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Hope is Alive

There are so many things I want to talk about today but I’m not sure I’ll get to them all. This “bring back the blog” idea was truly a wild hair I had and there hasn’t been any planning. I’m winging it, like I did in the past but hopefully I’ll get some sort of game plan jotted down so I don’t turn into spastic, random girl. So for now, random babbling starts now!

I do have new-found hope that I will stick with this. I had some encouraging words from friends and want to give a shout-out to two of my CrossFit family members – Myrna & Travis! Myrna let me know this was encouraging her to clean it up, one meal at a time. And Travis told me if there’s a post, he’s reading it and he will support my efforts! This is why it will work. This is why, THIS TIME, I will get my act together! I have always had the support and encouragement but I withdrew myself from everything and everyone. I went into hiding. Putting myself out there isn’t always easy and sometimes embarrassing but I now remember how my fitness community/family shows up!


Let me recap my year for you. I started 2016 with motivation and enthusiasm. I did the Advocare 24 day challenge and had great success. I lost over 20lbs quickly. I was at CrossFit Boom consistently. I quit booze and was eating well for the most part. I was determined. And then I got lazy. Pure and simple. I would still workout but I wasn’t eating properly. I wasn’t always eating junk, but sometimes maybe not enough. And then sometimes it was just junk all day. I gave up. If you don’t know or haven’t heard… “YOU CAN’T OUT-TRAIN A BAD DIET!” I know this.

Nevertheless, good food, bad food, no food – I still worked out when I could which some weeks was only one day and other weeks it was 3 or 4 days. I was starting to turn things around a few weeks ago. I learned of a place called Snap Kitchen. It was the answer to my stubborn decision that I didn’t want to cook anymore. They offer pre-made meals that you can just drop by pick-up. I know, this isn’t a new innovative thing… there are many competitors in the area and I’ve tried them all. But Snap is where it’s at for me! They label their foods very clearly, no junk! And they label the meals to let you know which are vegan, grain-free, paleo, dairy-free, etc. I’m not going to sit here and say they are divine and I’ll only eat there, but when you’re in a rut and don’t want to cook, then Snap Kitchen, literally becomes your food savior.

Then, about 2 weeks ago, I was leaving an event at my kids high school walking with a friend and BOOM! I was on the ground.


I wasn’t smiling like the cheerleader above, because this was not planned, but this is how i landed. I just fell and pulled everything, at least it felt that way. I didn’t have a chance to catch or brace myself… it happened so fast I didn’t know it was happening! So I hobbled around for a week sore as sore can be. And I continued to stay inactive for the week after that. With inactivity I chose to eat like an elephant at the buffet. I just ate whatever, whenever. This girl did not care!

But now I’m back to caring. Back to finding motivation. Back to reaching goals. Back to getting some sort of fit before I turn 40 in August. FORTY! In my head I’m still 20-something!

My hamstring and glute are still sensitive but I managed to get through the workout yesterday. And it was a doozy. I wanted to quit. I kept thinking, “It’s ok. You’re still a little hurt. You’ve been MIA for two weeks. It will be ok if you quit. Everyone will understand.”

But it’s not about everyone, it’s about me. And I know I’m not going to DIE, so although I slowed down at the end, I finished!

Daily Report (food and workout) 

Tuesday, 9/6 – I probably didn’t eat enough food early on in the day but I made up for it in sushi for dinner. And I’m working on it for today 🙂

Breakfast: Coffee with cream and Advocare Meal Replacement Bar
Lunch: Brisket Hash (Snap Kitchen)
Snack: Nectarine
Dinner: Sushi, lots and lots of sushi

Skill/Strength – OHS (Overhead Squats) 8-5-5-3
Worked up to 80lbs

21-15-9 (reps)
Burpee Pull-ups (modified to Burpee Jumping Pull-ups)
Box Jumps 30/24 (modified to Step-ups)
Farmer walk (25lb bumper plates with finger grip) 3, 2, 1



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