Nutrition Challenge Results:
Ok so I’ve officially completed the Whole30 Nutrition challenge and below is a look at my results! Going into the final weigh-in I was kind of nervous and felt like a contestant on the biggest loser…hahaha (side-note: I hate that show)
I joked around that I was doing a last chance workout at the office by tap dancing, LOL. It definitely burned atleast 1 calorie!!
Anywho, all jokes aside I was pretty happy with my results and as I’ve stated all along with the challenge my biggest moments were when I started to feel like “Me” again!
I’ve decided to support some friends who wanted to do the challenge for another 30 days, so I’m still in sugar, grain, & dairy rehab until August 10th.
We have started our own blog at 30daystogorgeous.wordpress.com
Ok so the fist bump of the week for me comes from today’s workout which was a lovely couplet!
WOD: Rope n Run
4 rope climbs – 18ft mark
3 rope climbs
2 rope climbs
1 rope climb
Ok so I’ve only been doing Crossfit WOD’s at an affiliate for 8 weeks and today was a HOORAH moment for me!
I can remember the day when I was sitting, watching other classes climb the rope with ease. I can also remember the day I tried to
climb survive the rope and just ended up holding on for dear life and flailing awkwardly. I can also remember the time I had to scale the workout to the 10ft mark because I got tired so quick and didn’t want to risk plummeting to the ground! Then I started to string together 1-2 climbs to higher marks, 12ft & 15ft. Even here it was quite the challenge for me to do consecutive climbs. So to be where I am today, climbing consecutively to the 18 ft mark is much more than HOORAH it’s a HELL YEAH!!!
By the time of the last climb I scurried up the rope so fast I shocked myself!
So this type of performance progression combined with my physical changes are what keeps me motivated to be STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY!!
Until next time,
Grind Hard Live Fit
See I can update my blog on a consistent basis…haha
Well it’s Week Two of the Whole30 Nutrition Challenge and things are going pretty well. My break-up with oatmeal hasn’t been as painful as I thought it would, primarily because of sweet potatoes. If I had to eat my way through my diet just on vegetables I’m pretty certain I would’ve
A part of the challenge is to NOT weigh in for the 30 days….yea this may be the hardest part. Every time I step in my bathroom I see that little scale just calling my name. The smart choice would be to remove the scale but I’ve chosen to keep it there as a test of a different sort.
The workouts have been going really well, I use to remember craving rest days like it was a box of cookies and could never understand how people couldn’t. Well I guess now I do, when you love what you’re doing you crave it daily. But I’m also smart and know the importance of rest & recovery in training so I take it in stride!
So my non-numbers based updates: Clothes that were once too tight and made me feel…well….chunky are loose! (#WIN), I still do mirror checks out of habit and those are revealing a leaner me (#WIN), I’m actually interested in clothes shopping again because I’m not petrified by the idea of being a size ??. (#WIN, except for my bank account 🙂 ).
There’s a lot to say about not focusing on the “numbers” and just enjoying the transformation!
Last blog I spoke about an internship opportunity that I was waiting to hear about and well….I GOT IT! (#BOOM). Very excited to be working with Sarah & Alex at Fashletics. Check the site out!
I will be doing a variety of tasks (administration, special events, etc.) but ultimately I hope to do as much as possible and learn everything.
Fist-Bumps of the Week:
- Gaining confidence
- Getting stronger
- New internship
- Tackling Week 1
- Finishing one of my summer classes!!!! (I think the new free time will leave me wandering like a lost puppy, haha)
Until next time,
Grind Hard Live Fit
It seems like every post I make I start off with, “I haven’t written a blog post in forever”. Oh well life happens!
Life is busy, busy, busy
I’m in school, working and hitting the gym.
I have 6 weeks left of summer school in one class and 2 days left in another class….CAN NOT WAIT!
I’m working 40 hours/week at an office (slow death)
I’ll hopefully be starting a new internship soon, which I’m very excited about!! (Details to come)
I train between 5-6 days per week, depending on how my body feels.
Since April I’ve been going to a “new gym” It’s not your typical globo-gym though. I’ve started doing CrossFit and I’m addicted! I’m a member at CrossFit 305 and it’s a perfect fit for me.
For me CrossFit works better than bodybuilding. Lots of people have their opinion on the subject and that’s perfectly fine, but I do what’s best for me 🙂
The thing I like best about CrossFit is that it feeds my competitive, athletic nature. I found with bodybuilding there was more of an aesthetic goal versus a performance goal. I’m challenged daily with a group of people where some are stronger than others but we push each other!
I have several goals with my training and I’m very excited about them. I’m very interested in learning new lifting techniques such as the olympic lifts, gymnastics skill work, and overall strength & endurance and this allows me to do so.
Some people have asked if I will be doing anymore fitness/bodybuilding competitions and the short answer is…not right now. It just doesn’t interest me. It was a fun experience, I met a lot of great people but I just don’t “love” it right now.
I am currently on Day 1 of a nutrition challenge with my box and it adheres to the Whole 30 nutritional guidelines.
It’s a 30 day challenge to change the way you eat and enhance your health.
I’ve been doing nutritional programming for a few weeks now via Leigh Ann Yeagerso the challenge won’t be a huge adjustment for me. I’ll just have to make a few changes, with the main one being grains. I’ve eaten oatmeal for breakfast every day for the better part of 2.5 years so this will be interesting, haha.
I enjoy working with Leigh Ann because she’s supportive of my goals & interests.
The challenge includes a pre & post body scan so it’ll be interesting to see where my numbers fall in July.
Other than that not much else to report…hahaha