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Good Morning!

Yesterday I had an awesome breakfast before running some errands.

Breakfast:

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Egg sandwich with cinnamon cream laughing cow cheese and on a whole wheat sandwich thin and fruit.  Satisfied.  The laughing cow cheeses are my best friend.

Fitness:

Lately I have been trying to switch up my workouts to include some running.  How I ran 11.7 miles at one point in my life (Yes, 11.7 to be exact) I will never know!  This number will never leave my memory thank you very much!

The other day I whipped out my new tank “Sore today, Stronger tomorrow”, that I got at the Blend Retreat and headed for a run, and boy was it hot!  I did 3.3 miles, woo hoo… That was a lot for me!

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Soon enough I will be in Florida on the beach soaking up the sun, possibly with a margarita in my hand 🙂  Don’t be jealous.  I do intend to do some working out whether it be running, or getting in some crossfit type workouts.  So I don’t have any excuses when I get to Florida I went ahead and wrote out some workouts that I will be doing.  Since I will be gone for 7 days I have to do some sort of exercise or I will go crazy.

Here are some travel workouts that I put together that should keep me busy for a while, and maybe you will try them too.

travel WOD

You only need 3 things for some of these workouts:  A set of dumbbells, a Kettlebell, and a jump rope.  If you don’t have these you can certainly do them without it.  If it calls for jump rope you could do high knees or run in place, or just run  🙂

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I wish I had 15 or 20 lb dumbbells, but 10’s will have to do.

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If you don’t have a kettlebell you could do just leave out the swings or you could do some other kind of cardio like sprints, or mountain climbers!

My suggestion: Invest in one!  I have a 25lb Kettlbell that I bought at Dick’s and you can take it anywhere!

tabata travel

I love love love tabatas.  I used to do them all the time and they are so fun because you are constantly doing something and before you know it 25 minutes is up and you will get a great sweat in!  If you don’t have a kettlebell you can do regular sit ups!

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Manmakers , well they suck, but they are a good full body workout.  If you don’t have a set of dumbbells you can just do it without them!  They are kind of like burpees, nobody really likes them, but they are great for you and you are USUALLY, maybe not always. happy after you complete them.  If you LOVE burpees, you are just a freak 🙂

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Now, this workout you really do need a kettlebell.  If you don’t have one just skip this workout 🙂  Like I said before, you should invest in one.  They are small and don’t take up a lot of room!

Do you like to workout when you travel?

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Good Morning!

I have another recap of Blend Retreat for you guys…sorry if you are getting sick of it!  I have lots to share though!!  I’ll try to wrap it up, but there was just so much booty kickin and fun going on that I need to share!  This will be the final recap of my blogging retreat, so I hope you enjoy!

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SATURDAY

We started Saturday and Sunday off with  hard-core boot camps led by GPP Fitness.  I got absolutely zero good pictures on these morning so some of these will be borrowed 🙂  Don’t worry they will receive credit!

Blend 2013 GPP Workouts

This one is from Heather, at Kiss My Broccoli!  GO check out her page for some awesome weekend recaps!

After 8,654 lunges, 458 burpees,700 squats, and some side ab KILLERS (yes that is the official name), we also did some cartwheels!

Top Left: Me and Becca- another roomie  who was so interesting and awesome to talk to!

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Bottom Right:  Me and Maren– I didn’t get to spend tons of time with her, but she was so fun!

The whole group of roomies after bootcamp on Saturday!

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Sorry for the blurry pics 😦

Breakfast

Breakfast on Saturday was hosted by Muesli Fusion and The Laughing Cow.  Check out the spread.

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Who doesn’t love cheese seriously?

After our wonderful breakfast we headed back to our rooms to yet another surprise!!

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Core Power Protein Shakes, Zevia (one exploded in my suitcase on the way home), Soy Joy and Attune Foods chocolate bars. How awesome!  We were nervous that all the swag wasn’t going to fit in our bags!  I made it ALL fit though!!

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HIKING

After acting like it was Christmas time from all our free gifts, we got for our hike up the mountains!  I’ve actually never been on a REAL hike, so I can say this was my first, and it was awesome.  It was a little muddy though, so some people stayed back and did Zumba, but I’m glad I trucked through the mud and did it.  This was one of my favorite activities, mud and all!

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Some people tossed theirs after the hike but I washed mine and wore them home, good as new!

Our hike  sponsored by ProBar so we had snacks to take with us!

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The hike was about 4.5 miles… That long of a hike after a tough workout= Sore Legs!

We headed out…

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Can you spot the Muesli Fusion Sponsor in these pictures?

Hint Hint: It’s the only guy!

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After the hike we went back to the hotel, I washed my shoes, and we showered before our next snack break.  We were super pumped to meet Miss USA and try some of Onnit’s Walnut Almond Cashew Butter and the Macadamia Cacao Cherry Butter on Rice Cakes.  The Walnut was my favorite!  I could eat it straight from the jar, as if this is something new!

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Check out Miss USA on Facebook and her podcast Women Against Mediocrity .  She was a blast to hang out with!

Photo Credit to De

After our snack break we headed into town!  We hit up the most amazing store ever.  I loved it!

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We then headed to dinner, had some drinks, and a great night!

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After a few drinks we had to go back and try Momma B’s (Janetha’s mom) famous Utah scones.  I think I ate 4 with honey apple butter, omg!

utah scones so good

Off to bed after filling my belly so I could get up bright and early for bootcamp and breakfast.

Sunday’s breakfast was hosted by Chobani, the official blend Sponsor– heck yes!

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There was chobani pancakes, smoothies, oatmeal with all kinda of granola, and an omelet station!  It was amazing.

Blend 2013 Chobani Omelet Station

Photo Credit- Heather

And then we headed to the closing ceremony where the girls raffled off tons of prizes!

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I won the NuttZo!  Exactly what I had my eye on.

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Then we headed to the airport 😦  I didn’t want to leave.  There were so many girls that I wanted to meet and didn’t get to talk to but I’m so happy for the relationships that I did make!  I met lots of ladies that I know I will have lasting relationships with.

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And I saved the best for last…  What a great snack for being stuck in an airport for 3 hours.

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THE END…  I hope you enjoyed my BLEND 2013 recaps!  I can’t wait to go back next year!



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