Return to Strength Training + Weekly Workouts

Sorry for disappearing on you last week.  My first week back to work was not nearly as awful as I pictured it to be.  My classes are really good and I’ll admit that it was nice to get out of the house and be on my own schedule for the most part.  But, my heart broke leaving both of them every morning.  I just missed them both so much!  As much as my first week back to work was not terrible, it was definitely a mentally and emotionally exhausting week.  Thus, my lack of posting.  Thankfully, a relaxing weekend helped take the ease off such a tough week.


The weather FINALLY warmed up enough to spend some time outside.  Not only did we get some time playing with the neighbors outside and enjoying their fire pit, I got a chance to lace up my shoes and go for a run!  And thankfully the temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s all week, so I’ll get lots of outside runs in!  I’m still looking for a good deal on a double jogging stroller (I’m realizing more and more that I’m going to need one with Matt’s meet schedule), so if you see one (a B.O.B. or Baby Trends), send it my way!


Monday:  2.5 mile treadmill run (8:10/mile)
Pre-WOD:  Hang Cleans 5×5, 55#
5 rounds:
Hang Cleans 7x, 55#
Front Squats 5x, 55#
Asst. Pullups 5x
Post-WOD:  Weighted Situps 3×10, 15#

Tuesday:  3 mile treadmill run (8:22/mile)
Pre-WOD:  Deadlifts 5×5, 95#
AMRAP in 9 minutes:
K2Es 15x
Deadlifts 10x, 95#
1-Arm Snatch 5x, 20#

Wednesday:  2.75 mile treadmill run (7:47/mile)

Thursday:  3 mile treadmill run (7:52/mile)
Pre-WOD:  Back Squats 5×5, 95#
4 rounds:
Overhead Lunges 25x, 10#
Situps 25x

Pre-WOD:  Bench Press 3×10, 55#
AMRAP in 20 minutes:
Inverted rows 7x
Jump rope 300x
Thrusters 20x, 15#
Situps 28x

Saturday:  3 mile easy run (8:34/mile)

Sunday:  rest day

Total:  14 miles

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My goal this past week was to start getting my strength back.  Obviously, that’s not going to happen in a week, but I have to start somewhere.  Let’s just say those back squats at 95 pounds KILLED me for the rest of the weekend.  I used to do 5×5 at 135 pounds, so that was definitely eye opening.  I lost a lot of strength during my pregnancy and now is the time to get it back.  I’m hoping to start sharing some of my HIIT and sports conditioning workouts here soon so stay tuned!


Sorry this is so short and sweet – still adjusting to lack of sleep and catching up on my to-do lists.  I’ll be talking more about adjusting to being a working mom with 2 kids later this week.  I just have to make it through this week and then it’s Spring Break!  Woohoo!