Category: Sweat Pink

Join Week 4 of the #BosuStrong #SweatPink Challenge – Last Week

This week is the very last week of the #bosustrong challenge that has inspired me to keep moving and sharing my fitness journey. Before starting the challenge, my goal was to complete the whole challenge and now that we’re in the final week I plan to continue rocking the rest of it.

Here’s a favorite pic from last week’s challenge:

 
 This week we’re focusing on the things that make us BOSUStrong. Here are the 10 things that make me #BOSUStrong:

  • I am determined.
  • I will always find time to run or workout.
  • I never give up on my goals.
  • I do my best in all that I do.
  • I love to run and workout.
  • I am inspired to try new things like more yoga and try headstands/handstands.
  • I love to encourage others to be healthy and fit.
  • I have the best support from my family.
  • I am proud of completing my first marathon.
  • I hope to inspire others.

So I want to know – are you #BOSUStrong? Copy and paste the above, fill it in and make it your own and then tag me in it and share with your friends! Let’s all be #BOSUSTRONG.

The daily prompts are below. You can also follow along HERE.

Week 4, SHOW US YOUR #BOSUSTRONG! (10/5-10/9):

(Make sure you tag @Bosu_Fitness on Instagram & @BosuFitness on Twitter):

  • Monday, 10/5: It’s #moveitmonday. Show us how you’re moving it this Monday. #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
    • Bonus: Y’all know we love to #jumpjoymonday! Show us your BEST jump shot and tag @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
  • Tuesday, 10/6: It’s #tempotuesday! Show us what makes you #BosuStrong! @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
    • Bonus: It’s #triceptuesday and we want to see what makes you #BosuStrong. #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Wednesday, 10/7: Planks, planks and more planks! Plank it out and show us how you’re #BosuStrong @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
    • Bonus: #workitwednesday, show us how you’re workin’ it this Wednesday and tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Thursday, 10/8: It’s #totalbodythursday. Show us your favorite total body move – the one that truly makes you feel #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
    • Bonus: Give us a #tbt of your favorite moment of this challenge #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Friday, 10/9: #FreeFriday. Show us your #BOSUstrong! #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
    • Bonus: Happy #forearmfriday. Let’s all celebrate the final day of the challenge with dolphin pose! #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

Notes: You do not need to own or have access to a BOSU to participate. By participating you will have a chance to win a BOSU and other fun prizes. And please, if you are using a BOSU throughout this challenge, never stand on your BOSU with the dome facing down (images or moves down on the BOSU incorrectly will not count during this challenge).

Who’s going to finish this last week with me? Last chance to win a BOSU!IMG_9109

Join Week 3 of the #BosuStrong #SweatPink Challenge – All About Stretching and Toning

Week 3: My 5 fave stretches and 3 tips for toning your body!

I can’t believe it’s already week 3 of the #BosuStrong challenge, time flies when you’re having fun! Last week we focused on balance and I was proud of myself for completing all five days of the challenge.

Here’s my favorite pic from last week’s challenge:

This week it’s all about stretching and toning – so make sure you join in on the fun!
Since we’re talking about stretching here are 5 of my all time favorite stretches:

  • I love to stretch my legs by doing the quad stretch.
  • My favorite total body stretch is runner’s lunge.
  • I swear when I do this glute stretch, it feels like my glutes are happy. They’ve been really sore lately. 
  • I stretch my mind by doing an overhead stretch
  • I try to stretch out of my comfort zone by doing hard poses like the crow pose every now and then

And if you’re looking for a great way to tone your body here are my fave 3 tips (tricks, advice, words of wisdom, etc):

1. Drink lots of water and stay away from soda. All I drink is mostly water and tea.IMG_9734

2. Besides running, mix it up with cross training. Adding strength training has helped tone my body and improve my overall fitness.
 3. Eat well. They say abs are made in the kitchen. Try to eat whole foods, mostly veggies and fruits. I add a nutrient dense drink like Vega One to get added nutrients which is convenient for me.Best-vegetables

So I want to know – are you #BOSUStrong? Copy and paste the above, fill it in and make it your own and then tag me in it and share with your friends! Let’s all be #BOSUSTRONG.

The daily prompts are below. You can also follow along HERE.

