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Holiday Week Workouts + Energy For One More (Giveaway!)

Hi! How was everyone’s Christmas? (for those of you celebrating)

I will be posting my recap of Christmas weekend on Monday morning but I thought it was time to check in after taking a little blog break since last Wednesday so I’ve got the weekly workout recap along with a giveaway.

Premier Protein Swag

As I announced back in November, I’m partnering with Premier Protein again in 2016 to serve as an ambassador for their line of protein bars, shakes and powders. I did a broadcast on Periscope (follow me @jdecurtins) this afternoon sharing all of the swag items I received and promised a giveaway on my blog!

This year’s campaign is focused around Premier Protein providing the energy for one more, which I really love. This idea resonates with me on so many levels from physical to relationships to self-care.

  • The energy to do one more set and increase my weights in the gym.
  • The energy to practice my handstand press one more time.
  • The energy to do one more thoughtful gesture for my friends and family every week like deliver meals, send handwritten notes, make more coffee dates, etc.
  • The energy to do one more self-care activity daily like journaling, meditation and reading.

GIVEAWAY! If you’d like to enter to win a selection of Premier Protein products delivered to your door, leave me a comment telling me what your “one more” would be.

What do you wish you had the energy to do one more of? Run one more mile? Read one more bedtime story with your kids? Go on one more walk with your dogs every day? I’d love to hear your responses!

Giveaway rules: U.S. residents only. One entry per person. Giveaway ends Wednesday at midnight EST. Winner will be randomly selected.


And now here’s what I’ve had the energy for this week on the workout front! This picture was taken on Christmas Eve in shorts and a tank after a very humid, warm run. Crazy weather.


Hot yoga


Hot yoga


Run + Strength + Hot Yoga

4 mile run:

1 mile easy with my clients
1/2 mile warm up on treadmill
1 mile 45 seconds on, 15 off of 8% hill intervals
1.5 miles 45 seconds on, 15 off sprint intervals working up to 6:15 pace

3 sets strength:

12 dumbbell chest flies (20#)
12 pull ups (assisted machine)
12 lat pulldowns
12 split squats with one foot on bench behind (holding 20#)
12 dumbbell bicep curls (17.5#)
12 tricep press-downs on cable machine
20 kettlebell deadlifts (55# kettlebell)
20 dumbbell thrusters (17.5#)


6 mile run with a friend


Christmas Day hot yoga!


Hot yoga + 4.5 mile run with Zoey


I am conflicted…either hot yoga or I’ll head to the gym and get another strength session in…I’ll update later!

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein as part of my ongoing ambassadorship with them.

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  • autumn December 27, 2015, 2:48 pm

    One more rep (clean and press)

  • AmaNda December 27, 2015, 2:52 pm

    one more conversation with a friend.

  • Lynne December 27, 2015, 3:08 pm

    Run one more mile. (Beyond 13). I’ve done it once when my mom died this year and haven’t been able to again.

  • Stephanie G December 27, 2015, 3:12 pm

    ?Happy Holidays Friend! The weather is so crazy for this time of year. im definitely not complaining though. ?

    ❤️I’m Lovin this giveaway. I wish I had more energy to repaint the walls of our whole downstairs. Plus having more energy to walk our dog more would be greatly appreciated. I have heard wonderful things about Premeir Protein but have never tried. Winning this giveaway would be a sAweet start to a Happy New Year. ?

  • Michelle December 27, 2015, 3:13 pm

    Cheer one more person up. Cook one more dinner for my parents.

  • Karen December 27, 2015, 3:14 pm

    One more bike ride along the river with my kids

  • Andrea Davis December 27, 2015, 3:22 pm

    tell my mom that I love her one more time!

  • Michelle December 27, 2015, 3:31 pm

    One more hill on the run!

  • Wendy December 27, 2015, 3:37 pm

    One more pushup from my toes.

  • Taylor December 27, 2015, 3:42 pm

    I would love to share my love for health and wellness with one more person, especially as we began a new year!

  • ErikaMC December 27, 2015, 3:44 pm

    I love Premier Protein and thus is such a good thing to strive for – one more!

