Pardeemom

My life as a woman, wife and mother.

Working on a Saturday

Good morning. Yesterday I rested my foot, it’s much better today. I almost think it’s the same foot I broke a bone in in high school, but I can’t remember that far back! LOL I did 20 minutes on the elliptical this morning a few pull ups with my new resistance bands, some ab mats with my new ab mat and then some plank holds with our new interval timer. All this ‘new’ equipment is making working out at home much easier and more exciting to have different things to do.

The gym’s last week is this coming week. I won’t be working out on Monday since it’s a 5pm workout. I did inquire about a 7:30am workout since I can do that Tuesday and Wednesday once the girls are on the bus. I don’t want to get home late the first two days of school. I want to make sure the home front runs smoothly.

Today I work until 2pm and then I’m going to grill some T-bone steaks on the grill for supper. We had a 1/4 beef butchered and these’s steaks are enormous! We had a roast the other day and it was delicious.

I’ll leave you with C’s lasted art creation, framed and on our wall.

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Darn hole!

Well, I did great yesterday. I ate well and exercised. I even went for a walk while L had piano lessons. It was going great until I twisted my ankle in a chunk of road that was missing! Usually I watch my feet more when I walk, but some kids were having fun at a playground and I was watching them instead of my feet and I almost went down. I said a choice swear word or two and decided to keep walking even though it hurt. I don’t think anything is broken, but I definitely loosened up some ligaments. I iced and elevated it yesterday and tried to sleep with it up last night. No gym this morning since I need this to heal up. This week’s workout has left my body pretty sore. I have to roll out today and use the ball to find those knots in my back.

Today we are home. I have a few things I need the girls to clean up and then we are going to go around town and do a few things.

Enjoy your day!

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Deadlifts and HSPUs

Happy Thursday! I weighed in yesterday and it was awful! That means I have to get my A$$ in gear for real. Enough messing around, this whole summer was a bust as far as weight loss or maintenance goes, it’s time to get serious. It started this morning with a killer workout.

Thursday
Warm up
500m row
15 updog -> down dog

Core: 3 Lengths, Inchworm

Workout
(deadlift prep, 5 min)
Diane
21-15-9
Deadlift 225/155
HSPU

I did a 145# DL, up 10# from April and it was HARD! It took me forever to get the first 21 done, I was working on my 15 when Mary finished up! It didn’t discourage me though, I knew I could get through it at my own pace and I did. :)

Today I work until 1pm. L has piano at 2 and C meets with Roberta to paint at the same time. Tonight is open house at C’s school and we get to meet up with her teachers.

Enjoy your day!

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Tough Tuesday!

Tuesday
Warm Up
Row 500M
15 UpDog -> Down Dog
Bergener Clean

Skill- Agility Ladder

Workout
Elizabeth
21-15-9
Clean 135/95
Dips

I did 55# on Elizabeth this morning. I finished in 8:57ish. My forearms are still sore from yesterday’s workout so I’ll have more soreness tomorrow.

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Monday Monday…

Happy Monday! I had a great weekend visiting my relatives in Minnesota. I ate so-so. I’m thinking of quitting WW again and I know I will soon.

Its going to be a hot week of dirty girls… Fran’s first, hit her hard!

Monday
Warm Up
400M Jog
then
Arm leg swings

Sampson stretch, 3x :30 each side

Workout
“Fran”
21-15-9
Thruster 95/65
Pull ups

I did 45# for Fran and finished in 5:59. Short and tough!

This week…

  • Monday – FF, workout at home, work 8:45-1, walk on treadmill
  • Tuesday – FF, workout at home, work 1-5, open house 5:30-6:30
  • Wednesday – FF, workout at home, work WW, C has art at 1pm, work 5-8:30
  • Thursday – FF, workout at home, work 8:45-1, L has piano at 2, walk on treadmill, open house 4-6
  • Friday – FF, workout at home
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New PR!

Happy Thursday! This week is flying by! Usually Thursday is my DOR, but I wanted to get in my strict press this morning. I also walked on the treadmill and read for 15 minutes when I got home.

Thursday
Warm up
Row 30 Cal
12 Sun Salutations

Shoulder mob

Workout
Strict press max
18 min
rest as needed
3 @ 60%
3 @ 70%
2 @ 80%
1 @ 90%
new max attempt
new max attempt
new max attempt
My new max is 63#, I went for 68# but it wasn’t going to happen. :P

I work from 8:45-1 today. Then who knows what’s going to happen. Enjoy your day!

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No PR again.

