Hump Day!

Tuesday was another great day, lots of walking, eating well and a good night’s sleep! Back at the gym today and tomorrow is a DOR.

Wednesday WOD:

A) Clean Practice: 1 segmented clean (pause 3 sec at knee) + 1 clean + 1 jerk, 6 sets, 90 sec clock, small build per set

65#, 70#, 75#, 80#, 85#(2)

B) 5 sets @100% effort, each set on 5 min clock:
5 thrusters, add weight each set (start light) – 40#, 45#, 50#, 55#, 60#
10 burpees AFAP
20 sec AD, high effort
rest/walk between sets – each set took about 1:22

I’m going to walk and read in a bit, clean up and head out to shop before WW. L also called from the bus and she forgot her folder for school. Thankfully she doesn’t need it until after lunch so I can drop it off at 9:30am on my way to shopping.

I work tonight 5-8:30 and plan on sleeping in a bit tomorrow morning.

Enjoy your day!

Suns out, guns out!

No, not a real gun, biceps! This morning our coach Mary said our guns were looking good this morning. We did a bunch of pushups and pullups.

Tuesday WOD:

A1) 8-12 push-ups, (use rings/parallettes if possible) rest 1 min, 3 sets – I did several normal before I hit my knees.
A2) 5-8 Strict pull-ups, (wtd if possible) rest 1 min, 3 sets – I used a green and red band

B) 25 min AMRAP @90% effort pacing:
Row 400m
Farmer walk, 50/35# per hand (4 lengths of gym, from garage door to whiteboard is 1 length) – 35# each hand
3 wall walks – did some 30 second holds towards the end

I’m going to walk & read or watch TV in a bit. I work 1-5 and hope to walk again after supper. Hubby and I walked last night, L had a lot of homework and C wanted to practice badminton.

I stayed on track with food yesterday (thank goodness) and got in over 10,000 steps. Working all day was long, but I managed a 15 minute walk at lunch and that was wonderful!

Enjoy your day!

New Week

It was tough to get up this morning. I hit snooze and it felt like 10 seconds later my alarm went off. I know it was 9 minutes, but it did not seem like it.

Monday WOD:

A) Back squat, 5×3, same weight for all sets, 2 min clock – 115#

B1) 10 alt’g step-ups, wtd if possible, thigh parallel w/ground, no higher, rest 1 min… – 35# KB
B2) RDL, 4 reps @3030, 3 sets, heavier than last week, rest 1 min – 95#

C) Against a 7 min running clock:
sit-ups (abmat optional)
DL, 155/105, 135/95, 115/75 – I did 85#

AMRAP bar-facing burpees with whatever time is left of the 7min – 25 burpees

– BS probably in the 80-85% 1RM range
– keep progressing on RDL
– record number of bar-facing burpees on FB

Here’s hoping today is a good day, work-wise, food-wise and exercise-wise. Enjoy your day!

Sunny Sunday!

Good morning! I had some bizarre dreams last night! I have such an active imagination (in my dreams only) and I wish I could write it all down sometimes.

I got a good night’s rest besides the strange dreams and walked and read for 40 minutes already. I’m heading back down to finish my book and then shower up a bit.

I’m thinking this afternoon we’ll get some seeds and plant some peas in the garden. The weather is supposed to be beautiful. Otherwise I don’t have many plans for today. The girls got things cleaned up around here and I think I’ll wait until next weekend to worry about finding more garage sale items.

My upcoming week…

  • Monday – gym, work 8:45-5, supper is Sausage Tortellini Skillet, walk after supper
  • Tuesday – gym, walk, work 1-5, supper ?, walk after supper
  • Wednesday – gym, walk, work WW and weigh-in, work 5-8:30
  • Thursday – DOR?, work 8:45-1, lunch out, C has art club from 2-6 with a special guest artist, L has art until 4:30 and then a band concert at 7pm, lots of driving around to pick up kids that evening, supper ?
  • Friday – gym, work 8:45-1, walk, supper ?

