My life as a woman, wife and mother.

The train to nowhere…

Happy Monday! These holidays are screwing me up! Thankfully the kids return to school on Thursday so I can get back into my routine of life.
Warm up 3×10
side lunge with stretch
Jump pull ups
Squat Jumps
PVC thruster
Skill- Bubka
A- Front Squat
3×3  3×3  3×3 90sec clock
70    80    90%
B- For Time
100 DU’s
5 T2B
80  DU
10 T2B
60 DU
15 T2B
40 DU
20 T2B
20  DU
25 T2B
Today’s workout was pretty good. My front squat increased to 110# during MAX week so 90% was 100# and pretty tough to complete.
No one today could do DU so we did double the amount of single jump ropes. I still can’t do toes -2-bar, but I did knees to chest. It was hard because I kept losing my hand strength to grip the bar.
On the way home, we were stopped by the train lights. Yeah, about 35 minutes later they had them fixed and we were able to come home. It took a cop and finally a railroad guy to come and fix the bars.
I’m going to walk/jog soon and then the girls are headed to their friends house for the day. I work this afternoon and then it’s home to relax some more. I’m great at relaxing! LOL
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Slippin’ & slidin’

Good Sunday morning. Yesterday I took a DOR. My upper & mid back was super sore from the gym.

My workout this morning was 15 minutes on the elliptical and then I chose 5 workout cards from WW to do. Then I got back on the elliptical for 15 minutes and popped in a WW DVD for abs, 20 minutes of that.

We were going to Madison shopping today, but when I went out to get the Sunday paper I about bit it in the driveway. I did hear on the news that we were getting freezing rain, but I didn’t think it was here. Yep, it was! It’s not worth driving around on dangerous roads and the temperature is supposed to continue to drop all day long.

It’ll be a day of reading at home. 🙂

My upcoming week..

  • Monday – Fitness Foundry, walk/jog on the treadmill, work 1-5 at the library
  • Tuesday – workout at home, piano for L at 10:30am
  • Wednesday – workout at home, bake bread
  • Thursday – Fitness Foundry, work WW, work library 1-5, work WW, kids go back to school
  • Friday – Fitness Foundry, walk/jog on the treadmill
  • Saturday – Fitness Foundry?, program at library for kids, FF party at night?
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It’s Friday (original, I know)

Happy Friday! I survived yesterday, it was a busy day from 10am-7pm. I weighed in and it was awful, but I knew it would be. 😛
Warm up
3 laps
Burpee broad jump
High knees
Gator walk
Skill- L-sit Max holds practice 10 min
A-  Jerk on the min, AHAP
B- For time 2 rounds
40 Pull ups
40 Cal Row
40 WallBall
40 AbMat
This took me just over 20 minutes to get done. Now I have ass-rash from the abmats.
On tap for today…..CLEAN THE HOUSE!
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The day after bloat….

Christmas was yesterday and it was a nice day. I was up early and read on the couch for a bit until I fell asleep again! LOL The girls were up by 5:40am and we started to open up gifts. After that I did my workout for the day and got things ready to head to the inlaws house. We were there from 11am-4:30pm or so. We were the last ones to leave and it was nice to chat with Hubby’s aunt and uncle. Of course I ate way too much junk yesterday. I felt very full last night and regretted eating all that. I was not looking forward to working out this morning, but I knew I had to.

  • Thursday
  • Warm up
  • 30 cal row
  • then 30 burpees
  • 50 PVC snatches
  • Skill- Handstand, practice 5 minutes
  • then Tabata 10 rounds 20/10
  • Workout 22 Min AMRAP
  • 4 Deadlift @ 55%  – 95# for me
  • 12 Push Up
  • 8 Box jump
  • I finished 17 rounds + 4 deadlifts. I also thought I might blow chow during the burpees in the warmup. I was burping. Blech…

Today is a busy day for me. I’m leaving early to look for 50% off Christmas items.

Then I work from 10:45am-12:30 at Weight Watchers.

1-5pm at the library, and 5:15-7pm at Weight Watchers again.

That means I have to pack all my food for lunch, snack & dinner. A lot to remember, because heaven forbid I would starve to death! LOL

I will be weighing in at WW today. It’ll suck, but it is what it is. 🙂

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The Christmas Eve Workout!

Good morning! It’s cold outside, 5 below. Yikes! The workout was a surprise until Hubby and I got there this morning.

  • Warm up
  • 100 m row
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 air squats  repeat 3 times
  • Skill – Handstand
  • Workout
  • A – Tabata – 4 rounds 20 sec on/10 sec off
  • Hollow Holds
  • Supermans
  • B – Helen – 3 rounds
  • 100 m row
  • 21 KB
  • 12 Pull ups
  • C – Snatch – 10,000 lbs in 15 minutes
  • We all had our own weights and went one at a time until we reached 10,000 lbs lifted. It took almost the entire 15 minutes for it to happen!
  • My forearms are sore and I’m feeling good about that workout

Today we are going bowling to celebrate C’s and Hubby’s birthdays. I’m also hoping to stop at Kohl’s and look for new Asics. 🙂

That’s what I know. Enjoy your Christmas Eve!


