Double whammy!

Last night we went out for supper with my aunt and uncle at MACS. It’s glorified mac-n-cheese. I got the one with BBQ Pulled Pork on top, yummy! I was proud that I kept it under control with food yesterday, that’s 2 days down. :P

I was ready to go for today’s workout

Tuesday’s WOD:
A) Clean practice: EMOM x8: 1 clean (squat), build to AHAP – got to 105#

B) 1 Clean + ME Front squats @85%-90% of A; 3 sets, 3min clock – went with 85#, 7 reps, 7 reps, 10 reps (worked for it)

Notes: There is a 10-rep cap to each set of FS. If you’re able to easily get more than 10 reps, it could be because your clean technique limits your clean more than your strength does. If that’s the case, consider upping the weight on B.

C) 4 rounds, each on a 5min clock:
1 min ME AD for cals – 24, 24, 19, 19 calories
8 Touch & Go (TnG) Ground to OH, 115/75 – went with 65#
10 T2B – knee ups

Notes: For most of you, ground-to-overhead will be a power clean & jerk. We do want you to strive for touch-n-go reps so choose a weight that allows for that. Aim for consistent calorie outputs and similar times for each round.

It was a tough workout, my legs were a tad jelly like when I got out of the van at home. :)

I walked in the door to a sick kid again. Off to the doctor, I’ll post more later.

Okay, continuing on…I get home to the sick kid and then hubby calls. Something is wrong with his truck. He thinks the wheel bearing is going and the ABS light is on. Wonderful. I’ve now talked to him 3 times already as he tries to figure out what he’s going to do. I may be picking him up at some point along the way home tonight. I said to keep me posted, I’ve got no where to go.

We’re back from the doctor. Boy, was he a crabby one. Anyway, she does not have anything serious, just another cold. He believes she got over the first cold in February and has another one. She had chicken noodle soup for lunch, a popsicle and we bought some nasal saline mist (which she actually didn’t think was too awful). She put more vicks on and will have some honey after her popsicle. She wanted to go back to school since it’s not serious, but I said some more down-time would be good.

So what am I going to do the rest of the day? Not too much. I’ll walk & read or watch TV to get in some more steps. Since we’ll be without a vehicle I won’t be going to the gym tomorrow so I’ll try to do the workout at home instead. I have a co-worker lined up to take me to work at WW tomorrow and hubby will be home in time for me to work at night. It’ll all work out, it just puts a damper on things.

MACS on Monday!

Happy Monday! I did not have popcorn, nuts or cereal yesterday. Day 1 down. :)

When my alarm went off this morning I was not ready for it, but I got up and got motivated to work out.

Monday’s WOD:
A) 1 Press + 1 Push Press + 1 Jerk; 8 sets, build to AHAP, 1:30 clock – maxed at 70# and went back t o 65# for form on the press.

B) 3-5 pull-ups every 1:15, 8 sets – banded

C) 10 min AMRAP
5 Shoulder to OH 115/95 – I did 75#
10 Deadlifts 115/95
15 Box Jumps – small box plus 45# weight on top

I work 8:45-1 today and then I’m walking this afternoon. Maybe I’ll even get outside if it’s not too windy, we’ll see how it feels later on today.

Tonight we are headed to the Dells to meet my aunt and uncle for supper. We are going to MACS a macaroni & cheese place. I’m not sure what I’m eating tonight, but during the day today it will be lots of fruit and veggies and protein to keep me happy!

Enjoy your day!

Day 1

How ironic that today I choose to start my challenge. As soon as we stepped in the door at Crazy Frank’s Flea Market I was greeted with a popcorn machine spewing the wonderful smell of fresh popcorn! Then later on we were at Woodman’s and they had industrial size bags of popped corn for sale. Wow! I did manage to refrain from having any of L’s popcorn on the ride to Madison.

This morning I walked and finished up the book, Twerp. We then got ready to hit the road to Mineral Point. Almost two hours later we were at the indoor flea market looking around. All we bought was a new(used) wallet for me and some popcorn for the kids. We then got some shopping done at Woodman’s in Madison.

I have bread dough rising and we are going to be making supper in a bit. I also plan on cooking up some chicken breast for salads this week.

