Monday, December 1, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008
Work 10p-8a--154#

When I went to Mom and Dad's this weekend, I read the local paper and came across this ad. Can you see what sent me into a tyrade? ARRGGGGHHH!

We had a wonderful dinner yesterday for Thanksgiving. Almost everyone was able to be there, including my 20-year-old niece and nephew whom I haven't seen in probably 6 or 7 months. Everyone was healthy and happy, and we all took the time to sit and visit, catching up on everyone's respective worlds. Daddy felt well. The kids were well-behaved. It was just a fantastic day. Unfortunately, the fellow who was supposed to work every night this weekend bailed on it, and they couldn't find anyone to cover tonight. Because of that, I had to break my promise to my parents to spend the whole weekend with them and come home early.
I suppose my irritation with that and my lack of sleep over the last few days contributed to my dragging around today. I spent 14 hours wallowing in the bed to today, missing the hubby and dreading going to work. If it weren't for Mr. Calleo, I probably wouldn't even have gotten in a workout today. He threw down the gauntlet for me Friday before I left for Mom and Dad's, so I took the challenge today. Honestly, it wasn't my best effort, but I did it, and I did it all, so I have to at least be proud of that.
5 rounds of over 32 minutes...
10 double 16kg swings
8R/8L 12kg bottom's up cleans (these were supposed to be swings from the outside of the leg, but I either beat the hell out of my calf or tweaked my knee trying to keep it out of the way, so I changed it to cleans.)
8 double 16kg dead cleans
5 RR with a pushup after each rep
Finished it off with a 100 yd double 16kg farmer's walk.
It was great workout, actually quite the exercise in full-body tension.
ANSWER TO MY QUESTION... Look at the picture of her; then, note that she is advertising her "weight loss program."


  1. And here I was thinking it was a nurse practitioner trying to be a doctor. But yeah I can see that point. Maybe she used to be bigger though... Maybe she has someone else running her weight loss program. If you notice, they have a little snippet about yoga classes being $5.00 a person.

  2. why are you doing swings outside the legs?

  3. my fault dave. it's an excercise i picked up from mike mahler when i first started trainging with bells 3 years ago. its a bottom's up swing that he does...

    i checked ur page and i saw your pics scroll today. first pic was you in white sleeves with a lady in a black dress. i want you to find that picture and open it on your comp. then i want you to find two other pics and open them in other windows- the pic of you and hubby standing outside the limo with you in a dressy-dress and the one of you and him casual outdoors under some arch & you're wearing a white t-shirt.

    now you know how i feel about self-affirmations. that being said, there is a HUGE difference between those two pics and the pic of you with that lady in black dress. you look like a different woman and you look great.

    i know sometimes you need a kick in the ass- consider this you're one for the day. also, i hope i didn't get you in trouble with dave. but the double snatch-to-rack to double squat is my new fav complex and i'm glad you liked it too.

  4. Maybe she'll eat all of your food and force you to lose weight! Thanks for the help with the knee.

  5. Thanks, Anthony, for the explanation and for the compliments. I can remember looking at those older pictures and feeling so overwhelmed and hopeless at times. Thank you for reminding me to look back at them and remember that I really have made serious progress.

    Ashley, I'm LMAO. That was really damn funny. Glad to help with the knee. Call me anytime.