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Still Working Hard... And Making Progress (with pics)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I am still going strong on CrossFit.. still wearing my heartrate monitor.. two weeks ago or so I started adding 3 "home" workouts in addition to the 4 CrossFit workouts I do.. This week two of my three "home" workouts have been walking more than 10k a day... I won't be having a 4th CrossFit workout because everyone is on a float trip.. so I'll add a fourth "home" workout.. currently, the plan is to do a bike ride.

If you remember, I'm working on a couple of goals to meet by mid August:
Complete 20 push-ups in 1 minute (modified to knees) (PR 15)
Complete 30 CrossFit style sit-ups in 1 minute (PR 17)
Complete 40 air squats with proper depth in 1 minute (PR 27)
Row 500m in sub 2:00 minutes (PR 2:07)

I'm progressing towards my goals... Today, I finally was able to do 30 consecutive CrossFit situps without a rest... now, I just have to work on my time!! YEAH ME!!..

Then, tonight I did some rowing and I was able to go sub 2:00 for about 20 seconds!!! Here's the proof!

Paleo is going great... my "struggle" is the exercise not the diet.. I continue to have ZERO cravings.. and I still feel so well nourished.. no swings in energy.. just a nice constant flow to keep me active all day long.. I love it!

okay okay... today I wore a rather form fitting outfit to work.. and it was black.. and dozens.. and I'm not exaggerating.. dozens of people commented on my weight loss.. to the point where it was a bit embarrassing.. which is something I never thought I'd say! I just don't see it.. so I finally asked a friend of mine to take my picture.. and I held my breath as I looked at it.. BUT I COULD SEE A DIFFERENCE!!! I had to excuse myself and go to the bathroom and cry a bit.. I just felt like a huge exhale- a SIGH of relief.. I can finally SEE that my body is smaller.. I mean I knew it intellectually (I've gone from a size 24 to a 18)... but I couldn't SEE it.

Here's a picture of me at around 310lbs (size 24)

And here I am today at 267lbs (size 18 and 12 lbs from my Zipline goal!!!) Still have a long ways to go.. but I CAN SEE A DIFFERENCE!!

July's Oxygen magazine has a quote in it that I adore! It speaks to how I feel right now..
“More than a trophy, more than a medal, self-mastery is what defines a winner. She competes against none but herself, because there is no other like her. Each struggle, each victory is her own. The challenge pushes her past her limits, as she fights to turn yesterday’s weakness into today’s strength. Progress drives her. To be victorious is to be at her best - more rewarding than defeating the rest.”

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12lbs to go to ZipLine Goal
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