Last week was crazy, and I only managed to get in O.N.E workout. Between family visiting from out of town, then a trip to my parent’s house that weekend, it was hard to make it to the gym–and walking with James Michael after work didn’t make the top of the priority list. Sure, I went on a few leisurely walks last week at The River and a couple in my parent’s neighborhood, but they were more for socializing than anything. But honestly, that was fine by me, because after doing the WOD on June 13, I needed a couple days to recover from those deadlifts.
My sister and I always end up buying the same shoes!
Wednesday, June 13
HSPU (subbed 20lb dumbell push press)
Notes: Um, yeah. 155 was tough. I tried to keep good form, but my speed definitely suffered. Still building up that strength. As hard as those deadlifts were, it feels great to be back doing heavy WODs.
Monday, June 18
Bench Press: 5 sets of 5 using same weight
Back Squat 65lbs
Notes: Did 80lbs for bench press, which is good for me. Hoping to go up to 85lbs next time. The WOD, on the other hand, did not go so well. I got to round 7 before James Michael was crying incosolably, and I felt so sorry for my gym friend Afra who was trying to keep him entertained. He was just tired and wanted mama. So I gave up at round 7, and honestly, my hands were thanking me. I was super close to ripping at the end of round 7.
Thursday, June 21
5k walk at Cochran Shoals with my friend Lauren and JM (in jogging stroller)
Notes: Super nice to be able to chat with someone else while walking. I also coerced Lauren into doing a guest post on a kale dish she makes that’s amazing.
Friday, June 22
Shoulder Press: 5 sets of 5 using the same weight
Deadlift: 1 set of 5 using the same weight
WOD: On Fire
5 Deadlifts 225/155
Notes: I did 60lbs for shoulder press, and will definitely go up to 65lbs next time. For deadlifts, I only did 155lbs. Even though I’m no longer pregnant, I’m still trying to listen to my body during workouts. If I’ve had a rough night because James Michael didn’t sleep well, or if I didn’t get in enough calories throughout the day, I ease up and go lighter/slower. I felt a bit dizzy during this workout–probably a combination of the heat and not eating enough. For the WOD, I scaled to 135lbs because of this. Hands definitely ripped, but I made it through the WOD.
Adrienne from the gym, who is a mama herself, graciously volunteered to watch kids this day. It was the first time in a long time that I could fully concentrate on the workout. Thank you! I was sure to dress JM in his muscle tee for her 🙂
Saturday, June 23
4 Min Each Station (teams keep score)
Max Thruster 95/65lbs
Max Rope Climbs
Max Box Jumps 30″/24″
Max Push Press 75/55lbs
Max Double Unders
Max OH Walking Lunges 45/25lbs
Notes: Love team WODS on Saturdays! I really need to work on double unders and rope climbs. Just so hard to find any extra time to work on anything nowadays.
Contrary to how this picture looks, I really did work out. I was just counting reps for our team at this point.
Baby staredown after the WOD!