The Day After + Core Workout.
When I was younger I always dreaded the day after Christmas. Even though I had many new toys to play with, the excitement was over and I had to wait an entire year before it came again. Over the years that disappointment has turned into thankfulness for having such a wonderful family and friends, and being able to participate in such wonderful times on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I hope your past few days have been just as wonderful!
Remember all of those cookies I baked? On Christmas Eve, I discovered that my husband has a secret gift at putting together cookie trays. He made the ultimate trays – everyone has been loving them!
The picture doesn’t do it justice, but the cookies are literally piled up almost a foot high. Each layer is a surprise with more cookies underneath. :)
Now, I’m about to go eat some bacon and cheddar mac and cheese for breakfast since I don’t think I sufficiently stuffed myself over the last 2 days. I have visions of workouts dancing in my head.
25 Days of Workouts
WORKOUT #21 – Core
Im sure most of you feel like a good ab workout is needed today, right? While I firmly believe that abs are only made in the kitchen, getting a great core workout can really boost your mood! :)
Front plank hold: 3 sets of 60 seconds
Side plank hold: 3 sets of 60 seconds each
Bicycle crunches: 3 sets of 60 seconds
Stability ball crunches: 3 sets of 25
Medicine ball crunches: 3 sets of 15
Ab pull-ins on stability ball: 3 sets of 15
Lower back extension on stability ball: 3 sets of 20
Have a blast! :)
11 Comments on “The Day After + Core Workout.”
I’m doing this workout right now…I need a good core workout! Thanks and that cookie tray looks so good.
great workout!! im going to do this today!! :)
wow your hubs DOES have a talent for plating cookies! gotta love hidden talents haha
mac n cheese sounds delish! enjoy :)
I have visions of workouts in my head too, but first things first: blogs and breakfasts :). Nice work your hubby did on that cookie tray!
Merry Day AFter Xmas, JEssica!
The asiago and arugula pesto looks awesome! Do you de-stem your arugula at all, or just throw it in, long stems and all? Sometimes the long stems get stuck under the Vita blade and never really get mushed up, but I bet in a food proc that’s not an issue.
Hubs rocking out the cookie trays I see, great work Mr. Jessica!
I definitely need this workout today. :)
Those cookie plates are definitely masterpieces!
And I agree, a good core workout really makes me feel stong and just good in general!
Mmmm mac and cheese sounds great right about now – too bad I am stuffed to the gills :-)
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! The day after is always a bummer to me cuz I’m like “now what?” Thank you for the workout too!
that is so cute that your husband put together the cookie trays!! and i love reading your workouts :)
No stability ball or medicine ball :(
What to do?