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Well Hello There…

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IMG_5534.JPGSo my first post in quite a while, things are quite different now. I travel, I workout, I care about what I’m putting in my body, I’ve changed jobs, and my outlook on life is something totally different.

I recently took a trip to Yellowstone National Park and had some food sensitivity testing done. Both posts I want to share with you later, but I thought I should pop on and check in with you guys. How are things going?

Is there something you would like to see on the blog? I am open to revamping the whole site, so if there is some content you’d like to see, let me know!

Anyway, I wanted to share with you an update and I am hoping to document my food and health challenges as well as my traveling adventures!

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Workout Recap

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You guys! The competition is here! I’m competing as you are reading this! How crazy is that? I cannot believe it is here already. Here is a recap of the week leading up to the competition.

Monday
15min AMRAP
10 close grip pushups
10 weighted sit ups (20lb ball)
10 no-touch burpees

I got 9+ rounds.

THEN
Rest 1 min, 3mins 30 snatches @75lbs

I made it through 22.

THEN
Run 1/2 mile, then intervals for 3/4 mile (walk 200m, sprint 200m)

THEN
Technique work on overhead squats

Tuesday
Run 1 mile then 1 mile of intervals (walk 200m, sprint 200m)

THEN
Complex – push press, front squat, thruster +1 until failure @75lbs

I made it through 7+ rounds. This workout was super tough, you thought you were doing good after you finished the squats but that first thruster put you in check real fast. 

Wednesday
Run 1 mile then 1 mile intervals (walk 200m, run 200m)
3 rounds:
12 overhead squats, 6 pullups
I finished in 7:10.
10 snatches every 60 seconds with 30 second break (3 rounds)
4 sets of 5 hang squat cleans @95lbs

Thursday
Run 1 mile then 1 mile intervals (walk 200m, sprint 200m)
Jump ropes

Friday
Run 1 mile then 1 mile intervals (walk 200m, sprint 200m)

Bountiful Basket and Operation Don’t Let Anything Go to Waste

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I have decided to start getting the Bountiful Baskets again. Bountiful Baskets is a volunteer co-op organization providing a basket of 50% fruits and 50% veggies for $15 ($25 for organic)! I’m doing the conventional basket for right now and then I will move to the organic basket as soon as I know I will not be disappointed. So far so good. This weeks basket looks delicious! I cannot wait to prepare my meals this week! I’m also hoping that getting the baskets inspires me to continue to cook healthy at home and prepare for the week!

Here is what came in the basket this week:

BB1

Potatoes
Peaches
Green Peppers
Blueberries
Celery
Green Onions
Grapes
Lettuce
Plums
Honeydew Melon
Cabbage
Mangoes

Operation Don’t Let Anything go to Waste

  Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Sunday Eggs, Bacon, Plums* Sunday Dinner w/family
Monday Scotch Eggs (2), Grapes* Salad* w/tuna Stuffed Peppers*, salad*
Tuesday Scotch Eggs (2), Grapes* Leftover stuffed peppers*, salad* Chicken, potatoes*, crunchy slaw*
Wednesday Scotch Eggs (2), Grapes* Leftover: Chicken, potatoes*, crunchy slaw* Twice Baked Potatoes*
Thursday Scotch Eggs (2), Melon* Twice baked potato* Pork chops, potatoes*, salad*
Friday Scotch Eggs (2), Melon* Pork chops, potatoes*, salad* Spaghetti w/meatballs, salad*
Saturday Scotch Eggs (2), Melon* Crossfit Competition Crossfit Competition

Snacks: Plums*, celery* w/almond butter
*means come from basket

The mangoes*, peaches* and blueberries* will be frozen into smoothie packs, for those hot summer days when I don’t feel like cooking! I’m really hoping that this meal plan helps me stay on track!

Workout Recap!

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Monday
40 sumo high pulls (50lb kettlebell)
40 knee to elbow on bar
40 sumo deadlift (50lb kettlebell)
Run 200m
30 sumo high pulls
30 knee to elbow
30 sumo deadlifts
Run 400m
20 sumo high pulls
20 knee to elbow
20 sumo deadlifts
Run 800m

I finished in 31:32. This workout was tough and all back. It was quite the struggle to finish the 800m run!

Tuesday
8 rounds:
10 handwalks
15 push press (65lbs)
20 air squats

I forgot what my time was, like 19 something maybe…

Wednesday
100 bicycle abs
Run 400m
100 crossovers (20lb ball)
Run 400m
100 sit ups
Run 400m
100 weighted crunch (20lb ball)
Run 400m

I finished in 16:41. I was so proud of myself. I really pushed the cardio aspect of this workout and it really paid off. 

