Pardeemom

My life as a woman, wife and mother.

I wanted to hit snooze, but I went to CrossFit instead.

 Good Wednesday morning! Wow, I have truly been sleeping like a rock! My alarm startles me almost every morning lately. This morning I hit snooze and then realized I can’t hit snooze if I want to make it to CrossFit in time. So, I rolled out of bed and got ready to start my day.

Tues night/Wednesday morning
Warm up
3 Laps
High knees
Bear walk
Frankenstein walk – this was new, opposite foot to opposite hand, like Frankenstein, duh.
Ab slide – otherwise known as the inch worm, I couldn’t flex all the way down due to my hip muscle.

Skill- kip pull ups – I worked on these some more.

Workout
A- Clean N Jerk
On 90 sec clock AHAP
5-5-4-4-3-3-2 – I started with a 35# bar and ended at 65# which was tough.
B-
5 rounds
5 Deadlift @70-75% – I was at 65# on these, I still need to work on my form.
15 KB swings – 20# ball, I’m going to 25# next time.
10 wallballs – 10# wallball
20 Double unders – 60 regular jump ropes

 
I finished in 11:17 I think (I’ll have to check the Facebook post later, I can’t recall). In the end a lady there was helping me on my deadlift form. It’s such a process to get everything right.
 
Yesterday, L finally had a piano lesson. Her teacher is going through some health issues right now, but we should be good for next week and hopefully the week after that. L is progressing very nicely and I want her to keep going as long as possible. It may get trickier once school starts, but we’ll do what we can to keep her lessons going.
 
Working at the library yesterday was busy. There was a movie for the kids so I had to usher kids through all the construction to the other end where the movie was playing. I also did a lot of shelving of books and shelf reading (organizing the books). The workers were in yesterday to put the caps and sides on all the bookshelves so it look awesome! The painters were also there finishing up any touchups. There are still many things to get done, but progress is being made! I work tonight from 5-8:30pm. I also work Weight Watchers from 11-1 today. Thankfully we did our errands yesterday morning so today I don’t have to do any shopping.
 
Sadly, now that summer school is over the kids are a tad bored, plus I’m leaving for work for a few hours each day, so we don’t end up going anywhere. I’m going to make it up on Friday and hopefully we can get to the beach with some friends that day.
 
Enjoy your day!
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Oh, my, I think I pulled something…

 Good morning! Another great night of sleep, I think the cool weather at night is helping with that.

Mon night/tues morning
Warm up
3 minute Jump Rope
Then
3×10
Good mornings
Superman to hollow hold – this was the move that pulled a lower ab muscle
Mountain climbers

Skill- Kip pull ups, keeping active shoulder – I practiced swinging from the shoulders

 
Workout
A- Push Jerk
On the 60 sec, AHAP
5-5-4-4-3-3-2  – I started at 35# bar and then got to 65#
B-
21-18-15-12-9-6-3
Air Squats
Knees to elbows –  I tried 2 rounds of this but my lower ab made it painful, so Tom had me do abmats instead.
Pushups
Then
Run 1 mile AFAP (to library)
My finish time was 19:00 on the nose! Not too shabby for Workout B
 
Yesterday I worked at the library. I ended up moving books with Crystal for 4 hours! At least I was busy. Apparently they were shelved too high for young kids and for the top cap to go on. I’m glad that’s behind us. I have no idea how today will go. I’m hoping to shelve more books and become more familiar with where things are. Even though the other section of the library is closed there are people still working and helping out in the children’s library. Thank goodness! There would have been no way one person could have handled yesterday afternoon.
 
I have a to-do list a mile long this morning. I’m hoping to accomplish it all before I go to work at 12:45. 🙂
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First day of work!

 Good morning! It seems like it will be a warmer day today. I slept good last night and woke up to my alarm clock. Here’s the workout I did today.

Monday morning
Warm up
3 laps
Burpee broad jump
Crab walk back
… Then
Arm/ leg swings

Skill-Handstand  – Today I did these pretty well. It still hurts my wrist.

A- 8 rounds
8 wallball – 10# ball
8 Pull up – jump from the box
Run 200m with sandbag – I’m unsure of the weight, but some were heavier than the others.
(From garage door to 317 Edgewater and back) – total time was 19:17

Then Push up to failure. Groups of 3-4 for 10min – We did this in a circle, one person doing pushups while the rest held plank. It was tough and I had to come out of it a lot.

 
My home scale said 149.8# this morning, but I started the pills again last night, so that will change.
 
