Lorna Jane Fit Challenge

I love a good challenge! Since my marathon is in a month and then I don’t really have much on the schedule, I thought this challenge that lasts until the end of May would be a great one for me! What’s also great is you can join in too! There is also a Facebook group you can join to help keep you accountable. People are already on there posting great recipes, workout results, an being super motivating (one thing that really helps me!)

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So, what is the Lorna Jane fit challenge?

It is 12 weeks of fun that is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The great part is, you don’t have to be a member of a gym to join in. All of the workouts are easy to follow and can be done in under 30 minutes, so no excuses ladies!

The 12 weeks have been broken into 3 phases with increased intensity. Each daily circuit is an all over, full body workout!
Every week there are two Outdoor Active Living days where you will get outside and get active! (walking your dogs, a hike with friends, etc.)

So head over to the website and join now! You will get a sweet membership kit that will help you thought the challenge:

  • The Lorna Jane Fit Challenge Move Guide: a 12-week Move challenge that will leave you feeling fit and fabulous!
  • A copy of Clean Simple Eating: Nourishing know-how for the Active Girl on the Go to ignite your passion for preparing healthy and wholesome meals or NOURISH: The Fit Woman’s Cookbook (US)
  • A Lorna Jane Active Living Planner: so you can document your progress along the way.
  • An Inspiration Tank: to keep you inspired and motivated through those tough workouts.

As you play along, be sure to use the following hashtags to find other ladies to help motivate and encourage you along the way:

#LJFitChallenge #LornaJane and be sure to follow @LornaJane on social media as well.

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Still have questions about the challenge? Check out the FAQ section. Swimsuit season is just around the corner, who wants to be ready for it by memorial day? I’m in!

QOTD: Have you ever participated in a 12 week challenge like this?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lorna Jane and Fit Approach, however all opinions are my own.

 

ActivMotion Bar Review

I was invited by Sweat Pink and ActivMotion Bar to test out their product and accompanying workout DVD’s.

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I will be honest, at first I wasn’t sure how this bar was going to help me get stronger. I was sent the 8 pound bar, so it was not very heavy. However, I quickly learned what makes it different and how it really helps you get in a good workout.  It’s filled with rolling steel weights constantly in motion as you move the bar, so strengthens your core and also helps with balance, which I am terrible at!

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The steel weights in the ActivMotion Bar create variable resistance which make you engage and hold steady for the movements. They call this disruptive training. Say what? The website says: it is “training that is based on utilizing the body’s experience of an unstable disruptive training stimulus”.

The ActivMotion Bar comes in five different weight sizes, ranging from 6 to 18 pounds, and also included a set of DVD’s which is what I needed. I had no idea how to do workouts with this thing!

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Another great thing is that the bar doesn’t take up a lot of space. I can prop it up in my closet and just pull it and my yoga mat out when I am ready for a workout!

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The movement library on the ActivMotion bar website also has some great exercises to try. I haven’t had a chance to try out all of the videos, but as I get better core stability and balance, I will be trying out the rest. Lots of room for growth!

QOTD: Do you ever workout at home?

This post was sponsored by ActivMotion Bar and Fit Approach, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Bootcamp and Weekend Thoughts

 

Good morning friends! Guess what?

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I was so bummed when I missed out on the last round of Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp, so I wanted to be sure I didn’t miss out this time. I registered early, have printed out my workouts, and I can’t wait to get started today! I will be updating my progress during the next eight weeks. This will be good for me since I am not running for another 1.5 weeks…it will give me something else to focus on. (By the way you won’t believe this but I got a splinter in the bottom of my inured foot. How in the WOLRD! That thing is not coming out either!)

In case you are catching up from the weekend, here are some posts to check out:

Weekly Recap and a New Ambassador

RWS Features #33

Round Two

A few things on my mind this weekend….

1.) Waivers went up for the Disneyland half. This made me very excited…and very scared. If and that’s a big IF I can run August 1st, I will have exactly one month to get ready for this half marathon. Prior to my injury I had run one 7 miler and one 9 miler as far as long runs go…and they were a month ago…yikes. We aren’t running this race for time anyway, but still, it’s scary.

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2.) Next, my awesome husband gave me patio furniture for my birthday and i took it upon myself to start putting it together. I put together this chair and a coffee table. Took me about an hour, and there is another chair AND a couch to put together…I think I will leave those to Bobby. That was tough! Why is it when things require assembly that the screws and holes never line up properly?!?

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3.) I am now obsessed with the show Once Upon a Time. I just finished all eight seasons of Desperate Housewives on Hulu Plus (by the way, what are yall’s thoughts on the ending? I thought it was so-so.) Anyway, my buddy Karen had told me about this show awhile back and when I saw it was on Hulu, I decided to start the series this weekend. I am loving it so far! If you haven’t seen it be sure to check it out.

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GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

You thought I had forgotten eh? Thank you to everyone who entered my Sweat pink shoelaces giveaway. I decided to have 3 winners instead of two, I am feeling generous today. 🙂 The three winners are:

Katie from Wish and Whimsy

Liz from Southern Charm

Jaimie Crook (comment 45)

Ladies, please e mail me your address and I will get your shoelaces out to you asap! Sweat Pink everyone!

QOTD: What did you do this weekend? Anything fun?

Sweat Pink

 

Some of you may have noticed an addition to my sidebar in the past week. No? Go look. Figured it out yet? Did my title give it away? Darn it. Ok ok, I am a new Sweat Pink ambassador! Sweat Pink is part of FitApproach.com, co-founded by two cousins on a mission to help make the world a more healthy place, one pair of pink shoelaces at a time. I loved the idea ever since I saw it, and jumped at the chance to be an ambassador. I got my gear in the mail the other day and was so excited to see all the pink!

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You may have seen the #SweatPink hashtag if you are on Twitter, and be sure to follow @fitapproach on twitter for the latest info and news, and also check out their Facebook fan page.

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Now, I want to tell you what sweating pink means to me. As you may be able to tell from my blog name, I love running but I also love being girly, and you absolutely can be both! That’s what sweat pink is to me. working hard, having fun and sweating, but with a little bit of sass thrown in. Can I be hardcore lifting weights at the gym with my pink shoelaces? Heck yes!!! Or running a marathon, or going for a hike. All of the above! Do your thang girls and sweat pink!

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Want to win a pair of pink shoelaces? I am giving away two pair! Just tell me what activity you would do in your shoes with sweat pink shoelaces and you will be entered to win!

Gain an additional entry by tweeting this: “I want to win #SweatPink shoelaces from @runningwithsass http://www.runningwithsass.com/sweat-pink/ Please leave a separate comment telling me you tweeted and leave your twitter handle or a link to the tweet.

You have until Sunday night, July 22nd at 8:00 pm CST to enter and I will announce a winner in Monday’s post. Good luck and go sweat pink!