Fukumoto Friday: Week 12

We have officially started phase 2 of 2015. Supersets. Oh my. I’ve done these in the past and the never fail to kick my behind. So far, this is no exception! Thankfully, workout one had some familiar exercises in it so my brain wasn’t overloaded with trying to remember how, or what to do. We’ll see what tomorrow morning brings me :) Though if I read the board correctly (and I’m sure I did), I’ll be revisiting my TRX pistol squats!! Squeeee!! I really dig those guys. And the insane amount of foam rolling you have to do to help recover from them after.

Preach it brother!
Preach it brother!

Can I take a moment to pat myself on the back? Just one quick moment? Because I’m freaking proud of myself. Tuesday saw us repeating several exercises that were in my first round of training back near the end of November. One of them was push-ups. You know my war on push-ups. Well I am so stoked that I was able to do 2 sets of proper (read: all the way to the ground…AND back up again) pushups using the lightest resistance band for support. This is huge for me. Huge. THEN I was able to farmer carry not one, but TWO kettle bell weights heavier than the last time I did this. Whooooooooo!!! I tried to explain my excitement to my husband but he just kinda looked at me strangely. Maybe I shouldn’t have been dancing when I made the announcement. Or hyperventilating from excitement. Meh.

I’m also kinda thinking that maybe I might be able to conquer the trunk stability pushup sooner than 6 months. Maybe even by the end of this month. Call me crazy, but I think I just might be able to do it.

Week one of our meal prep challenge is also done, and I think I did pretty good!

So much goodness!
So much goodness!

I made two new recipes (raw blueberry buckwheat energy bars from my Thrive Energy cookbook and a vegan apple crisp with my Oh She Glows cookbook) and kept the food under budget! Good start. I’m still finalizing this week’s meal plan and prep but I think it will be just as tasty. Only one recipe prep didn’t go as planned because I couldn’t find fresh basil for the pasta I was going to prepare so we went with spinach pasta with marinara sauce instead. I heard no complaints.

All in all, a fantastic start to the month. I’m excited for tomorrow. This should come as no surprise to anyone.

Follow my weekly updates:

Week 1                                 Week 5                         Week 9

Week 2                                 Week 6 (no update)     Week 10

Week 3                                 Week 7                         Week 11

Week 4                                 Week 8

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Stephanie

Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

24 Responses to Fukumoto Friday: Week 12

  1. awesome job!!! Way to go on the meal prep. I really wish I could get into doing that. I guess I fear wasting my food…if I don’t follow through. Pistol squats?!?!? I’m scared to even look those up. lol

    • I find I waste less food and save money by meal prepping. I’m MUCH more likely to lose focus if I try to do it during the week amidst the chaos.

      And pistol squats…real deal. Look ’em up, they’re epic!

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