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Sunday, November 02, 2014

I fell off the face of the Earth for a bit thanks to stress and knee issues. I went a solid 7 months without eating right or exercising, and allowed my stress levels to skyrocket. I have decided enough is enough, though I have said that before... I have started focusing toward MMA and changing up my diet with Crossfit mixed in.

The Plan: First 12 Weeks

Exercise- UFC Fit, SWOD x2
Nutrition- Warrior Diet

I ordered a heavy bag!

The stand came later so I started with G&P

My first WOD was rough!

The stand assembly was a WOD in itself!

It is a lot bigger than I expected!

I am midway through my second week of UFC Fit and it is tough! I am also doing bag work and will be adding in SWODs staring tomorrow (2x a week), once that program is over I will be doing GSP RushFit. Once I start Phase 2 in UFC Fit I will add in my own WOD in the afternoons.


Month One- 11/27/14= 280 (10.8) ACHIEVED 11/17/14

30lbs by Christmas- 12/25/14= 260.8 (-60)

Pre-Surgery Weight- 2/13/14= 233 (-57.8)

Onederland- 4/3/14= 199 (-91.8)

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LOVINGME1966 11/2/2014 12:59AM

    Great job of getting back on track! Good luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Results Thus Far

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

So far so good... I started doing the 3 days on/ 1 days off crossfit schedule and have yet to waiver. This last weekend was insanely tough, because I also moved my sister for the entire weekend along with working out.

My first month's results:


Lost 11.6lbs


Lost 6.25

Body Fat %:

Navy: Lost 2.62%
YMCA: Lost 6.68%


Lost 1.6 points

I gained a couple ounces between the last week and the month weigh in, but as a woman, who is in her 30′s that happens about once a month.

The pictures do not show a lot of difference yet, especially since I seem to not be standing in the same place (there were people in the common area that I prefer not to deal with during both times I took pictures). However, you can tell my shirt fits better.

My scale has been giving me a lot of trouble, so I ordered a new one after I weighed in for my month, it arrives today so I will re-weigh in today and change all of my info. My new scale will do muscle, water, fat and pounds so it will be much more accurate. It will for sure mess up this months calculations, but that is okay, I am so sick of the old one erroring out from me breathing...

I went back to Paleo, except I have left in whey protein and Greek yogurt. I will be staying Paleo for awhile, I will break for my cousins wedding next month, but that is the only planned cheat. I am feeling much better.

As for stress at home, I will likely be moving apartments in April, I will be moving to a bottom floor until that is on the outside so Murphy can run around and I can workout without bugging people.

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JESUISPRET 2/13/2014 2:13PM

    Wow! Awesome results. Go you!!!!!

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EDDYMEESE 2/12/2014 9:51PM

    You're doing great! Keep it up!

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RISENPHOENIX 2/12/2014 1:39AM

    I'm talking to someone in the first one, my neighbors drive me nuts so it is very stressful taking pictures there.

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WHOLENEWME79 2/11/2014 4:04PM

    I can see the difference in your before and after pictures. You also seem to be standing up straighter- More confidence, I hope! You are doing a great job.


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So sore... I love it!

Monday, January 13, 2014

I officially started trying to get back on track on the 1st of the year, I started eating better after the 3rd- this included eating 3 meals per day, no more soda, no junk food, and eating as clean as possible. I plan on going Paleo next month, but figured starting clean was a better was to detox. Other than my NYE run and WOD I didn't start working out until the 9th, but I have done WODs every day since.

I am toying with the idea of 3 days on, 1 day off, but we all know how hard it is for me to take days off LOL. Maybe if I make sure I am taking Murphy on long walks and getting out of the house so I am not being completely sedentary and keeping myself in a stressful situation 24-7, I think it will work. Tomorrow I will take a rest day as I ma sore as all get out!

I'm down 7lbs since the 1st and 6 in my first full week!

I looked at my old progress pics of the same weight and I looked more toned, I have lost so much muscle mass, UGH!

I have been training Murphy to sit through WODs while in his Service Vest so when I join a local box he will be able to do it there- hopefully.

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RISENPHOENIX 1/14/2014 8:23PM

    I didn't slack due to the holidays, I slacked due to stress at home for the last six months. But I'm fixing it now. I decided to do the 3 on/1 off.

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MANDYLOVE_76 1/14/2014 10:16AM

    We all seemed to have slacked over the holidays. I worked out 6 of the last 7 days. I plan on having one rest day a week.

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3rd Annual NYE Run

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Yesterday was a pretty bad day, Murphy cut his paw pretty badly and then he decided one of our neighbor's guests was a threat and he started barking and growling at him in front of one of the employees- not a good thing when these people want us gone. So needless to say when it was time for me to do my annual NYE run I was pretty stressed. But as I walked out into the freezing cold and started my Nike Sportband, everything went away with that first step. I felt like the old me, all of the stress just melted off of me. I ran as fireworks exploded all around me, it was pretty unreal.

Cut paw

So sad and hurt

Ready to run

I talked to them employee this morning and things seemed fine, until Murphy growled at my neighbor. I think it was likely being home with my drunken stepmom who screamed and yelled and threw things all week. I have no idea what to do, other than to contact a lawyer and get Murphy to a trainer ASAP!

In 2014 I plan on getting back in shape, to stop allowing this place to win, these terrible people to beat me... I will start working out again, get this weight back off and fix this. I am happier and healthier when I train so that is my plan.


Still I Rise

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The past few months in Leavenworth have been AWFUL! The people here are terrible! I am sadly not exaggerating, these people are vindictive, judgmental, hurtful and just plain terrible people. I have been under ridiculous amounts of stress since moving in and that is on top of just losing my therapy team, who I was bonded with- for the past 6 months I have been doing this on my own and it is a miracle that I am still standing. But I am.

The day before I left I got a tattoo of a Maya Angelou poem on my right arm "still I rise," I did this to remind me that no matter what comes my way I can get up and keep fighting. So today I will do just that, knowing that I will likely be knocked down again one day, but that I have the strength to get back up.

I have stopped working out and have been stuffing my face with crap to stuff my feelings, great plan I know! Thankfully, while I have gained weight, I have not gained as much as I could have. I can fix this I just have to knuckle down and do it. I rescued a German Shepard- Corgi mix a month or so ago and named him Murphy (he is 14 months and full grown) and I am training him to be my service dog, he will be a great running and hiking buddy.

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 11/25/2013 10:08AM

    I am so sorry that the move wasn't a positive one.

I completely understand the stress eating. I too have been battling that right now.

LOVE the tattoo. I've been really, really, really wanting a new one. Sadly, that is not a good time for me to get one. Who knows what I would end up with...

And what a sweet looking puppy! That is a face that should be kissed regularly!

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