December 2016 Barbella Box

Dec 2016 Barbella Box

Here are the goodies from December (2016) Barbella Box:

Vull Sport Leggings Exclusive Barbella Leggings

These are like a muted navy color with mesh cutouts in the legs.  They fit really well and are super comfortable.  Unfortunately I’ll only be wearing these at home. I’m not sure how women can wear colored shorts, leggings, and tights while working out.  I sweat down there.  And I sweat a lot so if I wear colored workout pants then it just looks like I peed myself.  Because sweat happens.  I’m not sure if other women don’t sweat as much down there or what but sadly I can’t wear these to workout.  They also hug tight, not in an uncomfortable way, but in a very snug way and they show ever little bump and lump.  I just wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing these to the gym at this point.

Junk Brands Ear Warmer Headband

I love this headband so much!  It’s fun colors and super soft material.  It has the Barbella logo on it and fits my head like a dream. So far it doesn’t slide around or ride up.

Barbella Ornament Car Freshener

I didn’t realize this was a freshener at first and was about to hang it on my Christmas tree when I realized that it had a fragrance to it.  That’s when I checked the item card and realized that it was a car freshener.  It’s adorable, smells delightful, and has #LikeAGirl on one side and Barbella on the other.  It’s hanging in my car and I’m not sure I’m going to take it down even when it runs out of freshener.

Go Cubes Coffee Chews

These I’m passing off to Scott or someone else.  I can’t have caffeine so I can’t have these. Here’s what the website says about them:

“GO CUBES pack half a cup of coffee (50 mg caffeine) into a single cube. But it’s more than just coffee. Through Nootrobox’s R&D, we’ve reduced the jitteriness of caffeine and added nootropics for a well-rounded, steady and focused feel.”

Quest Nutrition Breakfast Bar

In Cinnamon Bun flavor.  I don’t normally eat stuff like this but I was at work one day and had this with me so I gave it a try.  Holy balls it was so gross.  Sorry, but it was like eating chalk infused with a bunch of fake sugar.  I spit it out and tossed the bar.  Ugh, not my thing.  Give me an RXBar anytime over that!


This box was just alright. There wasn’t a ton in this box that was super useful for me.  The headband I can use all winter long but the leggings I can only wear around the house in the spring.  The other stuff aren’t things that I go for.

That said, I’ve been doing Barbella Box since May of last year and overall the amount of boxes that I didn’t really care for were small.  Most of the boxes had awesome products in them that I use all the time.  I’m still going to keep my subscription because I love getting this box each month and getting exposed to new products.  Plus I love that it’s geared specifically towards lifting.  It makes it feel more special and makes me feel like a badass.

I highly recommend it giving Barbella Box a try!





Is It Possible To Lose Weight With Strength Training And Not Count Shit


I’m in a situation that most of us find ourselves in at some point, we’re a little more fluffy than we’d like to be and we want to do something about it.

Right now I’m not a runner anymore.  I’d love to be a runner again but my stupid hip won’t stay on point and I’m not sure what I have to do to keep it strong and balanced.  It seems that doing leg exercises everyday is my only option at this point which seems silly. By that I mean, I was given exercises in physical therapy to do which helped but once I stopped doing them my hip went right back to being weak.  Doing them everyday for the rest of my life seems a bit much.

But I do CrossFit and I lift weights on the regular.  I thought for sure that I would lose some pounds and inches doing CrossFit and after a year of it, I have not.  That is beyond frustrating. Like what am I doing wrong? Maybe I’m not pushing myself hard enough? Or maybe it’s something in my eats?  I’m choosing to focus on eats right now.

I follow a bunch of weight lifters on Instagram and they fall into two camps; Those that act like since they lift they can eat junk and still look amazing (Side note, I unfollowed most of those, it was just too much).  Or those where they talk about counting macros and weighting their food and timing every bite they take, and all I keep thinking is, Dear God is that what it comes down to?

Because seriously? I don’t have time for that shit.

Oh I tried it counting things.  I watched calories and tried to count macros using My Fitness Pal and I could not do it.  I could never get my macros and calories to match up.  My macros were always under and not even close to what was prescribed to me. If I got my macros close to the numbers given to me then I was over calories for the day.   I gave it the good college try and did this for three months.  Not once did I ever get close to my numbers.  I also did not lose any weight during this time. (PS: I know that people usually either count one or the other but I was tasked with both.) I was freaking miserable counting stuff all the time.

