
  • Watch your favorite holiday movie.
  • Take a break to embrace the moment and be thankful. 

One of the best parts of my day today was chatting with my friend Amanda about Princess Kate's pregnancy. I love the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and I followed all their wedding planning. I'm pretty stoked that Terry and I got married the same year they did. Did anyone else wake up/stay up to watch the wedding live?

Anyway, I'm pretty thrilled for them, and Amanda and I decided it would be best to just go ahead and offer to host the baby shower for her so that she would be obligated to attend. Thoughts?


  1. i just finished up the tabata lower body workout and holy. burn. i am not sure i'm going to be able to walk today! glad i did it in the morning because i won't be able to fit it in later, but seriously i think i'm going to have to inform my students that ms. byrne will be teaching from her desk chair in the middle of the room today.

  2. If you host the baby shower, I'm flying back out to LA. Unless you're going to host it in England (which is also okay) and I'll join the party planning committee! :)

  3. loving the december goals, i only eat in front of the tv too. could be because I lack dining room chairs. whoops.

  4. Congrats on the finishing the killer BBB workout! I didn't participate this past round, but I'm thinking of signing up for Round 4. :)

    And thanks for sharing the Delightful December ideas!

  5. Please oh please invite me to Princess Kate's baby shower. I'll never forget when the bells chimed as her car pulled up to Westminster Abbey...sigh. Love your December ideas <3 I AM doing more yoga this month!