#BOD

Yesterday morning I woke up and turned on the DVD player, ready to do a specific workout, and then…..nothing. I kept getting an error message that my disc was dirty. I did everything I could think of to clean the disc and it still would not work.  I am someone that likes to stick to my plan, and do not like when my plan gets thrown off, so of course I started to panic! I took a deep breath and remembered that I have access to Beachbody On Demand….hallelujah!

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Beachbody on Demand (BOD) was just released last week and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect for me!

The general library contains the FULL library of the following programs:

  • P90X & P90X Deluxe
  • P90X2 & P90X2 Deluxe
  • P90X3 & P90X3 Deluxe
  • P90X One on one Volume 1
  • 10 Minute Trainer
  • Insanity & Insanity Deluxe
  • Insanity: The Asylum Volume 1
  • Turbofire
  • Brazil Butt Lift & Brazil Butt Lift Deluxe
  • ChaLEAN Extreme
  • Hip Hop Abs

Additionally, the library contains one workout from each of Beachbody’s newest and most popular workouts. It’s a great way to “try before you buy” the  newer programs.

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Current single workouts are:

  • 21 DF – Total Body Cardio Fix
  • 21 DFX – Plyo Fix extreme
  • PiYo – Sweat
  • Focus T25 – Alpha Cardio
  • P90 – Sculpt A
  • Body Beast – Build: Chest/Tris

Later this month Beachbody will also have the capability to add in any  full workout program that you currently own into your BOD library. I LOVE this because I own 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, and T25, so by the end of March they will all be in the BOD library for me.  If the 21 Day Fix – Yoga Fix were in there yesterday my disc not working would not have been an issue. BOD also leaves me with NO excuse not to get my workout in when I’m traveling for work or on vacation.  As long as I have video streaming capabilities I will have access to all of these programs. I sometimes have  days that I just want to get out of the house and go to the gym so this could be a fun way for me to switch up my gym routine too. Maybe I could even do yoga outside if the snow ever melts….it will melt, won’t it?

I’m really looking forward to checking out P90X3, I hear Tony Horton likes to “Beyoncify” some of the moves in this program.  I do love me some Beyonce!

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(I seriously need to get this mug!)

 

Question of the Day:

What Beachbody on Demand (BOD) program would you want to try?

Mudderella Boston Recap

 

I recently completed Mudderella Boston in Westbook, Maine with 3 amazing ladies as teammates. Mudderella is a 5 mile run and obstacle course with heaps of mud involved (hence the name, Mudderella) geared toward women and, if invited, men can join a ladies team. The mission of Mudderella is for women to “own your strong” and supports Futures Without Violence , an organization to end violence against women and children.

Before starting the course, participants join a Mudderella trainer for a warm up, stretching, and motivation to own the course! The course was slow going at first and as teams became  spaced out we were able to jog or walk a little more freely. Our team couldn’t wait to get to the first obstacle! The first obstacle turned out to be a piggyback, so my friend, and teammate, Brie, hopped on my back and away we went = success!

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Photo courtesy of Mudderella

After the piggyback obstacle we had more running ahead of us and found ourselves passing the 1 mile marker still wondering where the mud was? We soon found out! Shortly after wondering where the mud was we came to our next obstacle called “skinny jeans” in which you had to slide down a tube, face first, into a pool of mud! After that obstacle it was all mud everywhere! Other obstacles included crawling under a net through the mud (which smelled a lot more like manure! ), wading through pools of mud, climbing ropes and walls, and balancing on swinging tires. You can check out Mudderella’s obstacle list here for more information on all the obstacles Mudderella puts together.

Without a doubt our favorite obstacle was “Hat Trick”. For this obstacle we climbed up a cargo net, then slid down a huge water slide into a pool of water. The weather was about 85 and humid the day of the event and this was the only obstacle with clean water, making it the most refreshing part of the course, not to mention a ton of fun!  I gladly would have done that obstacle more than once!

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Karie, Me, Kelly, and Brie before and after the Hat Trick obstacle (Photos courtesy of Kari’s husband Scott)

The course was 5 miles and 13 obstacles and our team finished in 1 hour and 30 minutes. We laughed, sweat, supported each other, and got very muddy along the way! It was a wonderful day to push ourselves to do something we had never done before, and was all in support of a great cause. I would encourage anyone interested in participating in a Mudderella event to do so!

After the event we celebrated with a Strongbow Apple Cider and a refreshing rinse to remove the mud, although I’m pretty sure I’m still cleaning mud out of my ears 🙂

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           My new hair color!

Mud Foot

Mudderella also accepts donated muddy shoes after the race to clean up and  donate to those in need. It is safe to say that my shoes were donated, I didn’t want to clean them and was more than happy to know they will go to someone who needs them.

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Team Don’t Stop Get It Get It ( Brie, Kelly, Me, and Kari)

Mt. Major

 

Before children, hiking was something my husband and I enjoyed doing on a regular basis. After children, hiking has become a trail walk or a short hike up a small mountain with two toddlers in tow.  Saturday my husband and I celebrated our anniversary and decided that we would go hiking (without children) for the first time in 5 years!  Most of the hikes we would have liked to tackle are a good hour or more drive from where we live so we settled on what I recall being a fairly easy hike, but something too intense to do with children.

We chose to drive 40 minutes to Mt. Major located in Alton, NH.  Both my husband and I have hiked this particular mountain many times in our life, and I remember it being fairly easy. Well this hike was proof that my hiking days are a thing of the past, I was huffing and puffing 5 minutes into it! I work out 5-6 days a week, run 2-3 miles on a regular basis, and consider myself in decent physical shape but this mountain decided to prove me otherwise. My husband couldn’t believe that I was sweating and having a hard time breathing as he was barely breaking a sweat. I tried to use the excuse that I was carrying the backpack with all the food and water, but let’s be serious, it didn’t weigh that much.  Even though I was struggling to breathe I kept going with just a few stops for water, and to check out the blister that was developing on my heel. We reached the top quicker than I had anticipated (that’s a good thing, right?!) and the view was nothing short of beautiful.

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This is a view of Lake Winnipesaukee from a spot just below the summit of Mt. Major

 

It was the perfect day for a hike and we enjoyed some trail mix overlooking the lake before descending down a different side of the mountain. As we made our way down the mountain we tried to remember how long of a hike Mt. Major is and were guessing that it was roughly a mile each way.  I wear an activity tracking band (This is the one I wear) so we were hoping to be able to come close to what it would tell us at the end. Boy were we wrong! It turns out our hike took us 4.5 miles for a total of 8,840 steps. It made me feel a little better about my lack of hiking skills for the day 🙂 I am so glad my husband and I had the opportunity to get out and enjoy the day together, I look forward to doing it again. Hopefully next time it won’t be as  major  for me as it was this time!

Grady Mt. Major  Our dog Grady had the right idea on how to cool down after a fun 4.5 miles!