Hard. 

I’m in my 5th (I think) round of the whole30. It’s day 12 and the things I want to eat are hitting me strong. It’s hard! 
Yeah, I know, having a baby is hard. Running a marathon is hard. 
So eating strict paleo shouldn’t be hard right?
Well, it’s not hard in the sense of me choosing the right foods and cooking my food every day. 
The mental game is HARD. I wake up wanting French toast and biscuits and gravy. I go about my day wanting yogurt and cheese. Then I go to sleep wishing I could smash an entire large pizza and a pitcher of beer. 
The days 11-13 are probably the hardest for me because I’m getting burnt out on eggs and broccoli. While at work I smell popcorn and Starbucks and can’t help but want to just inhale it all.  
Then I get ready for the shower, catch a glimpse in the mirror ::shudder:: and remember why I’m doing this. My body is important. Do I want to lose weight? You bet I do. But more importantly I want to feel healthy. My health means I am the best I can be for my kiddos. If I’m not on point, I’ll miss out on the best parts of their lives. 
Now throw up a little prayer and encourage me to finish this out. I’m half way done and I CAN DO THIS. 
Pizza, we will meet again.  
Crystal 

  

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Finding Motivation in the Fitting Room

I’ve recently fallen off the fitness wagon thanks to my busy, crazy life. Buying a house, birthdays, work…it’s wearing on me!

So I thought to myself, “Hey, maybe I need a new dress to feel good about myself!” 

Nope. The lighting, or the angles of the mirrors were making me feel gross! Wait, nope that was my chubby self making me feel gross. I was able to see all the ripples and lumps I need to target and get rid of. I saw places that jiggle that shouldn’t jiggle. Lol

I left with a couple of cute dresses and some skirts so it wasn’t a total waste of a shopping trip. 

I also left knowing what I need to work on. It’s time to shape this body into what I want it to look like. I’ve lost 70 pounds so far, so that is a win. But I need to get to where I really want to be. Take a break from challenges and focus on an overall better self. 

If anyone has any ab and arm workouts they love, send them my way!!!

Until next time!!

Crystal

Life Takes Over

I haven’t been able to blog in so long!! Between sick kiddos, holidays, work, karate, and house hunting, I haven’t had much time for anything else. 

I’m still in my work’s Biggest Loser weightloss competition. My partner and I are killing it!!! 

I haven’t had the chance to get to the gym much but I track my steps at work and walk an average of 6 miles a day. I think this is helping me not gain. 

I must say my diet hasn’t been on point. When my 2yr old is up all night sick I somehow end up getting my Dutch Bros coffee fix. A giant coffee seems to make me feel better. (At least that’s what I’m going with lol)

I have to get back into it though. Eating 60% paleo isn’t good enough. I can’t let life’s chaos talk me into coffee or Easter candy. 

Being 30lbs away from my goal means I’ve reached the hard part. The part where the weight just isn’t going to come off as easily as it did when I was giant. 

You’re going down fatness. 

Let’s do this. 

  

Until next time!!

Crystal