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My Heart is Full…

It is way to late for me to be awake but my mind is going and I need to type. Kyle and I just spent the last three days with 40+ kids at a flag football tournament. What an incredible experience! Each time we take our students on this trip, it makes me stop and reevaluate my life. Jackie Robinson said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Wow, talk about a reality check.

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I love these kids and am so grateful for the opportunity that Kyle and I have been given to be apart of their lives!

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#RunVictoria

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Greetings from Kelowna, we are here for an elementary/high school flag football tournament! It’s going to be a fun and very busy weekend. So before the craziness begins I wanted to quickly update the blog. I know, it has been forever since I was on a regular blogging schedule. Unfortunately, with work, school, and training for the Victoria Marathon, blogging has fallen to the wayside. Well, last weekend I ran Victoria (more accurately I would say I finished Victoria as the last four weeks of training were nearly non exists due to sickness and busy with work and school schedules – more on this later) and I just submitted my final paper for my seventh grad class, so I am refocusing my energy into blogging. I don’t have time for a full race recap tonight, so I’ll just share the video my amazing husband made from our weekend. I hope you enjoy!

Victoria 26.2 from c0achkay on Vimeo.

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{Product Review} Fitness Games App

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Recently, I have been testing out the Fitness Games App. This is an app that turns everyday workout routines into a competition with the integration of social media. The design of this app lets you challenge your family, friends, or strangers across the globe. Whether you like to get your sweat on at the gym, in your home, or outside there is a routine for you!

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Since I don’t have a gym membership, the workout and challenges I have done fall under the “cross training” and “cardio” categories. When it comes time to workout you have a couple of options: 1) You can challenge a friend, someone near by you, yourself, or someone across the globe. You can use this feature when you go out for a bike ride, hit the gym, or go to the track. This app makes it super easy to tap into your competitive side.

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Overall, I thought think this app is a really awesome concept…

- It’s easy to navigate.

- Fun to challenge people and earn points.

- GPS works well and it offers a number of cardio activities.

However, there were a few things that I was not too fond of…

- Everything cost $$$, even after receiving an upgrade as a Sweat Pink Ambassador there were upgrades to buy

- A major portion of the activities require a gym, which made it very difficult for me to fully test out the app

- The idea of competing is fun but it would work best if it is against people you know. As the app grows it will be easier to connect with other fitness junkies:)

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I recommend this app to anyone who is looking to switch up their current routine! I will definitely keep using this app, especially if they offered more free workouts within the “cross training” category!

Tweet: Challenge your fitness with #TheFitnessGames! Check out @TFGapp and let the games begin! http://ctt.ec/gd5dj+ @fitapproach #sweatpink

Disclosure statement: This post was sponsored by The Fitness Games through their partnership with Fit Approach. I was not compensated monetarily, but was provided the Platinum Version of the application for review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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{Gapfit Fashion Haul} Because P.E. Teachers Want to Look Cute Too…

A few weeks ago I swore off buying any new fitness clothes because my closet is basically an active wear store. I was determined to stop adding to my fitness collection and grown my working women wardrobe. Well, last week I finally had to embrace the fact that as much as I would like to “dress up”  when I go to work, my office is a gym and I wear fitness clothes, every single day:)

Embrace it I did….check out my fashion hual…

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When I decided to invest in some new fitness clothes my first thought was lululemon. I am in love with my lulu shorts and pants but I only have a few of their tank tops. For modesty reason, I don’t wear tank tops to teach P.E. so I started to look at their short and long sleeve gear. I have to be honest, I was not impressed with the selection or the price tag. Yes, I know it’s no surprise that lulu is expensive but there is no way I am paying $80 for a top that many reviewers say is too delicate. Delicate is not what I envision for my fitness clothes. Enter, Gapfit.

 

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Over the past few years I have tried a few of their tops and bought one. Actually, it is one of my favorite tops (Sidebar: According to a few Gap employees, their fitness tops are made in the same factory as lululemon.). I also really like this tank and this top, but I think I’ll save those purchases until a little later:) Anyways, here are the tops I bought (plus one other but it was not in the online store) and I ordered these pants online.

Also, to add to my recent haul, I picked up a econd Vinyasa Scarf. This one is a different fabric than my other one and I love that it is all black on one side, so versatile!

 

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So far I am loving everything!!! I cannot wait for my new pants to arrive:) And I am very tempted to buy this sweater in the each of the other colors. If you are a fan of Gapfit, I’d love to hear about your favorites!
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This Week’s Meal Planning

I wrote this meal plan out last Friday before I went to Trader Joe’s but have not had a free moment to post it. Since the weekend has already come and gone, here are the Oh She Glows (OSG) meals I have planned for the rest of the week:

Tuesday: 

-Dinner – Broccoli & Cashew Burrito (OSG Cookbook pg. 158)

Wednesday: 

- Dinner – Vegan Chili (TJ’s recipe) + Baked Potatoes

Thursday: 

- Dinner – Quick and Easy Chana Masala (OSG Cookbook pg. 163)

Friday: 

– Dinner – Cauliflower-Lentil Soup (OSG Cookbook pg. 132)

 

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