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March - Monthly Recap

Sunday, March 31, 2013

This month was awesome! Here is some of the awesomeness:

- Had my first CrossFit workout with my Coach on March 2nd where I was only able to complete 2.5 minutes and really thought I was dying!
- By Workout #11 on March 25 I was able to do 12 minutes of constant work!! and thought now THIS is living!
- I completed every planned workout and gave it 100% (even when I didn't feel like it)
- Ate according to my plan every single day except for one planned "free" day to celebrate my birthday
- Made decisions and followed through, i.e. decided I needed to up my activity the last week of March by doing a planned workout of at least 30 minutes 5 out of 7 days .. and I did it!!

So what do the numbers show?

I'm down 12.2lbs and 3.25 inches overall this month... and I also hit the 25lbs milestone a couple of days ago and got this from FitBit

Week one - down 5
Week two - down 2
Week three - down 2
Week four - down 3

The cool thing was that going into week four I KNEW if I didn't up my activity I wouldn't meet my goal of 3 lbs that week. I upped my activity and I weighed daily.. mmmm no change.. it wasn't until Friday the scale finally reflected the first lb, Saturday the second lb and then this morning the 3 lb. I never lost faith though because I knew I was doing what I needed to do and my body would catch up eventually. I'm finding (for me) weighing daily is actually helping me learn about how my body responds to foods, activity, hormones.. it's interesting.

Here's my deficit between calories in and calories out.. notice the "free" day.. hehehe

and my overall calorie burn

It was a great month! Doin' the happy dance... WOOT WOOT.

138 days til Africa
60lb goal and 44 to go!

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  • IXCHEL23
    LOVED your blog!! What a great recap on your month, what a emoticon job you did!! emoticon Love all the pics! You gave me an idea to try and do a month blog recap.

    1788 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/2/2013 9:04:30 PM
    I'm so glad that you have kept showing up for the workouts. They're really giving you a huge sense of accomplishment, as well as building muscle and burning calories!

    You go girl!
    Proud of you for sticking with it, even when you didn't wanna.
    1790 days ago
    lets hear it for the fitbit badge :) woo hoo! nice job.
    1790 days ago
    You are awesome!!! I am so proud/happy/excited for you. I love your enthusiam and I know you will reach your goal. It sounds like things have finally clicked for you and you found what works for your life. Weighing daily helps me as well. I know if I eat too much salt my weight goes up. Even certain foods w/o sodium make me bloat. If I eat too much fiber and not enough fluids makes my weight go up etc.... The scale can be a great tool as long as we don't hit ouselves over the head with it. emoticon

    Your vacation will be amazing and you will be able to enjoy it so much more when your physically stronger.

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    1790 days ago
    Fantastic job! I love my FitBit too! My new one that synchs is so motivating to move more. Your successes are a reason to celebrate and DANCE! emoticon
    1790 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
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    Tremendous effort and results! You are one strong, determined BABE!
    1791 days ago
  • MISSG180
    That is one very successful month! Congratulations! emoticon
    1791 days ago
  • BEBARB149
    Congrats on the loss! Keep up the good work. emoticon
    1791 days ago
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