I started with an On-Ramp week where I was taught the basics.
Good form was the #1 thing I knew I had to work on before even moving on to strength.
I'm pretty sure my coach thought I was a crazy person because I was soooo ready for change I just wanted to go go go!
It's been 6 months today that I did my first WOD (Workout of the Day).
I wish I had written down what I had done so I could see the progress I've made.
I started writing them all down in February, so I can keep a record.
I have gone from having to squat on a 45lb plate and a medicine ball, to finally be able to squat with weight and with nothing underneath me! It's actually pretty amazing to see what my body can do! I started Deadlifting with having to have plates underneath the bar because I didn't have enough hip flexibility to pick it up from the ground. Now I can pick it up from the ground and Deadlift 210 lbs! That is just amazing to me! I am gaining strength, core strength, and flexibility! I go 5 days a week and if I miss a day...oh man you don't want to be around me! Ha! I crave the workouts and sweat and I look forward to the next workout! I love pushing myself and seeing how much stronger I'm getting!
It's been 6 months and I have made a lifestyle change.
It's not just "working out" for me anymore.
It's just what I do now.
It took me 6 months to lose 10 lbs. Yes. I have lost 10 lbs as of today!
I worked HARD for those 10 lbs.
Mentally and Physically hard.
It still makes me a bit upset that it's ONLY 10 lbs in 6 months,
But you know what...
A picture of me in 2013, after the Cowtown Half, popped up on the TimeHop App today.
I was 35lbs lighter in that picture.
BUT, I look slimmer now than I did then.
I am 20 lbs. heavier now than in that picture.
Lifting weights and doing HIIT type cardio in Crossfit has completely changed the look of my body.
Completely. My arms are bigger now, but that's about it. I have a waist now. Which no one else can see yet, but I see it! I have a friend who says she can finally start to see it in my face as well. That is so encouraging. I'm finally starting to see the results that I have been working so very hard for!
I'm hoping my metabolism has finally been kick started and I will just keep dropping weight!
I still have a long way to go and 100 lbs to my goal weight, but at least I know that I will enjoy my journey along the way! Especially with everyone that I Crossfit with!