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The big finish!

Monday (Fear: Ask Random Person @ Pool to hold me accountable to 1 hour of swimming) Oh wow, so this is my last week, right now it’s feeling bitter sweet. I’m finally getting into a groove and I’m nervous about not having that instant support. I’m worried I won’t be...

Week 3 of taking on her fears. . . Done! BAM!

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” - Ernest Hemingway Monday (Fear: not sure?) I did the holiday bootcamp then climbed Mt Doug with a weight vest. It was supposed to be as many times as I could in an hour which turned out to...

Week two with our challenger!

“Gratitude and fear can’t stand the sight of each other. Gratitude is the antidote to fear.” – Rob Sharma Monday (Fear: The one thing that scares me the most about group class) Groups of women terrify me. They’re like lion prides and I’m like a lame water buffalo....

Week one of conquering her fears. . .

Week 1 went a little like this… Monday (Fear: Accept supportive from others) 5:10 am: “I’m a freaking beast, let’s do this!” 6:25am: “I think I’m going to faint or barf…don’t let anyone see” 7:40am: can’t stop sweating, makeup has melted off twice – stop reapplying,...

And its a wrap! Megan’s recap

Week 4 Reflection I DID IT! I am beyond proud of myself for sticking with this challenge and accomplishing all my workouts and a month of clean eating! I feel amazing and confident going into the BIG wedding day! I am down both weight and inches and my arms, back and...

Week 3 with Megan!

Another week has come and gone and I am only 23 days away from being a MRS.! It’s been another busy week, but I was able to get some much needed R&R this past Canada Day long weekend and I am ready to take on the final week of my challenge! My fastest 5km run this...

Week one down for our bride to be!

Wow, I can’t believe a week has already come and gone. I am really happy with my progress so far as I managed to fit in all my scheduled workouts and have even seen small improvements in my body. With both my bridal shower and my soon to be mother-in-law in town over...

And her FINISH!!

Day 30! Here I am, day 30. My journey has come to a close. What an awesome experience. I did my closing 10K run today; it was an intense mental push. Jenn had asked me to give her the run date and time so that people could be there to support me, but I had to end this...

Krissta heads into her last week!

Week 4 I had every intention of writing each week but really where does the time go?! So weeks two and three have come and gone and here I am a day into the final week! Yesterday I ran the oak bay 10K and saw a couple Fit Happens gals enjoying the nice weather. What a...

Week 1 for Krissta. . . how our challenger is doing!

Hi everyone, a little recap of how week one went for me. I was really surprised at how easy it was for me to clean up my eating and realized that I eat when I'm bored and had been eating way more food then I really needed to. If I truly listened to my gut to tell me...

Twas the night before our Challenger began. . .

It's been a while since we've had a challenger at Fit Happens. Almost a year. I am dusting off all my forms and outlines, looking over all of you that have completed one, and getting inspired by the next Challenger to be: Krissta. The format has changed so much over...

Checking in with Scott!

A little over two weeks of my challenge and I'm still standing. Two workouts a day 6 days a week has been a significant commitment, but despite the time, sweat and exertion (fortunately no blood & tears) I’m really enjoying myself. In addition to the workouts I have...

Conquering a pull up and then some. . .

I completed my challenge a week ago Tuesday June 2. It took me a few days to reflect on the month and then put it into words. Week 4 workouts were intense and I was fatigued but knowing you only have a few days left before completing your challenge sent me into some...

Joyanne’s journey

My challenge started out focused on my physical well being, but it quickly changed focus to my emotional well being. I had the first week of my challenge off work and it was fabulous! I worked out and ate clean. I slept soundly every night and woke up recharged with a...

Crushing invisible walls

Loving the progress ! I know I am getting stronger! First week I could only hang from my pull up bar for 20 seconds, second week I can hang for 30 -35 seconds. There will be a true pull up in my near future! Physically I found my body was getting into the groove .....

Challenge me~!

Challenge me, I will accept! This challenge is exactly what I needed! It worked out that I had last week off, so I was able to focus on me as well as keep up with my mommy schedule. I wasn't tired from work so I was able to give my workouts 100%. Monday I did three,...

