This summer, this year actually, has been full of pivotal changes for me. To touch on a few reasons why: I participated in Warrior Dash, survived injury free, have the shirt to prove it: My Half Marathon is this coming ...
This summer, this year actually, has been full of pivotal changes for me.
To touch on a few reasons why:
I participated in Warrior Dash, survived injury free, have the shirt to prove it:
My Half Marathon is this coming Sunday – I’m excited & nervous. I've been training for months, I know I'm ready, but I also know that once I hit 8 miles of running it starts to suck. I'm hoping that the adrenaline of race day, friends, and random people cheering me on will keep me going. That, and shot blocks!
I'm looking into Zumba Instructor Training as well, but can't decide if I should wait until after Turbo & Hip Hop, or do it all at the same time? This is my current ongoing debate with myself.
I turned 30 in September, and it was everything I thought it could be. I am blissfully happy to say goodbye to my twenties and enter into my thirties with anticipation, new life goals, and a better attitude!
I must admit, I'm intimidated by the schedule with this program. Also, with my running training - I may have to adapt the schedule to work. I'm not sure I can follow P90X to the letter, AND train for running. (I do have a day job, and Passion Parties!)
This year's 5K training rounds out with a Father's Day 5K. I realize I "should" be jumping up and down at my progress - Just looking at my normal training workouts, I have shaved 3 minutes per mile off my time. That's HUGE!
But, I am SO FOCUSED on my time this year. Last year's Father's Day 5K was about staying in the jogging cadence the entire time. No walking. I wasn't focused on time. And I did it - I never walked.
This year, I really need to shave an additional minute per mile to make my time goal for this Father's Day. I am positive though. With my continued weight loss, and hard training - and positive attitude - it is possible.
And just to round things out, I have decided to do the Warrior Dash to celebrate my 30th birthday in September.
I have tried, and tried, and tried protein shakes.
I love the theory behind them, yet for YEARS, never found a protein shake that fit the bill for what I was looking for: ZERO artificial sweeteners. Tastes A-MA-ZING Solid Nutrition that goes way beyond the normal shake.
Videos will do more justice than I could with the science behind it:
Shakeology vs Juice or Coffee
The Healthiest Shake Around The World
As for me, and my experience: Tastes A-MA-ZING! My sweet cravings have diminished (not totally gone, but a SIGNIFICANT decrease) I FEEL better.
It really does taste AMAZING. I even, accidentally, made Shakeology ice cream once, and now do it on purpose. I like my shakes to be ICE cold, so I blend with 6 or 7 ice cubes. One night, my mother called just as I was finishing blending a shake. I threw it in the freezer to keep it cold while I was talking to her. Got off the phone - got my shake - and WHOA! It was the consistency of ice cream, and I'm being honest - JUST AS GOOD!
1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology 4 oz milk (or almond milk) 8 oz water 6 or 7 ice cubes 1 tablespoon peanut butter and blend until the ice is totally disintegrated and the shake is THICK. Freeze for 20 min, and you have ICE CREAM! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm