Friday, September 26, 2014

This Week....Whew!

I havent gotten to post this week like I would like to but its been a doozie of a week.  Between school, cookies, ballgames, workouts, and my Starbucks catching on fire my blog time has been seriously cut in half.  But I have tried to stay on track with everything.  Ive been to Crossfit 2 days this week, I shoot for 4 times a week but one day I overslept and I had a cookie order another day that kept me up pretty late so I didnt make it Thursday but Wednesday and Friday were pretty tough so I think twice might have been enough this week.  There was lots of cardio this week which was nice because sometimes when we finish a weight heavy workout I feel like I need an little extra but not this week.  I spent more time trying to catch my breath than I have sleeping.  

School has been fun this week.  No testing this week which helps my stress level and we got to dress casual 2 days in a row!  And you have to see my cutie necklace that my sisters got me for going back to school.....Scissors!!!!

Just look at all that color...

I usually post in the morning right after my workout (when the endorphins are really high) so for the most part my soreness is not to bad but today I can already tell my legs are gonna hurt!  We jumped rope and ran in grass and both of those are calf killers for me, not to mention Im out of shape and just trying to get back to my old level!  We also got to flip the tire today and slam the ball into the floor!  These are my favorite workouts!  I like the nitty gritty ones and flipping the tire makes me feel like a badass every single time!!!!  OK, Ill admit that flipping the tire gave me a major tight cramped up back that made my last run nearly impossible but once we finished I got to sit and stretch it out a bit and its not hurting at all now.

I try to wear my best clothes for the 5am workout....NOT!!!!  Big Bad Cheryl is over there being all cute and I have a cutoff shirt and my bra hanging out.  Works tho!

So I have had to go to the Starbucks 2 minutes down the road from the one I usually go to because of the whole fire thing.  I like my old Starbucks better because I already know the people and they have a huge table that I can spread out on because its not so crowded but this new one that I have had to go to has air conditioning.  As many of you know I am the hottest person in the whole world and this AC is rocking my world.  

I would also wish you a happy Friday but for me thats another day away, but having worked for years in an office setting I can appreciate how exciting it can be to wake up on Friday and know the next day you get to sleep in, so happy Friday folks, just remember us Saturday schoolers as you sleep in and watch college football all day!  

(Please be patient with the misspellings and typos, I cant spell for s#!? and my auto correct seems to not be working so Im doing the best I can but Im sure I missed a few hundred misspelled words!)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

So Many Days to Cover in One Post

I would appoligize for not posting last week but I simply cannot.  I had the toughest week since going back to school.  Since going back I have been in the beginner group called Core and I had one week of testing to get out of core.  I spent an entire week studing and making sure I was prepared for testing.  It was 3 full days, on day was a womens practical exam, next mens cutting, then the written test.  This was all going on during fair week and workouts.

I had to decide if I was going to workout before school or if I was going to sleep a few more hours...i opted for the workout (shocker I know)  but getting up early and getting the muscles and brain moving really proved to be successful because I passed all my test with flying colors!!!!! YEAH!!!!

On Tuesday I did have the day off from school so I tried to prep for the entire week.  I had clothes laid out for the entire week and plenty of time to study.  I got up early and worked out on Wednesday morning and went to Starbucks to study some more before it was time for the practial exam.  This was the one I was most worried about and nothing about the test stumped me too bad.  That felt like a 30 pound weight lifted off my shoulders but there was still 50lbs hanging out up there for the next few days of testing.

My crew and I went to the fair on Wednesday night for some rides and the demolition derby.  As I get older I have to limit my rides because they make me sick but this year went well.  I only had to ride one thing and that was the merry go round and I won 3 fishy for everyone to take on home.  

I just love these kiddos so much and loved getting to spend the evening with them but I did have to cut out a little bit early to get home for a little bit more studing.  Plus, they took all of our seats!!!!  

September 11th:  That day holds so much meaning to us all.  I have always been a patriotic person and now that my beautiful neice is in the Navy it just seems so much more meaningful.  I remember talking to my mother moments after the attack on the World Trade Center and she cried saying it would be "my friends" that would fight this war, and now my active duty neice has joined up to protect our country!  To say that this day is meaningful is the greatest understatement I can think of.  So the 5am workout was themed perfectly...

It was a pretty quite workout.  Still the regular grunting and groaning but not near as much complaining as most days.  I know for me personally I would think about quitting at rep 8 on several of the exercises but just remembering that some people never quit made it easy to power throught the workout.  We had 30 minutes to complete the workout and I got through everything and got 650m on the final row but was not about to quit there, and it seems like the others felt the same way.  Everyone stayed on the the rowers until the workout was done!  It sounds stupid but it was an awesome workout.

I got off to school and ready for day 2 of testing. Day 2 was a male haircut, on an acutal person.  The anxiety was pretty high for this one but my brother-in-law was a champ and let me cut his hair.  It didnt take too long and I think the hair cut went extremely well.  He also got a nice head massage out of it so I hope he enjoyed it.  After the male haircut all of the hands on testing was officially done!!!!  Yipee!!!  


I had finally made it to Friday.  Fridays workout was a partner WOD and Big Bad Cheryl and I teamed up together.  I like being with her, first, she is my frand, second, she is in better shape than I am and it made me push myself to keep up, and C, she took selfies on my phone during the workout!!!  

