How are you all doing today?
I wanted to share some things going on with me lately
First off….I went back to Crossfit !
Many of you know that I started Crossfit awhile back
And the people there became a huge part of my life
I didn’t feel worthy to even walk inside of a Crossfit Box
But Diana (my Crossfit Coach) told me I’m worthy
She taught me to scale and modify as needed
And the people I met there gave me some much needed encouragement
So why did I quit?
I told myself it was the distance….the traffic…..etc etc etc
But the reality is this—we make time for what’s important
If we want something in our life…we will find a way
I go through phases in my exercise routines
Sometimes I get tired of one thing and switch to another
I went back to Planet Fitness and just doing my own thing
I’m still losing weight BUT I noticed something
I was losing muscle strength
Suddenly the dog food bag was not as easy to pick up
As it was when I was doing Crossfit
And my motivation started suffering too
Because part of Crossfit is encouragement to keep going
And I think I need that
So I went back to Crossfit this week
Here I am with Diana who welcome me back with open arms!
This was our workout on my first day back
Basically Ben (Diana’s husband and also Coach) had a deck of cards
Each one was assigned an activity
For example, if he drew the 8 of spades
That was 8 Air Squats
And we did this for the ENTIRE deck of cards!!!
It was a tough workout
I couldn’t do all of it
I had to scale and modify doing what I could do
But that’s ok!!
The point is I survived my first day back at Crossfit
And I’m so happy to be back!!
I am going to be there about 2 or 3 days a week
The rest of the time I will still head to Planet Fitness
Mostly for cardio and to workout with my daughter, Savannah
Who just started college and can’t make it to the Crossfit class
Here are Savannah and I today working out together
I got together with my friend Krystal the other day
From the Sugar Iz Crack Blog
I am so proud of her!!
She has lost 20 pounds so far following my sugar detox plan!
And she was able to wear her purse across her body now!!
We stopped off to have lunch
And I got the salmon
It came with an avocado/cucumber salsa which was really yummy
I did not eat the rice (carbs!)
Whenever I go anywhere, I analyze the menu carefully
And ask lots of questions
If the server is unable to tell me with confidence
That something doesn’t have sugar in it
Then I just don’t eat it
I am super careful with sauces and dressings
And at times I even bring my own
It was fun to go with Krystal
Because we could play “detective” together
Analyzing the menu and making choices together
After lunch, we found this bracelet for her!
It fits in perfectly with her adventure into changing her mindset
It says “Change your thoughts and change your world”
Here she is wearing it
I wanted to share two other things I eat whenever I’m out and about
I like Wendy’s for fast food options
I regularly eat the junior bacon cheeseburger there minus the ketchup and minus the bun
On this day they didn’t give me a fork so I was roughing it!
I also like their BLT Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch dressing.
This has real bleu cheese crumbles in it and eggs
It is probably the best fast food salad I’ve come across and it has almost no sugar!
I’ll admit I’ve recently gotten really into avocados
I didn’t realize these are very good choices for someone following a low carb/low sugar food plan
We mix it with pico de gallo from the grocery store to make guacamole
I eat it with everything from chicken to steak and add it to my salad
I probably eat this several times a week
I’ve been branching out a lot lately and making friends
Now that I can go places and do things
I feel as if I’ve been reborn into the world!
It’s really amazing being invited to go places and knowing I can say YES
Because I can fit and I have the energy
I feel as if I’m really reaping the benefits lately of this weight loss
Because socially it’s allowing me to get out there and live life again
It has taken 2 years to get here
But trust me…it’s worth it!!
Here I am on my way out the door to meet friends for the evening
One with my daughter, Savannah 🙂
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!