My life as a woman, wife and mother.

Whole30 Round 4

Good Monday Morning!

I’m starting Whole30 again this morning. The two weeks of Easter and our Anniversary have me in a sugar/carb coma. Time to get back to veggies and protein. I’m feeling good about starting again. Hubby’s not doing it with me, but that’s okay. I’ll make it.

Our 18th wedding anniversary was Sunday. On Saturday night we went out to a restaurant. My lasagna was sooooo rich, it was hard to eat it. I didn’t eat it all. My stomach rejected it’s richness a bit later on. Boo.

I got hubby an agility ladder and a foot roller for a gift. He felt bad he didn’t get me anything. I said, don’t worry I’m going shopping later for clothes! LOL A few new workout items and some new shirts for work.

My family is starting to cough less that the last few weeks. I on the other hand have remained healthy. *knock on wood*

Enjoy your day!

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Whole30 Done!

I haven’t been blogging much, mostly because I don’t feel like it! LOL

I did finish up the Whole30 last week, I lost 2.8# and 12 1/2″, mostly on my lower half!

I’ve been enjoying some sugary Easter treats, but still trying to stay conscious of how much I’m eating. I know I do better when I’m on Whole30 since it’s very restrictive. However, I’m not missing out on Easter ham and a nice dessert. Although this year I bought frozen cheesecake slices, that way we don’t have an entire cheesecake laying around talking to me to eat it! LOL

Today I’m heading to the gym to watch people do the 16.5 Open workout. I’m not doing it, no way! I haven’t been to the gym since Tuesday! I have exercised each day, just not lifting. I feel like I need a break, so I took it!

That’s what I know. Enjoy your weekend and Happy Easter!

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Whole30 Day 14

I’ve made it 2 weeks! It’s been easier this time around. I still have a lot of food planning and prep work to do, but I have most of it done for next week already.

  • Monday – gym, work 8:45-1, walk at home, chili dogs and onion rings for supper
  • Tuesday – gym, work 8:45-1, walk at home, brats and fries for supper
  • Wednesday – gym?, work 8:45-5, spaghetti squash pizza pie for supper
  • Thursday – gym, work ???, if L gets her tooth out before Thursday I’ll work my normal 8:45-1, if not I’ll work 1-5 and take her to the dentist in the morning for a tooth pull, band concert at 7pm
  • Friday – gym, walk at home, work 1-6 for a coworker, dances for the girls
  • Saturday -workout at home, Madison to pick up another scoby and return bikini to Target

I’m not sure on Thursday & Friday supper, I think Friday I’ll eat whatever for leftovers. Thursday could be tacos or more leftovers.


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Whole30 Day 5

Yesterday ended well. I had an extra apple to stave off the hunger.

Tonight I have a whole chicken in the crockpot and I think I’ll make mashed potatoes to go along with it. I’m also picking up some asparagus today so we’ll have that too.

Only 25 more days to go! LOL

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Whole 30 Day 3 & 4

Yesterday was a good day. Supper was leftovers, I had meatballs on my salad.

Today is going well too. This morning was the first morning I felt hungry at work. I added more protein to my lunch and I hope that’ll help for the afternoon.

Tonight’s supper is BBQ Pork and Hasselback potatoes.

The gym went well, it was a tough workout, but I’m glad I didn’t give up. Sometimes my mind plays tricks on my when the going gets tough. 🙂

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Whole30 Day 2

Things are going well. I didn’t get lunch today until 2pm since I went to Walmart right after work. Let’s start with the gym.

Tuesday’s WOD:
A) Back squat, 5@65%, 4@72.5%, 3@80%, 2@87.5%, 1+@95% of training weight; 2:00 clock

95#, 105#, 115#, 125#, 135# for 2 reps

B) 15 min AMRAP:
5 strict pull-ups – green and black band
10 back squats, 135/95 (no rack) – 65#
15 lateral burpees over the bar

Notes: Post rounds + reps completed to the board

I got 4 rounds + 18 reps

Breakfast was veggies, eggs, avocado, beef sausage and fruit. I had a Kombucha during work. I then went on the search for plain Kombucha since mine are junking out! I’m so upset that both 2 gallon jars are slimy. I have to start over so it’ll be a month or more before I have any to drink.

Lunch was a salad with chicken, avocado, olives and ranch dressing and I’m having sunflower seeds for a treat.

I’ll be heading downstairs to walk and read before the girls get home from school.


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Whole30 Day 1

Good Monday morning!

I slept great last night and didn’t hear the ambulance in our neighborhood. There was an accident last night that killed 3 people and the 4th is in the hospital. I talked to my kids about it today in case they hear about it at school. They haven’t released names or ages yet except for the 18 year old female driver.