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The 12 Movements of Christmas WOD

Monday Monday Monday! Its a Holiday Workout! Wear any xmas clothes you like for it a 12 Movements of Christmas workout!!! Warm up
4 Laps
Burpee Broad Jump
Bear walk
High Knee
Workout (all weights are 95/65)
1 Bear Complex
2 Jerks
3 Power Cleans
4 Front Squats
5 Gooollllllldddeeennnn THRUSTERS
6 Cal Row
7 Pull Ups
8 Push Press
9 WallBalls   20/14
10 Burpees
12 Box Jump  36/24
The workout goes in accordance with the song 12 days of christmas so you do #1, then #2 and #1, then #3 #2 #1, then #4 #3 #2 #1, then #5 #4#3#2#1…. and so on ….. HO HO HO!!!! MERRY SWEATSMAS!!!
Yeah, this workout was torture! It took over 36 minutes to finish. I did 15# bar on the bear complex and a 55# weight for the rest of the workout! It was hard! I was a sweaty mess, but I’m glad I was there.
Yesterday was a day of sloth for me. I did nothing, n o t h i n g. I did read, watch Harry Potter and nap. 🙂
Today I work 8:45-1 and then 5-8:30pm. I’m hoping to hop on the treadmill in the afternoon.
C turns 9 today! My, does time fly!
carly's birth
Enjoy your day!
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I survived!

I survived the sleepover and the morning workout! 🙂
Warm up
5 rounds
50 singles
10 jump pull ups
A- Push Jerk
Work up to AHAP, on 60 sec clock 7×3 – I worked up to 75#
B- Tabata 20/10  8 rounds each
Farmer hold M-handles with 45’s – I did 25#
W-25’s Yoke hold, just stand with Yoke M+90#  – I did the empty yoke
Hold bar OH, M-105#  W-75# – I did 65#
I’m off to work soon, enjoy your day!
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No school! Really?

First of all, the half day of school was canceled today due to ice. In my opinion, the roads were just fine, but I understand we have a lot of rural students and those roads aren’t great. It threw a wrench in my plans for today, but I’m adapting. On a last minute whim I called my friend to see if she wanted to bring her kids out here for the day. It worked out and now my kids will be occupied! 😛

On to the workout.

Warm up
30cal row
Air squat
Push up

Skill- muscle ups/ring pull ups

A- Deadlift 2 min clock
3×5.  3×5.  3×5
65.    75.     85%  – 115#, 130#, 150# – this last set was tough!
B- 4 min AMRAPs 1 min rest between
HSPU – I got 74
Front rack lunges 65/45 – can’t remember, 60ish
Dead hang Pull ups – I only counted 10 cuz these are tough for me and I didn’t get over the bar each time.
Score equals total reps

I’ll have some sore legs later on.

On tap for today….

  • Bake chocolate cupcakes – done
  • Make jigglers – done
  • Jog on treadmill in a bit
  • Call to make sure the pool is still open
  • Quick shop after lunch
  • Pickup other girl for party
  • Party on!

I may workout tomorrow morning too. It will just require some planning ahead. I work from 8:45-2pm, so I have to make my lunch ahead of time since when I’d get home from the gym only leaves me 45 minutes to get ready for work!

Enjoy the day!

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The workout that wasn’t!

Sometimes I take Thursday as a day of rest. Well, when I say this morning’s workout I thought that sleeping in was THE best idea ever! LOL The workout was filled with torturous front squats (my least favorite lift) and then, get this…..DEATH BY BURPEES! Yeah, I don’t even want to know what that is! LOL So, I may or may not walk on the treadmill after work this afternoon.

In other news, I weighed in at Weight Watchers yesterday. I was down to 152.8#, that’s down 2.4# in 2 weeks and .8# from being back in goal range. Awesome! I will be weighing in on Thursday next week, yep, the day after Christmas. It should help keep me in check since I really want to see 152# on the scale that afternoon.

Supposedly we are going to get some freezing rain and snow tonight and into tomorrow morning. I’m hoping it misses us and that school is not cancelled. It will make it more difficult to get the girls here for the birthday party. I’m going to pick up the Mini Murph’s tonight after the WW meeting so I won’t have to venture to that side of town tomorrow if the weather is bad.

On Tuesday C got an award at school for her hard work in math and the teacher said she was very close to testing out of multiplication. Well, that day she did it! She’s now the only kid in her class to be working on division. So proud of her and she was so proud of herself too! She’s come a long way in math.

That’s all I know. Until tomorrow..

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My forearms are shot!

Today’s workout was tough, AGAIN! This week has been great as far as workouts go! 🙂
Warm up
Row 30cal
Then 3×10…
Jump pull up
Air squat
Skill- handstand/walk – I’m so much better at walking on my hands!
A- Snatch, use a weight where you can maintain form
10 rounds
5 snatch deadlift
5 Snatch pull from hang
5 hang snatch
5 OH squat
I used 35# on this and it was hard! My forearms are just shot from the wide grip on the bar for 10 rounds! Crazy!
B- 50-40-30-20-10
Double unders
This is the same workout I did on Saturday that paralyzed my abs for 3 days! I’ll be feeling this tomorrow! I did finish in under 10 minutes though! Even with doubling the jumpropes.
On tap for today….
walk/jog & watch finale of Top Chef
Stop at Dollar Tree and Divine Savior to register L for babysitting class
Work Weight Watchers and weigh-in
Home until 5pm and then work at library
I’m hoping for a loss this week since I’ve been ‘extremely’ good this week. Typically I use all my 49 extra WPA, this week I have 30 left and it’s my last day of the week. Awesome!
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