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Side note, bench and squat went really well today!!!
After having been under cals the last 3 days and then only having a slice of pb toast today before dinner I wasn’t expecting much but I hit all the numbers I was supposed to and I miiiiight have done a victory dance lol.

Bench
Warm up- 45x5, 55x5, 65x3
Workout- 75x3, 85x3, 95x3+3

Squat
Warm up 65x5, 80x5, 95x3
Workout- 105x3, 120x3, 135x3+1

Last week is my last week of Wendler 5/3/1 and while I enjoyed it for the most part I’m looking forward to moving on.

Training log

Deadlifts- warm up 65x5, 80x5, 95x3
Workout- 110x3, 125x3, 140x3+5
I recorded my working sets and form looks good but I need to work on taking the slack out of the bar before I pull and I’m not sure how to do that?
Assistance- hyper extensions 30x12x5
Hanging leg raises 5x15

Nothing really noteworthy about today’s workout. Get Smart was playing on a couple of the tv’s so that was entertaining.
Benching tomorrow which I always look forward to. :)

I’m starting my second week of my second cycle of Wendler’s 5/3/1!!
I’ll be doing OHP today and then taking tomorrow and Monday off because my gym is closed on Sundays now and obviously it’s closed Memorial Day. Maybe I’ll do some sprints tomorrow. We’ll see.
Anyway..

Squatted 125# for 7 reps Thursday!! It was killer but I’m pretty proud of myself!!

Eating hasn’t changed much. Still eating 1900-2000 cals a day. Aiming for 40% carbs and 30% fat and protein. Some days my macros are perfect and other days it’s mainly fats and carbs.
Breakfast is always the same - mancakes with 1 1/2 tbsp peanut butter and 1 tbsp syrup.
Lunch or dinner has been 1/2 a pound of shredded chicken breast with some BBQ sauce on top of 2/3 cup of rice.
Snack has been a premier protein shake and maybe and apple, or a frapp.
The other meal has been pretty much whatever camp is having.
Weighed myself yesterday and I’m holding steady at 123. Hasn’t budged in 6 months.
Normally I’d be pissed and cutting cals and doing a ton of cardio but I’m still almost exclusively breastfeeding and plus, I’m kind of over that. If that’s what it takes to get back to my pre Liam body then no thank you.
It helps that I’m getting stronger so progress IS being made, even if it’s not necessarily the kind I secretly hope for. :)
I’m still undecided as to what I’m going to do when this cycle is over.
I have 2 more weeks to decide though so I’m not worried about it too much.
Anyway, just wanted to share what’s been going on with me in that department!

Awww yeah!
Starting my second cycle of Wendler’s 5/3/1 today!!!!!!
Again, I’m going off assumed maxes and I’m hoping this cycle goes as smoothly as my first one.
Best numbers from last cycle were
OHP- 55x7
Deadlift- 140x7
Bench- 95x5
Squat- 130x3


That squat was a post-Liam PR!!! The most I’d put on my back since having Liam was 125 and I barely squatted it for 1 rep 6 months ago.
I’m excited and eager to build my squat back up to what it was before I had Liam and then take it even further. 165 was my best before him but I’m gunning for 200. :)

I forgot my workout shoes. Ballet flats work too right?! Curt was teasing me about them but then decided they were probably akin to working out barefoot which is actually a good thing and he joked about finding a pair in his size. In the end we both agreed we’d rather workout in cons though. :)
The bathroom lighting does good things to my arms.
It’s all in the lighting baby!
Workout was good. Did OHP today and got 50lbs for 7 strict reps.
I have deadlifts tomorrow and I reeeeeally need to work on form. I recorded my last set last week and while I ‘felt’ like I had good form, the camera said otherwise.
It’s all about improvement. Whether it’s the weights or form or whatever, we’re all just trying to get better.

5/3/1

So far I’m really enjoying it! Granted I’m only 3 days into it but still. I love that it’s short and sweet and to the point. I’m in and out in less than an hour, which is huge when you have a small window.
Today was benching and for my last set I did 85# for 8 reps and they felt good! I’m going off assumed 1RM for my lifts so I hope I didn’t under or over estimate myself. We shall see!

I did my final weigh in, pictures, and measurements from LiveFit this morning and I was actually pretty pleased with the results. I’ve made progress over the last 3 months and for that I’m thankful.

