I really don’t even know where to begin! I’ve been SUCH a slacker with this lately. So much for blogging every day of the challenge!!!! Whatever, it’s a good thing that I don’t have that much free time!
I’m sitting here drawing a blank on what to write about thinking, “Nothing that cool happened last week” and “I don’t have anything inspiring to say.” But then I remembered that I actually do! Last week was pretty effing awesome to be quite frank.
Okay, first and foremost… home girl is officially down 40.7 pounds! FORTY POUNDS since June!!! What?!!! How does that even happen?? I’m so stoked. My hard work is finally paying off! I mean, it has been paying off since I started this little journey but seeing that number is just nuts to me!
I don’t know what it is about forty pounds but people have actually been noticing my weight loss. And people who see me every day too which is weird! I’m obviously not complaining but is there really that much of a physical change in 1.8 pounds? Two women at work told me I’m looking thinner this week. Michele told me she almost didn’t recognize me tonight & J.Law asked me if I lost weight this week because I look great. But seriously, how is there that much of a difference?? It’s less than two pounds! Oh right, I’ve probably lost inches… because that’s how this CrossFit thing works. #loveit
Ugh, I really didn’t want to do this but if I’m being honest and we’re talking about numbers I may as well give you all the facts. When I started weight watchers/running in June I weighed 220.8 pounds. When I started CrossFit in September I was 204.8. When I started to eat paleo in November I was 199.5. Today I am 180.1. Side Note: I was 170 when I moved to California in March of 2011 and I’m currently wearing the jeans I wore then. Oh, what up, muscle mass!??
Wow, I can’t believe I just did that…
So, the paleo challenge is going great! I’ve been 100% strict with the diet but definitely had not been making the best paleo choices. I had been eating a ton of bacon and plantain chips. No wonder I was stuck between 181.9 and 183.9 for two weeks!! (I started at 188.9 on 1/7) Last Thursday, J.Law and I chatted about my diet. She literally looked at me and said, “Yeah, cut the plantain chips… like completely.” Knew it. I was also told to cut down my bacon intake to twice a week. I was eating it every day. YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO JUDGE ME… YOU EAT BAGELS!!! She also advised me to watch my fruit intake. Of course I took her advice and what do you know, four days later I’m down 1.8 pounds. Bananas don’t even taste that good anyway!
Personal training is going awesome!!! She kicks my butt every time and I’m learning a lot. The best part about it is that it’s very clear that J.Law believes I can do well in CrossFit. Last week we were doing cleans and she said, “I want to go heavy with you eventually. Like cleaning over 100 pounds heavy.” And tonight we were working on jerks & she informed me that I’m going to have to get weight lifting shoes because I will be lifting heavy. I have CrossFit sneakers so I had NO idea what she was talking about!!! ”Olympic weight lifting shoes. Sorry, but it’s going to have to happen.” “Hahaha, I love that you have faith that I can lift a ton of weight.” “Oh yeah, we’re going to get there.” And this… is why… I love her.
Last but not least, I did PR in deadlifts last week!!! My new two rep max is now #230!!! Yeahhhhhhh buddy!! I’m not sure what I’m going to do when the day comes when I can’t PR every time I try to. That’s definitely going to be a sad day for me. But for now, I’ll just enjoy getting stronger and feeling accomplished on the reg.
P.S. Tomorrow we get to find our 1 rep max in a bunch of different lifts… deadlifts included. I should be able to do more weight since it’s only one rep, right??
Okay, that’s enough word vomit for one night. If you’re still reading I applaud you for putting up with this stream of CrossFit consciousness and please remind me never to go over a week without blogging again!!!