Monday, June 16, 2014

10 Week Update

I'm feeling good, and I've made it back to 4 CrossFit workouts now since Jordan was born.  I'll try to recap, and then I'll try to update every time I go:

Thursday June 12
EMOM for 5 min:  2 Hang Snatch (I used 65#)
EMOM for 3 min:  3 Back Squats (I used 105#)

For time:
2 Rounds:
250m Farmers carry (35# KBs)
20 Wallball (I used 10#)
20 Air Squats


Saturday June 14
For time:
20 Back Squats 65#
20 Front Squats, 65#
1 min rest
1000k Row, not for time

Squats done in 3:26

For time:
800m sandbag carry
20 T2B
400m Sandbag carry
20 T2B
250m Sandbag carry
20 T2B

No idea what my time was....close to 20 min I think.  Maybe 17 something?

Today, Monday June 16:

EMOM for 10 min:
1 Back Squat, add weight each time.


3 rounds:
30 weighted walking lunges (I used 15# dbs)
30 wide stance banded good mornings (blue rogue band)

Then, for reps:
5 rounds:
1 min KB Snatches
1 min rest

I got 125 reps with the 35# KB.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

8 Weeks Out

Monday, June 2, marks 8 weeks since Jordan was born.  I'm sleeping more, feeling better, and really ready to get things back on track!!  We even ventured (on a plane!) to Seattle last weekend for IsaU Seattle.

Jordan and I on the plane back from Seattle.
Last week (Thursday) I did an actual CrossFit workout at an actual CrossFit Box (High Desert CrossFit).

It was:

Three sets, not for time, of:
L-Hold on Parallettes x 30-35 seconds  (I did a tuck L sit and only did 15 seconds.  My abs are still feeling pretty tired/sore)
Dumbbell Box Step Ups x 8-10 each leg  (I used 15# DBs and 18 inch box)
Pistols x 6-8 each leg  (had to use help on these, particularly on right leg!)
Take 15 minutes and work at building the deadlift to a 2 rep max

I did 175# for 2, and pulled 195# for 1, just for fun :)
10 Wall Climbs (Noes and Toes)
8 Wall Climbs
6 Wall Climbs
4 Wall Climbs
2 Wall Climbs

I did the Wall Climbs as Rx'd and subbed PVC OHS for the GHD situps.  Time was 14:59.

Tomorrow I am dialing in my nutrition even more.  What I will be doing is cutting back coffee.  Instead of a morning coffee, I will have 2 oz of Cleanse For Life.  30 minutes later (-ish), I will have my normal IsaLean Pro shake with Greens and cinnamon.  If at some point during the day I still want a coffee, fine.  I might have one.  But I am getting away from the NEED for coffee and having one first thing in the morning.  That's not good for me and it's probably also not good for my baby!!

My weight is dropping, slowly but surely.  I expect it to come off much faster now that I am sleeping and will add in more exercise to my weekly routine.  I am around 145#, so I still have at least 10# to lose (kinda depends on what I decide to do for training....I would say I probably have more like 15# to lose, but if I start training harder I'll add muscle and won't get as light....).  I expect that cutting out the coffee (or at least minimizing it) and subbing a daily cleanse will do a lot for helping the weight come off much more quickly!!

I plan on doing a workout or two this week so I'll keep ya posted!!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Ready to get going!

We are FINALLY sleeping better and now I am ready to get started with my workouts!  Here's a summary of the last month (yes it has been a month since I updated my blog).
  • Despite my best efforts to "tank up" Jordan during the day, he was still sleeping in terribly short nighttime stretches (he would go 3 hours between feeds, then 2.5, then 2, then the rest of the night would be spent fitfully sleeping on Dad's chest on the lazy boy).  That, combined with the fact that his daytime routine was getting messed up - he was starting to have to eat every 1.5-2 hours - led me to determine that SOMETHING was wrong.  (I knew a growth spurt wouldn't last his entire life....even though he is a big boy!)
  • Thanks to some Facebook friends in a Mom's group I am in, I checked Jordan for a lip and tongue tie and sure enough...he has one!  After reading the symptoms for both babies and older kids, it was like a lightbulb went off and I realized that not only does Jordan have one, Morgan does too (I checked them both physically, too)!!  
  • We traveled up to Portland last Thursday to get Jordan's lip and tongue tie revised by one of the world's leading experts, Dr. Ghaheri (who also happens to be one of the coolest doctors I've ever met and the coolest doctor I've ever been to, i.e. is not just a friend of mine.)
Now that that is done, Jordan is eating and sleeping like a champ.  Last night he gave us 2 stretches of 5+ hours of sleeping, nearly 6 hours between feeds, actually!