In spite of only losing 1lb in the last 3 months I’ve lost 5.25 inches in my waist, hips, and thighs and I’ve gained 1.75 inches in my shoulders and biceps!

Not only that but I’ve gotten stronger as well. :)

I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the next 2 months now that I’m eating a little more and lifting heavier weights!

I had an excellent workout today!! 
I’m looking forward to seeing what the next 2 months on this program will do for me!!

I had an excellent workout today!!
I’m looking forward to seeing what the next 2 months on this program will do for me!!

Cool! onefitmama shared her post:This is why all I can do lately is walk or lift light weights. 11 more weeks till he’s here and then another 6 after that till I get to channel my inner beast again :)(via Fitocracy)Fitocracy has helped hundreds of thousands of people reach the next level of fitness. Sign Up free.

Cool! onefitmama shared her post:

This is why all I can do lately is walk or lift light weights. 11 more weeks till he’s here and then another 6 after that till I get to channel my inner beast again :)

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My Workout For Thursday October 11

I earned 736 points for my workout on Fitocracy!


  • Walking (treadmill) +9 pts

    • 0:09:00 || 3 mph (+9 pts)
    • light walking for a warm up
  • Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press +128 pts

    • 10 lb x 10 reps (+64 pts)
    • 10 lb x 10 reps (+64 pts)
  • Front Dumbbell Raise +66 pts

    • 12 lb x 10 reps (+22 pts)
    • 12 lb x 10 reps (+22 pts)
    • 12 lb x 10 reps (+22 pts)
  • Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise +132 pts

    • 12 lb x 10 reps (+44 pts)
    • 12 lb x 10 reps (+44 pts)
    • 12 lb x 10 reps (+44 pts)
  • Standing Barbell Shoulder Press (OHP) +225 pts

    • 45 lb x 10 reps (+75 pts)
    • 45 lb x 10 reps (+75 pts)
    • 45 lb x 10 reps (+75 pts)
  • Standing Dumbbell Upright Row +99 pts

    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+33 pts)
    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+33 pts)
    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+33 pts)
  • Weighted Decline Sit-Up +11 pts

    • 4 lb x 10 reps (+11 pts)
    • Let my client toss the ball at me for a set
  • Rear Delt Fly +66 pts

    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+22 pts)
    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+22 pts)
    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+22 pts)

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My Workout For Wednesday October 03

I earned 2223 points for my workout on Fitocracy!


  • Pull-Up +44 pts

    • 10 reps || weighted (+44 pts)
  • Isolateral Plate Loaded Row +28 pts

    • 30 lb x 10 reps (+28 pts)
  • Machine Bicep Curls +12 pts

    • 30 lb x 10 reps (+12 pts)
  • Dumbbell Bicep Curl +32 pts

    • 10 lb x 10 reps (+32 pts)
  • Hammer Dumbbell Curl +21 pts

    • 10 lb x 10 reps (+21 pts)
  • Standing Dumbbell Upright Row +32 pts

    • 10 lb x 10 reps (+32 pts)
  • Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise +43 pts

    • 10 lb x 10 reps (+43 pts)
  • Front Dumbbell Raise +21 pts

    • 10 lb x 10 reps (+21 pts)
  • Exercise Ball Crunch +19 pts

    • 25 reps (+19 pts)
  • Oblique Crunch +16 pts

    • 25 reps (+16 pts)
    • done on a ball
  • Two-Arm Kettlebell Swing +43 pts

    • 35 lb x 10 reps (+43 pts)
  • Barbell Squat +690 pts

    • 45 lb x 15 reps (+58 pts)
    • 45 lb x 15 reps (+58 pts)
    • 95 lb x 10 reps (+77 pts)
    • 95 lb x 10 reps (+77 pts)
    • 165 lb x 5 reps (+105 pts)
    • 165 lb x 5 reps (+105 pts)
    • 165 lb x 5 reps (+105 pts)
    • 165 lb x 5 reps (+105 pts)
  • Front Barbell Squat +236 pts

    • 65 lb x 7 reps (+59 pts)
    • 65 lb x 7 reps (+59 pts)
    • 65 lb x 7 reps (+59 pts)
    • 65 lb x 7 reps (+59 pts)
  • Leg Press +208 pts

