Help I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!!

I’ve fallen off the wagon. The health wagon!

I have been SO busy lately… that plus the social life I’ve been enjoying (with WAY too much fried food), has caused me to slip into old habits.

Yes those are excuses. I’ve taken the easy route to life, folded to the unhealthy foods that tempt me.

Now I’m ready. I know I’ve said that before but this is real life. I cannot let my pants get tight. I am in a size 16 (not just old navy sizes either haha) pants…and I started at a size 24.

I can do it. I just need the support and motivation.

March 1st means whole 30 round 4. An entire month where I have no holidays to celebrate, no birthdays to attend, no reason not to be on track.

I got this! Hubby is on board too!

Who is with me!!!!!

Crystal

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32 More to Go

I took a little break from the paleo diet for a couple weeks and have regretted it! My family also got the virus going around so I haven’t even been able to get to the gym in a couple weeks.

I’ve decided that tomorrow is back at this. I have 32 more pounds to get to my ultimate goal. I’ve signed up for a fit challenge at my gym, I’ve meal planned for the next couple of weeks, and I’ve decided my reward for hitting goal will be a “I Am Whole 30” tee shirt.

Does this mean another round of whole30 is in the works? You bet!

For those of you following my journey, you can see that I’m not 100% strict all the time. I think it’s important to enjoy a candy bar here and there if that’s what you crave. I’m all about the balance needed in life, because if you cannot find a balance, you are setting yourself up for failure.

I’m hoping my next round will be more of a transition into eating paleo for good. I can definitely tell when my body is over indulging crap and just feels like poop. I still will enjoy a Snickers sometimes, or some garlic bread with dinner, but this is my time to embrace my fitness and health goals and hit the goal I’m so close to hitting.

These last few pounds will be the hardest, but I’m up for the challenge. Who’s with me?!

Crystal

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Whole 30 Round 3 Done!!!!

I have realized that food is not controlling me like I once thought. I actually completed a whole30 during the holiday season!! My friends and family respected the fact that I’m striving for health and didn’t tempt me with a ton of goodies!

I was able to bake cookies with my kiddos and not indulge in them until now! (Freezing cookies helps!). I still attended the holiday gatherings and ate before or after them instead of eating the junk I didn’t need!

Was it hard? Yes. Every day. But you know that feeling of the success you feel when you step on the scale or put on pants that are way too big?? I needed that. And I achieved it!

Starting weight was 218.6.

I ended my thirty days praying to baby Jesus that my weight would finally start with a 1 again. It’s been over 5 years since it has started with a one!!!!

Ending weight was 199.4!!!!!!!

A ONE!!!!!

I literally cried when I saw it.

I CAN do this. My next goal is 32 more pounds and I will reach my 100 pounds lost.

Here is a before and after pic comparison. I think I’ll need a new tank top soon. Lol 😉

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Please continue to check on me friends. I love the support and encouragement. I cannot be successful without you guys!

Until next time!
Crystal

Whole 30 Round 3…During Christmas?!

Wow it’s been a few weeks since I blogged last.

I got into a funk (aka too much crap food) and decided to do a third round of the whole30 program. I did attempt this a month or so ago, but fell off the wagon quick thanks to my busy lifestyle and my mental failure I had.

So I said to myself, “Hey why don’t I try this now?”… This was December 6th…. meaning I would be doing a whole30 during the holidays.

December 8th was day one, and here I am 15 days later still going strong.

Since I started, I’ve baked cookies with my kiddos, turned down work treats, and sat and watched my family enjoy pizza and Wendy’s. It’s pretty hard seeing all the holiday goodies I’ve had to resist, but the fact that I feel awesome (and hopefully losing weight) while doing this right now is keeping me going!

This round I am also running with a couch to 5k program and dabbling into the weightlifting world.

My ultimate goal by the new year is to have my weight start with a 1. I weighed in for my whole30 at 218.

Wish me luck!!!

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It’s been a while…

So I have been so busy lately with work and life, I haven’t had a chance to blog!

I’ve recently started the couch to 5k app on my phone. It’s a program designed to help ease you into running a 5k. I used to run before I had kiddos and I must say, this program is awesome!

I’m at week 4 right now, (out of the 9 week program) and I feel like I could actually do this!

I haven’t been 100% paleo with my eating, but I am starting to make better choices when it comes down to it. My portions are a lot smaller too!

One step at a time!

I’m in this small challenge with a friend who is also on a weight loss journey, to lose about 14 pounds by January 1st. We would both hit the milestone of being under 200! I haven’t been that thin since 2005… 😉

Weight loss is a whole lot easier when you have support so I totally recommend grabbing a buddy and attempting it together!!

I guess that’s all of the updates I have for now. Wish me luck on these next few pounds!

Until next time,
C

Turning 30 Sucks

Ok I know what all you who are 30 and over are saying…it doesn’t suck to turn 30.

Well for me it’s been rough. I had this realization that I would be out of my 20’s and that really freaked me out. My mom took the kiddos for the weekend and hubs and I decided to do everything we normally couldn’t do.

We ate like garbage and drank.

That was a horrible idea. Ever since we had that splurge weekend I’ve feel gross and just have had no energy (even though I’ve only had some bad foods here and there).

I have realized that the way I feel is just about 100% diet related. Me and hubs have decided to attempt a 3rd Whole30. We need a detox and fresh start. I’m attaching a pic of me before the crap food fest started. I felt super awesome and pretty! I can’t stray from feeling like that!!

Not to lose weight, (even though it’s great side effect) but to just feel better. I’m sick with a “food hangover” that just won’t go away. Paleo is what works for me so I need to just go back at it.

Pantry purge is about to commence. Wish me luck!!!

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I’m Still Chipping at It!!

So it’s been insane finding time to blog when I work so much! I miss it!!

A little update on me. I fell off the health wagon and gained a couple pounds back. Yes that’s not ideal but hey it’s a part of the journey!!!! So I’m back on it (getting back to eating all paleo) and I just got a membership to Anytime Fitness!

After losing 33lbs doing the whole30 this year I can say that I know nutrition wise how to lose weight. So I felt like adding fitness would add to my results. Weight training and some cardio! Should be an interesting adventure.

I also have the 30 Day Shred to do at home when I can’t make it to the gym. What a fun workout that is!! I snapped a pic of stinky me and hubby from the other night after completing level one.

Anyone have any workout routines they would like to share?

Until next time!!!
Crystal

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