Today I begin my solo Tour De Mont Blanc fast packing trek. I will follow the UTMB course around Mont Blanc and cross into 3 different countries; France, Italy, and Switzerland. It's 166k/103 mile loop which I will complete across 4 days.
Day 1: Chamonix to Les Contamines 36k/20miles with 1680m/5300f of climb.
Day 2: Les Contamines to Courmayeur 47k/29miles with 2900m/9500f of climb
Day 3: Courmayeur to Champex 42k/26 miles with 2600m/8500f of climb
Day 4: Champex to Chaminox 43k/27 miles with 2700m/8860f of climb.
The plan is for daytime miles only and to sleep at night in accommodations along the way. The days are wonderfully long right now with 15+ hours of sunlight! Also as of now the weather forecast looks great! I am carrying everything I need in my 24liter pack which weighs approximately 5.5 kilos / 12lbs when fully stocked with water and calories. If you want to follow along I have live tracking. 😆 Link is in my profile. And lastly a big shoutout to Grandma Judy who is on kidlet duty while I'm off playing in the mountains. #gratitude
Was getting negative thoughts last nite about getting healthier and I pm @am_fitcouple to get inspired. They said "Inspiration and motivation comes from within you." The best, most simple words I've heard that struck deep. I'm not doing all these for others. Im doing it for myself! I can inspire and motivate myself. Starting from the simplest move of doing workouts and having shakes in the morning to prepping my own meals. THATS A START. And it's never too late to start. Back to the chopping boards! Today's lunch? Salmon, salad and mash potato! I CAN DO IT. I CAN DO IT!!
They say that fire is so appealing and mesmerizing to the human eye because it flickers at the same rate that our neurons fire. So if I light candles while I study that should keep my neurons firing until it goes out right? RIGHT!!? #twomoredays#icandothis#studyvibes
🤗So I made it through Day One of trying a Fruitarian Lifestyle! "Dinner" was a satisfying Apricot Smoothie...earlier today I had freshly harvested Grapefruit, Oranges, & Apples. Lonnie & I went to the movies, and while he was munching on popcorn , I brought a Full Apple for myself. I am trying this Fruitarian Lifestyle to help myself get rid of cravings for "Vegan cooked" foods , that serve many people, but not me. I do best on RAW Vegan, and hopefully this will help me transition back to my fully RAW Lifestyle that I love so much! I am confident that I can do this😍🙏🏽😍🍇🍉🍍🍋🍎🍊🍓#apricotsmoothie#yummy#mydinner#fruitarian#dayone#waterrichfoods#waterrichfruits#sofarsogood#transition#experimenting#icandothis#love #❤️
My mind is feeling strong after doing some prenatal meditation tonight. It feels so refreshing to shut everything out, turn off all my random thoughts, anxiety and stress and focus on myself and nurturing a growing life. So close to being out of 1st trimester, I figure since I had a bumpy start I should finish it on a positive note. 🙏🌿✨ ×
I haven't posted here in a while. Starting up again. I have to make sure I stay on track. Even while I'm on vacation. :)
Stunning view from my hike this morning.
Count down to fab 40! #getoutside#explorebc#nevergiveup#icandothis
It's become non negotiable! 💪🏻🏋🏻♀️
Do I always WANT to do it?
No, not always! 😳
But some days, like today - I NEED it! 💗
As I've mentioned before, fack motivation - you aren't always going to have it! A little bit of #truthsauce right there!
Because 👉🏻If I only worked out when I felt motivated to... Well let's just say, it wouldn't be much! 👉🏻 I workout because it relieves stress - today was a tough day and perhaps if I'd done my workout before my little rant I wouldn't have had anything to rant about! 😂
My coach always says "leave it on the floor!" Tonight, I did JUST that! And it felt GREAT!
Crook again! So no gym session! But instead of slothing around feeling sorry for myself. I got off my arse and done some at home workouts/yoga. #tabataworkout#ranierpollard This guy is awesome. Had a giggle to myself while I was doing it ( squat twerks lol) #funny#noexcuses#icandothis
So me today....and probably because my husbands leaves for work again tomorrow for who knows how long....This whole being alone, going to school, finding time to study while still being a mamma 24/7 is a little tough sometimes but I have to keep telling myself it's for our future. Sorry for the language but I think we are all adults here😉 #bestrongshelby#icandothis#wecandothis#itwillbeworthit