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Jenny Hodges. Tampa Librarian. Book Lover. Slow Runner. Mom to Irish Triplets. Living and Traveling in the Autism World.



 

1. June 2014 14:44
by jennifer
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Weekly Workouts, June fitness challenges and other stuff May 25-31

1. June 2014 14:44 by jennifer | 1 Comments

Weekly Workouts is now going to become weekly workouts and other STUFF! I am so busy during the week and I'd love to be able to tell you all about our adventures on a daily basis, but let's be honest. I can't. I have 3 kids, a husband, and a big yellow dog, AND school is about to let out for the summer, so this new format will have to do!

I had quite a few issues with my Loop in the month of May. It wasn't synching up with my H7 heart rate monitor and it was tracking inactivity at weird times. Like when I was sleeping. I probably got up to go to the bathroom and then had a restless sleep, so it thought I was up. My loop does not track steps on the bike or rower or airdyne , so these are all actual steps.

Sunday- I know I mowed the backyard and did a bunch of household chores, but that's all I can remember!! We'll call this a rest day!

Steps: 12,662

Monday-Memorial Day. We went to the pool for an hour or so and then went to the movies.  We saw the new X-Men movie. It was good, though the kids didn't really enjoy it. We'll call this a rest day.

Steps: 14,727

Tuesday-Cycling. James took the day off and we headed out in the morning for a nice cycle ride together. It's always an extra special day when we get the opportunity to spend the day together. We had a great discussion about some goals for our future, and made sure we were each on the same page. We are now. Smile

Calories: 862

Steps: 10,558

Wednesday-CrossFit. The WOD is listed below.

I ended up PR'ing on my split jerk!! First time I got 85 pounds up and over my head!! PROGRESS!

I also wore my new Reebok all terrain custom designed  shoe. I LOVE THESE SHOES!! I wasn't sure how I was going to like them at first because they were bothering the top bridge of my foot, but they ended up loosening up and felt great! They also prevented me from slipping at home later that afternoon when I was mopping the floor! The traction on these kicks is AMAZING!

The #TampaTrio should have gone to CrossFit kids but Ronin ended up having a picnic table bench seat (wood and big and heavy) fall on his foot, and he was in quite a bit of pain, so we took the night off.

Calories: 492

Steps: 15,480

Thursday: GARAGE WOD Ronin had a school "readers theater" performance at 10am, so right at the worst time ever. Tongue Out I couldn't do the 9am WOD or 10am WOD, and the husband and I had discussed doing a cycle ride together when he got home from work, bringing Ronin along with us. But around the time I picked the kids up from school, dark clouds were seen on the horizon, and I could hear the rumble of thunder, so I decided I'd set up my first garage WOD!

I called it "Jenny" and it was 5 rounds FOR TIME:

20 deadlifts (90 pounds)

30 hand release push-ups

40 situps

50 air squats

Rest 2 minutes between each set.

It was AWESOME!!

Ronin decided to try his hand at his FIRST deadlift, so I took some weight off my bar, and he lifted 60 pounds, though his form wasn't great, so I took it down to 50 pounds, and he killed it.

Oh, I also mowed the front yard after I got home from Ronin's school performance.

Steps: 16,629

Calories: 397

Friday-CrossFit. My box, CrossFit En Fuego was hosting it's 2nd in-house competition on Saturday, and though I couldn't attend, I was able to do one of the competition WOD's with Coach Sarah's Premier class. We did the Hawaii 5-o Partner WOD.

It's a 25 minute cut-off, but with a partner you complete:

50 calorie row

50 shoulder to overhead (I did push press)
50 ring rows
50 box step-ups
50 ball slams
50 hang cleans
50 ball slams
50 box step-ups
50 ring rows (we made it to 14 ring rows before time was called)
50 shoulder to overhead
50 calorie row

And then a 2 mile shakeout.

Steps: 16,128

Calories: 841

After my workout I went to the kid's school to go through a walking museum for Ella's STEM class. It was super cute and I learned a lot about all sorts of different animals.

And then I went and got my produce co-op from Carlita's. Blackberries, Mango and Pineapple. Life is good.

 

We also had some SINKHOLE excitement on Friday night! Ronin was running across the lawn and the ground gave way beneath him and his one leg went down. Thankfully he was able to get out because this hole is DEEP! I called the non-emergency line for my county and they ended up sending out a firetruck, and 4 police. We now have a patch job until the county can get out here and fix it properly which is going to be a HUGE job!

Saturday-REST DAY. This was just all around a busy day. The kids had a birthday party in the early afternoon. It was a swimming/diving party and we had a great time! I did some lap walking in the pool. Not sure if my Loop tracked it or not. It was really hard to tell. All 3 of the kids LOVED jumping off the high dive. Here's Ronin!

And then later that evening Ronin earned his Wolf patch through Boy Scouts, and is now officially a BEAR!!

It was a really nice night. The husband and the daughter's came along, too. We had a meal of baked ziti and salad and cupcakes! I even had a cupcake (or 2) and they were mighty tasty!

Here's Ronin getting his new bear scarf and slider.

I can't even put into words how much Ronin has benefited from scouting. Last night when we took Matthew on our (late) evening walk, I asked him how scouting made him feel. Without missing a beat he said CONFIDENT. I love that. I love him. He's getting to be such a big boy.

Steps: 11,872

So now May is OVER!! And on to June and what promises to be a VERY BUSY SUMMER with my kids and husband. And with a new month brings new challenges.

I have 3 challenges for June. A step challenge, a squat challenge, and an eating/drinking challenge.

For steps, I have committed to walking 500,000 steps in June. That works out to 16,666 steps per day. I think I can do it. For the month of May I walked a total of482,035 steps and that wasn't even trying for a goal. That was just my life, so I'm pretty confident that with purpose I can walk 500,000 steps in June.

I'm also doing a June Squat challenge hosted by Fit Fluential and Polar. I'm aiming for 100 air squats every single day. This is over and above what I do at CrossFit.

 

I did my first set of 60 at the park this morning (Sunday) while Ronin was swinging, and I happened to glance down and notice that I was wearing my I love squats tank from Fit Like Flint.

And for my food challenge, I'm going on a modified Whole 30 diet. It just makes sense for this month. We have no holidays (except Father's Day, but that's not MY holiday) so I have no reason to drink, or eat cupcakes. Tongue Out I say modified because I will eat black beans and plain Greek yogurt. But the big thing is NO BOOZE/BEER!!

The kids get out of school on Tuesday and I'm ready and excited for the new summer routine! They are also going off ALL ADHD medications and in order to keep us all sane, we're ALL going to need to be BUSY!

How was your May? What's on the agenda for June?

Comments (1) -

mindy @ just a one girl revolution.

500,000 steps is an amazing goal!! Good luck!!

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