{Friday Fab 5}

No running again this week so I…
{#1-Made Ry a birthday treat…}

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This year it was super simple, oh so yummy, and a bit healthier than cake. Guess what, we liked it way better than cake! Make brownies in a pizza pan however you normally do and let cool. Mix cream cheese and vanilla with mixer and layer over brownies. Top with lots of fruit and enjoy!

{#2-finished Running On Empty…}

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So crazy to think Marshall Ulrich ran across the United States at the age of 57 in a matter of 2 months. It just goes to show anything we put our mind to is possible!

{#3-did Daily Hiit…almost everyday}…

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These workouts are tough for me, but what I absolutely love is that they encourage you to do what you can, give suggestions to make the workouts easier or harder whatever your fitness level might be, and just be active. They recognize that most the battle of exercise is mental and keep pushing you. After 12 minutes or so of body rockin’ I was drenched in sweat and felt like I couldn’t do another push-up, sit-up, shoulder press…and on and on. I am sore and owe my first endorphins in days (14 to be exact) to the people behind Daily Hiit. Thank you!

{#4-made more Popsicles…

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Strawberries, bananas, and one Chobani yogurt- mix, pour, freeze, and eat. Easy!

{#5-and made myself feel better by buying new running clothes…Oops!}

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Well, I at least used up a gift card while feeding my Lululemon addiction so it wasn’t so bad on the wallet.

What running, sports, or endurance books would you recommend reading?

Happy Weekend!

{Motivation Monday-Ab and Arm Challenge}

I am getting frustrated with my ankle. It is still swollen, bruised, and hurts. I know that I can’t change that so I am going to think ahead to the future. Whatever fitness I can build or maintain will only help me in the next few weeks.
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I always have the best of intentions to do HIIT workouts, abs, arms, and stretching or yoga to tone the muscles while also following a training plan. The reality is following the training plan miles is often all I have time for. Now I don’t have that as an excuse. So this week if you are looking for a challenge, join me in this arm and ab challenge. The arm challenge I found on Pinterest; I take no credit for creating any of these workouts. The videos (click the link below the photo) are great for any exercises that are unfamiliar to you. Knowing what to do is important to not hurt yourself.

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Monday’s Arm Challenge

Summer Arm Challenge-Click to learn more.

When it comes to high intensity interval workouts this site is where it’s at! What used to be known as Body Rock is now known as Daily HIIT. There short workouts are usually only 12 minutes, but don’t let that kid you. Those 12 minutes will be intense. Having a strong core is important for any physical endeavors. I already know this is going to hurt so good. Check out the video below to get your abs burning!

Whose joining me in an awesome ab and arm workout today? Anyone have any ab or arm workouts you’d recommend for this week?

Happy Monday!