Operation Skinny Jeans: October 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Great Candy Debate!

I started working on a blog this morning about binging and purging but then I got distracted by actual work, so I will finish that tonight for tomorrow.

Instead I want to talk about what everyone is talking about today- CANDY. At some point between last Halloween and this one, candy has become public enemy #1. I dont understand why everyone decided this year that eating pounds upon pounds of candy wasn't a super healthy choice, but I digress.

Should you eat the candy?

My answer is yes. If you can eat it in moderation.

Candy is a trigger food for me. Meaning I have a stronger tendency to binge on it than say, Carrots. So all in all I try to avoid it. BUT that is me. Just because you are eating clean or cleaner, doesnt mean you can't have a few pieces of candy.

Living a healthy lifestyle is not about perfection. It's about life. You want the candy, eat the candy. In 28 days if you want the stuffing, eat the stuffing. In 55 days, if you want the Christmas cookies, EAT THE COOKIES! Depriving yourself of these pleasures makes healthy living feel like a chore. It's not. So if you come face to face with the enemy  candy today, tell it "Candy! You do not have power over me. I will enjoy a reasonable amount of you and that's it! I WILL employ terminal deliciousness and STOP eating when you can't possibly taste any more delicious. Deal?"

So live your life! It's Halloween! A time to celebrate something, dress up and EAT CANDY.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Why hello there!

Weigh In Wedneday
This morning I stepped on the scale, and saw a GLORIOUS number.

BOOYA! I have literally not been in the 230's since 2006. When I met my husband, I was 225. I am so close to being the girl he fell in love with and that feels amazing. This was exactly what I needed to prove that I really can do this! I need to lose 1.8 more before the Diet Bet final weigh in on Monday, but I can totally do it! I am excited to actually win this one! lol
All of this recent success has made me think about my future and setting some longer term goals. Right as I was thinking about that last night, an ad for the Rocky Mountain Half Marathon next August came across my news feed. Hmmmm I thought. Could I feasibly be trained for a half marathon in 10 months? After looking into it, I really think I can. But I got some advise that my first half should be bigger, more fun, so that it is easier to get through. The biggest one I could find before this one was the Colfax Half Marathon in May. May is only 7 months away, but still technically do-able. A friend of mine also suggested the Boulder Bolder, a 10K that is also in May.
SO I started looking into training from being able to just run 1 mile to being able to run 13 in 7 months, and although it really is kinda terrifying, I am going to try. I am going to start C25K for the 245982nd time and this time actually follow through. After that I will bridge to 10K and from there to a half. I can't believe I just wrote that down. Holy hell, I am gonna run a half.
So that's what's up with me....
Am I crazy? Ever run a half? Any advice? 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Completely Clean Chili Recipe

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you saw the delicious chili I made this weekend!

And on these social networks, I promised a recipe! So here it is!

Completely Clean Chili


1 lb Ground Turkey (97% lean or better)
4 large Tomatoes 
3 large Bell Peppers (mine were red, green and orange)
Cumin, Garlic Powder and Chili Powder to taste
Plain Greek Yogurt (for top)
(Optional- Onions. Husband is allergic so I didn't use them, but they would be good)

1. Cut up peppers and tomato (and onion if you are using it) into 8ths. You want pretty big chunks for this part.
2. Place in an oven safe sautee pan and roast in a 400 degree oven for 1 hour or until soft.
3. Blend the roasted veggies until chunky, but still a liquid. I used my Ninja. I like slightly chunky chili, so I didn't pulverize it, just until chunky.
4. Brown Turkey.
5. Add veggie mix to turkey and season.
6. Let simmer for 10-30 min (whatever you prefer).
7. Add a dollop of plain Greek Yogurt and tada! Clean Chili!

This chili was super hearty and totally satisfied my craving. It was SO GOOD in fact, that instead of buying canned tomatoes, we are going to make chili this way from now on! It was super easy and had awesome flavor. PLUS it was 100% clean! yay for that!

If you decide to make it, definitely tag me on instagram so I can see!

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Booty Camp Fitness

I get asked all the time "How do I get started lifting weights?" and besides "just start" I have never really had a great answer. I got started by meeting with a trainer. He taught me proper technique above anything else, and challenged me to try new things.  I learned the importance of working all sides of the muscle and that for every action, you have to do an equal but opposite action to really build muscle. But without a trainer, it is hard to learn these things.

