holidays

Holiday Hangover

Do you have a “holiday hangover” like us?  It is the BEST and WORST type of hangover.  It is the feeling of enjoying the holidays a little too much.  I’m not sad about it.  I was probably better than 90% of the average population.  But, it is now time to get back at it in the fitness world.  Here is a quick recap as to what the FourFitSisters have been up to!

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Christmas card shenanigans.  Don’t worry…our Christmas cards didn’t come in time.  So I guess we really were taking “New Year’s” photos here.  My hubby came home with these outfits for us.  At first I was not sure…but after seeing them on I was pretty pleased.  He is totally a Vineyard Vines kind of guy.  I am way more of a Nike kind of gal.  Getting dressed up is not always my thing.  But, these worked out well.

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It was MY turn to host Christmas.  To say I was excited was a total understatement.  As the only sister not in STL we are usually the ones traveling the most to see family.  And it was so nice to be able to stay home and host this year!  We had the house all decorated.  Which usually always come close to ending in divorce.  It actually went pretty smooth this year.

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“Christmas” morning looked like this…

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The kiddos couldn’t wait to dig into their presents.  They had them nicely set in piles before breakfast had even been served!!!!!

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A little cousin love on the stairs.

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And some happy gluten free pancake muffin eaters.  I just bought gluten free pancake mix, and mixed according to the directions.  Instead of sitting in front of the stove all morning I made them the day before.  They cooked in mini muffin tins for 20 minutes.  The next morning we just popped them in the microwave.  They were great for dipping.  I even tossed in some chocolate chips for the kiddos.  The adults enjoyed some breakfast casserole. YUM

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Even the elves got in on all the fun.  They aren’t normally all in the same house together.  They were having a blast in their snowball fight.  I think Clyde lost.

After hosting “early Christmas” at our house we all headed our directions for the Holidays.  We enjoyed torturing our son on Christmas morning.  That face could NOT be faked…he was just as annoyed as Ralphy when asked to try on his pink bunny suit.

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We got a good laugh…and even had our matching pajamas.  Yep, we were that family this year.

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Of course…my main request for gifts were fitness related.  I got a new piece of fitness equipment from Marta, and some new tennies from the hubby.  If you remember these from our favorite things post.  These are the shoes that I put on that list.  He was a good husband and must have read the blog that day.

 

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Things have been crazy over at Four Fit Sisters.  All of the sisters are getting ready to start up their first challenge of the new year.  I hope that you got in.  Also, Maggie is doing an amazing giveaway.  She is giving away a $120 month supply of Shakeology.  Enter as many times as you want.  The details can be found on her facebook page here.

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Good Luck.  Can’t wait to get back into the swing of blogging and back into our normal routine.  We have missed you.

 

 

Where do you get your workout clothes??

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I get the question about my workout clothes ALL the time.

I have a lot.  Maybe some might call it a slight addiction.  However, at least I have an excuse.  I love fitness AND I’m a P.E. teacher.  That’s a huge WIN WIN for me!!!!

So today I would like to share some of my favorite workout pieces and how I like to style them.

1.  The Cowl Neck/Turtle Neck.

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This amazing turtleneck just screams winter to me.  I love the feel of a soft turtleneck this time of year.  And matching them up with leggings may be my absolute fave.  Both items above can be found on Victoria’s Secret website.  Did you know they have an amazing “active” line?? They do.

2.  Leggings

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Yes…my absolute favorite thing in the world to workout in, AND lounge in.  Hello polka dots.  If I could wear leggings every day for the rest of my life I may not be sad about it.  They don’t move around when you work out.  That is why I love them.  Cropped or long, I must have them.  All of the above are also from Victoria’s Secret.  I may have a slight obsession with the polka dots and the color block.  Merry Christmas to me.

3.  Jackets

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Now this is more for work than actually to work out in.  I absolutely love this jacket.  I love that it looks like a vest, but is really a full jacket.  I love the colors.  It is so feminine. I am obsessed.  This is what I want to wear every day.  Victoria’s Secret…again.

4.  Graphic Tees

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Under Armour has some really nice graphic tees.  I wear a lot of these to work.  I work at a middle school.  Though I would love to dress head to toe in Victoria’s Secret at all times, being appropriate at school is a must.  I like to motivate AND teach at the same time.  These kinds of t-shirts help me do just that.  Under Armour also has a fantastic college and team line as well.  See if your team is on there.

5.  Shoes

 

 

nordstromSeriously…these shoes make me want to faint.  I am so obsessed with workout shoes.  I have always been a Nike shoe girl.  I think I always will be.  But with shoes like these it’s not hard to steal my heart.  All of these are sold at Nordstrom.

6.  Gear

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This is the type of stuff I like to work out in.  Not exactly heavy, but not too light either.  These types of pullovers are great for the cool weather.  Cute AND comfortable.  Again, Victoria’s Secret.

I am hoping that you have enjoyed my favorite workout pieces.  Join us tomorrow on Facebook and Instagram for our #WWWW.  Every Wednesday we share “What We Wore Wednesday” workout edition.  We love seeing what you work out in.  Join us so we can see your cute gear too.

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New Year: New You – FourFitSisters Offer Support

It is about three weeks away from New Years Eve – can you believe that?!  Hard to believe that Christmas is rapidly approaching, and we get to celebrate an amazing time with family: celebrating the season, counting blessings, carol singing, ripping into presents, binging on delicious treats, and embracing new family memories one day at a time; wonderful traditions and festivities that only come around once each year.

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I am always amazed at the lowering of inhibitions during the holidays.  Spending more money than I should, indulging in more than I should, especially when it comes to foods.  You can find me hovered over the egg nog, punch glass in hand…lathering my ice cream with soupy egg nog lard.  Mmmmmmm.  I know, for a fact, any other time of the year, I would be cringing at the thought.  But, the great thing is that I lead a healthy and fit life 99% of the time, which means I get to splurge and enjoy the holidays and all the treats that come with it.  Not to mention I will be crushing a workout that morning to give me the bonus of not feeling guilty when I do splurge.   This will be our first gluten-free Christmas, so I am anxious to see what goodies will still be an option for us this year.

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Once the holiday festivities are over, we always get to see an overwhelming amount of people that decide they are ready to make some changes to their lifestyle in the form of New Year’s Resolutions.  For some, the desired changes are monumental movements, and some people just need a little tweaking.   I am stealing Haley’s resolution from last year: being better about going to church regularly.  If you have a health or fitness related goal in mind for 2014, we would love to support you through it.  The sisters are offering a number of accountability challenge settings throughout the month of January.  Whether you need to drink more water, eat healthier, heal your gut, have a weightloss goal, or just feel like you want to be stronger and healthier overall, we would love to offer support to get you through it.

PINTEREST NEW YEARS

Here are some of the exciting offers we have for the month of January.  Each sister will be offering at least one challenge during the month of January.  Please act quickly, as our groups fill up fast.  We try to take the first 5-10 that commit.  If you are interested in the challenge, please contact one of the coaches that has a date that works for you. 

{Heal Your Gut 14 Day Challenge}  January 6 – January 19 …with Maggie

{New Year: New You 30 Day Challenge}  January 6 – February 4 …with Adie 

{New Year: New You 30 Day Challenge}  January 6 – February 4 …with Marta

{New Year: New You 30 Day Challenge}  January 15 – February 13 …with Haley

For more information about the challenge settings, please email one of the sisters.  2014 has great things in store for you.  We would love to help you meet your goals.  Wishing a wonderful next few weeks.

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