Week 3, time to STRETCH & TONE!: (9/28-10/2):

(Make sure you tag @Bosu_Fitness on Instagram & @BosuFitness on Twitter):

  • Monday, 9/28: We’re starting the week with some side lunges! Show us how you work those inner and outer thighs @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
  • Bonus: Y’all know we love to #jumpjoymonday! Show us your BEST jump shot and tag @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
  • Tuesday, 9/29: It’s #tempotuesday! Show us your fave body toning move @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
  • Bonus: It’s #triceptuesday and we want to see you dip! Now drop down and give us 20 tricep dips. #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Wednesday, 9/30: Grab a partner and show us how you tone it up together! @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
      • Bonus: #workitwednesday, show us how you’re workin’ in a good stretch this Wednesday and tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Thursday, 10/1: It’s #totalbodythursday. Show us your favorite total body stretch. #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Bonus: Give us a #tbt of a time when you really stretched outside of your comfort zone (feel free to get creative!) #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Friday, 10/2: #FreeFriday. Show us your favorite stretch! #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
    • Bonus: Happy #forearmfriday. Show us a move that helps you stretch and tone #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

Notes: You do not need to own or have access to a BOSU to participate. By participating you will have a chance to win a BOSU and other fun prizes. And please, if you are using a BOSU throughout this challenge, never stand on your BOSU with the dome facing down (images or moves down on the BOSU incorrectly will not count during this challenge).

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by BOSU but all opinions expressed are my own. I truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Fit Approach (Sweat Pink) community.

Who’s in with me? Don’t miss out on the chance to win a BOSU!IMG_9109

Join Week 2 of the #BosuStrong #SweatPink Challenge – All About Balance

If you forgot to join me last week for the #BOSUStrong challenge or just weren’t up for the cardio, make sure you join me this week as it’s all about the balance! We’re standing on one leg, lunging, and squatting our way through the week.

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But balance means more than just being able to stand on one leg, it also means being able to do what you love while making healthy choices at the same time. It means putting in the work and still finding time for everything else. Or eating the foods you crave but balancing it out with healthy alternatives.

Here are the 6 ways I stay balanced – what are yours?

  • I make time for myself by  waking up early to get my workout done.
  • My favorite me time is when I’m running or working out.
  • My rule when it comes to a balanced diet is it’s all good in moderation.
  • I make fitness a priority by sticking with my schedule.
  • When I get stressed or overwhelmed, my go to is running.
  • I do my best to help my family stay balanced.

So I want to know – are you #BOSUStrong? Copy and paste the above, fill it in and make it your own and then tag me in it and share with your friends! Let’s all be #BOSUSTRONG.

Here’s a pic from last week’s challenge, my favorite way to get my cardio on: 

Here are the daily prompts for this week. You can also follow along HERE.

Week 2, it’s all about that BALANCE (9/21-9/25):

(Make sure you tag @Bosu_Fitness on Instagram & @BosuFitness on Twitter):

    • Monday, 9/21: Happy Monday sweaties, this week we’re all about that balance. Let’s see you stand on one leg – ready, set, GO! #BosuStrong #SweatPink #FitFamily @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
      • Bonus: Y’all know we love to #jumpjoymonday! Show us your BEST jump shot and tag @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
    • Tuesday, 9/22: We want to see you #dropitlikeasquat…on your BOSU or perhaps one leg? #BosuStrong #SweatPink #FitFamily @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
      • Bonus: It’s time for #treetuesday! Show us your best tree pose. @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad
    • Wednesday, 9/23: Let’s lunge it out sweaties! #BosuStrong #SweatPink #FitFamily @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
      • Bonus: #workitwednesday, show us how you’re workin’ it this Wednesday and tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
    • Thursday, 9/24:  It’s #totalbodythursday. Show us your favorite total body balance  move! #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
      • Bonus: Give us a #tbt of a time when you really challenged your balance (feel free to get creative!) #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
  • Friday, 9/25: #FreeFriday. Show us your favorite way to get your balance on! #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad
    • Bonus: Happy #forearmfriday. Let’s forearm plank it out y’all! #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

Notes: You do not need to own or have access to a BOSU to participate. By participating you will have a chance to win a BOSU and other fun prizes. And please, if you are using a BOSU throughout this challenge, never stand on your BOSU with the dome facing down (images or moves down on the BOSU incorrectly will not count during this challenge).

Who’s in with me? Don’t miss out on the chance to win a BOSU!

