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Training Week, Challenges, Attempts x 2

Posted Jan 20 2013 1:37pm
Hi there!

Well I stepped on the scale this morning at it said 142.5, which is up half a pound since last week. I guess that is to be expected because I know I am not really in "Weight Loss Mode" but I am not really in "Unhealthy Mode Either". I have been tracking my food. But my intake has exceed my daily calories every day (yes.... calorie counting again, just until I feel more solid in my routines). So its Okay. Its not 122lb :P but its not 192lb either.

I feel like this week especially, I have let the numbers NOT define me. I am just accepting of where they are at. Monitoring but not Judging.

I am in to my second week of MARATHON TRAINING, and all is well!

I also had a triumphant return to Crossfit this week and went THREE times. Ah, it was glorious. I felt like a lady beast, in a good way. I got high fives from folks I didn't know, I sweated, grunted, and my muscles shook with fatigue. It was rad. P.S. I did 150 Double Unders -> Most I've Ever Done. With 32 of those being UNBROKEN. WOOO.

I also had a session with my personal trainer, and because my legs were pretty sore that day, I vetoed the 3 mile tempo run on my schedule and did a 30 minute walk instead.

Today is Sunday. My favorite day of Training. But its a cut back week, so I am going to run about 8km (calves are still harboring lactic acid), and then do some stretching.

So this is my second attempt at changing my lifestyle, keeping is consistent with healthy whole foods (I'd say I'm probably at about 65% right now. A lot of the foods I eat are healthy, but as always, my portions exceed what I actually need).

I'm also excited to announce two challenges I am going to be participating in.

One; This is a challenge for myself. I am going to be doing a daily recap of everything I eat in a day via pictures on the blog, called Food-For-A-Week Challenge. I struggle with remembering WIAW, so this is going to be tough. The goal is to help me slow down enough to really think about what I am going to eat before I eat it. It will be going from today, until Saturday.

Two; Lindsey and Becky have announced a Clean UP Your Diet Challenge which focuses on adding more whole foods (veggies, fruits, healthy fats) and eliminating processed sugars. Puuuuuuuuurrrrfect for me. It runs until Valentines Day, which is also perfect because I told Matthias all I want for Valentines Day this year is a box of Dark Chocolates from Bernard Callebaut (with the goal being not to eat them all in one sitting, heh heh). I still plan on having a square of dark chocolate every day, because lets face it, I can't live without it, but that will be the extent of my indulgence.

I am really excited. I feel the positivity rushing through my veins once again. I feel the drive, the desire, the motivation to do better, not necessarily to lose weight, but to feel better.
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