I had a good day yesterday. I got in a lot of activity, stayed busy at work and had a nice evening walk with hubby. I’m happy to say that I will be able to keep going to the gym in September. MWF will be a 5am class and TT will be 5:30. That means 3 days a week (and maybe a Saturday if we have hours) I’ll be there!

Wednesday
Warm up
3 laps
BBJ
Bearwalk back
lateral lunge

Squat mob

Workout
Front Squat Max
18 min
rest as needed
3 @ 60%
3 @ 70%
2 @ 80%
1 @ 90%
new max attempt
new max attempt
new max attempt

I did not set a new PR with my front squat. I had to dump the weight all 3 times! I could just feel my left leg is weaker than the right, same with my arms. Oh well, tomorrow is strict press which is HARD! My max is 60# and I’ll be happy staying there truthfully.

Busy day ahead….

  • take home sleepover friends
  • L has piano, C and I will read the book we are STILL reading together!
  • Work WW, weigh-in, but won’t look, I’ll just ask if I lost or gained
  • lunch out
  • register L for school
  • p/u glass for C’s artwork
  • home, go for a walk
  • music tonight?

Enjoy your day!

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No new PR for me. :(

Tuesday
Warm up
Row 30 Cal
12 Sun Salutations

Shoulder mob

Workout
Push press max
18 min
rest as needed
3 @ 60%
3 @ 70%
2 @ 80%
1 @ 90%
new max attempt
new max attempt
new max attempt

Remember, a lot of it is mental… focus!
I could not beat my 95# PR from a few months ago, I tried 100# four times! Boo to that. Boo to Tracy leaving coaching today, it was her last morning with us. On a good note I did talk to Ben about the 5am vs. 5:30am start time. He’s posted a vote on it, most votes win. *fingers crossed*

I’ve already got my Walmart shopping done this morning and the girls are going to their friends house soon. I’m going to walk and read after I drop them off. I work 1-5 and I’m hoping to get in another walk tonight.

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MAX Week!

Quick recap of the weekend. Saturday morning I worked out at home. I went to a picnic with my girlfriends and had a nice afternoon of chatting together. That night L played in band at a fundraiser at the ball field.

Sunday I walked on the treadmill and worked out with our new (to us) Olympic weight set. Awesome deal! It’s worth about $400 and we got it for $125 off Craigslist. We then listed our old weight machine and got about a bazillion emails about it. I’m hoping it’s gone from the driveway when I get home today. I ate crappy yesterday, but such is ilfe.

This week at the gym is MAX week. Today was deadlifts, I’m going to feel it later on today.

Monday
Warm up
3 laps
BBJ
Bearwalk back
Lateral Lunges
Hip Mob

max out Deadlift
18 min
rest as needed
3 @ 60%
3 @ 70%
2 @ 80%
1 @ 90%
new max attempt
new max attempt
new max attempt

My new max is 200#! I went up by 5# from 3 months ago and up 45# from a year ago! That’s a 30% increase according to Ben. It was wonderful to get a new max. Tomorrow is the push press, I’m hoping to make 100# or more on that one!

Today I work from 8:45-1 and it’s my co-workers 20th anniversary! I have errands this afternoon and they may be having some friends over later on.

Enjoy the day!

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Is it time to move on?

Let’s see…yesterday I worked, went to the farmer’s market, piano, Walmart, McDonalds (for a cone), registration for C and then a meeting to keep Fitness Foundry alive. Busy day and it the FF meeting left me restless as I tried to sleep. It seems they want a 5:30am and a 6:00pm class to start out with in September, until we can get new trainers. Well, 5:30am does not work for my family. That  means I wouldn’t get home until 6:40 or so and the girls get on the bus at 7am. Not enough time to make sure they are prepared for their day. They vetoed it when I got home and I agree with them. So, this may mean my time has ended with the Foundry. What to do instead?

Well, hubby and I discussed getting our own equipment and doing our own at-home workouts together in the morning. Although he prefers to work out at night. I have all the workouts saved on my blog so we’d have some things to do. I also found this website I’ve been exploring….  http://neilarey.com great things on here!

So, no FF this morning since no one else was going I decided to give Ben the morning off and workout at home. I got up around 5am and did 2 – 15 minute programs on the elliptical. I did some ab work, nothing serious and then I vacuumed and cleaned up the workout area. I also emailed my MIL about taking back her archaic workout machine so we’ll have more room for our equipment.

Who knows? Maybe at some point I’ll be able to return to the Portage Fitness Co-op *new name, but it seems unlikely. Makes me sad.

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