Weekly Workouts and other stuff June 1-June 7

June is here!! That means that my kids are now officially on summer break! We all love summer, so this is a pretty exciting time for all of us!!

My youngest two children both have ADHD (as well as my youngest having ASD) and my husband and I have decided to un-medicate them this summer. It's going VERY well. Better than I could have expected. I think the key is to keep them busy busy busy!!

School let out on Tuesday, and we've been going strong since then!

Sunday-Rest Day. I know we were busy and did a lot of stuff, but I have no idea what!

Steps: 18,352

Monday-CrossFit. We started off with back squats, and then moved in to our WOD. Our WOD was:
400m run
30 crawlers
20 crawlers
10 crawlers

BUT...I don't run, so I rowed 500m in place of each run. And crawlers are HARD!! Whew! That was a gasser for sure!

Calories: 551

Steps: 20,638

Tuesday-CrossFit. Last day of school! WooHoo!! But before school got out for the summer, I got in a nice long workout!!

A yoke carry?? I know what a yoke is. I read ALL of the Little House on the Prairie books and I fondly remember the descriptions of Pa Ingalls plowing his fields with a yoke. But the Yoke of CrossFit is different than the Yoke of years gone past.

While in my mind I was picturing dragging something along behind me, when I walked out the back door, this is what was waiting for me.


Not quite what I had in mind. Tongue Out I volunteered to go first and made it about 5 feet before I asked for more weight to be placed on it. I made it another 5 feet and asked for more weight. I ended up with 100 pounds, and easily carried it the 50m. I could have carried much more but it was awkward. Post-WOD we did 2 miles.

Calories: 952

Steps: 19,396

Our subdivision hosted an end of the year pool party, so of course, I took the #TampaTrio. We had a BLAST! They had a dunk tank and a water slide, lots of kid friendly food, and filled the pool up with beach balls.

Wednesday-CrossFit. First day of summer vacation!! But before we play, we workout. So off to CrossFit we went! I can't remember what we did and I didn't have my new WOD book and I didn't take a photo. so ARGH!! But I know I walked one mile Post-WOD.

Then the kids and I spent the afternoon at the pool. It was lovely Smile

Calories: 648

Steps: 19,268

Thursday-Body Pump. For the first time in OVER A YEAR, I went to a Body Pump class. I used to do Body Pump all the time before the great gym shakeup of 2012. It was AWESOME! 

I'd love to add a weekly Body Pump class to my schedule, but I just can't afford another gym membership and the drop in fee is $15 per class, so I guess this one free class will have to do. But Pump would be the perfect compliment to my intense CrossFit workouts.

And then the kids and I spent the afternoon at the pool of one of my CrossFit coaches. It was a simply lovely day.

Calories: 540

Steps: 18,862

Friday-CrossFit and Geocaching. A more detailed post on Geocaching is coming soon. We love to cache!

Friday is always make-up day at CEF, so I made up Thursday's WOD. Front squats at 83% and then a 5 minute workout of 3 wall balls, 3 burpees, 6 wall balls, 3 burpees, etc...until the 5 minutes was called. I made it to the first part of 18 wall balls. I went into this WOD thinking I was going to need to do something else afterwards, but NO! That 5 minutes was plenty! And then we did a 1 mile post-wod walk. And then the kids and I spent the afternoon geocaching at Lake Park!

Calories: 648

Steps: 18,639

Saturday-Rest Day! And I got sick, too. I think it's just a summer cold, but it still stinks. I didn't get sick at all last year, and then BAM, summer starts and I get a cold. Undecided Ronin had his end of school pool party with Cub Scouts, so I took the kids to do that. I was really not feeling well, but they really wanted to go, and I thought the sun might make me feel better, and it did. UNTIL I got home and then it just hit me hard and I sat my butt down and didn't move for the rest of the night. Ugh. For the first time this week I did not make my daily step goal of 16,666, but since I had exceeded my goal every other day this week, I was okay as far as meeting my weekly goal.

Steps: 11,180

In order to meet my monthly goal of 500,000 steps in June, I need to walk 16,666 steps per day, or 125,000 steps per week.

I managed 126,335 which puts me over my weekly goal. Thank goodness. I also managed to do 100 air squats every single day (except Saturday) as part of the Polar and FitFluential squat challenge.

So how was your week?

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Weekly Workouts, June fitness challenges and other stuff May 25-31

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?