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Day 8..Celebrating victories

Happy Monday!

I’m so tired tonight and my arms are toast, but here I am updating this journey as I said I would do. Today is all about celebrating victories both big and small. I completed my first full week of Paleo eating and for anyone that knows how horribly I used to eat, this is a HUGE victory. As a result of my clean, something awesome happened;

Here’s where I started; Image

Yesterday morning I weighed myself and found this;

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Massive victory there! I’m super proud of the hard work I’ve put in and as the days go by it’s getting easier. Slightly. OK, total disclosure, I would probably do just about anything for a Starbucks hazel nut macchiato. That part really sucks and drinking black coffee is not tolerable it’s just a means of survival for myself and those around me.

Tonight I had to complete two challenge WODS as part of the Paleo challenge. I managed to get through an entire one and most of the second one. Considering I almost passed the fuck out last week, I’m pretty happy with my accomplishment.

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Have you ever seen a happier masochist?

Finally, this is what is continuing to drive me.Image

This doesn’t hurt either 😉

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I’m tied for first with regards to the diet portion of the challenge! Wahoo!

With that, I’m off to bed. Hope everyone has a great week!

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Day 3- A.M.

This morning started out rough. The bad (good ) thing about Crossfit workouts is they hurt. Not in a bad way (depending on who you ask LOL) but it does make it hard to do simple things. Like, get out of bed. Or bend over. Or sneeze.

Point? I woke up feeling like I’d been hit by a bus this morning. My lower back is sore, my abs are screaming, and my legs are feeling pretty puny. I decided in spite of this, I wanted to weigh myself just to see if ANY progress has been made by eating Paleo. Call me a glutton for punishment!

I hopped on the scale, super bleary eyed and waited for the number to start blinking. When it did, I thought I was dreaming. So I rubbed my eyes, stepped off the scale to let it reset and tried again. Same number. This can’t be right I thought and repeated this same movement four more times.

Ya’ll, since Monday I have lost four pounds. FOUR FUCKING POUNDS. I can’t tell you how elated I am. Yesterday was hard feeling the effects of detoxing all that garbage from my system and this morning didn’t help with feeling like I’d been hit by a bus. The payoff is that my hard work is paying off in a big way. I know this is just the beginning water weight, bloat, etc. that I’m losing, but it’s still encouraging to see. Don’t worry, I’m going to post pictures of my before and after weight loss numbers, measurements, etc. In the meantime, I’m going to bask in this glory and have a wonderful day.

 

Hopefully you have a great Hump Daaayyy!


Beginnings

Hey everyone!

Not sure who reads this thing anymore, but I started thinking last week that it would be nice to dust off the old blog and start contributing again. A lot has changed in the fifty years since I updated this thing and there are a lot of cool things I’m trying out and loving. Sharing is caring, right?

So in the quickest of updates, I joined a womens only gym called Get In Shape For Women. It’s pretty awesome; we do thirty minutes of weight training one on one with a personal trainer, then go to thirty minutes of cardio.  I used to think that the only exercise I could ever love in my life would be Zumba. I was dead wrong, ya’ll. I have two new passions in life besides my adorable family. I’ve discovered a love for weight training and SPOILER ALERT I’m pretty good at it. 🙂  PLUS, I’m slowly becoming a runner. I’ve done two 5k races and am signed up to do a 10K in July. My goal by next year is to complete a half marathon at Disney and I think I’m on a good track to make that goal happen. Weight loss has been a positive side effect of working out at this gym and so far I’m at 20 lbs or so that I’ve been taking off. Clothes are fitting better, but more importantly I’m feeling better. I’m still a fat girl at heart and struggle constantly with food, but exercise has made me feel so much better, mentally physically and emotionally.

Last week I also tried Crossfit. Crossfit is not for pussies, ya’ll. It’s a high intensity workout that damn near killed me. Bonus, I finished the WOD (workout of the day) and I felt GREAT. I purchased a Living Social deal for a CF gym here in Cobb and will be giving that workout a go in the coming months. Who is this person?? I’m a cottage cheese eating, protein shake toting, water guzzling endorphin junkie. It’s pretty awesome.

Stay tuned for some more adventures….:)