Friday, March 26, 2010

'Round We Go

Friday, March 26, 2010

Our 10 acres is about 1/2 a mile around the perimeter. I decided to do a circuit around it today. Here's what it looked like:
Double 20kg farmer's carry x 50 yards,
Swing 20kg x 50
Run a little more than 1/3 of the perimeter
5 Burpees
Run a little less than 1/3 of the perimeter
5 perfect pushups
Run about a 1/3 of the perimeter
2 12k windmills/side

I did the first two rounds with the puppy then I walked it the third time with the fat sister, doing the stops.

On another note, I was getting my stuff ready to go back for a visit to TN and came across a rockin' awesome pair of jeans I bought a couple of years ago. I don't often buy clothes that I can't wear right that second, but I was only 5 pounds from perfect in them, and they were SERIOUSLY on sale and they were AWESOME. I figured the idea of being able to wear them would give me that last little push I needed to get down another 5 pounds. That was about the time I went to the RKC in October of '08 (I left for the RKC weighing 153#). I brought them out and decided to see if I could even get them on now. They come to mid thigh...and stop. So I believe I'll begin to use them to mark progress hopes of being able to wear them to the meet and greet for the RKC in October of this year.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

How to Measure Progress?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Well, I ordered my custom Cons: purple with black and white skulls on the inside. I made it a week on "the plan." Step 1 down.
Step 2, no added salt (on top of the "no processed carbohydrates, no sugar" of last week...for 2 weeks. Today makes day 6 of that. I just almost blew it today. I was frustrated, hungry, and didn't feel good. The hubby offered to just go get pizza. And I LOOOOOOVE pizza. Technically I have one splurge meal allowed during that two weeks. Technically this could have been it. Practically, next week I'll be at my parents' house in TN, and Sunday is planned for a big family meal. Practically, there is no way I'll NOT be able to partake in all it has to offer. SO, I kept my promise to myself and stayed on the plan. Week 1 of 2 almost under my belt.
The scale hasn't really budged a whole lot, but I feel some trimming. I didn't measure, but my clothes are fitting some better. That counts. A little anyway.

20kg C&P 3 3-rung ladders. Ladder 1 I had to do a push-press on the very last rep each side. Ladder 2, push-presses on the last 2 reps each side. Ladder 3, push-presses on the last rep each side rung 2 and the last 2 reps each side rung 3.

1-legged dead w/20kg 3/3 x 3

5 min of 16k snatches: 82

YESTERDAY: Was supposed to dive. Fell through. No workout.


Purple band-assisted pulup x 1 w/hold for 15 count
Perfect pushup x 5
...3 rounds
Partial Pistol 2/2 x 3
Knee-together squats w/3pulses 1/1 x 2
Knee-together squats x 3--x5
Piddled around for about 10 mins then did 5 min of 16k snatches and got 101

SUNDAY: NO Workout

SATURDAY: See Today's workout, but with more push presses and less snatches.

FRIDAY: no workout

THURSDAY'S WORKOUT: 20kg Swing/ Squat Thrust with jump Pyramid
starting with 20ST's and 5 swings and going down by 2/5 to 2ST's and 50swings--for time=32'30"

As you can see, I still have trouble fighting the urge to go heavy.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Glaringly Simple?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
My mom is an amazing woman, one of my best friends. I speak to her on the phone almost daily, to see how her day as been, to tell her I love her, to run things that I've been thinking about past her. I'm not even sure what we were talking about the other day, but as often happens when she and I are talking, something about myself occurred to me. I have a hard time giving up on things. To a fault even. I have this bulldog way of latching onto something and not wanting to turn loose. I think part of me believes that if I just stick things out a little while longer, the problem will be solved and all will be well or I'll magically figure something out and be able to do it, or I'll break through a performance barrier or whatever. For whatever reason, I perpetually think that the light at the end of the tunnel is just around that next turn. Maybe it's whatever inkling of optimism I have left coming out. This quality has gotten me a long way in life and brought me many wonderful things. It has also held me back a few times. I realized today that now is one of those times.

