Hey Fam! Happy Saturday! I wrapped up week number three of the F45 8-Week Challenge this morning with an EPIC Series Obstacle Race!
Our gym was invited to set up a tent for the day so, of course, I jumped at the chance to get in on the action! This obstacle course was unlike any I have ever completed before in the sense there was minimal running, no water, and no mud! In total, it was just over two miles long making certain that each obstacle was back to back. It made for a short- yet super intense course and I loved it!
Most of the obstacles I was somewhat familiar with or had completed one similar in past races; however, when I came upon the keg carry, the kegs were filled with water instead of the usual sand, so to say it was demanding on the core is an understatement! It was a blast and a great (almost) midway point in the F45 challenge.
Fast forward to this afternoon, Wesley and I took the doodle to Floyd Lamb Park. It was finally back to a beautiful and sunny 48 degrees after two weeks of nothing but wind, rain, and snow (hello, we live in Vegas).
Dudes- aka doodle, jack, poodle butt (the list goes on), absolutely loves going to the park. He is a playful pup with loads of energy, so to keep him from testing our patience, we make sure he gets lots of play in during our downtime. Our morning strolls have just recently turned into morning jogs. Jack ran his first mile earlier this week at a 12-minute pace!
As for this week’s menu, food prep was in full effect. This was my second-week preparing zoodles for lunch- they make for quick easy meals and I can eat a ton of them without a heaping amount of calories. I usually sauté them in a sprinkle of olive oil along with cherry tomatoes and chickpeas.
Was everything 100% on track this week? No, it wasn’t perfect. I skipped a day of workouts that were programmed because I just simply couldn’t seem to find my motivation and today’s post-race meal was a vegetarian burger with a side of sweet potato fries. I’m not beating myself up over it, it’s just the way it goes sometimes.
I have yet to get on the scale, take measurements, or progress photos since day 1 of the challenge. I will track this progress at the halfway mark which will be the end of next week, week 4.
Cheers to an incredible week ahead at…..The Arnold 2019!!!