Today was a really good day. It started with a great workout with friends followed by an exciting meeting about my return to teaching yoga in Charlotte in January. I can’t wait to tell you more very soon. The rest of the day involved some work in a coffee shop, cuddles with my boy, a visit from Dorie, lasagna and quiet mama evening time.
While it was a good day, it was a very early one! I had my alarm set for 5 a.m. to meet my friends for our annual “Christmas Cookie Crusher Workout” but I woke up at 3:56 and just could not go back to sleep. I finally gave up and got up at 4:30 and made coffee and ate a pre-workout Larabar. I got some work done and then headed off to Metro Fitness Club for our workout.
Ahhhh it was just like old times. There were supposed to be five of us but life happens so we finished with three. I miss working out with these girls so much! I trained them at 5:30 a.m. for a few years. While I don’t miss training clients at 5:30 a.m., it was really nice to be up and at ’em this morning! (Finn was with his dad last night.)
This was the fourth annual Christmas Cookie Crusher and it’s such a fun holiday tradition. This year’s workout was a chipper-style workout with 25 reps of 25 different exercises. We kicked it off with a one mile “jingle jog” to take in the Christmas lights on one of Charlotte’s most festive streets. My friends were just happy that I didn’t make them carry med balls on the run this year. Haha.
As always, I have put together both gym and home versions for you guys. The gym version took us about 35-40 minutes to complete. I haven’t tried the home version. The home version has a 0.25 mile run every 5 exercises so you’ll end up running 1.5 miles as part of that workout!
Here are the details!
2018 Christmas Cookie Crusher: Gym Version
2018 Christmas Cookie Crusher: Home Version
As always, I’d love your feedback if you try the workouts. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have questions about any of the movements. I’ll try to answer them ASAP.
Happy sweating, happy holidays and merry, merry!