Thursday
+2 until failure @75lbs
weighted lunges
back squats

I failed at 18. It was pretty challenging making it through the last 18, my left buttcheek started cramping pretty hard!

AdvoCare May Product Spotlight

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The May product spotlight is the CU24 Level 2 DVD, AdvoCare Power Resistance Cord and AdvoCare Exercise ball for $69.90* (regular $99.85). This bundle is perfect for the at-home exerciser who is comfortable with the CU24 Level 1 DVDs and looking for a bit more from their workouts. This is the perfect addition to the 24-Day Challenge as well as your daily routine.

May Product Spotlight

The DVDs included are Melt, Shred, Sculpt and Supplemental Workouts. Melt are cardio-focused workouts that are designed to melt calories while increasing endurance and stamina. Shred are workouts combining resistance training and cardiovascular exercises to maximize burn while increasing strength to shred calories and burn muscle. Sculpt are total body workouts designed to help you sculpt your muscles by focusing on increased resistance training. Finally, the supplemental workouts are the perfect companions to your workout routine, giving extra focus to specific areas of the body.

The Power Resistance Cord can be used to help firm your chest, arms, abdominals, core and legs. Tone and strengthen your entire body with increased resistance and durability from the woven design of the cord. Comfortable, foam padded handles and easy portability make this piece of equipment the perfect addition to your workout routine.

The Exercise Ball can be used in a variety of workouts to build strength, increase flexibility and balance, and overall toning. The Exercise Ball can be used in full-body exercises while also helping to target and strengthen your core muscles, abdominals, and back. Adaptable to all fitness levels, the Exercise Ball can help you achieve your exercise goals.  (Note: Weight on the Exercise Ball should not exceed 250 pounds.)

To order your bundle today visit www.advocare.com/140932680 and get started today! Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the bundle or the 24-Day Challenge or any AdvoCare products. I would be happy to help you out.

*This offer is good, while supplies last, through June 2, 2015.

Advocare Cleanse Day 10!

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Well I’m officially all done with the cleanse! Now it’s back on MNS 3 without the sugar cravings and craziness that my body tends to like when I haven’t been so good with my diet. I have to say I like the new system a lot better. It’s so much easier and I felt like it was easier on my body as well. So that’s very good. Nothing too crazy to report from yesterday, we are getting some rain today. It’s very much needed. We didn’t get much snow this winter and it’s been a very warm, very dry spring so far. So the little extra rain is greatly appreciated.

New Cleanse

I had a weak moment last night. I had a bacon cheeseburger AND a strawberry milkshake. It was so good. It was so hot here yesterday, my energy levels were crap, and I was headed to church. Yep, I just made a bunch of excuses to justify my cheeseburger and milkshake. I don’t regret it one bit. I’m really struggling to consume enough calories lately and I have to be careful with that so that I don’t gain weight with all the extra training that I’m doing. I know that calories are not equal, but please don’t be rude and shame me for being human. Anywho, moving along, here’s the recap.

Day 10
30 mins before breakfast – Probiotic Restore (2), coffee w/milk

Breakfast – apple cinnamon oatmeal, P&C fiber drink

Snack – Vegetable box (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, ranch)

Lunch – Chicken thighs, fried potatoes, California blend vegetables

Snack – None

Dinner – Bacon cheeseburger, fries, strawberry milkshake

Snack – None

Bedtime – herbal cleanse caplets (2), Catalyst (3)

Are you interested in trying a 10-day cleanse or a 24-day challenge? Contact me at http://www.advocare.com/140932680 and I’d love to get you started today!

Advocare Cleanse Day 9

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The cleanse is almost over! Only one more day remaining. I have to say I’m really enjoying the new simplified cleanse. It really does make things easier. If you haven’t heard the new cleanse gives you enough of ALL the products for the WHOLE 10 days. Instead of before, where you took the probiotic some days, the fiber drink some days and the cleanse caplets some days. Now you take all of them the whole 10 days. I think it’s really a great improvement. Here is a picture of the new cleanse:

New Cleanse

I’ve also decided it’s time to give up coffee again. It’s just not doing it for me anymore. I don’t even drink a full cup in the morning and it just feels like a waste of money. So I’ll be switching to tea and hopefully I find a good one that I like. Until then I’ll drink my coffee and maybe switch between that and Spark. Now for the recap!

30mins before breakfast – coffee w/milk, Probiotic Restore (2)

Breakfast – Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, P&C Fiber Drink

Snack – Cheddar Sour cream chips oven baked

Lunch – Jimmy John’s Italian Night Club (no mayo, no tomato)

Pre-Workout Snack – Mandarain Orange Spark

Post workout – Pure Protein Bar

Dinner – Grilled chicken thighs, antipasto pasta salad, jojo’s

Snack – none

Bedtime – herbal cleanse caplets (2), Catalyst (3)