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Welcome to my blog where I share what I eat, how I train, and how I live a happy, healthy life!

 

a little bit of everything

Hi guys! I hope you're ready to hear about a little bit of everything tonight!

I am going through a major nail design phase. I really don't know why, all I know is that it makes me happy and that's usually why I do things.

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It I s looking like my first powerlifting meet will be in May, which gives me a good amount of time to go through some solid training phases. This week, I started working on my sumo deadlift (eek). I am trying out the sumo position to see if I will be able to pull more in a meet than conventional style. So far, I have only used about 75% of my last 1 rep max, but with lots of sets and reps really focusing on positioning. My glutes and hamstrings are growing and sore alllllll of the time now!

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I'm also working on my bench and following the powerlifting rules (there are a lot of them!), but I've been feeling really strong on this lift. This was my third set of 8 (close grip), with 120#... 

Lifting makes me happy, healthy, strong, and confident. That's why I do it.

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Second graders are funny. This made me laugh the other day when I was correcting homework packets. I'm glad she's understanding compound sentences!!! 

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This was Saturday morning's breakfast that I had posted on IG. A very typical breakfast that is delicious, filling, savory, and sweet all at once! 

Egg whites with peppers, Joseph's pita with PB2 and sugar free syrup

Egg whites with peppers, Joseph's pita with PB2 and sugar free syrup

I'll save the whole story for another post, but I spent 15 hours painting this past weekend. The hallway, the living room, all of the trim, baseboards, fireplace, windows... EVERYTHING got painted. It was a lot of work, and I was completely exhausted, but the finished product is pretty amazing!! The dogs mostly slept through all of it...

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but we all ended up with a bit of white in our hair...

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I am so glad we haven't gotten much/any real snow this winter. Mike dragged me out to dinner on Saturday night while it was coming down, and it made me realize how much I hate it!!

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Mike and I have laundry parties, where we don't allow ourselves to do anything else until all of the laundry in the house is clean and put away (most normal people might just call this "doing the laundry"!?!) Putting away my clothes is fun because they are bright and happy- but my Lilly closet is so full, I may need to expand ;) 

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And this is just a little something that I keep in my mind all of the time, and it makes life a whole lot nicer <3

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Told ya it was a little bit of everything! Have a great week :)

A Training Update!

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