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16 hours ago, KB Girl said:

Also 40% of babies are still born at home

I don't think I have ever heard of a baby being born at home in all the years I have lived here.  It must happen but it is extremely rare

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18 hours ago, KB Girl said:

I also got some really nice feedback from one of the pregnant ladies I'm coaching and she mentioned that her midwifes* wanted to know where she was training so they could recommend it to other clients. Which is cool. I'm working on finishing that course/certification for training pregnant and post partum women and then I'd really like to work with a couple more ladies. 

So cool! :D 

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23 hours ago, KB Girl said:

*In the Netherlands we still all work with midwifes, unless a birth is considered high risk. Also 40% of babies are still born at home. It was a bit of a shock for me finding out that that's not how the rest of the world does it and that you're considered pretty hard core for choosing to give birth at home in any other 'western' country. 

 

Very interesting. Iran is also very hospital-based when it comes to birth. At home it would be seen as a bit rural or as indicating a low economic status maybe (that would be a developing country running thread I suppose).

In Scotland, it's possible if you want to, meaning probably not the default. I had a friend who wanted a water birth at home and I remember her telling me about the prep with her mid-wife (but it did not work out that way in the end). In France, I'm not sure I'll have to read about it.

It's great you're specialising in pregnant or post-pregnancy training. It's still lacking a lot from what I heard from friends.

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21 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

I don't think I have ever heard of a baby being born at home in all the years I have lived here.  It must happen but it is extremely rare

Probably only by accident then.. women in NL are required to have home birthing supplies in their house from 37 weeks on. (if labour starts before that they have to go to the hospital anyway). And the bed needs to be made higher so as not to strain the midwifes/kraamzorgs backs. 

 

14 hours ago, @mu said:

 

Very interesting. Iran is also very hospital-based when it comes to birth. At home it would be seen as a bit rural or as indicating a low economic status maybe (that would be a developing country running thread I suppose).

In Scotland, it's possible if you want to, meaning probably not the default. I had a friend who wanted a water birth at home and I remember her telling me about the prep with her mid-wife (but it did not work out that way in the end). In France, I'm not sure I'll have to read about it.

I think that was probably the thread in most countries at some point- it's interesting how that didn't happen here. 

Maybe dutch mindset- "doe maar normaal dan doe je al gek genoeg" aka "just act normal that's already crazy enough"

Over here you wouldn't boast about higher economic status anyway- that's more a little embarrassing. You'd boast about making ends meet or finding a really good sale. And differences between poor and rich aren't very large at all anyway. 

There was an interesting discussion on a dutch Facebook group I'm in- on why dutch people score really well on obesity rates and the point was made that it's probably because poor people in the Netherlands are.. not so poor. Like.. poor people from other countries would kill to be as poor as our poor people. 

 

14 hours ago, @mu said:

It's great you're specialising in pregnant or post-pregnancy training. It's still lacking a lot from what I heard from friends.

Yes it really is.. I've seen the topic on NF about how we accept all sorts of ailments as part of growing older.. but the amount of ailments pregnant women/ women with kids accept as just being part of it.. it's insane! Probably also because it's hard to talk about the topic of peeing randomly and the state of your vagina x) 

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On 4/25/2019 at 10:56 PM, KB Girl said:

I also got some really nice feedback from one of the pregnant ladies I'm coaching and she mentioned that her midwifes* wanted to know where she was training so they could recommend it to other clients. Which is cool. I'm working on finishing that course/certification for training pregnant and post partum women and then I'd really like to work with a couple more ladies. 

Ooh nice! 

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Friday was my planned rest day.

 

Saturday I had intended to do a jerk training but my legs were still so sore from Thursday and I hadn't slept very much.. so I did some rowing and then figured I'd at least do some snatches.. so I tried a long set with 12kg, which I should be able to do 8 minutes easy, but after 2:15 I already had to switch hands.. then I intended to make up the difference on my right arm, but again after 2:15 I was just done. 

 

Sunday my legs were still sore, but on a more manageable level this time. So I worked on jerks and longcycle, but kept the volume a little bit more manageable than maybe I should've. 

I did 1:00 jerk, then without rest into 1:00 longcycle. First with 2x12kg, a little rest, then 2x14kg and last set with 2x16kg. After that I did some barbell (power) snatch work. Mostly focused on technique and then a couple of reps at 30kg. Finished with rowing. This week I rowed 14000 meters, which is double from last week. I'm pleased with that and I hope I can match it next week. 

 

Some photo/video spam behind the spoiler;



overview for this week; 

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So no yellows or reds for training this week, but I had really hoped to get all greens.. maybe next week!

