Wow, what a weekend! Remember that 12 Days of Christmas WOD I was telling you about on Friday? It ended up being a killer. Girls were supposed to use a 95 pound bar (!!!) for numbers 1,3,7, and 12 but since I am still new to the moves (and I’m weak), I stuck with a pretty light weight of 45 pounds.
12 Days of Christmas WOD
Do the number of reps for each day then go through each day you have already completed before moving on to the next day. For example, for day 5: 5 box jumps, 4 burpees, 3 front squats, 2 handstand pushups, 1 power snatch.
- Power Snatch
- Handstand Pushups/Wall Walks
- Front Squats
- Box Jumps
- Pull Ups
- Wall Balls
- Kettle Bell Swings
- Jumping Air Squats
- Clean and Jerks
The wall walks were definitely the hardest and each time I prayed not to fall on my face. Scott and I both ended up finishing around the 40 minute mark and it was a great way to kick off our Saturday!
I’ve seen a lot of 12 Days of Christmas workouts going around the web, so I thought I would share one I created last year. For this workout, go through entire set starting with 12 all the way down to 1 and repeat 3 total times.
After we got our butts kicked, Scott and I headed down to Chicago to celebrate Christmas with my side of the family. We met at my brothers condo in the city and opened gifts before my mom surprised us with dinner and a show downtown. Catch 35 is a restaurant known for its premium seafood and steak and prides itself in bringing ocean fresh to Chicagoland with seasonal offerings like Alaskan Halibut or Georges Bank Block Island Swordfish. I wanted to try everything on the menu, but ended up choosing the Chilean Sea Bass with Hawaiian ginger scallion sauce. It was to die for!
After we were finished with dinner, we walked a few short blocks to the Chicago Theater to see Cirque Dreams Holidaze! The holiday show had over 300 costumes including snowmen, penguins, angels, reindeer, toy soldiers, gingerbread men and Santa and included 20 acts and 30 artists (many of which have been featured on America’s Got Talent and similar TV shows).
It really reminded me of the Cirque du Soleil “Love” show we went to in Vegas last year, and I loved every second of it! The show is touring all around the U.S. right now, and I highly recommend checking it out. Unfortunately, the photos outside didn’t turn out too well, and this was the best one we ended up leaving with. All of our spouses and my aunt came as well!
Sunday we spent a few hours at my dads for a Christmas lunch until it was time to head back to Madison. We all had such a great time in the city and I am so happy I got to celebrate Christmas with my family this year, even if it was a week early!
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