I guess I need to get some meal ideas going for this week. 🙂

Enjoy your day!

Dinkin’ around.

Happy Saturday!

This morning the girls and I (mostly I) went through their craft room and had them pick up their things from the living room. I also got a kitchen cabinet back that used to have their playdoh, easy bake oven and moon sand in it. I’m looking forward to expanding back into that cabinet. Some of the things they cleared out will go in the garage sale and some were recycled or tossed out.

I got in some treadmill walking and reading today and we played a bit of badminton outside. The girls set the net up Friday when their friends were over and they did a great job! My plants outside are starting to grow. The rhubarb is coming up, sedum, tulips, daffodils and hostas. I need to start mapping out the garden soon and get some peas into the ground.

So, dinkin’ around. Well, my eating is crap 80% of the time. I can’t out walk a bad diet, right? I was looking back at my blog 2 years ago and I was 148.4#! That was 17.2#s ago! I’ve gained that much weight in 2 years. I do know some of it is muscle for sure, but some of that is belly flab. I’m quite sick of it, yet I continue to self-sabotage. Blerg…

Sunday is a new day and I will track my food and stay on track. I have to, I want to, I need to. I’d love to get out of the 160’s and see the 150’s again. I don’t intend to get to 148.4# ever again. I don’t see that as feasible. However, 158# is feasible and that’s what I’m shooting for!

Mixed blessing.

Last night my friend Cheryl has to cancel dinner since her sister is ill. She has cancer and has been having some issues. That also meant that it was only Chris and I working last night, but all went well at WW. No new people so that helped a bit. I would have loved to go to dinner, but it probably saved me a ton of calories by eating when I got home. Mixed blessing.

Friday’s WOD:
A) Deadlift: 4×5, 2min clock, build per set if possible. Make sure to strive for perfect form. 135#, 145#, 155#(2)

B) Partner WOD:
Station 1 – Wall Balls (20#/14#) & Wall Sits – 14#
Station 2 – Ground 2 Overhead (135#/95#) & Bar Hold at waist – 65#
Station 3 – Pull-ups & Overhead Plate Hold (45#/25#) – 25#
Station 4 – KB Swings (50#/35#) & KB Hold OH, one arm – 30# swing, 25# hold
Station 5 – Sit-ups & Plank
4:00 per station. In teams of two, while one partner works the first skill, the other holds the second skill. Switch when one is tired or the other partner breaks the hold. Record partners & reps to comments

Great sweaty workout with Amy as my partner! I’m going to walk and read soon, shower up and head out. I want to hit some garage sales in the area, Goodwill, Dollar Tree & Pierce’s before I pick up the girls and their friends from school at noon. They are going to hang out until Stacci gets off work and she’ll pick up her girls.

No major plans for the weekend. I’d really like/need new shoes. Asics of course. That may require a trip to the Dells or Madison. If we go to Madison we’ll have to hit up Goodwill down there too. We’ll see what the weekend brings.

Enjoy your day!

Solid Sleep!

Good morning! I posted some photos today on FB for TBT. April photos of years gone by of the girls and some family members. Too cute!

April 2005

That’s C, then L, then their cousin Lily ten years ago!

Yesterday I weighed in, up .6#. Not too shabby for TOM and extra eating! LOL I guess all that ‘extra’ exercise helped. I knew skipping my period last month would be bad, and the cramps are awful. More drugs are in order, and I don’t like to take pills.

I have a meeting at work from 9-12 and then work 12-1. Not too hard of a day on my agenda. I haven’t don’t any activity this morning and my steps prove it! I actually was asleep by 10pm and did not move until 3:45 when I had to answer the call of nature. My fitbit proves that I did not move a muscle. It was wonderful.

After work I suppose I better walk a bit on the treadmill so I can get my minimum of 6,000 steps. That’s what I shoot for on DOR days. I won’t get there sitting on my butt for 3 hours in the meeting or working at WW tonight. I’m sure I’ll make up for it tomorrow at the gym and walking on the levee.

That’s what I know, enjoy your day!