Athelete of the Month....me?!?
As you guys may know, I joined a CrossFit box near the end of May and have been loving the change of pace. I'm at the point where I get super sad when I have to miss a workout because of my work schedule and I hustle home at the end of the day ... Read more
Paleo Challenge completed - success!
I posted a blog at the end of June regarding a Paleo challenge that i enrolled in at my CF box. I'm proud to say I completed challenge and feel fantastic.
The challenge: 6 weeks (in the middle of summer!) with eating real food. No dairy,... Read more
Paleo Challenge - Week 1 in the books
So, today marks the beginning of week 2, end of week one in the challenge.
How did I do?
Workouts: I only made it through three workouts this week - 2 that were at the box and 1 that I did on my own at my gym (I did the WOD at my gym a... Read more
Paleo Challenge - Starting Info
Last week I blogged about finding my mojo. I've joined a Crossfit box where the workouts are challenging and the people are amazing. We are currently 1 week into a 6 week Paleo Challenge. Yes, six weeks of no grains, legumes, dairy (ICE CREAM... Read more
RESET – FINDING MY MOJO
I’ve been around SP awhile. It was an extremely effective tracking, accountability and cheerleading tool for me when I lost 60# back in 2009-2010. I went from 220# down to a low of 160# over the course of a little more than 1 year. I’ll be ho... Read more
In a rut
I've been absent lately. I come by, I read the posts, but I haven't been 100% in it. As such I've regained about 10-15# and have been maintaining at a weight that is 15# higher than my lowest weight, which was not my goal weight at the time (b... Read more
So frustrated.....how do I get back on track?!?!
Wow....I'm so very frustrated right now with my weight loss (or that there of).
Recap - started trying to lose weight in Jan 2010 and quickly and easily lost weight by tracking what I ate and working out. I was spinning a couple days a wee... Read more
License to slack has expired!!!
I haven't blogged since July, I only partially track, my workouts while intense have been too few. As a result, I'm up to 173# (realistically probably 170 once TOM is over and I level out from the splurging the past few days. Needless to say, ... Read more
Week 1, New Job
Hi all!! I wanted to post about how the transition to the new job is going. For those who don't know, I'm a critical care veterinary specialist and I've just left my job of 15 years for a new opportunity. I was excited, but nervous, about the... Read more
Long time, no blog!!!! (with pics)
Hi all! Hopefully my SP friends still remember me! Life has been a bit crazy of late and I wanted to get back into blogging, being accountable, etc. I have minimally tracked for the past 2 months - happily I've maintained my weight to gained ... Read more
Life gets in the way...and an AWESOME RECIPE!!!
I have been so absent from SP lately - I've still be exercising and eating well, tracking for the most part but often eating mindfully and feeling good about it. My weight is stable - not going up nor going down. I think I'm going to try to di... Read more
Shoulder update and a major cheat eating day
BACKGROUND: I've had shoulder pain for about 6 years - it happened suddenly one day while doing a strength training class at the gym. I saw a shoulder specialist at that time, but by the time I saw him I had rested for a few weeks and it was f... Read more
Making progress at the gym
I feel like I'm finally getting into a groove at the gym. I've been spinning at least once a week, taking my TRX classes and fitting in training all body parts each week. Unfortunately my yoga has slacked off, but something has to give unless ... Read more
Outdoor running, take 1
So I decided today was the day to tackle outside running - I'm off today and have time to burn (cause I'm overnights the next two nights...blah). It's sunny outside, the computer said it was 53F. I said, lets do it....
There is a park by ... Read more
Rachel_Mac progress pics W12
Better late than never....here are the final progress pics from the 12 week challenge. I am proud of my accomplishments, however I think I hit a rut in the road around W9 and didn't make much progress from there on out. Let me re-phrase that -... Read more