Friday, April 13, 2012


4 rounds
50 Jump & Touch
40 Squats
30 Sit-ups
20 Push-ups
10 Pull-ups

3 rounds
20 Chest Press @ 45#
15 Dips
15 Deadlift @ 65#
15 Knees to Elbows

Day 23 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Bedtime Yoga

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Burpee Broad Jumps across gym
10 sit ups
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15 Windmills
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10 Should Push Ups

Pull Ups
400m Run

Day 20 of 30 day Yoga Journey


Day 21 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Energizing Morning Routine


Day 20 of 30 day Yoga Journey


Day 19 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Vinyasa Yoga

Friday, April 6, 2012


3 Rounds (partner)
Burpee to Box Jump (10x's)
10 Pull ups (black band)
Push Press until partner is complete (#55)
(12, 16, 16)

3 rounds (partner)
Snatch @ #20DB (10/arm)
DB Squat Rotation @ #20DB (10/side)
Row until partner is complete

Day 18 of 30 day Yoga Journey
@home Restorative Yoga

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The end of my 27th year...

I don't normally write anything here, not that I have any readers anyway :). I keep this as a way to remember the workouts I've made up and to keep a log of my fitness, but since I'm in need of a therapeutic outlet, I thought I'd give it a go. So, here's to end the of my 27th year. It's a long one plus it's a bit sad, so if I happen to have any readers, you've been warned.

March started out sunny and optimistic. I even tweeted about it.

It was my birthday month, the beginning of longer days, a new month at my new CrossFit box, and the premier of Hunger Games...which meant a nice date night with my husband. I was looking forward to a month of good stuff. You see, just a few weeks before, I had POAS and saw that faint pink line. That mysterious 2nd line; the one you begin to think doesn't exist when you're TTC. But, then one day it appears, and it's amazing, crap-your-pants exciting, exhilarating, and scary. I ran down the stairs, stick in hand, and shakily announced to my Husband, "I'm Pregnant." We work, it worked, and it's crazy!

yes, I took a million test. yes, that is unnecessary.

And, so begins the roller coaster ride that was March 1st thru March 13th.

I headed into work on Friday, March 1st excited knowing that I would leave that day to see our baby growing inside me. My boss called a mid-afternoon meeting before my departure, and let me know that my sales numbers were down. I had 3 options, all of which ultimately ended in me leaving the company w/no back-up plan. I had seen it coming and my feelings on my job, career path, and situation could take up several posts in itself. So, I will save that for another time. My saving grace for that day was that I was going to see my baby.

But, they saw only a sac, no baby and no heart beat. The Sonographer actually said I was '5 minutes pregnant'. We left with our hearts in our stomachs and with a million questions. Is this normal? Did I ovulate late? Why am I measuring 5 weeks if I should be 8? The weekend was long.

I started bleeding on Monday and they scheduled me for a 2nd u/s. Even with the spotting, I had a good feeling about this one and felt at ease. I knew we'd see something and we did, for which I will forever be thankful. My only regret and sadness, is that my Husband could not come.

it's tiny heart was beating and it could be seen

The spotting continued over the next week. It got heavier and I started cramping. I was worried. I was anxious. I called the Dr. They suggested I go to the ER. I did. I got my levels tested. They dropped. I had a sonogram and my husband stared at a blank sac. My midwife called and the nurse handed me the phone. I laid in the hospital bed hoping she'd deliver good news, but it never came. I knew the second I heard the tone in her voice. "There's no baby and no heartbeat...I'm so sorry...levels have dropped...D&C...miscarriage." I forgot to breathe. My blood pressure dropped, my heart rate plummeted, I couldn't hear or see. I was on the verge of consciousness thinking "Is this really happening?". I guess I regained consciousness, but tried not to grasp reality. We came home defeated and powerless.

I woke up Monday morning jobless and babyless. The walls were caving in and I was in a state of shock. I emotionally vomited and diarrhead on my friends, family, and husband. Maybe if I just keep saying it out loud I'll believe it...and, overcome it eventually. Thank you to anyone and everyone who listened to me.

I had a D&C on March 13th. It been 3 weeks since. I still don't have a baby or a job and March turned out to not be 'so great', but I have learned so much in this short time. Maybe I'm having a life crisis, but I'd like to think I'm taking the experience and allowing it to change me...possibly a career switch that's been a long time coming, a healthier me that listens to my body, and a more centered self. Yes, I'm grasping for something, but at this point, I think that's okay because...

I never had so much to say before this. I'd like to keep writing, and maybe next about the positive impact this has had on my life, and what I hope my 28th year will bring. For now, I just needed to write this down and let it out to the world.

Thanks for listening.


Day 17 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Hot Vinyasa


Run 4 miles
50 abmat sit ups

Day 16 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Bedtime Yoga


Fight Gone Bad
3 rounds AMRAP 1 minute at each station w/1 min rest b/w rounds
Wall Ball #10
Sumo DL HP 65#
Box Jumps
Push Press #65
Row (meters)

Round 1
19 (step ups)
Round 2
40 (box jumps)
Round 3
19 (step ups)

Day 15 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Bedtime Yoga


Day 14 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Hot Yoga


Day 13 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Bedtime Yoga


Day 12 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Vinyasa w/Katie & Mom at Bally's


5 Rounds
10 Power Clean (#55)
10 KB Swings (#30)
10/leg Switch Lunges
10 Wall Ball (#12)
forgot timer...

Building Circuit
10 Chest to Bar Push Ups
10 Reverse Flys
10 Dips
while partner does...
Overhead Medicine Ball Sit Ups
Side to Sides w/MB
(3 rounds increasing by 5/round)

Day 11 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Bedtime Yoga


Circuit Workout
no rest between exercises w/in round, but rest before each 200m row
Row 200m
Front Lunges 100m, Sprint 100m
Back Lunges 100m, Sprint 100m
3 rounds

Row 200m
TRX Squats, TRX Squat Row, TRX Curl
3 rounds

Row 200m
10 push up (elbows in)
plank (30 secs)
50 mountain climbers (25/foot)
3 rounds

Row 200m
Feet on Medicine Ball, 10 push up (elbows in) to pike
Side Plank w/arm twist (10/side)
3 rounds

Practice Chest to Bar Pull Ups w/#3 band

Day 10 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Hot Vinyasa


Day 9 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Vinyasa at Bally's w/Katie


Run 3 miles

Day 8 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Hatha Yoga



Day 7 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Bedtime Yoga


Day 5 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Vinyasa Yoga


Run 3 miles

Day 4 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Bed Time Yoga (20 mins)


Day 3 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Hot Vinyasa
Bedtime Yoga (20 minute)


3 mile run

Day 2 of 30 day Yoga Journey
Bedtime Yoga (20 minute)