what i did today.

Today, I lifted. A lot.

I’ve been experimenting with new pre-workout drinks. Today, I found out why I will never do drugs. I literally felt like I was growing hair on my chest. So, the energy part of it worked as planned, but the itchy side effects, I could do without. Energy I want, and energy I got. I just had to move.

So, of course I began with a good Prancercise. If you have not, do me a solid, and click on the link.

Prancerise (Enhanced) from kwright18 on Vimeo.

Okay, after I got that out of the way. Here’s what I did today:

Tough Upper Body Day

push ups.

Since, I will be out of town for work this week, I really wanted to hit the gym hard. Who knows how much time or resources I will have over the next few days on the road.

face pulls.

Even after a pretty exhausting day in the gym, I still had some energy to burn. So, I went for a 2-mile run in my neighborhood.

energybits.
Exciting news!!! I got my EnergyBits in the mail today! Can’t wait to give them a try and possibly be a new ambassador for them. They are already one up in my books. They are one of the sponsors for the One Run For Boston, which passes through my neck of the woods June 17- June 19. Keep a look out for runners in your town.

momentum.

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Sometimes the momentum just never ends. Although, it’s not necessarily a bad thing, having a change in momentum is great. I’ve kind of had the “blues” after my marathon. I just didn’t know what to do with myself afterwards. I have some races on the calendar later this summer and year, but it just seems like the anticipation and excitement from my BIG race this year has left me a little blue. So, momentum had kind of slowed down for a bit.

I took a week off of pretty any physical activity following my run, and about 2 weeks off of eating anything good for me. I DON’T SUGGEST THIS TO ANYONE! It was originally going to just be one week, but I slipped into the “I’ll start tomorrow mentality.” We all know how that story goes. But, finally after getting back in the gym and putting miles under my feet, you really leave yourself no choice but to watch what you eat.

My goal this summer is to get into the best physical shape I’ve ever been in. This past Wednesday, my roommate and I started a 28 Day Detox through my company, Arbonne International. It focuses mainly on rebalancing your body through nutrition, while eliminating all processed, sugar-laced, refined, and down-right unhealthy foods. The detox will help to identify food allergies and intolerances by eliminating them from your lifestyle, and slowly reintroducing some foods at the conclusion of 28 days.

triple threat: pomegranate fizz drink- energy drink, protein (soy-free, whey-free), detox herbal tea.

triple threat: pomegranate fizz drink- energy drink, protein (soy-free, whey-free), detox herbal tea.

I am going to be “Fueled by Arbonne” throughout my races this summer 🙂

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Summer Spring!

Krystal’s Quick Tip- Hydration and Clothing:
With the hot Summer months approaching, be smart with your hydration and clothing choices. Choose electrolyte rich drinks with little or no sugar. If you sweat a lot, you may look into salt pills or supplements of that nature. If you are going to be outside running, make sure to carry water. Dress in light colored, breathable fabrics. Dri-fit and wicking fabrics provide the most enjoyable experiences while participating in activities outdoors.