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I was excited to get into the gym today since it’s the last day this week I can go. It’s also MAX week and I was hoping to overcome some obstacles that I have mentally with these lifts. DONE! It was a great feeling and everyone was so excited for me.

Wednesday’s WOD:
A) Snatch: 15min to establish a 1RM – My old MAX was 65# and I’ve failed at 70# a few times. I failed at 70# twice and nailed it the 3rd time around with Tracy’s coaching help. She told me to go for 75# and I nailed that too! I stuck with that.

B) Clean and Jerk: 15min to establish a 1RM – My old MAX was 95#, but knew I could get higher than that. Yep, 110#!

C)12 min AMRAP:
3 bent over rows, 135/95
6 power cleans, 135/95
9 front squats, 135/95
12 burpee lateral bar jumps

This AMRAP sucked! No way could I do 95#, I tried 85#, nope, I stuck with 65# and that was tough. The hard part was the rows, I lack enough strength for that move. I got into my 5th round and was waiting for the sweet sound of the buzzer to go off! I was done!

Note: More PR opportunities! For each PR you can have an extra slice of pie on Thursday!! Also, if you look closely there is not a lot of extra time today. Lots to get done, so think about arriving early to get warmed up…

On tap for today…

I’ll be heading downstairs to walk and watch Hell’s Kitchen, shower, pack my snack, post office, bank, Wal-Mart, maybe Pierce’s and Edgewater Greenhouse. Work WW and weigh-in. No idea what the scale will say, but I know I had a better eating week and a ton of exercise, so I’m good with whatever. Home for a bit, walk and watch TV and work 5-8:30pm. I don’t have to get up early tomorrow since the gym is closed, but I will workout at home before we go to Hubby’s Aunt’s house.

Enjoy your day!

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At home workout!

Well, we got a bunch of snow yesterday. It started around 10:30am when I was at work. Stupidly I did not bring my boots to work so I had to slop through the slushy snow to my car. Lesson learned, pay more attention to the weather forecast. :) I got home and hubby was home from work, snowed out. He proceeded to unclog the drain in the basement. Our tub sink was backed up from the washing machine to the main line. After about 45 minutes of rodding out the pipe he got the clog out. Thankful for having a handy husband. I can’t imagine what a plumber would have cost. While he was doing this I was on the treadmill for my afternoon activity. I canceled L’s piano for last night. It just wasn’t worth driving out in, although hubby said he would have taken her in his 4×4 truck! LOL No harm done, the girls were able to play outside in the snow while I made supper. After supper hubby was working out and C went down to workout with him. She was quite shaky in the legs when she was done! LOL

I looked at the gym workout this morning and opted to do my version at home.

Tuesday’s WOD:
A) EMOMx12:
Odd- 15 KBS, 60/40lbs - I don’t have KB, but I used a 20# dumbbell which was waaaayyy to light!
Even- AD for cal, 20M/15F – no AD at our house, I did 10 air squats instead

Rest 3min

B) EMOMx12:
Odd- 5 HSPU (Handstand Push Up) - I did 10 hand release push ups
Even- 8 T2B (Toes to Bar) – 2 rounds of T2B (my hands were killing me!), then I switched to 10 supermans

Rest 3min

C) EMOMx12:
Odd- 5 Box jumps to a tall box - I don’t have a tall box so I did 8 jumps
Even- 20 Abmat sit ups - this I did as written!

Notes: Scale for HSPU is HRPUx10.

In a bit I’m going to walk and watch TV and then shower up for the day. L and hubby already shoveled this morning so I don’t have to do that. I work 1-5 today.

Enjoy your day!

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Max out!

Happy Monday! Did I mention we sold hubby’s car this weekend? I’m happy that monkey is off our back. It also helps recoup some of the money spent on the truck.

Today at the gym it was time to test our new max lifts.