I’m taking my friend’s daughter to VBS three mornings this week. Surprisingly my girls woke up at 7am. I thought they’d sleep in a bit longer since they have nothing planned for today.
 
I work at the library today from 1-5. It’s technically my first day of work on my own. The children’s library is the only section open and I have a feeling it will be pretty busy with kids turning in their reading slips and wanting to check out the new area. Tomorrow afternoon when I work is the Free movie for the kids, so it’ll be quiet during that time period anyway. Wednesday night when I work is the teen closing party. Thursday I work during the morning, so it’ll work out for me to take my kids to the closing party in the afternoon.
 
No other news from me, enjoy your day!
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Is it October?

Wow! Talk about a change in the weather. Yesterday we had our annual picnic and it was cold! Like in the 60’s with no sun and a slight breeze. It had a feeling of Fall in the air. I love Fall, I’m just not ready for it yet.

Yesterday morning I did a 15 minute program on the elliptical and then a 20 minute interval program on the treadmill. I ended it up with a quick 10 minute run. I don’t even tough the weights in the basement anymore since I get enough of that at Crossfit. I took a peak at tomorrow’s workout and it seems the skill we’ll be working on is pullups. That’s great because I need a ton of practice on this. Yeah, I need to get stronger too, but I need to work on the technique of this move.

My theory of being off the pill for a week affecting my weight was correct. I was down to 149.8# this morning and yesterday 149.2#, I’ve been around 152# when I’m on the pill. We’ll see what happens this week since I go back on it today.

So, anyway, back to yesterday. I worked out and then made the salad for the picnic. The food was chicken & veggie kabobs, a ton of fruit & veggies, macaroni salad, cookies & angel food cake with berries. It was delicious. After we were done eating and cleaning up we headed to the hotel that my friend is staying at so the kids could all swim. I think they were there almost 2 hours, I’m not sure. All I know is they were exhausted afterwards. 🙂

after swimming

Today is my day of rest. I need to rest my body for the week ahead since it looks like I’ll be pretty busy. Busy is good. 🙂

Enjoy your day!

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Let the weekend begin!

 Good Friday morning. It was another great night of sleep. I awoke to my alarm clock again today. I’m only hoping I can sleep a bit later tomorrow morning, but I know my internal clock will wake me up. Today marked my 5th week of Fitness Foundry. I’ve come a long way and I have a looonnnggeeerr way to go, but I’m excited for it!

Thursday night Friday morning
Warm up
Run 800M
Then
Shoulder mob

Skill- Handstand /walk – I did 2 regular handstands with assistance and then I did them backward on the wall, just trying to hold my body weight up. It was tough after 5 days of this skill.

A- Front Squat
10-8-6-4-2-1-2+4+6+8+10+ – I started with a 35# bar and was up to 65# for the 1 and 2+ reps, I could not muscle the 75#

Tabata 20/10 6 rounds – This means 20 sec. of the move, 10 sec. rest, repeat 6 times.
Mtn climbers
Lateral jumps
High knees
BattleRopes – these are hard! Wow, it was the first time we’ve done this and it’s hard to move a HEAVY rope up and down.
Push press empty bar – this was hard after doing the ropes since my arms were tired out!
AbMat
Jump rope

 
Today was a good workout. I was sweaty and sore. Now I’m looking forward to my weekend. Tomorrow will be some cardio in the basement and Sunday will be a day of rest.
 
So what’s on tap for today? Well, I have a to-do list that is quite long. Small things, but I had to write them down so I don’t forget. My friend Sandy will be in town today and so I’m going to her hotel this afternoon to chat with her a bit. The rest of my friends are going out to dinner, but I declined. I haven’t been home for dinners like I’d like, so I want to spend the time with the family. Tomorrow we all get together at Stacci’s house for a picnic. It looks like the weather will be fairly cool which I can’t complain about. Other years it’s been so awfully hot so this will be a welcome change.
 
I finally have my work schedule for the library next week. I can’t believe we are opening on Monday, it’s going to be crazy! I’m thankful I don’t do the opening shift at 9am. I come in at 1pm and by then I hope they have the kinks worked out! LOL Tuesday will be very busy in the afternoon. The reading slips are due for the summer reading program and there is a free movie in the afternoon for the kiddos. That means from 1:30-3 it will be quieter while they are in the movie, but it will be busy after that! It will make my afternoon go pretty quickly.
 
