Christmas Party, Cookies, and Core Workout

Good afternoon! It’s the day before Christmas Eve! Christmas seemed to come really fast this year but luckily, I finally got everything bought, wrapped, and baked!


Saturday evening, we went to a family Christmas party with my extended family that we only see every few years.


The kids were excited because Santa Claus was there! Well, my niece was a little nervous but at least she sat on his lap. When your two years old, Santa is a pretty scary guy.



Yesterday’s Workout

  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

Yesterday morning, Danny and I went to BodyPump, Jacob ran on the treadmill, and Jaden went to the kid’s room at the gym. After the gym, we came home and I started baking

I was glad that I made most of the cookie dough the day before, because it took a long time to bake all those cookies!

I made chocolate chip cookies, using this recipe.

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I also made Butterscotch Reese’s Cookies.

And Peanut Butter Blossoms.

Then, I ate way too many cookies. I have been eating not so healthy lately and can’t wait to get back on track with eating better and tracking my food. I can tell by the way that my clothes are fitting that I need to cut out a few cookies!

Today’s Workout

  • Ab Circuit – Approx. 20 minutes
  • Walk/Run on Track – 30 minutes
  • Stretching/Foam Rolling – 10 minutes

This morning, I attempted to make snowman pancakes for the kids for breakfast.


Eh. They kind of resemble snowmen.

After breakfast, we headed to the gym. Jaden was very excited to bring the cookies we baked to the teachers in the kid’s room.

I started my workout with this ab circuit:
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I did each exercise with no rest in between. I did the whole thing three times, resting 1-2 minutes in between. After the ab workout, Jacob and I walked and ran on the indoor track for 30 minutes.

I’m not sure how far we went because I can’t run and count laps. It’s just not happening. Nine laps equals a mile. I lost count after four laps. I focused on running for 30 minutes rather than on mileage.

After the track, I stretched and foam rolled for about 10 minutes. Jacob informed me that he hates stretching and went off to ride the stationary bike…after he picked up every weight on the weight rack and then set them back down.

This afternoon will just be spent getting last-minute things ready for Christmas Eve and Christmas!

Have a great afternoon!

  • What’s your favorite ab exercise?
  • What are you doing for Christmas Eve?



Filed under Christmas, Family Fun, Running, Working Out

9 Responses to Christmas Party, Cookies, and Core Workout

  1. Melissa Woollard

    The cookies looked great!

  2. Mmm those peanut butter blossoms look good!

  3. Losing Lindy

    yum.. now I want cookies..should probably make supper first

  4. Teresa @

    We have to work Christmas Eve, but just half a day. Every year we meet my sister in law and her family for church, then head back to their house for a late dinner and dessert. We all enjoy this tradition! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend…

  5. You look so pretty in your party picture!

    Those snowman pancakes are a fun idea!

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