Typical Day in the Life of Me (Bri)!

Everyone’s days are different starting from the moment you wake up.

Personally I wake up revved and ready to go, but I am a morning person.  I usually wake up 5 minutes before my 6:00 alarm goes off.  I jump out of bed and immediately turn off my alarm.  I can tell you something I am not though… I AM NOT A SNOOZER.  People that snooze DRIVE me nuts!!!  My husband is a snoozer.  I have friends that are snoozers and I just don’t get it!

Although my weekends are very different the below is a look at my typical weekday!

6:00-7:00 AM I get up, shower and get myself completely ready for work. Once I am ready I get my daughter dressed and ready and we are out of the door by 7:05 AM.

7:05-7:10 AM I drop my daughter off at daycare and then head to work.

7:30 AM I get my work day started with a cup of coffee that consists of a French vanilla K-cup, 2 truvia packets and some Walden Farms French Vanilla Creamer (non dairy, zero calorie, sugar free)

8:30-9:00 AM I usually eat some kind of healthy protein/granola bar for breakfast.  Today I chose a blueberry Oatmega bar.  I have never had the blueberry flavor and I must say this was delicious!  It tasted like a blueberry muffin! 

9:00-11:30 AM I try to drink about 20-25 ounces of water before lunch.

12:00 PM is finally lunch time!  I am lucky if I make it until noon.  I am usually ready to eat at 11:00. So today I had sweet potatoes, eggs and turkey sausage topped with homemade pico. Yum!  Also drink another 15-20 ounces of water with lunch!

4:30 PM I am out the door and on to some kind of adventure.  Today is a gym day!  

4:45-6:00 PM I will spend this time running and doing some kind of weight training.  It is not a typical workout and I usually do whatever I am in the mood for, but I like it and it gives me the results that I want.  I will try to drink another 20 ounces of water after my workout!

You might already know this about me, but if not here you go…I get bored doing the same things over and over.  It absolutely kills me.  I can’t do rep after rep.  I have to change it up, ALOT!

6:15 PM time to go home and have dinner.  Usually this consists of me drinking a juice and eating another protein bar.  Sometimes I will actually make dinner, but not tonight!  Suja Berry Goodness FTW (For the win). 

6:45-9:00 PM This is my time to get my stuff situated for the next day and plan my work outfit.  I will also clean up, watch a movie, hang with the munchkin, write my blog, etc…Tonight I caught about 2 episodes of Supernatural (Season 3). Again drink another 20 ounces of water!

So as you can see I lead a pretty boring life. Nothing to crazy during the week!  The weekends are a little more adventurous!  

I always talk about how I hate to do the same thing over and over again, but honestly this is basically me monday through friday.  I even eat the same foods!  I am a walking contradiction, who am I kidding!

Have a great night!

Love,

Bri

 

Defenders of Liberty Mud Run

First thing’s first.  You sign up.  Now what?  Well for us (4 girls) we decided that we better start training.

Our Mud Run consisted of 4 Miles and 20 obstacles. So we trained in the gym 2-3 days a week and ran steadily throughout the week and then added a 4 mile run on the weekends.  We did this training schedule for about 3 months.  Let me just first start off by saying we were still in no way prepared.  Did I mention that for all of us this was our F I R S T ever run, of any kind, PERIOD…

So now that we are done and our first run is in the books I have concluded that there are 5 stages to doing any type of run (today was no exception)!

Stage 1- Excited and Nervous Stage

When we all got there and began stretching and realized we were mere minutes away from really doing this run.  We all thought we were going to throw up because our stomachs were in knots.

Stage 2- Immediate Regret

The race starts and about .60 miles in we got to our first obstacle, 5 four foot tall hurdles stood in our way.  What the hell did we do?  Why did we sign up for this?  Pure torture already and we were only .60 miles in and 1 obstacle down.  Immediate panic set in when I started thinking that there was no way I was going to finish this race.  Let me tell you, it didn’t get any better once we got to the 1st mud crawl and it smelled like sewage runoff.  I contemplated turning around and walking back to the starting line!

Stage 3- Depression (wishing it was over)

We were all so sore beyond belief.  We had completed half of the run and had bruises and rope burn on most of our bodies.  We all began to walk a lot more than we were actually running.  We wished we could just stop and curl up into a ball and cry!

Stage 4- Relief (it is almost over)

When we rounded the corner and found the water station and the attendant told us we only had about 1 mile left, relief is all we felt.  With new found energy, we all started thinking, we could actually finish this thing!  We were almost done!

Stage 5- Gerard Butler (let me explain)

We had 2 last obstacles that stood between us and the finish line and we were not going to let anything stop us.  We felt like Gerard Butler in 300.  I just wanted to yell “This is SPARTA” as I crossed the finish line!    We were done, we conquered our demons and now we felt like Gods.  We could accomplish anything we put our minds to!

So 4 miles, 20 obstacles (I attempted them all but only completed 16), and 40 burps (10 per obstacle that you didn’t complete) I would happily doing it all again…. After I have rested for a couple of weeks!

Love,

Bri