From Bootcamp to Boozeface

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone is having a lovely day. I certainly am. I spent last night with the husband’s side of the family, and I have to say that I totally lucked out in the in-law department. They are fabulously generous and lovely people all. We spent the evening at my sisters-in-law’s, eating, drinking, and general merry-making, while watching the newest addition on the webcam (our little nephew couldn’t be with us unfortunately). I just love technology. And I am beyond thrilled to be an auntie once again.

Today we’ll spend with my side of the family. Fortunately festivities don’t get going ’til later in the afternoon. So that means I had the whole morning to relax, open the gift from the hubs (a gorgeous necklace from our pal Carol of www.littlecatmetals.com), eat, bake, and wrap gifts. Oh, and sneak in a workout. Yes I did.

I thought about going for a run, then decided to do a bootcamp workout from www.shrinkingjeans.net/bootcamp. I’ve done this workout in the past and been sore for days. It’s an ass-kicker, at least for a couch potato like me. While I kicked bootay outside, Long Dong Silver (my husband’s preferred nickname) rocked out to his new Clash box set (his gift from yours truly.)

Week 1 Day 1 starts with sprints, then moves on to lunges with kicks, push-ups, squats, side planks, more squats, and tricep dips. I remember doing this workout a while back and feeling sore in muscles I didn’t know I had. I love that feeling.

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Here are my fellow bootcampers. They especially loved the sprinting. And they seemed to enjoy challenging me by sticking their nose or dirty toys in my face as I struggled to maintain my balance. They’re supportive that way. Sure, it’s easy to balance when you have 4 legs. Show-offs.

I have to admit I’m proud of myself for getting out there and moving today. It was a gift I gave myself, I guess. Considering that the past few days has been all egg nog and scotcheroos, I think it was the least I could do (at least before the diabetic coma sets in.) Now I think I may even have time to sneak in a nap before the next wave of flying wrapping paper, noshing, and booze-facing (is that even a word? It’s definitely a thing I know, because it’s a common occurrence around these parts.) I hear my couch calling…

Here’s to everything in moderation. And happy holidays everyone.

Karen