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  1. Update: The weekend fell apart on me again. Not only that but all the work that I had done during the week wasn't as good as I would have liked. I have a sense of renewed strength this week so far and I'm going to run with it for as long as I can. I don't need every day to be perfect but if I can move the needle even minutely in the right direction I'm happy with that. I've been reading a few different ways to be more consistent and one of them is the old "red X on the calendar". I'm thinking I may try that for a bit, that way it's a visual representation of whether or not I've hit my daily goals and it *hopefully* pushes me towards stopping multi-day fall offs. That and it helps me to not rely so much on my memory of the day(s) before which isn't always accurate I also made the decision yesterday to stop smoking weed. I've been an on again, off again smoker for years and I've decided it's time to get off this ride. I'm tired of riding this never ending roller coaster with all it's twists and turns, ups and downs. Right now smoking doesn't align with the person that I want to be and I haven't yet (I may not ever) figured out how to smoke and still move towards my goals. Anyways, the week so far has been good, I'm hoping it continues to go well and that the needle continues to move in the right direction.
  2. Thanks! It's been one of those things that I keep telling myself I will do better at, or just do in general, but it never seems to happen. This time it seems to be a bit better, I've definitely had my off days but overall the trend is heading the right way and that's all I really want right now.
  3. The week so far has been pretty good. I've been more on top of my calories this week than I have in a while. Gym wise, I've been 3 days in a row, tomorrow is Open WOD 20.5 so I definitely have to go to finish the Open out strong. The gym hasn't been as consistent for me in the last year or so but as a whole it's definitely been the better half of this journey towards weight loss. Nutrition has always been my struggle. I've always been on this constant hamster wheel trying to out run my fork and it's finally gotten to a point where without reeling it all in I can't make progress anymore. I've been drinking my water, I've been up and down on my calories this week so far, I was over last night but under the night before that so I think I'm doing okay there. I did weigh myself yesterday, 233# so I'm down a little bit. At this point I'm just going to keep plugging along, try not to get stuck analysing and planning but instead just do work.
  4. The week overall went fairly well, I drank 2L the rest of the work week (weekends are always a struggle for me), I did get to Crossfit all 4 days I planned to and my food was logged during the week as well. Weekends... They have always been the area that I struggle the most with. I've got a pretty good week day routine and it's pretty mindless these days but the weekends tend to be a free for all and I end up going overboard with both laziness and food intake so it's become this perfect storm that derails all the work I'd done during the week. I'm not sure how to tackle this or make real, sustainable change here but it's something I'd really like to work on. Last night I prepped some chicken for the week, I did my grocery shopping and picked up some stuff so I can make smoothies and prep some other meats. I'm hoping to tackle this week in all aspects of my life, mind, body and spirit. Week 1 review: 2L of water every day: 4/7 days Crossfit 4 days: 4/4 Track food on MFP: 5/7 Overall: 13/18 = 72% I can live with that for the first week back at challenging myself and not letting my lazy self win as much. Also, halloween candy definitely threw a wrench in my goals for the week.
  5. Did show up to the gym this morning despite the call of laziness from my nice warm bed. Workout did not go as well as I would have liked but 1 bad workout > no workout at all so I'll take it. My water consumption is a bit better today. I ended the day at 1.5L yesterday, not quite enough but not terrible either. Food is also logged 90% again today. Just have to find something that will work with my remaining macros and go from there. Another successful day I think!
  6. Update: Log food: 90% there; I've still got dinner to log and send it off to my accountability partner but I'm happy with this one for today. Started out the day at 239# (water weight from the crap I ate over the weekend) but I'm sure once I'm in the swing of things this will come down! Drink H2O: so far this one might be the hardest one.. I tend towards not really drinking anything at all these days so remembering to drink water is a bit of a challenge. Maybe set some alarms on my watch to remind me to drink?? Crossfit: well I went this morning so there's that.. only 3 more days left this week. I've been in this weird head space lately about Crossfit and just kinda falling out of love with it but I've got goals and I miss CF when I'm not actually doing it so for now just keep plugging along. Maybe once my competition is over in November I will re-evaluate and see where I'm at. Overall, I know it's technically only day 1 but I'm doing it and I'm happy with how today is going.
