Progress! Slow and steady.

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Hey everyone! I’m back to give some updates on my weight loss progress.

I’ve been doing CrossFit for about 3 months now and I’ve probably lost about 5lbs. Not a significant loss, but I’ve slimmed down A LOT. My clothes are starting to fall off my body, especially around my waist. And I’m LOVING IT! Here is a picture of me at the exact same weight, about 9 weeks in between pictures.

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In both pictures I am 170lbs. This is exactly why the scale doesn’t necessarily matter. While I am gaining muscle and losing fat, I am slimming up so my weight stayed the same. But even though I haven’t lost weight in this picture, I FEEL better and healthier!

Since this picture 2-3 weeks ago, I’ve lost another 3 lbs.

My routine lately as been to go to CrossFit 4 days a week, and after each class take a mile jog. It’s definitely tough, but I need the rest of this fat to fall off me! That can only happen with hard work and dedication.

I have a long way to go still, but I know I will get there!

Weight Loss Challenge!

Hi everybody! I have been slacking in my blog posts lately, but I’m back and so is my exercise routine! Just a few updates on where I’ve been the past few months.

Late last year I was diagnosed with having a Cerebral Spinal Fluid Leak coming from my skull and leaking through my nose. If not treated it could have lead to Meningitis. I had to go through numerous doctors appointments, CT scans, dye injection into my spine, and finally surgery on my skull through my nose. I’m glad to say that surgery went well and I am leak free! I feel good and I’m back to my normal self. *yay*

Luckily without working out for almost 5 months I only gained 3-4 pounds. W00t! Now I’m ready to lose the rest of this weight!

I recently signed up for a Groupon deal for 20 classes of CrossFit. I am also involved in my friends’ weight loss challenge as well as their Fit Camps held every Sunday! So my schedule looks like so:

Sun: Fit Camp
Mon: Rest or Cardio day
Tues: CrossFit
Wed: Rest or Cardio day
Thurs: CrossFit
Fri: CrossFit
Sat: CrossFit or Rest Day

I am currently fluctuating between 168 and 171 and my goal is still to reach 145 lbs.

I am motivated more than ever to lose this weight! Let’s do this!

Oh! Also if you have any tips or advice on meal plans I would LOVE IT! I need to figure out what foods to eat and what meals to make.

Thanks for listening!

Week 1 & Done + Progress!

Hello folks! How is everyone coming along with Fab Ab February? One week down and I feel good! I’ve actually been able to complete my F.A.F workout during my Jillian Michaels workouts, so it’s like killing 2 birds with one stone! I won’t be able to do that as the days go on, so I am going to have to add on to her workouts eventually.

My lats are SORE. All those dead lifts and core exercises have me hurting right now! But I love the pain. Bring it on! Ever since I switched my mentality from “I have to lose all this fat” to “I’ve got to get stronger” I have been more motivated and more focused on working out. A part of me is kind of addicted to it. I am hoping I will get to the point where I can do a 30 minute cardio workout PLUS a Jillian Michaels workout. Right now I’m just taking it slow and steady.

Did I tell you I’ve lost a little bit of weight?

1.2 pounds lost! Not a lot, but if I can lose this once a week then I am well on my way!

Weight Progress: 1/21/12

So I decided to take a break this week from working out. I was pretty tired and I didn’t want to do anything, so I’m resting my body. But good to know that I have literally gained NO weight. I was afraid that I gained a little bit, but to my surprise I’m the same. *whew* I’ve been eating pretty healthy all week and even when I ate not-so-healthy stuff, I ate it in moderation.

Weight Progress: 1/12/12

Loss of 1.8lbs! I got to start somewhere right?

Oh, I didn’t have time to post my workout yesterday, so here it is:

  • Elliptical: 1 hour / 617 calories

An hour on the elliptical sounds like murder, but for me it wasn’t that bad yesterday! I was watching Avatar: The Last Airbender (the cartoon series NOT that God awful movie…) to keep me entertained 🙂