It is a half-marathon, not a sprint.

I have a love hate relationship with running. Well mostly a strong dislike. In high school running a few miles BEFORE soccer practice was no big deal. Cross country or indoor track, piece of cake. I always ran to be better or train for something else, never run for the sake of just running. That is not to say that I haven’t tried. I really wanted to experience something amazing that many runners do where I could pray, collect my thoughts and what not. I never came. Well let’s just say it hasn’t yet.

I’ve decided that I am not going to give up until I get the results I want.

Last year I had a major flare of of PCOS symptoms and my doctor recommended the training for the 10K race I was looking forward to should be sidelined. At that point I was running 3-4 times a week but the best I could do was 12:30 per mile.

Fast forward to this year. Many if not all of my symptoms are under control and my husband and I started talking about doing a race together. We have done a few 5K races together so the next logical step is a half-marathon right?

I have a friend who recommended Jeff Galloway method and when I looked over it I just had this peace AND excitement wash over me about trying this again. Not only is this program doable with my teaching and school schedule, but it is kind to my body. The interval based running should work fine and not aggravate my PCOS symptoms but I will keep you posted. You start out by doing a “magic mile” and based on that time are your intervals. Mine was around 10:40 so my intervals for the next couple of weeks are 2:1. So I will run for one minute and then walk for thirty seconds. You do training runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a longer run on the weekend. Since we have 24 weeks until the race (OUC Half-Marathon) there is plenty of time to train the right way.


The only things I decided to get were new Running Shoes (I’ve only purchased running shoes at the Outlet and bought them based on price and how cute they were) We decided to shop local at a store called Fleet Feet Sports. There they measure your feet and analyze how you run to find the perfect shoe (regardless of brand) for you. The shoes are little pricey then what I am used to but oh my word, I cannot begin to tell you the difference. I ended up with the Saucony Ride 10 after trying ALL THE SHOES. Also I am a better runner than Kyle go figure.


I also purchased a running belt from Amazon because my phone is giant and I’m not a big fan of arm bands.


I run listening to ridiculous music using these wireless headphones that I got on Black Friday using a playlist on my iPhone. For the intervals I found a free app on iTunes called “Intervals” I have to run that through my phone so that I can hear the prompts to run or walk. I use my Apple Watch Series 2 to measure time, distance and heart rate and the free app MotiFit to keep track of what heart rate training zone I am in.


So that is it. Day One training is under my belt. It wasn’t bad. I think I need to update my playlist with some fresh tunes I think, there were a few times I was hoping the time would be up. Any questions you can send me an email at theinspiretribe@gmail.com or follow along on my Instagram @theinspiretribe 

I hope to check in once a week with an update as well as a post with the different supplements I will be taking for recovery and performance.

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Summer Survival Fitness & Nutrition Accountability Group

Do you want to feel confident & comfortable in your own skin?

I am looking for women who are truly serious about making a change in their eating, nutrition and fitness!

But here is the catch…. I want you to practice the 80/20 rule!!! I don’t want you to go all crazy and give up every sweet treat or glass of wine!!! SAY WHAT?!?!?!?

YES… That is what I said! I want to teach you BALANCE!!! The KEY to long term weight loss and great nutrition is to find the balance between what you want and what YOU REALLY WANT!

It’s all about identifying those situations that tend to derail you, creating an action plan and then practicing to create and develop new habits in your life! It’s about sometimes letting go and enjoying an ice cream cone with the kids or a glass of wine with great friends! But then there are other times, like the pizza in the break room and the donuts at the grocery store that you can pass on!

It’s about making at least 30 minutes a day of exercise a priority and not feeling guilty for it! It’s about dialing in your nutrition, having amazing support, and a community that won’t let you fail!


No matter what you have going on in the next month, I am going to work with you! Vacations, weddings, weekend trips and more! I’ll teach you the tools to survive them all without undoing all your hard work!

I’m launching the SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE Accountability & Support Group on the 26th of June!  For 30 days we are going to work together & I am going to share sample meal plans, give you recipes, meal ideas, snack ideas, daily accountability, motivation, a workout program that will fit your needs and ability level and well balanced nutrition!  You are going to have a community of support to answer your questions 24/7 and the most important thing is that this is MEANT TO BE A LIFESTYLE CHANGE AND NOT A CRASH DIET!  This is not something you do for 30 days and go back to your old ways. This is easily a part of who you are!
So, if you are committed and ready to MAKE A CHANGE and you want support along the way then lets do this!

Click HERE to sign up! All of my challengers that register by the 21st with challenge pack will receive a $20 gift card!

Details:

-The group will start on June 26 with 1 week of plan and prep.  We will set goals, do your pictures, measurements and learn about meal planning and prep.



-Then workouts begin officially on the July 3rd.

-Each person will have a customized fitness program to meet their needs from the Beachbody Library  {21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Insanity Max 30, Hammer & Chisel, 22 Minute Hard Corps, Core de Force, or PiYo} OR A COMBINATION OF YOUR FAVORITES!
-Each person will replace 1 meal or snack a day with Shakeology for the duration of the group.  The reason is that when you are changing your habits, its so much easier to have 1 meal or snack a day that you don’t have to think about.  It’s proper portion control, it’s packed with energy boosting, immune fighting antioxidants that will help to keep you full for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.


