Just me…



Learning to accept myself is the biggest challenge I can do to help myself. I know that once I can accept me for me then I can truly ask and expect others to accept me for who I am, good, bad, ugly, crazy, and wild. I can’t change what has happened to me, what I would love to take back, and I can’t change where I am..all I can do is put my full effort into making it better.

It’s been almost a year with my coach and I can say that I know I am not the easiest person, but I feel like he is truly understanding me and what I need as a client. While at time I want to run away from it all, he truly grounds me and challenges me to be better. I am not sure I would still be alive if I had not moved and gotten a fresh start, for that I am thankful to myself for taking the leap of faith to start over. The last few months before my birthday, I wanted to rehash the events that lead up to the destruction—but after sitting on it, it is the past and weather I am to blame or not it is done and we all stronger for it.


I didn’t get it…the events of yesterday didn’t get me into OPEX and so my plan that was written on the board disappeared overnight. I am a work in progress. So, this is what I did:

A1. Snatch Grip RDL 8-10 x4
A2. DB Step Ups 8-10 x4
Notes: We’ve played around with different grips the last few weeks and I have to say these felt good, I felt strong doing them. A1: 85×10, 95×10, 100×9, 105×9. A2. I concentrated on using the leg to get me up and not pushing off with the back leg. I used the jerk block. I did the same weight; 25# and did 10, 10, 8, 8. I felt like I had dinosaur arms at the end, my grip was fried.

B1. Strict Press x3
B2. Grav. Pull-ups x3
B3. Grav Dips x3
Notes: B1: 55×5, 65×4, 70×3–these felt like they might have looked bad, feels like I am sticking my belly out and swaying my back some. B2: 225×5, 210×5, 195×3. B3: 210×3, 210×4, 195×3. I noticed I am getting to a point on the Grav that I can use the same weight for pull-ups and dips.

C1 Bicep Curls x3
C2 Cable Press x3
Notes: I stuck with 20# for the curls, my arms were feeling the love they got in this session today; I did 4, 6, 7. The cable press was pretty cool, it was my first time using it. I went: 20×7, 25×7, 30×5.

3 Minute RDL
Notes: I think I need to start working towards doing a regular FLR and not on my knees still. I was able to do the whole 3 minutes with just a few 1-2sec push back breaks. I am thinking the next step up from knees would be one straight leg back.
RTW 15 Minutes Easy
Assault Bike
Watt Bike
Ski Erg


Published by Julie Kristine

My experience, struggles, strength, a full transparency of me.

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