My slow and steady progress toward a better me.

Starting Weight: 140lbs [5'2"]

Goal Weight 1: 134lbs
Goal Weight 2: 129lbs
Goal Weight 3: 124lbs
Goal Weight 4: 119lbs
Ultimate Goal Weight: 115lbs

28th June 2013

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I ended up eating Subway yesterday, but I’m not beating myself up. I’ve made some great strides and I’m far healthier (nutritionally) than I have ever been. 

Delicious mushroom and ham omelet this morning. I will eat my leftover steak and sweet potato today at work. Didn’t make it to CrossFit today, but that’s okay. I’m going to go 3 times next week and I’m thinking about doing a late night run one night this week, since we are about to have a heat wave. 

Puppies are doing well too, so life is good.

I ended up eating Subway yesterday, but I’m not beating myself up. I’ve made some great strides and I’m far healthier (nutritionally) than I have ever been.

Delicious mushroom and ham omelet this morning. I will eat my leftover steak and sweet potato today at work. Didn’t make it to CrossFit today, but that’s okay. I’m going to go 3 times next week and I’m thinking about doing a late night run one night this week, since we are about to have a heat wave.

Puppies are doing well too, so life is good.

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27th June 2013

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I’m back!

I have been absent for a few reasons. I have been on and off with my eating and have been dealing with health issues (both my own and my dogs’). This culminated in an emergency trip to the vet this morning, but also included an ER visit of my own as well as a visit to a neurologist. So far I have been most likely misdiagnosed with whooping cough, and had a completely normal neuro exam. I have a referral to a vestibular specialist, and I am still trying to find a new primary care doctor to get my hormonal issues figured out. I’m still coughing/experiencing lung irritation at night with little improvement for almost a month. Very frustrating and has definitely interrupted my sleep and workout schedule. However, I have been to CrossFit twice this week and plan to go tomorrow morning and possibly Saturday too. It will be my first “Saturday Suck,” so we shall see…

Thank you for reading and hope to be around much more from now on.

Btw: Had yummy bacon/egg/cheese breakfast burrito with coffee and taking leftover steak and sweet potato for lunch/dinner. I have turkey/bison meatballs in the slow cooker. Looking forward to dropping a few pounds before Hawaii!

Oh yeah, I back squatted 120# for a 1rm PR and did 7 at 105#!!! Booyah!

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17th June 2013

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littl3lives:

“Eating cholesterol isn’t going to give you a heart attack. You can ditch the egg-white omelettes and start eating yolks again. That’s a good thing, since all of the 13 essential nutrients eggs contain are found in the yolk. Egg yolks are an especially good source of choline, a B-vitamin that plays important roles in everything from neurotransmitter production to detoxification to maintenance of healthy cells. (3) Studies show that up to 90% of Americans don’t get enough choline, which can lead to fatigue, insomnia, poor kidney function, memory problems and nerve-muscle imbalances. (4)”
- Kresser


This is for Tyler.

littl3lives:

Eating cholesterol isn’t going to give you a heart attack. You can ditch the egg-white omelettes and start eating yolks again. That’s a good thing, since all of the 13 essential nutrients eggs contain are found in the yolk. Egg yolks are an especially good source of choline, a B-vitamin that plays important roles in everything from neurotransmitter production to detoxification to maintenance of healthy cells. (3) Studies show that up to 90% of Americans don’t get enough choline, which can lead to fatigue, insomnia, poor kidney function, memory problems and nerve-muscle imbalances. (4)”

- Kresser

This is for Tyler.

14th June 2013

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Almonds, good riddance

So I was pretty worried that I wouldn’t be able to live without almonds. Well, as it turns out, I have already found some great alternatives! My typical smoothie:

  • 8oz almond milk
  • 1TBS almond butter
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ice

I recreated this today using:

  • 8oz coconut milk
  • 1TBS sunbutter
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ice

So good!

Since I had steel cut oats for breakfast, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel after my workout. First of all, I killed my workout, so that’s great. But while in the shower after my workout, I literally felt like passing out. Had to lean against the shower wall and eventually sit down! So… more protein is necessary. I finished my smoothie, and feel lots better, so I’m thinking this will be my new post-WOD smoothie.

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14th June 2013

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New PR

10 kb swings 15#
10 thrusters 16#
3 rounds for time

First time I did this WOD it took me over 9 minutes. Today, 2 weeks later, I did it in 6:45.

Holy shit.

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14th June 2013

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journalmenu:

The ups and downs.

Sometimes we believe that if we show up every day, if we eat right, train right and rest right, we believe everyday will be a good day.