Until now. Booty Camp Fitness is an online bootcamp that teaches you these things in the privacy of your own home. I was contacted by CEO Sammie Kennedy to give you guys an awesome opportunity.  Booty Camp Fitness is an online workout camp that is launching next week. And because you are my reader, you can get a super discount. If you sign up, use the code "SkinnyJeans"for $10 off.

And just so you can get a feel for the types of workouts you will be doing, Booty Camp Fitness provided us this!

Upper Body Week 1

Before beginning any of your resistance training routines be sure to warm up the body. This can consist of 5-10 minutes on a piece of cardio equipment or the recommended at home cardio warmup attached in your workout plan.

Each pair of exercises will be completed for three back to back sets. This pairing style is called super setting exercises and is indicated by S.S.

Complete exercise #1 for 8-12 reps and then immediately complete exercise #2 for 8-12 reps (unless otherwise indicated). Follow each pairing with a 30 second rest period before repeating for a 2nd and 3rd round. We are making an effort to keep the body moving this entire workout and maximize calorie burn so between weighted supersets we have added in a cardiovascular exercise that uses complimenting upper body muscle groups.

Please remember to stretch after your workout, this will help with recovery and to maintain flexibility throughout the program. We’ve made some recommendations for appropriate stretches to complete after your upper body routine.

If you are feeling motivated and not ready to leave the gym you may add in one of our recommended cardio workouts TWICE weekly AFTER your weight training routine as well. 


Bent knee rows (pull up pants)
Pushups (try to do at least 2 each set from the toes)

1 min jumping jacks

Seated shoulder press
Reverse snow angels (20 reps)

1 min mountain climbers

Chest Press
Lateral Raises

1 min burpees

Supine bicep curls
Tricep dips (10-15 reps)

1 min plank suicides or normal plank


Downward dog
Childs pose
Bent over chest stretch
Triceps stretch
Full body standing circles

*I was not compensated for this post. I think that weight lifting is a valuable addition to EVERY workout routine. I believe that Booty Camp Fitness is a great way to learn how to do it right. 

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Friday, October 25, 2013

9toFit Guest Blog and Workout!

Hey guys! I am really excited to have Elise from 9toFit guest blogging today! Head on over to her site to check out my guest blog over there!

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Hey guys! I'm Elise the chick behind the 9toFit blog and I am SO pumped Jess let me invade her blog today.

 First off, I just wanted to tell you all I am going to start to have a "Feature Friday" on my blog, where I feature (hence the name, clever I know) another blogger whose blog I stalk/love/just can't wait to get up and read in the morning. For my first Feature Friday you can check out Jess's story, and get some info about everyone's favorite blogger "Operation Skinny Jeans"! I was drawn to Jess's blog not just because of her journey with her weight loss and but more importantly her attitude. I think she has a great outlook and it's contagious. So today head over to my blog and check out her Q&A!

Anyways just wanted to share a little bit about me and 9toFit. 
I am an ex-college athlete that's now in the business world just trying to balance my work, family, and fitness.  9toFit started when I graduated college, at that time I wasn't writing a blog but I was training a group of woman who were struggling to fit working out into their job schedules. I started teaching them quick and effective workouts that they could do at home so they didn't have an excuse not to fit in a 15 minute workout! Typically people work 9 to 5, so we started calling it 9 to Fit. Long story short, the 9toFit blog started and I haven't looked back! 

9toFit is about creating a long lasting, sustainable, healthy lifestyle. My blog is a mix of workouts (like the one today), food, events, and all the randomness that I do (and love!) to have fun while staying fit.

Jess was nice enough to let me share one of my at home workouts with you all today! If you've checked out my blog you know by now that I am all about efficient workouts. I don't have time to waste an hour sitting on the treadmill. Boring! Sorry, not for me!

Also with the cold weather coming, getting up and trekking to the gym at 5:30am (usually when I workout) is getting less and less appealing, so I do a lot of at home routines.Today I am sharing with you a 15 minute at home workout and there's no equipment needed.

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All these exercises can be found on my workout dictionary if you don't recognize one. I'm interested to hear what Operation Skinny Jean readers think of the workout. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Thanks again Jess and hopefully I can come back soon to share another workout!

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Disordered Eating

It's no secret that I have been kinda stuck for a while now. While the scale maybe hasn't seen much progress in the last 6 months, I can tell you the person on it has. Losing weight, especially a significant amount like I am trying to do, is not just about "calories in- calories out". It is about your brain. This is all a mental game.

