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Monday Motivation!

Happy Monday all you beautiful people! It’s going to be a gorgeous week, so soak up that sun (with sunscreen on), sweat it out outside, and enjoy the summer! Have a fantastic week 🙂


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Monday Inspiration!

Another Monday is here, and that means it’s time to get up and achieve your goals! You’ve got 7 days to make yourself proud, so don’t hold back!besomeone chasedreams getwhatyou ifeel nourish obsticales thankful workhard biggeststep dreams

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Monday Motivation

It’s Monday, it’s a new month, and it’s time for a new YOU! Commit to yourself this month, this week, today- whatever YOU need to do to make yourself that much better. Grab an extra glass of water, workout a little harder, add an extra rep, an extra mile, smile at a stranger; seriously, do what you need to do and be happy! Here’s your weekly dose of motivation to get moving in the right direction!! Happy Monday!

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Have a fantastic week everyone!!


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Monday Motivation!

We’re a week into April- where does the time go?! Make sure you get your 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week of exercise; a physically inactive lifestyle causes more cardiovascular diseases than smoking and high blood pressure combined (’96 Surgeon Generals Report)!!

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Monday Motivation!

Spring is here and for us that means getting outside and being active, soaking in the much needed vitamin D and taking advantage of the extra daylight! Have a fantastic week and hopefully the sun will grace you with some warmth!

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Insanity Workout, Here I Come!

So, about a month ago I read this blog post on the Single Dad Laughing blog by Dan Pearce. In it, he humorously chronicled his experience with taking on “the hardest workout ever put on DVD”: The Insanity Workout. Some of you may or may not know this about us, but Nicole and I are the type of people that love a challenge. When we first set out to do Tough Mudder this summer, the naysayers we came across just added fuel to our fire and drove us towards our goal of not only DOING Tough Mudder, but kicking its ass.

So after reading Dan’s experience with this Insanity workout and how tough it was, and how amazing he felt by getting through the 60 days, I decided that I needed a new challenge to tackle; and this was going to be it. I was lucky enough to get the Insanity DVD program for Christmas from my lovely in-laws (thanks guys!), and plan to start it tomorrow. Originally I thought I would start January 1st, but the handy tracking calendar that’s included in the pack starts all the workout weeks on a Monday, and I figured what the hell. No need to wait til the New Year, right?

For those unfamiliar with it, as I was prior to reading Dan’s blog, the Insanity workout is a 60 day cardio-based high intensity interval total body workout program (what a mouthful!). For the first month you work out 6 days a week, one day to rest, for 30-40 minutes. The second month is more of the same with harder workouts lasting about 45 minutes a piece. The first part of the guide asks you to check with a physician before starting the program. Luckily my dad, who is a doctor, assured me that I won’t drop dead attempting to complete the program.

The pack comes with a set of about 10 DVD’s to get you through the 2 months, a nutrition guide with recipe ideas for the duration of the program, a calendar to put on the wall to keep track and check off your workouts, and a fit test work sheet to complete the first day and 3 other times throughout the 2 months. The fit test essentially gathers a baseline for how many reps of a given exercise you can do within a 1 minute time limit. Ideally as time goes on, this number should increase.


Now if you go to the website there’s all sorts of claims about people losing 40 lbs in the 2 months and getting sensationally ripped and all that jazz. My goals for this are pretty simple,  and of course, realistic. I’m not going for any major weight loss (though I need to burn a bit of holiday tummy pudge), but am more so focusing on being able to adequately complete it(!) as well as tone up and build some muscle. I’ll be sure to post updates as I go along and let you all know if I’m surviving! Here is my current “before” picture which I’ll use to compare to my “after” in 60 days. Wish me luck 😉

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– Veronica