Eating veggies was a little harder this week, easter wasn't easy and I have to figure something out for work, otherwise it'll be red or yellow every tuesday/thursday/saturday.

Good moment; 

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dutch pancakes \o/

 

Also todays KB class was fun; 

that's all ;)

 

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On 4/27/2019 at 12:05 PM, KB Girl said:

I think that was probably the thread in most countries at some point- it's interesting how that didn't happen here. 

Maybe dutch mindset- "doe maar normaal dan doe je al gek genoeg" aka "just act normal that's already crazy enough" 

 

Yes! And I love the saying :D

 

On 4/27/2019 at 12:05 PM, KB Girl said:

Over here you wouldn't boast about higher economic status anyway- that's more a little embarrassing.

 

Iran's "nouveaux riches" are pretty bad. The traditional money-making class is much lower key and more involved with the community. But mhm yes, as much I dislike generalizations, appearances are overall pretty highly rated.

 

And the colourful spam :wub:  What's special about dutch pancakes? at first I thought it was an omelette with pepper, onions and nuts. What's in it exactly?

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On 4/27/2019 at 6:05 AM, KB Girl said:

Maybe dutch mindset- "doe maar normaal dan doe je al gek genoeg" aka "just act normal that's already crazy enough"

I love this. 

On 4/27/2019 at 6:05 AM, KB Girl said:

but the amount of ailments pregnant women/ women with kids accept as just being part of it.. it's insane! Probably also because it's hard to talk about the topic of peeing randomly and the state of your vagina x) 

IT IS REALLY INSANE. We also have a lot of medical professionals that kind of shrug and go "ah, well that's really normal after childbirth" and then never really help them. It makes me furious.

 

Also, my team is having a little pelvic health seminar on May 11! I'll let you know if we learn anything good. :)

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On 4/28/2019 at 9:21 PM, Mad Hatter said:

Fun class idea :) 

 

Your challenge tracker looks even better with all those blues and greens!

Thanks! :) comp season is over for most, so I'm just trying to have a bit of fun. So far it's been well received. 

Making it fun to look at really helps with keeping track.. I've tried writing all my training down in a log book before, but never been able to keep it up. 

 

On 4/29/2019 at 8:48 AM, @mu said:

Iran's "nouveaux riches" are pretty bad. The traditional money-making class is much lower key and more involved with the community. But mhm yes, as much I dislike generalizations, appearances are overall pretty highly rated.

 

And the colourful spam :wub:  What's special about dutch pancakes? at first I thought it was an omelette with pepper, onions and nuts. What's in it exactly?

Traditions based on community involved, that's awesome. Too bad the 'nouveax rich' don't follow in their footsteps! 

 

Hmm.. dutch pancakes are mostly special because we tend to eat them for dinner and that they're very thin.. omelette thin! 

My pancake had pepper, onions and bacon.. and maple syrup! :D

 

15 hours ago, raptron said:

IT IS REALLY INSANE. We also have a lot of medical professionals that kind of shrug and go "ah, well that's really normal after childbirth" and then never really help them. It makes me furious.

 

Also, my team is having a little pelvic health seminar on May 11! I'll let you know if we learn anything good. :)

Furious, yes! that's the right word. 

So cool that your team is doing something like that! It'll definitely be things like that that change this idiotic attitude and opens up conversation about it! :)

With all the jumping you guys do it's also probably very relevant, haha. 

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Monday I had very little time at the gym, but managed to row 2k and some snatches after (2:15 left arm, 1:00 rest, 2:15 right arm, with 16kg).. the snatches are making me sad... I might hit a PR at worlds but I had really hoped with focusing on it so much that it would've gotten more better. Anyway, after work I spend a nice afternoon with Emma. We went into town and when a lady gave her a sticker she said "oh thank you very much! I'm so happy with it! so nice of you!" Not even two and a half years old. Yes I'm more than a little proud :D And glad that my lazy parenting seems to be working, because I've never once told her she should say thanks. 

 

Tuesday was a very productive day, got lots of work done. Also finished doing our (and the gyms) taxes. I'm more than a little pleased with myself for finishing that before the first deadline, in previous years I've always had to ask for an extension :)

 

Training was great! First a couple of women came in intending to do solo strength training and we ended up doing deadlift waves with 4 of us. Deadlift waves are fun, it's like this: 

5x50kg, 3x60kg, 1x70kg, rest, 5x60kg, 3x70kg, 1x80kg, rest, 5x70kg, 3x80kg, 1x90kg. My last wave ended at my current max (100kg) and I unfortunately failed that single. But I did make the triple at 90. So I'm pleased. Also worked on pull-ups. 

