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2014 Update

It's been a while since I wrote a blog...almost a year in fact...

I have struggled so much with my weight over the last couple of years. I went from about 145 lbs up to 200 lbs. I'm back down in the 190's but so upset since I was so happy when I was in the 140s. I need to tighten my belt, for lack of better words, and get back to watching my diet and really and truly get back to counting calories since I know that works for me. 

What really is heart breaking for me is going up in size in clothing. I went from wearing a size 8 to a 14, now back down to 12. I hate buying new clothes when I ones I love just sitting in my closet now being worn.

The good thing this all is that I truly never gave up working out. I might have not been doing it at the intensity that I was in the past but that has change about 5 months ago. Five months ago I found CrossFit and fell in love. I have found through this program that it is very humbling and empowering. I have done more things that I have never thought I could do. 

Right now I'm having to find the balance between what I doing in CrossFit and what I'm eating since its more weight lifting than cardio, in my opinion. So starting this past week I have added a little bit more cardio in the mornings to help supplement my workouts. 

Like I said I'm back in a size 12 even though I have only lost between 5-10 lbs over the last 5 months...so I've lost inches and put on muscle. I really need to get back into the Bod Pod and I think that will give me a better idea of where my body is changing instead of looking at the scale alone because we all know a pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle, muscle just takes up less space. I really need to get away from the scale and not putting so much emphasis on what I weigh and more what I look like and what I can do in the gym. 

So here are my goals for 2014:
Drop 2-3 clothing sizes
Master Double Unders
Master Box Jumps
Up the weight on: Deadlift; Front,Back, & Overhead Squats, Power/Squat Cleans, Power/Squat Snatches, Push Press, Push/Split Jerk
Cut 2 or more minutes off my mile average


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  1. You were back at size 12? That’s a great progress! It may be heartbreaking that you can’t wear your old clothes and have to buy a new one. But at least you are getting closer to the size you wanted. And with your goals, there’s no doubt that before 2014 ends, you’ll be a size 8 again.

    -- Marty, Utah Wellness Institute

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