When I was a runner, I lost weight no problem and did it by eating real foods without weighting or counting anything.

But now? I’m stuck.  To me portioning out meals for the day and eating chicken and broccoli every. single. day. Seems a bit much and not something I’m willing to do just to get the lean strong look I want.

I mean, can’t I eat whole real foods, limit or kick junk to the curb, and have a few drinks and still lean out?  Is that possible? Because all the lifters make it seem impossible unless you count and be sure to get your pre and post workout shakes/drinks/chemicals in!

And I’m not down with that.  There has to be a middle ground, right?  Something?


November 2016 Barbella Box

November 2016 Barbella Box

Happy 2017! I’m kicking of the new year with a review of November 2016 Barbella Box.  This box was customized by Lauren Brooks.

EXO Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle:

Gold water bottle with a screw top and open mouth. I’ve linked to a similar one on their website. The one that came in the box was made especially for Barbella and is double in size.  Personally I don’t like water bottles that have an open mouth top.  However I can see this being useful to bring on hikes or picnics.  It can keep water (or wine, no judging) cold and would be easy to pour into travel cups.

EXO Wrist Wraps:

These are purple! They are such an awesome color and match the new Nano 6s that I got (more on those later).  That said, I do have a love/hate relationship with them.  They are soft and way more flexible than other wraps I’ve used, which I love.  However they are “universal” wraps which is a fancy of way of saying, they are the same.  Meaning, there is no right and left wrap.  If you’ve used wrist wraps before, then you know they usually come in right and left.  The fact that this does not DRIVES ME BANANAS.  Because it means that you are not wrapping your wrists the same way which can throw things off a bit.

So it’s taking some getting used to. I love them and I’ll use them but Imma be cranky about it.

Barbell Beanie:

I love this hat so much! It has fun colors, it’s soft, and the adorable barbell on the front is awesome. I’ve gotten so many compliments on it too.  It’s warm, it doesn’t ride up when working out or running and did I mention it’s soft? So it doesn’t cause my forehead to itch when I wear it for extended periods of time.

doTERRA Bath Bar and Deep Blue Rub:

I’ve been wanting to try out doTERRA for a while now and I’m stoked to see these products! I have not used the soap yet but it smells divine and I cannot wait to try out the rub on some sore muscles.


Over all this box wasn’t too bad.  It probably has the most items that I’ll actually use and that fit my current needs.  If you’re doing any kind of weight lifting and want to treat yourself, definitely checkout Barbella Box. It’s such a fun box to get each month and you can customize the frequency of shipments as well.  If you don’t want a box each month, no worries! Skip it and go with your own schedule.


*Disclaimer: Some links are referral links which doesn’t change the price for you at all but does help with site maintenance. 



Fitness Friday: Frustration Level Orange

Metcons and barbell

I don’t have a ton to report for the week but I did workout and I ran so let’s get to it!


Rest day because I had to take Miss Penny to the vet.


I did a mile run/walk with my running buddy before class.  The workout was an AMRAP for 14:

  • 10 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls
  • 10 Push Press

My weight was at 45lb thanks to my shoulder.  At this point it cannot handle heavier weight for multiple reps.

We also worked on strict presses before the AMRAP and I could only work up to 50lb x 3. I tried for 55 and it wasn’t happening.  My 1RM used to be 60lb and I’m going to have to test that again to see if I can still do it. I’ve been having to go light on weights for shoulder heavy workouts and I feel weak and like I’m losing strength.


Umph! This was a tough workout!

AMRAP for 20 (Artie)

  • 5 Pullups
  • 10 Pushups
  • 15 Squats
  • 5 Pullups
  • 10 Thrusters

Ugh. I got in 5 reps + 35 at 40lb for the Thrusters.  Since we did a ton of shoulder stuff on Tuesday, my shoulder did not want to cooperate. 40lb was the heaviest I could go and even that ended up being really heavy after the first round.

I hate dealing with this! It’s frustrating and I also feel like it’s not getting any better since it’s been months. *Grumble*

I also did another mile run/walk before class.


1 mile run straight through before heading to class. It was slow going but I did it and my shins were tired but didn’t cramp up on me.  Rolling them out seems to be helping a ton!

We worked on back squats for a bit today and I worked up to 100lb x 3. I wanted to do heavier but my legs did not. I’m also testing out a new bar position for squats and it makes a huge difference on how the bar feels.

