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Would You Be Shocked?

Would you be shocked if I told you that I do not feel like working out today? In no shape or form do I want to go work out. I turned off my alarms and slept in this morning. I told myself that Id go to my box (aka Crossfit gym) once my hubby gets home but I really want to just.. skip it.  I didn’t get any sleep last night. And no, Im not being dramatic, I really got very little-no sleep. The baby (who, at 22 months old, is no longer a baby) did not sleep so I didn’t either. Her internal alarm clock woke her up at least once every hour. It was at 4:30am when I finally had to drag my butt to bed and asked my hubby to go deal with her. I got maybe 3 hours of sleep. Sleep and I use to get along so wonderfully, we were BFFs, but not any longer. Boo!

Ive been in a foul mood all day, trying to talk myself into vegging out. I know Ill be in a worse mood if I do that so Im left with no choice but to put on my gym clothes (which are waiting for me by my front door) once my hubby comes home and go Crossfit anyways. A good sleep schedule is vital for athletes; its commonly known that a pattern lack of sleep contributes to obesity, impairs your body’s ability to repair itself, and can cause you to crave those naughty foods … But whining and complaining about my lack of sleep wont do me any good. I feel fine, considering, so why not go kick some Crossfit butt?! Woot!

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What Gets You Pumped?

Have y’all noticed that I hade this whole questions as blog titles thing going on? I didn’t mean to do it the first couple of times and then I went to read back over what I had posted and noticed the question theme. It took me a little thinkin to come up with today’s title! 😀

So yeah, what gets you pumped? If you’re on a lifestyle change/weight loss journey/diet/get a sexy bod.. or whatever you want to call it (lol), you’re going to come to a point where you want to quit! I know! Crazy right? You’ve come so far and accomplished so much! You have people tell you how fab you look. You feel great! But… It’s hard! It’s. So. Hard. You hit a little plateau or something happens and you get distracted. Maybe some horrible event comes, like the death of a family member, or you hurt yourself and get injured. For whatever reason you become distracted from your original goal. It happens. It sucks but life happens!

Last night I had a mini breakdown. I was going through some extremely minor issues, using the smallest excuse to try and talk myself into quitting. This happens a lot when it comes to my diet, eating a plant based, whole foods diet is the hardest thing I’ve ever done! And I fail at it sometimes..when I do it’s because I’ve talked myself into eating that stupid slice of chocolate cake or that yummy sushi roll. Well last night I was trying to talk myself out of Crossfit this morning. I’m to sore. I’m too tired. I need more sleep. I’m about to fall over. I need a break. I told some of my friends that I just wanted to get totally chocolate waisted! Just go into a massive chocolate stupor and sleep in. Hahahaha. Yeah. Not going to happen!

So before I could talk myself out of going (cuz really, I just started this Crossfit business, I need to go and get by butt in gear!) I finished my nightly routine of picking out my workout clothes (I like to match), getting my socks and shoes, washing my apple, filling up the water bottle, setting the alarm on my phone, whining on Facebook about how I don’t want to get up at freakin 4:50am (silly I know!), and planning what I’m going to eat after my workout. I just did it. Even though I didn’t want to!

This morning I got up when my alarm went off and I was back to normal. I didn’t give into that moment of wanting to skip the workout. I went to Crossfit and crushed it. I had such a fantastic workout and when I was done I felt pumped!

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Woot! And icing on the cake (or maybe I should use a more healthy saying…) was that when I got into my car my new fav song had just started playing! I rolled down my windows, blasted it, and sang along. ((Im sure the cars I passed must have thought I was on crack, or something. Ha.)) The lyrics are perfect for where I’m at in life right now. It’s crazy how much a song can get you pumped!

Whoa
I’m waking up to ash and dust
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
I’m breathing in the chemicals
I’m breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa
I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age

Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive
I raise my flags, don my clothes
It’s a revolution, I suppose
We’re painted red to fit right in
Whoa
I’m breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa
I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive
All systems go, the sun hasn’t died
Deep in my bones, straight from inside
I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive

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Where In The World?

