Month: July 2017

Let there be Anger

I started a weight loss bet two weeks ago, catch up here!

Full disclosure, this is how I felt Friday morning as I got up at 5:45 for my fourth workout of the week.

Food-I've been doing great with food! Literally have not cheated once. Day ten was HARD. I had my workout in the morning and ate normally but I was just angry. At everything and everyone. So that was a shame but I got over it.
**I do not like the Costco brand of fat free Greek yogurt. It tastes like sour cream. I'll be going back to good ole Trader Joe's.

Exercise- I feel like I'm getting in my groove! My body is hurting less and less and it's hurting in different areas which is exciting. I definitely feel myself getting stronger! I feel like such a bada** weight lifting!

Im having trouble noticing any differences when I look in the mirror but Dan keeps pointing stuff out that's shrinking. So that's a bonus! We also go on vacation next week and I'm feeling pretty nervous about falling off the wagon. I'm trying to hook up with another gym there so I don't have to workout at home.

Bad news is I didn't lose pretty much any weight this week. Womp, womp. Im told it could be from my body getting used to the diet change/drinking more water/gaining muscle, etc. I've lost several inches but the scale is killing me! Im trying to not care. Next week it'll get better! I wasn't supposed to weigh myself today (don't yell at me, Josh!) but I did it anyway for the purpose of the blog and was happy to see a tiny dip!

Total Recap:
Pounds lost-7.4


Week one complete!

I started a weight loss challenge last week. You can read about that here.

Full disclosure it has been a roller coaster week! I’m going to break it up into diet and fitness.


  1. It took me three full days to stop getting sugar withdrawal headaches. THREE DAYS! That was huge for me to feel my dependence on sugar.
  2. I didn’t realize how much I eat after my kids. Just simple stuff, licking the yogurt serving sooon, giving myself a handful of peanut butter filled pretzels when I serve them, eating fruit snacks when I’m out with them. It’s crazy! That all adds up.
  3. The first few days I was super hungry on the meal plan. I’m totally fine now as far as hunger goes but I definitely miss some of my favorite foods. Really just cheese, ice cream, and John Daileys


  1. I somehow made it to age 30 without knowing basic form for things like squats, push ups, literally any exercise that includes a bar, etc. The coaches have been super patient in working with me to perfect my form so I don’t get injured.
  2. I have no idea if I will be in constant pain for the next five weeks but I’m just going to assume I will. Every day all day, quads kill me. I just woke up with shoulder and peck soreness from yesterday’s workout. It hurts but it’s a reminder that I’m getting  stronger!
  3. An unexpected added bonus is that I love this early morning time away from my little humans. I’ve been getting up at 5:45 to go to the 6:30am class. I’ve loved having some time in the morning with other adults that’s just for me! It’s been awesome!
  4. I get to wear my fun Qalo wedding rings so I don’t pinch my finger! 

Week one recap:

  • 3 workouts
  • 7 days on the diet plan
  • 5.3 lbs lost!

WSA Challenge

Yesterday I did something insane. I joined a weight loss (life change after having a 10+ pound baby two years ago and not yet losing all the weight) challenge. 

A friend of mine opened a crossfit turned fitness gym in my neighborhood a few years ago and I wanted to check it out. So here I am, all signed up, weighed and measured. I have six weeks to meet my goal. 

A few things:

  1. I will blog about this once a week. Seven posts total so don’t worry, no inundating.
  2. The parameters of the challenge are that I have to follow their whole food plan and work out at the gym 3x a week while adhering to their in-house and fb group accountability. If I do this I will hopefully meet my TWENTY POUND goal 🤦🏻‍♀️.
  3. I’ve now had a headache for a full day. I miss all of my sweets and creamer already and my body is withdrawling. Ew.
  4. Pray for me. I’m scared and excited and totally apprehensive. I think it’s good. But I also want a milkshake. So many feelings!

Here goes nothing!!