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.