  7. Y'all are parenting goals! I could only hope to parent like this if I ever end up with kids! (I'm also a Ravenclaw, my partner is a Hufflepuff and we had a Harry Potter wedding so we very well could be parenting kids like this anyways hah!)
  8. Thanks! Here's to hoping I stick with it this time!
  9. Hey All! So this is my 4th (?) challenge, first in quite some time! I have been MIA for a while, life has been a bit of a roller coaster in my time away. BUT I'm back at it, looking to get the ball rolling on my journey again and see some real, lasting and meaningful changes! The Ultimate Goals: The ultimate goal is to hit 155-160# Be a solid "Top 10" local crossfit competitor Find some way to make money with Crossfit and photography/creative media; eventually open up my own Crossfit gym Pay off all debt within next 7-8 years Challenge Goals: Honestly to ease myself back into challenges and keeping accountable, I'm probably going to keep this super short and focused on my main goal of losing weight Lose 5-10# over 5 weeks of challenge Track my food accurately every day; stick to ~2300 cal with a 35/40/25 (c/p/f) split Log back into MFP and start logging every bit of food and drink that has calories. At the end of every day, send screenshot of my day to my accountability partner Drink more water; less empty calories Aim to drink at least 2L of water a day (more if possible) Cut down on liquid calories aside from 1 coffee/tea and possibly a smoothie/protein shake per day Attend Crossfit at least 4x per week Preferably M/T/Th/F 1 activity outside of gym per week Ultimately I'd like to update this at least 1-2x per week but I do tend to forget so it may not be quite that often, we will see! Starting Stats: CW: 237# Neck: 16.5 Chest: 43 Waist: 47 Hips: 42 Thigh: 26 Calf: 17.25 Bicep: 15.5
  10. So the first week is basically done and I feel like it went well. Challenge: Grind I hit the gym all 4 days, go me! (sunday, tuesday, wednesday, saturday) Challenge: Eat I averaged 4 meals at home this week, so room for improvement there. I hit my macros most days (I really struggle with too much carbs, not enough protein) and ate fairly well. Challenge: Recover Didn't do so well on this one here. I slept well, instead of yoga I did more foam rolling and stretching and I didn't really journal once.. so fail there.. Training: Today I hit the gym, had a personal training session. Went a little something like this.. Back squat - find 3 rep max - topped out at 205lbs for 3 with no belt! 3 rounds steady: 30 sec battle ropes 20 dball slams 10 wall balls - finished in 8m 49s
  11. Today was good! Went to the gym, ate fairly well, hit my calorie and macro goals, stretched before and after gym, overall I hit everything I wanted to today. Training: Squat @ 160lbs Bench @ 140lbs Row @ 110lbs Skullcrushers @ 50lbs Pushups Felt really good! Haven't gone alone in a long time but I was happy to do so and it was much needed! Sent from my LG-H812 using Tapatalk
  12. Looks like a great challenge! Following along for sure! Good luck Sent from my LG-H812 using Tapatalk
  13. Update: so the challenge officially starts today and I'm happy to be starting over. Week zero I did okay, but definitely could have been better. hit my 4 day gym target ✔ hit my eating target hit my recovery target Some adjustments: I want to allow myself 2 exceptions to my food challenge - to allow for life to happen. During the course of this challenge I have some birthdays and other events to attend mainly my partners birthday and my best friends birthday. Here's to the start of the challenge! And here's to genuine, lasting change. Sent from my LG-H812 using Tapatalk
  14. I would also go with the new dumbbell and extra weight. Will probably be of more use to you right off the bat and allow for more exercise variations. Sent from my LG-H812 using Tapatalk
  15. Oh man! All the dogs make me miss mine! But my parents have a cute one so I will post one of her haha! Sent from my LG-H812 using Tapatalk
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