Friday, August 10, 2012

11 Weeks Out: Becoming a Crunching Tiger!

So I punched myself in the face...

That's right. I punched myself.

No pun intended ;)

Let's rewind a little bit shall we?!

Before celebrating the 11 weeks I had left until competition day...

I went out for a 4.5K run...

I'm still having pains in my ankle.
Total bummer.

Which was shortly followed by...

THE most intense Abs workout I've done to date!

Earlier in the week....

I had specifically asked 007 out on a workout date so that she could show me her crazy Abs circuit she's been doing over the past little bit!

And I'm not joking when I say...

This circuit left me ABSolutely sore to the core for four days following the workout itself! (Yep!)

After getting through the demo and working at my lack of coordination (and my giggling)...

We got to business at Florida Fitness Aylmer!

Once I got into the groove (although SuperFit and 007 may still beg to differ! lol)...

I immediately felt my core being worked at a level I hadn't experienced before! (I knew I'd feel it the day following!)

There's no denying...

I became one hell of a crouching Crunching Tiger by the end of our three sets!

What we did:

Feel free to go from 10 to 15 :)

Trust me (if you plan on doing it)...

It's going to kiiiiill! (I'll be doing this once a week from here on out! Thanks 007!)

So getting back to punching myself in the face....

Since 007, Martin, SuperFit and I have been planning to go ziplining for quite some time...

We finally set a date to go to Lafl├Ęche Adventure!

We had too :)

As there are a number of activities you can sign up for at this place...

We ended up going with the Summit Aerial Park! (You can read more about it here)

This four hour adventure through the trails would have us go through a number of suspended bridges (obstacles) and zip lines at various heights!

It was guaranteed FUn in a bag!

Before heading out...

I made SuperFit and me some picnic eats! (We would bring our lunch with us to enjoy out in the 'wilderness' post-adventure)

Chicken, Dijon Mustard, Fennel (which I though was Dill) wrapped in, well, a wrap!
Mmm Mmm.
I made sure to pack SuperFit's favourite Baked Chips
as a little treat  for him :)

Once we signed our waiver, got assembled and through the orientation...

I pretty much need people to spell things out for me
when it comes to things like this.

Our adventure began!


In as little as an hour...

I punched myself in face while trying to break on the zip line pictured below!

And here I thought I was going to perfect what
they had taught us during the orientation!

I didn't hit myself once, but twice! (I pressed too hard on the wire which resulted in my hand swinging back in my face...two times over! It would be the last time I would ever see my right lens again!)

**Did I mention I dropped my glasses twice while getting through the obstacles (after I broke them)?! Yes, it's true. Our amazing Guide caught them for me the first time and SuperFit the second! As 007 would say, these things only happen to me and it's only a matter of time before they do lol**

Aside from that episode...

We had a great time!

There's no doubt in my mind...

We will definitely do it again! (At night!)

After our great 4 hour adventure in the bush...

We were hungry!

So guess what?!

We ate ;)

Nom Nom.

Oh and before I move on...

Looks like my brother, Mr. FUntastic, got up to some 'lining' type of activity himself!

Not Ziplining but Slacklining!
This is totally something I'd wanna try out!

Okay moving on now...

On the pre-competition prep front...

Everything has been going well and I'm on track when it comes to my dieting and training! (I don't have tooooo much to report on that front!)

You can check out a bunch of my eats and recipes here!

I felt a bit tired during yesterday's Biceps and Triceps workout so...

I ended going lighter with my weights!

That being said...

I ended up getting a super awesome pump!

A pleasantly surprised #FUFACE
It's good to go lighter from time to time.
I do this once every 6 weeks or so.

And on the running end of things...

I just hope my ankle heals up soon so I can get back to distance running again! (It's getting frustrating, I won't deny that!)

Until then...

I've got my eye on you! ;)

Happy FUriday everyone!

Questions FU You...