-Each person is required to make ME their coach!  If you already work with a coach or you are already a coach this group would not apply to you!  Please reach out to your coach to see what groups they are currently running for support.


-Then you are required to check in daily, rate your day, stay accountable and start and complete the program!  Hey you can do anything you put your mind too!

Are you in? Click HERE to sign up!

 

 

Post Vacation Meal Plan

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Click HERE to download this weeks meal plan:

Back from Vacation and feeling it, but no regrets!! Taking a break from dairy and grains this week to focus on getting inflammation down and appetite under control. High fat and moderate protein works wonders on the appetite!

Recipes:

Chia Pudding

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk 
  • 0.25 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 0.5 Tablespoon maple syrup, honey or sweetener of choice (optional) 
  •  blueberries and strawberries, for topping 

Instructions

  1. In a bowl or mason jar, mix together chia seeds, milk, maple syrup and vanilla. If you’re using a mason jar, you can put the lid on and shake the mixture to combine everything.
  2. Once the chia pudding mixture is well combined, let it sit for 5 minutes, give it another stir/shake to break up any clumps of chia seeds, cover and put the mixture in the fridge to “set-up” for 1-2 hours.
  3. You can also prep you pudding the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight if that’s easier.

Feta Egg Cups

Click HERE for recipe

Bulletproof Coffee

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Here is my favorite Bulletproof Coffee recipe – 1 T of MCT oil and 1 T of butter was just too much so I tried this instead and I really like it
Brewed Coffee
1 T MCT oil
1 teaspoon clarified butter
2 T collagen
Few drops of Stevia
Whirl in blender and wala!
Tastes amazing and not greasy!

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“Egg Roll in a Bowl”

Ingredients:
• 1 lb ground pork or ground turkey

• 1 package coleslaw mix

• 3 cloves garlic, chopped

• 3-4T. Braggs Amino or low sodium soy sauce

• 3-4 T apple cider vinegar

• 1⁄2 tsp of fresh grated ginger

Instructions:

Cook the ground pork(turkey) until done and remove from pan, leaving the drippings. Add garlic to the pan and saute until nearly cooked through. Add the coleslaw and broccoli mix and continue to cook about 15 minutes, then mix in cooked ground pork. Add the Braggs amino acids and ginger Allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Now enjoy your meal!!

 

For more meal plans and fitness inspiration you can join my Free Fitness Community HERE:

Get Your Health Back Summer Fitness and Nutrition Boot Camp

Get Your Health Back

Summer is here and I have a spectacular new Fitness and Nutrition Boot Camp coming up, but here is the catch…. I want you to practice the 80/20 rule!!! I don’t want you to go all crazy and give up every sweet treat or glass of wine!!! SAY WHAT?!?!?!?

YES… That is what I said! I want to teach you BALANCE!!! The KEY to long term weight loss and great nutrition is to find the balance between what you want and what YOU REALLY WANT! In 2017 I have been working really hard to center my nutrition and exercise to GET MY HEALTH BACK and I want you to do the same! June’s Virtual Gym is all about getting healthy from the INSIDE-out through health, fitness, & community.

It’s about making at least 30 minutes a day of exercise a priority and not feeling guilty for it! It’s about dialing in your nutrition, having amazing support, and a community that won’t let you fail!

No matter what you have going on in the next month, I am going to work with you! Vacations, weddings, weekend trips and more! I’ll teach you the tools to survive them all without undoing all your hard work!

I’m launching the Summer Slim Down Accountability & Support Group on the 30th of May!  For the month of June we are going to work together & I am going to share sample meal plans, give you recipes, meal ideas, snack ideas, daily accountability, motivation, a workout program that will fit your needs and ability level and well balanced nutrition!  You are going to have a community of support to answer your questions 24/7 and the most important thing is that this is MEANT TO BE A LIFESTYLE CHANGE AND NOT A CRASH DIET!

This group will be run 100% via the FREE Beachbody Challenge Tracker App 

Why will this be awesome???
No need to log onto Facebook or even use a computer/tablet
The App allows you to track your workout, Shakeology, weight, goals, and so much more!
The App keeps you connected to me, you personal coach, and all of the other members of the group to help you stay motivated throughout the challenge
The App even reminds you to workout and drink your Shakeology everyday! I LOVE that part!!!

And to make things even more amazing and FUN insert SHAUN WEEK!!!!

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In honor of a new program by Shaun T that is launching June 12th everyone in the group that wants to is going to be doing a Shaun T workout program (Cize, Insanity, Max 30, T25, etc.) for the month of June and we will do the NEW 7 day program together starting June 12th!

As your coach, I’ll suggest the best program to help you reach your goals, give you a personal workout calendar, share tons of resources, teach you how to meal prep, give you give you delicious recipes and meal plans that your whole family will love and support you every step of the way!!!

So, if you are committed and ready to MAKE A CHANGE and you want support along the way then lets do this!

Email me at theinspiretribe@gmail.com to join or to see more details and the information to register click HERE