Holiday Guide pt. 2

Welcome to week 2 of your guide to the holidays!  Did you enjoy last weeks post? I’d love to hear from you! Lets jump right into pt. 2

Weekly challenge

Last week your challenge was to focus on yourself and do things that make you happy.  This week is simple. Your challenge this week is to work on getting all your Christmas presents bought and wrapped.  One of the most stressful things during the holidays is all the last minute shopping.  If you start early and give yourself enough time, when you remember the last minutes purchases you will be much less stressed.  If you already have all of your presents, get them wrapped!

 

Recipe of the week

 

Packed Protein Balls!  This week we’re making this yummy, easy snack that you can take on the go or enjoy at home. Once made, store in fridge for up to a week!

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I use 1up Nutrition chocolate peanut butter)

Instructions: 

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes to harden
  3. Roll into 12 bite sized balls.
  4. ENJOY!

 

Workout of the week

This workout is a shoulders and tricep workout.  It can be added in with last week’s leg workout!

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

Superset 1 – Medium Weight:

Lateral Raise: 3×10

Front raise: 3×10

Tricep dip: 3×10

Superset 2- Medium Weight

DB shoulder Press: 3×10

DB Arnold Press:3×10

Tricep Rope Pushdown: 3×10

Individual exercises- heavy weight

Over head extensions:3×10

Internal/External Rotation: 3×10 Each side

Tricep pushdown: 3×10

 

I hope you enjoyed the Holiday Guide pt. 2!  As we’re getting closer to the holidays make sure to enjoy them, enjoy the time with family and friends.  The holidays should be a time of thanks, gratefulness, and love so make sure you’re spreading that! See you next Monday at 9am for pt. 3!

Much Love,

Morgan Mckenzie

 

INDEX

Superset: A set that includes another set or sets

BB: Barbell

DB: Dumbbell

Guide to the Holidays!

Holidays are a time of family, fun, and food.  They’re a time to look back on life and enjoy the little things.  If you’re anything like a majority of the fitness community you probably dread the holidays… You dread the thought of all the desserts and yummy foods.  You dread the vacation time with family and friends, the high fat drinks, and lots of eating out.  You dread the thought of going to the gym and dread feeling like you have to workout five times as hard because of everything you ate last night…

 

I’m here to tell you it’s okay! I’m here to tell you that I have a weekly guide starting December 3rd until Christmas to better help you through the holidays! Every Monday ending Christmas Eve, I will be posting a guide holiday guide.

 

What do I expect?

Every Monday you will be getting a guide to help you though the holidays.  Included will be workouts (home and gym workouts), healthy recipes, and more!

 

How do I get this guide?

SIMPLE! Check back here every Monday morning and see each piece of the guide in the “Holiday Guide” Tab.  Don’t worry if you miss Monday morning, you can access the guide in the tab at anytime!

 

I can’t wait to help you through this holiday season!

See you at 10am next Monday!

Much love,

Morgan Mckenzie

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