Workout was AMRAP for 7:

  • 25 Overhead Squats
  • 25 Box Jumps
  • 25 Power Snatches

OHS weight was 25lb and Snatch weight was 40lb.  OHS is something that I just cannot go heavy on, again with it being related to shoulders. They aren’t strong and stable enough to do a heavier weight.

Snatches, I wanted to do 45lb but my shoulder was pretty fatigued from being hammered with workouts this week.

I got in 1 full round in 7 minutes.


Surprise rest day because I overslept and didn’t wake up till 9:30am. Whoops! I work till 10pm on Thursdays which is way past my bedtime and lately it’s been causing me to oversleep on Fridays.


The workouts this week were shoulder heavy and I definitely felt it. My shoulder got very fatigued leaving me feeling weak and frustrated.  It’s probably time to suck it up and see a doctor about my shoulder just to make sure nothing crazy is going on.  I still think it’s a strain and since I’m still using it for working out that might be why it’s not healing as fast.

That said, I’m not going to stop going to CrossFit if that happens to be the recommendation. I’m just going to have to seriously modify workouts so that I’m still exercising while letting my shoulder heal.

I got a pair of Nike Metcons thanks to a sweet Black Friday deal and I have been wearing those lately for my workouts. I have to say that I don’t think I like them as much as the Reebok Nanos.  They are a little heftier feeling and feel more bulky as well.  For a regular AMRAP or workout they are fine but if the workout focuses a lot on lifts, I don’t feel as stable in them as I do in the Nanos.  I’ll probably switch out to my old Nanos for lifts and wear the Metcons for workouts.


Fresh Start

Welcome to Monday and a brand new week!  I’m ready to start this week fresh and get back on track.  Scott is back from his business trip which makes me a happy lady. I missed his face so much! And with him being home,  I’ll be able to get back to my routine.

Taking last week off was needed but man I did miss the structure and routine of my days.

The weather today is crazy. It’s 50 degrees and super windy because the temps are going to plummet and be frigid all week.  We might even see more snow!

Yogurt and coffee

I wasn’t super hungry when I got up this morning and only wanted something light, so a yogurt bowl it was.

  • 2% Fage
  • Homemade Granola
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Coconut Flakes

Plus coconut oil + butter coffee.

Scott’s plane landed and I was waiting for him to get home before diving into lunch.  I snacked on a pear and some leftover potato salad while I prepped some stuff for lunch and some stuff for the week.

Potato Salad

The potato salad was pretty basic with mayo + dill as the seasonings.

Brat, tots, sugar snap peas

Lunch was a total rando plate of leftovers and things that needed used up; Jalapeno cheddar brat, tots, and some sugar snap peas.

Pork roast, potatoes, and carrots

Dinner was super easy because I wanted to maximize the time I got with Scott today once he got home. I decided on slow cooker pork roast with potatoes and carrots.  This way dinner was ready to go and I wasn’t spending a bunch of time in the kitchen.

I know this was a super quick post but it’s time to go hang with Scott and get caught up on everything that happened while he was away.  Chat with you tomorrow!


Fitness Friday: Taking A Week Off


I took the week off from training and did absolutely nothing.  Not a damn thing but stuff around the house and I also binged on Criminal Minds.  It was glorious and also difficult.

This wasn’t something planned out but something I decided on last minute.  I realized the past few weeks that I’ve been getting tired more easily and feeling a lot more joint aches after workouts.

Going 5 days a week to workout was not a big deal but lately it’s been a struggle.  My body gets so worn out and exhausted that I end up taking a day off.

It sucks.  This isn’t a place I want to be.  It makes me feel like my body is falling apart.  The worst is that it makes me feel like I’m old.

I hate feeling old.

So this week I decided to just chill and give my body a full on break.  It was difficult because I like working out and I like seeing my FitFam each day.

Yes I said it, FitFam. My gym is my second home. I miss lifting that bar and cursing with each stupid burpee.

But I feel like my body just needed this down time.  I’ll be back next week and hopefully this rest will prove to have been helpful.

Have you ever taken a break from training?


Thoughts On fitbit Blaze

For those that may remember, I got a fitbit Flex a few years ago and at first I loved it.  Then I hated it so very much. For starters, it would go to sleep way too easily without my knowing.  I could be driving down a particularly bumpy road and it would go to sleep.  Making a smoothie? Yup, it would go to sleep.  You get the idea.

