CrossFit · Health & Fitness

8 Days to Go!

eight-daysI’m excited for Day 80 to be here. I’m excited to show my progression from Day 1 to Day 80. Say what? Did she just say EXCITED?

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Oh yes I did. I’m finally feeling positive doing this Advocare ONE/80 Transformation Challenge. It only took me 72 days. But who’s counting! In the end, I’m sure I’ll have thoughts of what I could have done better. But right now, I’m liking that I’ve stuck with this. That I feel and see change. Do I want to be 50lbs down in 80 days, duh? Who wouldn’t want super duper results like that? Realistically, I know that’s not a thing. So I should be happy with any results at all! And right now I’m feeling pretty good πŸ™‚

 

I’m consistently working out 3-5 days a week. Right now it’s averaging about 4 days. Baseball consumes a lot of our time lately. But 4 days is working for me. I feel stronger in general and still losing weight. Some people lose strength as they lose weight but I’m sticking to my macros and pushing myself when it comes to the barbell.

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Has it been easy? NO! Have I wanted to give up? Have you been reading? YES I want to give up… almost everyday!

I feel like my eating has been on point, but definitely not perfect. I am accounting for all my food. And I’m doing the best I can. My meals aren’t always balanced and I’ve been guilty of not eating enough for a day, but I try to make up for it the next day by eating just a little extra. I’ve gone over in my calories a couple of times and I’m not eating 100% clean but staying pretty true.

I’ve eliminated most processed sugar but not all. I eat 1 -2 tsp of brown sugar on Saturdays along with two jelly packets for toast. I’ve had a couple of hot chocolates at some cold baseball games as well, but other than that, sugar is minimal compared to what I was eating!

I’ve eliminated a lot of bread products… currently I eat one slice of ezekiel bread a day and two pieces of wheat toast on Saturdays.

The only other grain I eat is white rice and I typically only eat 1/2 cup to 1 cup a day. Some days, none at all.

I’m trying, REALLY HARD! Again, I’m not going to lie and say it’s a walk in the park. Some days are good and some days are bad, but the one thing I can say is that I’m being honest with me. I’m not trying to justify anything or make excuses. I log all the things. I don’t pretend I didn’t overeat or undereat for that matter.

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I can now sit with my family and not be angry cause they are eating Whataburger and I’m eating spinach. I have never been outwardly angry towards them, but angry on the inside. The smell of french fries is killer on one’s soul when you can’t have them! It’s also a little bit sad that food has that much influence on me.

Don’t get me wrong, I like all the food – good and bad, healthy and unhealthy. But if given a choice between veggies/grilled chicken or a spicy chicken sandwich with pepper jack cheese from Chick-fil-A, CFA sounds like the winner! Stuff like that will always be a temptation and could very well be a downward spiral for me if I indulge. I’ll have to cross that bridge when I get there… if I GET THERE!

Seriously though, I think I’m passed the “I want all the food” thinking. It’s bittersweet but I finally feel good about it. Like it’s ok that I’m not eating fast food. It’s really ok. It’s ok that I haven’t been drinking booze and feeling terrible on a regular basis. It’s not the most fun I’ve ever had in my life but I’m ok with it. The pay-off is worth it. Losing weight and not feeling so fluffy is worth it. I know it’s not everyone’s jam but I’m not miserable doing this anymore. It’s just what I do. Now–At this moment in my life. I didn’t say forever and I didn’t say NOT forever. We’ll just see where it all takes me πŸ™‚

After this 80 days, I don’t have a super goal. Or even and idea of a goal. I don’t know what my “ideal” weight is or should be. I’m 40, not 20. I’m a mom. I don’t need to be supermodel thin. I just want to be fit, less fat and strong. I think I’m on the right road.

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As I write this so many things are fleeting through my mind. New thoughts: My 41st bday is August 15. That’s 140 days after day 80, March 28. So maybe I’ll just keep on keepin’ on til then. That’s a tough goal, but I think it’s feasible. I have a vacation in that time frame, so maybe I’ll relax it a bit for vacation and then get back on the train. It’s a lot to think about now.

So I’ll just get back to focusing on the 8 days I have left!

Where are you at? What are your goals? Smashing them or letting them fall to the wayside? It’s go time y’all. Make a decision to commit and just do it. Unless you have restrictions because of poor health, I don’t see why you don’t choose today to get started. Small goal or big goal, just make that commitment to yourself to be better, to do better. Start working out. Start eating better. Quit a bad habit. You don’t have to jump into the deep end of the pool. It’s better for me to do that, but it might be better for you to take one step at a time. Do what works for you! But you have to start to see results!

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