Sunday, March 15, 2015
I'm excited to start on this new journey and try something I've wanted to do since I was a teenager. I was a little nervous and anxious the night that I hired her. Kept wondering what in the world I'd done. I feel better about it now. Still not 100% sure that I will do a show but I'm going to prepare like I am competing.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
This week was pretty slow. Hopefully everyone remembered to set their clocks forward last night.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Not much happened since last week. No real pictures to post other than these 2. I set up a consultation with a bodybuilding coach for later this week. This blog could turn into my training blog. I could do that for power lifting anyway. I'm not sure my max for the lifts, but last week I did the following:
Squats- final set of 4 @ 155#
Bench- final set of 4 @ 145# (had a little help on last 2)
Dead lift- final set of 4 @ 195#
Not too bad considering I had hand surgery last month. I taught yoga yesterday and was able to do high planks and hold crow pose. January 5th I had carpal tunnel surgery. Hand is recovering nicely. Squats are clearly my very weak point. Kind of ridiculous when I can bench just about what I squat.
I may start posting pictures. I get really tired of "fit selfie porn" on facebook. So anything I post I'll wear a tank top and shorts. I'm also getting back into Olympic lifting (clean and jerk, cleans and snatches). I'm working with a trainer right now who's helping me a lot. I've had to be more careful with my diet. After my first 3 kids I did triathlons and lots of running. I could pretty much eat whatever I wanted since I was working out constantly. It's different now. I stopped running due to the bursitis. Weight lifting doesn't exactly melt away the fat. I know that it enables me to burn more calories at rest but I wasn't losing baby weight. Very depressing. I am tired of people telling me weight is harder to lose now that I'm older. Thanks a lot! Nadia's birthday is arriving quickly and I'm determined to lose the weight by her first year. Doesn't have to be all of it but at least within 10 pounds. I've started eating 5-6 meals a day: breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, midafternoon snack, dinner then a casein protein shake before bed. So I'm eating about every 2-3 hours. Lots of protein! In the last month and a half I've lost 11 pounds. My plan's working so far. I want to lose body fat but build muscle so I'm okay with being not quite all the way back to pre baby weight. I prepare my lunches ahead of time, once a week. My favorite is 1/2 of a sweet potato (depending on size) with veggies (like a twice baked potato- I hollow out the insides and fill it with different veggies and black beans) and a chicken breast.
On another note- 4 kids is wearing me out. I won't get too personal on here (I save that for my own journal). I get 1 or 2 squared away and there's 2 more to deal with. It's exhausting and incredibly irritating.
I will update weekly, maybe more.
Me working on hang cleans, power cleans and dead lifts. It was 95#. Trying to perfect the hip bump and figure out my hand placement. My elbows do weird things but I'll figure it out. It's fun! That's my trainer, Corey, in the background. He keeps telling me to be "violent" with the lifts. I tell him "I'm a good Mormon girl, I'm not violent". Trying to work on explosive movement.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
|Don't be jealous of my powerlifting uniform. It's super hot!|
|My tiny baby. First time in the bucket swing.|
|Me and my sisters after the service.|
Juliet's new favorite thing to do. Climb into Nadia's toy. Thing is- she can't get out of it. So she screams "all done" until someone saves her.
Chloe's crocheted Hello Kitty hat made by moi.
After dad's passing it was nice to have some good news. My brother and his wife had their first baby, Aaron James. He was born Jan. 10. We went to visit last weekend. Chloe loved holding him. Several of the cousins were born really close together. Nathan, Feb- 2014, Nadia- May 2014, AJ- Jan 2015. My sister is having a baby girl in May of this year. They'll have a fun time together when they're older.
|Sassafras Juliet at my bro's house in NC.|
While we were visiting my bro he took us to his work. He has the awesome job of being a medic. We got to see the ambulances and go inside the station. Here's a selfie of Nadia and I. When he pushed the button to lower the ambulance so we could get in, Juliet freaked out. She wouldn't go in. When we looked at the front she sat in the backseat with me. We got to push the sirens. That was fun. He works for Mecklenburg EMS. Way to go little bro!
|Chloe taking a selfie with Scar.|
Got this cute fish suit at the exchange. She was so excited and couldn't wait for summer.
Things have been rough the last few months. I'm sure they'll get better. Trevor has a really difficult work schedule. He's on rotating shift work. It's really annoying. At the end of the year he will be finished as shift engineer at prototype and be able to go to school to get a Master's. He'll have a year to finish school then he will go to SOAC (submarine officer's advance course) in CT for 6 months. After that it's back to sea duty.
Having 4 kids has completely rocked my world. I didn't think it would be as hard as it's been.
I've gotten back into weight lifting, more specifically powerlifting, which is great fun. One day maybe I'll decide to really follow my dream and compete as a bodybuilder. I hope all my friends are doing well wherever you are.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Holy cow, it's been almost 2 years since my last post. I was doing really well, posting every week. But that was a while ago. I recently got the girls photos done, like last week. Here are my beauties.
Our newest addition: Nadia Catherine. She's such a sweetie.
Love this picture of Juliet. It was so hot and humid. This was towards the end of the session and we were all glistening.
Chloe has perfected the cartwheel.
Hope all my friends everywhere are doing well. I miss checking blogs and blogging myself!