Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Making it happen

I keep losing time this summer! It has been 2 weeks since my last post!

When last I wrote I had just finished the juice cleanse. Now that I'm a couple of weeks out, I wanted to follow up. I lost a ton of bloat during the cleanse, but most all of it came back as soon as I started eating solid foods. HOWEVER, it did rid me of my carb cravings and I have been successfully eating paleo since the cleanse. Except for one night on vacation with pizza and beer and then a couple of meals with some rice, everything I have eaten has followed the paleo platform.

Speaking of vacation, here is a big ole selfie (groupie?) of my BFF's family right before we popped fireworks on 4th of July...

While I might enjoy some cake or bread, I don't have that super strong urge to eat it like I have in past paleo attempts. Yesterday was a very typical day of food:

Breakfast - egg frittata with ham, mushrooms and cheese topped with salsa
Lunch - salmon, chicken breast, roasted veggies & some salad
Snack - mixed nuts
Dinner - MY FAVORITE! I sauteed boneless skinless chicken thighs (cubed) in some pistachio oil with mushrooms, squash, zucchini and walnuts. SO FREAKING GOOD! I swear, moving from olive oil to nut oils has made all the difference in flavor to me.
"Dessert" - About 10 sweet cherries

A couple of weeks ago, I was researching next year's Rio trip (which is my favorite hobby...) and I found out that in order to be sure that I can go hang gliding while I'm there, I really need to lose about 20 pounds. That is a lot, but I have a year and really hope that is the right motivation. I need something to get me past this 10 pounds I keep losing and gaining.

Speaking of Rio, BFF & I got these little rubber ducks when we went to see the USA Volleyball team in Chicago. So now Duckys are popping up on Instagram, Facebook, and now my blog on their road to Rio. :-) Here is Ducky at the pedi spa this weekend...

This morning's WOD:
4 rounds...25 sit ups, 500m row, 400m run, rest 2 minutes

Everyone in the class was done with the WOD by the time I was on my last row and like the awesome folks they are, 3 of them ran the last 400m with me. It is truly amazing to workout with people that do everything way better than you do and still never feel anything less than a beast.

Hope all is well in the Blogosphere!



Lori said...

I lost 50 pounds in a much shorter time frame to be able to go skydiving. Having good motivation can be incredibly helpful!

FitBy40 said...

You are so brave! I like the idea of hang gliding, but my fear of heights would never allow me to actually do it!
You can do this. I have so much faith in you!

MandaPanda said...

I think hang gliding is GREAT motivation!

Amy W. said...

Dude...It's been a month since your last post!