Monday came and went without too much of a commotion for me. I always dread it but it wasn’t too bad this week. Maybe I shouldn’t fear it’s wrath so much and just embrace it. I will make an honest effort but I don’t think it will happen. Anyhoo- after work I made it to CrossFit which was a bonus because I didn’t expect it to work out with my schedule but luckily it did. We started with the WOD first and did the SWOD after to change it up a little.
12 min AMRAP
5 strict press
5 strict pull ups
I used 45 lbs for the strict press and for the pull ups I used the blue band. I had the green set up but didn’t need to use it. Definite progress there. And the burpees felt like nothing. 5 at a time seemed not too painful. I am afraid to say easy because I will curse myself for future. Speaking of burpees I came across this yesterday on pinterest and I suggested it to my sister and I think we are going to try it.
Who want’s to join in with us? I know it’s a silly question because burpees are mean mean things but they give great results. We will become better and stronger for having done it. right?
After the gym I got home and did some tidying up and got dinner going. I was craving something hearty and that I could eat with a spoon. Weird right? I decided to make one of my recipes from my meal plan that I hadn’t made in awhile. The final product was delicious.
So simple and so tasty. And did I mention very healthy? I made enough for our dinner and then another portion for lunch today. It’s the perfect day for it too as it’s a gloomy rainy day. After dinner I decided I wasn’t going to do anything, no laundry, no wedding tasks… just relax. J and I did just that and then headed to bed early.
This morning I was getting dressed and put on a pair of pants I hadn’t worn in awhile and I was shocked to see they felt big. The waist was baggy and I almost needed a belt. I have been seeing so many changes lately. It’s funny how it is so slow at first but then the changes and the progress just happens all at once.
I am so excited for my next wedding dress fitting. I can’t wait to see the difference in how it fits. I am loving how things look on me and how confident I feel. The best part is that it feels permanent and sustainable. Not just a quick fix. I can do this, it’s become a lifestyle. I am on week 14 of my plan. I have stuck with this for 14 weeks!!! I have never followed through before like I have with this and that’s an amazing feeling.
I don’t plan on just eating crap again after the wedding. Don’t get me wrong. I will indulge and I will enjoy myself. But then I will get back to it and save the indulgences for when I really want them, not just because they are there, or because I am too lazy to put the time into meal prep.
I like where I am at and am really excited about where I am heading. If you are trying to get healthier and get back on track let me give you two words of advice- DON’T QUIT. You WILL see results and it WILL be worth it.
How do you stay motivated and on track?
Do you want to try the burpee challenge?