Pardeemom

My life as a woman, wife and mother.

Happy (day after) Thanksgiving!

Good evening. Yesterday was Thanksgiving and in the past I’ve done very poorly with my eating. This year I had a plan and I actually followed through with it! LOL

I exercised at home in the morning. We had lunch at my SIL’s and the food was great! I did NOT stuff myself and went for a 35 minute walk with my uncle-in-law BEFORE I had dessert. When we got back from our walk I waited another 45 minutes before I had 1/2 a slice of her pumpkin pie with cool whip (I did sneak one bite of L’s pecan pie, it was wayyy too sweet and I LOVE sweet!). We came home and I had a salad for supper to try to make up for some of the excess calories from lunch.

Today I exercised in the morning. We then went to the Dells to watch Frozen. Great movie! I was smiling, laughing and teary-eyed throughout the movie. Wonderful! Then it was off to lunch at Subway. I opted for the chopped chicken breast salad. I brought along my own dressing and bag of cheesy Weight Watchers chips. Supper was sensible, pork chops and sweet potato fries. Then I went into my bedroom to read, but decided I wasn’t active enough today so I grabbed my new book and headed down to walk and read for 35 minutes.

I feel very good about the past 2 days and here’s hoping I can keep it up through the rest of the weekend! LOL

Still to come is the girls are going swimming and we are getting out our Christmas tree and décor. That along with the girls getting their schoolwork done.

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The day before….

Happy Hump Day! My eating was bad yesterday, whatever. 😛 Today is better and I’m going to do my best tomorrow at lunch.
On to better things…
Wednesday
Warm up
Suicides X10
Then… Hamstring flex
Skill- Rings, L-sit, bubka, pykes
Workout I’m calling this the Overstuffed Fran
21 Thrusters 95/75  – I did 35#
21 HSPU
21 Cal Row
15 Thrusters 115/85 – I did 45#
15 HSPU
15 Cal row
9 Thrusters 135/95 – I did 55#
9 HSPU
9 Cal Row
I was done pretty quick, but I did a modified version while others did the Rx weight. It was a good one though!
Today I work at WW, I’m not weighing in even though I said I would. I don’t want to know. Then I have to take C to the dentist to get her tooth pulled, rush back home and rush back into town to work at the library tonight. We’ll either be busy with people getting books & movies (since we’ll be closed Thursday & Friday), or dead because people will be traveling & cooking. I can survive 3 1/2 hours of either one! 🙂
My plan for tomorrow is to do the elliptical at home in the morning and then make my salad for SIL’s house. We are leaving here around 11 or so and eating at 12-12:30. I then home to either go for a quick walk while we are there or walk & read at home later on.
Enjoy your day!
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It’s Tuesday (original, I know)

Tuesday
Warm up
Suicides X10
Then Hip mobility.
Skill- Handstand/walks
Workout
Partner workout 12 min Amrap
15 Cal Row
2 Rope Climbs
Then rest 2 minutes
Then 12 min Amrap
8 Dead hang Pull ups
15 wallballs
1 round equals when you and your partner both complete a round.
I have no idea how many rounds we got done of each. It was a tough workout though.
I have a walk & read scheduled for the treadmill in a bit and then I work from 1-5. C has lego club after school and hubby is working on his side job today and tomorrow.
I broke down and got out the scale this morning and then put it back in the closet. 154# on the nose. It’s funny, but that’s the number I thought in my head. Thankfully all my clothes still fit the same, so I wonder if I am building a bit of muscle. Not 4# worth, but something. Whatever. I’ll weigh in tomorrow at WW just for accountability.
Enjoy your day!
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It’s snowing!

  • Monday
  • Warm up
  • Suicides 10x
  • Then Shoulder mob
  • Skill- balance 10 minutes
  • Workout
  • Tabata 20/10, 42 rounds
  • Plank
  • Hollow hold
  • Mtn climbers
  • Rotate from one to the next every round

This workout was abs for sure! I’ll feel it later on.

When hubby and I headed out to the gym this morning we were greeted with sleety snow. Yuck. I’m not ready.

I work today, then the girls have eye dr. appointments after school. That’s my life today. 🙂

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Taking the weekend off

Good morning. I was up at 4am this morning, thankfully yesterday I slept until 6. I worked until 2pm yesterday and then we braved Walmart so L could buy some beads with her birthday money. What a zoo! I remember (again) why I shop during the week around 10am. Much less people to deal with. All the weirdos were out too.

I’ve done *nor will I do* no exercise this weekend. I’m resting my tired muscles and I’m going to hit it hard Monday-Wednesday at Fitness Foundry. Since they are closed after that I’m going to get in some workouts at home Thursday-Sunday.

My upcoming week is a bit busier.

  • Monday – Fitness Foundry, work at library 8:45-1pm, eye Dr. appointments for the girls after school
  • Tuesday – Fitness Foundry, walk and read, work at library 1-5, C has lego club after school
  • Wednesday – Fitness Foundry, work Weight Watchers, make salad for Thanksgiving, take C to dentist to pull tooth, work library
  • Thursday – workout at home, Thanksgiving at SIL’s house
  • Friday – workout at home, movie with the kids?
  • Saturday – ?
  • Sunday – ?

I haven’t thought far enough ahead to the weekend, but I don’t have any major plans that I know of.

That’s what I know, which isn’t much. Keep on keepin’ on!

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Balls, that was hard!

