Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Transitioning from summer travel mode to normalcy...

I have a love/hate relationship with summer. Summer is hot. And work is busy. And it is hard to stay in a routine. And it is hot.

BUT...Summer means travel and I do love that. I made it to Louisville, Chicago, Washington D.C., a Texas ranch, a Dallas staycation convention, Louisiana and NYC. If I were filthy rich, I would travel constantly. But I'm not and it is still flipping hot.

Although I'm proud to say that I have somewhat stayed on track this summer. I think when I checked in last, I mentioned that I had new weight loss inspiration...hang gliding in Rio! That actually seems to be working. Except during trips, I am eating Paleo and committing to CrossFit at least 3x per week.

I decided to make a goal of losing 30 pounds over the next year. I won't lie, I'm reaching for 30 so 20 seems more doable. Ha! As of today, I'm 5 down. I think what is really getting it done is that I'm not eating any bread or grain carbs at all. In addition, I'm severely limiting sugar and drinking, particularly during the week. But being consistent is making it (a little) easier.

CrossFit wins are coming faster now that I'm really focusing on being there 3x a week. My kick up to a handstand is looking stellar. And I did a version of a hand stand push up progression!!! I had to stack an ab mat on top of a 15# plate on top of a 45# plate, but I did it. It looks kind of like this:

Also, I hurt my back a bit one day doing squats. I rested a couple of days and got right back to it. My core is strengthening!

Thanks to Miss Amy for giving me a kick to post. My mind is a little scattered, but after a break it is hard to get back to it. I needed to pull off the band-aid and make it happen. Here is me doing that. :)

Here are some pictures from my fun summer:
In NYC with one of my former blogger friends Liz from the Bronx.

BFF & I took 4 kids (ages 2-12) to the circus. The wine and sushi came after!!

BFF's birthday. The hen of the woods mushrooms at this place made me cry. Yumilicious.

These will be my Rio companions!!

I hope you are all well out in Blogland. I look forward to getting back to some normalcy!



Amy W. said...

shew. thank goodness. Also, thank you for posting that damn video...bc when you mentioned it on facebook I couldn't make since of what you were talking about (with the stacking) I got it! Were your triceps killing you the next day?

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MandaPanda said...

Such a fun summer! Great crossfit wins!

FitBy40 said...

I refuse to believe summer is over. There has to be more!
Welcome back to blogland!

Lori said...

Welcome back!

I love summer and I don't even mind the heat.