Monday, April 21, 2014

Adventurous Weekend and A Giveaway!

 Hi There! It's been a whirlwind Easter weekend! Micah and I headed to SC on Friday to celebrate my brother's birthday! We had lots of fun! We even went to this great indoor rock wall climbing center that friends of ours own, called Climb Upstate! Click here for their FB page: Climb Upstate.

I would have never attempted bouldering a few weeks ago! Bouldering is climbing without a only use a crash pad at the bottom of the route. This was huge for me, since I'm not a huge heights person, but by the end of our time there, I started to get the hang of....pun intended - of how to use my body weight in a different way! I will definitely be making Australian pull-up bars from PVC pipe. :-) Had I not done so much upper body training recently, I would have fallen on my tush...plyometrics help too. Bouldering is empowering, and I can't wait to try it again! This pic is of me half-way up a vertical climb!

I'm so excited about this week! I'm doing my first test group for a 7-day Sugar Shake Off! It's a challenge where we'll be replacing 1 meal a day with Shakeology, and doing at least 15 minutes of physical activity every day! I like to use vegan chocolate in a blender with avocado or a nut butter and almond milk. The Shakeology in the giveaway has whey in it, just to make you aware of the protein source. I've been on this meal replacement for 60 days, and have noticed a major difference in the health of my skin, and my energy levels and my muscle tone, so I decided to share it with you! Someone will win 3 packets of shakeology this week, 1 vanilla, 1 strawberry, and 1 chocolate. This stuff makes my tummy happy too, and has alleviated my IBS symptoms. I'm not a doctor, so make sure you check with your healthcare practitioner before you take shakeology. Anyway, sharing is caring, so here I am! What is your favorite smoothie recipe? I'm always looking for new ideas, and I'd love to share mine with you!

Here's my favorite! You can use any chocolate protein powder you like! :)

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Thanks as always for listening! Tell me what your favorite smoothie recipe is! :)



  1. Wall climbing is something I would like to one do, I too share your hang up with heights. Visiting from the #growyourcircles link up, new follower on g+.

  2. Looks fun! Our local campups used to have a rock climbing wall and my kids spent endless hours on it. I have given it a try a fwe times and it is fun but you definitely need that upper body strength. THanks for sharing on the Four Season Blog Hop!

  3. My favorite recipe include unsweetened almond milk vanilla, frozen mixed fruit, banana and protein powder. I might throw in a dash of flax seed, wheat germ or chia seeds.

  4. I have a milk allergy and I try not to drink soy because I suffer from hypothyroidism. I have never thought of using almond milk for the shakes. Thanks for visiting the #wowlinkup.

  5. It's been years since I've done a climbing wall. You were so brave to do it without a harness! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah