Sunday, December 4, 2011

Soggy Sunday = Gym & Christmas Decorating

Soggy Gym Day
I think it's about time to build an ark. It started raining sometime in the middle of the night and has not stopped at all. Not even tapered off. We have some drip, drip, drips happening in our ceiling that go along quite nicely with the constant downpour outside.

Jason and I did manage to make our way to the gym. I started with the elliptical for 15 minutes as a warmup then hit the weights for chest, shoulders and hamstrings. Everything was 3x8.

SS#1
Chest flye into press
Pushups with toes on bench

SS#2
Shoulder press
Bulgarian deadlifts (ouch, freaking ouch. I must conquer these bad boys)

SS#3
Lateral raise
Step ups with rear leg lift at top

SS#4
Upright rows
Hamstring rollins on ball

I followed up with some abs. It should go without saying that my arse is already sore ;-)

Rainy Day & Christmas Decorations
My original intention was to leave the gym and get to Whole Foods. But it was just pouring down, and I had no desire to fight stupid drivers in the rain just to get to WFs. So, straight home we went. I got cleaned up and immediately put on comfy yoga pants, long-sleeved T, and warm fuzzy jacket (not a coat, but sort of a fleece thing).

While I don't really enjoy rainy days, they can be nice for forcing you to just stay in, get things done around the house, and/or take it easy for a change. We kind of did a little bit of both: got things done and took it easy.

Next on the list was to get the Christmas tree and decorations out of the attic and downstairs. I usually love having a 2-story house. Today...not so much. This was definitely another workout in and of itself. We'll call it Christmas Cardio.
This is the entryway
Tree in our pool room
I'm happy we finally got it all done, but man it's so much work only to have up for a few weeks. And what's crazy is I keep doing more each year. These are just two pictures. But we decorate our banister, the kitchen (blue & silver) and living room. I already dread taking it all down. 

Do you go all out with decorations? I have some friends who have multiple trees even. I finally get annoyed putting up one tree let alone two and three.

Right now I have some butternut squash baking in the oven, some wheatberries cooking, and kale waiting to be sauteed. If it's recipe-worthy, I'll post tomorrow. For now, I am off to enjoy the last remnant of the weekend. I hope you do the same!


Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Gym time
  • Christmas tree up (love/hate on this one)
  • Relaxing day - no makeup or hair styling