That rut of which I spoke in recent posts is that tunnel through which I have been desperately seeking the light. My rut has been my goals: a pullup, a pistol, pressing the 20 for multiples, snatching the 20 for multiples, working more with the 20 in general, stronger, lighter, and so on and on. I have been fixated on these things for so long, programmed myself around these goals for so long, that I feel like my progress has almost completely stalled from their stand point. I have made progress. I know that. I am snatching the 20 better and easier. I am getting more reps in a 20kg TGU. I am doing more and better pushups (though doing 5 at a go still seems pitiful). I am not at a standstill. I am in a rut.

Time to shake things up.

Purple band-assisted pullups to a flexed-arm hanging hold (15 count, 15 count, 12 count) x 1
Perfect pushups x 5
Rest ....3 rounds

Partial Pistol 2/2, 2/2, 2/2

knee together squat with 3pulses 1/1 x 2

knee together squats x 3....5 rounds

Was going to do 5 minutes of snatches but it started raining cats and dogs, so I did 3 rounds of black and purple band-assisted pullups for 5 then 4 then 4.

I was supposed to do 12kg vo2 max, increasing my reps to 8/round for amap then back down to 7, for a complete 80 rounds, but I jacked up the timer and who knows what happened. I think I maintained the 8 reps for 40 rounds. Workout was about 35 minutes total,but who knows!

MONDAY: no workout

SUNDAY: 20KG c&p, 3 3-rung ladders, had to do push-presses all but the first press.
1leg dead w/16k 3/3


Friday, March 12, 2010


Friday, March 12, 2010

I am working on re-working my workouts. I seem to be solidly stuck in a rut. One of those ruts is going heavy too frequently, I think. Today is a good example of why I do this so frequently; if I don't I feel like I haven't done enough work.

Purple band assisted pullup with hold at top x 1
perfect pushup x 5
rest ...3 rounds

Partial pistol 2/2 x 3
knee together squat into pulse x 3 at bottom R/L x 3
knee together squats x 3..3 rounds

5 minutes of 16 kg snatches...I either got 72 or 84. I lost count a little.

Anyway, I just didn't feel like I did much work with this. I mean, I did get fatigued in terms of I only did 3 rounds because my form began to fail or something of that nature, and I couldn't get good reps from there, but jeez.

Squat thrust w/a jump + 20kg swings, the pyramid for time starting at 20/5 and going down to 2/ 50. TL worked out with me (he did a different workout), and my time cut my over 9 minutes. I double checked my count, and I think the time was right. Amazing.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Sunday, March 7, 2010

I have several random things floating around in my head, so rather than make them coalesce or elaborate on one while hoping to cover the others later, I'm just going to jump around and cover them all now.

One of the reasons I've not been posting as much is that I seem to be insanely busy on top of being a little out of the habit. Another is that I seem to be perseverating on negativity with regard to my training and nutrition, and I don't want to sound like a broken record. Part of me really wants someone else to write out my workouts, but another part of me is afraid to relinquish that control. LOL Then I think, "Well, YOU aren't getting YOURSELF where you want to be, so someone else can't do too much worse." So at that point my being a tightwad kicks in. :)

I keep having these random thoughts about how to get myself back on track nutritionally. I've known for a long time that my self control is limited to my being a teetotaller. If I never have the first one, I do okay, but as soon as I have ONE, I want the whole container. Tonight, though, I realized that where I wouldn't even consider going to the snack machine and buying a bag of candy, sometimes--once I get started--I'll eat way more than that just because it's there, because I let someone else's "feelings" come before my own. These little insights bring me just a small piece closer to being able to understand myself well enough to keep myself in control.


It hit me tonight that my goal is 39.5# away. That's a lot. That sucks. 39. 5. Ugh. Better stick to the above-mentioned plan. CONSISTENCY. That's the biggest part of what I lack nutritionally. Now's the time to get it back--do the work, quit worrying about the outcome.

Hitting some PR's here and there. Snatching the 20kg for reps feels good--in that masochistic sort of way. Gotta get a new 20kg bell, though. The one I have isn't very good. 20kg TGU's today felt GREAT, sturdy in a new way.

Took the last week off from workouts. I worked 6 days in a row, was a collossal bitch regardless of work status, and just felt like it was time. Today was my first day back.

WORKOUT: 20kg TGU 1/1 x 4
Black and Purple band assisted pullups x 5
perfect pushups x 5
partial pistol 2/2
x for 5 sets

5 min of 16kg snatches=80, gotta get this up significantly.
Little Sister begs attention from Big.