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Workout Recap!

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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!

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

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

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. 

+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!


June Essential Rewards

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Essential Rewards

For my June Essential Rewards (autoship) order I had a lot of fun trying to find oils that were affordable to make the most of my budget of $200. So in my fun I ordered black pepper, peppermint, Progessence Plus, eucalyptus globulus, eucalyptus radiata, SliqueEssence, and Sensation massage oil. With that order I got geranium and Jade Lemon for FREE! I also earned 15% back in Essential Rewards Points to use in the future to get even more FREE products!

June 2015 ER


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Workout Recap!

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Only 3 more weeks until the competition! I’m feeling ready for the competition, driving by the location every day makes me anxious, the reality is I can see it out my front window. I’m really getting anxious for it to be here already. I like the training it’s just heavy and intense all the time. Ready for a bit of a slow down and cardio work. 3 more weeks, peeps!

4 rounds:
30 push ups
30 sumo high pulls (50lbs)
30 air squats
400m run

I finished in 25:52.

Pistol Squats (on each)
Turkish Get ups (total)

I cant remember what I finished in like 23 or 25 or something like that. 

15 min AMRAP w/20lb ball:
30 crossovers
200m fireman carry
30 ball to toe
200m fireman carry
30 weighted crunches
200m fireman carry

I think I did 3 rounds.

Thrusters @65lbs
Toe to bar

I finished in 9:25. In the competition I will only have 5 minutes. 

400m run
15 box jumps 20″
15 hang squat cleans @95bls
15 bar facing burpees
15 kettlebell swings @35lbs

I finished in roughly 15 minutes.

5 rounds:
20 jump squats
20 burpees
20 box jumps
20 slammers (20lb ball)
200m run

I finished 3 rounds in 29:15, and had to stop. My foot was killing me. Rest, ice, ibuprofen and oils and hopefully I’ll be good as new by Monday!

Young Living June Promotions

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Financial Peace University – Week 9

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Guys, I finished FPU! Can you believe that it’s already over? I can’t. I feel like I’m still such a beginner but at the same time I have all this knowledge. It’s pretty bizarre. I’m still working on making my budget the best it can be, with the help of my accountability partner! It’s definitely a trial and error process and Dave tells us to expect that.

Anyway, the last lesson was on giving and wealth building. The main focus was on giving though, everything from tithing to offerings to charity. The one thing Dave preaches from the beginning is tithing. It’s one of the first things that is supposed to come off of your budget. He recommends tithing (tithe means 10) of your gross income! I hope to get there someday when I’m debt free. Right now, I give what I can and I’m okay with that. It’s another goal to attain to.

Our leader encouraged us to do a random act of kindness this week. I still have to do mine. But it could be something as simple as buying coffee for the person behind you in the drive thru or helping your neighbor. This is something that is so encouraging and makes you feel good for doing it, especially since they have no idea who you are or why you did it. That’s the best.

The last class was kind of bittersweet. I’m not sure what to do this week with no small groups except for Sunday mornings before Service! It’s going to be a change that’s for sure.

Have you been the recipient of a random act of kindness? Have you given a random act of kindness? How did it make you feel?

Are you interested in learning more about Financial Peace University? Visit and find a class near you or take it online.

Workout Recaps!

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Forced rest day – gym closed

30 thrusters (65lbs)
30 toe-to-bar (ttb)
400m run
20 thrusters
20 ttb
800m run
10 thrusters
10 ttb
1200m run

I finished in 28:15! This one was a slow burner, thrusters are a strength of mine, but the ttb totally kicked my butt!

15min AMRAP:
30 bicycle abs
15 slammers (20lb ball)
30 crossovers
15 slammers
30 sit ups
15 slammers
30 weighted crunch
15 slammers

I think I got just over 3 rounds. 

10 snatch @75lbs
10 clean & jerk @75lbs
10 hang squat cleans @75lbs

20, 18, 16….6, 4, 2
Weighted Lunges @95lbs
Ring Dips (w/black band)

I finished in 21:17.

4 Rounds:
20 burpees
30 box jumps (20″)
40 jump squats
50 mountain climbers

I finished in 34:15! This workout was a killer after Thursday!

Living with Food Allergies Part I

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A little over a week ago I was tested for food allergies. Turns out the results from the prick test indicate that I am allergic to oats, peanuts, broccoli, chocolate and garlic. Now none of those are horrible BUT I’m really struggling with the garlic allergy. They put garlic in EVERYTHING! So how did I end up in the Allergy Doctor’s Office? Here’s my story…

Back in November I had started to get these horribly itchy legs. I thought maybe it was caused by my Muck Boots, so I quit wearing those. Then that didn’t work, so I thought that maybe it was just all boots, so I quit wearing all boots. Nope no relief. Then I thought it was my lotion, so I switched that about 800 times. No avail. Then I thought it was leggings or skinny jeans, so I quit wearing those and switched to mostly capris and again, no improvement. After all of that I decided that I guess it wasn’t something external and had to be internal. About this time I started switching up my protein intake for the competition and my training. At the time that my symptoms (the itching) got so bad that I was scratching them until they bled, but I didn’t realize it until they started bleeding. It was terrifying that I was becoming that unaware with what was going on. So when I switched up my diet for training I was eating a lot of dairy. Cottage cheese in particular is very high in protein for a reasonable serving size and calories. Well within about a half an hour of eating dairy I would get horrible itchiness. However, I’ve struggled with cutting out dairy, which is silly, but it’s been a real struggle. The dairy prick test came back negative though.

So I made an appointment with the allergy doctor, but it was a month out. So I took pictures of my legs and the horrible shape they were in with the rashes and scratches. And then called dermatology to see if they could get me in sooner. They were able to get me in that day. I went in and had the WORST experience I’ve ever had with a doctor. He didn’t even look at my legs, came in telling me to prescribe me a topical steroid for contact dermatitis. Not that the doctor told me what it was for. It was the most mind-blowing appointment I’d ever had. However, the steroid helped calm down the itching, but I still have to use it about 2-3 times a week. So we have only been treating the symptoms and not the cause. That really bothered me. I’m hoping the allergy doctor can help me find the answers to the cause of the itching and help me to get it under control. So far I’m working on cutting out all the allergens that have been identified this far. The doctor had blood drawn and sent off for further testing, including whey specific testing for dairy to see if there is a connection there. It will be nice when this is under control. Anyhow, that’s what I’ve been dealing with lately.

Do you have any allergies? Are they food related? What have you done to try to figure out some medical mysteries?