That means that while I was kicking ass and taking names on the "cal in cal out" front, I was still not working on the mental side of things. That's where the last 6 months comes in. So while to the outside it might look like "this girl has nothing to say to me about weight loss, she hasn't really lost weight in 6 months", the inside looks like "holy crap I have some screwed up thoughts about food and my weight and my body that I need to figure out too".

So I have been focusing on that. I can tell you that you can't have one without the other. You can't just up and lose weight without also fixing your brain. Ok maybe you can, but it wont last. You have to understand WHY you got to the point you got and fix it so you don't do it again. People ask me all the time how I got to 285 pounds. Did I just eat all the time? Did I never exercise? How does that even happen? And all I can say is that it happens gradually, and that it wasn't just that I was lazy and had a thing for eating a whole pizza. There is more to it.

Growing up, food was not just something to nourish your body. Certain foods were strictly "adult only" foods, and so as a kid, when you are specifically forbidden from having certain foods, you WANT them. You form a really unhealthy obsession with them, and in the event that you get to have them (by sneaking or otherwise) you BINGE on them. Thus started my lifelong struggle with binge eating. The good news for me is that I have a strong aversion to throwing up, so it never became B&P, but I would binge and feel like absolute shit for hours because of it afterward, so mentally I am not sure its much better. I became ashamed of eating certain things in public so I would hide it and go somewhere private to enjoy it. This was just my norm. It wasn't until a really embarrassing moment at my first Christmas Eve dinner with my in laws that I realized something was wrong.

My go to binge food was hot fresh French bread from the grocery store. That and a stick of butter and I was in heaven. After dinner, there was about half of the loaf left, so I casually stuffed it in my hoodie pocket, along with some butter, and went on my merry way. My now mother in law asked me what I was doing and I was mortified. She said they didn't care if I ate more bread and that I didn't have to hide it, and I went to the bathroom and cried. HOW PATHETIC is that?! That was a real low point for me.

I think this is why restricted diets are so hard for me in general. Because food was so restricted as a kid, it takes me back into that place where I feel the need to binge. I have been working on it, and I understand the issues behind it more, but it is a daily struggle.

I have also learned a lot about other things, but this post is already WAY too long, but I promise to share all the mental breakthroughs I have made later :D

Do you identify with this? Are you a binge eater? B&P-er? I will un-spam filter comments on this post so if you want to share, feel free to do so anonymously. Or if you want to email me directly that is cool too. I am not a professional by any means, but I am here for you.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How do you do it?

How do you stay focused when you don't feel good. I mentioned last week that I was having abdominal pain issues and they aren't really going away, so my question is HOW do you stay focused when you feel like crap. Because it is hard!

I am not really hungry, but I know you have to eat SOMETHING.

And the last thing I want to do is go to the gym.

So that's kinda where I am at. Thoughts?

(Sorry to sound all complainy, but I am just curious. Any tips or tricks on making the most of this time while I wait to figure out what is ailing me?)

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Cheat Meals

There is this new trend in "dieting" called the cheat meal. Loosely based on the "80/20" principle of clean eating, a cheat meal gives you the opportunity to eat whatever you want for one meal, no matter how unhealthy it may be. I have been asked multiple times what I think of this, so I decided to finally tell you lol.

As I am sure you have seen me say before, I don't think that deprivation is the way to change your lifestyle. It has always been true for me that the more I tell myself I can't have something, the more I want it. Knowing this has allowed me to adopt a healthier way of eating without falling back into the binge eating practices I have previously struggled with.

So when you don't deprive yourself, and you look at everything in moderation, there really isn't a need to gorge yourself on pizza in the name of a cheat meal. If I want pizza, I can have a slice of pizza and feel satisfied with that. I don't need to eat a whole pizza anymore (yeah that was a thing) to feel satisfied. If I eat too much, all I feel now is sick, and that's just because my body isn't used to that kind of food anymore.

So do I believe in cheat meals? Eh, kinda? I don't believe they are necessary for me, because of how I have taken control of what I am eating through Terminal Deliciousness. BUT if allowing yourself one cheat meal a week keeps you from feeling deprived, more power to you. Just don't let it spiral into a cheat day, or a cheat week, or a cheat month. Once you take just one step off the course, it can be really easy to keep rolling down the hill. It will take time to feel confident taking that step without falling off completely. So just keep that in mind.

If I were to sum up my eating strategy in a phrase, it would be this.