    At the moment I would love to have the energy for ‘one more time’ of anything and everything to keep up with my son. His ‘one more’ never runs out!

  • Cindy P December 27, 2015, 3:45 pm

    I’d like to fit into one more pair of jeans after losing the last of my post-delivery pregnancy weight!

  • Blake Showalter December 27, 2015, 4:12 pm

    My “one more” would be one more conversation with a friend or family member. Life can get crazy at times and cause us to put those we love the most to the side. Definitely a goal of mine this year. Thanks for your periscope today, I enjoyed watching!

  • Hilary December 27, 2015, 4:39 pm

    I would have to say I wish I had the energy to go out with friends one more hour! I am such a grandma at the age of 23, guess mornings are my thing but prevents me from staying up late haha

  • Amanda Holder December 27, 2015, 4:49 pm

    One more set of pistol squats!

  • Janelle December 27, 2015, 4:49 pm

    One more yoga class. I need more yoga in my life!

  • Maryz December 27, 2015, 4:55 pm

    I want one more hour to stay up at night and read!

  • alicia szemon December 27, 2015, 5:02 pm

    energy to do one more pushup!

  • April December 27, 2015, 5:04 pm

    I would cherish one more visit with my grandmother after losing her 2 weeks ago…

    • Jen DeCurtins December 27, 2015, 7:21 pm

      i am so sorry to hear about your grandmother april. sending you love.

  • Courtney D December 27, 2015, 5:09 pm

    One more home cooked meal.

  • Kaleigh December 27, 2015, 5:11 pm

    One more lap of chasing my toddler around the house in the evenings! He loves it, and it wears us both out!

  • Anne December 27, 2015, 5:20 pm

    One more yoga session a week!

  • Annalise Mishler December 27, 2015, 5:40 pm

    One more spoonful of cookie butter. (This counts) (This totally counts)

    • Jen DeCurtins December 27, 2015, 7:21 pm


  • Shannon December 27, 2015, 5:42 pm

    One more mile! I want to start running.

  • Diana December 27, 2015, 5:49 pm

    I wish to have more energy for one more walk each day. Walks are so good for my anxiety, but I find it tough to squeeze them in sometimes when I walk so much with heavy bags already!

    • Jen DeCurtins December 27, 2015, 7:20 pm

      i totally hear you on walks being a good way to deal with anxieties and that they’re hard to fit in. i wish i had more time for them too!

  • Meg December 27, 2015, 5:52 pm

    One more mile!! Depression has taken a toll on my energy levels and my training as I try to accomplish running goals, but I’m trying to fight it and each time I run I try to do a little extra just to say to myself “I can”; so one more mile is my goal as I train for my first race

    • Jen DeCurtins December 27, 2015, 7:20 pm

      i am so sorry to hear about your depression but happy to hear that you’re getting exercise. it can be such a powerful creator of energy and means to dealing with emotions, highs and lows. take good care of yourself!

  • Sydney December 27, 2015, 5:56 pm

    One more run

  • Holly December 27, 2015, 5:56 pm

    I want the energy to plan more one more solid meal each week!

  • Danielle December 27, 2015, 5:57 pm

    Increase my speed one more point on the treadmill!

  • Amy evans December 27, 2015, 6:08 pm

    One more hour in am to run!

  • Morgan S December 27, 2015, 6:18 pm

    One more rep. Whether at the gym or during a speed workout!

  • Megan December 27, 2015, 6:19 pm

    One more hour to fill my bucket. I’m currently in one of those in between roles of being a caregiver to aging parents and small children.

    • Jen DeCurtins December 27, 2015, 7:19 pm

      oh wow, i can’t imagine. sending you strength. <3

  • Davida Elsbree December 27, 2015, 6:25 pm

    One more mile!!!

  • Jenn December 27, 2015, 6:46 pm

    One more day to spend with my family in California before heading back to snowy Pacific NW.

  • Arthi December 27, 2015, 6:46 pm

    I wish I had more energy to clean my condo more often! I can’t keep up with my puppy’s shedding!!

    • Jen DeCurtins December 27, 2015, 7:18 pm

      girl, feel your pain on that one.