The workout this morning was pretty decent.

Monday’s WOD:
A) C&J Practice. EMOM x12: 2 squat clean & jerks, choose load that can be done quick and snappy – 75# for all

Notes: Do 2 full C&Js each minute, not TnG but you shouldn’t delay b/w reps, don’t go too heavy.

B) For time (12min cut off):
1000m Row – 4:09 NEW PR!
75 Double-Unders – actually strung together 5-8 in a row a bunch of times!
50 Sit-Ups
25 thrusters, 105/70 – 60#, didn’t finished before 12 minutes, had 6 left

Notes: Depending on numbers we’ll use a staggered start on the metcon: the second wave of folks will start 5 min after the first wave to make room on the ergs (the stronger rower should go first), everyone should be able have their own rope and barbell. Post times to board.

I had some grapes before the gym. For breakfast I had a veggie mix, leftover beef roast, 2 eggs, 1/2 small avocado and some fruit. I’m now drinking a cup of rooibos tea before work. I’ll take a homemade kombucha to drink during work.

Sadly, I had a bad batch of kombucha brewing. It was thick like syrup and I don’t drink snotty liquid! So, I had to use my other brew for starter and I only got to bottle 3 bottles. That means I’ll be going without some for about two weeks and I don’t like that at all. I did buy some lemon to put in my water bottle though.

That’s what I know so far. Lunch is a bit salad with homemade ranch dressing and probably some chicken or salmon on top. I’ll walk and read this afternoon to get my 10,000 steps in.

Supper is skillet piggies minus the rice.

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Whole30 starts tomorrow

So, no joke, my eating is not the greatest. I just need a reset so hubby and I are starting Whole30 tomorrow. Yesterday the girls and I went shopping for clothes and food, today I’ve been busy prepping food.

So far I’ve made…

  • spicy breakfast beef
  • sage turkey sausage
  • chicken breasts
  • salmon patties
  • ketchup
  • mayo
  • ranch dressing
  • baked potatoes

I still need to make salads and ghee and I’m making bread for the girls. Hubby hardboiled the eggs and finished up some shopping this morning.

Last night we watched the 3rd Star Wars movie and I liked that one too! Who knew I’d like Star Wars so much?

The week ahead is just going to the gym & working. It’s also my Saturday to work. Boo.

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Post Valentine’s Day

Happy Monday!

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. Hubby got me a card and a box of chocolates and the kids did the dishes after I prepared us a wonderful supper. We had garlic butter shrimp, asparagus and hasselback potatoes. For dessert we had chocolate pudding cake with cool whip. Yummy! Too many sweets yesterday, but it’s a new day today.

This week…

  • Monday – gym, work 8:45-1, walk and read
  • Tuesday – gym, work 8:45-1, walk and read
  • Wednesday – workout at home, work 8:45-5
  • Thursday – gym, work 8:45-1, conferences for C at 5:45
  • Friday – gym, work 8:45-1, early release for the girls, eyebrow waxes at 2pm
  • Saturday – workout at home, ?
  • Sunday – workout at home, ?
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Good Sunday Morning!

Friday night we rewatched Divergent and last night it was Insurgent. This morning I finished reading Allegiant since I wanted to read it before the movie comes out next month. It’s a great YA Trilogy to read and I’m a fan of the movies too.

Yesterday I met up with two girlfriends for lunch in Tomah and had such a nice time just catching up. Of course, we never get to talk about everything in those few hours! I’m excited that we are getting together at the beginning of next month too and our missing friend will join us this time.

Today I am baking bread and getting things organized for the week. I have a few things to get ready for when I have our taxes done on Thursday. I’m also going to a party this afternoon for Michele who retired from the library. It’s from 1:30-4, but I’ll just make an appearance early on and be home to get more done.

My week ahead is pretty standard….

  • Monday – gym, work 8:45-1
  • Tuesday – gym, work 8:45-1
  • Wednesday – workout at home, work 8:45-5
  • Thursday – gym, work 8:45-1, taxes at 2pm
  • Friday – gym, work 8:45-1
  • Saturday – ?
  • Sunday – Valentine’s Day

At some point hubby and I are going out for supper, maybe Friday night. I know I don’t want to go out on actual Valentine’s Day. Maybe we’ll do lunch on Saturday instead. That’s to be decided.

Not much else is happening. I’m eating okay, not keeping track with Weight Watchers and just monitoring the scale. I’m not getting any closer to the next 5# lost, but I’m not gaining either so that’s a bonus.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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