ALLYSNEWLIFE

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2014 Update

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It's been a while since I wrote a blog...almost a year in fact...

I have struggled so much with my weight over the last couple of years. I went from about 145 lbs up to 200 lbs. I'm back down in the 190's but so upset since I was so happy when I was in the 140s. I need to tighten my belt, for lack of better words, and get back to watching my diet and really and truly get back to counting calories since I know that works for me.

What really is heart breaking for me is going up in size in clothing. I went from wearing a size 8 to a 14, now back down to 12. I hate buying new clothes when I ones I love just sitting in my closet now being worn.

The good thing this all is that I truly never gave up working out. I might have not been doing it at the intensity that I was in the past but that has change about 5 months ago. Five months ago I found CrossFit and fell in love. I have found through this program that it is very humbling and empowering. I have done more things that I have never thought I could do.

Right now I'm having to find the balance between what I doing in CrossFit and what I'm eating since its more weight lifting than cardio, in my opinion. So starting this past week I have added a little bit more cardio in the mornings to help supplement my workouts.

Like I said I'm back in a size 12 even though I have only lost between 5-10 lbs over the last 5 months...so I've lost inches and put on muscle. I really need to get back into the Bod Pod and I think that will give me a better idea of where my body is changing instead of looking at the scale alone because we all know a pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle, muscle just takes up less space. I really need to get away from the scale and not putting so much emphasis on what I weigh and more what I look like and what I can do in the gym.

So here are my goals for 2014:
Drop 2-3 clothing sizes
Master Double Unders
Master Box Jumps
Up the weight on: Deadlift; Front,Back, & Overhead Squats, Power/Squat Cleans, Power/Squat Snatches, Push Press, Push/Split Jerk
Cut 2 or more minutes off my mile average


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  • SIMPLY_JAE
    Keep Sparking!
    938 days ago
  • EMGERBER
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    1396 days ago
  • OMMAMA7
    I gained a bunch back too, but I'm also back at it. We can do this!! Let's make this year AWESOME!!!
    2411 days ago
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    Good luck with cross fit!
    2437 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9709353
    I think it's smart to throw away your scale and go by clothes, no matter how tempting it might be to start weighing yourself again after you start seeing results! I am in the same boat as you, having to buy new clothes and all.. It's depressing as hell (even more depressing when the number on the scale shows exactly in how much trouble you are).
    But I believe that setting some major fitness goals, other than weight loss alone, could be something that could help the process as well as help see things from a different perspective! I signed up for a half-marathon in April, and I’m not much of a runner. Started training this week and figured that running 13.1 miles will sure be a lot easier if I’m 20-30 lbs lighter by that time (or about that, no exact figures since there’s no scale and all…) Good luck girl, keep pushing! We definitely can do it! :)
    2437 days ago
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