September Murphit Challenge

The September Murphit Challenge is here!! This month we are concentrated on the upper body! As I am sure most of you are aware, my hometown and town that I live in was hit by Hurricane Harvey last week. It has been a very emotional week for a lot of my close friends and some family.  If you were not effected by this terrible storm, I ask that you take the time and donate to my hometown’s GoFundMe account.  This account benefits my hometown directly that has so many residents that did not have flood insurance. There is a lot of charities for Houston and even my city of residence, Beaumont, Texas, but my hometown is in need. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this!

https://www.gofundme.com/hf-and-ec-hurricane-harvey-relief

I hope you enjoy this month’s challenge!! If you are participating in the September #MurphitChallenge do not forget to tag in with the hashtag #MurphitChallenge when workouts are complete!

September Murphit Challenge

Murphit Boot Camp in Fannett

This year, I held Murphit Boot Camp in Fannett and had an amazing turn out!! We had about 25 ladies that participated!! I met some AMAZING women and witness goals being met and more! I truly enjoy each session that we held. Here are some highlights from the boot camp!

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August Murphit Challenge

Murphit Challenge for August is here! This month we are doing MORE than just cardio.  I have put together short workouts for the next 24 days that concentrate on your glutes and abs.  For these 24 days you will have a workout for each day!! In the first two weeks, the workouts increase in reps each day. The following two weeks are a different workout, also adding more reps each workout. The workouts are made for ALL fitness levels, and can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be!  You can add weights or bands with some of these workouts for a little more of a challenge.  Each workout is 3 ROUNDS with little to zero break time, if you can help it.


In addition to butt and gut, we will be doing 500 minutes of RUNNING/WALKING cardio! That is a little less than 20 minutes a day for the rest of the month!! I will keep up with minutes for you if you would like. {just like last month}  At the end of every week, on Sunday, send me a screen shot of your minutes for the week with whatever app you use to keep track of it. 

If you want to post a picture after BUTT & GUT workout and tag #murphitchallenge to let people know what you’re doing–FEEL FREE!!  The more people jump in the more it will encourage others to get up and get moving!! 

July Murphit Challenge

Murphit Challenge for July’s results are in! Everyone did amazing! We had way more people participate than I anticipated, and I am so happy to see it! I started Murphit Challenge to help encourage people to set short term goals and work towards meeting those goals while doing something different! So proud of all the participants! You guys did great!! Check out the results below!Murphit Challenge July Results

 

 

Murphit in the Fall

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I started Murphit Boot Camp in May of 2015, and finally decided it was time for another one this Fall.  Murphit Boot Camp is put on in an outdoor setting at a public park here in Beaumont.  The exercises included in the boot camp consist of, but are not limited to, strength training with light weight and body weight training, cardio training, plyometrics, flexibility training and balancing drills.  This boot camp is for ALL fitness levels and all exercises are timed, so you can go at your own comfortable pace.

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Chia Seed Bowl

Bali Chia Breakfast Bowl

I have a new addiction for chia seed breakfast and snack bowls. When we went to Bali, Indonesia, I ordered them just about every morning because they were so good! I had never heard of them back home or if I did, I had no idea what I was missing. After researching, I found out that chia seeds have so many healthy benefits. These little, bitty seeds are packed with protein, antioxidants, Omega 3s and vitamins! I am sure my husband was so happy once I figured out that they are super easy to make because we had them every morning for a month! I was perfectly fine with going back in time and picturing myself on a Bali beach front eating a refreshing chia seed bowl. Another thing about chia seeds is they are a good protein packed “filler”. I am a snacker, and there are not too many snacks out there that can keep me full. Chia seeds are good at making you feel full!

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International Women’s Day

WomenAll of these words and more come to mind when I think of women. I was listening to the radio this morning and they dedicated a small segment to women everywhere for International Women’s Day.  They played some bits from the past and even some from today’s day in age of women speaking out to people. To hear some of the women I’ve looked up to, even as a little girl, was inspirational and I felt a rush of feelings go all over my body that made me PROUD to be a woman. It got me pumped up and I wanted to go out and do something awesome. {I just went to work, but I felt like I could do anything I wanted all day!} These strong, iconic women have left their marks in history and in many people’s hearts, soul and mind to push them to do whatever they put their minds to!  It made me feel honored to be a woman and I felt the need to write about it. {To sum it up here goes another post of me blabbing away..because it is what I do.}

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HIIT Training Circuit

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Looking for a quick, but intense workout?  I love just about any challenging workout, but I always lean toward a good HIIT/circuit training workout.  It is quick, gets my heart rate up and I always incorporate weights to get my weight training in.  I try to hit every major muscle group, but there are some days that I will hit only upper or lower depending on what I am working that day.

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Crockpot Chicken//Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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I actually found a similar recipe on Pinterest without chicken and a few other things. My husband does not do meals without meat {unless it is cereal} and I honestly like to have some type of meat with most meals.  This recipe can also be made for a meal prep for the week. It has lasted Alex and I throughout the week and can be used in different ways! For my sweet potato lovers, you will LOVE this recipe! It was pretty simple because it is a crockpot recipe! Love a good, easy crockpot meal!

Ingredients

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (thawed)
  • 1 Cup of Black Beans (uncooked)
  • 1 Large Sweet Potatoes (cubed)
  • 1 Can of Rotel (or create your own Rotel mixture w/ fresh ingredients)
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 2 Cups of Chicken Broth
  • 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp of Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Cayenne
  • Chili Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Sea Salt
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Full Body Circuit

This workout could be great for someone in a hurry, but wants to get that heart rate up and your body moving!  If you have to pause and rest a bit longer than the given amount of rest time I recommended, DO IT! Just complete the 4 rounds.

I normally try to limit breaks in between each exercise to about 10 to 15 seconds and then about 20 to 25 seconds between each round.  Let me know how it goes for you or if you changed anything up! Would love some good/positive feed back!  You do not HAVE to have equipment for these exercises especially if you find them challenging without equipment, but if you find yourself easily going through the motion STILL on the 2nd or 3rd round, you may need to add some WEIGHT! 🙂

Full Body Circuit 2

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