Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fit December

I am getting anxious/excited for my 5k Saturday morning, but not nearly as excited as I'm sure those of you participating in the Las Vegas marathon are! I hope y'all have a blast! I'll be running... 3.1 miles. And eating. Eating as if I've just run a marathon, too. It's the least I can do.

I have been a little stressed at the idea of moving back to middleofnowhere for winter break, mainly because it will be 100% snow, all the time, and I won't have any way to run. No indoor track, no treadmill, nada. Unless I want to run on the ice outside. So, I decided to make it interesting and drag Zach kicking and screaming to join me in a "get fit December" kind of goal.

I am thinking we will incorporate a little of this:

A little of this:

Except probably not in spanish. Also, a little of the exercise bike and circuit training (and running, if possible), along with a little of this:

This way, even if my cardio suffers a little, I'll still be ripped (see P90x photo above). I am super excited about this. Zach... not so much. I will be starting this on December 15th, and it will go through January 15th... good way to keep myself  accountable over the Holiday season as well!

We will be eating healthy, but not overdoing it (it is Christmas, after all). I would really like to see my protein intake go up, and my carb and fat intake go down. Translation: I will add protein powder to my Christmas cookies.

I will post before and after photos (unless this all fails and I actually get less fit...), and I will be taking measurements just to track progress. I'm not going to pay too much attention to the scale, though, because I know it can be misleading.

Does anybody else have any fitness goals for the holiday season? 


  1. this holiday season, I'd like to find some healthy recipes to use with my deep fryer.

  2. protein powder to xmas cookies is a great idea!!! Also, I just bought some gore-tex brooks and yaktrax (running gaiters) to help with running in the snow. I'll let you know how they hold up..once we get some snow!