  • paige c December 27, 2015, 6:53 pm

    one more day with time to weight lift! Some days are just so busy I only get in a quick run at home, I would love to lift 3-4 days a week instead of 2-3

  • Rachel J December 27, 2015, 7:06 pm

    One more mile!

    Also, where did you get your blue tank from and where do you get most of your workout tops?

    • Jen DeCurtins December 27, 2015, 7:18 pm

      This one is lululemon. My workout tops are a mix of Lulu and Track & Field Store.

  • Allison December 27, 2015, 7:09 pm

    I would cut one more minute off my running pace!

  • Chris December 27, 2015, 7:28 pm

    I’d spend mire time with my mom!

  • Shawn Miller December 27, 2015, 7:41 pm

    My one more would be… One more Thank You. Reminding every person that their time and effort is valued and appreciated.

  • Landi December 27, 2015, 7:45 pm

    One more hour with friends and family.

  • Kristen December 27, 2015, 7:46 pm

    One more coffee date with my mom!

  • heather December 27, 2015, 7:54 pm

    One more river trip with dad.

  • Cara December 27, 2015, 7:55 pm

    Swim one more lap!

  • Caroline December 27, 2015, 8:16 pm

    I’d love to have the energy to spend more time walking during the day

  • Megan December 27, 2015, 8:17 pm

    I wish I had the energy everyday to give my dog one more walk! She’s difficult to walk…insists on the whole family going or she stands frozen in front of our house…so it’s not always an option but we all benefit so much from a nightly family walk.

  • John Ruggere December 27, 2015, 8:22 pm

    One more Exterra Extreeme Race.

  • Laura T. December 27, 2015, 8:36 pm

    I wish I had one more day with my grandparents – all of them have passed and I would love to be able to spend time with them again!

  • Julie December 27, 2015, 8:36 pm

    One more mindful activity-get out of my anxious

  • Emily S December 27, 2015, 9:02 pm

    One more run!

  • Laura December 27, 2015, 9:05 pm

    Expecting a new baby in January so the energy to be a mom to one more babe!

  • Ashley N December 27, 2015, 9:06 pm

    My ‘one more’ would be both a walk and a conversation with a friend. I’m in a limbo in relationships it seems lately with outgrowing high school and college friendships. It’s a challenging time in finding my “adult” friendships.

    • Jen DeCurtins December 27, 2015, 9:24 pm

      i can TOTALLY relate. hang in there.

  • Sarah LJ December 27, 2015, 9:18 pm

    One more…day of taking time from technology to play and laugh with my two sons.

  • Holly December 27, 2015, 9:22 pm

    One more home cooked meal

  • Michelle December 27, 2015, 9:59 pm

    I wish I had the energy for more time with friends and family!

  • Rachel H December 27, 2015, 10:08 pm

    Working up the energy for one more workout than usual this week!

  • Chantalle S December 27, 2015, 10:18 pm

    Add one more yoga practice to my weekly workouts and run one more half marathon than I did this past year.

  • Jessica December 27, 2015, 10:37 pm

    One more pull up!!

  • Cheryl December 27, 2015, 10:49 pm

    One more positive affirmation each day

  • Judith December 27, 2015, 10:58 pm

    One more set!

  • Julia December 27, 2015, 11:04 pm

    My one more with fitness is one more yoga class per week! I usually get in two but three is ideal for me!
    Also, one more hour of sleep per night! In fact, I’d rank that one even above yoga 🙂

  • Leah December 27, 2015, 11:11 pm

    I need to go for one more walk with my dog everyday. But being a night shift nurse I don’t always have time!!

  • kait December 27, 2015, 11:16 pm

    “one more” glass of water! May sound silly, but I feel like I always struggle to get in enough water. “One more” mile while running will always be a thought of mine, too!

  • Grace December 27, 2015, 11:25 pm

    One more hour in the day to reflect and seek balance…in relationships with busyness, values with professionalism, fitness with rest, and health food with enjoyable food. Always seeking more balance in all aspects of life!

  • Sarah December 27, 2015, 11:49 pm

    One more day to the weekend! This would allow for one more day to drink coffee in my pjs, one more day to get in a great workout, and one more day to spend with my wonderful husband and new baby girl! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • jeanne December 27, 2015, 11:50 pm

    One more yoga session a week!

