One Step Forward And Two Steps Back

So, my iron levels have been extremely low. I had some testing done and a uterine biopsy done before I left for PCC. I got back from PCC and had a follow up appointment on the 18th. Well, there was something in my uterus so she wanted to do an exploratory surgery and see what it was and then she would do an endometrial ablasion as well and hopefully eliminate a lot of bleeding.

Fast forward to May 27th, the day of the surgery. I was extremely nervous as I have never had any kind of surgery or anesthesia. I had to be at the hospital at 6 a.m. to get checked in and ready to go. Ready to go was 6:30 a.m. They were surprised it went so fast. It is because I take no medications and have no health problems. So now we sit and wait for the doctor to get there, which is around 7 a.m. Doctor gets there and goes over how everything will go. They take me back to the operating room…FREEZING COLD. Holy crap! They get me all set up on the bed and the mask goes over my face. I think I made it four breaths and I was out.

Came to okay and felt okay. I didn’t feel sick or anything, so I was happy. Hubby told me that during the surgery the doctor came out becuase the mass in my uterus was a lot bigger than she thought it would be and she wanted to make sure it was okay to get it out of there or to just abort the surgery and wait until another time. She was 99 percent sure it was not cancer, so they decided to remove the mass. I do recall her talking to me when I woke up and telling me that everything went well. WHEW.

Had to sit around for a wihle and then Tayler took me home. Now just to wait for the results of the biopsy, which should take about a week. It is really strange, but I can already tell a difference in how I feel. The body is an amazing thing.

Now we move on. I am starting my new program on June 1st and hope I will feel okay. I know I will need to start light. I will share my training here as well. I will also be starting a WHOLE30 on June 1st, so if anyone wants to tag along let me know. I will set up a private Facebook group to share thoughts, recipes and just general feelings.

I am also very excited for Monday, becuase my Kids Bootcamp starts. Ten week summer program using bodyweight, kettlebells and resets. It is going to be so fun.

Today's Training (May 8, 2015) and I Feel A Little Better

Today’s training was done over the course of about an hour. I took it very easy and had a ton of rest between these rounds.

Seven Rounds

Chin up – 1
Hanging Knee Raises – 5

That’s it. Slow, controlled movements. Nothing huge here. Just wanted to do SOMETHING.

I feel a little better today. I think the iron supplements are kicking in. I no longer feel my heartbeat in my head when I walk up the stairs and don’t feel as tired. Woo Hoo!

Hope by next week I feel energetic and ready to kill it for 3 days. Even if the weekend doesn’t go as planned, I get to see one of the most important people in my life. We met online through an exercise forum and then just started conversing back and forth on our own. We have known each other for a very long time, but never officially met in person until last year. I love her and can’t wait to see her next Sunday. Her husband is pretty awesome too.

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.

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



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