#upandautumn challenge DAY ONE – starts TOMORROW!

  • “Life begins again when the leaves get crisp in the fall…”

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TOMORROW IS OFFICIALLY DAY ONE OF THE #upandautumn #upandautumnchallenge!!!

I am so excited to be partnering with Patrick (find him on Instagram @pat90x or Facebook, Patrick Riehlman), Team Boom CEO & 2x Elite Health Coach (7-Star Combined Diamond) with Beachbody & Institute for Integrated Nutrition grad. You know what I love most about fitness? It doesn’t matter WHAT you’re doing as long as you’re doing something.

It doesn’t matter what you’re doing as long as you’re doing something…

It doesn’t matter what fitness program you follow, what meal or workout plan you do, what brands you represent, what weight you lift, or how much you weigh…..if you have a passion and a love for health and fitness, you immediately have something in common. I’ve always lived by my personal quote, “If you do what you love and you love what you do, success and happiness are inevitable.” I believe it wholeheartedly, and am as humble and thankful as ever for Instagram and the fitness connections it has presented me, and continues to. I “met” Pat thanks to common hashtags we were using, and met him in real life this past week he was in San Diego for a conference. When we met up, it was like having dinner with a friend I have known for years. Life is meant for good friends and great adventure…surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel; energies are contagious.

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FREE five-day mini series

That being said, Pat and I hope you make the most out of this week, starting TOMORROW…five days filled with fun workouts, new recipes, and most of all, new connections with others. This is a FREE five-day mini series, and we can’t wait to have you follow along with us, whether you jump in and try the workouts, the recipes, or better yet, both! Use our official challenge hashtags, #upandautumn and #upandautumnchallenge when uploading your challenge check-ins to Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook, and be sure to tag Pat (@pat90x) and me (@seashellsandsitups) on Instagram so we can follow along with your posts.

What’s a challenge check-in? A picture of you actively participating in #upandautumn! A photo of you doing your workout, a repost of one of our pictures from our accounts, a repost of our daily WOD or recipe, a photo of you eating or making one of my recipes…you get the gist! 😉

Without further ado, here is your #upandautumnWOD for day one, the #ghostWOD!!! I wanted to get this sent out now so you have time to prepare {mentally for the workout} and pick up any ingredients you may need for the recipe of the day {ghost pops!} Have fun, and we’ll see you on social media!

WORKOUT OF THE DAY

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GHOST WOD

Glute kickback (x30; 15 per side)
High knees (x30; 15 per leg)
Overhead squats holding pumpkin (x20)
Side lunges (x30; 15 per side)
Tuck jumps (x10)

GHOST RECIPES OF THE DAY

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GHOST POPS

  • Ingredients
    1. bananas, split in half lengthwise, and slightly frozen. Can also use strawberries or any other fruit!
    2. Plain or flavored Greek yogurt, Elli Quark, or (splurge!) melted white chocolate
    3. Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips or raisins
    4. Popsicle sticks or other stick option (cute paper straws, etc.)
    5. Peanut butter or honey

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  • Directions
    1. Add 1/2 banana to popsicle stick or BPA free popsicle stick mold. If choosing to freeze banana first, be sure to stick the stick in beforehand
    2. Dip banana into yogurt or melted chocolate {toddler version: use whole milk yogurt!}
    3. Stick back in freezer [be sure to prop up!] until yogurt/cheese/chocolate coating hardens
    4. Add chocolate chips or raisins to look like eyes and mouth. I stuck mine on using peanut butter, but you can also use honey or other sticky ingredient of choice! 😉
    5. Serve and enjoy!

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GHOST CHEESE, JACK-O-LANTERNS, and HARD BOILED EGGS!

  • Ingredients
    1. String cheese, in packages (organic)
    2. Peaches, in packaged cups (organic, in water, no sugar added)
    3. Hardboiled eggs, in shell
    4. What you need: A Sharpie

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  • Directions
    1. Draw faces on packaging/egg shells with Sharpie and send in kids’ lunches!

IF YOU’RE JOINING US, WE CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Give us a shout on Instagram by reposting the workout or recipes!

@seashellsandsitups @pat90x

xoxo,

Shelley & Pat {he really loves that I use Xs and Os! bahaha}

DAILY CHECK-IN HASHTAGS:

#upandautumn 

#upandautumnchallenge 

#frankensteinWOD

#upandautumnWOD 

#seashellsandsitups 

#pat90x 

#fivedaywellnesschallenge

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