Sunday, June 26, 2011

100 Burpees Challenge I (W) have thought about it. AND have done this workout a lot since I posted that I was going to do this challenge. Then I thought some more. This is rather daunting, and I wanted more participation than just the Hardcores. So I came up with this:

10 Days to 100 Burpees Challenge

Instead of just busting out 10 minutes every day for 10 days, we are going to start at one minute. We will add ONE minute every day. Day one, 1 minute, day two, 2 minutes and so on. That way you can feel like you are building incrementally instead of busting your ass 10 days straight.

The whole idea behind our challenges is they are manageable. We all do big workouts everyday, but this is for that little something extra. To see improvement in a weaker area in a short time frame. It is doable. That is why we like it. We don't want to add another big workout on top of what you are already doing.

SO...on that note, Monday June 27th will be the START of the Deadman's Burpee Challenge. The challenge will end on July 6.

Like all of ISFP's challenges, there will be a daily tracker on I See Fit People. We will post every day and you can track your totals. If you are not a member of I See Fit People on Facebook, please feel free to click the "Like" button over to the left of this page. Really, the more, the merrier!!

Do you think you have it in you to get to 100 at Day 10? I say we find out!!!

To run you through the form and How To's we have my hero, Zuzana from Body Rock TV. It is pretty straight forward. Click the link below to get the down low.

Dead Man's Burpee Challenge

GOOD LUCK to you all. Think you can and you WILL!!

Wendy & Matt

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Plunge Challenge--Winner of the Gymboss is...................

First off Matt & I want to say THANK YOU to everyone that participated in this month's Plunge challenge. You guys kept us going as well! Great job!

We hope you are up for another one starting in July! We have some fabulous prizes to give away too! So stay tuned and congrats to our winner......

..........Sarah Stilettos Skyking! Sarah, can you send your mailing address to WOOOHOOOO!! CONGRATS!!

Wendy & Matt

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Shining in spite of clouds

The morning was off to a stellar start!! Up at 4:45, coffee on and baked Coconut Pecan Baked Oatmeal in the oven. It was RACE DAY! And Ladies Fest at that!!
This race has a KILLER hill at the end, only justified by both the delicious men handing us roses & Bernard Callebaut Chocolates as we cross the finish line.

I can hear Lauren happily trudging (is that possible?) up the stairs. The day is off & rearing!

5:45 and we are packed & in the car and heading to Lethbridge. The clouds are looking ominous, and thunder is is the forecast. Hmmm...hoping for no lightening. Is it just me here or does Lauren have a theme color going on?

I may need more coffee...

It still looks like rain & the temperature is rather cool, but will be perfect for running. We duck in under some trees for a pre-race shot...not great lighting. :-(

Our official Mom & Daughter team bib numbers:

The race was fabulous (was it just me or was the swaying bridge we ran across just a LITTLE daunting)! Lauren did so great & I am extremely proud of her!

I also got to cheer in some of our ISFP members at the finish line. It was great to meet up with them at the post race brunch as well. These ISFPeople are everywhere!! Today was amazing...I couldn't believe how many members I ran into at the brunch. Some I knew, some introduced themselves to me. I was literally in AWE!! I felt honored.

Some local ISFP members! You guys did so great at the race! WOOP!!

Lauren & I were had just the best day. Lots of laughs (she cracks me up), some shopping and lunch at The Penny Coffee House. MMMmm...Falafel wraps & Moroccan Lentil & Chick Pea soup! Perfect!

Today was such a perfect day...the rain held off, I got to spend the day with my favorite girl and meet some wonderful friends! It was a day of feeling like I did something right: Like I raised my daughter to see the good in the world & watch her share my passion for running and to discover the difference ISFP is making that I sometimes am unaware of. These are the sunbeams that shine though the darkest clouds.