My life as a woman, wife and mother.

On a roll…

Tuesday was another good day of eating and exercise. C got her new wires on her braces yesterday and is on soft foods again. I need to get her another protein shake for her lunch tomorrow. I forgot for today, bad mom. :( She did go with yogurt, applesauce and a pb & j sandwich.

Last night was early to bed to finish reading my book. I was having a wonderful dream last night and didn’t want to get up, but I knew I wanted to get to the gym since Thursday is my DOR.

Wednesday’s WOD:
A) Dead Lift: 5×1.1.1, rest :15/2:00, build from last week – 135#, 140# (2), 145# (2)

B) 3 TnG Cleans +1 Jerk: Build from last week, 2:30 clock – 70# for all 3 rounds

C) 5 Rounds, each on a 2:30 clock:
3 Deadlifts, 275/185 - I did 135#
15 box jumps, 24″/20″ (bounding or step-down) – step ups on 20″ box

Notes: If you feel comfortable jumping to a taller box then scale up. Focus on these box jumps! No misses.

Long workout this morning though, I got home around 6:20ish. The girls were a little slow getting ready, but they were done in time for the bus. I helped C with her lunch this morning, something I don’t usually do.

I’m going to walk & watch Hell’s Kitchen and then shower up for working at WW. I’m not sure if I’m ready to face the scale after only 2 days of eating well, so I may pass until next Wednesday. I have 3 more weigh-ins before I have to report my weight for the month. I’m thinking in 2015 I need to weigh-in weekly. I know I say that all the time, but it may help.

Enjoy your hump day!

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A good day was had…

Monday = Good Day

I slept well last night and despite some soreness I was ready for the gym.

Tuesday’s WOD:
A) Press: 6×5, build from last week, 2:15 clock - 60# & 65#

B) Snatch: 5×3 TnG, AHAP with PERFECT technique, 1:15 clock – I did 55# the whole time, squatting was tough today.

C) 4 rounds for max reps:
1 min AMRAP KB C&J, single KB, 50/35 – 25# KB
1 min AMRAP Pull-ups - green band

C had her ortho appointment this morning and got a thicker wire put on, she said she can feel the tightness. We go back the first week in March. Hubby is home today due to the rain and I work at 1pm.

That’s my life, enjoy yours!

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Ups and downs….

Okay, quick update on my eating. It sucks. Moving on. I just hate beating a dead horse here. I do have things planned out for today and I’m hoping for an on track day. Enough of that. Let’s recap the weekend (minus the eating! LOL)

Friday night L and her friend went to the dance and then she slept over. C’s birthday party was at 1:30 at the bowling alley. I let L bring her friend along and that worked out well. C had 3 friends show up for her party and I highly recommend bowling parties. They were great! They stored the DQ cake for us, the gave her a bowling pin for her friends and family to sign and they were very accommodating. 2 hours was just right for the older girls to bowl 3 games and the younger ones to get in 2. There was cake and then opening of presents. I believe C had a great time! L liked it so much she requested it for her birthday party next year!

Sunday I had a lunch with my library co-workers to celebrate Amy’s retirement. It was nice and yet strange, to get together with people outside of work. I’m glad I went though, even though Amy comes off as gruff, she’s always been nice to me. :)

That leads today’s workout.

Monday’s WOD:
A) Back Squat: 8×4, Build from last week, 1:45clock – I did 95#

Notes: Last week we did the same amount of volume, but in fewer sets (6×5). Because the sets are shorter this week you should be able to jump up a little in weight. No big jumps! Find that weight that challenges your stability (the point where your form starts to break down) and build volume at that weight.

B) 5 min ME AD – I got 76 calories and I was aiming for 66!

5min Rest

C) EMOM x12:
Odd- Step up x10 (5R/5L), 24/16 – Yeah, I used a 25# KB for 1 round and then went to 20#, it was too much!
Even- Hand Stand Push Ups “HSPU” x3-5 (or Hand Release Push Ups “HRPU” x8) HRPU for me

Notes: We will have to begin in multiple heats, so the clock will just count up. The clock will not sound for the EMOM so you will need to keep an eye on it so you don’t fall behind. For the step-ups you will need a box the puts the knee slightly above your hip.

My upcoming week is pretty normal, thank goodness. NO EATING OUT!!

  • Monday – gym, work, walk & watch, eat well, new recipe for supper
  • Tuesday – gym, ortho for C, walk & watch, work 1-5
  • Wednesday – gym, walk & watch, work WW (weigh-in?), work 5-8:30
  • Thursday – DOR, work 8:45-1, art club for girls, work WW
  • Friday – gym, walk¬†& watch, ??????
  • Saturday – workout at home, work 8:45-2

Enjoy your day!

blow out candle

hard cake

The cake was rock hard, so I said to just dive in!

hair chalk

The hair chalk she’s been wanting for ages!

