Saturday, February 28, 2015

Stop Eating Out!!!!

So as I've said in a previous blog post I have struggled with weight issues for quite awhile. When I was younger I had no idea that I was chubby until I came home from a week long basketball camp where we played 3 games a day and the first thing everyone in my family said was "Wow you suddenly look skinny!" Haha it was pretty funny, I just had no idea I was overweight. It didn't really give me a complex or anything, I stayed active with sports and didn't really have weight problems until I got married.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Where art Thou Training Partner?

Obviously from the title of our blog we are a couple that trains together, since we train together so often it is really difficult for me to train alone, I mean who wants to do that?!?! It is just super boring!!! Well that is what I used to think anyways.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

5 Reasons Why We Tri

Triathlons are literally our favorite thing to do, but it was not always this way. Rewind to our first triathlon 2 and a half years ago... let me set the scene for you. We bought 1980's Fuji Shogun bikes
off of Craigslist, we had just gained a ton load of weight from living in Florida (eating out almost 3 times a week and eating poorly the rest of the week) let's just say we were fatties. We then started our "training" which included us swimming maybe once or twice every week, biking maybe 3 times prior to race day, and running........ kinda, if you want to call it that.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Remember that one time... at BAM CAMP

Last weekend we finally got to do the triathlon training camp with Balanced Art Multisport, down in St. George, Utah. We won entry into the camp back in December through an Instagram giveaway and we have been anxiously waiting to go.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Generation UCAN

We are extremely excited to announce that we are now ambassadors for Generation UCAN! Last year I was introduced to UCAN by my parents while preparing for a race and it was seriously a game changer. I have struggled for years trying to find the right thing to eat before working out. I cannot workout on an empty stomach but I also hate to run, bike, swim, or lift on a full stomach and I struggled to find a happy medium. For early morning workouts sometimes I would just have a piece of toast and a banana and more times than not I felt too heavy while working out but there were times where I was still hungry.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Mestrength Product Review

MESTRENGTH  is a new sports drink that has zero calories, zero sugar, 5 electrolytes and 5 grams of creatine to help maintain lean muscle mass. From a nutrient standpoint this drink is phenomenal! The absolute best part about it is absolutely no sugar and no calories. This isn't some sports drink loaded with random ingredients that serves no purpose other than to sound like it's got a million health benefits. This drink keeps it simple but still has nutritional benefits. This drink isn't going to kill your diet and you don't have to do anything crazy with it, you simply add it to water and drink it before, during or after your workout.

Even though it has no calories we have found it to be pretty filling which is a bonus if you are trying to drop a few lbs. The next best thing is the 5 electrolytes, a lot of drinks only offer about 2 electrolytes for their drink so MESTRENGTH doesn't skimp out there. As far as taste goes I like the orange the most, and Kassia likes grape the best. They're all pretty good, they are a little on the tart side, Kassia likes it mixed with about 24 oz. of water and I like it with about 18 oz. of water. If you guys want to try it out use coupon code IronCple for 25% off on

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Long and slow like good smoked meat

Now I know that I am no super duper speed demon runner but I feel like I can run fastish. When we started training for triathlons we just found a training plan on the internet and started running, biking, and swimming with no rhyme or reason. We did alright with that, I mean we completed the races that we wanted to without dying but my inner competitor wanted more. I wanted to excel!