Merry Christmas Eve and hot 100 update

Christmas Eve! This is the day I like the best because on Christmas it is all over. I love the festiveness and the lights and the feeling of anticipation on the eve.

One of my favorite things to do is late at night on Christmas eve is to turn on holiday music and sit in the living room with just the Christmas lights on. ๐Ÿ˜€

I am posting early because we have a dinner to host tonight! I wanted to get my hot 100 update in since I probably won’t post again until Sunday.

I was ready for a good sweat fest at the gym this morning. I ran 2 miles on the treadmill, then hit the iron.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Seated lat row 1 set of 12 at 40#

1 set of 10 at 55#

1 set of 8 at 70#

1 set of 6 at 85#

Cable Squat to Row 3 sets of 10 at 60# Full Body
Flat chest fly 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total) Chest
Horizontal Wood Chop 3 sets of 10 at 30# Core
Lying Leg Press 3 sets of 10 at 100# Lower Body
Face Pulls 3 sets of 10 at 40# Shoulders
Nosebreakers 3 sets of 12 with 25# bar Triceps
Good Mornings 3 sets of 10 at 55# Low back and hammies

Then I got on the hamster wheel for 1 more mile. That is tough running and lifting so close together. Takes me out of my comfort zone, but that’s a good thing, right?

I was hangry for breakfast and whipped up some protein waffles topped with apple/cranberry topping.

Yeah – good stuff!

Checked in for work.ย  Slow day.ย  Not that I mind too much.

Now for the Hot 100 weekly update!

  1. Maintain my weight. Oooops….
  2. No eggnog lattes until Thanksgiving day!ย ย  This goal is done.
  3. Do the duathlon and at least 1 more 5K race before the end of the year. This goal is also done for the year.
  4. Do stretching exercises 4 days a week at least.ย  Did 5 days.
  5. Visit one new blog each week that is participating in the Hot 100 Challenge and cheer them on.ย  Visited a bunch last weekend, will do so again this weekend.
  6. Do one no-added sugar day each week.ย  Success!

So, my weight is up, but that is really no surprise there with the holiday week.ย  I am going to enjoy this weekend and try not to go overboard.ย  We will freeze up cookies after Saturday.ย  We do a family cookie swap, so that is why we have all the cookies ๐Ÿ˜€ย  At least they freeze well.

Maybe my sister and I will get up to something like this as we have in the past:

Although we are out of bourbon…

We have the table set up and ready to go.

I love this table service.ย  It was my great grandmother’s and I adore the pattern on it.

We now have some cooking to do for dinner.ย  Doing a pot roast with veggies, a sweet potato/cranberry dish, broccoli (surprise!), fresh fruit and then the cookies and my grandfather’s cake.

The sexsay co-chef:

I will try to get lots of pictures.

Pixie wishes you all a meowy christmas!

Enjoy the time with your family and friends!

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19 thoughts on “Merry Christmas Eve and hot 100 update

  1. joanne

    Merry Christmas to you and the “chef”. Tonight, tomorrow, I say forget the food goals and go for anything and everything GOOD! Enjoy your holiday. Many blessings and good wishes for a terrific celebration with family and friends.
    Can you just feel the excitement?!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= joanne´s last blog ..Easy Bake Cod For Christmas =-.

  2. debby

    Merry merry Christmas, Lori!

    I love your china set too. And I love that picture of Pixie-she looks like she is expecting Christmas presents from all of us.

    That is one of my favorite things to do to–listening to Christmas music with the Christmas lights on. So peaceful.

    Your dinner sounds scrumptious–simple and elegant. i want some of your grandfather’s cake LOL!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Morning Walk =-.

  3. Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox

    Meowy Christmas Pixie!
    I’m with you. Christmas Eve is the best! I actually sit in front of the presents and procrastinate gift opening because then that part is all over. I do that all day Christmas.
    Great workout. We scream “run gerbil” at the treadmills. And then we get on the treadmills. Sigh. Guess can only make fun if you’re part of the group.
    Hope you had a Christmas as fun as those Christmas pasts in the photos!
    .-= Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox´s last blog ..Merry Christmas Yall! =-.

  4. Beverly Young Nelson

    I just want to say that I am new to this. I had a gastric Bypass December 2008. I have lost a total of 110 lbs. I have about 40 more to go. You have really inspired me to complete my journey. I love all your pictures & your Cat looks just like mine except mine has short hair, her name is Paisley. I have got a lot of new ideas from you that I intend on using. It is great to meet you & I look forward to getting to know you through your blog. Beverly

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