Carly bowling

the girls

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TGIF! Last night we went out for Japanese food. I stuck with the safe Jumbo Shrimp Hibachi. I looked at my friends’ sushi, but I just don’t see it happening. :P Then I came home and inhaled some Christmas cookies! WTH? Whatever, I’m over it.

Friday’s WOD:
A) AD: max cal in 10min - I got 132 calories and went a steady pace throughout

Rest 5min

B) 5 rounds, each round on a 2:00 clock:
8 push press, 135/95 – I did 65#, but should have done 70#
5 pull-ups – green band

Rest 5min

C) 10min AMRAP:
12 KB C&J, 24/16kg – 25# KB
8 Burpee box jump
30 DU’s - 30 target jumps

Notes: For part A, have a goal of what to hit each minute, maybe based on what you averaged on Tuesday. You wrote that down in your workout log, right?!
Part B, each of the 5 rounds will start on a two minute clock. Whatever time is left after you’ve completed your set/round of push presses and pull-ups will be rest/recover.

On for today….walk & watch Hell’s Kitchen (the new season was finally in), shower, eat lunch, stop at bank for some cash,¬†distribute wreaths, pick up kids for eye doctor, dollar tree, McDonalds (for their supper), home in time for L to go to the dance, pick up the kids at 8pm. Busy afternoon and I hope it all goes as planned. :)

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One day…

Happy Thursday!

Yesterday I worked WW with my friend Cheryl. It was just she and I since Chris was stuck in Dallas with a flight delay or something. Despite being shorthanded we did great and the meeting started on time. After that we headed to La Tolteca, a Mexican restaurant. I ordered the same thing I had on date night with hubby, Fiesta del Mar. Basically pan fried tilapia with a bit of cheese, shrimp and tomatoes on top. I asked for no rice and to double the veggies which was a California blend. It also came with a bit of lettuce with guacamole on it. It was delicious again, but I vow the next time I have to order something else! Oh, I also did not have ONE chip with salsa. I was so wrapped up in talking with my friend that I didn’t even feel tempted even though I was starving at this point! We ended lunch around 2:30pm since Cheryl needed to get to Madison yet for some shopping. I’m happy to say I had a great day of eating for a change.

Today is a DOR for me. I didn’t get to sleep until 10pm and 5am came way to quickly. I work 8:45-1 today and I have to pick up the kids from Art Club after school. Hubby will then get them from the church and bring them home. They both have to work on their bedrooms tonight, especially L since she’s having a friend over tomorrow night.

Let’s see how tomorrow is going to go…….I’ll go to the gym (naturally), get the kiddos off to school, walk and watch TV and get cleaned up. I have to be at Edgewater a bit before noon to help with distribution of wreaths and poinsettias. I have to leave around 3ish to get the kids from school and take them to the eye doctor. They also want to stop at the Dollar Tree after. It will depend on how much time we have since l needs to be home by 5:45 to get picked up to go to the dance. I told them worst-case scenario they will be eating McDonald’s for supper that night. “I” won’t be though. :P I do have to pickup L and her friend at 8pm from the dance before I can bunk down for the night.

That’s what I know. Enjoy your Friday EVE!

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Hump day!

How many times can I start over with healthy eating? I guess as many times as it takes….blerg….

While I dislike me eating, I did rather enjoy the workout this morning! :P

Wednesday’s WOD:
A) Deadlift: 5×1.1.1., rest :15/2:00 – I did 135# (1), 140# (1), 145# (3)

B) 3 TnG cleans +1 Jerk: 3 sets, build to AHAP, 3min clock (see comments for a video demo) - I did 70# (2), 75# (1)

C) 11min AMRAP
3 wall balls
3 box jumps
3 deadlifts (115/75)
6 wall balls
6 box jumps
6 deadlifts
9 wall balls
9 box jumps
9 deadlifts
etc… – I got to the 20 wall balls, but only got 1/2 way through them before time was up!

I’m walking and watching TV soon. Rehab Addict is a great show, but I’m hoping my Hell’s Kitchen DVD is in today so I can watch that tomorrow afternoon. I work WW today and we are training a new staff member. I’m hoping she’ll be working a few Wednesdays a month with us. Then I get to go out for lunch with Cheryl. It will be great to talk to her for a bit! I need some girl time. I then work 5-8:30pm at the library.
Plan for today… well! :P
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It wasn’t a fun bike ride!

I thought today was Wednesday, but it’s Tuesday! The workout this morning was a killer at the end.