"Take it one bite at a time"

If you have a bad bite, make the next one better. Some people make that meals, or days, but I believe the change starts at even the next bite. Indulge for a minute, then get over it. Don't let it ruin anything because the next bite will be better.

What are your thoughts on cheat meals? love em? hate em? couldn't live without em?

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Funny Story

So this is a funny story about that one time I fell off the face of the internet for a few days.

I, like a lot of you probably, blog at work. There, I said it. But the last two days I have been at a two day class/seminar for QuickBooks training so alas, no computer. That explains part of it.

The other part is I have been having these really crazy painful abdominal pains since Saturday. I went to the Urgent Care on Monday and he told me it was basically a tummy ache and to go on a liquid diet for 24 hours and see if that helps. WELL I did that and it got worse.

SO last night I went back to the urgent care, and they poked my stomach again and sent me to the hospital ER for testing. Awesome.

So I spent 5 hours last night in the emergency room being poked and scanned and tested with no result.

Still an inconclusive tummy ache.

Alas I am feeling a little crazy and have a pain that doesn't really feel normal, so I am not sure what to do now. They gave me the name of a gastroenterologist that I should get in contact with, so I guess that is the next step.

ANYWHOO, that's where I have been.

Weigh in Wednesday a day late, yesterday I weighed in at 241.8. That is the lowest I have been on this journey! I am so happy to be back on the right track! So down another 1.8! I can't believe I am just that much away from the 230's! I haven't been in the 230's for 7 years. So BRING EM ON!

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Monday, October 14, 2013

LoziLu 5K Mud Run!

This weekend, I did something I never thought I could do. I completed a mud run. It was one of the hardest things I have done ever, but I feel so amazing that I DID it.

As the date started to approach, I started getting nervous. I have never done anything like this, and honestly I didn't train at all for it (terrible idea, btw).

When I arrived to the race location, I met up with Courtney, a friend from High School, and her two friends Kimsey and Erin. They were really awesome and so fun to race with. The race itself was really fun! The obstacles were challenging, but I was able to do all of them. The hardest ones for me were the giant bouncy slide, and the claustrophobia tunnel from hell.

The slide was hard because you were covered in mud and you had to climb up a slippery surface. I was terrified that I was going to fall. And I get claustrophobic, so crawling through that thing was terrifying for me. I just kept saying to myself (out loud, so the other people probably thought I was nuts) "I am not stuck, I can get out. I can breathe, I am okay."

All in all it was really fun. I am proud of how well I did, and I was able to do every obstacle. In the end it was mind over matter. Now for some fun pictures!

So thank you LoziLu for such an awesome experience! Thank you for pushing me WAY out of my comfort zone and for proving to me that I can complete a mud run! I can't wait to do it again next year and see how different it will be. 

Have you done a mud run? Did you feel like a beast afterward lol

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Friday, October 11, 2013

An open letter

Last night I went to a high school choir concert to see a friend's daughter was perform. She is 15. After the concert, one of her friends and her mom came up to us and her mom made a comment about her daughter's weight. Her 15 year old daughter weighs MAYBE 135 lbs. She has a small "pooch" on her stomach, which was the topic of discussion. This is a letter to her mother. 

Dear Lanie's* mom,

It took every ounce of strength in me last night to keep my mouth shut after the comment you made to your daughter. When you said, in front of her friends and STRANGERS that she "has gotten fat since she stopped dancing" and that you are going to "make her do sit-ups" I literally cringed. I immediately turned to her and said "you are BEAUTIFUL" in hopes of planting a seed of doubt in her mind that what you were saying was true. Truth is, your daughter IS beautiful. She is 15 and growing and does not need YOU criticizing her body.

Do you not remember what it is like to be 15? Or were things really that different when you were a kid? High School is a BATTLEFIELD! Girls are vicious and I am sure you are not the first person she has heard about her "pooch" from. I am sure she is already self conscious about it. But you calling her out in front of people she doesn't know makes her even more aware of it. You made your daughter hate a part of her body. She will now look in the mirror and instead of feeling beautiful, she will feel angry and unworthy. YOU did that with your words.

