Aug 23, 2015

Weekly Workouts 8.17.15 - 8.23.15

This was week 2 of 21 Day Fix Extreme. The workouts weren't as foreign to me as they were the first week, but they were still challenging!

Monday, 8.17.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Plyo Fix Extreme


Tuesday, 8.18.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Upper Fix Extreme



Wednesday, 8.19.15: 3.5 mile run with Kendall Run Club & 21 Day Fix Extreme Pilates Fix Extreme


Thursday, 8.20.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Lower Fix Extreme

Friday, 8.21.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Cardio Fix Extreme


Saturday, 8.22.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Dirty 30 Extreme


Sunday, 8.23.15: Orange Theory Fitness & 21 Day Fix Extreme Yoga Fix Extreme

I also got in a run with the Kendall Run Club, and finally tried out an Orange Theory Fitness class with my bestie, Kris. The class was good, so hard, but they make it fun and challenging. One more week of 21 Day Fix Extreme left! I know I'll see some real change!

Aug 16, 2015

Weekly Workouts 8.10.15 - 8.16.15

Let me tell you one thing, 21 Day Fix Extreme is no joke! I've been sore all week. I know that just means that it's working, so I'll take it!


Monday, 8.10.15: Plyo Fix Extreme


Tuesday, 8.11.15: Upper Fix Extreme


Wednesday, 8.12.15: Pilates Fix Extreme and 3.75 miles with Kendall Run Club


Thursday, 8.13.15: Lower Fix Extreme

Friday, 8.14.15: Cardio Fix Extreme


Saturday, 8.15.15: Dirty 30 Extreme and running 6x800s


Sunday, 8.16.15: Yoga Fix Extreme

I also did Yasso 800s for the first time ever. Last time I tried to do them, I got rained out. I almost got rained on again, but it was just a sprinkle and that felt great in the heat. I did pretty well, I think. Let's see if next time I can get a little faster.

One week of 21 Day Fix Extreme down, and another 2 to go. This program is hard, but I can already see some differences in my upper body and abs. I had my eating pretty close to plan early in the week, but derailed a bit on the weekend. I'm gonna try to keep my eats as clean as I can, so let's see how far I can take it! And if anyone is interested in the 21 Day Fix, please click on the link or contact me! (I'm a Beachbody coach, so this will take you to my site!)

Aug 9, 2015

Weekly Workouts 8.3.15 - 8.9.15

This week was a crazy combination of stuff: Insanity, running, and Cize. I even threw in some Piyo, cause I really needed to stretch.


Monday, 8.3.15: 2 mile walk

Tuesday, 8.4.15: Insanity Max :30 Max Power and Cize Crazy 8s


Wednesday, 8.5.15: 3.5 mile run with Kendall Run Club

Thursday, 8.6.15: Rest Day


Friday, 8.7.15: Insanity Max :30 Max Strength and Cize Crazy 8s

Saturday, 8.8.15: Piyo Lower Define


Sunday, 8.9.15: 6 mile run

I started Cize which is so much fun, and really doesn't feel like a workout, but it's the one that's left me the most sore! I might be brave enough to post a Cize video soon. Just gotta work on my swag a bit more.

I've been really trying to keep my nutrition in check, cause tomorrow I'll be starting 21 Day Fix Extreme. EEK! I'm a little scared, but know I can do it. I also wanna keep my nutrition on point to get the best results possible. I'll keep you updated!

Jul 14, 2015

Suck It Up Buttercup 10k Recap

I don't know how we manage to find these races, but inevitably somehow we do. And with a sale going and a race called "Suck It Up Buttercup", how could I not do this race?

The race was in DeBary, Florida, about 45 minutes from Kris's house. I headed up to Central Florida, and early Sunday morning we headed out to DeBary for the race.


Now this race was called Suck It Up Buttercup for a good reason. It's hot in July in Florida. And those "Florida hills" on the course were no joke.


It was a sluggish 10k, but it still felt good. Plus, it was just the start of half marathon training, so it was a good way to kick my butt into gear. 


