After we got settled into our room I wanted to surprise the girls by going and getting pedicures before dinner but all the nail salons we found were closed before we got there!!! :(
I got creative and let them pick their own polish at the store and when they’re done swimming we’re gonna go back to our room and I’m going to paint our toes.
It’s not as nice as a salon pedi but it’ll still be fun. :)
My gym had a fitness challenge last summer that consisted of 10 exercises and when you finished you got a shirt. A bunch of people signed up for it but only 3 finished. It wasn’t a win or lose thing, you just had to do your best. I guess a lot of people did one or two of the things they were good at but wouldn’t even try the other ones.
I want a shirt so I started on Friday. The challenges are
Bench press- as many reps as you can at 1/2 body weight for women and at body weight for men
Run a mile- as fast as you can on a treadmill
Bike 20 miles- as fast as you can on a spinning bike
Row 5,000- meters as fast as you can on the rowing machine
Pull ups- as many as you can do in a row
Farmers carry- (not sure if this is distance or time)
Tire flips- as fast as you can for a certain distance
Tire jumps- as many as you can in 1 minute
Tire pull- as fast as you can for a certain distance
Kettlebell swing- as many as you can in 1 minute
I got 20 reps at 1/2 my body weight on the bench. I paused too long at the top when I was adjusting my grip so the reps I got after 20 didn’t count.
Ran a mile in 9:25 and I wanted to DIE! I am not a runner. No way no how. Sprints, sure. None of this steady state stuff.
Did 7 pull ups in a row. Tried 8 and kept getting stuck before I could get my chin over the bar.
I figure if I do one or two while I’m working I should get the shirt in another week or so. :)
I just finished week 4 on my meal plan. I haven’t lost any weight or inches but I’m getting stronger and I _think_ I’m starting to notice a little more definition? In the right lighting? 😂
Most days I have no problem sticking to it but occasionally I’d rather just not eat than eat sweet potatoes and protein. I miss fruit and peanut butter, still. It’s ridiculous.
We’re on our way to Portland for a few days and I’ve decided to leave the meal prepping at home while we’re gone.
Not gonna go crazy but I do plan on enjoying our time away. Can you say Voodoo donuts?!
Anyway, that’s where I’m at so far. I’ll be excited to get back to the grind Wednesday and start living out of tupperware again.
So far I’ve tried C4 and The Curse.
Both made my arms and face tingle/itch but neither gave me an energy or focus boost.
Flavor wise I liked The Curse better but that could just be because I like green apple better than strawberry.
I don’t mind the tingles but its not something I would spend money for.
Sucks that caffeine doesn’t do anything for me.
I was complaining to Rory about how I only added 5lbs to my squat today and how it made me want to die and he pointed out that that 5 extra pounds added up to an extra 400lbs in that exercise due to the reps and sets.
I also added 5lbs to my leg curls and 15lbs to my goblet squats so in total I moved an extra 2000lbs during my workout today!!!!!
I love how he looks at things so differently than I do. :)
My appetite has been really low the last several days. I’ve been bloated, pissy, and my face is breaking out like crazy.
At least I’ve stuck to my meal plan so there’s that small comfort in knowing I’m not screwing any sort of progress I might be making on this thing.
From an EMT, I hope you had Liam be checked by a professional. Loss of consciousness is a serious response to a head injury. Just want to be 100% sure he's okay!
Thank you for your concern! He was cleared by his pediatrician and he is doing great. His dr said it sounded like he went to take a deep breath for a cry, ended up holding his breath or possibly tried to inhale again and he passed out, which is not too uncommon for little kids.
We’ve been keeping a close eye on him though. :)
Ror and I were on our way into town for Beth’s party and got a call an hour into the drive telling us that Liam had been knocked off a step onto the concrete floor and was unconscious for a few minutes. In Rory’s haste to turn the van around to head back home we got rear ended by a guy on a motorcycle.
It was terrifying.
At first I thought Rory had ran into him because he’d turned so fast out of the blue but I later learned that we were actually rear ended.
We’re home now, Liam is fine, the guy on the motorcycle is fine, Ror and I have calmed down a bit, and we’re going to enjoy a calm evening at home.
Shit was scary though.
Today is my youngest sisters 21’st birthday! A bunch of us, her friends, husband, Ror, and myself, are taking her out for the evening for a 21 run. :D Today is not a treat day so no drinks or appetizers for me but it should still be a fun evening.
You really seem like a fantastic mom, the kind I know a lot of us wished we had. I don't know how you do it all, but you really seem to do well at everything you're attempting. I hope to be as great a mom and wife one day in the future. I've been following your journey for years and I look forward to continuining. -With love from your friend, B
My dear friend B,
Thank you so so much for this incredibly encouraging and uplifting message! I’ve been feeling very grumpy and out of sorts the last couple days and like I’m failing at everything so I can’t even begin to explain how much your support and encouragement means to me!
You are a gem and I hope you’ll message me off anon so I can follow your blog and offer some support and love back to you!
I would like more kids, but I’m not sure when. I’d love 2 more, at least another boy, and a girl, or two more boys. I’d be cool with 2 more girls, I just think it would be fun for Liam to have a younger brother. :)
The girls keep getting out of bed, Liam is screaming at me and bit my leg hard enough to leave a bruise, I’m trying to nurse him and he keeps squirming and then crying because I’m not letting him crawl around on me, I’m cramping like crazy, and to top it all off I should be in bed by now because I have to get up in 7 hours but no, I’m cooking fucking sweet potato for my fucking meals tomorrow.