Sweat Pink #1MillionMinutes Mad Lib – Puritan’s Pride

Happy Friday! I’m participating in the Sweat Pink community’s challenge to help achieve one million minutes of activity this Summer. The goal is to inspire and encourage everyone to get moving. Anyone and everybody can join in and sign up here.

They have a fun mad lib this week that I thought would be fun to share.

I’m so __excited_ [adj] to fuel my #1MillionMinutes goals with Puritan’s Pride! All summer I plan to __run__ [verb] my way to a healthier, fitter me, and I’ll need help staying hydrated and fueled during all my __magnificent_[adj] adventures!

I will make sure I stay on track and will rely on __healthy food__ [noun] to keep me well fueled before, during and after workouts, and my _Simple Hydration Water bottle__ [noun] to keep me hydrated!

I’m most excited to try _Vega All in One Nutritional Shake Chocolate_(product) and _Smores Quest Bars__ (product) from Puritan’s Pride because they look __yummy and healthy__(adj).

One supplement I’ve never tried but am curious about is __Korean Ginseng__ [noun]. I think it might make me extra _revitalized and rejuvinated _[adj].

Bring it, #1MillionMinutes! I’m ready to go!

Hope you join in on this #1MillionMinutes challenge if you haven’t already! Any exciting plans for the weekend?

Last Week’s Half Marathon Training and Workouts Recap (2/2-2/8)

neon (4)I’m still somewhat following the MyAsics app for half marathon training, just switching the days mostly. I’m getting my runs in so half marathon training is going well. I also started month 2 of Insanity Max:30 this week and oh my, it’s tough but good! Here is what was scheduled for running:IMG_2682

Here are the workouts and runs I did:

Monday – I did Insanity Max:30 – Max Out Cardio. Maxed out at 8:07. Had a great sweat session! Also, I got a yoga pose, the Warrior for Monday’s #SweatPink #NoExcuseschallenge.

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Tuesday – Started with a nice 3 mile run to a local park!

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Then did Day 30 of Insanity Max:30 – Max Out Power. Wow, what a workout! Maxed out at 8:51. I also got my push-ups in for the #SweatPink #NoExcuses challenge during the workout.

 

Wednesday – I had a good 7.5 mile build up run.IMG_2537

Then did Day 31 of Insanity Max:30 – Max Out Sweat.

I also got my high knees in with added switch kicks for the day’s #sweatpink #NoExcuses challenge. 

I got my high knees in with added switch kicks for today's #sweatpink #NoExcuses challenge.

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Thursday – Day 32 of Insanity Max:30 – Max Out Strength. Maxed out at 7:47.

I also got my plank in for the #SweatPink #NoExcuses challenge.IMG_2608

Friday – I ran three miles on the treadmill and then I did day 33 of Insanity Max:30 Friday Fight Round 2. Maxed out at 6:18. IMG_2637

Saturday – Rest Day

Sunday – Had a good 8 mile run.
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How’d your week go? Here’s to a great week ahead!

I’m linking up with this week’s Workout Wednesday (WOW) Link Up!

Brought to you by hostesses Diatta Harris | Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons | The Frugal Exerciser and co-hostesses: Amanda | Eat Hard Work Hard and Heather | Divas Run For Bling.

Femme Fitale Fit Club

I am a Sweat Pink Ambassador! #sweatpink

Sweat-Pink-ambassador-badge1I found out that I’m a sweat pink Ambassador! I love their mission:

“We believe that kicking ass is best done in pretty shoes. We’ve learned that real women sweat, and sweat hard. We know that assertiveness, strength, and ambition are the ultimate feminine qualities. We concede that sometimes it takes hours to get ready, but we’re also no strangers to just rolling out of bed and going. We’re convinced that we run faster in pink shoelaces. We believe in pushing ourselves, and we believe in giving ourselves a break, too. We’re all about the rush of endorphins and the thrill of the challenge. We’re all for looking great and feeling even better. We’re committed to finding our best fit, and making it stick.

We sweat pink.”

My sister is an Ambassador and showed me their website. Their mission is what drew me to apply. The Sweat Pink Ambassador community is a place for enthusiastic, positive, inspirational people to connect and support each other in reaching their goals around health, fitness, life… and more. I’m all about that! I’m excited to connect with like-minded people. 🙂

If you’re interested in becoming a Sweat Pink Ambassador, apply here!