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Monday, December 28, 2009

It's Christmas in December!

Remember several months ago I celebrated Christmas in August (here and here) and then again in November?

Well I finally got to celebrate the real Christmas in December and I got a bunch of stuff I wanted - and asked for! - so I'm psyched (for healthy-blogging purposes, only 'health' related gifts will be shown).

My new pair of Asics 2140's I bought for myself to hit my 2010 fitness goals hard!

A new container of Optimum Nutrition Casein protein and free samples for nights after weight-lifting. I already take Optimum Nutrition Whey protein, which is a quick-absorbing protein I use after my workouts, but wanted casein protein for bedtime. Casein protein is a much slower-absorbing protein source which "are aptly described as anti-catabolic or muscle-protecting proteins".

A new 2010 desk calendar to track my fitness goals and progress.

Two cookbooks I wanted for a while but didn't want to spend the $30/each for them. I've come to love a lot of the recipes I find in my Real Simple magazines so the cookbook just made sense. The Cooking Light book is a cookbook as well as a pictorial how-to book. Can't wait to use them!

The next gift isn't something I asked for but gotta appreciate Santa's attempt to keep things healthy. From what I've read about the product (which is locally produced in Hawaii) it's a good substitute. I'll definitely blog about this when I try it out.

Overall a very good Christmas! This year my family and friends made wish-lists so we all got things we wanted... so no standing in long lines to return gifts. YAY!

I also got a bunch of gift-cards to my favorite non-fitness shops and before I use any of them, I have to get back to me pre-November weight of 134 lbs. Since majority of the holidays are over I know I'll be able to do this!

I'll leave you with this picture of what I did on my trip to Moloka'i. Want an awesome full-body workout? Trim an entire mango tree and haul away the trimmings... I'm still sore today.

My brother and I holding up our 'kills'.


MAJL said...

A real mango tree? That is so cool. Nice pair of Asics!

Lors said...

I have Asics as well. I love them so much.

Mandie said...

Woohoo! Looks like you made out like a bandit girlie! Love all your gifts!

Mishy said...

i'll be curious to hear (read) about your mega soy. looks, uh... interesting!?

TiffanyLeigh said...

First time commenter! I just wanted to say that I appreciate all the info you include in your blog. I've been reading your blog for several months now & you're a big inspiration! I just started a fitness bootcamp today & the instructor said it would be good to drink a protein shake afterwards & lo & behold, you post the kind you use!

Thanks again!