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C A R I K A V A N B L E R K

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💪Warrior journey to black ops elite ⚓️Anchored in Christ 🐒OCR & 👙BBG #ATEAM @ateam_besnapped
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Swipe left for the pull-up challenge 💪💪💪 @sammy_ocr @oo_sunnylsn_oo @vees_journey_ Anyone who wants to join go for it!!! I will post the rest of the program as we go along. This is for the first 12 days. It gives you the the reps for each sets.This is really for beginners. If you can only do one strict pull up use an elastic band for the rest and try do what you can without the band. If this is too easy hang a weight around your waist or use a weighted vest to make it more of a challenge. The challenge will be around 42 days..... It’s really simple and easy to begin with. Focus on form and doing it properly. I want to be able to do at least 7-10 strict wide grip pull-ups after this challenge!!! Let’s see!!🙌🤣 pullupchallenge ocr overcome strongwomen keepgoing workhard workforit wegotthis goals onemore fitfam fitgirls instafit igfit girlswithmuscle upperbody strenght letsdothis commitment discipline warriors gotowar

2 Days ago
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Some pull up progress @tomcorefitness 💪 I have a looooong way to go but☝️ I am stronger than yesterday 🙌 Only managed one wide grip pull up😂 oh and it was not pretty🙈 As soon as I can do 2 I will post a video🤣 Just one more-everyday 😅 Starting my pull up challenge on Monday. Will post the program as I go along so whoever wants to join let's go for it💪 strongerthanyesterday fitgirls fitspo fitfam chinups pullups upperbody igfit instafit motivated goals gotowar workhard workforit thebestisyettocome yougotthis trainhard ocr onemore pullupchallenge keepgoing strongwomen stronger

5 Days ago
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Pre B-day celebrations for @marisk_y last night!Exploring the new Chinchilla rooftop bar in campsbay😍 Holiday vibes is definitely kicking in😂 Just a few more days to go then it's holiday time👏 What a year it has been !!! birthday summer campsbay celebrate holidayvibes chinchilla beachvibes december fitgirls friends funtimes relax

6 Days ago
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Get your coffee or your wine😂🍷☕️ It's going to be a looong post... So Sunday was the last warrior race for 2017...The OCR season came to an end. What a year this have been. I must say sunday was probably my worst performance in a warrior race this year. It was very disappointing for me. However.:::::one thing I learned this year is that in your biggest failures and your greatest disappointments you learn your most valuable lessons. Like @thewarriorric said on Sunday there is no losers just winners and learners...No matter how bad your race was you always learn ,you always come out stronger and wiser. I looked back on my journey and I am so much further than I could imagine. I have been able to do things the last month that i thought was impossible at times. I was going strong leading up this race but decided last minute to do Impi that weekend before and just did not have enough time to recover. By that Wednesday my arms and shoulders was still a no go I could not even hang on one rope. That is how you learn..... I have so much work to do and strength to gain but what I have accomplished from the day I started is beyond anything I could ever imagine. One thing that all warriors have in common is our will to fight , to never surrender to never give up to go against all odds to achieve the unimaginable. To show up and to go to war no matter what it takes and to finish the battle running, walking , crawling or limping !!! We finish regardless!!! I am so exited for 2018 and I know exactly what I need to work on and I am taking the bull by the horns and working harder than ever!!! This has been one of the toughest years in my life on various levels and made a huge impact on my capacity to do things a 100% percent. I have learned valuable lesson and gained so much wisdom. Can't wait for 2018!!! Only 2 months to go and we start with a new season!! Thank you to all the amazing people who share in this journey with me especially my team/family @ateam_besnapped @besnapped love all of you!!! ocr saocr warrior warriorrace warriorprincess gotowar obstacles iwillsucceed overcome thebestisyettocome strongwomen stronger ateam onemore fitfam fitspo fitgirls

15 Days ago
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🌺M O N D A Y🌺 Starting week 9 today!!!💪 Today was a bit of a rocky start as I am traveling and did not have much time to plan and organize but sometimes you have to do the best you can with what you have. You can always make smart and healthy choices and improvise. No excuses !! It's all about discipline and how badly do you want it?! So I packed my containers and food prep is done tonight 😂 even when I am not at home I make a plan✋️ The biggest transformation is always the last 4 weeks, looking forward to some more progress👏 After that it will be time to start some new challenge and smash some more goals👊 One day at a time 😊 mondaymotivation keepgoing progress patience workhard workforit fitspo fitfam fitgirls instafit igfit 12weekchallenge goals gotowar yougotthis thebestisyettocome motivated encourage eatclean leangirls stronger shredded

16 Days ago
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Trying to figure out how we going to get across this net after everyone's failed attempts and looking at the Marshall with her collection of green bands 😂 Exited to start my pull up challenge soon... Taking a complete break for a week after my last race and then I will start💪anyone who wants to join let me know I will put up the program each week. impichallenge net grip pullups goals gotowar trainhard keepgoing yougotthis thebestisyettocome thestruggleisreal upperbody pullupchallenge warrior ocr onemore overcome obstacles strongwomen fitfam fitgirls instafit igfit fitspo ateam

