So, yeah, I haven’t been blogging much these days. Sometimes I really miss it, but more often than not, I’m just too busy to even think about it.

I’m taking that as a good sign.

I’m on autopilot, in a good way, balancing work, family and my own self-care the best I can. As the kids get older, it gets easier in some ways and harder in others.

Anyway, that’s not why I’m here. I wanted to share some progress at the gym I’ve made recently.

Back in April, I posted about working on my weakness. Namely pull-ups, back squat and handstand push-ups. Well, I’ve made progress in all three!


I don’t’ have any “proof” but my pull-ups have been on point lately. The other day I did five strict while warming up and I’ve been doing sets of five kipping in most workouts.

There are still days I drop down to doubles or singles but for the most part, I’m steadily and consistently getting more and more proficient with them. It’s nice.

Back Squats

Gosh, these are my nemesis. I’m the opposite of most women I know. My upper body is stronger than my lower body. It’s so frustrating!

This week, however, I finally hit a new three rep max. And, honestly, I think I could have done a little more if my lower back wasn’t giving me some trouble this week.

I’m trying not to get my hopes up but I think I’ll hit a new one rep PR very soon. I’m finally squatting over my body weight and inching my way to my ultimate goal of 200 pounds.

One day!

Hand Stand Push-Ups

The reason I’m posting today! This morning I made great progress on my handstand push up so I asked Coach to record them for me. Here’s a side-by-side of my progress these last few months.

I am SO MUCH MORE CONFIDENT with them and I think that’s making a big difference. That and consistent work. I’m in the gym every morning, five to six days a week doing what I can. Some days I give 100%. Some days… not so much but I keep at it.

Hopefully, I’ll be back soon with something else to celebrate! 🙂

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A 40ish - wait, what?! - Mom who loves to try new things, share her adventures, and inspire people to reach their goals.