Tough Post-Holiday Workout

I don’t know about you, but working out after not having done it in a week (thanks to Christmas and traveling) is HARD!

I forgot my camera today but at least had my iPhone for some evening photos. Apparently my camera hardware continues to slide downhill, from my DSLR (still in the shop) to my Ninja camera (the Canon PowerShot – forgotten at home) to my iPhone (a pretty good camera for a phone, but no DSLR).


I had a fab 2 hour zumbalicious workout, followed up with an Aria protein shake.


I attempted to take a photo of my zumba hat.

Apparently, it is difficult to take self-portraits with iPhones.


A fellow class participant helped me out with a shot – muuuch better!


Post zumba, some friends headed out to Cantina 1511.


We got some drinky-drinks. I had some white sangria (about 1 1/2 cups). It was super yummy and one of the best sangrias I’ve had!


We got guacamole – made tableside! Everything tastes better made tableside!


I split a Chicken Chimichanga with my friend Kat. I love finding friends to split food with!


Instead of rice and beans, we ordered veggies. We also got some cole slaw on the side.


The portion size was nearly perfect, though I did manage to take a small piece of chimichanga home for hubby.

Some of my zumba friends will be doing the Eat in Month Challenge in January with me! I’m so excited they’re joining in on the fun! Now we’ll have to think of some fun things to cook up together since we won’t be dining out in January!

On a random note, here’s a recap of some of my fave Christmas presents (there are others I LOVE, but I can’t share ALL my gifts with you guys):


Flannel sheets – in light turquoise AND Martha Stewart!

Speaking of linens, we also got some lovely, light turquoise towels, but I was too lazy to take them out of their plastic packaging to photograph them.


The Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer I’ve been lusting after – in Martha Blue! So pretty! Now my set is complete! Woot woot!


My SIL found this for me – a vintage vase…or something? I don’t care what it’s supposed to be – it’s GORGEOUS! It’s the perfect vintage light-turquoise color. I will find a good use for it.



A BPA-free water bottle in light turquoise (seeing a trend here?) with a beautiful flower pattern. This is the prettiest BPA-free water bottle I’ve seen. I’m so glad I held off buying the ones I sort-of liked because I LOVE this one!


Well, it’s sleepy time around here, so I’m off to bed!

What was your favorite Christmas (or holiday) gift this year?

7 thoughts on “Tough Post-Holiday Workout”

  1. You're making me realise that I need a good workout. I think that would alleviate a lot of the stress that I am feeling right now.

    Favourite Christmas present? The David Sedaris ticket I got w/ dinner out. pretty awesome.

    Love the water bottle. They're great.

  2. Hey girl!

    You know, we just moved to our new place two weeks ago and we're literally 3 minutes from Cantina 1511 – looks like I'll have to check that place out soon!

    I'm launching my brand new blog on Jan 1, I'll definitely be partaking in your Dine-In Challenge, so fun!

    Oh, and a friend of mine is also hooked on Zumba and has been trying to talk me in to it. Perhaps I'll add it to my 2010 things to try list 🙂

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas and enjoy the New Year!

  3. I don't even want to think about working out – yet. One of my friends from back in the day is a "Pole Instructor" so a bunch of us are going to attend a class and get our butts kicked. OUCH!

    The turquoise theme – I would have never have guessed 😉 As for moi, Santa was good – got an E-Reader; a WS book on slow cookers and the All Clad Slow Cooker with the Aluminum insert – will have to break it in tomorrow – snowed up here so beef stew is on the agenda.

    Happy New Years!


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