Monday, July 22, 2013

Weigh in, Weekend & Weightlifting

Weigh In Day
Loss for the Week:  3 lbs
Total Challenge Loss:  8 lbs
Total to Lose:  32 lbs

My hard work paid off and I lost 3 pounds last week.  Woohoo!  I try not to dwell on the fact that it took me working out 10 times last week and logging all my food (not even using my weekly allotment of points), but there you go. 

Instead, I will choose to look at it this way.  I worked out 10 times last week!  I'm a badass!  Good things are happening because I am working HARD to make them happen.

It was another nice relaxing weekend.  It is not often that I don't plan the heck out of July, but really there isn't much on the schedule.  Friday night it was so awesome to go home and watch baseball.  I had an opportunity to go out with some friends, but I took a raincheck and just chilled.  It was awesome.  My baseball boyfriend is back from DL, so that's awesome.  Bad news is that the Rangers are on a losing streak.  No bueno!

Saturday I got up to go to Jazzercise even though they warned us that they a/c was broken at the rec center.  My reward for actually going was that the a/c was working!  It was a great workout.  After, I went and met one of my besties, Debi, for lunch and to catch up.  It had been a while since we got some good girl time together.  <3 her!

After I dropped Debi home after lunch, I ran some errands and went home and started some crockpot potato soup.  I did some other chores and then BFF & I went to dinner.  After... more baseball.

Sunday, I went to church and then did some chores around the house.  I have a little project I'm working on, but I can't show you yet.  Next week!  Sunday night, BFF came over for some Potato Soup and we caught up on some of our shows like the Newsroom (love it!!) and Veep (too funny!).

CrossFit (Weightlifting sounded good in the title, but we actually ran today, ha!)
This morning was yet another 1 mile TT (time trial.)  In my 3 year history of CrossFit, we have done 8 one mile runs for time, HALF of which have been since 6/20/2013.  Craziness.  Usually we have about 15-20 people at class.  This morning, there were 7.  CrossFitters are not necessarily big fans of running.  Heh.

I'm very happy and proud to say that I ran my mile in 12:03 which is 27 seconds faster than my fastest time post-surgery.  I did have a couple times faster pre-surgery, but I was also 20+ lighter.  I look forward to losing that weight and seeing if it shaves off more time.  One of the guys came back after he was done running to run me in.  He has done that before and I've had a few other people do that as well.  It is super nice and I do think it helps me kick that last 200m.  By far, my favorite thing about CrossFit is the people and the supportive atmosphere.  I simply couldn't be the last one in every single time if it wasn't for the awesome attitudes I meet when I get there.

After a bit of a rest, we worked on chinups.  Chinups are like Pullups, only you face your palms toward you.  I need a lot of assistance and usually have to use 2 green bands together to get myself up there.  This time, we did 6 sets of 2.  I started with two green bands twice, then a green band and a purple band twice, then a green band and a red band, and then just a green band!!  That is some major progress.

Wrap Up
I don't have a ton going on this week either so I can focus again on my food & fitness.  My plan is to work out 10 times this week.  Two times each M-Th, then once each on Friday and Saturday.

B-coffee, boiled egg, cheese
L-chicken meatballs, hummus, crackers
S-yogurt (and granola bar if I need it)
D-potato soup
S-pudding cup



MandaPanda said...

Awesome job! Your hardwork is paying off!

RockBand Barbie said...

10 times??? Yes, you are a badass :)

Cat said...

Hero!! OMG definitely a badass! 10 workouts you truly are my inspiration. Your weekend with baseball and your dear friends sounds divine! Love Newsroom too? /fave
Grats on the three lbs too!

FitBy40 said...

Awesome news! Don't even get me started on how mad I get that we have to work so hard...way harder than anyone I know, just to lose a couple pounds. Eh, it is what it is, but we don't have to love it.
Ten Times?!?!?!? You are totally awesome my friend!