Happy Friday! When I pulled out of the driveway this morning to head to the gym I saw snow! Yikes! Apparently I blocked out ever hearing we were going to get some. At least it’s only on the grass and not accumulating on the roads.
Today’s workout was killer!
Friday
Warm up
3×10
OH squat
Push up
Jump Pull Up
AbMat
then Sampson stretch
Skill- Shoulder Rolls
Workout
A- Deadlift
3×5   3×3   3×1
75     85     95
B- EMOM
3 Over bar Burpee
7 SDHP  85/65
9 Power Clean 85/65
18 minute max
Part B of the workout was a joke! I started with a 45# bar since I can not sumo deadlift highpull very much weight. Anyway, We were supposed to do 3 burpees (jumping over the bar each time), then 7 sumo highpulls, then 9 power cleans IN ONE MINUTE! I was still doing them at 1:10! So, then Tom said to go down to 2-6-8, still not done in time. I ended up doing 1-4-6 for the rest of the rounds. Yeah, 18 minutes of this. My arms and upper shoulders were trashed!
No gym tomorrow, just an at home workout and a DOR on Sunday. Next week the gym is only open Monday-Wednesday so I’ll be doing a lot of at home workouts next week. The following week we are having a MAX week. That means we are going to find out if the maximum amount of weight we can lift on each move has improved. I know I can clean more weight, but I’m unsure about the push press. I guess I’ll find out in 2 weeks how it’ll go.
This morning I’m headed to the middle school to count money for the Band & Choir fundraiser. Then I need to stop at the library to get some books for L to choose from. After school my friend’s daughter is coming over for a bit and after that is relaxation for me! Saturday I work at the library until 2pm and then who knows what will happen. Maybe I’ll take the girls swimming on Sunday afternoon.
That’s what I know. TGIF!
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Jerkin’ it out!

Happy Thursday! I was so happy to be down 4# yesterday. I still have a ways to go to get back to goal, but I’m going to chip away at it and get there.
This morning the gym was not to busy. I knew a few people take Thursday off, but I was happy my friend Mary showed up otherwise I would have been the only one working out!
Thursday
Row 35 cal
then Arm/ Leg swings
Skill- Agility ladder/hurdles
Workout
A- Jerk
3×5  3×3  3×1
75% 85% 95%  – I did 60#, 70#, 80#
B- 21-15-9
Push Jerk  115/85  – I did 65# since 85# is my max!
Ring Dips
I finished in under 10 minutes with spaghetti arms! I’ll feel that later on today.
I work at the library this morning and then I’m going to walk & read after lunch. I have to make supper before I head out to work at Weight Watchers tonight. I haven’t work in a few weeks now and it will be nice to see everyone tonight.
Enjoy your Friday Eve!
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Woohoo!

I weighed in at 154, down 4# from last week. Let’s see what next week brings!

*feeling strong & happy*

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99%

I’m so happy to say I feel 99% better today. My ab muscle gave me ZERO problems today and my knee had the full range of motion! Woohoo! I felt like I had a great workout and that makes me happy.
 
Wednesday
Warm up
3×10
OH squat
Push up
Jump Pull Up
AbMat
then Sampson stretch
Skill-Ring Pull ups, False grip
Workout
A- Clean 3×5  3×3  3×1
75    85    95  – I did 60#, 70#, 75#
B- 5 Rounds
7 Front Squats 95/65 – I did 45# bar
14 Box Jump  24/18  – 12″ box
21 Air Squat
I don’t remember my time, around 10 minutes or so.
 
Today marks two weeks of no scale at home. I like it! I weigh in again today at Weight Watchers just to see if there is a change. I’m hoping so. 😛
 
I have errands to run today and I work tonight at the library. I also have to call the dentist today since C has a tooth coming in above her baby tooth! I’m thinking they need to pull it soon.
 
That’s it for me. Enjoy the hump day!
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Getting there…

Yesterday I was home with a semi-sick kid so I rested. I iced my leg and elevated it most of the day. Thankfully this morning it feels loads better! Not 100% but closer. That being said I took it a bit easier at the gym today too.
Tuesday
Warm up
Row 35 cal  – I rowed today without legs, it was a lot tougher that way!
then Arm/ Leg swings…
Skill-  Bergener Snatch, weighted – I only used the 15# bar
Workout
A- Front Squat
3×5  3×3  3×1
75% 85% 95%  – I did kettlebell good mornings with 35# weights
B- For time
Row 300m
20 Push Press 135/95 – No way in the world I could do 95# so I did 45# and that was tough for me.
300m
15 Push Press
300m
10 Push Press
300m
5 Push Press
I finished in 12:42. Not too shabby.
I’m going to rest today too, meaning no walking and reading for me. I’ve already iced my knee and need to pop some ibuprofen yet. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be to 95%!
Last night L had her 6th grade band and choir concert. I didn’t get any great photos, but here are two of the band.
band with Good
6th grade band
Let’s just say they were awesome! They’ve only been playing their instruments since August and are already doing so well. The choir was great too! Such lovely voices for 6th graders!
After the concert L’s band instructor came over to say he had a flute that just came up for sale. We had L try it out and it sounded great. We were talking about it on the way out to the van and I could tell it played better and she said it was much smoother and easier to play than her rental. I sent along a check today for her to purchase it. It was $250 which is less than we’d pay for 1 year of a rental and I know she’ll continue to play for many years.
I still haven’t been on my scale at home. I’ll get on tomorrow at Weight Watchers. I have no clue what it will say. I just hope it’s down from that super high number from last week. 😛
Enjoy the sunshine! I know I will from the couch! LOL
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