Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Here I am back at SP after several years away. I deleted my old account and am starting fresh. I just feel a completely fresh start is in order.
Background - over the past few years I went from 240lbs to 187 lbs. As of May 2013 I was floating between 187 and 192 lbs and I felt awesome. I know those weights may seem high still to some of you but I am not a small person, and I am prone to building muscle so I really did look good at that point. Life events and some illness got in my way throughout the summer and fall of 2013 and I stopped eating healthy (I had been following a mainly paleo diet for about a year) and necessarily had to take a break from all my exercise. I was able to start back into my exercise regime about 3 weeks ago. I knew I had gained weight but until today was too scared to get on the scale. Well, this morning I made myself get on and bam! Instant wake up call.
So here I am. I need to get back on track. I can't believe I slid so far off target when I had been doing so well. I need some accountability.
Yesterday a crossfit WOD buddy and I entered a pact to lose 30 pounds by May. Why May? Two reasons, it's a healthy rate of loss averaging around 1 lb per week, and two because in May I am going to be participating in an international hockey tournament in France, followed by a team tour of Italy. It is going to be one of my life's highlights I am sure and I'd like to feel awesome and look good while I experience such an adventure.
My plan is to get back to as close to paleo eating as I can and to ensure I exercise at least 6 days a week. I am going to begin tracking food and exercise once again here at SP. My goal is to track daily for the next 21 days.
As soon as I get off of this computer I am going to book an appointment with the nutritionist as my local crossfit box. I've heard some pretty amazing things about her. I also am going to get a run of some sort in today. I am restarting a couch to 5k type program as I have lost so much endurance over the past 6 months. My previous best 5k was 32:48. I had and still have a goal of running a sub 30 5k. We shall see, for now that goal feels rather elusive but I am far from giving up.
So yes, I'm back, I'm serious, I'm doing this for me ....