For me, this means that not only do I have more time in the day because he is napping better and I'm not feeding him constantly, but I am able to get some restful sleep at night, and I finally feel ready to attack my workouts again.  That's not to say I have been completely inactive, because I haven't.

In fact, I've been getting out just about every day to play 9-18 holes of disc golf, my latest obsession.  That's at least 2 miles of walking every day (plus another mile that I do just during regular life), but more often than not we are playing 18 holes, so that's 4+ miles.  And it's on uneven ground (and occasionally requires me to climb in aim is not always perfect ;) and it is truly a great form of exercise.  It's so much fun, too, because we can go as a family and all get some fresh air and exercise.

I also did one workout in the garage gym - a 12 minute "Cindy" (1 round = 5 pull ups, 10 push0ups, 15 air squats).  I was supposed to do 20 minutes but Jordan only let me go for 12 before he woke up.  I did 8 rounds and was completely pathetically sore afterwards, particularly my push-up muscles!!

So, moving forward, my plan is to do 2 CrossFit workouts/week at a local box, and then supplement as I can in the garage gym.  I will continue walking every day (which will more often than not take the form of disc golf, but I will also walk with some mama friends and our strollers).

To summarize:
  • Walk every day, 3+ miles
  • CrossFit 2+ days/week (prob no more than 4).
  • Continue with IsaBody Challenge nutrition (1-2 IsaLean PRO Shakes/day with Greens or Fruits and other Isagenix products as needed/desired).
Once I see how I am doing with this program, I will be able to add in some running, etc.  That might not come for another month or two, however.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Rx is more sleep!

Jordan - 2 Weeks Old
Quick little update:  The first 2 weeks of Jordan's life were incredibly sleep depriving!  Of course, you would expect that, but I was not expecting that because I was able to get a lot more sleep when Morgan was a newborn!  This time, we're talking nights with just a couple of hours of sleep.

Given that, I decided I would take another week or two to let our sleep improve before getting back into any workouts.  Any extra time I have would be spent sleeping, not working out.

Now, Jordan is 2 weeks and 4 days old, and our sleep is already much improved this week!  He and I are sleeping for at least 2 hour stretches, sometimes up to 3 hours at night.  I think it will only improve from here.

So, I've decided to go ahead and start the nutrition portion of my plan as well as some light exercise, tomorrow.  I've got a date for yoga tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. and will enter the IsaBody Challenge at that time, too! 

I'm thinking my regular workouts will begin the week of May 5 - not only will that have given me 4 full weeks to get into the swing of things and get some more sleep, but I am super busy next week preparing for a JustCleanse presentation that I am hosting here in Bend next Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3.

Oh, and I have gotten out for a few walks and a few rounds of disc golf.  I have not made it out every day (again....sleeping has taken precedence there) but I have not been entirely lazy ;)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Introducing Jordan

Jordan Cody Dodge made his appearance on Monday, April 7, at 6:39 a.m..  My water broke while climbing into bed at around 10 p.m.  True labor started around 1 or 2 (I lost track of time).  After a  few pushes he flew out into the world, still in the caul!

I've been taking it easy the last 11 days, focusing on enjoying the new baby and letting the family adjust.  However, I am getting antsy!  I plan to begin my fitness/nutrition regime on Monday, April 21.

The rough plan:
  • Join the 16 week IsaBody Challenge!  (  Nutrition will be isagenix + whole foods.  I'll write up a plan and post in a few days.  There will be no caloric restriction, as I am still breastfeeding of course!
  • Walk as much as I can - I'm shooting for every day of the week, but it will be at least every non-WOD day.  I'll be wearing my barefoot shoes for this of course!
  • CrossFit 3x/week, in my garage.  Right now, since I am lacking a barbell, it will be very metcon focused.  However, we will be getting a barbell and squat rack ASAP!  At that point, I will switch to a strength program.
  • Start my 6 weeks of running homework from the CrossFit Endurance seminars.  I plan on doing this barefoot and repeating weeks as necessary to make sure I have my form down. 
The goal:
  • Get back to the 120s if possible!  Otherwise at least 132# (aka 60kg)
  • Be able to run 5 miles without IT band pain, or other pain.  Long term goal (2015) is to run a trail ultra marathon, and/or possibly the Bridger Ridge Run again.
  • Get my muscle up back (I haven't actually done one since Regionals of last year....I need to work technique big time, which is why I stopped doing them.  I'll start doing technique work and see if I can get my MU back and BETTER this time!
 I don't have any more specific goals at this point because I am not sure when I will get my squat rack, etc.  I don't want to set strength goals without knowing when I can begin strength training!

I am also throwing around the idea of competing in the Oregon Summer CrossFit games, since they are right next to my house :)  We shall see....