Victory #HIIT #reps & #yoga #workout

I missed both working out AND meditating yesterday. I’d been planning to get to both before all the drama. However I got back to both today & am very happy to report:

The easel has been successfully extracted from enemy territory!

I can’t believe she tried so hard to give the one thing away that I said was still important to me, but I shouldn’t be surprised. It’ll be waaaaaay less than the $600 last quoted by a UPS team that was being encouraged to take it off her hands. And now I can discard the check that’s on its way. I think I’ll burn it.

I’ve told my friend Cathy that assuming Charlie and I can figure out how to put it back together again (he’s pretty handy), the first piece created on it will be dedicated and on its way to her.

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Power Strength by Jamie B

Warmup: (10/30) x5 rounds jump rope. 3:20

Mix Circuits (perform 3 rounds on first set before moving on to second)
Round 1 —- 50:10
Round 2 —- 30:10
Round 3 —- 12 reps

Time = about 32 (forgot to time specifically)

Set 1: (set 13 24” elv) I’d maybe try 16″ if I had it. I’m not too good on vertical height with jumping! Even taking my 5’2″ stature into account.

1. Regular DL 40
2. Box Jumps
3. Squat touching butt to bench Top DL 40
4. Squat Jumps
5. Wide Leg DL 40

Set 2: (no vest)
1. Push-up, Handstand, Plank
2. Drag Curls (bicep curl position, while curling arms up, keep weights close to body pulling elbows behind) 26lbs
3. Pull-ups Archer Push-up
4. Wide Hammer Curls 26lbs
5. Chin-ups Tricep Push-up

Combos (HIIT at 50:10 x3) 18:30min
with vest both sets

Set 1: (vest)
1. Alt Curtsey Lunge + OH Tricep Extension 20
2. Narrow Squat + Back Row 30
3. Alt Knee Lift + Lateral Raise 20

Set 2:
1. Chest Press + Leg Raise (raise legs at same time as chest press up) 30 Lowered from 40 cause I forgot to give myself 15sec for the change intervals! Also forgot to take vest off
2. Bicep Curl to Shoulder Press 30
3. alt Side Plank Row press + Leg Lift (side plank position, weight in hand, pull up to row while raising top leg) 10 per hand first 2 rounds, upped to 15 the 3rd. I figured out I can avoid hand pain by putting the supporting hand on the floor rather than staying on the dumbbell.

“Death by Dumbbells” (by Scott Herman Fitness)- HIIT at 30:20 4x
Time = 18:20
with vest for all but move 5

1. Dumbbell Squat 40
2. Dumbbell Renegade Row 30 Bent over, fast alt row
3. Dumbbell Burpee 20
4. Dumbbell alt T Push-Up (alt T raises with push-up in between) 20
5. Dumbbell star Toe Touch abs 10 alt sides

Burnout: AMRAP 5 reps per move 5 mins
Score: 2 rull rounds + 5 tricep push-ups

1. Tricep push-ups
2. Squat jumps
3. Wide Push-up, handstand, plank 
4. Box jumps

(Time – 1:28)


About 15min

I’ve got some good friends…

I’ve been so isolated sometimes I’m convinced I don’t have any at all, but then… I have been really letting it hang out on Facebook. I’ve got nothing to lose. I think it was either that or a complete freak out and I’m more interested in keeping my shit together.

Today was emotionally draining though

After two more equally lengthy & vicious nastygrams and several ignored calls, I got a comment from my NH friend who’d previously offered to go pick up the easel. It turns out she’s got both a corporate discount and an amenable shipping department at work. My last estimate from UPS was $600. Cathy thinks she can get it down to about half that.

I’d asked UPS to wait until tomorrow for my decision, but called them back immediately to tell them to hold it until Saturday. Apparently my mother had suddenly shown up, as they were preparing to close, saying she wanted to ship after all. These poor people stuck in the middle! They’d all been informed. Oh mam you don’t need to ask for anyone in particular. We all know about it. I then had to call her back & have an inane argument over the fact that she is not not allowed to pay for it. She’s to leave it. She’s out of the equation. End of story.

Hopefully I’ll be able to get it back together! I just couldn’t let it go. I’ve owned very little in life and I’ve been willing to let most of it go, but this was different. Part of me wonders if they gave such an inflated price because there was someone working there who was interested in taking it. Betty was trying to give it away!

The easel is symbolic of coming full circle

Whatever the fuck happens, I will get the bones of that easel out here to Portland. I never thought I’d do this. I don’t even have any oil or acrylic paints, not to mention all the other pile of supplies I’d need. I’m just going to give all the fight I’ve got left remaining into really, finally, being an artist. It won’t last long if the universe doesn’t throw me a goddamn bone already, hence the magical assistance I’ve been preparing.

I don’t think I’ll actually bother reading a book on narcissistic mothers. Not immediately anyway. I’d rather think about what I’m working on: the next illustration, the servitor, the next area of study in hermetics.