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Books books and more books

Pretty much all my time aside from essential things like work and making sure the kids don’t starve to death is spent revising currently. My GDL law exams are in under two weeks, my application for an LLM in Commercial Law is in, I just need to pass these darn exams.

Of course I did make it to the gym a little day, would be unthinkable otherwise. It stops me from seizing up through sitting too long. It wasn’t a major workout just 30 mins Ashtanga yoga followed by a barbell hang power clean, power clean, front squat and upright row complex x 8. Enough to feel like I moved today.

Charlotte made it into school yesterday morning but was too worn out today. She will be in for the morning tomorrow. It will take a while I think to build her back up.

Back again 

I haven’t posted in months, the Cowden syndrome diagnosis in my daughter  was such a shock I didn’t have words. Ive kept up crossfit though throughout all of this, pretty consistently really. 

Anyway progress numbers, since I started blogging in August 

Back Squat was 30kg now 65kg 1rm

Deadlift was 30kg now 77kg 1rm

Strict press was 20kg now 30kg 1rm

So definite progress, I have torn the meniscus in right knee which is problematic and I’m focusing a lot on yoga to help with it. 

Study wise I’m almost at the end of my graduate law diploma, my exams are the end of May so a huge amount of my time is focused on that. 

My daughter is still recovering from everything she’s been through, it was such a lot for someone so young. She is very unwell, exhausted, anxious and catches every bug going. I wish I could do something to help her. 

Goals

I love and hate goals. I constantly have short term goals and long term goals running. Hitting a target feels amazing, of course the flipside is that missing a target can be really defeating.

At the moment my goals are two fold. 

1) Get really fit through crossfit by attending Real Fitness 4 x a week, 3 minimum.

2) Finish my Graduate diploma in law, I’ve had to delay this year a few times when my daughter has been very ill.

Of course on top of this are the normal day to day necessities, looking after the house, kids and their various needs from clubs, homework to simply having mummy time. Helping my parents when they need it. Maintaining a yoga practice,  keep up with teaching my classes and deliver good solid lessons.

Not much then 😂

My weekly targets are easy to pull from the above. Of course the family, work list is every week. On top of that it’s the 4 crossfit sessions a week and completing that weeks study on time and thoroughly.

I nearly had a bit of a meltdown over that this week as by Friday I was behind and shattered.  Thankfully today I caught up with study and yesterday I hit my 4 th crossfit session.

Study to be honest was way easier than crossfit, “equity and trusts? Heck course I understand that, some weird clean, squat over head press, squat, over head press combo? Arrrgghh”

Pretty much crossfit was a bit of a wash out. I still don’t feel like I’m getting fitter. I probably am but I don’t feel it. I do enjoy the doing though so I will keep chipping away and see where I get. 

Week one back at uni

And wow I’m tired today. So I am back at uni to finish a graduate diploma in law, it’s technically a part time course but that still means at least 20 hours a week. I genuinely love it but with 3 kids, part time teaching and training 4 times a week it’s gonna be a hell of a year 

Crossfit wise I’ve maintained 3 to 4 times a week since I last posted. Not actually sure if I’m getting fitter or stronger as every class still feels like a bloody struggle. This mornings, long wod of wall balls, row, kb swings, burpees that went on for half an hour was a killer and I modified some stuff as my son knackered my elbow showing me self defence moves he learned. That said I was hill walking at the weekend with my family and the hills felt like a comfortable walk. So I guess it’s paying dividends outside of class. I’m also feeling thinner and firmer. 

All my kids are back at school or college including my daughter who had cancer. It’s really lovely hearing her talk about normal stuff.

Right best read a law book!