You know those weeks where it just feels as if your workouts are solid, strong, and perfect?

I’ve been having those for the past 3 weeks now. It feels great and I’m just rolling with it.

I think having holiday inspiration to create workouts has helped too. I mean, when you have a workout called “99 Problems But An Elf Ain’t One Workout”, it’s hard not to get excited about it.

This workout few by and by the end, oh man were my legs and abs burning. It’s a total body workout, but if you do it, you’ll quickly realize there is extra emphasis on the core and lower body for sure.

Also, for the squats, I alternated between body weight and weighted. I would do 10 with a kettlebell, 10 without until the set was complete. If you’re more advanced, I encourage you to do the same.

Trust me, there are a lot of squats, so I wouldn’t attempt to do them all weighted! By the end my booty and legs were on fire.

99 Problems But An Elf Ain’t One Workout

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Marriage & Compromise: I Was More Married To My Workouts Than My Husband

December 17, 2014
marriage and fitness

This past weekend I ran the Kiawah Half Marathon. And Dan wasn’t happy about it. At all. I had bought the bib months ago but then decided not to race it just a few weeks ago (I felt my body needed extra time to recover). I asked my friend Ashton if she wanted it and […]

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Jillian Michaels’ Kettlebell Swing Reminds Us That Trainers Are Like Doctors

December 16, 2014
Jillian Michaels Kettlebell Swing

I want implants. <— How’s that for an intro? I’m not embarrassed to admit it. But when I do get them (one of these days) I won’t be going to a heart surgeon. And if I had a heart condition, I definitely wouldn’t schedule a visit to the plastic surgeon. Why? Well, duh. Doctors are […]

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Suck It Up Buttercup: How To Deal With Cold Weather DE-Motivation

December 15, 2014
how to workout in cold like a big girl

Happy Motivational Monday! This picture has nothing to do with today’s post. One of my trainers sent it to me and I thought it was the best way to start any post. I decided that with the holidays and the cold temperatures hitting lots of the USA, a lot of us are suffering from workout […]

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Can’t Catch Me Gingerbread Man Protein Shake {Vegan}

December 12, 2014
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Happy Friday! I hope you have a ton of wonderful plans this weekend. Our weekend is packed with dinners with friends and family and a half marathon. I know I said that I wasn’t going to run Kiawah and I am not racing it. I am simply pacing my friend Ashton while she races. So […]

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The Step-By-Step Guide To Eating During The Holidays

December 11, 2014
How To Eat During The Holidays

I’ve seen them, you’ve seen them… we’ve all seen them. The articles, blog posts and even news reports sharing each person’s two cents on how to survive the holidays when it comes to parties, alcohol, and food. And now, I’m giving mine. I found this little gem the other day. Our very first holiday picture […]

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Your Invited To ‘The 12 Days Of Kettlebells’ Challenge

December 10, 2014
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Did you see the awesome “12 Days Of Kettlebells Workout” I did for my friend Christine at LoveLifeSurf? Make sure to check it out! Today’s post might have a very similar name, but I assure you, it’s nothing like that workout. In fact, it’s not really a workout at all… You see, I love a challenge. […]

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Why Time Is Screwing Up Your Workout

December 9, 2014
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I love high intensity workouts. I love workouts where I know if I push harder and move faster, I’ll be done sooner. I feel like gone are the days where you simply walked into a gym and perform 3 sets of 10 reps of a few exercises. I’m not complaining at all, as a gym […]

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Why Is Salmon Pink? {SizzleFish Podcast}

December 8, 2014
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Have you ever wondered why salmon has that distinct pink color while all other fish tend to be pearly white? I have. I’ve also wondered what makes fish such a super food and how much are we actually allowed to eat each week? Being from a coastal city, I grew up eating the freshest seafood […]

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Peppermint Chocolate Candy Cane Shake {Vegan}

December 5, 2014
peppermint chocolate candy cane shake

Okay, I may have gone a little overboard this week on the holiday themed posts, but I couldn’t help myself. The excitement is in the air and I am counting down the days until our Christmas mountain getaway. The holiday festivities continue this week with the Reindeer Run tomorrow, then Saturday evening I’m having a […]

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Holiday Confessions Of A Personal Trainer II

December 4, 2014
holiday confessions of a personal trainer

It’s been months since I did a confession post! Partly because I’ve had so many other posts planned out and partly because I felt my confessions were growing boring… I was growing boring? Nah, that couldn’t be it. Ha. And to prove just how exciting and how much of a rebel I am, I’m back […]

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