Plugging in exercises on the app was a pain in the ass.  You would have to create exercises if you did anything other than run or walk.  Then you had to guesstimate how many calories you burned because the app required that you put in some number.  Instead of being easy it became cumbersome and I hated it.  I tossed it back in it’s box as I cursed it and moved on.

Fast forward a few years, once I was doing CrossFit consistently, I wanted to be able to track my workouts, calories burned, and so on.  Wearing a traditional heart rate monitor during the workout was uncomfortable. I also started running again so wearing a GPS plus wearing a HRM was annoying.  Isn’t there something that does all these things? In frustration, I started looking for other options.

I went back to fitbit site and saw that they know have a whole line of devices.  The Blaze is what caught my attention because the features seemed to be exactly what I was looking for.  Plus it connects to your phone (iPhone AND Android) alerting you to text messages and phone calls.

fitbit Blaze

It took me a long time to decide to make the purchase because I was afraid of spending the money then hating the device.  Scott finally convinced me to take the plunge so I purchased the Blaze with a purple band.

Hands down, I am in total love with this fitness tracker.  It has everything I was looking for and fits my needs perfectly.

It has a HRM and while I’m sure it might not be as accurate as the old school ones, I don’t mind. I can go to the “Today” tab and see all my stats which is so handy and much preferred over having to open the app each time.

It does track sleep and it goes to sleep on it’s own.  I assume it detects sleep by lack of movement and slower heart rate.

It has multiple workout modes to choose from:

  • Run
  • Bike
  • Weights
  • Treadmill
  • Elliptical
  • Workout

YEEESSSSSS! Weights is what I use if I’m doing an hour weight session and workout is what I pick for CrossFit workouts.  Run for running, clearly.

The run option does have connected GPS, meaning it uses your phone for that.  I went in with some apprehension on this because I thought that I would have to have my phone out and have to read that for distance.  Nope, the watch just connects to your phone via bluetooth and then mileage is displayed on the watch screen. The watch will buzz when you hit a mile.  Once you’re done, you can check your stats and see pace, distance, splits, and even elevation.  It’s awesome!

And because you are logging the workouts right on your phone, you don’t have to worry about logging them in the app saving lots of time and frustration.

There is a timer on the watch as well if you want to time yourself doing whatever.

There is also an alarm feature so that you can set alarm reminders or sleep alarms.

Plus it connects to your phone so you’ll get buzzes to let you know if you have a text or phone call.  I believe that if you use the calendar and mail program native to your phone, you’ll also get buzz alerts to let you know about mail and events.  I use Gmail and Gcal so I don’t get those.

I was afraid that it was going to be bulky and while it is a bit large, it is not a problem at all.  Sometimes while getting dressed or putting on a jacket, I have to be sure it doesn’t catch on a sleeve but otherwise it is just like wearing a watch.

Seriously, I cannot say enough good things about the Blaze!  If you’re looking for a fitness tracker or perhaps considering gifting a tracker to someone, definitely consider the Blaze.  And if you have any questions about it, give me a shout and I’ll answer them as best I can.

Disclaimer: This post is not associated with fitbit, they don’t even know I exist. I purchased this product myself.


Fitness Friday: Turkey Time

Knee sleeves and pineapple socis


Rest day. I woke up not feeling 100% in the morning.  I was debating about going to the gym the entire time I was taking care of the dogs because I hate missing workouts but my stomach also felt like junk.  I was putting on my gym clothes and I felt like, yeah this probably isn’t going to be a good idea.  I wouldn’t be able to have full energy and give it my all today so instead I stayed home. Meh.


Feeling so much better. I know what my issue was yesterday and now I’m wrestling with sharing that or not.  It could be seen as TMI.  Hrm.

Anyway I was able to workout.  I ran a mile before going to class.  I did a walk run combo to see if that helped my shins at all.  It did, they only got slightly sore during the run and didn’t fully cramp up.  My friend, Lori, suggested that I might have tight calves so I’ve been working on stretching and rolling them with a foam roller.

Workout today was AMRAP for 20:

  • 5 Clean and Jerks
  • 10 Toes to Bar
  • 1min Rest

We were supposed to go heavy-ish on the clean and jerks but I’m still battling shoulder issues and unfortunately can’t go very heavy.  I did mine at 50lbs today and even by the end my shoulder was getting very sore and tired.