I think the racing is over for now until Wine & Dine (for now at least), so it's just training and more training til then.

Jun 22, 2015

Kris's 40th Birthday Party

I've gotten back on a little party roll lately, and with my bestie having a big milestone birthday this year, I knew I had to do something for her. So along with her husband, Eddie, we decided to throw Kris a big 40th party.


We decided it'd be easiest to make the party happen at Kris and Eddie's house. This way the kids could stay and play, as the adults chatted and had fun. I totally got inspired by some black and white stripes I saw online paired with bright peonies, so the theme was done. Finding the striped plates and napkins wasn't easy, but I finally found them online. Then I called in to a local florist and he was able to set aside some peonies and garden roses for me. Eddie got a few balloons and the decor was done.


Eddie had a great idea for a taco bar, since Kris loves Mexican food. It was so easy to set up. Just some crock-pot taco chicken and all the fixings. Add some chips and we were set.


Since we were having the taco bar, we had to have margaritas. I made regular and strawberry margaritas. I used a mix they recommended at Total Wine, and they were great. Plus, they looked super cute in Mom's drink dispensers.


For the strawberry margaritas, I just added some fresh strawberry puree to the mix. They were perfect and not too sweet.


I couldn't throw my bestie a party without making some cupcakes. Since we were already making strawberry margaritas, strawberry margarita cupcakes were a no brainer. I also made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes for the kids, I didn't think they'd like the strawberry tequila filling.


I also made a little cake to add to the top of the cupcake tower. I decorated it with some of the fresh flowers and it looked amazing.


The birthday girl just loved it!


This girl is one of the best friends anyone could ever have, and I was so happy to be able to throw this party for her. We all had such a great time at the party. And this girl makes 40 look good!

Jun 21, 2015

Weekly Workouts 6.15.15 - 6.21.15

Ok, my workouts had been all over the place lately, and so had my posting. But this week, I feel like I got back on track. I started Insanity Max :30 again, and was able to get in a run too.

Monday, 6.15.15:  Insanity Max :30 Cardio Challenge

Tuesday, 6.16.15: Insanity Max :30 Tabata Power


Wednesday, 6.17.15: Insanity Max :30 Sweat Intervals

Thursday, 6.18.15: Insanity Max :30 Tabata Power

Friday, 6.19.15: Insanity Max :30 Friday Fight Round 1

Saturday, 6.20.15: Insanity Max :30 Pulse


Sunday, 6.21.15: Run 3 miles

I'm starting week 3 of Insanity Max :30 next week, and my half marathon training is amping up too. Here's to another great week of workouts.

Jun 5, 2015

Twilight 5k Recap

The Twilight 5k is a race that's been going on for years right down the street from me. I finally took the leap and signed up this year, and my friend, Meli, signed up with me too.


The best thing about this race is that it's an evening race.  It's nice cause the sun is going down as you race, but there is still enough natural light to get your run done without feeling like your running in darkness.


This years race was also special, Papa Hans, Hans ???, passed away this year, so this race, his race, was a tribute to him. Hans and his wife opened up Footworks, a running store, in South Miami about 40 years ago. The store is till there and helping runners in Miami. Footworks was actually where I first got fitted for running shoes, and is my favorite running store around. You can tell that they are runners there and really want to help you get in your best run. 


Now for the actual race, it started at 7pm, which was perfect. But just because it was a late start didn't mean it wasn't hot. Thankfully the sun wasn't blaring at us, but the humidity was out of hand! The air was just so thick, it was like running through sludge. 

But the people were amazing. The race is through the neighborhoods in South Miami, and the people had their lawn chairs out and sat outside cheering on the runners. Some even had their hoses out to spray off the people that wanted a cool down!

Because of the humidity, my time was a bit slow, but it was a fun race. I also got to rock my new purple polka dot compression socks. And I loved that it was so close to home.



We got medals for this race, and since it was the Twilight 5k, they glowed in the dark! So cool!