Today's Training (April 30, 2015) and I Just Want To Soak Up Some Sun

Today’s Training 

Warm up with some crawling and rolls

Set the timer for 15 minutes

Double bells 

Front squat – 1

Press -3

Front squat – 2

Press – 2

Front squat – 3

Press – 1


Hanging knee raise – 15

Jump rope – 100 reps

Five rounds

I Am Ready For Some Sun

The weather is getting warmer and it is great to see the sun. I am ready to hang in the sun and soak up some vitamin D.  About 30 minutes front and back and I will be good. It is so energizing. 

I Was Wrong. Two And One Half Weeks to PCC – Today's Training

HOLY SHIT – I thought it was 3.5 weeks to PCC, but I was wrong.  It is 2.5 weeks to PCC.  Eek!!!

Today’s Training

20 – squats

20 – push ups

20 – hanging knee raise

10 – Aussie pull ups (forearm hurts) Round 1, Rounds, 2, 3, 4, and 5 were 5 pullups

I might die.  I have zilch energy today!!!


10 hip thrusters

10 heavy swings

1 round


Three And A Half Weeks To PCC And I've HIt A Wall and Exciting Things To Come

Yep, I do not feel like training at all.  This is not good.  I have 3.5 weeks to go to PCC and I feel like I’ve hit the wall.  Not sure what my problem is.  Lots of stuff going on I guess.  My arm hurts again.  I tried a pull up last week and seemed to have tweaked it a little.  Chin-ups are fine.  Pull-ups are out.  Sucks.  My hamstring/glute issue continues to bother me.  Not debilitating, just irritating.  I need to get it taken care of though.  I need to find a way to break down the pain and loss of range of motion.  I feel it will happen soon.

I am ready to not HAVE to train.  I am ready to listen to my body and do what feels right.  If I want to lift heavy like a mo-fo one day, I’m going to.  If I feel like swinging like crazy one day, I’m going to.  If I feel like doing nothing one day, I’m going to.

On a brighter note…I have some good things planned in the future and hope they work out.

Have you heard of these guys?  Brothers Osborne?  Very Cool.  Love Them.

Bootcamp Grad Workout, Sneak Peek, and Today's Training

The five week bootcamp is finishing up.  One session left.  Today was measuring and pics and results will be revealed Monday. Had some amazing results.  Can’t wait to share with the ladies.

Today was the “grad workout.”  The hard as hell, I hate your guts, you suck, deck of cards workout.  I change it up a lot, but this is how this one went.

Two decks of cards, 9s and 10s removed.  Aces equals 1.  Jacks -20 jumping jacks; Queens – 30 fast feet (she was a bitch today.  Made multiple back to back appearances); King – 40 marches and the dreaded Joker was a 45 second wall sit.  Hearts -double the digit swings; spades – lat rows; diamonds -goblet squats and clubs -presses.  We went 30 minutes.  The ladies did great.  They will receive their bootcamp t-shirts on Monday.  They turned out amazing.  Here is a peek.


Today’s Training


It is dance recital weekend.  Hitting it hard tomorrow.

Today's Training and The Peeper

So, I am gearing up for my workout and notice a strange guy sitting in a van out in front of my studio. He is one of the workers from upstairs and has smoked at least three cigs in the last 15 minutes. I also noticed two more men making use of the bench out front and the steps. Handstands and chin ups on the agenda means I will be right by the front door. After round 1, I can still feel the eyes. Moving on. I don’t have time to waste. Fricking peepers!!

Today’s training

5 rounds

Handstand hold – 30 seconds

Chin-up – 1

Goblet squat – 3


3 rounds

Burpee box jump -5  (true burpee)

Jump rope – 45 seconds

Wanted 5 rounds of this but was distracted by the peeper 🙁 

Today's Training (April 21, 2015), a Sick Kid and Happy Birthday Dad

Today’s training is just getting underway.  It’s only 6:35 p.m.  Tayler is extremely sick so I stayed home with her today.  Not sure if she has the flu or what.  Treating her with DoTerra essential oils, lots of flu bombs, On Guard Plus, and peppermint for the fever.  Perfect timing.  Dance recital is this weekend.

Today is my Dad’s birthday.  On June 3, 2015, it will be 15 years since he died.  He would have been 75 years old today.  I can still vividly remember the last time I saw him.  Tayler was almost 10 months old and he and mom were over for supper.  He sat at the counter just holding her.  He was a great grandpa and dearly loved his grandkids.  I remember he kept saying he didn’t feel well and was just tired and wanted to go home.  That was the last time I saw him.  We got the call the next morning that he had died.  They figured he died as soon as he went to bed.  Exactly how he wanted to go.  No lingering in pain for him.  Thank you God.  I miss his sense of humor.  I miss him saying my name.  I can still hear his voice saying, “Peg Leg Jones come rattle your bones.”  I just miss him.


Today’s Training


135 – 5 reps

145 – 5 reps

155 – 3 reps

165 – 2 reps

170 – 2 reps

175  – 1 rep

180 – 1 rep



dead bug variations


I went to a bodyweight exercise workshop on Saturday in Sioux Falls, hosted by Results Personal Training and presented by Aleks Salkin.  I wanted to do this in order to help me prepare for PCC in May, about 4 weeks out.  I left my house about 6 a.m. and spent six hours, crawling, doing push ups, chin ups, handstands, pistols, etc.  All bodyweight exercises and the progressions of each one.  Progressions are the most important thing to learn, in my opinion.  The day was great and I learned a lot.  Took the day off from training today, as my body is tired.  I just want to sleep.  Anyway… here are a few pics from the day.

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My bridge felt great!!

Sooooo Happy To See You Friday

Today is a planned rest day, as I will be spending six hours tomorrow rolling, rocking, hand standing, push upping, crawling and squatting.  So looking forward to this second annual bodyweight workshop with the incomparable, witty, full of golden nuggets of information, Aleks Salkin–The Hebrew Hammer or (Jew Hammer).  Aleks is an amazing person and mentor.  I just love him.  I will report this weekend how everything went.