I’m thinking about purchasing a pull-up bar so I can work on pull-ups and toes to bar at home.


Started off with a mile run/walk with Kira.  My shins did not bother me at all today! Perhaps it’s because I’ve been rolling them out? I’m going to stick with that and see if it continues to help.

The workout today was rough and thanks to holiday indulging, my energy has been so low.

It was a 25 min AMRAP

  • 25 Empty Bar Thrusters
  • 25 Burpees
  • 25 EB Sumo Deadlift Highpulls

Ughhhhhh I got in 3 rounds + 10 but it was slow going.  Well my burpees are super slow and thrusters, even with an empty bar just kill me.  My legs and arms were shaking at the end.

I’m trying to not let this frustrate me because I did it to myself.  That’s what happens when I indulge and don’t get enough sleep.  With running, I was able to get away with it a little more but with weights? Nope. You have to eat well or you’ll do poorly in the gym.


It was so chilly and breezy but I still did a 1mile run with my running buddy.  Rolling out my calves has helped so much! I ran three days in a row this week without any shin issues.  Hooray! I’m going to continue to focus on stretching and rolling out those calves so that I can get back to running.

On Wednesday our coach said that we’ll be doing a fun holiday workout on Thanksgiving morning.  Yeah, I think that’s code for challenging and long because this workout was not fun.

Hero workout Vito: 33 each of:

  • Chest to bar pull-ups
  • Hand release push-ups
  • Jumping lunges
  • Toes to bar
  • Sumo Deadlift Highpulls
  • Wall balls
  • Lateral burpees (over a plate)
  • Abmat sit-ups
  • Plyo push-ups
  • Box jumps

We were able to do this workout in any order we wanted, we just had to do a full 33 reps of the move before moving on to the next move.  I got all the stuff I hate out of the way first like burpees.  They take me forever to do and I hate them.

I was the first in class to finish which never happens and I had a brief panic attack thinking that I didn’t complete the whole thing.  I did because I went back over my list and made sure, but WHEW for a second there I thought I did something wrong. Some stuff was modified, like I can’t do chest to bar so I did banded pullups.  I also can’t do toes-to-bar yet so I raised my knees as high as I could.

It was nice to get in exercise before getting ready for the big day!


Rest day.  That’s two this week which is not what I’m shooting for but life happens.  I went in thinking that I was going to take Friday off because I knew I’d be tired and I also wanted a quiet morning to myself.  Maybe that sounds silly but sometimes I need to have a morning alone to regroup and get centered.


Lots of grandma moments but also progress with running and I’m choosing to focus on that more.  Yeah, I would like to get past feeling tired and sore all the time but I’ll get there.  Right now, I’m going to be happy with the fact that I can run multiple days in a row without shin issues! Also, if you have any recs for a pullup bar at home please let me know!


Thanksgiving Errands

Happy Monday, gang! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I worked most of the weekend but I still had some nice downtime with Scott which was lovely and got to have some fabulous treats.  We got some takeout on Saturday from a local BBQ place which included fried chicken, ribs, and pulled pork.  It was alright (I’m so picky about dining out), would we get it again? Maybe.

This morning I had a Kind bar as I was getting ready for the gym. I was hungry and the bananas that we have are super ripe and now have a texture I don’t dig.  I wasn’t feeling 100% and ended up not going to the gym.  Boo. I hate missing the gym and I also don’t like feeling off balance.

I had some frothy coffee early this morning and forgot to snap some pics but you guys know what that looks like.

Late breakfast sort of lunch but not really, that’s what I’m calling this meal.

Spinach Feta Chicken Sausage and Sweet Potato

Half a baked sweet potato with Kerrygold butter and some Applegate Spinach and Feta chicken sausage.  The sausage was alright.  I feel like Applegate’s sausages are a little too processed.  All of their sausages, texture is almost like a cheap hotdog and there’s a cheap hotdog kind of flavor going on in the background.  It’s not horrible but I’ve definitely had better sausages.  Not sure I’d purchase those again.

Scott has the entire week off, (HOORAY!) and that means I get more time to hang with him this week. However we needed to get some stuff done for Thanksgiving and headed out this afternoon to finish up holiday errands. The stores were packed!

