Merry Christmas Eve

Wow Christmas Eve! Can you believe it? I know, time really flies.

This is the Christmas card Phoebe and I sent out to our family and friends

Our Christmas card!

Our Christmas card! We worked pretty hard on it ๐Ÿ™‚

Phoebe was definitely not herself today. She was so sore from all her shots that she didn’t even wake me up, I had to wake her! She didn’t jump and run and play as usual, and it really worried me. And of course I freaked out when I picked her up and she howled and barked like I was giving her another shot! My poor babes…

G-Mama was working on the killer Christmas Eve brunch when I got there. I’ll include all of it in my big after Christmas post on Wednesday, but here’s a taste

Oh my goodness... homemade biscuits! Skinny Minnie's weakness!

Oh my goodness… homemade biscuits! Skinny Minnie’s weakness!

I couldn't help myself... ;)

I couldn’t help myself… ๐Ÿ˜‰

I helped wrapped some presents while Phoebe relaxed a little

I love ribbons and bows. All about presentation

I love ribbons and bows. All about presentation

Look at all this leftover paper they had! I will not be buying paper next year… I will be shopping at the Target in G-Mama and Pop Pops basement ๐Ÿ™‚

Paper

I also did my normal coffee and celebrity stalking

LOVE Jenna Dewan (Channing Tatum's wife). She's so cute pregnant

LOVE Jenna Dewan (Channing Tatum’s wife). She’s so cute pregnant

And I enjoyed the beautiful decorations and cozy fireplace

Phoebe checking out the fireplace

Phoebe checking out the fireplace (Don’t worry it’s covered, no way of harming her!)

I decided to workout at home, well, in my apartment gym. At first I was lacking MAJOR motivation, but decided to switch things up to make it more fun. I did 10 minutes of cardio, then 10 minutes of strength training and did 3 rounds of this to make a full hour. I highly recommend this when you are struggling to get your bum in the gym. Before I knew it the hour was up! I did a little mini leg workout for my strength training. Here’s the complete workout:

  • 5 minute jog on treadmill, 5 minute speed walk with incline 7.5
  • Calf presses using the leg press machine, 110lbs, 12 reps x 3 sets, then single calf presses 65 lbs, 10 reps x 2 sets each leg
  • Leg extension 50 lbs, 12 reps x 2 sets, then 65 lbs, 10 reps x 2 sets
  • Hip abduction using cables, 30 lbs, 12 reps x 3 sets each leg
  • 10 minutes on elliptical (set at random for different intensities)
  • Leg curls, 30 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets. These are extremely hard for me because even on the shortest setting, I’m too darn short for the machine! This is the one where you lay on your stomach and curl the weight with your legs, towards your bum
  • Hip adduction, 20 lbs, 12 reps x 3 sets each leg
  • DEEP squats holding a 30 lb weight, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • 10 minutes on ellipticalย 
  • Finished with 10 minutes of abs and stretching ๐Ÿ™‚

I was also testing my flexibility, and look at me go!

Up in the air Split

Cool, huh?

Cool, huh?

My entire workout I decided to listen to Miss Britney Spears! Last night I was watching a special on VH1 about TRL, okay TRL was the bread and butter of my childhood and teen years. I would literally run home from school to watch it every single day (this is putting my love of TRL lightly… ask my BFF DiPeppe, we have an obsession with TRL)

Carson!

Carson!

Anyway, I really miss it, so decided to bring it back with the help of my iPod ๐Ÿ™‚

100 songs of Britney Spears on my iPod? Wow...

100 songs of Britney Spears on my iPod? Wow…

I felt really good when I finished

Strong!

Strong! I really need to push myself after the holidays. I’ve lost some muscle tone, but overall still feeling amazing!

I hope everyone has a PERFECT HOLIDAY! I am really excited to give my niece Bella her Christmas Eve gift, I put a lot of thought into it, I hope she likes it!

Have a safe holiday and please treasure these times with your loved ones ๐Ÿ™‚ I will be back on Wednesday for a full update of my Christmas festivities! Merry Christmas!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

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