Woah!!! Where in the world have I been all summer? My last post was almost 3 months ago! Well Ive been right here, hey yall! Lol. Summer got the best of me and I got out of blogging. It was really easy to skip writing.

No worries though.. I didn’t fall off the weight loss wagon completly, I just took a pit stop. I finished P90X, yep Im a P90x graduate! Then I got into a no work out funk and also relaxed a bit with my eating habits. To be honest, I got lazy. Summertime made me want to relax and chill out. And I managed to gain 5lbs doing so, which isn’t BAD but it isn’t good either. Hello 177lbs!

I also went on vacation! Key Largo, Florida!!! It was wonderful for my tan (not like I needed more of a tan) and I swam every day. Instead of trying to get a workout in I just snorkeled and scuba dove. It was heavenly and I actually didn’t hate being in my bathing suit. Last year was horrible, I was still chubby from giving birth (because, you know, I wasn’t one of those lucky ladies that lost weight) and I felt sooo uncomfortable. I was too self conscious to enjoy myself. Even though I was with my husband’s family, and its not like they should care what I look like or how much I weigh, it IS hard always being the chubby one. But this year, that didn’t matter so much! 🙂 Ive accomplished a lot in a year and Im stoked to see where Ill be next summer!

(Yes here come a few pics from vacation!)
the family

the child

the baby

and me (very tanned!)

So now that Im done with vacation and summer-fun its time to get back to work! Back to the healthy eating, tracking what I eat with myFitnessPal, and exercise. ….Oh I think I forgot to mention, Im also adding homeschooling to that list. Yep, Ill be homeschooling the child this year. We start next week. Wish me luck, eeeek!….

As far as exercise goes, Ive joined the world of Crossfit. Uh huh, Im going to be one of THOSE women. You know, super fit with muscles, healthy eating habits, and uber sexyyyy bod. 😉 Woowoo! Like these pretty ladies:

That’s the goal! I might half way kill myself trying to get there, but I have no doubt that Ill get there. I know exactly what I want .. and when I want something I go get it! But not only will I be a Crossfit lady, but Ill also be a vegan Crossfitter. Which, btw, is sort of unheard of because they encourage the Paleo way of eating (lots of meat, seafood, and veggies). There are similarities to Paleo and Vegan, veggies with no dairy and no processed foods so at least theres that. Of course they eat all that meat because they want to get that animal protein to rebuilt muscle … BUT you don’t HAVE to eat animal for protein, there are vegan sources of protein too! Ive stumbled upon several helpful tools to help me: The Secret Advice of a Vegan CrossFitter , The Vegan Crossfit Project, and several private Veg Crossfitter facebook groups.

I started Crossfit on Monday. Woah. WOAH! My muscles arnt sore, they feel alive! Its killer but I love it, I already love it!  … With P90X (and other video workouts) I HATED doing it every day at home, talk about boring and lonely. Ive done the typical gym thing and I didn’t really like that either, running on a treadmill makes me feel like a hamster & I didn’t really know what I was doing with the weight machines. It was pretty intimidating. Crossfit is completely different. The moment I walked into my box (aka: my local Crossfit gym. See there, I already have the terminology down! hehe)  it felt right! They are very friendly and welcoming, I didn’t feel out of place or anything like that. Everyone was working out HARD! You could tell that the people there are there to work, but there was still that feeling that they were enjoying it. I really love how encouraging everyone is, rooting on others but yet being competitive at the same time. And what I love most is how they put such great emphasis on proper form! The first two weeks (3 days a week) are a Foundations class; showing us proper form, introducing us to Crossfit & getting us use to the movements. The coach was really wanting us to go sloooow at first so we can get the foundations down. That’s HUGE for someone like me, who really doesn’t know what they are doing because they never had someone show them what to do the right way! I love love love how every work out of the day is made by a coach and the coach is RIGHT THERE with you!! It seems like as long as you show up and put in the effort, you WILL see results; itll be hard but not impossible! After I complete my Foundations class Ill be good to go… 6AM for 5 days a week is the goal!

Wish me luck! :*

Beauty in Strength Determined weightlifting woman

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