We trick ourselves into thinking we will constantly be improving, that our times will always be better than last time, that our lifts will always be heavier, that we will always place better at the competition than we did last time.

We believe that everyday is PR day.

And then we get sucker punched in the stomach. 

We have a bad day.

We have a day where the wallballs feel like throwing atlas stones, a day where the bumper plates seem to be filled with lead, or a day where our legs just can’t seem to run.

Maybe we even have a bad week, or a bad month.

How you treat those bad days determines how great your comeback will be.

Will you quit?

Will you lose your mental game?

Will you stop showing up?

Or will you push through, keep your chin up and take it with grace?

The bad days will end. And when they do your times will be shattered, you will be super humanly strong, you will run faster than in your dreams.

But only if you stick with it.

“Any elite competitor needs to be prepared for some heartbreak.  It comes with the territory.” - Chris Spealler  

Well said.

journalmenu:

The ups and downs.

Sometimes we believe that if we show up every day, if we eat right, train right and rest right, we believe everyday will be a good day.

We trick ourselves into thinking we will constantly be improving, that our times will always be better than last time, that our lifts will always be heavier, that we will always place better at the competition than we did last time.

We believe that everyday is PR day.

And then we get sucker punched in the stomach. 

We have a bad day.

We have a day where the wallballs feel like throwing atlas stones, a day where the bumper plates seem to be filled with lead, or a day where our legs just can’t seem to run.

Maybe we even have a bad week, or a bad month.

How you treat those bad days determines how great your comeback will be.

Will you quit?

Will you lose your mental game?

Will you stop showing up?

Or will you push through, keep your chin up and take it with grace?

The bad days will end. And when they do your times will be shattered, you will be super humanly strong, you will run faster than in your dreams.

But only if you stick with it.

“Any elite competitor needs to be prepared for some heartbreak.  It comes with the territory.” - Chris Spealler  

Well said.

14th June 2013

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Steel cut oats, strawberries from my garden, and a little cream. 

This is my first time trying steel cut oats, and they’re pretty damn good. Different texture and they took forever to cook, but yum!

WOD-ing from home today. Thinking I’ll do my “fit test” workout again. Starting to see results in my arms and quads, so even though the scale isn’t cooperating, I know I’m getting stronger. (One of the girls at CF said I’ve “trimmed out,” so I guess I’m doing something right!)

Steel cut oats, strawberries from my garden, and a little cream.

This is my first time trying steel cut oats, and they’re pretty damn good. Different texture and they took forever to cook, but yum!

WOD-ing from home today. Thinking I’ll do my “fit test” workout again. Starting to see results in my arms and quads, so even though the scale isn’t cooperating, I know I’m getting stronger. (One of the girls at CF said I’ve “trimmed out,” so I guess I’m doing something right!)

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14th June 2013

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Day off

It was a day off of work, but I feel like I worked all day. I got completely caught up on laundry (nearly the first time ever), took a massive load of donations to the thrift store, set up my new “home office,” and went to CrossFit. Thursdays are “make-up” days at our box, so if you missed Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, you can grab a partner or join a group and do whichever one you like. I only went on Wednesday, and it was a simple lifting day, so I was excited to do a good metcon today. It was:

7 squat snatches
6 pistol squats
5 burpees

AMRAP in 11 minutes

This one flew by and I only got 3 rounds + 3. I really struggle with anything overhead still, so the squat snatches got me good. I finished up with some foam-rolling of my quads and called it a (sweaty) day.

Had chili-loaded sweet potato fries with cheese for dinner. So yum. Hoping to get a good nights sleep tonight, but this cough has been relentless! And I’m not sick!! Has anyone ever experienced a nagging dry cough without any other cold symptoms before? I’m still at a loss and it’s really annoying.

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13th June 2013

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This cough is bullshit!

13th June 2013

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We all make mistakes…

So… I had a few cheat meals…
• Red Robin cheeseburger and fries with a beer
• Starbucks breakfast sandwich and iced drink with soy milk
• 6” Subway sandwich with turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, mayo and honey mustard with a diet coke and potato chips
• Grilled chicken burger with mayo, lettuce and tomato with fries and a coffee with Bailey’s
• A breakfast burrito with spinach tortilla, bacon, eggs and cheese
• A peanut butter cookie

Oh. Man. I. Messed. Up.

I had planned to take one cheat meal to have a nice lunch with a good friend who is moving, but I let myself take it too far. I purposely came back here today to reclaim my motivation, and it worked. I had a notification that someone had reblogged my initial post about the June challenge. That was what I needed. I am back on track and going to stay driven and focused, partly because I know others believe in me and I believe in myself.

Thank you for the swift kick in the ass Tumblrs!

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