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Learning about Gymnastic Rings and trying a New Recipe!

So I am gearing up for October to be a huge month! We have Josh and my birthdays, A VitaCost Giveaway, the October Renegade Challenge, and now I am in talks with about trying out some of their Gymnastic Rings, and possibly giving a set to one of my lucky readers!!!! Pretty exciting right?

I had a comment on yesterdays post from Danielle at, about her doing Ring push-ups at CrossFit. I have yet to go to CrossFit, so I really wasn’t sure what Ring Push-ups were. I looked them up and they look awesome!

So clearly, when I found out about FringeSport and their rings, I was stoked! There are SO many workouts you can do with Rings, so what a fabulous addition to any gym!!!

Ironically, Yesterday was chest day. I could have used the rings lol 😉 It was a great workout and I am definitely feeling it today!

I finally feel like I am getting some progress! I added 100 jump ropes in between each set, just to help burn more fat and keep my heart rate up! I think with that and my running almost 2 miles Three days a week, I should be able to accomplish my September goal! 🙂 That makes me SMILE!!!!

I also made a new recipe yesterday! I kept seeing these awesome recipes and pictures of randomness stuffed into avocados. They all looked SO good!!! I wanted to use some of the roasted turkey I had left over from Tuesday night’s dinner. Whenever we roast a turkey, we have left overs for days!!!! Love it!!!

Well, I decided to do a Avocado, Lime, Turkey Salad! It turned out better than I had imagined!!! Zoe was so excited about dinner lol

Ingredients you will need:

  • 2 Cups Shredded Turkey (Obviously you can use chicken too)
  • 3 small/medium Avocados
  • 1/4 Cups Chopped Onions
  • 1 Cup Chopped Spinach
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove Minced
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt (I use Fage brand I think it taste most like Sour Cream)
  • 3 Tbsp Milk
  • 1/4 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Of a Fresh Lime Squeezed

(I used the other half of the lime as well as Cayenne Pepper as garnish)

Okay to start, you shred the turkey. KItchenAid mixers are great for this! Just clip in your bread hook and turn it on low and let it go to work. Thank you Courtney at for that helpful tip!

From there, cut the avocados in half, score a grid into them, and use a spoon to scoop out the cubes.

Set aside the skins, you will be using them as the cups for your salad. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Don’t forget to squeeze the lime! 😉

Fill each avocado half, sprinkle with Cayenne Pepper, and garnish with a thin slice of lime and enjoy! 🙂

Not to toot my own horn, but these were AMAZING (Toot toot) lol and they are healthy!!!

Nutrition Facts
  6 Servings

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 250.3
  Total Fat 15.2 g
  Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 8.8 g
  Cholesterol 32.9 mg
  Sodium 157.6 mg
  Potassium 628.6 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 10.6 g
  Dietary Fiber 6.2 g
  Sugars 2.2 g
  Protein 20.0 g

What do you think of all the excitement for October? Do you CrossFit? What is your favorite Ring workout?

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Planking Duels and Playdates

So like I said yesterday, I was challenged to friendly planking duel with Chris at Traveling Monster and officiating was Courtney from Journey Of A Dreamer. Of course, I accepted!


 After a couple of friendly taunts, he was starting to psyche me out lol. I know he and Courtney are avid CrossFitters, so I knew I was gonna have my work cut out for me!  I started to make myself believe he was gonna be some kind of planking freak and go like 5+ minutes! I though for sure I would lose, but I didn’t want it to be by a landslide!!! I had 3 days to get my plank time up by a lot. So as you saw in my last blog I started plank training 😉 I was still planking last night and this morning! My best personal time was 2:48 I am pretty proud of that, but it was SO hard!!!


Last plank before bed lol

We visited for a bit before we got down to the duel. Zoe and Lil Dreamer had never met in person before today! Zoe had only seen pictures of her online. Zoe is in a MINE stage lol everything is hers, that paired with her refusing to take a nap had me a little worried about how she would behave. She was a little possessive of Lil Dreamer’s toys at first, but before we knew it they were screaming, laughing, and jumping on the sofa in the formal sitting room. It was really nice to see her playing with another child she actually likes! We have had several play dates and she always seems to play by herself or seeks an adult or older child to play with instead of the date she was set up on. She had a lot of fun today and was able to squeeze in a 20 min nap on the way home lol. Okay, okay, back to the duel…. after visiting, Chris was ready to throw down. Again, mind you I was a bit nervous of making a fool of myself, but I was ready!!!!

After we assumed our positions, the duel had begun……


The girls played in the background as we planked…..


Little dreamer came to root her daddy on…..


And at 1:34 Chris was out… I was like REALLY?????? Not that 1:34 is anything to shrug off, it is actually an awesome time! I just had it in my head that He was gonna cream me!!!!


  Zoe came to check on me. I held out for a bit longer, just because I could lol. I ended at 1:57 🙂 I am not gonna lie though, I was super sore from planking so much over the past few days I was quite glad we didn’t go for longer! That being said, Chris and Courtney, we need to come up with another challenge that all 4 of us can do soon!!!! I had a great time with this and I love that it was a fitness challenge!!!

   Getting together with friends, not just for a visit, but for a fitness challenge is always a great way to start the weekend! Do you and your friends push each other to excel? Do you stay active on the weekends? What kind of friendly fitness challenges would you like to see us take on next time?

  As always I love to hear back from you, so please leave comments, suggestions, or questions! I hope everyone has a fabulously fit and happy weekend!!!!

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