  • Liz December 28, 2015, 12:19 am

    There’s always the wish to do one more set at the gym!

  • Nikki Fahey December 28, 2015, 12:41 am

    I just want the ability to focus for one more hour… even that is difficult

  • Natalie December 28, 2015, 12:51 am

    I would like energy for one more clean and press rep

  • Audie December 28, 2015, 1:35 am

    One more kind, self-loving thought instead of a negative, self-defeating one.

    And also thank you for mentioning that you were holding a Christmas yoga class! It inspired me to check my area to see if we had one too and we did! So thank you for encouraging my Christmas yoga session ?

  • Tracy December 28, 2015, 1:55 am

    One more workout each week. One more phone call with my mom each week (she’s been suffering with health issues).

  • J December 28, 2015, 2:15 am

    One more move — I moved from Seattle to SF in September (to a temporary place), and in January will help my husband make the move and then get my stuff to our new place as well, all in the middle of my graduate school quarter. Going to be a bussssy weekend.

  • Whitney December 28, 2015, 5:46 am

    One more mile!

  • Amina December 28, 2015, 6:50 am

    One more minute at the gym. I tend to rush in and out because I feel like I’m “needed” at home. I’d like to take a minute to stretch and breathe!

  • Jodie December 28, 2015, 7:31 am

    I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog and the fact that you share/ post what you do/did in your workout sessions. So thank you. Looking forward to your upcoming posts. Enjoy your week.

  • Ashlee December 28, 2015, 7:36 am

    One more yoga class a week 🙂 I love yoga after I do it but I always feel like I cannot get myself to get there. Hope you had a good Christmas !

  • Lindsay December 28, 2015, 7:52 am

    One more physical activity each day.

  • Courtney December 28, 2015, 8:12 am

    I would like to do one more yoga session each week!

  • Angie Jerde December 28, 2015, 8:22 am

    I would like to do more meal prep and healthy eating! This would be great for that. Thanks for the awesome giveaway ; )

  • Patti December 28, 2015, 8:32 am

    One more plan: my husband and I are looking at a big move in 2016 (our first in 4 years) and it’s daunting. I’m hoping for the energy (physical and mental) to make it through!

  • Nikki S. December 28, 2015, 8:34 am

    One more trip home to see all my family. Being in the military I have not been home in a very long time.

  • Jesse @ Tinder District December 28, 2015, 9:06 am

    One more coffee date with an old friend!

  • Allyssa December 28, 2015, 9:26 am

    I would love to be able to do one more squat at the gym! I am trying to gain more muscle and increase the amount I can squat! Slowly but surely I am hoping this happens!

  • She Rocks Fitness December 28, 2015, 9:27 am

    Looks like some awesome workouts…and the fact you had a sweaty and humid run??? Kind of kookie, but kind of fun. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and I hope you got my last email…Sorry!

  • Katie H December 28, 2015, 9:31 am

    One more push of the incline button on the treadmill!

  • Jenny December 28, 2015, 10:06 am

    Call one more friend to see how they are doing, bake one more batch of cookies for the kids and definitely run one more mile.

  • Carolyn December 28, 2015, 10:30 am

    One more opportunity to be close to someone

  • Jill December 28, 2015, 10:40 am

    Read one more book to my boys.

  • stacey December 28, 2015, 10:46 am

    how bout one more “thruster” I have a love/hate relationship with that barbell move.

  • Rachel December 28, 2015, 10:47 am

    One more pull up! Also AT LEAST one more yoga class per week 🙂

  • John Mark December 28, 2015, 11:47 am

    One more set of tabata intervals

  • Sarah @ BucketListTummy December 28, 2015, 12:14 pm

    Pack one more box for our next big move!

  • Heidi December 28, 2015, 12:26 pm

    One more coffee date with my bestie before moving out of state

  • Elle December 28, 2015, 1:14 pm

    One more set of sit ups. I can run for days but when it comes to push up or sit ups, I can definitely improve.

  • Tracy December 28, 2015, 1:25 pm

    One more date night with my husband!