Monday’s WOD:
A) Back Squat: 15min to establish a 1 rep max – New PR 125# (up 15# from last month)
B) Press: 15min to establish a 1 rep max – New PR 75# (up 5# from last month and I WORKED for this!)
C) Deadlift: 15min to establish a 1 rep max – no new PR today, still at 200# from last month

Notes: Compare to your results from 10/6. Go Heavy! We should see some massive PRs!

We had 7 people at the gym doing great things! It was a great way to start off the week. I plan on going to the gym tomorrow unless we have a sh!t-ton of snow in the morning, they say 3-5″ by the morning.

I work 8:45-1 today and then I have a few things to get done around the house.

Enjoy your Monday!

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What’s happening!?

I’ve failed to blog yet this weekend, with good reason. We got a new computer yesterday and it took us too darn long to get it running! :P


Friday – I sat at the Sock Hop and read my book until it was over. The girls had a good time and they got ice cream after.

Saturday – Exercised at home and then I worked until 2pm, I rushed home and we went shopping around town. We ended up buying a new desktop computer which we needed.

Sunday – DOR, still up at 5am. We went to Dollar General in the morning and the girls worked on a craft idea I found online. We watched Divergent since L and I both just finished up reading the book. I made homemade sausage gravy and biscuits for supper. Delicious!



Upcoming week….

  • Monday – gym, work 8:45-1, walk and watch TV, homemade hamburger helper for supper, L has piano
  • Tuesday – gym, walk and watch TV, work 1-5, sloppy joes for dinner
  • Wednesday – gym, walk and watch TV, work WW and weigh-in, work 5-8:30
  • Thursday – workout at home, Thanksgiving at in-laws
  • Friday – workout at home or gym if the hours work
  • Saturday – workout at home, Milwaukee for a birthday party
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Sock Hop Friday!

TGIF! Happy Friday! I got to bed early and was off to the gym to experience Jackie. It’s a workout I’ve never done before.

Friday’s WOD:
1000M row
50 Thrusters, 45/35
30 Pull ups

500M Row
25 Thrusters, 45/35
15 pull ups

Notes: Yes, you’ll have some rest between the two efforts. We’ll go in heats as needed per the number of ergs that we’ve got. This one should be fun!!

The first part was under 10 minutes and the second under 5. I’m more fond of the 1/2 Jackie myself! LOL

So, what’s happening today? Not much. I will walk and watch TV soon and then I’m going to scrub some floors in my house. I love that my kitchen floor is black/white/gray and you don’t notice the dirt. However, I KNOW it’s been ages since I scrubbed in on my hands and knees and it needs it. I probably should clean other parts of the house too, but we’ll see how far my motivation goes. I should also read a bit today, I’m getting closer to finishing Divergent. Good book!

After school the girls are going to their friend’s house and I’m meeting up with all of them at the Sock Hop at school. After the dance we need to go to Walmart to exchange snow pants and find some new ones.

Plans for tomorrow are working out at home and working from 8:45-2. C is meeting up with Roberta to work on a Mandala and I’m happy she could squeeze her in before the holidays. It’s been tough for them to get together.

Sunday will probably be a catch up day…homework, piano practicing, baking bread, etc.

Enjoy your Friday!

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To the gym on a Thursday!

I decided against a day of rest today. The scale was up 2.4# after my cookie binge! Yesterday was on track, so I feel better with one good eating/exercising day under my belt.

Thursday’s WOD:
A) Clean and Jerk: 5×1@85%-90%, 5×1@90-95%; 1:15 clock  – I got up to 85# on this today.

B) BS: 5×2, build to AHAP, 1:30 clock – 105# for me

C) In 6min: ME UB KB clean & jerk, 50/30lbs - I used 30# and I have the bruises to prove it!

Notes: Part C) Once the KB leaves the floor it cannot touch again. You may change hands as often as you want, but do not put the bell down. You may ONLY rest in the racked position or overhead position for as long as you want. If the ‘bell is rested anywhere other than the rack or OH position before the end of 6 minutes, there will be a 30 burpee penalty.

