Great start to my Sunday in support of a great fundraiser, #OgarStrong, at @torrancecrossfit! We did the @kevinogar WOD - ouch. Great to see this community come together to support a fallen member.
#crossfit #donation #fundraiser #support #family #community #amrap #snatches #muscleup #wallballs
The Weightloss Talk
I’ve been dating this same guy for almost a month now and we’re….going steady? Hahaha….let’s just say neither of us are seeing anyone else. Well I hadn’t discussed my weightloss history until today. I was scared to tell him. I kept thinking, “Today I’ll tell him,” and then I wouldn’t. I think I was worried about what he would think considering how recent it was.
He first confessed to me that he was heavier 3-4 years ago and has maintained since then…and let me tell you, he has an amazing body now! Broad shoulders, very nice arms, that V-shape body. So I decided, now’s the time, he confessed to me, so it’s only fair.
I tell him. And he says:
Wow!!! Baby that is amazing!!! I’m so proud of you!!! Can’t wait to keep working out with you!!!
I mean, wow! Don’t know why I was so fearful to tell him, he has been great about everything else and always so supportive! Huge relief that he was also supportive about this! No, I did not mention my blog, because I try to keep it close to me so I can talk about anything without worry of who may see it.
I went on to explain that that is the reason why I’m as careful with my eating as I am, because I don’t plan to go back to how I was eating before. And he totally understood! Relief all around! He’s so great!
Sometimes old people are dope.
I love super cool old folks.
I was browsing through all my “liked” posts to see which will be the lucky one to be my 1000th post and figured this was the best! Amazing and wise elderly folk!
No on Prop 8! (Which is still being battled in court in CA btw)
Momentary Gut Spilling
So I’ve been on this healthy weight-loss journey for a little over a month and a half now and it’s going well. In the beginning I was so frustrated because I was eating healthy and working out a lot and seeing little to no results. Well, I consulted with few knowledgeable people who brought to my attention that I was eating too few calories for how much I was working out. And also that I needed to incorporate weight training into my regimen (I was doing mostly cardio). So what I’m saying, is that I learned to not be afraid to ask around and get good informative advice. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. I asked, and I got answers, even if it may seem obvious to others but you’re not sure, ask anyway. I did what they suggested and am now seeing more results!
And I’ve been on this journey by myself. Friends and family have been supportive, but they’re not going through it WITH me, all they can do is support. I really have no one who is on a similar journey…sadly most my friends are blessed with faster metabolisms than I am and don’t have a huge need to be as careful as I do. There are times when I prefer to work out alone, but there are times when I would love to have someone be there next to me, enduring the pain and sweat I am enduring but knowing it’s for the better, for a better goal. But in the end, it is what it is, and I am managing. My roommates (two hungry army boys) have also been very helpful in not having fatty/fried foods in the house and stocking up more on veggies/fruits and also giving me fitness tips.
Deep inside I have this fear that I will somehow get derailed but on the other hand also know I am a strong person and this is the most effort I have EVER made and progressed through and it is more of a lifestyle than a diet now. Anywho, I pat myself on the back for the progress I have made and plan to continue to do so.