20 Days ago
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Because it Wednesday 🐫!!😂 My 12 week booty challenge starting in Jan🤛🍑 After this morning I decided no more training this whole week✋️ I could not do anything 🙈 Just focusing on recovering , getting enough sleep and maybe a 4-5km run to get the legs loose. One thing I learned on this journey is to listen to your body!!! I am still so fatigued and sore from Sunday. Nothing I will do now is going to make stronger or faster anyways. All you can do is make sure you are well rested and recovered at this stage. Taking a break from waking up at 4am every morning and just relaxing in the evening. .................................... . .📸 @kevinmarkpass . wednesday humpday projectbooty 12weekchallenge resting chilling sleep balance recovery listentoyourbody smartchoices warrior fitfam fitgirls instafit igfit yougotthis keepgoing thebestisyettocome

21 Days ago
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Yesterday I started week 8!!! Still going strong💪 5 more weeks to go👏 Decided to take another rest day today I still feel broken after Impi😂 One thing I forgot to mention in my race report was the 50kg sandbag....🤢there was actually a lighter bag for the ladies but was already taken when I arrived.I eventually had the bag on my back and shoulders and got about halfway when I was almost in tears🙈 Never in my life did I feel so physically incapable of doing an obstacle in a race. I don't even weigh 50kg now!🤣 My lower back was cramping and in so much pain I had to throw the bag down. Then the Marshall came running towards me with the ladies bag to swop. I did not know if I was angry or happy😂😂. Anyhow i am so stiff and sore decided to just focus on recovery and loosening the muscles before warrior. I had some hard , good training sessions the last 2 weeks up until the day before Impi. Probably not wise of me an @oo_sunnylsn_oo training grip the day before Impi encountering that net😝. Still a long way to go, but stronger than yesterday...? I am for sure! Some more challenges coming my way😁 12 weeks pull up challenge is starting soon 🤛 Set goals and then smash them!!! One day at a time. 12weekchallenge lighter faster stronger leangirls fitgirls instafit igfit fitspo fitfam motivated keepgoing goals gotowar thebestisyettocome focussed strongwomen ocr trainhard transformationtuesday obstacles onemore overcome

22 Days ago
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Some valuable lessons I have learned through OCR... It teaches you so much about yourself and life in general. Your worst mistakes and your biggest failures are all preparation for your greatest moments in life. In order to succeed and achieve greatness beyond your wildest dreams you require a certain level of strength , a deeper insight and level of wisdom you will only gain through your weakest moments. They will teach you lessons and build a strength in you that will equip you for the things to come. Don't despise them don't let them defeat you but instead learn from them, study them and let them build you up rather than to break you down. Just take a look at history and what some of the greatest heroes had to go through in order to reach their moments of ultimate victory. It's about perspective and the end of the day about not giving up....Don't let your failures and your mistakes keep you from becoming everything God has created you to be. Enjoy the journey and take the positive out of every moment and leave the rest behind you. lifelessons ocr keepgoing nevergiveup neversettle Godspromises Godspromises gotowar goals progress patience iwillsucceed workhard workforit digdeep fitfam fitgirls fightforit positivevibes encourage instafit inspire ateam thebestisyettocome mondaymotivation

23 Days ago
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Another Impi elite done and dusted. I had a crazy start to this race😂 Firstly my gps took me to the wrong venue....I arrived at the race got out of my car and heard the announcement that the elites are about to take off! I had to run and literally threw my backpack at the guy in the bag drop just yelling at him to give me a nr😂 I made my way to the start line and they already blew the horn. Without tagging in or a DQ band I just started running. At the first obstacle I explained to the Marshall what happened and got a DQ band after my tyre flip! No warm up no snack before just a whole lot of adrenaline🙈 As expected we met up with our familiar friend the concrete block which we had to carry mostly uphill for 3km. Proud to say I did not put it down once🤛. I have some patches of skin missing from my back😂🙈 At the end of this carry we went straight into another one! A big sleeper piece of wood (whatever you may call it😂) that was hard for me!! But I knew the worst was over after that 3km was done. The other obstacles was moderate...the usual overs and unders and some other familiar standard obstacles. My biggest concern was the rawson walls. Got over the first wall on the first go and manage the second wall on my second attempt. I was pleasantly surprised as I could net get over the second wall at the previous Impi. Just after that I took a nasty fall! The track made a dip with a tree stump which got the better of me and left me flying in a cloud of dust😂 I was so exited about getting over the wall I did not even watch where i was going. At this stage I knew I could make the top 5 comfortably until we encountered a very unexpected grip obstacle. The carries takes a lot out of your forearms and shoulders. There it was..:::a lovely long net going up over a wooden log and back down again. No feet allowed , no resting !! I managed about 3/4 and my grip was ok but you had to do pull ups to get up that last little section and I just could not get myself up. My biggest challenge!!! PULL-UPS!! I am going to train like a soldier going forward😂 So myself and @oo_sunnylsn_oo camped out at the net both struggling and completely dehydrated by then. Continued below