    • 330 lb x 7 reps (+52 pts)
    • 330 lb x 7 reps (+52 pts)
    • 330 lb x 7 reps (+52 pts)
    • 330 lb x 7 reps (+52 pts)
  • Stiff-Legged Dumbbell Deadlift +300 pts

    • 50 lb x 7 reps (+75 pts)
    • 50 lb x 7 reps (+75 pts)
    • 50 lb x 7 reps (+75 pts)
    • 50 lb x 7 reps (+75 pts)
  • Barbell Bulgarian Split Squat +220 pts

    • 75 lb x 7 reps (+55 pts)
    • 75 lb x 7 reps (+55 pts)
    • 75 lb x 7 reps (+55 pts)
    • 75 lb x 7 reps (+55 pts)
  • Clean and Press +62 pts

    • 75 lb x 1 reps (+62 pts)
  • Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise +116 pts

    • 40 lb x 20 reps (+29 pts)
    • 40 lb x 20 reps (+29 pts)
    • 40 lb x 20 reps (+29 pts)
    • 40 lb x 20 reps (+29 pts)
  • Seated Calf Raise +80 pts

    • 90 lb x 20 reps (+20 pts)
    • 90 lb x 20 reps (+20 pts)
    • 90 lb x 20 reps (+20 pts)
    • 90 lb x 20 reps (+20 pts)

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My Workout For Monday September 24

I earned 1827 points for my workout on Fitocracy!


  • Rowing (machine) +339 pts

    • 0:10:00 || 2210 m || 148 bpm || 75 % (+339 pts)
    • warm up
  • Bent Over Barbell Row +256 pts

    • 45 lb x 15 reps (+32 pts)
    • 45 lb x 15 reps (+32 pts)
    • 65 lb x 12 reps (+36 pts)
    • 65 lb x 12 reps (+36 pts)
    • 85 lb x 10 reps (+40 pts)
    • 85 lb x 10 reps (+40 pts)
    • 85 lb x 10 reps (+40 pts)
  • Dumbbell Bicep Curl +240 pts

    • 12 lb x 15 reps (+35 pts)
    • 12 lb x 15 reps (+35 pts)
    • 15 lb x 12 reps (+34 pts)
    • 15 lb x 12 reps (+34 pts)
    • 25 lb x 8 reps (+34 pts)
    • 25 lb x 8 reps (+34 pts)
    • 25 lb x 8 reps (+34 pts)
  • T-Bar Row +152 pts

    • 75 lb x 10 reps (+38 pts)
    • 75 lb x 10 reps (+38 pts)
    • 75 lb x 10 reps (+38 pts)
    • 75 lb x 10 reps (+38 pts)
  • Preacher Curl +80 pts

    • 40 lb x 10 reps (+20 pts)
    • 40 lb x 10 reps (+20 pts)
    • 40 lb x 10 reps (+20 pts)
    • 40 lb x 10 reps (+20 pts)
  • Seated Cable Row +140 pts

    • 70 lb x 10 reps (+35 pts)
    • 70 lb x 10 reps (+35 pts)
    • 70 lb x 10 reps (+35 pts)
    • 70 lb x 10 reps (+35 pts)
  • Barbell Curl +80 pts

    • 40 lb x 10 reps (+20 pts)
    • 40 lb x 10 reps (+20 pts)
    • 40 lb x 10 reps (+20 pts)
    • 40 lb x 10 reps (+20 pts)
  • Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown +148 pts

    • 90 lb x 10 reps (+37 pts)
    • 90 lb x 10 reps (+37 pts)
    • 90 lb x 10 reps (+37 pts)
    • 90 lb x 10 reps (+37 pts)
  • Standing One-Arm Biceps Cable Curl +64 pts

    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+16 pts)
    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+16 pts)
    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+16 pts)
    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+16 pts)
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Row +200 pts

    • 45 lb x 8 reps (+50 pts)
    • 45 lb x 8 reps (+50 pts)
    • 45 lb x 8 reps (+50 pts)
    • 45 lb x 8 reps (+50 pts)
  • Incline Dumbbell Curl +128 pts

    • 12 lb x 8 reps (+32 pts)
    • 12 lb x 8 reps (+32 pts)
    • 12 lb x 8 reps (+32 pts)
    • 12 lb x 8 reps (+32 pts)

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