Tough Mudder was a TON OF FUN!!!! I felt like a kid playing in the mud for 4.5 hours. Everyone should try it.
“"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out..." - Robert J. Collier”
Holy HELL what a day! I am READY for the trip to get this show OVER! lol.
Im a mess of emotions - all over the map. Hyper, wired, strung out and BUSY in my head. It's great. I will let you all know how I made out next week. (I'll be gone till late Sunday) I can't thank BFL and the Crew enough for getting me to this point of uncomfortable. To have the courage. To believe in me. It's like I went from knowing I could do 12 weeks, so why not try a 6 month challenge. It is doable. We are all so much stronger than we tell ourselves.
Thank you Crew! See you on the flip side of crazy!
Congratulations Run4Life!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing another VICTOR has completed a self promise. Enjoy your Active rest. Well deserved my friend!!
Bryan - I thoroughly enjoyed the anticipation leading up to the Tough Mudder, and seeing those amazing pictures of it all.
Congratulations for stepping out of the comfort zone.
You DID IT!!! So proud.
Donald - I dont have words for you and your kind heart.
Thank you for being you.
YOU have been a HUGE blessing in my journey.
Legsy, mate right back at you in a huge way.
you are front and centre in my thoughts this weekend, i am so excited for you.
enjoy the experience, i am SO pumped for you, and super excited that you reaching for and touching your goal, and you will have accomplished it by monday morning, that is so super cool.
Kiwi, me thinks you need to explain to the folks in here what you do :-)
the 1st day of the 1st challenge i did with Kiwi she ran 6km and did a "class"
i joked saying i would be super excited if i could do that on day 84.
day 84 i ran 6km, and hated every step HAHAHAHA.
Bryan, you and me are different, you have a pic of you running in the mud, if it was me there would be a pic of me literally playing in the mud:-) how cool is that, you get to ne 6 years old again, in the mud having a blast.
anyways, i need to run, end of the work week, i'm going to CF tonight, i usually skip thursdays but its closed tomorrow so i will do today instead, its a crap workout:-( and i have an idea what saturdays workout is, and its my 2 worst combined... well 2 of my worst.
going to SUCK!!!
but i must confess.
man my house is going to be full of chocolates.
if you get pimples from chocolate then id be a walking zit by tuesday morning, so this weekend is going to be super tough to keep the eating clean. prob the hardest weekend for me.
keep the eye on the goal and try stay strong.:-)
have a good one.
Yeah your right Donald,
Im a fitness instructor, i have struggled with the "body image" since i was 15 years old. To try and paint a picture for you im 5.7", 80kg and size 12/14 in clothing. Im quite naturally muscular, but still have the bits n bumps i want to improve.
Fitness is not the problem for me, its the food challenge. My job consists of 4-5 rpm/pump classes per week, so to put the BLF training in on top of that, is alot more time. Maybe i sound lazy...... but the key to exercise is working hard and also recovery, if you don't get enough recovery you don't receive the full benefits from the training.
So if i did anything i would leave the cardio as rpm is a type of interval training anyway, and bring in the BFL weight system.
If anyone has any ideas, please share,
I was told by a very wise lady that lose of bodyfat is a side effect of what you do, so i don't want my life to revolve around exercise.
We've all been pretty quiet here, including me. I'm sure we're all busy, that's how I am here, only online for minutes at a time. I love seeing Legs updated pics on fb!!! She is so dark (AND RIPPED HOLY JESUS)!!! Has me wondering if everyone gets tan. What about those pale Irish women bodybuilders? Do they just stay white?
I think my Ironman boot camp instructor has quit (the one helping me wth handstands). I was hoping he was gonna stick around until May. But I'm signed up for his newsletter and blog, so at least I can still stay in touch with him. I was practicing handstand kickups after my UBWO yesterday, and felt so weak. I really wanted to accomplish this task b4 he left, so I was bummed out while practicing and maybe that affected it. So I don't think there is Ironman anymore. I will miss his workouts. There's another guy taking his place and he works you super hard too, but his way is more chaotic and he doesn't write down the WOD on a board like the other guy.
I couldn't sleep the other night so I went to the gym super early. It was cold so when I got there I got nostalgic and thought I would do burpee warmup! I surprised myself by getting to 20 nonstop, and was sweating already. I stopped to take off my outer layer, then did 30 more in a row! I didn't have that kind of endurance when doing the 50 burpee challenge! I think I only was that good once or twice. And only did all 50 in a row once also.
No candy in the house today!! I had protein waffles and all natural turkey bacon and pineapple for breakfast. Lunch later today will be turkey breast, organic natural stuffing, and a veggie.
You Paleo people: I was at Health Hut yesterday and saw a new product: coconut peanut butter!!!!!! 81% peanuts with coconut oil. I meant to buy it for free day.... but had to have some last night. ohhh myyyyy gooooodddd. Freakin' oh so yummy! It's high in saturated fat, but I thought I read somewhere that the sat. fat from coconut oil is different from sat. fat from say, steak. Not sure. Well anyway, I know this is something I will have to hide in the recesses of the cupboard next to my maple peanut butter!
Legs - I'm fairly new to the forum - Is this your first challenge? My word, woman - you look fabulous!
Well I made it.....entered my first (and probably last) body building competition. I got to feel the whole process the last 6 months. And the days leading up to the show - holy hell...it is such an eye opener to prepare for. A body is to get so dehydrated to show off the muscle. That part I didnt like. I didnt like how I looked come to show time. But saying that...I'm glad I experienced it. Now I know what I am capable of. Now I know what food and drink do for me. I am now sensitive to what I eat and the volume. That is quite enlightening. To realize how much a person really needs to consume to feel energetic, hydrated, alert.....
I now need to rest a bit, get back my old healthy self, then reset some new goals in order to maintain a healthy weight and muscle mass. Today...I am not sure what that is.
Thank you to you all for being on this journey with me!!
Congratulations. And thanks for giving us a snapshot of what we don't usually hear abou relative to competitions. Best to you,
OMG Dee - you have no idea. The athletes on competition day are probably at thier most vulnerable, weakest and feeling so fatigued. It is definately a "show" and not a healthy place to stay. It is a process....and one that needs supervision for sure.
This was so cool. The guys name is "chi chi" or Ron Gonzalos....he and his wife did an incredible kettlebell show ....I just HAD to ask him to do this lift to me. When you get to be my age... you just dont care...and say and ask anything. :D He was a great sport and lifted me like I was a feather. Sweet. I was surrounded by such neat people - famous in my eyes, but so down to earth.
I would have never thought they would be vulnerable much less fatigued. I trust that they are fairly well supervised? Did you say you won't be doing another one?
Ww -great pic. Did he actually lift you from the ground up?
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