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:
Workouts-7
Weeks-2
Pounds lost-7.4

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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.

Diet:

  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

Exercise:

  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!!