Good morning, you delightfully-made human, you!
And Merry Christmas Eve, y’all!
I must admit, I feel like Santa has come early this year for me! In case you haven’t been up on Mister HHT’s life, he has temporarily moved to DC to work on President elect Trump’s general counsel for the Inaugural Committee. Fancy, huh?
Anyways, he's taking up a new though temporary residence in DC over the past week, so yesterday he flew in to glorious TYS here in Knoxville. Naturally, I’ve been a pretty happy camper to have my baby daddy around, if only for a few days.
With TWO YMCA’s within 10ish miles from my parents house here in Knoxville, I’ve been bouncing back and forth between the West Side and Downtown locations, getting my group exercise classes on! Golly, I just love a good class.
Most of my workouts this week have been centered around classes, though today I cranked out a delightful 12 Days of Christmas workout to share with y’all. Tis the Season, after all!
Over the next few days, between the presents and brunches and cookies galore, I urge you to take fifteen to twenty minutes for your health- a quick walk, jog, or even a little stretching. I know it’s a busy time of year, but you deserve a little time for you.
To add to your merriment today, I though I’d share with y’all what a typical day of my eating looks like, especially now that I’m pregnant. A little more dairy, a little more fruit and other carbs, and trying to make sure I’m keeping up my calories with a little more snacks.
So, here’s what I’ve been doing for workouts this week and fuel for one typical day. Despite my burgeoning belly and some of your disbelief, I’m feeling up to kickboxing, Zumba, and even an occasional jog! Check out my other fitness festivities, and be well!
And wherever you are celebrating this Christmas, I wish you peace and joy that cannot be bought or baked or bestowed. That peace, that fuzzy sweater for our soul, can only come from one source: Our Heavenly Savior. I hope and pray you are just overstuffed with His glorious joy this Christmas weekend.
And, of course, I love y'all and appreciate y'all sticking around with me week after week. See y'all Monday!
1:20- Leftover brocolli and crispy cauliflower with truffle fondue (courtsey of Tim Love's Lonesome Dove here in Knoxville) topped with two eggs fried in a little coconut oil
5:30- Sipped on some Kombucha after taking a walk with my parents
7:30- Snacked while working on dinner with my mom...munched on some slices of Harry and David pears that I was already dicing for salad+Krave jerky and chex+made my own charcuterie/cheese flight with some sopresseta, goat brie, and goat manchego...YUM
8:30- My mom's world famous shrimp and grits+my pear, pomegranate, and goat cheese salad
9:30- Cinnamon spice tea, a date and dried fig, plus a few squares of Trader Joe's 85% organic dark chocolate while we participated in the Glover family Christmas tradition- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Sunday: Travel day, cardio=walking all over the Houston airport during my delay
Monday: Zumba+Yoga Bootcamp (faster paced yoga that incorporates light weights…LOVE IT) at West Side YMCA
Tuesday: Group Fight (No, I haven’t joined a fight club…it’s just a kickboxing/mixed martial arts fitness class similar to Body Combat)
Wednesday: 4 mile jog through my neighborhood+2 mile walk with my Dad and our beloved basset hound, Sawyer
Thursday: Boot Camp with Shawna at Downtown YMCA
2. 2 man-makers
3. 30 seconds jump rope
4. 4 Heavy goblet squats
5. 5 Hurdle jumps (I opted for the very low hurdle)
6. 6 Star jump burpees (these eventually turned into a burpee minus the jump)
7. 7 Sprawls (I couldn’t do so I just did burpees)
8. 8 Donkey kicks
9. 9 Plank jacks
10. 10 Grasshoppers (I couldn’t do so I just did mountain climbers)
11. 11 woodchops with the med ball on each side
12. 12 Box jumps (I did 12 step-ups on each side)
Friday: Zumba+walk in my neighborhood with mister HHT and my parents
Saturday: Michelle’s 12 Days of Christmas Workout (therefore pregnancy-friendly)
2. Elbow to knee planks
4. KB snatches (each hand)
5. Curtsy squats with KB
6. Wallball situps
7. Declined mountain climbers
8. Single-armed KB high-pulls (each hand)
9. Overhead KB swings
10. Walking lunges
11. Mac raises (each hand)
12. 60 second wall sit
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
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