Kettle Bells


kbBack at it this morning after two weeks of not doing anything. The first week is always the hardest. 5:30 a.m is not fun, but at least I have The Misfits (with Glen) piping throughย  my ears.๐Ÿ˜€

Swings : 20 x 5 – 12 kg

Getups: 10 – 8kg

/falls over.


Have a great Monday!


Training & Hurricanes

While I no longer live in Florida (moved 2 years ago) I lived there off and on through out my life. I have very close friends and family there, I have some roots. I cannot imagine the scope of what they are feeling while this monster of a storm approaches. From my place in the Midwest there isn’t much I can do except listen to the local Florida news and keep in contact with them.

It’s heightened my anxiety quite a bit.


So I’m training and then making soup…because what else can I do?

Swings: 4 x 25 * 12kg

Goblet squats: 10 x 3 * 12kg

Get ups: 6 * 8kg

Presses: 10 x each arm * 8kg

Deadlift: 20 x 1 * 20 kg

15 minutes relaxation yoga.

My thoughts are with all those in Florida who are affected by this massive, dick nose of a storm!


Kettle bells and yoga


Did a kettle bell routine today and then 15 minutes of yoga practice. It felt really good! I’m starving now so here’s what I did.

Swings: 4 x 25 * 12kg

Goblet squats: 10 x 3 * 12kg

Get ups: 5 * 8kg

Presses: 10 x each arm * 8kg

Deadlift: 20 x 1 * 20 kg

15 minutes of sweet, sweet yoga!

Happy Saturday!

Lifting heavy stuff & other things

Too bad they don’t haveย  filter for tired…hahah!

Squat: 80 lbs 3 x 5

Bench: 60 lbs 3 x 5

Deadlift: 90 lbs 1 x 5

My last lift was Tuesday and we had to drop all the weights down by 5 – 10 lbs because I ate cheese and my joints were so inflamed all day it was all I could do to hold the bar and get through it. I ate the cheese because I didn’t want to be a pain in the ass because I wasn’t home and pizza was easy for everyone. NEXT TIME (because there will be one) I will say just hold the cheese on that pizza and pile it with veggie goodness instead.

It was a long week so the man and I stopped and had some coffee. I was thinking more along the lines of a coffee house that has glassware but he loves the Chai tea at this place so we went. I played with my phone and camera settings, then I played with his phone and the settings. He hates his picture taken but he let me take photos anyway…I didn’t tell him I’d post them on my blog. He knew the risks when I started snapping away!๐Ÿ˜‰


Tomorrow I will be back at they gym, grinding and crushing out my three movements and definitely not eating ANY dairy. Happy Friday!



Sorry I have not posted in a while. It’s been busy and surprise! I’ve been tired. ZzzZZZzz

I’ve probably mentioned this…but lifting is less about how my body will look and even strength and more about keeping my shit together. The other stuff is a happy side effect.๐Ÿ™‚

Last night back at it.


My squat felt so heavy. It was difficult last night. When I did my warm up and the bar felt heavy I knew it was going to be challenging. I told my husband…I might complain but I will get this done! And I did.๐Ÿ™‚

So here’s what I did…

Squat 75 lbs 3 x 5

Bench 55 lbs 3 x 5

Deadlift 85 lbs 1 x 5

I felt better afterwards and totally crashed when I went to bed.๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Friday!!


The best app ever!


In my teens I was a journal enthusiast. I wrote down ALL my teenage angst into notebooks of various assortments. I won’t lie, it got me through a lot of hard things and it gave my unrelenting emotions a place to go. Even into adulthood I continued to write in a journal pretty regularly. It’s when I became MORE of an adult or at least in my 30’s when I kinda stopped doing it.

I don’t know why. I mean, I’m sure there are a bazillion reasons why…mostly involving my crappy relationships, school and life stuff in general. Eventually I stopped writing altogether as there never seemed to be time and well…my brain works much faster than my fingers can write in a notebook. I’d end up with scrawl I couldn’t read.

However, there is something so important about journaling. The way I am able to record what has happened to me. My memory isn’t always the best and the human mind has a tendency to remember things different after a period of time. Writing it down daily serves as a memory bank for me. Shows me what I endured, celebrated and progressed with.

Seeing as how I no longer enjoy writing the old fashioned way (pesky fingers can’t keep up) I wanted to find an alternative. I thought…

There is an app for pretty much EVERYTHING these days so how about a diary?

And yes. THERE IS. *cue music now*

I haven’t purchased the full version yet, still trying it out, but so far I love it. The reason I love it so much is it’s very accessible. My phone is usually always with me so at any moment if I want to write something down, it’s right THERE! And my typing can keep up with my brain. It also allows you to add photos and rate your feeling for the day with a face. It’s cute and convenient. It also has the ability to back up what you have written and you can password protect it.

Anyway, thought I would share that! Hope your long weekend was great!

Lazy creatures.๐Ÿ˜›



Training – Tuesday

I am exhausted. Story of my life, a song that is constantly on repeat.

My husband did point out that on days I train, I’m excited and full of energy.

Of course, I have to grow those baby muscles!๐Ÿ˜€

Grow little muscles, grow! YOU CAN DO IT!

Anyway, keeping it simple for gains, then stuff will be added later!

Squat: 65 lbs 3 x 5

Bench: 50 lbs 3 x 5 (womp! better than 45 lbs last week!)

Deadlift: 75 lbs 1 x 5

On a happy note, deadlifts yesterday were not as bad today. Sunday I was pretty certain I was hit by a truck.

I’ve started doing a 10 minute mediation every morning and evening. I’ve only been doing it a few days but it has made slight differences in my day and making it easier to fall asleep something that is often very challenging for me.

AND…no anxiety or depression.๐Ÿ˜€ Three cheers for that!

Thanks for reading!