I picked up some more turkey bone broth from TJ’s and then we hit Whole Foods where I got our turkey and the final ingredients for the big dinner on Thursday.

Since I was still feeling a little off and errands took longer than expected, I picked up dinner from Whole Foods.  Our local store started doing ramen a few months back and that’s what I got today.  It’s a little on the pricey side but it is enough for two meals.

Whole Foods Chicken Ramen

Chicken ramen that comes with seaweed, bok choy, and a soft boiled egg.  The egg grosses me out so I give that to Scott.

This hit the spot!  I will be having a snack tonight because I do need a little bit more food in my system.  I know this was a quick post but it’s getting late and I’m ready to hit the couch and catch this week’s episode of Martha and Snoop!


Fitness Friday: Old Lady Feels

Workout Station


I went for a 1 mile run with my friend Kira before our workout. Right now we’re doing a run/walk for the mile and are considering doing the Couch To 5K program starting in December.  Both of us want to start running (for me, to get back into running. You know, trying this for the 5 millionth time. Gah.) and feel like starting off with the C25K program might be beneficial.

I’ve been having some issues with shins while running. They’ve been cramping up during the run. It’s not shin splints, my shins don’t hurt after my run only during.  They cramp up pretty badly too and it becomes hard to walk. My left shin is the worst but my right shin does it as well.  Not sure if I need new shoes or if I just need to get used to running again.

If you remember, I had some trouble with my hip. Well my hip is fine and now it’s my shins. I swear it is always something that is keeping me from running. Meanwhile, Scott started running and is now up to 3 miles no problem. Jerk.

Anyway, the workout was:

  • 10 Box Dips
  • 10 Deficit Pushups
  • 10 Burpees to Plates

This workout was hard on my shoulder.  I strained my right shoulder back in September from doing too much aggressive triceps dips and it’s still bothering me.  I’ve been taking things slowly and lightly with it but it’s frustrating nonetheless. So this workout really challenged my shoulder and I felt it at the end.

PS: There’s always a warmup for the workouts I just don’t post those because it’s a warmup and not terribly exciting. But if you’re really interested in what those look like, just give me a shout and I’ll start adding them.


I did a strength session before the workout. Super easy and light session to get back into the swing of things. I did squats which felt OK but my shoulders were really sore and tight from Monday’s workout which made the bar uncomfortable.

I also did a few presses which made my shoulder feel a little tight and I could tell they were tired from the previous workout.

This workout was rough and left me feeling defeated and frustrated. I had really low energy even though I just had a banana before starting and I had trouble getting through it.  I did it but did not get as many rounds as I would have liked.


  • 25 Plate Overhead Stepping Lunges – 15lb Plate
  • 45 Sumo HighPulls with 35lb KB
  • 25 Situps with 25lb Plate

UGH. My arms were shaky during the lunges. Recommended weight was 25lb plate but I couldn’t do that and dropped to 15lb.  My legs started shaking during the sumo highpulls and just MEH. This workout sucked and left me drained.


Rest day. I was dragging hardcore getting out of bed and I was so freaking sore from the previous two workouts. I originally thought that I would make a later class at the gym but instead I took an epsom salt bath with some arnica and eucalyptus.  That made me feel so much better!  I felt guilty all day for missing class.  I hate missing a workout just because I feel like an old lady. Grrrr!


I was still sore and really tired but I made it to the gym. We did snatches and jump rope. Snatches are hard on my shoulder and I had to drop weight to get through this workout.  Cue more frustration and angst.

I also did a mile run before class and my shin cramped up on me forcing me to walk most of the way back.  Grumble grumble.


We had 5 stations, spend a minute at each station with 30 second transition between stations. 3 total rounds.

  • 35lb Kettlebell broad jumps.
  • Bear crawls with 25lb dumbbells.
  • Box jump overs
  • Twisting med ball lunges
  • Reverse lunges

I thought the bear crawls were going to be awkward AF but they actually weren’t too bad. The move that got me was the kettlebell broad jump! That had my legs shaking and really wore them out. I was ready to be done by round 3.


I got frustrated a lot this week because I was feeling old and rickety. My joints are hurting more, there’s more muscle soreness, and I’m getting tired a lot easier.  It used to just be around my cycle that I would notice the symptoms increase but now it’s happening more often which is leaving me frustrated.  Time to start fiddling with my diet and sleep to see if that helps.  If not then I may have to suck it up and talk to someone about it.