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Tough Mudder

Carman’s First 90 Day Challenge Story :)

I LOVE that the Body by Vi 90 day Challenge now has added a Fitness and an Active category along with Weight Loss!

Carman – 34 (at the time of event) :) 

Which challenge kit did you use? 
Fit Kit

What is your favorite recipe? 
Shrek Shake

What was your Challenge Goal? 
This was my 1st 90 day challenge and it was to train and complete my 1st Tough Mudder in Austin, TX with my FireLitesFire gals/sisters-in-law; Lexy & Cyndi and my brothers-in-law; Torry & Keller and some amazing church friends. :)

Did you exercise? If so, what type of exercise did you enjoy? 
We did circuit training, weight training, workouts at the track with sprints, monkey bars, low crawling, etc and Saturday long runs.

Which of your personal goals have you achieved?
Having previously done half marathons and a marathon, the Tough Mudder was one of the most challenging events I’ve done! It was a CRAZY AMAZING experience and getting to do this 12 mile 22 obstacle event as a team with my family members was what I loved most!! I loved training with some amazing athletes who inspired me daily and weekly. My biggest achievement was that I was able to complete every obstacle with my team/family, except those dang greased monkey bars – which I attempted TWICE!!, and I felt amazing when I was done!! :)

Is there anything else you want to tell us?
I could tell a HUGE difference in my endurance and athletic ability in my training for this Tough Mudder from getting in two Vi-shakes a day as part of my 5-6 small meals despite my diet not being perfect. The nutrition in these shakes is by far the best I have ever put into my body and trained with. I also LOVE that I can focus on a a new goal every 90 days! It is life changing!! :)

What is your next 90 Day Challenge Goal?
My next 90 day Challenge is to focus on dropping 5-10% bodyfat so that I can become leaner and stronger than I’ve ever been. It’s also a goal of mine to see some hawt mama abs for the first time ever!! I will also be running the Houston Rodeo 10K run in February and plan to beat my previous 2 years run times. :)

Check out my blog post on lessons learned from doing the TM. :)
http://firelitesfire.com/we-did-the-tough-mudder/

 

Would you ever do a Tough Mudder???

If you’ve done one, would you do another one?? 

 

 

Carman & Kristen

Trader Joe’s Almond Butter

Today I figured out a new snack combo that is gonna now forever gonna be an addiction and a problem having it in the house!!!!!

My friend Kristen -one of my sweet and awesome military friends who I love, adore and miss terribly – graciously gave me a jar of Trader Joe’s Creamy Almond Butter to try when I stopped by for a visit when we were in Baltimore for FitBloggin’.

*I love it when I have friends where – we can not talk on the phone for years but when we see each other again its like we can pick right up where we left off!!!  Love you girl!! :)

(man!! you can tell how exhausted I was at the end of our trip in Baltimore!! :) Kristen is one FIT HAWT mama!!)

 

What I figured out is when I pair this awesome almond butter with a serving of these sourdough pretzels that I found at Sam’s Club – it is a TO DIE FOR combo!!!!!!  Perfect blend of creamy, sweet, salty and hearty!! Seriously sooooo GOOD.

My MOST favorite thing about this almond butter besides the taste……the ingredient list:

How many things do you ever find in a JAR that has only 1 ingredient on the list????  Love that.

Thankfully now we have a Trader Joe’s near downtown Houston. I will have to add that place to my list to pick up awesome yummy stuff like this when I’m in that part of town.  :)

Do you shop at Trader Joe’s?? If so what are your favorite food finds there?? 

 

Wednesday Fire Bites:

Breakfast – yummy Vi Shake with the Chocolate mix in and my AM Vi-Pak

Snack – pretzels and almond butter  (TWICE today)  :/

Lunch – Quick and Easy  – spaghetti squash, 1/4 cup poblano alfredo sauce, browned & seasoned turkey patty, topped with pico de gallo

Snack – warm Nutra Cookie – seriouslyyyyy SO good!

Dinner – bites of King Ranch Chicken casserole on the way out the door to YW’s church meeting / banana in the car on the way

2nd dinner? when I got home :) – yummy strawberry Vi Shake

Vi Shape Pancake

Sundays with Cyndi- Vi Shape Pancake

Yeah yeah I know…it’s Tuesday. Better late than never right? School started and Cole had his first day of Kindergarten. Tear. He’s such a big boy…so I’ve been a little preoccupied!

So usually I will make a dinner to post for my Sundays with Cyndi, but if I were to do that from this Sunday here would be the ingredients and instructions…

Ingredients:

leftover Chipotle burrito bowl

Instructions:

On Saturday night, go to Chipotle, get a burrito bowl, don’t eat it all, put in fridge, reheat Sunday.

THE END

;

Sooooo instead you get breakfast!

I’ve been playing around with different recipes trying to find a yummy Vi Shape pancake recipe that I can be addicted to. Some I’ve made are too thick, some too runny, etc. So if you don’t have the Vi Shape shake mix, you can try and substitute another protein powder, but I can’t guarantee that it will turn out the same…or you can just buy the shake mix and love life!! 😉

Ingredients:

2 scoops Vi Shape shake mix

2 TBSP ground flaxseed (just bought a big bag at Costco, cause it’s Paleo friendly!)

1/4C unsweetened coconut almond milk

2 egg whites

Blend all ingredients in a blender and pour onto frying pan on med/high heat. Turn when edges look cooked (be careful to make sure the bottom is nice and brown otherwise you’re going to make a mess when you try and turn it). Serve with 1 TBSP peanut butter (my fav is Skippy all natural with honey) or whatever you want to put on it!!! SO easy, SO yummy!
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