Eventful is not the Word

I have had all kinds of things going on these days,

School has kept me so busy, that I was unable to even look at a gym. Luckily, I was able to do a 5k and a 28 mile bike ride this weekend, which has my glutes a little sore, but I feel foxxy! I did the Tour de Donut which benefits the Make-a-Wish Foundation, with my new bike group called the Slow Spoke Society! Go on over to our Facebook Page and like it! We are new fresh and ready to conquer rides! On this bike tour, we got to eat as many donuts as we could as we rode. I ate about 3 donuts. I was more concerned about the water and where it was lol. Check out the pics!

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This entire month has been absolutely challenging for me. School, Work projects, Home life, and just life in general has been a whirlwind. My home life in particular was a nuclear disaster, which is why I ended up moving, and I feel like a heavy load or burden has been lifted. My morale this month, because of my stressful home life, has been all the way down. But do not worry, I have managed to stay positive, take it one step at a time and I am rebuilding it back up.

The 5k and the 28 mile bike ride really helped. When in doubt, work out! Ha! Working out has become such a great form of therapy. I mean, I read about it being a stress reliever and therapy, but I think I truly experienced it this weekend. Sometimes life will kick you in the rear hard. It is up to you whether you become a victim of your circumstances, or get back up and say is that all you got?!

I got contacts this Friday and I as a avid glasses wearer feel so fancy! LOL I like that people can see my face and I like the surprise people see when they notice my glasses are missing.

This week I am going to get back into my workout routine, start to bike halfway to work, work on reading my 3 chapters, 2 discussions, and 2 papers. Sounds like a lot, I know, but time management is the key to being successful! I got it. Hope everyone’s week is great as well! Stay focused and positive!!!

-Sharde

 

How to get Obstacle Strength Ready!

 

Anyone doing a rough and rugged obstacle course this summer?

Well if you are, this post is for you. All my Spartan, Tough Mudder, Mud Run racers get pumped! If you are looking for a form of training, and it takes training for these events, trust me, you can find it here. You need lots of strength and endurance when tackling these events and this circuit Tribesports has put together, will get you pumped and fit for winning a rugged and rough medal! Our goal is to get you across the finish line and give you the confidence you need to accomplish your obstacle tasks!  You have an A and B superset and you have to push through! So take the challenge one or more times and get pumped!!!! You can find the challenge here. If you take it let me know how you do! I would love to hear feedback!

 

If you would like more information on how this workout was designed, feel free to click here for more information.

 

15 Minute Burn

I tried a new upper body workout last night and it was AWESOME!!!

But first I follow TribeSports on Instagram and they had a Leg/Ab Superset and challenged everyone to do 5 rounds.(get the workout here)

 

SuperSet!

SuperSet!

140 calories, and half an episode of Bad Girls Club later I was feeling supercharged! Those 2 minute planks are no punk!

I subscribe via email to Womens Health magazine, and they always have a good workout they send at least once a week. I love the instructionals and the workouts are detailed and well explained. So, I received this workout and did 3 rounds of  each set and let me tell you I felt the burn! I used 10lb weights thinking I’m a BOSS and that workout at the end had me thinking the 10 lbs = 100 lb weights. Hope someone finds this as interesting as I did and challenges themselves to try it. I also did a warm up of sorts by doing a 400 meter run. You can get the workout here

Fry Fat

Fry Fat

Night time run

I ran around 8pm last night around Houston’s infamous Memorial Park. It’s runners central. It is well lit, and there are tons of runners with kids, strollers, pets, and lots and lots of man candy!! I attempted to bring my dog to run with me, forgetting he is not leash trained. That was a train wreck, but it did help him get out all the pent up energy he has when he waits on me to get home. I ran approximately half of the 3 mile course because of my dog, but I plan on going back tomorrow to do a full run. What are your fitness goals? Do you ever just get up and run?