 

Then one of my team mates came in and we did jerks together. (2:30 with 2x14kg, 1:00 rest, 2:00 with 2x16kg, 1:00 rest, 1:30 with 2x18kg, 1:00 rest, 1:00 with 2x20kg, 1:00 rest, 0:30 with 2x22kg). It was good. I did some longcycle practice after and then did my rowing. 

 

My teammate put it on insta because we were (unintentionally) synchronised. 

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, KB Girl said:

We went into town and when a lady gave her a sticker she said "oh thank you very much! I'm so happy with it! so nice of you!" Not even two and a half years old.

She is just the MOST PRECIOUS.

 

6 hours ago, KB Girl said:

Tuesday was a very productive day, got lots of work done. Also finished doing our (and the gyms) taxes. I'm more than a little pleased with myself for finishing that before the first deadline, in previous years I've always had to ask for an extension :)

NICE!

 

6 hours ago, KB Girl said:

My teammate put it on insta because we were (unintentionally) synchronised.

Hehehe.

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I would say that if Emma is saying thank you and being appreciative without prompting, it is you and Jap's good example. You should be proud, she sounds adorable (but how is she two and a half!)

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On 4/30/2019 at 8:21 PM, raptron said:

IT IS REALLY INSANE. We also have a lot of medical professionals that kind of shrug and go "ah, well that's really normal after childbirth" and then never really help them. It makes me furious.

ME TOO! Not only after childbirth but from what I heard just about anything related to women's health.

 

On 4/30/2019 at 8:21 PM, raptron said:

 Also, my team is having a little pelvic health seminar on May 11! I'll let you know if we learn anything good. :)

That's a great initiative.

 

On 5/1/2019 at 12:16 PM, KB Girl said:

 And glad that my lazy parenting seems to be working, because I've never once told her she should say thanks. 

Keeping in mind I know nothing about bringing up a child, but I feel like you can repeat all the words in the world and they won't make any difference whatsoever unless you set a good example yourself. So not lazy parenting, just good human-ing. :) 

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On 5/2/2019 at 5:22 PM, Mad Hatter said:

Keeping in mind I know nothing about bringing up a child, but I feel like you can repeat all the words in the world and they won't make any difference whatsoever unless you set a good example yourself. So not lazy parenting, just good human-ing. :) 

Thanks, that is what I think too.. it's why I really dislike people saying 'good job' to little kids.. you ask them to throw something in the trash can and they do it and people go 'good job'.. it's just such a wasted opportunity, if people would just say thank you, like you would to any non-tiny person... Ahum, yes, huge pet peeve since I'm a parent. And huge cause for arguments between me and my sister in law. She says Emma won't have a good self esteem because I never tell her good job. Pfft. 

 

Anyway.. wednesday - despite being overall very lovely a 2 year old can also really test your patience. We went for a (2-3 hour) hike in the afternoon like we always do- normally Emma goes to sleep but this time she didn't because we brought a friend and her 11 year old son and it was just tooo interesting. So the evening was REALLY testing my patience. Tired toddler wanted to cuddle and read books and I needed to make some dinner.. so in frustration she grabbed her box of blocks, dumped them all out on the floor and proceeded to kick them around the house. After I got her to stop she of course refused to help me clean up the mess.. and so on..  soo.. yea, just to provide some contrast to the loveliness ;)

 

I went to bed early (which is good) but I've been a bit sloppy with the habits I've been trying to build, so laundry has been piling up and general untidiness was increasing and this day I even forgot to feed the dog.. which I hadn't forgotten for months.. damnit. 

 

Thursday was a busy and good day at work. Also had my 2 hour training session with my baby sister, which was very nice. I should have lifted some bells though, but really didn't feel like it. We did do barbell snatches, technique work up to 30kg, then barbell cleans up to 55kg. Then we did backsquats in waves, because that was fun with the deadlifts I figured why not do it with squats too. Again missed the final single at 70kg, but got a lot of good reps in anyway. Finished with some dips, pull-ups and 250 meter rowing intervals. 

 

Got home at around 21:30 and had a crummy feeling boyfriend, so we talked and just hung out together. Didn't go to bed until after midnight, but I did get to sleep in. 

Friday started late, cleaned the toilets plus bathroom because that was overdue. Then went to take Emma and my sisters' baby to the park because my sister needed a childless moment to not go crazy ;) 

 

Did some work in the evening and now I'm doing this dear diary thing over here x) Not feeling so great, probably just tired but also in this 'I wish I had done better over the past few days' mood. Ugh. I'll probably be okay in the morning though. And I'll feed the dog before I go to bed this time, promise. No need to worry x) 

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On 5/1/2019 at 11:05 AM, KB Girl said:

Traditions based on community involved, that's awesome. Too bad the 'nouveax rich' don't follow in their footsteps! 

