Betty Strong

^ Link to last log, which has links to my other logs :slight_smile:

You’ve been through a lot with me over the last few months…And I thank you all for the support.

But this story isn’t over yet…
Hubby is getting ready to come back NEXT WEEK, after an almost year long deployment.
So with all the readjusting there is yet to be done and fun family times ahead,
I’ll still be smashing weights and am planning on a strongman comp at the end of Summer. Whether it happens for real or not, I’ll have fun training what I love to do most, which is lifting heavy! (or at least attempting)

No matter what, by the end of this log, I will be mentally and physically stronger than ever…


I love you and I love your logs and all the hard work you do and…and…gulps for air

Just kill it woman!

Always a pleasure to follow you around, Betty. Ever the inspiration.

oh, and FIRST! suckas.

Dammit. Maschy beat me to the new log!

I love to follow your training Mimzy!

This next year is gonna be EPIC!


Hi Betty! :slight_smile:

Hi New Log

tear it up

Mim: A new log. A planned comp. A hubby nearly home. What a lovely start!

YAY a new log! And I’m so happy for you that your hubby will be home soon :slight_smile:

Hello! Thank yous! :smiley:

Decided to change the thread title…since I think I have ‘finished strong.’

I was at the gym stopping myself from vomiting on the precious barbell, thinking to myself ‘ain’t non’ dem bitches wanna be Betty STRONG!’


The trainer had about 6 girls lined up going back and forth doing THE MOST retarded shit you would could imagine. I was swearing out loud and shaking my head in disgust. I don’t even want to train there anymore.

Moving on…

I wanted to give a little background just in case your new to my ‘world.’

-Two kids
(9 yr old boy 4 yr old girl)

-Hubby is military and has been deployed to Afghanistan since last year.

  • daughter had heart surgery in Feb.

  • I quit smoking on the way to the hospital :smiley:

-I made it through this FUCKING deployment single handedly…no friends or family around. THAT alone has made me Betty STRONG! To go through something so SUCKY and to come out ok. Kids are fine for the most part :wink:

  • This place and the gym have pretty much been my only outlets. So I thank you!

So if your new to around here, I’ve pretty much been dieting for the last two years I maintained strength and even went up in some lifts but strength has not been my focus.

So now I’m smashing weights and adding cardio :EEEK: while keeping the eats clean to see if I can’t still lose some pudge and add muscle. A recomp if you will. Mostly I just want to get stronger and reap the side effects of looking hawt.

One more thing.

I took boo bear(the dog) to the vet to get checked out yesterday cause she came down with this gnarly cough. Turns out she had heart worms at an already advanced state. :frowning: :frowning:

It would have costed more money than we have to do further testing/treatment. Plus to get her up to date with vaccines, getting her spayed and getting her tail fixed.

It breaks my heart because she was such a sweet dog. A perfect fit for our family. So instead of bringing her back and getting more attached, on the way home I took her to the shelter :frowning: :frowning:

With any luck maybe one of the rescue places I called will come forward.

Its both hard to believe its been a whole year since hubby left, and easy to believe it cause of all the good and bad that’s happened this year. Time flies and drags all at once!

Yay for the new log! Sad about the doggy. :frowning:


45esx8 55esx8 65esx8 2x10x70es

Front squat-
4x8x65<—moving fast, no lock out really…feel THE BURN!

4x8x135-alllll the way to the floor.

Walking lunges
1x40 fml

1 leg hip ext
3x10, 10lb plate

GG/BG - 3x15x135

2x15x40lb bb

Ab machine

About time you made the new log ;D

I love love LOVE how I killed the last log. It was classic.
Such good news about your hubby, YAY!

Thanks Kim-
I can’t believe it either.

This time last year, I couldn’t imagine the many months ahead. You can’t really know I guess. You just gotta DO IT!

And yes…very very sad about the doggy.
We’ll ‘shop,’ for a dog soon after hubby gets back. That was the original plan.

Wow… You’re one strong lady.

My thanks to you and your husband and your children for the sacrifice.

I am glad he is coming home soon.

Sorry to hear about your dog. :frowning:

Yay new log! And that really sucks about the dog.
But great that hubby’s coming back so hugs all round. (Love Disturbed, btw)

Next week! Woo hoo!
Sorry to hear about the doggy. I’m sure you’ll find another that will be a perfect fit for your family.

Walking lunges are the devil!

Disturbed FTW~

I wanna be Betty strong too, but doubt if I have what it takes…FML.

Hi Betty-Sue!

[quote]mom-in-MD wrote:
I quit smoking on the way to the hospital[/quote]
I am OVERJOYED to hear this.

And Down with the Sickness is one of my fave songs of all times.

Happy times coming for you.