Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Time to Post

I have been working hard to figure out my new schedule and trying to figure out the best time to get online and post.  I can do it from my phone but typing a blog post on an iPhone is not ideal, any of you that have tried it can verify that for me I'm sure.  But I think I have come up with a solution.

This week I have started back to CrossFit!!!!! Yipee!!!!!  Yippee really doesn't even cut it!  I am so excited to be back at the gym with my people doing a workout that I love I cant even think of the right adjectives.  

They are in a new facility to me, they moved into this building quite a while ago but Im the one thats been MIA.  This place is HUGE and has so much more equipment compared to the "room" we were in before.  And the technology has improved too!  We now use a program called Wodify that keeps track of the daily WODs (workout of the day) and personal records so that I don't have to tote my phone around with me to keep up with it, but don't worry, I have my phone anyway to take pictures.....

But first....

Big Bad Cheryl and I are back together again!  

This new program also has an app for my phone:  high tech and a nitty gritty workout= one happy fatgirl.

I was so excited to get back to the gym.  I have missed these folks and was worried that I would be so far behind or they would give me "those looks" since I gained weight again but they welcomed me right back in and it was off to the workout.

Day one was a doozie for the first day back, 3 rounds of 30 wallballs and 15 pulls on the rowing machine.  Wallballs suck on every level and I just knew that on day one the soreness would be epic.  I was when I got the gym I could barely make it up the stairs to get into the gym.  I made it through the workout without puking!!!!  Small victories!  I didn't even think I needed to puke (huge victory)

Before I even got to class I bought a bottle of Aleve and started eating them like M&M's.  

Todays soreness is much worse but I still rolled out of bed bright and early ready to go again.  One of my favorite parts of Crossfit is the weight lifting and that was what I got to do today.  I was lucky that it was upper body lifting since my legs are screaming just getting up and down off the toilet.  

It was maxing out on overhead press and then 50 reps of a strict overhead press.  Only difference in those two is one you can use your legs the other is shoulders only.  I managed to get 135lbs on the Push Press and 50x 75lbs.  That was awesome for me for my first trip back with weights.  There was lots of grunting and groaning but I did it.  When I hit 135lbs my coach told me that I could "toss a skinny bitch!"  The ultimate goal is to pick up my own body weight which means I need to get my weight down and my weights up!

So now we get to the "When to Post" title of the blog.  Since I have to be at class so early I have found myself with a little extra time in the mornings.  My days are pretty full so any extra time in my life I am trying to use wisely so I have parked it at Starbucks and set up a new blogging location.  (I am officially one of those people that is sitting at Starbucks with my headphones in typing away....and I used to laugh at those people)

Im taking advantage of the time between gym and school so I can get home after school to see my kiddos play various sports and not have to stay up till all hours of the night!

So, after using a lot of words to say this, things are great.  School is going wonderfully, Im finally back at the gym working hard as ever and hopefully I can start to see some positive changes in my body that are so needed.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

I Ran Away and Got Lost....

I know, I know, I was going to do better and post daily but then life happened and I didn't post one day, which led to two days, a week, a month and then it had just been too long to put something up because I didn't really have a reason for my break or anything to say.  I got laid off from my job in January (good start to the year right??) and for several months I didn't really know what I was going to do with my life.  I had several great jobs in my past and I really like the one I lost so I was just slightly in limbo.  With the loss of my job came the cancellation of my CrossFit membership and that kinda broke my heart and seemed to make my workouts less fun.  I tried to keep up with them at my home gym but I just didn't have the same intensity without my workout friends.

After a few months of soul searching (and very little working out or eating healthy) I made a pretty big decision in my life.  I have left the housing market completely and re-enrolled in school.  Not a traditional college like most would think, I already got that diploma, no, I have enrolled in beauty school.  Hopefully in 11 months I will be the proud owner of a state cosmetology license.

I always said I would never go back to school but just shopping for the schools supplies made me so excited!

Week One and I'm already getting hands on!  But first let me take a selfie!

This has been something I have wanted for years and I'm still not really sure why it has taken me so long to take this step and go for it but now that I have made the decision to do it I am so ready!!!!  I finally have a daily schedule, something that I have missed over the last 7 months.  You all know I LOVE a schedule.  When my day has no structure I find myself not getting to the gym and eating junk....and I'm hoping my new lifestyle can help me lose this weight that I have gained over the last 7 months.

I'm not trying to pretend that I haven't gained weight cause I have and its pretty obvious so its time to get back into focus and headed back to the goal weight.  I have proven that I haven't figured out this healthy lifestyle thing yet cause I still continue to yo-yo with my weight but by golly I sure as hell haven't finished trying!

I'm not making any promises cause I'm still adjusting to my schedule but I'm going to try to get back to my blog (cause I love it and miss it sooooo much) and in the next few weeks I will be joining back up with my CrossFit folks (which by the way just makes me smile to type those words!)

I hope to get all my readers back after my leave of absence so feel free to share with your friends, and if your not much of a blog reader you can follow me on Instagram or Twitter @fatgirltothin.

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