Warrior Dash Photos

So they finally posted more Warrior Dash pictures and I just had to share!

The first photo is of me jumping over fire!!! I laugh every time I look at this photo, it just cracks me up.  I was very intense!

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This was me doing an obstacle where you walk along a strap a couple of feet above a mud pond and grab onto rope like monkey bars.  Meanwhile, water is pouring down into your face.  I ended up falling into the mud pit.  I was too short to grab the ropes above.

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Here is a balance beam two stories high. This was after climbing up a rope wall and I was definitely getting tired.

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Muddy Mayhem was the final obstacle.  Crawling in three feet of murky, muddy water under barbed wire was quite the experience.  I could not believe I was actually doing this, I hate getting dirty.

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Lots and lots of really good memories that I will cherish for a lifetime!

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Caramel Apple Shakeology

I am definitely going to be making these a lot more often in fall.  It tasted just like a caramel apple!

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Ingredients:

  • Handful of spinach and kale
  • one small apple (next time I am going to try granny smith)
  • 1/4 cup of Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp caramel extract
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • 8 oz water

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I cut the apple into large chunks, threw all of it in my Ninja, and it blended great!

Peanut Butter Banana Shakeology

I felt like a little peanut butter today, but wanted some fruit as well.  This hit the spot!

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Ingredients:

  • handful of spinach and kale
  • 1/4 cup of Triple Zero vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • small banana
  • 1 tbsp. peanut powder
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • 8 oz water

It was delicious!!!

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PiYo Fix

Since completing the Warrior Dash I am completely focused on becoming stronger and increasing my endurance.  I signed up for a Spartan run that will be here in two months, so I need to be ready!  I decided I am going to do a hybrid between PiYo and 21 Day Fix.  Here’s the plan:

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When I’m beginning a new round of workouts. I write out each workout and highlight them once completed. Some weeks I get off track and am not able to workout every single day. I would always restart the whole program then and get frustrated with myself for restarting. This way I just pick up where I left off. It may take me a few extra days to finish, but at least I feel accomplished and not frustrated with myself.

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So I was invited to join a team for the Warrior Dash two days before the event. Mind you I have never ever participated in any type of obstacle mud run.  I said, sure, why not.  After I committed, I started googling the obstacles.  I immediately began to freak out. I was so nervous that I wouldn’t be able to complete the obstacles, or would be too scared to even try.  I barely slept the night before.  The day finally came, and I put on my Batman outfit and told myself I could do this.

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I had a great motivator with me, and I cannot thank her enough for inviting me to the event.

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As I was completing the obstacles I was honestly amazed with myself.  I had not trained at all for the Warrior Dash.  My training was Beachbody workouts, including 21 Day Fix, P90X3, and PiYo.  I completed this event for fun with no expectations, just fear.  In the end, I think I found my calling.  I signed up for a Spartan race in two months and am looking for other mud runs to sign up for.  I am so thankful for my friend for giving me this opportunity and pushing me to challenge myself.  I’m now revamping my workouts to train for the Spartan race.

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30 Day PiYo Update

IMG_5567 After 30 Days of PiYo I am proud to say that I have lost 3 pounds and 5 inches all around. FullSizeRender I can honestly say my diet was not the best, and I was on vacation for a week of it.  Overall I’m VERY happy with my results.  My upper body is much stronger and my lower body is really getting toned.  I am truly looking forward to what the next 30 days will bring.

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Drench was introduced this week.  This 48 minute workout worked every single muscle in the body.  I was absolutely drenched in sweat.  It is a much more fast paced workout and you do almost every PiYo exercise from previous workouts.  I really enjoyed it, and definitely felt it all over the next day.