 

Yes, it's good that way. However there are a bit conservative on other social aspects. They are also more religious.

 

9 hours ago, KB Girl said:

so in frustration she grabbed her box of blocks, dumped them all out on the floor and proceeded to kick them around the house. After I got her to stop she of course refused to help me clean up the mess.. and so on..  soo.. yea, just to provide some contrast to the loveliness ;)

 

woof haha proper little dinosaur :D but yes tiring

 

10 hours ago, KB Girl said:

Did some work in the evening and now I'm doing this dear diary thing over here x) Not feeling so great, probably just tired but also in this 'I wish I had done better over the past few days' mood. Ugh. I'll probably be okay in the morning though. And I'll feed the dog before I go to bed this time, promise. No need to worry x) 

 

Sometimes I need to acknowledge that "it's the best I could have done" even if it's not ideal. Not to justify skipping stuff, I usually can tell when I'm just plain tired versus being lazy. But my critical self will tend to say I'm lazy when I'm just tired. It can be confusing.

 

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16 hours ago, KB Girl said:

Ahum, yes, huge pet peeve since I'm a parent. And huge cause for arguments between me and my sister in law. She says Emma won't have a good self esteem because I never tell her good job. Pfft. 

I'm just glad I don't have to make these decisions. :P Or deal with the tantrums haha.

 

Hope today's better!

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Meh, I woke up sick on Saturday. And today (Sunday) it's worse instead of better. Just an impressive cold, but still very annoying and terrible timing. only 2 training weeks left 'till worlds. 

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I used to not mind being sick very much at all- it was a good excuse to spend a day or two with my favorite activities; reading and sleeping. 

But now it gets in the way of training AND I don't even get to spend all day in bed because there is a toddler to take care of. 

At least Emma is having fun playing nurse. 

 

On 5/4/2019 at 8:19 AM, @mu said:

Sometimes I need to acknowledge that "it's the best I could have done" even if it's not ideal. Not to justify skipping stuff, I usually can tell when I'm just plain tired versus being lazy. But my critical self will tend to say I'm lazy when I'm just tired. It can be confusing.

Yea, its being a little nice to yourself and accepting that not all days are stellar. Hard though. 

 

20 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

I'm just glad I don't have to make these decisions. :P Or deal with the tantrums haha.

 

Hope today's better!

You'd probably be pretty good at it :)

My headspace is mostly better, thanks! 

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Noooo not sick again!!! :( Feel better soon!

 

1 hour ago, KB Girl said:

You'd probably be pretty good at it :)

 

HAHAHAHAHAAAAAHAAAAAAAA

I thought muzzling and locking kids in cages was frowned upon these days? ;) 

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Feel better soon. And I know this conversation is a bit old, but I've been introvert pondering on it. A lot of times I will say good job to a kid who does something instead of thank you. But, I've been thinking you are right in that it is better to just say thank you as we would to an adult. And I do think that helps their esteem, as it is showing them  gratitude and respect when they help out in some way, which is a value most parents want to teach. 

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Still sick unfortunately! But a little better today.. hopefully I'll be up for training by Friday.

Went to work for 3 hours today, had to take care of some of the people going to worlds with me.. and I had a PT session with one of the pregnant ladies. I really like her, our sessions are good. Love the work. I feel lucky, enjoying my work that much. 

 

On 5/5/2019 at 1:19 PM, Mad Hatter said:

Noooo not sick again!!! :( Feel better soon!

 

HAHAHAHAHAAAAAHAAAAAAAA

I thought muzzling and locking kids in cages was frowned upon these days? ;) 

Hehehe, well I just meant.. that if by some incredibly unfortunate set of circumstances you were to become responsible for a kid that you'd end up doing a great job. It's not frowned upon to WANT to muzzle them and lock them up, that's perfectly natural. 

 

On 5/7/2019 at 5:05 PM, raptron said:

Wahhh, another cold! All the fluids and sleep! 

Yes m'am!

 

On 5/7/2019 at 6:13 PM, Elastigirl said:

Feel better soon. And I know this conversation is a bit old, but I've been introvert pondering on it. A lot of times I will say good job to a kid who does something instead of thank you. But, I've been thinking you are right in that it is better to just say thank you as we would to an adult. And I do think that helps their esteem, as it is showing them  gratitude and respect when they help out in some way, which is a value most parents want to teach. 

Thank you! and thank you! that actually means a lot to hear coming from you, especially after doing some introvert pondering. :)

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How is it going? better to be ill just now than in 2 weeks right, but I hope you recover quickly.

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On 5/8/2019 at 11:52 PM, KB Girl said:

Love the work. I feel lucky, enjoying my work that much. 

<3

 

Feeling better?

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