23 Days ago
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Progress!!!!💪 Almost done with week 7👏 Know it's not about the abs at the end of the day it's about being fit and strong and healthy but seeing the results is always exiting and encouraging 🤛 4 more weeks to go!!! 12weekchallenge progress goals shredded strongwomen girlswithmuscle fitspo fitfam instafit igfit abs leangirls fitgirls workhard workforit discipline results yougotthis keepgoing bbg

25 Days ago
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The battle is not against who we have been. It's an all out war against who we are becoming. The enemy wants to keep you from the places where God wants to grow you. Don't despise small beginnings, hard seasons and the lessons you have learned along the way. Use all of it for good. Redeem it as STRENGTH , LIGHT and TRUTH for your future. @lisabevere Your best is yet to come. 📸 @kevinmarkpass thebestisyettocome keepgoing future Godspromises promises neversettle faith hope gotowar godismystrength warrior warriorprincess fightthegoodfight strongwomen strength truth freedom meantformore purpose fitgirls fightforit

29 Days ago
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I live for moments like these🙏 The greatest victories is sometimes the most unexpected. When you fail, and fail again and again and again..... Then when everyone thinks it's over you dig deep and you try again and you succeed and do what you thought was impossible in that moment. One of my biggest victories in a warrior race. It's not always about the end result or the destination. It's in those moments you grow. Your greatest victories will be along the journey. @besnapped @ateam_besnapped conquer allglorytoGod godismystrength gotowar goals progress toyotawarrior warriorrace warriorprincess fitgirls ocr saocr obstacles onemore overcome iwillsucceed keepgoing yougotthis blackopselite strongwomen strength fitfam instafit igfit ateam

30 Days ago
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Week 7💪Let's do this!!! Monday Motivation🤛 When you wake up and see a massive difference again ☺️ Another week's hard work payed off!! I am officially half way👏 📸 @kevinmarkpass mondaymotivation motivated progress patience trainhard thebestisyettocome eatclean fitfam fitspo instafit igfit goals leangirls shredded strongwomen discipline keepgoing

30 Days ago
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Too much fun in the sun😫 So sore😥🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅 I always forget sunblock 🙈 burned ilooklikeatomato fitgirlproblems outdoortraining funinthesun sore nosunblock lessonlearned fitgirls fitfam fitspo saturdaytraining

32 Days ago
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The Dominator😈 Pipes at an angle! The first time I did them going up at angle. Just need to grab that last one a bit higher😆Getting there....next goal to get onto the rings and finish the ropes!!! Watch this space👀 Like @oo_sunnylsn_oo said: Christmas came early when the Dominator was build!!! Finally Cape Town has what we need to practice our skills. Thanx to @obstaclefitnessct !!! obstacles overcome overcome ofct dominator conquer challenge workforit warrior blackopselite bemore bebrave thebestisyettocome toyotawarrior keepgoing grip pipes strongwomen iwillsucceed progress patience ocr saocr

32 Days ago
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Almost done with week 6🙌👏 One more day to go then I am half way🙀. Saturday training done and dusted💪 12weekchallenge thebestisyettocome progress patience trainhard workinprogress workforit eatclean fitspo fitfam instafit igfit leangirls gotowar goals keepgoing strongwomen results

32 Days ago
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Friday!!! Could not come sooner! Weekend goals: Sleep train sleep train 🤣 No beach weather yet😏 One of the many pics from the talented @kevinmarkpass 📸 friday weekendvibes fitgirls fitfam instafit igfit fitspo goals progress photoshoot lifeisbetterinabikini islandlife leangirls eatclean summberbody workforit workinprogress 12weekchallenge thebestisyettocome

33 Days ago
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Never forget why you started something ... Never loose your passion to do what you love. Never give up on your dreams! Most of all it's all about the journey not the destination 🙌 @besnapped warrior gotowar thebestisyettocome toyotawarrior trainhard nevergiveup keepgoing yougotthis journey blackopselite bebrave bemore believe godismystrength fitgirls ocr onemore overcome goals instafit igfit iwillsucceed fitfam fitspo obstacles

34 Days ago
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Not a pic I would usually post😆 But hey it's Wednesday 🍑 Some booty progress 🙌 Still a long way to go but will compare progress after another 6 weeks!!! Until then squat what your mama gave ya!🏋️‍♀️ wednesday humpday bootyprogress keepsquatting goals hardwork eatclean squat discipline fitfam fitgirls fitspo instafit igfit workinprogress thebestisyettocome thestruggleisreal

35 Days ago