Final Weigh-In

As I’ve mentioned before, about 6 weeks ago, I very hesitantly joined a 6-week, ass-kicking challenge. It entailed (3) 1-hour crossfit workouts per week (18 total hours of crossfit) and a paleo diet (no dairy, no soy, no sugars, no processed anything, no gluten/wheat)… so pretty much meat and vegetables. Can you see why I was so hesitant?

I knew that for $250, if I signed up, I had to be seriously dedicated.

Well, today was my final weigh-in and I lost 8.4 lbs and a little over 10″ throughout different areas of my body (arms, thighs, etc).That puts me 2.6 lbs below my pre-pregnancy weight!

I feel absolutely great about the results and even more so, great about the habit that’s begun. My neighbor – who is in the challenge with me – and I have a great workout routine, which we plan to continue.

Working out has been a great outlet for me and something that’s helped me keep my head on straight during these crazy few months with our family of four.

Ya know how they say, “happy wife, happy life”?? Well, Mark must agree with that statement because he’s been incredible in facilitating my journey over the past 6 weeks. He has literally put both kiddos to bed alone three times per week, for 5 weeks now! Pretty great, huh? Thanks for your support, lovey.

Can’t wait to continue on this path and continue watching my body transform.

Halfway Through the Challenge

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this at all on here, but three weeks ago, I started a bootcamp challenge. The challenge includes (3) one-hour crossfit classes per week and a paleo diet (no dairy, soy, wheat, sugar… Aka none of the good stuff). 

I was really dreading the workouts because a) duh. B) I’m not the cross fit / weight lifting type (I have never lifted weights prior to my class) and C) it felt like a huge time commitment.

Well, let me say that I’ve been absolutely loving it. I’m signed up with my neighbor and it’s just become a fun little escape (during the peak of nighttime craziness) that feels great!

The diet… It’s fine. I can’t eat dairy or soy anyway because of Henry, so it’s not a huge change. I’ve cheated maybe 3 very small times (small bowl of cereal in almond milk, a bite of bread). However, I didn’t give up coffee or wine. That’s just nonsense. 

All in all, I’ve dropped 7 lbs and am way more muscular than when I started. Still a ways to go, but I’m feeling good! Most importantly, it’s a little less frustrating getting dressed every day.