My life as a woman, wife and mother.

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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Feelin’ Fine on Friday!

Happy Friday! Yesterday was a great day for me. I worked until 1pm and was super productive at work. As a bonus, I’m working this morning for a co-worker and she’s taking my Wednesday night next week. Woot! Time with the family, I’m so happy! Yesterday was my DOR and I was just so low energy. I was talking to Tracy and Leah at the gym this morning and I said I don’t know if it’s physical or psychological. I do get less sleep on Wed. nights and I did work out hard for 3 days (plus TOM is here). I was just wiped out yesterday, like most Thursdays. I wonder if I did workout would I have more energy? Anyway, I needed that rest because I felt great at the gym this morning!

Thursday’s WOD:
A) Clean and Jerk: 5×1@85%-90%, 5×1@90-95%; 1:15 clock  - 80#, then 85#
B) Back Squat: 5×2, build to AHAP; 1:30 clock - I did 85# and 90# – always working on slowing down my squat

Friday’s WOD:

B) “Fran”
Thrusters, 95/65
Pull-ups   -I did a 45# bar and a green band for this workout. 8:43 finish time. I wanted to do the same as last time to see if I improved, I did!

I asked Tracy if we could do a combo workout of Thursday and Friday. I didn’t workout yesterday and I really wanted to do the lifts. So we did those and then Fran from today’s workout.

I work today til 1, I’m coming home for a quick lunch and then the girls and I are going to Farm & Fleet for winter boots. Hubby said he didn’t need to go for anything.

Also, last night Hubby said we are going out for dinner! :) C is jealous!

Tonight is early to bed so we can get up for our annual cookie bake! I’m excited for the weekend!

Enjoy your day!

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Sleepy Thursday!

Day of rest for me, although I may walk and watch TV this afternoon. I said ‘may’. LOL

I weighed in yesterday and I was down 0.6# surprisingly. I’ll take it though. Eating and exercise yesterday were good. I bought myself some flowers as my weekly reward. They are so pretty and are fall colors.

I work today 8:45-1 and then have to pickup the girls from Art Club. I don’t work WW tonight because C has parent teacher conferences. I’m hoping for an early to bed night. I’ll be going to the gym in the morning and then I work 8:45-1 tomorrow for a co-worker. I know I’ll be going to bed early Friday night since the next morning is our Cookie Bake! We have to be on the road at 6:10ish to pickup my friend and her daughters. Then it will be fun and long day of baking cookies, candies and quick bread. We are coming home that night so by the time we get home I’ll be ready for bed!

My reward for this coming week is getting my hair done. I could use a trim and a color for the winter blahs that are sure to come. :P

Sunday I’m hoping to get L and myself some winter boots. I saw in the Farm & Fleet flyer there are a few pairs that look promising. With L it’s all about style, with me it’s warmth and comfort! I need them so we can snow shoe this winter and stay active.

That’s what I know, enjoy your Friday Eve!

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Thank goodness I didn’t look!

Hump Day!!! I slept well last night even though TOM started up. Work yesterday kept me pretty busy so my afternoon went quickly. My evening was nice and cozy with the family.

Wednesday’s WOD:
2K row for time (10min cut off) – New PR 8:54!!

Rest 5min

10 min AMRAP:
20 walking lunge steps with a KB
20 KB Clean and Jerk (10 ea.) - I used a 20# KB

Rest 5min

10min AMRAP:
2 burpees
2 goblet squats w/ KB
2 Chest To Bar Pull ups
3 burpees
3 goblet squats w/ KB
3 CTB pull ups
4 burpees
4 goblet squats w/ KB
4 CTB pull ups

- walking lunges are done with one KB; hold it however you’d like
- scale CTB to regular pull-ups, jumping pull-ups, ring rows, etc.

The workout was pretty tough, my legs are definitely sore and I’ll need to keep up on stretching them. I’m going to walk and watch TV soon and then get ready for my day.

I have to stop at the bank, Goodwill, Walmart, Pierces and maybe one more stop before I work at WW. I weigh in today and I have no clue what will happen. I have TOM, I have some muscle soreness, I used all my 49 WPA plus some APs this week. BUT I did not binge, I just ate too much and accounted for it.

Today starts a new week and I’m going to try to reign in the ‘extra’ eating I’ve been allowing myself. It’s not fuel at that point, it’s just excess.

That’s what I know, enjoy your day!

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