My life as a woman, wife and mother.

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Hump Day!

C was rip-raring ready for school today! That kid was crazy with a capital C! I’m so glad she’s feeling better. On the other hand, L got home from school and after supper went to bed, woke up around 7pm and had cereal and went back to bed. Thankfully she woke up feeling great this morning. Just exhausted from testing at school.

Me? Well, I’m doing well. Food is so-so, but not crazy. TOM is here and that’s always fun to deal with. 😛 I weigh-in today. No clue, but I’m sure I’ll be up some because of poor food choices.

On to more fun things! LOL

Wednesday’s WOD:
A) Clean Practice: 3-position clean (floor, below knee, mid-thigh) + 1 jerk, 6 sets, 2:30 clock 60#, 65#, 70#, 75#, 80#, 85#
– You’ll do one clean from the floor, followed by one hang clean from just below the knee, followed by a hang clean from the mid-thigh (see comments for a video), then 1 jerk
– focus on mechanics over load on these. Practice being in the right positions and each pause

B) Airdyne! 6 rounds on a 2:30 clock, @100% effort for calories, 20M/15F – 28 sec, 29, 33, 30, 30, 30
– These should take 20-30 seconds at 100% effort to get 20/15 cals leaving your 2+minutes of recovery. Go 100% for each round! Walk around while recovering.

The gym left me pretty wiped out! I will walk on the treadmill before I shower. I have some shopping to do before I work at WW and then it’s home before I work at 5pm. My plan is to be in bed by 9:30 tonight and sleep until 5:30am, we’ll see how that works out. LOL

Enjoy your day!

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Bronchitis and tooth pulling!

C’s Dr. appointment diagnosed her with bronchitis. She’s on antibiotics and today seems better than yesterday. She’ll be back in school tomorrow and will have a mountain of homework to make up. Hubby took L to the dentist and she needs a baby tooth pulled. I’m hoping she gets it out on her own before the appointment in a few weeks.

Tuesday’s WOD:
A1) Press, 4×5, small increases per set, rest 1 min – 60#, seemed heavy
A2) Bar Bell bent over row, 4×10, small increases per set, rest 1 min – 55#, heavy the last few reps

– make sure scaps are fully retracted at top of bent over row; use lats and mid-back, not upper traps. If we don’t have enough barbells, use DBs/KBs for the row in A2

B) EMOM x21
min 1 – 8-12 KB swings, 50/35- 35#
min 2 – row for calls 10M/7F – 7 cal
min 3 – 8-12 HR push-ups – first few rounds were standard, then I went to my knees

I work 1-5 today and I already got in 3 miles on the treadmill. I may walk again after supper and read.

Enjoy your day!

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New day, new week…

Happy Monday!

C is home sick again or still, depending on how you look at it. She has a fever again. Hubby is home from work because it’s raining so he gets to take her to the clinic. I work 8:45-1 and I’m on duty to take L to the dentist after school. I hope they figure out something with C and her cough. I’m wondering if it’s bronchitis.

Yesterday we got shopping done, laundry, gardening, food prepping and EATING a lot of food! LOL New day, moving on. I did earn 51 APs last week which is a lot for me. All those long walks on the levee helped out with steps. I’ll do what I can this week.

Monday’s WOD:
A) Front squat, 5-4-3-2-1, small build per set, 2 min clock – 75#, 80#, 85#, 90#, 95#

B1) 10 walking lunge steps, continuous walking don’t pause w/feet together, hold DBs/KBs at sides, rest 1 min – 2 – 20# KB
B2) RDL, 5 reps @3030, 3 sets, heavier than last week, rest 1 min 90#

C) For time: (7min cut-off) Alternate between the sets of DU & DL
double unders: 50-40-30-20-10 (2x single unders) – singles (although I did practice DUs and got a few!)
deadlifts, 5-4-3-2-1, 275/185, 225/155, 185/125 – 125#   4:16

– DO NOT prove yourself by grinding out 15 ugly deads; do it right or don’t do it
Like I said I work until 1pm. Home for lunch and then get L from school for the dentist. She also has piano tonight, but I’m hoping hubby will take her. 😛

Enjoy your day!

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