Happy Monday! This weekend went by way too quickly in my opinion. I’ve been sick since Friday so I spent quite a bit of time in bed, but I have no complaints considering how bad the weather was! Riley and I got a lot done and spent Saturday night getting the house all decorated for the holidays.
I got some new stockings for the mantle, including new ones for Coco and Bella.
I also decked out the tree with ribbon and all our ornaments.
Yes, we have a fake tree. Why, you ask? Because I’m lazy, that’s why. I really like being able to take my tree out of a box, plug it in, fluff the branches and get right to decorating. I found scented ornaments at Target that make it smell like a real tree, so I’m close enough!
Lastly, we decorated the dining area and our “wine corner.”
Saturday night was also homemade pizza night, which we enjoyed with some of my favorite wine. Coco and Bella got special treatment Saturday too, with some yummy canned food.
Sunday we had cold and rain all day long. I mentioned yesterday that my 8k race got postponed until next week and I was soooo glad! Being sick, I would have been miserable running it. Next Sunday should be better weather, so now I’m excited.
Since it was so gross, I spent a lot of time in bed napping, relaxing, and cuddling with the cat. I also made this delicious carrot cake at the request of the husband.
I’ll post the recipe later this week, but I’ll give you a spoiler: grating carrots sucks. In the end, however, it’s totally worth it!
Today’s Workout- Hot Barre
This morning, I got to sleep in until 6:00! Since I signed up for a month of classes at Studio South, I thought I’d try their Hot Barre class. I figured all the heat and sweat could flush the germs out. Is that real science? I’m not sure, but it made sense in my mind.
Holy sweaty mess! If you’ve ever taken a Barre class you know it’s a great workout by itself. You do tiny isometric movements to work almost every muscle group to exhaustion. You’ll work your arms, abs, every inch of your legs and butt, and your back. Now picture that in a 90 degree heated room!
The room was packed when I got there, but I snagged a good spot close to the mirror. I like being right up front by the mirror so I can check my form. By the end of the class I was starting to really feel the heat when we finally got to bring our mats to the middle for some ab work and stretching on the floor. We ended the class by doing a few yoga moves and relaxing with cool towels. I’ll definitely take this class again!
Today I’m off to Richmond with some co-workers to do some prospective student receptions. It’ll be nice to get out of the office for a day and do some recruiting, especially with how crazy things have been this month.
Hope you all have a great day!
Do you take Barre classes? How about hot yoga?
Is your house decorated yet for the holidays?