Starting tomorrow, the Tuesday and Thursday AM classes will be at 5am, not 5:30am!!

Tuesday’s WOD:
A) Press: 6×5, build from last week, 2min clock – I did 60# the whole time, tough at the end.

B) Power Snatch: 8×2, TnG, build to AHAP, 2min clock – I’m liking this move…I did 55# (1), 60# (1), 65# (6)

C)5 rounds for max cals:
1 min max effort AD
2 min rest - I thought I would progressively get worse with each minute, I did 22 cal, 23, 20, 21, 19 = 105 calories!

Notes: Last week’s presses were at 65% so you’re gonna want to start around that weight and build only if you were successful last week. If you had failed reps last week, keep the weight the same and GET THE REPS.

On tap for today……walk & watch TV, work 1-5, try to stay out of the cookies! Bwaaahhhhhhhaaahhhhh

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5am! All week!

Happy Monday! I was wide awake at 3am, I finally fell back asleep only for my alarm to go off at 4:15! I was a tad angry at that point! Bizarre dreams too. Good news is the gym is opening at 5am all week from now on. That means I won’t be getting home late on Tuesdays anymore. The girls are happy.

Monday’s WOD:
A) Back Squat: 6×5, build from last week, 3min clock
Notes: If you finished all of your reps last week (we were at 70%) then try to go up A LITTLE this week. Note that the reps stay at 5 each set, but we added one more set than last week. No missed reps! - I went with 90# for all reps! It was awesome!

B) 20 min AMRAP:
3 Power Cleans, 135/95
5 Push press, 135/95
7 Burpees
10 Wall Balls, 20/14

I went with 70# on the Cleans & Presses, and a 14# wall ball. I usually do 65# as a standard, but I wanted to start challenging myself more! I’m going to pay for it later on today. I did get 9 rounds done and into my burpees on the 10th!

Today I have a staff meeting from 8:30-noon, then I work from noon-1pm. I need to stay after and find some books to read. I finally got one finished yesterday and then rejected the rest of my pile at home! Boo.

I’m off to get ready for work! Enjoy the day.

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Upcoming week….

I slept until 6am! Woohoo! We successfully baked yesterday and I did my fair share of sampling! LOL I’m down to ZERO WPA for today. My week resets tomorrow and I have over 45 APs if I need them. My goal for today, NO TREATS! :P

My upcoming week…

  • Monday – gym, work meeting, walk & watch TV, L has piano
  • Tuesday – gym, walk & watch TV, work 1-5
  • Wednesday – gym, walk & watch TV, work WW & weigh-in, lunch out with friend, work 5-8:30
  • Thursday – DOR, work 8:45-1, walk & watch TV, work WW, dinner out with friends
  • Friday – gym, walk & watch TV, distribute wreaths and poinsettias from Noon-3pm, p/u girls for eye dr. appointments, L has dance from 6-8pm
  • Saturday – workout at home, C’s birthday party from 1:30-3:30 at bowling alley
  • Sunday – DOR?, retirement luncheon for coworker

You can see I have a LOT of eating out coming up. I do have some sort of plan in mind though. Wed. will be Mexican which can be fairly decent, I may go for fish again. Thursday night is Japanese, no clue what I’ll eat there, just nothing deep fried. Saturday is DQ Ice Cream Cake, I ordered the smallest one, so depending on how many kids, I’ll just have a sliver of it. Sunday is brunch food. Not sure how well that will go. :P

On tap for today….C works with Roberta at 2pm and L and I are going shopping for gifts. I should make bread and pasta salad today too. We’ll see what gets done. I’ll call is successful as long as I keep my face out of the goodies! LOL

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Baking day!

Happy Saturday! I slept in, yea haw! I did do Thursday’s workout though, with some modifications.

Thursday’s WOD:
A) Front Squat: 3×8, build over the three sets, 3min clock – started at 55#, ended at 85#

B) Three 4 min AMRAPS
1. 10 Wall Ball, 10 cleans 135/95… – no wall balls, squats instead, 45# cleans
rest 2 min
2. 10 T2B, 10 Thrusters 115/75 – ab mats and 45# thrusters
rest 2 min
3. 10 Box Jumps, 10 Power Snatch 95/65 (scale to KB/DB Snatch if needed) – box jumps and 45# snatch (which I really liked doing!)

The girls are up and at em and we are going to start with some dough soon, 2 of them need to chill for a bit. I’ll try to take some photos today.

starting the baking

This is the start of our baking!

cherry wink

C and I getting the Cherry Winks ready for the oven.

Lydia measuring

L making sure she has the right measuring cups.


C mixing some dough.

finished cookies

Some of our finished cookies, well, the cutouts need icing to hide the burned edges! LOL

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