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Day 1..... again...... (sigh)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

OK, maybe I am not so down in the dumps. I don't know if it was the crossfit workout yesterday that really pumped me up? The fact that my summer wardrobe is dwindling because of my weight gain (15 lbs in 2 months! YIKES!!!!)? School is out??? But last night and especially this morning I am starting to feel the excitement of this healthy lifestyle again. I was up at 0500 this morning and ate a lite, healthy breakfast and am blogging for a few minutes in order to let it digest and then I am heading out for a 3 mile, 1:1 run/walk.

The guy who taught the beginners crossfit class was really believable, lol.... He convinced me that doing crossfit would burn more calories and body fat more so than my usual running. He also convinced me that it would strengthen my entire core and will help alleviate my low back pain. That is my biggest motivation! No more back pain! Everybody there was so friendly and it was such a positive, encouraging environment.

Well.... I guess me and my all or nothing mentality is thinking that if I am going to reap the benefits from crossfit, I have to commit to the eating part of it as well. I mean, why would I bust my tail, waste my time working out (not to mention wasting the monthly fee we are paying for it), when I am just going to come home and binge on junk? Not worth it.... If I am going to do this, I am going to do this right.

I also bought Bob Harper's Skinny Rules book on my Kindle. I always say I don't need another diet book, but usually end up buying them anyways, lol. I guess when I read them, I pick up different interesting ideas. It's all stuff I have heard before, not really anything new, but just hearing it from someone else in a different way makes it seem interesting. And that's one thing I have learned over this journey. I have to keep trying new and different things in order to keep this interesting. have to keep chaning things up. Tweaking and modifying until it eventually goes full circle.

Hope y'all are having a great week. Praying this "spark" I have righ tnow turns into a full fledge fire!
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HSMOM2FOUR 6/3/2012 9:51PM

    So do you like Bob Harper's Skinny Rules? Anything new that you learned, or learned again?

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TPELL21 5/28/2012 12:13PM

    Good luck!
I have read several books on Paleo, and although they all say pretty much the same thing (eat meat, veggies, nuts, fruit, avoid sugar and grains) they all usually add a different piece to the puzzle. I think the more info you have, the more prepared you are to make better decisions.

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CKAYT56 5/27/2012 10:19PM

    Reading ideas for becoming healthier is always a good idea...nothing wrong with several books on the subject! Glean whatever information you can from everybody. This crossfit class sounds interesting to me. I like trying new things too, changing things up tricks your body plus keeps it interesting. I am glad that this is Day 1 for you again...and again...and again doesn't matter because you are still doing something to become healthier and still working on it!

Char in MN

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SKFEREBEE 5/27/2012 6:07PM

    I know what you mean about the clothes thing. I had many more options last summer and I could kick myself for regaining, but it is what it is. Tomorrow I'm going to clean out the stuff in my drawers that is too small, put them in a storage bin and hope I will be wearing them comfortably again by August. I love this time of year with all the fresh fruits and vegetables which will make cleaning up my diet pretty painless. I'll have 300 calories a day to splurge on not-so-clean foods following the 80/20 rule. I don't buy diet books but I am addicted to fitness-type magazines and new workout DVDs. I can't get enough of them. Knowledge and options is power! I am so excited to learn about Crossfit through your experiences.

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MOTHERDUCK3 5/27/2012 4:20PM

    You can do this! Way to start again! I'm excited to see what happens. I know you will do great. Waiting for updates with expectation!

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MEGRI85 5/27/2012 12:54PM

    I DO THE SAME THING! I really need to clean out my diet book stash. Good job committing to healthy eating as well, and best of luck - this has always been a problem area for me, too! Stick to it!

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JLITT62 5/27/2012 9:47AM

    I suspect the Crossfit guy is right - ST - which I realize is just part of Crossfit - will really rev you up.

I always take little pieces away from everything I read, too.

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