  • Edye December 28, 2015, 2:48 pm

    I wish I had the energy to read more books! I love to read, but am so busy with school and just life in general, that I don’t have a lot of time to do so.

  • Doris December 28, 2015, 3:36 pm

    One more workout session!

  • Eric December 28, 2015, 3:38 pm

    On more kick boxing class! lol

  • Mariam December 28, 2015, 3:43 pm

    For me, it would be 1 more hug from my grandbaby! he is so cute!

  • Tyneisha December 28, 2015, 6:14 pm

    Mine would be one more liter of water!

  • Lindsay December 28, 2015, 8:23 pm

    one more glass of water, and definitely instead of a snack!

  • Jody Joynt December 28, 2015, 8:27 pm

    1 more mile after a 14 hour day at the hospital

  • Ken C December 28, 2015, 9:04 pm

    One more mile for me 🙂

  • jessica z December 28, 2015, 11:25 pm

    I would love the energy to do one more type of workout each day (ex. yoga, cardio, pound, barre, weights, dance, zumba, pilates, etc.)

  • Colleen C December 29, 2015, 10:37 am

    I wish I had the energy to spend more time reading.

  • Jennifer L. December 29, 2015, 1:08 pm

    With extra energy? Lift all the weights!
    Truth, I need to focus more on weight training and less on strength. Bring on the protein.

  • Anais December 29, 2015, 4:28 pm

    One more mile. Considering 2016 mile challenge in 2016.

  • Caroline December 29, 2015, 8:58 pm

    One more walk with my dogs and podcasts each day!

  • Kaylee December 29, 2015, 9:53 pm

    to build one more lego castle, sing one more song,play one more game & make one more memory with my kids

  • Sarah B Fassmann December 30, 2015, 12:38 am

    I would have one more conversation with my husband. I stay home with my two small children and at the end of the day, I am totally drained. It’s hard to give energy and attention to the most important relationship between me and my husband.

  • Amy December 30, 2015, 1:32 am

    one more hour of sleep-my nine month old is exhausting!

  • Jordan December 30, 2015, 10:36 am

    I definitely wish I had the energy to take my dog on one more walk every night! He would certainly appreciate the extra exercise, and I know I would too!

  • Heidi H. December 30, 2015, 11:59 am

    One more mile! I’m training for my first 10 miler post baby and mile by mile I will get there!

  • Angela M December 30, 2015, 12:15 pm

    One more mile and practice my headstand once a day!

  • Holly December 30, 2015, 12:38 pm

    I want to be able to run one more mile and have one more hour to spend with my husband and pups every day.

  • Jojo December 30, 2015, 12:39 pm

    One more run and one more healthy snack! Trying to get back on track after the holidays ?

  • Ashleigh Allessio December 30, 2015, 12:57 pm

    One more hour to stay organized!

  • Liza December 30, 2015, 1:07 pm

    One more running mile to get to 13.1

  • Claire December 30, 2015, 1:08 pm

    one more day home from work to spend with family

  • Kim W. December 30, 2015, 1:25 pm

    Run one more mile without walking!

  • Lauren Hoover December 30, 2015, 1:42 pm

    Here are my one more(s):
    Pushing through one more day of Physical Therapy school
    Taking my pup for one more walk
    One more rep
    One more act of kindness
    One more goal

  • Ann December 30, 2015, 2:05 pm

    One more workout a week!

  • Beth deschenes December 30, 2015, 2:07 pm

    One more race with my kids.

  • Sandra Lazo December 30, 2015, 3:00 pm

    One more plate on each side for squats. Giving my 100% effort pushing on the last rep and increasing weight as soon as I get comfortable with what I’m doing. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”

  • Sandra Lazo December 30, 2015, 3:13 pm

    One more plate on each side for squats. Giving 100% effort on the last rep and increasing weight as soon as I get comfortable. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”

  • Julie December 30, 2015, 4:09 pm

    1 more mile!

  • Remi December 30, 2015, 6:30 pm

    One more pull up!!

  • Brenda Haines January 2, 2016, 9:42 am

    One more lap around the football field.

  • Ken C January 2, 2016, 5:59 pm

    One more mile to add to our 1000 mile challenge for 2016

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