Where the Clever Things Are

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Good morning from Disney World!
Pt 1- shoulder grind
Pt 2- view from our balcony at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. What you can’t see are is all the wildlife below (giraffes, warthogs, zebras, and more).

Follow me on Instagram if you’d like- it’s easier to post quick pictures there.

Filed under we are meeting lots of princesses today!!!!

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30 days ago, we started our “Countdown to Disney” chain. Every night we would take off a link and for each purple link, the kids were given surprises for the trip (headphones for plane, flip flops, Frozen shirts, coloring books etc).

Well, tonight we got to the last link. To say that they are excited is an understatement. Tomorrow we will embark on our first family vacation, first time flying with kids, and my first trip back to Disney World in 20 years (closer to 30 years for Matt)!

I’m pretty freakin’ anxious, but to see these little ones in all their glory is what I’ve been waiting for!!!!

Filed under grant me patience and sleep and i'll be up at 4 for a workout

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Friday OHP PR? why thank you. Pushing those big 45’s on either side for 3 sets of 6 reps.
Plus, new arm sleeves to help with the tricep tendon and medial elbow pain.
…and before you get bent out of shape about using the smith machine… I happen to LIKE the smith machine and it’s still a PR if the weight is more than I’ve ever lifted before.

Friday OHP PR? why thank you. Pushing those big 45’s on either side for 3 sets of 6 reps.

Plus, new arm sleeves to help with the tricep tendon and medial elbow pain.

…and before you get bent out of shape about using the smith machine… I happen to LIKE the smith machine and it’s still a PR if the weight is more than I’ve ever lifted before.

Filed under off season gains why does everyone hate on the smith machine?

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Sometimes I walk into public places wearing my fnf gear, carrying a big jug of carb “juice” and 6-pack bag and forget that not everyone understands that bodybuilder life. 

Just caught myself inhaling my food and voraciously licking the crumbs and jelly from the bottom of the container.

Sometimes I walk into public places wearing my fnf gear, carrying a big jug of carb “juice” and 6-pack bag and forget that not everyone understands that bodybuilder life.

Just caught myself inhaling my food and voraciously licking the crumbs and jelly from the bottom of the container.

Filed under I just wanna be DLB flag nor fail hustle harder

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My OCD bone is happy right now.

I’ve spent the last 2 hours getting a suitcase ready for our family trip to Disney World next week. And yes, that suitcase is full of food, tools, and various supplements to help us save money and keep me on my game plan while we are there.

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that any change of routine gives me strong, yet probably unnecessary anxiety. So while it may seem trivial and stupid to most, I’m working to keep my head on straight by having everything I need at my disposal.

- snacks for the kids (granola bars, dried fruit, pb crackers etc)

- quest bars and protein bars

- individually labeled and measured BCAA’s, creatine, glutamine, and oats

- vitamins in my geriatric pill box

- tuna, can opener, gum, measuring cups, stevia drops, and spices

Filed under i'm a freak

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Feeling sort of strange. Took the kids to this nursery rhyme fantasyland called Storyville. It’s a free activity sponsored by a local public library.
For the first 30 minutes, they clung by my side, asking me to watch their every move, both fighting for my attention….. but now I sit on an 18 inch chair the size of a dinner plate while my 5 & 3 year old play with their “friends” in their “club house” aka tree behind me. They are on a “mission” and “no grown ups are allowed”. Hmph.

I’m not sure how I feel about all of this. I feel the need to climb my happy ass up in the tree and see what is going on… but I shall resist. I’ll know I’ll get stuck anyways.

Feeling sort of strange.
Took the kids to this nursery rhyme fantasyland called Storyville. It’s a free activity sponsored by a local public library.

For the first 30 minutes, they clung by my side, asking me to watch their every move, both fighting for my attention….. but now I sit on an 18 inch chair the size of a dinner plate while my 5 & 3 year old play with their “friends” in their “club house” aka tree behind me. They are on a “mission” and “no grown ups are allowed”. Hmph.

I’m not sure how I feel about all of this. I feel the need to climb my happy ass up in the tree and see what is going on… but I shall resist. I’ll know I’ll get stuck anyways.

Filed under mom probs

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Woke up with very little elbow pain.
Didn’t see abs in the mirror & I’m ok with that.
Crushed delts (that gym lighting tho..)
Got a lifting ebook from allgutsnotglory
Voluntarily doing 10 whole minutes of cardio.

Hoping to continue this positive Wednesday. And you?!

Filed under off season gains