So, looking ahead…
  • Monday – FF, drop off K (friend’s daughter) 8:30am, work 1-5
  • Tuesday – FF, drop off K 8:30am,  work 1-5, piano?
  • Wednesday – FF, drop off K 8:30am, Weight Watchers 11-1, work 5-8:30
  • Thursday – FF, work 8:45-1, party at the library, Weight Watchers 4:45-7
  • Friday – FF, wide open! Maybe the beach if the weather is nice.

Enjoy your Friday!

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It made an appearance….

Well, after 16 months I’ve finally gotten a period. Yep, I don’t like it much. 😛 On to more exciting things, Fitness Foundry! My body is sore today, but I muscled through it all.
 
Warm Up
3 laps
Burpee broad jumps
Crabwalk back
… then
arm/leg swingsSkill- Handstand – I moved a hand minutely. We were supposed to try to move around on our hands today. 😛

Workout
A- Snatch
5,5,5,5,5,3,3,3,2,2
on the min AHAP – I did the 35# bar and then for the last few I did 45#
B- 75 Clean N Jerks 95/65
3 Double push up Burpees on the min – This was pretty tough, I did the 35# bar. So we did as many CnJ we could then when the minute buzzed we did 3 double pushup Burpees, then back to the CnJ and repeat all this until we got up to 75 CnJ. It took me 14:30 to get it all done.

I work today at the library from 8:30-12:30 and then I’ll figure out if I work at all tomorrow. We are opening up on Monday! Eak!

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Oh, my aching back!

This morning I woke up with my lower back muscles screaming at me! Those deadlifts yesterday took it’s toll on this old body. This morning’s workout was no joke either.
 
Tuesday evening/ Wednesday morning
Warm Up
800M Jog
Shoulder Mob – PVC pipe to stretch out… Skill- Handstand hold on wall, shifting weight hand to hand – Yeah, I did 3 regular handstands, holding for as long as I could stand itWorkout
A- Push Press
10-8-6-4-2-1-(2+)(4+)(6+)(8+)(10+) – Started with 35# bar, ended up at 65#
B- 10 Min AMRAP
5 Front squat 95/65 – I used the 35# bar
15 DU’s – 45 single jump ropes
rest 2 min
8 Minute AMRAP
3 Front squat – I used the 35# bar again
25 AbMat

I completed 11 rounds of the first workout and then 4 of the last workout. I was almost done with 5, but I was short a couple of abmats, and I was pushing for it too!

Yesterday at the library was busy…more on that later….gotta run…

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Okay, I’m back from errands and household tasks! Those never seem to end. The library is slowly coming together. Everything is in such a state of chaos it’s hard to believe that everything will be up and running on Monday. Time will tell I guess. 😛

So, this week is my placebo pills. As expected my weight has been going down since Sunday. Stupid hormones. Yeah, so far no period either. Humm…the cramps are lingering around here and there though.

I’m hoping to go kayaking tonight after supper if hubby isn’t too tired from work. L and I plan to load them up on the trailer this afternoon so all he has to do is strap them down and we can go.

Friday night I’m getting together with some girlfriends for a bit of a chat session. I’m looking forward to that. I’m also looking forward to our picnic on Saturday. It looks like beautiful weather!

I have no other news to report. I’m just keeping on!

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I know why it’s called a tough Tuesday!

Good morning. I so wanted to sleep in and skip CrossFit this morning, but we all know I didn’t do that! 😛

Monday PM/ Tuesday morning

Warm up
3 laps
Burpee broad jumps
Crabwalk back
then
arm/leg swings

Skill- Handstand – today these were tough after yesterday’s workout. I did 2 regular ones and then I switched to the reverse handstand and tried holding my body longer in that position.

Workout
A- Deadlift
10-8-6-4-2-1-(2+)(4+)(6+)(8+)(10+) – This was done with a partner, we started with 55# and went up to a maximum of 125# for the lower reps.

B. 21-15-9
Clean 135/95 – I used 55# for this, Tom says next time I have to go up in weight
Toes-to-bar/Rings – I could only tuck my knees into my stomach on this one.
Hill Sprint

My finish time was 9:06 so I ran two more hills with others who needed to finish up. I was hoping to motivate them along to push themselves to finish.

So now my hands are sore and beaten from all the lifting today. I ‘should’ be getting my period today too since I’m on my placebo pills. I thought I felt a twinge of a uterine cramp this morning. Who knows what’ll happen.

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Yesterday I worked at the library from 1-5pm. It was decided that we needed to close the library starting today. It’s just not safe for people to be in there while so much construction is happening. When I work today we’ll be working on getting the children’s library ready to open up on Monday morning. We made a lot of progress yesterday, but there is a lot of things to move still. Thankfully there will be a lot of people working on it today since we won’t be dealing with patrons. I hope we get a lot accomplished. Yesterday I shelved books for a while and then was on the phone calling people who have items on hold to let them know we are closing up earlier than planned.  I hope to be a bit more ‘active’ today at work.