Between BB Cheryl and the Coach my phone was littered with pictures from Fridays workout....

This collection of pictures is why I love my Crossfit Peeps!!!!!  They make me laugh every single time I look through my pictures.

Finally the final day of testing was here.  The written test to cover everything we had learned for the past 6 weeks.  I was ready for this, I had done well on my quizes and I knew the information.  Then when I got to school I remembered this one thing that I completely forgot to study.  Panic!!!!  Luckily I was relatively familiar with it so I did a little bit of last minute cramming and then tested away!  

It was about a 10 page test and for the frist 9 pages I knew all the answers, it wasnt till the last 3 questions that I didnt know one.  Ill take that any day!!!  I ended up with a great grade on both tests and it was finally party time.  We took the entire day Saturday to party and celebrate our graduation from CORE!!!!!

Today I was back to the gym early early for a terribly hard workout and now I must scoot on to class.  I move up today and we get to welcome a whole new group of CORE babies!  Finally, not the low man!!!!

Thanks for being patient with me last week and my lack of posts.  Hopefully this week will be a little more chill and Ill be able to post a  little more frequently.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Test Week= Stressed Week

This week is already stressing me out and my class week hasnt even started yet.  I have my first testing week in Beauty School and I am a nervous wreck.   Luckily, this week started with a day off and I got to go do a little retail therapy with my sisters before the testing begins.  I have 3 days of testing before me and I have done all I can do to study, now I just hope it all stays in my brain so I can pass everything.

I contemplated not working out this morning so I could get some extra Zzzz's but I thought getting up and getting my blood and brain going before school would be helpful ( I also thought the Venti latte might help).

This mornings workout was a doozie.  Apparently yesterdays was harder so Im not to sad about missing it because todays whipped my tail.  Today was 3 rounds....400m run, 20 ring pull ups, 15 overhead press, and 10 burpees with a broad jump.  I know my limitations so I left the broad jump off of the burpee but everything else I did as required!   After the first round of burpees I just knew i was going to hurl.  I made it through and back out to the run and things just got worser and worser!   I made it thought the workout, dead last, but I freaking finishing.  Thanks to Big Bad Cheryl who did the last 5 burpees with me.

When it was finished most people walked around picking up their weights, not me, I laid in a giant sweaty pile on the floor trying really hard not to die or puke.  IT WAS NECESSARY!   

Not everyone can start the day with a sweat angel!

Now that it is over I am so glad that I went but I can already tell my body is going to hurt after that workout!  Now Im enjoying my latte while getting in the last few minutes of studing I can before its time to start testing.  Wish me luck and shoot up a little prayer for me today.

Hope you all have a great one!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Rough Start to the Morning, Off to a Good Day

When I first woke up this morning I was pretty sure it was going to be a bad day.  I didnt want to get out of bed this morning and I had to drive all the way to the gym with my interior lights on so I could stay awake!  But soon after I got to the gym I was wide eyed and ready for my partner WOD.  It was a tough one this morning but I managed to get through it with my partner with lots of sweating and grunting.  

Luckily, I am wide awake now and drinking a triple latte so Ill be overly awake in just a few minutes.

This week at school we are doing spa week which is not helping with my tiredness at all.  Yesterday I got 2 facials in a cold, dark room with soft clunky music.  Luckily I had my friend as my partner and we cut up and had a good time so I didnt fall asleep.  Today....pedicure!  Im looking forward to that one.

Also, this weeks workouts have been absolutely body pounding.  It seems like each one have had a nice cocktail of cardio and strenght.  One day it was run a mile, row 2000, run another mile.  I discovered really quick that I need to work more on my running because I was dying at my snails pace, but I was doing it!  Then the next workout was rowning, situps, pull ups, and something else but I have somehow managed to block that memory from my brain! (defense mechinism I think) 

This morning was front squats, bar on ground (I know that doesnt mean much when you read it but that means every time you pick up the bar you have to clean it from the floor to the shoulders, and it gets pretty exhausting, pretty quick) box jumps (for me step ups) and pull ups.  After all that today I am so ready for my pedicure!

Im hoping for an early night tonight because I could use the rest but either way the weekend will be here soon and I can catch up on some much needed sleep before test week next week!  All week, only tests, that makes my nerves act up a little (and I already have enought nervous problems) so I might have to chill with the coffee this week, ok maybe cut back, I cant give up my coffee!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Tough Week

Last week was a tough week all the way around.  I was adjusting to my new workout schedule, had cutting week at school and had a pretty large cookie order due.  It was slightly overwhelming and I spent lots of time fustrated and running late every where I went.

I didnt get to the gym every morning but due to the overwhelming soreness I was feeling and lack of sleep I think 2 days was a pretty good showing.  It has been a week now and most of the soreness has gone away but I was back at it today and it was a pretty tough workout so Im sure Ill be feeling it again in a few hours.

I was also pretty fustrated last week during school.  I would do a hair cut at school and royally screw it up and be so angry but then when I would get home I would try again.  I eventually got all the hair cuts right but most of them took 2 (and maybe 3) times.  This week at school is spa week which means I get to give and get a pedicure, manicure, and facial.  It already sounds like a more relaxing week....sounds like, it hasnt even started yet.

Im hoping this week my schedue gets a little more routine and less forced, I know it will eventually I just hope it gets there sooner rather than later!

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