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    100 Triathlons, 100 Consecutive Days! Meet IRON Cowboy

     

    Who is IRON Cowboy?

    James Lawrence, commonly known as IRON Cowboy is a rare breed, a super-athlete - to say the least. 
     
    Watch the video above to see how James eats and prepares for a record-breaking accomplishment. Back in 2015 James completed the impossible... The 50-50-50 project. 50 Ironman races, 50 States, 50 consecutive days.  
     
    Yes, you heard that right. 
     
    One Iron-distance triathlon race (ironman) consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run. 
     
    Most competitors consider one Iron-distance triathlon race a lifetime achievement, James is shattering all expectations and reaching even further...
     

    Introducing The Conquer 100 

    100 Iron-distance triathlons, 100 consecutive days. 

    We're following his journey, March 1, 2021 – June 8, 2021. 140.6 miles a day, for 14 weeks, totally 14, 060 miles. 

     
    James uses ICON Meals for fuel, as he will need to consume a substantial amount of calories on a daily basis. Of course, James will be moving while consuming most of his calories, so there's no time to stop and cook.

     

    Why?

    James is now experiencing being the parent of four teenage girls and one son who is almost a teenager as well. After watching the documentary on Netflix for Operation Underground Railroad, he knew that he wanted to get involved. 

    James contacted O.U.R. and was thrilled to create a partnership to raise money for the cause. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and James is excited to get involved in freeing modern-day slaves, particularly teenagers and children.

     


     

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    A Day of Eating 6 Weeks Out From The Olympia! With Derek Lunsford

    Derek Lunsford is an IFBB pro and Team ICON athlete. Derek's preparation for the 2020 Olympia consisted of of a strict diet and workout routine, which adjusted as the competition got closer. At the time of this video he is 6 weeks out from 2020 Olympia and consuming a total of 2,292 lean calories per day.

    Watch the video to see a full day of eating with Derek Lunsford.

    In the video Derek eats 6 meals, each meal is listed below. Use ICON Custom meals to make your very own custom portioned meals, like Derek.

     

    1. 8oz  Cod, 6oz green beans

    2. 8oz  shrimp, 1/2 cup white rice, one can of green beans

    3. Pre-workout meal - 50g Protein shake and cream of rice (50g of carbs)

    4. Post-workout meal - 50g Protein shake and cream of rice (50g of carbs)

    5. 8oz shrimp, 1/2 cup white rice, one can of green beans

    6. 8oz chicken, 6oz green beans

     


     

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    Website: https://www.dereklunsford.com/

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    Stop Stressing: Control What You Can by Katia Machiz

    Stop Stressing: Control What You Can by Katia Machiz

    It’s 2021- a BRAND NEW YEAR to set the bar high for ourselves and attain the goals that are NEVER too far out of reach! This past year was a wild one, sending all of us on an emotional roller coaster. To be quite honest, 2021 is on par to be just as brutal as 2020. If you were one of those people who chalked up last year as a “loss”, threw in the towel on your goals and expected 2021 to be something completely different when the clock struck midnight, this is for you. 

    It’s time to stop limiting ourselves and what we are capable of based on a timeline or what’s going on in the world around us.

    We are living in a time period where so many things are out of our control, but I’m here to tell you not EVERYTHING has to be that way! It’s time to start controlling the controllable, beginning with our health and how we nourish our bodies. Eating delicious, healthy meals to achieve these goals we’ve set for ourselves is something that we DO have control over, and it begins by making the conscious decision that you DO want to become better! 

    Short on time? Not very creative in the kitchen and stuck rotating the same 4 meals every week? I’ve got a solution for you! Meal prep companies are here to save the day, and ICON Meals is the best meal prep company in the game! My family, to include my picky 3 year old, absolutely love Icon Meals! They have meals that cater to everyone! 

    “But Katia, I don’t have the extra money to spend on a meal company every week...”

    Well, Joe Shmoe, let’s pull up that bank statement of yours and see how much money you’re truly spending on eating out; be it DoorDash, UberEats, or the multiple drive-thru trips you’ve made this week - those add up quickly and I can guarantee if you cut all of that extra spending out, there would be no reason you can’t afford perfectly balanced, macro friendly meals delivered right to your door every week! I would bet you’d actually realize by investing your money where your HEALTH is, you’d begin to SAVE your money while simultaneously properly nourishing your body AND reaching your fitness goals! Now that’s what you call a WIN-WIN! 

    It’s time to spend this year focusing on the right things, let ICON Meals take all the thinking out the equation and do the work for you!

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    3 Tips To Get Back On Track by April Imholte

    3 Tips To Get Back On Track by April Imholte

    I get comments all the time from people as to why they "just can't" focus on their nutrition right now. Usually it's because they don't have the time, or they will start when they start working out🙃, after xy or z trip, when my kids are older, etc etc etc.

    I get it. Making changes can be hard. And life always seems to "get in the way." But it doesn't have to be an all or nothing approach. It doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, I would argue that it would be best to start with small steps versus diving all in which can be overwhelming for most.

    You don't have to start working out in order to start dialing in your nutrition. Why is it that you see people in the gym day in and day out but they never seem to make progress or change? It's likely because they aren't investing enough energy into the aspect that is the most important. NUTRITION! 🍎

    Here are some simple tips I've personally used to get back on track that would be a great place for you to start.

    1). Increase daily protein intake.

    If you eat animal products, some examples would be chicken, fish, lean ground beef, eggs, etc. Plant based? You can up protein through sources like lentils, chickpeas, nuts, seeds, nutritional yeast, etc. Because protein seems to be the toughest to get in (for me anyways) I rely on ICON Meals and my plant based shakes to ensure I always have a healthy protein source ready to go.

    2). Eat more soluble fiber containing foods.

    Think about the colors of the rainbow 🌈 and foods that come from the Earth. For example, more fruits and veggies. Increasing fiber may improve your sensitivity to insulin which can help improve the body's reaction to a rise in blood glucose.

    3). You probably guessed this next one? 🤓 Yes, Increase WATER 💧intake.

    I feel like a broken record every time I bring this up but it really is THAT important! Our bodies are made up of about 55-60% water so it's no wonder that if we don't consume enough of it on a daily basis things start to malfunction. Simply increasing your water intake can significantly increase your progress and overall feeling of well being.

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