Friday, September 7, 2012

7 Weeks Out: Turn Your Can'ts into Cans!

Oh my goodness...

The weeks are going by so quickly as I get ready for both my half-marathon and Fitness Competition that...

It feels like just yesterday when I started with my preparations! (Well, not really but you know what I mean! lol)

Honestly...

Time is definitely ticking and...

I'm getting more excited (and slightly nervous) as the seconds, minutes, hours and days go by!

So let's recap the past week in training shall we?!

First...

I celebrated my seventh week into my fitness pre-comp prep by running a really FUn (and surprise) 17.5K with Nookie and Nikki!

I was beyond excited!!!
And...
They were excited for me too :)

We tried a new (and beautiFUl route) which...

Ended being one of the best loops I've done to date!

Must have been the luck and power of the #TeddyHug
Or perhaps, the #TeddyPunch lol

Let's talk about the run....

As I didn't know where or how far we would be going (although I did know it would be a long run)...

Both Nookie and Nikki surprised me at the end of our loop by telling me how far we had actually ran! (I jumped, high fived and hugged them both! Me?! Running 17.5K when just last year I ran down the street and walked back home because it was so hard?! (True story) Yes, that's right, me! lol)

Needless to say...

I felt super good and confident about being ready to run my half in less than 3 weeks!


And on top of that...

I'm so lucky that these amazing ladies will be running by my side, as support to me, on race day! (I am so very thankFUl! Yeee!)

Did I mention it would be my Birthday run as well?!

Yep!

My birthday is September 25 and the race is the 23rd! (I love my birthday and I'm actually surprised I haven't planned anything as of yet! That being said, my birthday cake will have to wait until post-competition! I already put my order in with my Mom! She makes the best cakes! Mmm Mmm! Perhaps I'll have a Baked Oatmeal Protein Muffin Top with a candle on it on race day lol)

Moving on...

In terms of my preparations towards the stage...

I'm feeling great at the moment! (Although today, as I'm writing this, I'm itching for a nap!)

But I didn't!
I went to the gym and had an awesome workout instead!

Also...

I had loads of FUn getting creative with my eats over the past week! (I've got new recipes coming your way soon!)

Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Protein Muffin Tops!
Recipe can be found here
This was for SuperFit!
I call it the Spicy Goat.
Chicken Roll-Ups
Recipe can be found here
One of my new concoctions!
Recipe coming to you soon!

In addition to this...

My training has been going really well too!

My strength is good and I continue to love, love the feeling of empowerment lifting weights brings into my life! (It's such a great feeling and if you fear the weight room, don't!)

Pre-workout #FUFACE
Post Workout #FUFACE

In terms of my social life....

I enjoyed some FUn times with family and friends!

Bachelorette party!
(I don't drink alcohol)
Cottage life is good :)
BBQ Dinner.
This one was hard to resist as it looked sooooo tasty!
My friend Ben Ben will be making these for me in October :)
A recipe she came across during her travels to Chile.
The Fair.
The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival.
It was my first time going...
It was really neat!
Enjoying the Free Fall ride!

All in all...

It's been an eventFUl week! (Which is a good thing!)

And in terms of this coming weekend....

I've got loads of FUn activities lined up in my schedule so...

I can't wait to share all of it with ya'll soon!

Lastly...

If there's one thing I am reminded of this week it's this...

If you are in the mentality that you cannot do something, then you're probably right. Why?! Because you are doubting yourself and your potential entirely! Change your thoughts and attitude and start believing in yourself and what you are capable of achieving. Turn your Can'ts into Cans! The only person standing in the way of getting what you're after is you, if you let yourself be that person. Trust in your capabilities, be patient with yourself and your goals. One step at a time. You will get there.

Until next time....

Have a great weekend my friends :)

And hooray...

It's FUriday!


Questions FU You...

