So I survived my first week of Crossfit training. I have hi-fived myself after every single workout. (4 total so far)... I can definitely see I need strength improvement in every single area. I'm weak.
I'm starting my 4th Advocare 24 Day Challenge, and I don't feel like my head is as prepared as it was last time I did this back in June, but it's got me excited for the possibility of a better result.
Summer of 2012 I was 38 lbs down from my heftiest and highest weight ever. I was excited. Then I hit the "I've lost weight, I can do what I want". My time was spent either at a job I hated, or on the road, or drinking, or all of the above. I ended up gaining 20 lbs back, and nearly hit the 200 mark again. It was a close call, but I stayed below it by some small part of grace.
I did a challenge, no workout, and dropped 12 of the 20 lbs. I've been a bit down and depressed these past few months, and lost another 5 on that, but still haven't gotten back down to where I was. So I am really encouraged and hopeful that by adding in the fitness element, being conscious of what is going in to my body, and doing the cleanse for 10 days, I will be successful and go BELOW where I was that summer. I have every opportunity to hit the "I've lost 40 lbs" club.
Ultimately I want to be down a total of 38 lbs by April... which is over a 60+ lb loss total. SIXTY.
My final and complete goal is 86 lbs.
But I wouldn't be upset with 100...
I'm realistic in my approach and my results. I don't expect miracles. I just know that my body has so much more potential than I've given it credit for. I have no idea how far I can take it, so I'm not limiting myself in that.
The people along the way, the efforts and lessons learned, the injuries I am sure to face, all will be a part of this, and bit by bit, I will train my mind to overcome excuses...