Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Long time, no post

Hello everyone! It’s been much too long since our last post. We’ve missed you! We have a lot to catch you up on and we are looking forward to picking back up where we left off. ┬áThere have been big life changes for both of your F2BT gals!

It’s the holiday season – which means you are probably on the go, headed to parties and gatherings to spend time with family and friends. Also, it means we’re all doing our best to come out of 2010 without too many extra pounds and not find ourselves in a sugar coma for the next month. So gang, here’s to squeezing in some calorie burns in the midst of the baking/shopping/partying and trying out a few new treats this year that won’t require you to only resort to elastic waistbands by the time 2011 hits. Cheers!


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This year, the Christmas season just couldn’t get here fast enough for me. I was one of those ridiculous people who actually started listening to Christmas music right after Halloween. However, even with my zealous attempts to get to the holiday season just a little bit sooner, I had to wait for Thanksgiving to put up the tree, hang the lights, etc. Thus squashing my allotted Christmas ramp-up into a mere 28 days. Between travel, work, guests, parties and, oh yeah – working out(!) it’s been a stretch to actually sit back and soak in that holiday spirit.

So, to remedy that, I filled up my iPod with some of my favorite Christmas tunes and hit the gym. We know that if you are movin to the music you will be in workout mode. My tunes had to perform double duty – get me through a tough workout AND lift my spirits enough to make me feel nice and Christmasy in this hectic whirlwind of go-go-go.

My playlist:
White Christmas – Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
Baby It’s Cold Outside – Dean Martin
Deck The Hall – Nat King Cole
Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) – U2
Christmas Vacation – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Step Into Christmas – Elton John
All I Want for Christmas – Mariah Carey
Chirstmas in Killarney – Anne Murray
Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
Christmas All Over Again – Tom Petty
Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys
Trim Up the Tree – The Who Village Choir
Mele Kalikimaka – Bing Crosby
Joy to the World – Anne Murray
White Christmas – Otis Redding
Silent Night – Sarah McLachlan

This mix starts off slow with a classic by Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters, and then gets kicked up a notch with tunes by U2, Elton John and Mariah Carey to put you into full-on-workout mode. All of these are fun sing along songs, so I probably would have enjoyed jamming out to these in the comfort of my home even more! For a cool down, I included two of my very favorite versions of the slower classics, White Christmas (again – can you tell it’s a favorite?) and Silent Night.

The verdict: Workouts + Christmas Music = Holiday Cheer!

What are your favorite holiday songs? Have you updated your playlist this season?

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