Sunday, October 26, 2008

Back to Walking

In my detest for doing long slow distance, the baby in my belly has summoned me back to walking for exercise. I am trying to get in at least two long walks per week in addition to at least two strength and conditioning sessions.

Walked about 4.5 miles

Today: 10/26/08
Circuit, rest at end...felt phenomenal. Best in a while. Used 12kg for all.
1. Clean, Press and Overhead Squat 5R/5L
2. Plank-1 Arm Rows 6R/6L
3. 1 Legged Deadlift 5R/5L
4. Power Wheel (2 separate ones) Rollouts 10
Icing on the cake: H2H Swings: 6 rounds X 30 sec. ea.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Prego: About 10 Weeks, baby is the size of a kumquat
Weight: 132.5-Gain of 1lb, Not showing to anyone except me.
Energy: Picking up but still tired midday

Today's Practice: 3 Sets, Rest as needed
1. Sandbag Lunges-Alternating Shoulders 8R/8L
2. Staggered Grip Pullups 5
3. 1/2 Get up with Press at bottom 16kg X 5, 4, 3 ea. arm
4. H2H Swings 16kg X 20

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Few and Far Between

It is a totally different experience being pregnant the second time. When Kai was coming along, I had my face in a book reading about babies and pregnancy all the time. Now I barely have a moment to remember that I am pregnant. It is all I can do to remember to take my vitamins, folic acid and omega 3's. In addition, working out has not been top priority for me this week. I have slipped a bit but for good reason. My butt has just been to tired.

Nevertheless, I found some energy today (after Kai's 2nd birthday party) for a slow workout. Felt good.

Today's Practice: 3 Rounds
1. Squat Catch to Front Lunge 12kg, 6R/L
2. Clean and Press 12kg, 5 R/L
3. Deep Overhead Squat Dowel Rod, 8 reps
4. KB Bent Row 12kg, 6 R/L
5. 1-Leg Cross Body Deadlift 12kg 6R/L

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Battling the Energy Suckage

Besides seeing two lines on my stick, there is only one other issue that is reminding me of my pregnancy. Lack of energy. I remember this well from the first go round. Wake up and making it through morning session, only to be greeted by an energy suckage after lunch time. This is why I have only worked out 2 times in the past week. Even when I finally find time and get going, my heart rate is higher, recovery slower, and I just feel like stopping mid way through the workout. Think my body is trying to tell me something?

It is extremely important not to get overheated during pregnancy, especially the first trimester. Temperatures about 102.6 degrees F can increase the risk of central nervous system abnormalities in the fetus. This takes me back to a 100 degree day last pregnancy when I went walking with a friend. Although my son turned out just fine, I just knew I should have stayed home that day. I was completely hot and exhausted. Smart girl doing a stupid thing.

So today's practice was as follows: 3 Rounds
1. 1H, 2 KB Deadlift (in center hang position) 12kg X 2, 8 reps each.
2. Renegade Rows with a Pushup 20 lb dbs, 4 ea.
3. Clean and Press 12kg, 5 reps ea.
4. Swings 2H, 16kg, 15 reps
And pooped out.

Weight: 131.0 lbs.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Baby On the Way!

Number 2! Tommy and I super excited to add another awesome kid to our family. I am going to chronicle my pregnancy while still playing with the kettlebell in hopes that someone else may find the info useful. I may end up making this a blog in its own so be aware of an address change.

To start off, we just found out this weekend so the news is extremely new and just starting to soak in. I thought about waiting until after the first trimester to tell everyone but that wouldn't allow me to post and keep track so that others could see how training might change. So wish me luck that everything goes as planned!

Hopefully I will get to train today. After finding out I just stopped doing anything (since Saturday, today being Tuesday). But today, despite the lack of energy, I am going to pick my bum up and move.

Today's Practice: 4 sets
Clean and Squat and Press 12kg X 2 5/5/4/4
Pullups 5/5/4/4
TGU 12kg 4/4/3/3
Swings Transfers 16kg X 20 reps
Not alot of energy and my heart rate seems to be high today.

I am going to try to keep up with pics so here is one to start:

Friday, August 22, 2008

New Blog Page

I have started a new blog page ( to try and focus on business instead of my own training. The newest post is entitled "A Positive Life Spreads"

I will be posting on both but will probably put the meaty stuff on the other one and keep this one for my training. We'll see how it goes.

1. 2H Swings 24kg 30 sec on/30 sec. off
2. TGU 16kg 4 ea. side
3. 2H Swings 20 kg 30 sec on/30 sec. off
4. TGU 12 kg 4 ea. side
5. Transfer Swings 16 kg 30 sec. on/30 sec. off
6. TGU 8kg 4 ea. side

I just love the basics!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

2 Days till FMS

I am super psyched to get back up to Minnesota for CK-FMS. Just being up there with all that good energy is enough to keep me running strong for a while.

If you have not gotten my latest email, HeadSTRONG Athletics has kicked off. I sent out info on my upcoming classes this morning and have gotten great response already. See my side panel if you did not receive an email and call asap 910-231-5011!!!!

It has been a battle to get a workout in this week. Besides trying to do as much as possible before I leave, it has been so stinking hot in Wilmington (today was 107 heat index with a swamp load of humidity). So I have been sprinting in the pool in hopes to stay cool. But today, I finally hit the A/C and worked my tail off for a good spin.

4 Rounds: Simple and Sinister:
1. Clean, Squat and See-Saw Press 12kg X 2 5 reps
2. TGU 16kg 2R/2L
3. 2H Swings 20kg 20 reps

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