My week…

  • Monday – gym, work 8:45-1, walk & watch (read), dinner out in the Dells with family
  • Tuesday – gym, walk & watch, work 1-5, art class for C 6-8
  • Wednesday – gym, walk & watch, work WW and weigh-in, walk?, work 5-8:30
  • Thursday – work 8:45-12, meeting from 12-1, walk, pickup kids from Art Club, work WW
  • Friday – gym, walk & watch, C has ortho appointment, go to art show at the PCA – both girls have something in it
  • Saturday – workout at home, work 8:45-2

March Challenge

It’s no surprise I have food issues. Why? I’m sure it stems from childhood and I only became aware of behaviors when I joined Weight Watchers in 2005. Let’s list some possible reasons….

  • my father committed suicide when I was in Kindergarten (I also think he did drugs)
  • my mother remarried the man she cheated on my dad with
  • my stepdad was an alcoholic
  • my parents left me to fend for myself a lot as a child
  • we always had Schwan’s ice cream in the freezer
  • I was molested by my grandmother’s boyfriend when I’d sleep over on their couch, I’d yell out but no one would come
  • I then told my parents about it later on, but nothing was done
  • I was again molested by an uncle as I began to develop breasts
  • my parents spent a lot of time in the bars drinking
  • I bought a lot of junk food from the grocery store nearby
  • my mother worked a lot at the casino and I suspect she had a gambling problem
  • the mortgage company called our house a lot as a kid
  • I should have gotten SSI from my dad’s death but my parents just blew it all
  • when I applied to college and my other grandmother found out there was no money she was livid at my parents
  • I went away to college and during my 2nd year they sold the house I grew up in
  • my mom died when she was 41 and I had just graduated from college that previous Spring
  • my step grandma died a couple of months later
  • Tom and I eloped to Vegas to get married
  • my grandma died shortly after that

In spite of all of this…

  • I have a great husband
  • a home of our own
  • good jobs
  • two wonderful, smart, beautiful daughters

Yet I struggle with food and comfort. So sad.

My challenge for the month of March is this…..

  • No cereal
  • No nuts
  • No popcorn

Can I do it?

  • Watch me!

Late to post today…

Yesterday I did walk on the treadmill and ended up with over 10,000 steps for the day. :)

Today I did NOT go to the gym. I saw the workout posted last night and didn’t really want to do it. So, instead I ran for 15 minutes and then did another 20 walking. The running felt really good today and easy(ish). It was a nice change of pace from walking or lifting. It was something I definitely needed today. I have over 11,000 steps already today and I may walk & read yet, who knows.

Yesterday I got into the food a bit too much, but I tracked it all and that’s progress for me. :)


Happy Thursday! Having hubby home all week has made me lose track of what day it truly is. Yesterday I chose not to weigh-in, I’m happy with that decision. I’ll be weighing in next week since it will be March already.

I did get in my second walk yesterday. I’ve been watching a reality show called Workout on Netflix. I’m upset that it’s going away on 3/1/15 and I won’t get to watch all the episodes. I’ll watch one this afternoon when I walk (slowly) on the treadmill and I hope for 1-2 more tomorrow. Then I’ll have to find something else to watch on the treadmill.

I work 8:45-1 today, then plan to walk, then shop a bit before I get C from Art Club. L is going to a classmates house to work on a project, so we don’t get her until 7pm. I don’t work WW tonight, so it’ll be an early night to bed for me.

Tomorrow will be a gym morning and then walking at home. L has a dance tomorrow night and I could go watch Crossfit games, I’m just not sure about that yet.

Enjoy your Friday Eve!

Do I, Don’t I

Happy Hump Day!

Wednesday’s WOD: CrossFit Total
A) Back Squat: 15min to establish a 1RM; watch your depth on these and make sure it counts –¬†140# NEW PR!
B) Press: 15min to establish a 1RM; NO knee movement whatsoever in order for it to count Р75# old PR
C) Deadlift: 15min to establish a 1RM; keep your backs safe: chest up and pull with the hamstrings/glutes – 210# NEW PR!

Notes: Big-time PR opportunity today folks! If you look back over the last 12 weeks when we started this fairly large strength cycle, you’ll see how the first half was spent building volume on these lifts and how the last half of the cycle was mainly about pushing heavy loads. That’s a recipe for big strength gains, some of which you’ve experienced already! Go back into your training log and look to see your results from the last two times we did the CF Total on 11/24/15 and then again on 1/12/15. Track your progress. Get stronger. Celebrate.

I’m going to walk & watch soon. I don’t know if I’m going to weigh-in or not this week. I already have a good weight for the month of February and I don’t really need a scale to tell me I gained weight this past week. My jeans told me that on Monday morning! :P

Enjoy the day!