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Tough Mudder

8 Apr

Ola friends!

So it’s been quite a while since I have used this blog. I’ve been trying to think of an excuse to start it up again, and I’ve found one. A few weeks ago, I signed up for the obstacle course of all obstacle courses… Tough Mudder! Check out the link & look at what I have (voluntarily) signed myself up for.

To sum it up it’s “probably the toughest event on the planet,” designed by British Special Forces, it’s a 10 – 12 mile (20KM) obstacle course to test overall stamina, strength and camaraderie! I have the pleasure of going through this crazy course with Danielle & Aurora.

We started training last week – here is what my week looked like:

Tuesday: run & kickboxing
Wednesday: Tough Mudder class
Thursday: run & bootcamp
Friday: run/weight circuit/run (this one included a hill of death, picture below)
Saturday: stairs/hot abs/kickboxing
Sunday: weight ciruit

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This morning Aurora & I ran 12K – I’ve got kickboxing & volleyball tonight as well.

The official count down is 33 days. I’ve decided to commit myself to a clean eating challenge for these 33 days to make sure I get the most out of this training. I’ll be posting pictures of my meals and blogging about my workouts leading up to the big event!

🙂 stacie

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4W2F: Call Me, Maybe?

5 Jul

The end of week 4 is quickly approaching… Danielle & I did a workout this morning, bright and early at 6AM!

It involved kettle bells and a bosu. The bosu can be a hard piece of equipment to use… especially when trying to balance on it and do lunges or standing on it and squeezing your butt. Naturally, it took me a while to get used to it.. I fell off of it a lot. I like using one for burpees, though.

Nothing super exciting happening today.. ate some yummy food:

Lunch: spinach with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, dried apricots & cranberries, laughing cow cheese & slivered almonds. I used a mango dressing.

Dinner: pork chops, jasmine rice & tomatoes

My work sponsors the Little Lake Music Fest, so I snagged some “VIP” tickets to see Carly Rae Jepsen & took the girls with me!

This is crazy!

cuuuuuriousity will never let me go-oh-uh-oh-oh-oh

I have been slacking on working out, but I am trying to stick to eating well! It’s all about balance. All I know, is I have come a long way from where I was 4 weeks ago. I’m feeling better for sure.

If you are stuck for meal ideas or workouts, I like to use http://www.womenshealthmag.com – lots of great ideas!

Are you making healthy choices?

the weekend is almost here!
mrs tasker

4W2F: Stay Active

28 Jun

It’s hump day! Halfway through the work week of a long weekend…

Today, Danielle & I ran 8K! Running is always a great way to start the day, and it’s nice to do it in the early morning especially since it gets hot even at 7AM.

I was sooo hungry after our run, I ate few granola bars… 5 of them actually. I was STARVING today! That’s one thing I have learned, the more you workout, the more you eat! It is important to be educated about that type of thing, you don’t want to deprive yourself. I know I am not perfect 100% of the time in terms of eating the right amount of certain things (protein, veggies, fruits), but I have certainly come a long way with what I know. I always eat before a workout – if you don’t, you will burn muscle – and after a workout.

Dinner: scrambled eggs with peppers & mushroom (use some Pam in the pan), corn & bean salad, a tomato & some cheese

After dinner, I spent some time with my girlfriends: Kelsey, Kim & Danielle. We opted for an activity that was a little bit active, which was nice! You don’t always have to go to dinner or watch a movie – try and choose something that gets you moving! We took our dogs to Beavermead to let them play in the lake & we obviously walked around. We made a stop for ice cream before the park – so delicious! I got a small ice cream instead of my regular large… I am a sucker for Kawartha Dairy.

My favourite from Kawartha Dairy… Moose Tracks!

Winnie, Fozzie & Zevi playing close to shore. See that little black dot WAY in the distance? That’s Coors…. We thought we were going to be going for a swim to get him back!

Kels with her new pup Zevi (so cute!), Kim adopted Fozzie for the night, me with Winnie & Danielle (behind the camera) walking Coors.

I got home and did my 20 burpees. Are you keeping up with the burpee challenge? Add another 5 tomorrow! The dogs were dead tired & really smelly. Apparently I was tired, too because I fell asleep before 930.

I just wanted to go back to the whole “staying active” thing. Like I said, when you’re getting together with friends, suggest something that gets you up & out of the house. You don’t have to go to the movies, stay in or go out to dinner. I am lucky to have friends with dogs, so it was a lot of fun to hit the park with them!

Surround yourself with people who have similar goals & interests – like walking, working out, running & puppies! That makes it a lot easier to stay active. I actually met Kelsey & Danielle through bootcamp & we’ve become really good friends. It’s especially easy to get out & do something when the weather is so nice. Most importantly, all of my friends have FUN when we are active.

work it!
mrs tasker