1. What do you love about lifting weights?
2. Do you ever doubt your potential?
3. What's on deck this weekend?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

32 comments:

  1. love your attitude....and your dog. amazing!

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  2. Super FUn stuff! September is an exciting month for you!

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  3. oh this is great! love eventFUl things. 3 weeks to your half, and 7 till competition? You got this! Now share that recipe!

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    1. Yep! I've got two big events coming up! Yeeee!

      Thanks for the L.O.V.E LC! :)

      Recipe is coming hehe ;)

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  4. 17.5km! Go Fu! I a so jealous of your Teddy, btw.

    I love lifting because it makes me feel strong. I'm a chest and back fan - squats make me feel sick; but it's totally worth it (as a runner, I get to do the low weight, high rep thing. Ick).

    I always doubt my potential - thanks for the pick me up!

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    1. Thanks Kate1

      Ya, Teddy is quite the gem :)

      Love training back too!

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  5. You're going to rock that half! So excited for you. And what better way to celebrate your bday!

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  6. i am going to make those muffin tops this weekend!!! your recipes and motivation are the best! spa love!!

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    1. Thanks! Hope you enjoy the muffin tops!

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  7. HAPPY ALMOST BIRTHDAY! (Even though it's 18 days away hehe) I LOVE lifting weights because it makes me confident and STRONG! The weight room is my happy place. :D

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  8. Can't WAIT for new recipe! Happy early birthday! Mine's coming right up (September 11). Yay for September birthday's!

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  9. What I love about liftong weights, is that it's always between you and the Iron. You can do it mindlessly...you will get no where...same as life, or you can focus and push yourself, and always improve.

    I don't doubt my pontential...my body only knows what my mind tells it!!

    And this weekend includes, training, family, friends and a seminar!!

    007
    p.s. thanks for the blogs Fu!!

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  10. Sounds like all is going awesome! I definitely doubt my potential with things I am not the best at especially running so I find it really is best to push myself to see what I actually am capable of!

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  11. I love your positive attitude and view on life. Makes me so happy! xo

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  12. Look at you go! You've come so far with running. I love it, and love your energy. I love to lift weights b/c it's rather empowering. And yes, doubt myself way more than I should.

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  13. I love how positive you are! And your blog is always a fun place to visit! You totally love life and it shows!

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    1. Thank you so much Ilene! And, thanks for visiting :)

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  14. I know I say it in almost every comment but I just LOVE your Fu faces!!!! Congrats on an awesome run! Hope you have a wonderFUl weekend! ;-)

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  15. Love you & your posts!!! CONGRATS on the run - WOW!!!!! I am not sure I could have done that 7 weeks out!!! Your fun, your food, YOU! All amazing!!!

    As for why I love lifting weights - do you have to ask? ;-)

    Do I doubt my potential - yes - outside of the health arena I am not great compared to in the gym - I am working on it...

    Weekend is on the lookout for AC - it is HOT here & no ac in our place! ;-)

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  16. cannot get over the cuteness of the dog! Looks just like one of mine except mine is 8 pounds but a ball of fluff!

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  17. OMG I love Teddy!! Great job on your run and you are so right about self-doubt and the impact of saying/thinking, "I can't." Yes, one step at a time and we will get there and you are going to rock both your half and competition. I know you CAN!!

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  18. Cheers to CANs and keeping it creative in the food department. Competition eating doesn't have to be boring!

    I love weights because progress is so tangible... and I like being the only girl in the weight room and the comments I get about how I "must life more than you weigh!" LOL!

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  19. You don't know how long I stared at the first pic of you and Teddy! I couldn't figure out what was going on...hahaha! :)

    Great attitude! That's definitely going to carry your for your 1/2 and competition. Go get your CAN on!! ;)

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  20. What a perfect way to spend your birthday! Nice work getting in your training runs.. it's so reward to see your milage grow, yes? I can't wait to virtual cheer you across the finish line! Have a great weekend Fu! xoxo

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