Week one recap

Went into week one feeling apprehensive and so excited! Made all classes and completed my nightly homework. I'm having pull up/ chin up dreams! Really ? Stair night was Hard! But Good! A Highlight this week was doing Thursday's homework with my fellow chaĺlenger ....

Final thoughts

As this month of reawakening draws to a close I find myself looking back at it with a huge smile on my face. This month has been amazing! I have reconnected with the athletic and motivated part of me that for so long seemed to be hiding away. Although disappointed I...

On the home stretch

As I wake up this morning I am tired. I feel wonderful but my body is tired. Going 6 days per week with workouts is extremely rewarding because my body feels great and moves easier but it is tired. As my month long journey nears its end I look back and understand that...

The Final Countdown

Well here I am - 26 days down and only 4 to go. 4! It’s kind of hard to believe. I’ve almost made it. It’s been a short and a long month all at the same time. I am tired. So tired. So so so tired. This 6-day a week workout schedule is hard. After school meetings ,...

Checking in with Chris

Hello everyone. Sorry this is late. I will do another couple through this last stretch to make up for it. Alright. So week 2 leading into week 3 was alot tougher than I gave it credit for. When I first signed up for this challenge I was not expecting to be working...

Week one down!

WEEK 1   Well, week one is in the books. What can I say? I can definitely admit that choosing to start a 30-day challenge during the week of Easter was a bit of bad planning on my part. What was I thinking? But upon further reflection, I realized that for me this was...

Kick starting ‘Back to Me’

So the back to me journey was kicked off on April 1 and I knew that with it there was going to be alot of restructuring and prioritizing. It had taken me years to get to my current state of health, both body and mind, and I knew that this journey will be all about...

The stress – weight gain connection

Read up on how stress, lack of sleep and poor diet impacts your weight loss journey: Cortisol and Weight Gain: what’s the connection? By Julie Foreman Weight gain around your middle (think apple versus pear body shape) and internally around your organs (dreaded...

Nancy’s challenge takes a new turn

I am coming into the last two weeks of my challenge and wanted to write an update on my progress.  My challenge has not been what I expected.  Typical to my style, I went full force and was loving the extra intensity of added work-outs and speed work.  However, as...

Off and running

Week one is done and I have felt great and super motivated.  I started off my challenge with an 8 km race as part of the Vancouver Island Race Series.  I wanted to get a baseline time, and really gave it everything I had.  I came in at around 41.30 and feel confident...

Finding stride- checking in at the halfway point

WEEK TWO RECAP I am over half way through my challenge and feeling great! My body is no longer sore, I can laugh without my abs painfully hurting and walk downstairs without looking like a freak. To date, I have lost 3lbs.  I am unsure of how many inches I have lost,...

And she’s off! To climb a mountain!

June 16th Today I took a personal day.  I have a writing website, so I had to take a moment and set aside some “me” time to get my monthly newsletter out.  I also needed a bit of time to finish and send my recent blog post to Jenn.  I was glad I took this time.  It’s...

Home stretch

Well another week of my challenge has gone by. I really don’t know what to write this week – so I’ll just write 😉 I do it best that way. I kind of went into a writer’s block mode after sharing so much of myself last week as I hit my emotional breakthrough that I felt...

One week in: plugging away and lessons already learnt

May 26th Wholly Fit it’s Day 5!  Well I got up this morning and as I sat soaking in the tub I thought, “Oh crap its Bike to Work Week!” What the heck am I doing to myself signing up to be Challenger when there is all this other stuff going on too – Relay Team for Oak...

Our wounded warrior crosses the finish line!

And then the challenge comes to an end... just like that. It is hard to believe that just 30 days ago I was feeling lethargic and lacked the motivation to get up and get going. Now I just want to keep going… well the mind wants to keep going, the body is like.. “no...

Final thoughts from Mikey on his challenge. . .

