12 Days of Christmas Workout
My thoughts are still consumed with those who are burying a piece of their heart & soul this week in Connecticut. For those of you who are interested, you can check out this Facebook link to run a 5K for the Children of Sandy Hook. The goal is to host a race in the spring that will have a virtual component so people across the nation can participate. To reiterate my thoughts from yesterday, I’m confident there is nothing we can do to alleviate the pain that the families in Newtown are experiencing. However, I think we can let them know that their beautiful children have left a mark on our hearts that won’t be forgotten.
Sarah, A.K.A. Mama Pea, had an eloquent way of putting into words exactly how I feel about remembering those in Connecticut. You can read her beautiful words here. You can also check out her latest post for more encouraging words and a chance to win some Gnosis Chocolate. She’s a wonderful writer & creative chef and her big heart is evident in each of her blog posts.
I had fun with this morning’s workout, which was inspired by the holiday season. I actually thought it was going to be fairly easy when I created it because the reps were lower than what I’m used to. I’m not sure if it was because I wasn’t feeling so great this morning, but this actually ended up being a pretty challenging workout. The man makers are probably to thank for that. It took me slightly less than 30 minutes to complete 2 rounds of this workout.
I probably should have done 5 more rounds of this circuit because holiday baking is in full swing in this house tonight. Dave has a cookie exchange at his work tomorrow and I have an office potluck. I made s’more brownies for my party, which had a graham cracker crust topped with gooey brownies and marshmallows. Except, the brownie layer was too dry and the marshmallows came out too crisp…
It basically broke apart when I went to cut it into squares. I imagine cutting tile would be a similar experience. Epic Fail. You can’t win ’em all, right? Luckily, I had the stuff on hand to make peanut butter brownies, which are currently in the oven. Fingers crossed that those turn out!
I also made a chocolate rum cake, which is looking pretty good. This cake is a Christmas staple for me.
This cake is always moist and delicious so I’ll be sure to share the recipe with you soon. The great thing about this cake is that if you mess it up, you’ll have a half bottle of rum on hand so you won’t be totally empty handed.