1. Have you done the Aerial Park thing or Slacklined before? Would you like to?
2. What exercise(s) do you like doing for your Abs?
3. Plans for the weekend?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*


  1. Love Ziplining! I'm afraid of heights so I was not sure if I could handle it. Not so! Fun and not as scary as I thought it would be. Maybe I'm not afraid of heights? :)

    1. I'm not afraid of heights and I got scared on one of the obstacles. Hmmm. Am I afraid of heights?! lol

  2. the last time i went ziplining, i got stuck right in the middle and had to just hang there for an hour until they could get me down! however, i've had other successes with it and LOVE how fast you get to go!

    1. That happened to one of our friends a few years ago!

      I do love the speed of the zipline!

  3. You always seem to have the best adventures!!! Love it!

  4. Awesome ab workout! Looks TOUGH. I love doing hanging leg raises (or taking it up a notch and doing toes to bar), five minute planks, and battle rope pulls (talk about killer abs!) I have been ziplining once and it was SO fun!

    1. Thanks Brittany! It is definitely tough! I was in for a big surprise!

      5 minute planks?! You rock!

  5. That looks like such a fun time at the aerial park! I've been ziplining once and it was a lot of fun. Like Angela, I'm afraid of heights too but for some reason, it didn't bother me so much. And that ab workout looks awesome!

    1. We had a blast that's for sure!

      My abs definitely got a wakeup call! lol

  6. I would love to try that! I've seen it a lot on television and each time makes me want to do it more.

  7. omg. youre so funny! that looks like such a cool adventure though! wow. also, your wraps look awesome. such a creative idea just to pack them up in saran wrap and go! thanks for sharing! SPA LOVE

    1. lol

      Ya, grab.and.go.easy.peezy.

  8. You crack me up. Sounds like something I'd do. Sounds like an awesome core workout. I've never used the TRX system but it looks killer. I like using the stability ball for pikes and roll ins. I actually really like working core so whatever you throw my way, I'll do.

    1. No one was surprised lol What does that say?! ;)

      It's the toughest abs workout I've ever done!

      Tell me what you think once you've done it :)

  9. I LOVE TRX! Seriously one of my favorite workouts!

  10. I've never ziplined, but we go slacklining all the time and I am MADLY in love with it. It's a great core workout too because trying to keep your balance as you're moving around on a 2 in piece of webbing is quite a feat! Glad you had fun on your adventures!

    1. Slacklining looks so cool! I totally want to try it out! Thanks for that extra info on it!
      Putting it on my bucket list! :)

  11. You crack me up. This is so something I would do. I have yet to zipline but it's on my bucket list. Looks so fun!

    1. No one was surprised by my 'accident' lol

  12. That aerial park sounds like so much fun! I want to do it! That ab workout looks killer! Might have to get the guts to try it out!

    1. Yes, do it! Let me know what you think when you've done it :)

  13. Never tried ziplining but would love to! Your facial expressions are hilarious!!! Love it!

    1. Making a #FUFACE just for you :)

  14. The ab workout does look killer. Also, LOVE picnic lunches and that wrap looks delicious. I'm a simple eats kind of girl :)

    1. Thanks Katie! The workout was totally killer!

  15. OMG - you are crazy!!!! Funny too! :-) I have never done that ziplining - not sure I would but never say never! ;-) LOVE THE PICS!!!!

    On the ab front - I do a ton of core work so might add in the TRX one! :-) You rock!

    OK - you have so much friggin fun!

    1. Never say never, you got that right Jody! ;)

      Yes, try the TRX!

      Have a fabulous weekend!

  16. We have a bunch of those in the North GA mountains. so much fun!!! You guy look like you had a blast - I love all your facial expressions. :)

    1. Thanks Laura! We had a great time! They just opened a night time park adventure...we will definitely add that to the list of things to try out! :)

  17. I have never zipped or slacklined... I'm a runner, I keep my feet on the ground.

    I don't do ab workouts, I scare them into being strong. LOL.

    Running all weekend.

    1. LOL.

      Enjoy the weekend Brian :)

  18. Umm that workout totally does look killer! Pinned it for a day I feel daring ;)

  19. love the ropes course! that ab workout looks crazy hard! (:

  20. You are hilarious! Awesome post. And yes, I defo want to try that abs workout too. looks little scary though :-O

  21. LATE TO THIS but read from my phone and couldnt comment :-)
    WE CLIIIIIIBMED this weekend and I used my FUface :)


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