My Challenge and what it meant to me These last 4 weeks have been quite a journey that I will never forget. In the last 30 days I have experienced a entirety that has challenged my mind as well as my body. It seemed like flash when I consider it now but in the moment...

Challenge #25: Cardio Tabata~!

Warm up of your choice then: Low jacks (hands behind head- jumping jacks from a low squat) Mountain climbers Get out of beds Burpees Boxing with heavy bag or shadow boxing with hand weights High knees Jump squats Speed jumping jacks Speed skaters (lateral hops)...

Challenge #15: Beach workout

Warm up of your choice then: 1 minute bear crawls forward 1 minute backward bear crawls 1 minute heavy log carry overhead 1 minute throw log up the beach 1 minute log bicep curl 1 minute hurdles forward and back over high log 1 minute lunges dragging back leg forward...

Stiff and Sore? Here are my tips:

Stiff? Sore? Tired? Ready for the weekend? By Thursday night you guys should be feeling the effects of a week of workouts. Stiffness, soreness, fatigue. . . its all common. So, how to you gear up for tonight's workout? Here are some of my tips on battling tight...

What my challenge meant to me

Final Recap- What didn't I learn?? To say these past four weeks were life changing would be an understatement. In 30 days, I experienced both emotional, and physical changes that were completely unexpected. I don't know what I was thinking would happen. I guess, just...

Challenge #22- Arms and Abs

Challenge #22: Arms and Abs Set timer for one minute 1 minute of regular pushups 1 minute plank Repeat 3 times 1 minute shoulder press (bands, kettle bell, weights, log) 1 minute leg drops Repeat 3 times 1 minute tricep pushups 1 minute legs at 90 degrees and...

Challenge #14: Peer Challenge

Travelling and coming up with innovative workouts daily requires creativity. Sometimes its good to recruit the ideas of your fitness peers. What is their idea of a tough session? Pick 10 workout buddies and ask them for a 10 minute killer, no holds bar workout. Piece...

Last thoughts on my amazing 30 days!

Conquer your fears, chase your demons and remember there is NO wall! 30 days ago I began a long and challenging journey that caused me to come face to face with my fears and my demons. I feared that I may not be physically able to achieve my goals and I feared that I...

Getting myself out of my way

Wrapping up week #2 and start of week#3 I may have momentarily lost my focus and my drive last weekend, both mentally and physically, but I am back on track now. With some helpful and honest advice from Sarah, looking back at her challenge, I pulled myself back...

Back to School Promo!

Looking forward to a new school year? Wholly Fit is gearing up to get you in shape with BEACH BOOTCAMP. Located at Gyro Park, only $5 drop in for all students. Come out and get Wholly fit! Share this promo with your friends on Facebook and you will be entered to win a...

Challenge #29: The Scottish Mile. . .

Two times around the field at warm up pace then five times around as fast as possible as a group. This one will be completed the from 5:50pm tonight until 6:10pm. Come out and push Sarah, and yourselves at the same time. This is the last challenge! Get out for it!

Challenge #19: Jump Squats

I love jump squats. For those that can do impact, they are great for building explosive power and speed. They are also one of the best exercises for building your plyometric capacities. Start with your feet slightly wider than hip width apart and your toes pointed...

Limits we set for ourselves and how to push through them

Your limits. Part of challenging yourself is pushing yourself beyond where you think you can go. Many of us create 'plateau's' for ourselves that would not exist if we didn't create them in our heads. "That class is too hard for me." "I am too old to do that." "I am...

Challenge #9: Wall Sit for 10 minutes

This is a static exercise and can equally as much of a mental challenge as it is a physical one. Find a wall, sit down so your legs are at a 90 degree angle and space your feet slightly wider than hip width apart. Build your quad and hamstring strength with this ten...

Challenge #9- Push ups. . . lots of them. . .

Here's the workout: 1) 50 regular pushups 2) 50 tricep push ups 3) 50 staggered hand push ups (hands shoulder width apart with one hand 6 inches in front of the other) 4) 50 speed push ups off a wall 5) 50 full range of motion push ups (drop your chest and core to the...

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