O Christmas Tree!

Good Morning!

Yesterday was the first day of my 4 day weekend and I was pumped because I needed a day off and because I had lots of running around to do!  

I started my morning off with some OJ, vitamins, and coupon cutting!


 I also had some protein pancakes which held me over until after crossfit.  I decided I would go to crossfit first, and then do a little Christmas shopping.



 My friend from the box, Laura, decided she would do the WOD with me…. It ran got my heart rate up and I was super red faced after!  Who came up with this dumb wod anyway!??  I figured I needed a good workout since I took Tuesday and Wednesday as rest days.

I was glad to have someone to wod with!  It’s  not really fun doing it alone. We had some good jams going too (wrecking ball, royals, etc) 


Make sure you pin this so you can come back to it when you need a good workout!  The 400 Meter row was supposed to be a run, but it was raining outside so if you don’t have a rower at your gym feel free to run it out!

After my workout I did a little shopping but I didn’t really get much accomplished.  I did find a million things I wanted for Christmas so I made sure to text pictures to my husband and in-laws!  Does anyone else do this or just me?


 Of course everything I liked was workout clothes!!


When Alec got home from school we went and got Starbucks, since our Christmas jar told us to!  We are celebrating #24daysoftogetherness and yesterday we picked “enjoy a holiday beverage from Starbucks”.


 We had a good time shopping around at Kroger looking at all the food and samples too.  After our hour long trip that should have taken 15 minutes we headed home and I got to work on a project.

I’ve been planning what I should do for my dad since he turns 60 this month!  For Father’s day this year Alec and I made Eric a candy birthday card the size of a poster!  I decided I would do this again for my dad!  So I worked on his card a little while before making dinner.


I am such a little kid at heart!



I made Quiche with leftover turkey (which is finally gone!)  In the mix:  orange peppers, broccoli, pesto, and feta cheese.  I can’t wait to have leftovers for breakfast!

To conclude the night we finally decorated our Christmas tree!

Jackson was a little confused since this is the first time he has been around a huge tree in the house.


 And the final product!


 Questions of the day:

Is your tree up?

What is your favorite Holiday Beverage? 

PS. Check out my Healthified Hot Chocolaterecipe!

Also, If you are trying to watch your calorie intake, check out Starbucks list of delicious drinks under 2o0 calories.

Cold Drinks (Tall) Calories Fat (g)
Caramel Frappuccino® Light Blended Coffee 100 1
Coffee Frappuccino® Blended Coffee 160 2.5
Shaken Tazo® Iced Passion® Tea (unsweetened) 0 0
Shaken Tazo® Iced Black Tea Lemonade 100 0
Nonfat Iced Vanilla Latte 120 0
Nonfat Iced Caramel Machiato 140 1
Iced Coffee (with classic syrup) 60 0
Iced Skinny Latte 70 0
Hot Drinks (Tall) Calories Fat (g)
Brewed Coffee 5 0
Brewed Tazo® Tea 0 0
Nonfat Tazo® Green Tea Latte 210 0
Nonfat Cappuccino 60 0
Nonfat Caffè Latte 100 0
Nonfat Caramel Machiato 140 1
Soy Tazo® Chai Tea Latte 180 2
Nonfat Caffè Mocha – hold the whip 170 2
Skinny Vanilla Latte 100 0
Steamed Apple Juice 170 0
Caffè Americano 10 0

All suggestions based on a Tall serving (12 fl oz / 355 ml).
U.S. and Canadian soymilk vary slightly.



  1. says

    Our tree has Been up since mid november, got 2 kids so they were asking for it baaaad!!!

    My favorite xtmas drink is something we do in PR called ” Coquito” people love it with rum but i mostly love it without. I’m sorry not to be able to give u a Recipe to try, i know it has eggnog, I’ll have to ask my mom.

    M xtmas!!

  2. says

    Seriously, great minds think a like – I made my dad one of those candy posters for his Birthday this past March. Is it bad that I stole a bar or two off it then for myself? Ha Ha!

    I’m curious, where’s the purple jacket in the left corner from? I love it!!
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  3. says

    I love your tree! It is so pretty! We have had ours up since the weekend before Thanksgiving. I couldn’t wait. :) I actually don’t really have a very holiday beverage, because basically I’m weird. I don’t like hot chocolate, apple cider, or egg nog. So I usually just stick to water. :)
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