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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 go
  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.
  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 tackl
  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 mo
  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
  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:
  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
  16. Loving this challenge man! Subbing for awesomeness and general motivation! Also, your dog is adorable and congrats on the squat! Sent from my LG-H812 using Tapatalk
  17. It is a bit of both and for a few other reasons. Part of it is form stuff and nursing some sore body parts. I've been having issues with form on my squat and not feeling as comfortable under a heavy weight as I was under something a bit lighter. I've also been struggling with a bummed shoulder and really right hip flexors so dropping the weight felt like the better choice there too. And so when I was taking to my personal trainer about it we decided it might be better to drop the weight, work on form and shorten the rest times to get a better burn. I also wanted to shorten the rest times becau
  18. Thanks mr_willes! I appreciate the support! I like some of the suggestions you have there, especially the get out of jail free card. My only concern is that I will use them more as an excuse to be lazy and not as a means to allow for life to happen. Thanks arangast! I'm hoping this system works a bit better for me this time around First few days have gone alright. I've eaten out twice this week already but that should be the last. I'm not counting this week towards my challenge, as I wanted to use this week to get into the swing of things. So 5 days eating out to 2 isn
  19. Thanks Tank! I appreciate it! Need all the support I can get these days, my hole is deep and well dug. Hard to get out of I've figured out.
  20. Hey y'all, so I bounce around usually between here and warriors (spent the last couple challenges I have done in there) but here I am again. Main Goal: Lose 30lbs before my wedding March 2017 Challenge Quest: Grind So back in July I had a huge personal setback and have had a hard time getting back on the weight loss/healthy living horse. The goal here is to get back into the gym 4 days a week. Before my setback I was going 6 days a week and I have been going 2 days a week since July. 2 of these days will be cross fit inspired workouts with my
  21. Hit a new PR! Today I squatted 225lbs for 3 sets of 5! I was just trying to see how far I could go but 225 felt good so i stayed there and did sets. My previous stats were 155lbs for a 5x5 so to jump to 225 is huge for me! Sent from my LG-H812 using Tapatalk
  22. We sell and service Western Star trucks as well as sell and service Detroit Diesel engines, and Allison Transmissions lol We as a company are basically a melting pot. We have 7 or 8 product lines that we sell and service.
  23. I work in a Truck Shop warehouse as a Shipper/Receiver. Nothing super important, but it pays my bills lol
  24. Sorry for the lack of updates! Things have been super busy, work has been crappy, the gym has been great, water has been crappy, food has been great. So I'm 2 for 3 on my goals, I'm down to 221 lbs from 228 starting. Work has been crazy. We just voted in favor of going on strike and are now just sitting on the fence. We are waiting for one more meeting with the Company and if things don't change we will be giving strike notice. Financially this is really terrible for me but as I can't change what has happened, or might still happen, I am just taking things as they come.
  25. Rest of the week has gone well! Im down 6 lbs and am looking leaner by the day! Cutting gluten from my diet is by far one of the best food related choices i have ever made. Water intake has been good, and my gym sessions have been awesome. I am still seeing gains while having weight loss so thats nice haha Sent from my LG-H812 using Tapatalk
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