Thursday, June 27, 2013

My Before & far.

It's been 2 months since I've started Crossfit and started working towards getting my body fit and healthy! As you know, I've had some ups and downs. Some weeks I had more downs than ups. We all have good days and bad days, right? I've had my share of bad days..but I must admit I feel like I'm finally starting to get it! It's like it's all starting to click. I'm starting to love working out and dare I say..I'm falling in love with Crossfit! It is the most rewarding feeling seeing yourself improve. Two months ago I struggled with 10 pushups and today I did 20! I think every improvement, big or small, deserves a celebration! Woot!

This week has been extra exciting for me because I am finally beginning to see and feel a difference! That's when I knew it was time to pull out the measuring tape again to actually see the difference in numbers. Here is what I discovered:

                                                             Before    Now     Loss
-5 lbs
Waist (smallest)
Left&Right Arm
Right Calf
Left Calf

My reaction to these measurements was nothing short of excitement. I couldn't wait to tell my husband!

I've been contemplating whether or not to share my before and after pictures. Weightloss can be such a personal thing, especially sharing the "before" pictures. But I decided to share because it will keep me accountable as well as give me even more incentive to work hard so when I share my progress again in the future you will see even MORE of a difference.

Looking at the before picture (ew!) I can still remember exactly how I felt. That was my body 11 months postpartum and I wasn't working out and I was eating junk. I always felt bloated and wore a lot of baggy clothes to try and cover up.

Now here I am, 13 months postpartum, and I'm feeling great! My clothes are fitting better and I feel so much more confident! I still have some work to be done but I'm more than pleased with my progress!

I've been trying to work hard on watching what I eat. I still struggle in the area of discipline when I eat out. I knew I shouldn't have eaten cake at BOTH birthday parties I went to this past weekend. Before the parties I kept reminding myself, "don't eat the cake, don't eat the cake"...and what did I do?! I ate cake! Don't get me wrong, I think a cheat here and there is okay especially if you keep it small portions, I was more mad at myself that I ate the cake when I don't even LOVE cake! It didn't taste all that great yet I ate it anyways. Someone please smack me in the forehead next time! 

I'm learning that diet is just as important as working out. I used to run and be able to eat whatever I wanted and not worry about gaining. But after a baby, things change. I always knew losing weight is hard, but I didn't know it would be THIS hard! It's constant work. It's a constant mind battle for me between I shouldn't eat this or that and convincing myself to get up and exercise. 

 When I started working out again I thought I do what I always did before. Exercise and then eat whatever  want. WRONG! I was slightly naive. I wasn't improving in the least as you probably already guessed. So now I'm realizing how important it is to also watch my diet. It's a waste to work so hard exercising and blow it all away by eating junk. Not only is it a waste, eating junk is less than satisfying to me now. I feel so much lean and light if I eat lean and light.

It's exciting and motivating for me to see these changes! I can't wait to see what changes I can make in the next couple months! I know the things I need to focus and work harder on as well as aknowledge the areas I've done well on and continue to do so.

1 comment:

  1. This helps me keep going. I'm so sore and missed2 days of following your workouts. But, I'm going to jump back in today. I always feel great afterwards it's just getting the gumption to get up and workout! Thanks for showing your progress!