End of Round Reflection

Monday, August 26, 2013

Wow what a round. I didn't lose much but I think it was one of my best yet. I worked really hard this round. I started out as a 20 minute walker and have ended up being crossfitter and LOVING it!! I'm sweating, running and lifting weights. NOTHING I thought I would be doing 2 months ago. I am getting muscles!! Yea!!

I also went gluten grain free this round. I cut out artificial sweeteners. I can really tell a difference. The first couple of days I was really tired and dragged some. But since then I have had maybe 1 other really tired day. It's been about a month since I started that. I'm working towards more of a Paleo diet with a few modifications. I definitely don't feel as bloated.

I also have been talking about getting to a new dr. to try to help me work through some of my health issues. I did that today. Think I found a good dr. She is going to test my antibodies. No one has done that even with a thyroid nodule and long term thyroid issues. She's also going to test me for rheumatoid arthritis. My joints hurt a lot. She also wants to do a bone density. She seemed to really want to listen to me and my symptoms rather just numbers on a test. My water retention issues do seem to revolve around progesterone cream I am on.

My weakness this round was LCW. I need to figure out a way to increase that. Maybe adding something to the walks. Just with bootcamps mwf I cook on Tu/Thurs more. I am not going to make excuses though... I just have to make myself do more. I'll be thinking about this through the break. I will NOT have the lowest average next round!!!!

My goal for the break is to lose a few pounds but definitely NOT gain!! I have honestly always taken the break literally. If I don't have a team pushing I have taken the 6 weeks and allowed myself cheats. I think this last round I gained back everything I had lost. Which was discouraging for sure. Well I can tell you that won't be happening this round. I am not considering this a break. It is a continuation. I will continue to do my bootcamp 3 times a week. Going to work on walking more on off days. And doing a WOD on my own on the weekends. Going to keep my calories with in the range of 12000-1500 a day. I'm basically just going to keep on doing what I am doing.

This does ramble a little bit. Sorry...but think through it all I answered the questions. But one last thing...Thank You Outlaws!! You have been an awesome team!! I'm proud to be a member and co-captain!!! And Pam and Penny...thank you for inspiring me and pushing me to do better. And really thank you for all the work you do to keep this team going!!
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