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Boot Camp Class, Cocoa Berry Sunwarrior Oats Recipe, and Buck the Movie

Posted Jul 08 2011 8:58am

Morning Boot Camp Class

Good morning everyone! I am loving seeing all of your #twitterfitcommits ! They definitely helped me get out for my afternoon run yesterday and also gave me a much needed energy boost when I woke up bright and early for this morning’s boot camp class!

motivation for morning workouts sunrise after boot camp class

Today, Sara had us start with ab exercises, which I did well with except the full sit-ups. They truly are the bane of my core exercise existence! After ~7 minutes of abs we ran ~3/4 of a mile to my old elementary school where we did rounds of the following exercises interspersed with short running intervals.

  • Walking lunges
  • Pop up lunges (step forward with one leg and then return to starting position)
  • Walking lunges with rear leg lift
  • Sumo squat hops (wide squat with hands reaching to the ground and then hop up to standing with feet together and hands in the air)
  • Step ups
  • Walking side lunges
  • Stair climbing (two steps at a time)

My quads were burning during the run over to the elementary school because they are still a little sore from our bike ride. Fortunately, they loosened up a bit by the time we got started with the lunges. It was yet another awesome workout and I’m so sad that I won’t be there for next week’s class! If you live in the Bethesda or Northwest D.C. area, I highly recommend checking out Sara’s Pure Intensity classes !

Check out a recap of last week’s PureIntensity Boot Camp Class here .


Breakfast Recipe – Cocoa Berry Sunwarrior  Cookie Dough Oats

Breakfast never tastes as good as it does after an awesome workout!

Cocoa Berry Sunwarrior cookie dough oats with blueberries, hemp milk, honey, oats, and sunwarrior protein powder 11

This combo packs an antioxidant punch with a hearty scoop of unsweetened cocoa powder and a lots of fresh blueberries.

Cocoa Berry Sunwarrior Oats Breakfast Recipe


  • 1 scoop Sunwarrior protein powder
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 3/4 unsweetened hemp milk
  • drizzle of honey
  • ~1 cup fresh blueberries
  1. Mix the Sunwarrior, rolled, oats, and cocoa powder together.
  2. Add the peanut butter and mix with a fork until well disbursed.
  3. Add the hemp milk, honey, and blueberries and enjoy!

Cocoa Berry Sunwarrior cookie dough oats with blueberries, hemp milk, honey, oats, and sunwarrior protein powder 9


Buck the Movie and Life Lessons


Last night, we went out with family friends to see ‘ Buck ’ a documentary about Buck Brannaman, a real-life horse whisperer. I have to admit, I initially thought that I might get a little bored with the subject matter. However, the interviews, story, and beautiful cinematography kept me engaged the entire time.

I won’t tell you too much about the movie because I don’t want to spoil it. However, I will share that Buck reminded me that the way in which we interact with animals and other people truly is a mirror of ourselves and our insecurities.

I would love to hear from you…

Have you seen ‘Buck’?

Have you ever learned or been reminded of an important life lesson from a movie?

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