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Saturday, May 18, 2013

I want to say a huge emoticon to everyone who responded to my last post!! I felt so much better after reading your responses! Of course I wasn't able to get to see them until yesterday and I had a busy day yesterday.

So the quick thing- as far as this stupid Facebook crap with my family it's not freaking ending, which is seriously making me mad. I live an hour away from my hometown and these 2 individuals are telling everyone back at "home" about this whole thing. Now I'm getting messages from other family members who, of course, have only heard what they have to say. In my opinion, the whole thing is petty and stupid and blocking them was the best thing I did, family or not. And I think it's very immature of them to be telling everyone about it. It's only Facebook! Good Lord, apparently they have no life and that's why they feel the need to interfere in mine and try and make me feel like crap. I just decided to ignore it ALL, because I'm not going to argue about it. It's dumb, petty, and just plain ridiculous. I am a CrossFitter, I will not be bullied! So, that's the update on that. Oy.

Ok so onto better things... CrossFit!! I am feeling much better about it today, and ironically, ran into one of the other chiros who is in my class in the store today (the original shoes I bought for CrossFit didn't hold up at all, so I returned them and got myself a pair of awesome Converse shoes, which I'll post a pic of) and I told him how I was feeling. He was so incredibly nice and got where I was coming from. He's a runner and he was expecting this to be a much easier workout than it is. I found that true for myself as well, because I used to do Zumba and the elliptical and really any machine in the gym and I start this and I realized I'm not nearly in the shape I thought I was. LOL And I'm finding out as I get to know people that everyone is really in the same boat, regardless of size. And that makes me feel so much better! We went to the free class this morning and it just helped a lot. The 3 things my chiro left me with today was that you're only competing with yourself (and I know that in my head, but I'm so freaking competitive), think about where I'll be 6 months and a year from now, and that I'm doing more difficult workouts than most people period, even moreso with people around my weight. So that made me feel so much better. I think I need to hide my scale because my weight isn't moving at ALL (it keeps fluctuating between 210-212, it's driving me insane!) but I know my body fat percentage is going down. I'm not going to update it until I see the chiro next, because their machine is more accurate than my scale, but it's moved on my scale so I know I've lost some. Yay!!

My trainer is REALLY good about scaling, actually. For the HSPU he had me get up on one of the boxes and had me do pushups off of that. It was super hard, but there was another girl doing it too so I didn't feel so bad. LOL He's always helping me scale things, which is really nice. I'll just look up at him and say, "Ok, are you freaking insane?" and he shows me. LOL Ah yes, I forgot to add that I do always give 100% and I push myself (or try to anyway) so I really think I'm doing the best I can do. On a usual week now I'm doing CrossFit 4 days a week! It really fun going on Saturdays because then the hubby and I go together and it's fun. Oh and on Memorial Day we're doing the Memorial Day Murph (in honor of a fallen Navy Seal) which includes: run 1 mile, 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups, 300 squats, and then run another mile. Yeah, we are insane. LOL I'm going to die when I'm done I'm sure. emoticon

SKINNYINMYHEAD thank you so much for the article! Like I said, my trainer is really good at scaling and that article REALLY helped me. I'm definitely going to send it to my hubby because he has to scale a lot too. If you see the pictures of us in my photo gallery, don't be fooled. He's totally "skinny fat." Despite the fact that he is at a healthy weight and I'm not, we're pretty much on the same fitness level. In a lot of ways I'm better because I've been working out on and off for the last 5 years and he hasn't at ALL. I'm determined to beat him. LOL Well in the end I won't be able to lift more weights than him, just because he's a man, but I can still do better. LOL

I can't forget! I owe SCENIC_ROUTE a list! Ok things I couldn't do 10 years ago huh? Well I never EVER thought I'd be an exercise and health nut or that I would love Zumba and CrossFit. I used to hate exercise!! CrossFit has shown me some of the things I can do and things I thought I'd never want to do but I now want to do (like climbing a rope!) I can now do "man pushups" and jump pull-ups and am lifting more weight than I ever did when I was weight training in the past. I'm only going on my 3rd week of CrossFit so my list is short, but it will get longer!! I feel awesome now just typing that little bit! By the way, I don't know yet if I can have butter, but I did buy some ghee to try!!

Oh and people asked about recipes last time. One of them (the Paleo Brownies) I don't think I'm able to give out because I got it out of a book. But if you are interested in the book it's "The Primal Blueprint Cookbook" by Mark Sisson. There are a ton of good recipes in that book!!

Now the pizza... I got the recipe for the crust here: cynthiaunderground.tumbl

Then for the sauce I used a can of tomato sauce and a can of tomato paste, simmered them in a pot together and added whatever spices I felt like. For me it was basil, oregano, and Italian seasoning.

For the cheese I used Daiya cheese substitute. My tummy like it! For pepperoni I used uncured pepperoni and then we added whatever veggies we wanted! It turned out so good!!

OMG and in speaking of cheese... I bought this stuff that I thought was goat cheese. It was in the goat cheese section. Find out later it was half goat and half dairy! Of course, I got freaking sick. Totally sucks! Argh!! I used it when I made pizza the second time and now I can't even have my leftovers. Boo!!!!

Ok here are the pics I promised!

New shoes!

And here's me in long socks as we were working on rope climbing that day! I felt so dorky! LOL And yes, this is at my CrossFit gym!

Well I think that's about it. For now anyway!! Thank you everyone so much again for your support, it means so much to me!! I'm feeling so much better now!!
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  • AWOLF24
    Love it!!! Love the attitude, love the pics, LOVE the pink Converse, LOVE the CrossFit outfit, love the long socks. I am NOT liking the scale either these days - I am in the SAME range and it is not moving and I think it is just our bodies acclimating to all of this new heavy duty activity.

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    1795 days ago
    So glad you enjoyed the article! I thought it was good too.. AND I own a pair of pink high top Chucks.. they are the coolest evah! As for butter, I've heard all different sorts of things (Whole 30 says "no" but I'm not following Whole 30! YEAH).. I follow Robb Wolf's Paleo right now.. and he encourages to mix up your "butters".. use Coconut Oil (a great source of Medium Chain Triglycerides) and butter from grass fed cows.. he says they have a different makeup of essential fatty acids.. so, I use coconut oil. grass-fed butter and grass fed ghee.. and i'm a happy girl!

    Keep it up girl, you are doing fan-freaking-tastic! So glad you're feeling more yourself.. the thing I love about CrossFit is how STRONG it makes me feel.. AND that I can take out some aggression on tires with sledgehammers.. hehe

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