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Saturday & Sunday

On Saturday morning, I woke up feeling pretty blah. I didn't think it would be an awesome Oly day for me, but I obviously went anyways!! I started with yoga and I was the only one in the class, so it was like a lovely little private lesson. Then it was time for clean & jerks. 

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I ended up getting a 10 pound PR on my C&J! Last time, I got up to 148#, this time, 158#. I also got a PR on my clean after those clean and jerks. I cleaned 163#, last time I got 158#. So it did end up being a good Oly day for me!! I realllllly want to get my numbers way up, so the olympic lifting is becoming more of my focus. I am also interested to find out what my clean 1 rep max is, on a fresh body, not after 9 or 10 heavy clean and jerks... someday soon I will have to try it!

After that, I went to my favorite place and celebrated "Small Business Saturday" in the best way. Have I mentioned how happy I am that my juice bar is open again?!

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Sunday was a pretty low-key day. We started it off with brunch with my mom, but then I came home to finish a bunch of projects I knew I *had* to do, otherwise I would be even more stressed out this week! So that involved making things for my Etsy "business", writing thank you notes, laundry, and food prep. 

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Monday

And then it was Monday.  The Monday I dreaded since last Tuesday when Thanksgiving break began. It was the beginning of an insanely crazy-busy-stressful-not awesome-week for me at school, so Sunday night, I COULD NOT SLEEP!! Me on little sleep is a terrible, angry, sickly thing. I feel like crap in so many ways when I don't get enough, and my mind kept me up for most of the night. Getting up on Monday to see that the WOD was "Fran" scared me almost to the point of me saying I wasn't going to do it. 

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But I diddd. Last time we did Fran, I finished in 9:10, but used bands for the pull ups. This time, I did Fran Rx, and finished in 7:00. I could have gone faster with sleep and a peaceful mind, I am sure. NEXT TIME! But, I am still proud of what I did. 

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One stressful/time consuming part of this week is Parent-Teacher conferences. I love seeing and talking to the parents, it is just so so exhausting on top of everything else. For example, on Monday I was so busy that I had to eat lunch in 2 minutes at 4pm. Not good. 

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Tuesday

Tuesday was deadlift day, 5x3. I was not feeling super strong because AGAIN, on Monday night, I didn't sleep well!! Usually if I don't sleep good one night, the next night, I sleep like a rock. NOPE. I think I was just still too stressed and stressed about what would happen if I didn't sleep enough! I'm just a mess right now!

But, I calculated my numbers off of 280# {my goal for my next 1 rep max} and got all my lifts done. They actually felt pretty good! Then, we did a 10 minute squat test where we sat in the bottom of a squat for 10 minutes, and either passed or failed. It was very easy for me, and I might even say that I felt comfy like that! I don't know why I am like this!

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I went back after school to do the EWOD even though I was so exhausted. It was 10 x 300 meter rows with 30 seconds rest between intervals. I ended up splitting it a little more {kinda cheating!} and did 5 x 300 and 5 x 300. I just had to. 

I came home, showered, has some wine and lots of food, Mike went to his poker leaque, and I took a couple sleeping pills and the dogs and I went to bed at 7. It was amazing. 

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And finally, today!

THIS WOD HURT ME. My back is pretty tight today from the heavy deadlifts yesterday, so I knew the row, good mornings with the kettle bell and sandbag sit ups were all just going to kill. Rowing is so hard. It just makes me really want to puke and it makes me really mad. My first 1000 meters was a 5 second PR, though, and I finished in 3:59. My next two rows were 4:16 and 4:18, so you can see my decline there ;)  

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The good mornings and sit ups really just took a longgg time, partially I think because of my back, but it was a good, tough, sweaty WOD. The time cutoff was 25 minutes and I finished two full rounds and 25 kettle bell good mornings.

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Then I did some pull ups to make myself feel better ;)

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And thank god for pretty dresses.... they really do make me feel a little better!

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I am off to Oly in a couple hours, and I am very excited for this week to end! Hope you're having a more relaxing, enjoyable one! 

two weeks from right this minute

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