Tuesday, December 5, 2017

ALL the Christmas Cookies + It's the Last Week of Lose It!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I absolutely love the holiday season with all the celebrating with family & friends, gorgeous decorations, festive music, delicious food and sparkles galore. 

Last week/weekend I really started getting into the holiday spirit and helped decorate two Christmas trees at work, put up stockings and a few decorations around my own home and went to the most amazing Christmas cookie sale with my mom. The cookie sale was so awesome that I somehow ended up with nearly 10 pounds of cookies. Oops. 

Those cookies went straight into the freezer since I can't afford to indulge these next few days. That's because ... it's the final week of Lose It!

With it being the final week, there will be a weigh in and multiple fitness tests on Thursday evening. So this week is all about bringing my A-game to every workout to sweat off every last tenth of a pound.

Workout 1: 2 mile run + Y-Fuse + Y-Core
Workout 2: Y-Blitz

Workout 1: WAC Burnout Workout
Workout 2: Y-Blitz + Mini Kettle Bell Workout

Workout 1: 2 mile run + Y-Fuse + Y-Core
Workout 2: WAC Sprints & Bodyweight Workout

Workout 1: WAC Supersets Workout
Workout 2: WAC Small Group Training

Friday - Rest Day


Sunday - Rest Day

I'm so tempted by all the cookies stashed away in my freezer. However, I'm determined to be strict and stick exactly to my diet plan. With the weigh in on Thursday evening, I'm avoiding all alcohol and carbonated beverages and limiting my bread/pasta/dairy/salt intake to reduce bloat.

Breakfast: Turkey Bacon & Egg Wrap + Banana 
Snack 1: Raw Veggies + String Cheese
Lunch: Tuna Sweet Potato & Corn Salad  + 2 Clementines

Snack 2: Popcorn
Dinner: Ham & Bean Soup + Spinach Salad + Apple

After this week, I'll be back in my normal workout mode and will likely start incorporating more running into my routine. I can't wait to see what my results are on Thursday and will be sure to report back!

Tell me:
  • Have you ever participated in a weight loss or fitness challenge? How did it go for you?
  • What is your favorite thing about the holiday season? 
  • What's your favorite type of Christmas cookie?


- ST


  1. I was a wrestler in high school so weight was always something that had to be kept in mind. I however usually wrestled up a weight class so I didn't have any issues.

    Then there was the Army. Again you aren't supposed to be overweight but once again, I was pretty thin so that wasn't an issue.

    Now though as I have stopped drinking and smoking for the last 25 years I have increased in weight. But not in a bad way. I have put on muscle weight so once again, not a horrible situation for me.

    A few months back the place I do my strength training brought in a Bod Pod. Basically measures your body fat via a displacement methodology. I had not be working out or running as much as I normally would so I did put on a few pounds. My results came back with my BMI on the high side of normal. That in itself doesn't bother me because I still think I looked fine and felt fine. But I did start to count my calories just to see where my typical calorie intake was at. I fluctuated between 2500 and 3000. Since then I am back to running more and working out more so I have dropped my weight done to typically about 180. The Bod Pod is coming back in January to I am interested in seeing what it has me at now.

    Favorite Christmas cookie has to be frosted sugar cookie!

    Eating junk and time off has to be my favorite parts.

    1. This is the first I've heard of a Bod Pod - I'll have to look it up. Sounds interesting!

      I also love frosted sugar cookies - they're sooo good :)