Jeff knows me too well:
Fun story time!
On New Year’s eve two years ago, Jeff and I made the two and a half drive to Albany in a snow storm to sign our lease. Jeff had been in Virginia that year for Christmas, and we decided to wait to exchange gifts until the following week. When we were done signing the lease, we headed over to our new apartment and exchanged gifts on our empty living room floor. Since then, it’s kind of become a tradition. This year, however, we exchanged gifts on the 30th, not the 31st. Close enough!
Jeff is always spot on with gifts for me. This year, he found a way to incorporate three of my very favorite things: food, wine, and exercise.
I am absolutely in love with these wine glasses:
We made good use of them at our New Year’s Eve party, where I drank
a bit a bunch of Twisted Merlot. 🙂
I have yet to open the Malbec. Has anyone tried that one? Reviews?
With the gift card Jeff got me to Dick’s Sporting Goods, I bought this cute duffel bag:
I’ve needed one for a while. I really love this one because it has a shoe tunnel, and tons of room inside. Now I don’t need to lug a million things in my arms to the gym. Maybe I’ll reveal what I have inside of my duffel bag in another post, like Tina did a couple days ago! 🙂
The best thing about this bag is that it’s perfect for me, and it was only $20! I’m excited that I still have money left on my gift card to shop for other things. I love gift cards!
I am super excited about my immersion blender! It comes with a chopper and whisk attachment. Does anyone have a really good immersion blender soup recipe? I’m dying to try this thing out!
In other news, I’d like to share with you the exercise DVD that’s been kicking my butt these past few days:
I picked it up at Target a few weeks ago, and I absolutely love it. It was only $12.99 and came with a free subscription to Shape magazine.
The DVD incorporates ballet and pilates style moves, along with kickboxing, and cardio-interval workouts in five different workouts.
Four of the workouts are 20+ minutes, and the arm toner one is about 10-15 minutes long. I’ve done all of the workouts over the past week, and they are all equally challenging. I especially love the interval training 101, and the lower body makeover.
I definitely recommend this DVD if you need a change to your daily workout.
I also just watched Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones DVD–yes, watched, not completed. I like to watch workout DVDs before doing them. I can’t wait to try it out. I think it’s on the agenda for tomorrow morning.
Well, I’m off to eat a piece of Lindt 90% dark chocolate.
Are you an workout DVD person? If so, what’s your favorite workout DVD?
What’s the best present you received over the holidays?
Have a great day! <3