Holiday Guide pt 3

Welcome to week 3 of your Guide to the Holidays!  So far you have received two different challenges, two different recipes, AND two different workouts! This week you have much of the same! This is the last week before Christmas, can you believe it? Where has the year gone? It seems like yesterday we were getting ready for holidays!

I know the Holidays are a crazy time so I won’t drag this post out! Let’s jump into week 3!

 

Weekly Challenge

This week you actually have two challenges… The first one is for you.  Your challenge last week was to get all your gifts purchased and wrapped.  This week your challenge is to grocery shop early… we’ve all been there… waiting in line Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve.  There is nothing worse then going in for your last 3-4 items and being in line longer than it took to pick them out! Save yourself the stress and shop early.

Your second challenge is in the spirit of the Holidays.  Your second challenge is to pay it forward.   Pay for the person behind you at Starbucks, pick up an extra pair of socks and mittens for that homeless vet you always see, help the kid finish paying who really wants that toy but is just a few dollars short.  Paying it forward isn’t just for the other person. The type of energy you put out is the type you receive.  Everyone is so busy during the holidays these days that they forget about the meaning.  They forget to reflect on what they have, and the joys life has brought them this year.  You don’t have to spend money to pay it forward, you can go out of your way and sit with the old man who’s all alone eating dinner, you can talk to the kid at school that no one talks to, you can make a card for the friend who doesn’t receive much for the Holidays.  This Holiday season remember what you have and pay it forward (and get your shopping done early, of course!).

 

Recipe of the week

If you’re anything like me you LOVE fries and I mean LOVE.  This week we’re going to fulfill your veggie and fry needs!

Air Fryer carrot fries

Ingredients:

  • carrots
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Wash the carrots and cut them in half, then cut the halves in half!
  2. Toss all ingredients in bowl.
  3. Place carrots in air fryer at 200 degrees for 15 minutes.
  4. Half way though pull out basket and toss carrots.
  5. ENJOY!

 

Workout of the week

Week one we did a leg and glute workout, week two we did a shoulder and tricep workout, and now for week three we’re going to do a back and bicep workout! Add this in to your workout this week!

Warm up: 8 minutes cardio of choice (I prefer bike to warm up)

Superset 1

Lat pulldown 3×10

EZ bar curls 3×10

Superset 2

DB curls 3×10

Hammer curls 3×10

Seated Cable Row (close grip) 3×10

Superset 3

Assisted Pull Ups 3×10

Straight Bar curl 3×10

Individual exercises

Incline Seal Row 3×10

Straight Bar Row 3×10

T Bar Row 3×10

Ez Bar Curl 3×10

 

I hope you enjoy pt. 3 as much as pt. 1 and 2!  The holidays are stressful, remember to take a step back and look at all that you have.  Remember to give back this week! We will see you next Monday for pt. 4 and our final part!

Much Love,

Morgan Mckenzie

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