Monday, February 24, 2014
Why I left...
Hubby entered an essay to a gym who was looking for a few participants that needed to loose at least 50 pounds. Well... that was me. He wrote it in such great detail and honesty that I was one of 8 chosen. It turns out that it was a cross fit gym. The first day was awesome! It was a personal seminar with Robb Wolf! One of the Paleo gurus who, by the way, lives up the street in Reno!
Anyway... Hubby wrote the essay in October which was about the same time I started to see a great experience here and lost 10 pounds. I had been running here and there and getting shin splints. I stopped here because I wanted to give my all at cross fit and paleo. This was a 3 month competition and I didn't win. However, I fell in love with cross fit! I'm still going and getting stronger. I've not lost what I expected I would but I have myself to blame for that one. You can't expect to loose weight if you continue to eat more than you burn. HOWEVER... you also can't loose weight if you don't eat enough to sustain your energy. I did loose 20 pounds and went from a tight 18 pant size down to a nice feelin' 12.
Other accomplishments... I've completed a couple 5k's, a 10 mile trail run (beautiful but didn't like it much) and the TOUGH FREEKIN' MUDDER! amazing! I was able to complete each and every one of the 25 obstacles the first time tried! I thought I was going to be the teammate that slowed everyone down. I was so wrong! I've done more in those first 6 months than I thought! I have found that I love lifting weight and challenging myself to bypass my personal best when I can.
My next accomplishments... I have entered to do the Bay to Breakers again in San Francisco and this time hubby will be doing it with me (as long as I make a Kilt for him lol ) Then 2 weeks later I am on a team that will be completing the Odyssey which begins and ends in Reno. So looking forward to this one. So challenging but as I've found out, the harder it is the more rewarding it seems to be in the end. Next year I'd like to complete at least 1 of the 1/2 marathons at Disney and would like to complete a Rock n Roll 1/2 marathon also.
I'm back because I found that I was loosing the weight with the food and support here. I'll still be eating clean but just not 100% paleo clean. I like food. No I love food but there's a right way to enjoy flavor and still loose weight. I found that when I eat paleo anymore, I have the need for crap after a few days. I'm not into detoxing myself because I 'm not into headaches. Clean eating, less gluten and cross fit is my plan. Weight loss is a goal but size is a more ultimate goal.
New goal... size 7, Odyssey, 1/2 marathon.
PS... since I've been doing cross fit.... No shin splints! go figure :) stronger muscles = less injury