Remember, one of the foundations of CrossFit is challenge. “Without challenge there is no change.” The weights are 50/30lbs. If you have a shoulder injury then obviously scaling is fine. But if you can lift this weight for at least two reps DO NOT SCALE!

I work 8:45-1 today and then I’ll walk and watch Hell’s Kitchen this afternoon. I work WW tonight too. Hubby will be picking the kids up from Art Club.

Oh, yesterday hubby surprised me and bought me a new tablet! It’s so much nicer than the old one I was using, plus the charger connection doesn’t work well on the old one and I had to hold it in while it charged. Nightmare!

Enjoy your day!


Mid-week workout.

So, my eating is eh. I weigh in today, I’ll be awful but such is life.

It was nice to be back at the gym this morning.

Wednesday’s WOD:
A) 3 rounds, each on a 5min clock:
Row 200M
12 Box Jump (step down)
20 Single Arm Dumbbell Shoulder to Over Head (10ea), 50+/30+

B) 3 rounds, each on a 5min clock:
30 DU
8 Front Squat (not from rack), 135/95
30 KB Swings
C) 30 WallBalls for time

Notes: The clock will be set for 3 five minute rounds. When it beeps get the work done as fast as possible; whatever time remains is rest. Time between the three pieces will be up to the coach but the transition will be fast since there is built in rest each round. For the DB ST-OH go heavy!

I work WW today and then I have nothing to do! :)

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Feeling those deadlifts!

Good Tuesday morning! I did not go to the gym today, I worked out at home. My back muscles are pretty sore from heavy lifting yesterday so I did some rolling and stretching. Just think of all those muscles being built! LOL

Hubby is off doing the shopping. Yeah, I got to stay home! Plus it’s warm inside and super cold outside. I work 1-5 today and I hope to watch Master Chef Jr. tonight.

Tomorrow it will be back to the gym and then I work at WW. I’m off from the library tomorrow night and for that I am grateful.

Enjoy your day!

PS. The cookie bake goodies have thrown me for a loop these past few days. Here’s to detoxing today!

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Early to bed, early to rise….all for this workout.

Monday’s WOD:
A) Deadlift: 10×1, build to 95%+, 1:15 clock – I got to 190# for the last 7 reps
B) Press: 5×1.1.1, on the :20/rest 2:00 – 65# again for me
C) EMOMx10:
Odd: 6 Thrusters, heavy - I did 55#
Even: 5 chest to bar (CTB) pull ups – green band

Notes: This week will look a lot like last week, as far as the barbell work goes. The goal again this week is to build volume at near max weights. No missed reps! No max efforts. If you missed any reps last week then your goal is to build to that same weight and complete at least one rep at that weight. Save the max effort stuff for next week when we retest CrossFit total and weightlifting total.
A) get to 95% in the first few rounds and try to stay there for as many rounds as you can.
B) Try to go up from last week.

I work until 1pm, then I plan on walking and watching Hell’s Kitchen. It’ll be back to work at 5pm and I hope to get to bed soon after I get home. Hubby doesn’t work tomorrow so I’m going to the gym!

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Weekend Wrap-Up!

Crap! I typed a huge post about my weekend and I lost it! GRRRR…now you get the short version.

Friday – date night with hubby, test drove a truck

Saturday – hubby bought truck, we went to a cookie bake and had a great time! I ate too much and got back on track today.

Sunday – chores, shopping, baking bread, egg salad, pasta salad and peanut butter

My upcoming week…

  • Monday – gym, work 8:45-1, home for a bit, work 5-8:30, L has piano
  • Tuesday – gym (if hubby is off work), walk on treadmill, work 1-5
  • Wednesday – gym, walk on treadmill, work WW and weigh-in, NO work at night woo-hoo!
  • Thursday – day of rest, work 8:45-1, work WW
  • Friday – gym, walk on treadmill, sock hop at C’s school at night
  • Saturday – exercise at home, work 8:45-2

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