“C” is for cookie

The week before Christmas is a minefield – at least it is for me. Clients give me their home baked goodies (I think they’re trying to get back at me for all the push-ups), while for some reason The Husband buys bags and bags of holiday M & Ms (Apparently this is essential for his Christmas celebrating. He doesn’t buy M & Ms in mass quantity any other time of year, but color them red and green…). He also makes Christmas cookies by the dozens.

While I appreciate the delicious cookies from clients and admire The Husband’s baking skills, I’d like to be able to fit into my jeans (which, BTW,  fit AWESOME since starting the 30 day challenge!) come the new year.

In my search for “healthy” Christmas cookies (a total oxymoron) I stumbled upon this recipe makeover for Mexican Wedding Cookies – one of my holiday favorites.

The 30 Day Challenge update:

Living without my sweet agave nectar in my morning oatmeal is killing me, but I’m determined to see this through. Here’s a list of meals and workouts for the past few days:


Nectar protein powder

Builders bar (This wasn’t the best choice but didn’t have time to make oatmeal)

Greek yogurt w/ blackberries and 1 tsp honey, 1 tbsp peanut butter

Salad greens w/ salmon (packaged salmon w/ 2 tsp low fat mayo and 2 tsp relish), 1/8 cup trail mix

Low fat cheese stick

Salad w/ chick peas, tomatoes, onions and 1 tbsp honey mustard dressing

Hot tea w/ 1 tsp agave nectar


Nectar protein powder

Greek yogurt w/ blackberries and 1 tsp honey, 1 tbsp peanut butter

Oatmeal w/ 1 tsp peanut butter

Scrambled eggs w/ Soy chorizo and low fat cheddar, 1 slice light oatmeal bread w/ butter (not a good choice)

Boca burger w/ cheese (no bun), zucchini

Christmas cookie (darn clients! 🙂 )


30 minutes weight lifting, 20 minutes Pilates

12/18 (so far):

Nectar protein powder

Oatmeal w/ 2 tsp peanut butter (I’m jonesin’ for the agave)

Greek yogurt w/ blackberries and 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp almond butter


30 minute kettlebell circuit