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The kids have 3 days left of summer school and I hope that they aren’t too bored for the month of August. We’ll have to see what activities we can get planned once I find out my work schedule. I’m hoping she’ll get that figured out at some point today or tomorrow.

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I have a ton of laundry to get done this morning and I have a bit of grocery shopping to do before I pick up the kids at 11am. I should also tackle C’s bedroom a bit and toss some things, but we’ll see how my morning goes!

Enjoy your day!

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Rockin’ it on a Monday!

 
Thankfully when I got up this morning my upper back is feeling better. My glutes are still sore, but not falling down the stairs sore. 🙂
 
Monday A.M
warm up
3 laps
Burpee broad jumps
Crabwalk back
… then
arm/Leg swingsSkill- Handstand hold – I didn’t psych myself out at all and did 3 very successful handstands!

Workout- A Plank min on min off 9 minutes – ended up holding plank for 5 total minutes
B- 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
Burpees
KB – 20# KB
Ring Row

Today’s workout wasn’t too killer, thankfully. It definitely kept me moving though. After I drop this kids off at school I’m going for a short walk around town before I head to Walgreens for some shopping.

 
Enjoy your day!
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Sleepy Sunday….zzzzzz

Good afternoon. By the looks of it outside it looks like evening. Some dark clouds have rolled in and it’s gotten pretty windy out.

My morning ‘almost’ started at 3am! I was awake, so I moved to the couch to toss and turn until about 4:30 or so. Now that I do crossfit and get up at 4am I can NOT sleep. Whatever. I got up and puttered around the house before I ate breakfast around 6:30 or so. The girls were up by 7:30-8am. Not too shabby for them.

This morning C wanted to make some muffins. I had her find a recipe in my book that we had all the ingredients for and then I did some supervision. The only thing I did for her was measure out the milk and oil since the milk was a full gallon and the canola oil was pretty full too. Otherwise she made 12 lovely banana cheerios muffins all on her own. She was very proud! They tasted great too!

After lunch I proceeded to fall asleep on the back porch for a bit. Man, I’m just tired today. Of course, it’s my official day of rest, so why not nap, right? 😛

The girls are at a friend’s house for the afternoon and hubby is out an about. I’m just relaxing here at home. I have bread in the bread machine, instead of doing it all from scratch. Too tired for that.

A new thing that is starting at Fitness Foundry is the WOD will start at night and continue until the next morning class. That means Monday morning we have a different workout than the evening class, but Tuesday morning we’ll be ‘competing’ with the previous nights’ class. Tomorrow’s workout looks pretty decent to me.

 

Monday A.M
warm up
3 laps
Burpee broad jumps
Crabwalk back
… then
arm/leg swings

Skill- Handstand hold

Workout-

A Plank- min on min off, 9 minutes
B- 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
Burpees
KB
Ring Row

I see we have burpee broad jumps. I don’t like these, they would be better if I could jump reeealllly far! I’d have less to do! LOL I also see the handstand hold is back. I hope to have a confident morning tomorrow and those will come off without a hitch. Planks shouldn’t be too awful and the rest of the workout looks doable.
 
Darko also posted Tuesday’s workout….
 
Monday PM/ Tuesday morning

Warm up
3 laps
Burpee broad jumps
Crabwalk back
then
arm/Leg swings

Skill- Handstand

Workout
A- Deadlift
10-8-6-4-2-1-(2+)(4+)(6+)(8+)(10+)

B. 21-15-9
Clean 135/95
Toes-to-bar/Rings
Hill Sprint

 
Yeah, this looks a bit tougher! I’ll let you know how it all ends up!
 
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My upcoming week is looking like this…
  • Monday – Fitness Foundry, 8am drop off kids, walk levee or around neighborhood or treadmill, work from 1-5 at library
  • Tuesday – FF, walk levee with friend, pick up kids at 11am, work from 1-5 at library
  • Wednesday – FF, 8am drop off, pick up L at 11am, work Weight Watchers from 11-1, pick up at 3, work at library 5-8:30
  • Thursday – FF, work at library 9-1, pick up at 3, Weight Watchers from 4:45-7
  • Friday – FF, DAY OFF! Beach day hopefully….., out with girlfriends at night
  • Saturday – workout at home, picnic with friends 11am-?
  • Sunday – DOR
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