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Operation Cookie Drop

I know after yesterday’s post many of you are curious as to how “operation cookie” drop went.  Well…It was a smashing success!!  Only 2 people swore at me when they saw me dropping off the cookies, and then swore at me a bit more while they were eating the cookies.  I consider that a major success (I know what you are thinking…no I don’t feel guilty, and yes I notice the hypocrisy), and I didn’t eat a single Girl Scout cookie. I even got a bit carried away with the whole “running from Girl Scouts” theme, and told my classes that the Girl Scouts were chasing us while we were doing our sprints in Spinning, and they were trying to make us eat their cookies.  Everyone laughed at this quite a bit, and it helped keep their minds off of all the sprints I was making them do in our Killer Ladders class.

I do have one small problem on the cookie front still…I have to go back to the grocery store tomorrow afternoon to get some more fresh produce and milk.  However, I have my fail safe plan all ready for execution.  This time I will go out the other exit where the Girl Scouts are not at.  How is that for pure genius!?!  Don’t you wish you had my brains?  Although, heaven help me if they are at both exits next time.  Those girls can be pretty crafty little buggers.  After all, they get merit badges for crafts!

The American Heiress

Now to go from cookies to our book club meeting.  We read the The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin.  Most of our group found the book a bit predictable, monotonous, and farfetched.  If you are reading this Ms. Goodwin, I’m so sorry.  I don’t like writing anything negative about books.  I read this book last summer, and I found it to be a nice light read.  We then discussed the fashion, food, and culture of the late 1800s, which is the time period the book was set in.

strawberries

Our hosts made the theme for the evening “indulgence,” so while we were discussing the book, we ate some gorgeous and delicious chocolate covered strawberries.  Fruit and chocolate?…I don’t see how this can be bad!  Then, after our discussion we had chocolates, specialty cheeses, designer crackers, and chocolate cake from heaven.  There were also magazine door prizes to go along with the whole fashion theme in the book and tourist magazines for England.  Sorry I don’t have more pictures for you of the wonderful food, but I had to leave early when my son and husband called saying they were stuck in the snow.

The Dovekeepers

Next month we are reading The Dove Keepers by Alice Hoffman.  Now, I’ll be honest.  I started this book last year, got stuck and set it down on page 82, and I haven’t picked it back up since.  Has anyone read this book?  Opinions?

Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY I have going on for an autographed copy of The Fault in our Stars by John Green!  I could not put this book down once I started it!!

Workout Wednesday 2

It is Workout Wednesday time!  This is a quick 15 minute workout that you can literally do anywhere!  All you need is your own body!  If you are unsure of how to do one of the exercises, there are links to examples on my Exercise Glossary page.  Remember to stretch when you are done!
15 Minute Burner

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Take It With You Workout

This morning I’m teaching my Holiday Spinning class!  I’ve been excited about this one for awhile.  I have the door prizes all packed and set to go as you can see from the picture.

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There are a ton of prizes and they all rock.  I would share what they are, but some of my students read my blog, and I don’t want to give away too much.  Plus I will be providing glow-in-the-dark green and red bracelets and necklaces to make things even more fun!  Here is the play list for today’s spinning class (click here to go to the full profile for this ride):

  • The Polar Express    3:23    Tom Hanks
  • All I Want for Christmas Is You    4:01    Mariah Carey
  • Run Rudolph Run    2:41    Phineas    Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites
  • Nutrocker    4:06    Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • A Mad Russian’s Christmas (Instrumental)    4:42    Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Rockin’ On Top of the World    2:35    Steven Tyler
  • The Christmas Song (Holiday Remix)    4:01    Christina Aguilera
  • Jingle Bells (Ricky Workout Remix @ 128BPM)    4:53
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Workout Mix)    4:43
  • O Tannenbaum    5:09    Colin Bailey/Monty Budwig/Vince
  • White Christmas    3:04    Bing Crosby
  • Winter Wonderland / Silver Bells / White Christmas    5:31    The Carpenters

I know y’all are most likely starting to travel to other places for the holidays.  With traveling and visiting with family comes a lot of food and little activity.  I also know that many of you have been keeping active over the holidays, and you would like to continue working out while you are away from home.  Therefore, I put together this workout that you can take anywhere with you!  The only weight you use is your own body weight!  Travel safely!!

  • Forward to Reverse Lunge:  The video using a dumbbell.  This is not required for your traveling workout.
  • Curtsy Lunges
  • Tricep Dips side note:  Use a dinning room chair that is pushed up against the wall, since you won’t be traveling with a weight benchWinking smile
  • Check the Exercise Term Glossary for any other exercises you may need directions for.

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