As a mother, your daughter looks UP to you. Whether you realize it or not, EVERYTHING you say to her goes straight to her heart. She is constantly seeking your approval. By publicly SHAMING her for her body, you are teaching her that she is worthy of shame, that she is ugly and she should not be respected. And instead of criticizing her body, and saying that she "stopped exercising, but still eats a lot", maybe you could teach her about portion control, or nutrition. YOU ARE HER MOTHER. YOU CONTROL WHAT SHE EATS. Instead of taking her out to fast food every night, you could teach her about nutrition! You think that your comments are helping her when really they are slowly tearing apart her self esteem. Instead you could actually help her by teaching her the importance of a balanced diet and exercise outside of dance.

I am sure being a mother is hard. You want the best for your daughter but you don't know how to constructively bring up that you think she is gaining weight. I understand that it is a hard conversation to have. I do know, however, that you don't have to do it in public. I can't understand how the conversation right after her choir concert has nothing to do with how beautiful she sounded, or how proud of her you are for putting herself out there, but is about how fat she is getting. And when she said "I don't think anyone noticed my pooch" you should have said "OF COURSE NOT, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL" instead of "They did. You should have sucked it in." NO ONE NOTICED IT! YOU are the only person that has a problem with it!


Obviously you struck a nerve with me, Lanie's mom. Growing up with a mom much like yourself, I know first hand what it feels like to be told that you are fat. I was told my entire teenage-hood that I was fat, and because of that, not worthy. Not worthy of friends, or love or happiness. I grew up HATING my body. And because I hated my body, I didn't respect it. I didn't believe I was worthy of love, but I still craved attention from guys. So I used the body I didn't respect to get the attention I wanted. When I met my now husband, I was told that I could meet someone better if I just could lose a little weight. That I would be happier if I would just lose some weight. I have news for you, Lanie's mom. The things you say to your daughter DO matter. She will remember those comments for the rest of her life and she will look at herself differently because of it. So I hope you are happy.



OMG PLEASE HUG YOUR DAUGHTER. Lets start there. Hug her. Hard. And tell her she is beautiful. Teach her about her body and teach her to LOVE it, all of it, even the imperfect parts. Because they are perfect because they are hers. Teach her to respect her body, and that it is stronger than she ever imagined. Teach her about nutrition! Teach her how to eat healthfully and teach her to use moderation for the fun stuff. And please, PLEASE, always remember that the things you say to your daughter are IMPORTANT. EVERYTHING you say will stick with her. Please NEVER shame her for her body. Don't. If you think she is gaining weight and you want to make a change, look at what you are feeding her, and encourage her to be active. Not by saying "I am going to make you do sit-ups" but by showing her how fun being active can be, either by dancing, or playing sports, or by just chasing her around the house in a game of tag! You are her mother. Don't take that role lightly.


*name changed obviously

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Thursday, October 10, 2013


As you might know, two weeks ago I had the opportunity to give CrossFit a try at a local gym. I immediately jumped on the opportunity because for as much as I have heard about CrossFit, I had NO idea what it was like. And I am never one to pass up a chance to work out, so I counted myself in.

I will start with my expectation vs reality for CrossFit. Having no real clue except that it was popular and hard core, my idea of CrossFit was pretty scary. I expected a lot of jumping (which I am terrible at), a lot of hurling my body over tall objects, and a lot of lifting extreme amounts of weight. These might be actual things that CrossFitters do, but thankfully these were left out of my workout that day.

When I arrived, I was nervous. The gym looked different than a normal gym. There was no cardio equipment (aside from a rowing machine I got to know really well) and there were tall boxes and large metal monkey-bar type set-ups. I was really thankful when Nicolle, the owner of the gym (CrossFit Stapleton, if you're local) stuck right by my side and walked me through everything.

She had me warm up on the rowing machine while everyone else was arriving, and then she showed me around some of the equipment. When everyone was there, she introduced me to the whole class, which really helped ease my nerves.

Side step- People who don't work out think working out is scary. As a relatively new fit person, I know this is true. People who don't work out also think that athletic people can be mean or judgmental, something I, as an unathletic person, have thought in the past. Let me tell you, THIS IS FAR FROM THE TRUTH. I could (and probably will) write an entire blog about this, but for now, just know that those 15ish EXTREMELY athletic people were probably the most supportive and kindest people I have worked out with in my life.

Moving on.

We did some stretching and more warm ups on the rowing machine, then a tabata warm up. Tabata is higher intensity exercises for short amounts of time, so this one was cycles of 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest and we did sit ups, jump rope and med ball cleans 3 times each. This got my blood pumping, like an active warm up should, and I enjoyed it. I like timed things because I can convince myself that I can do ANYTHING for 20 seconds (or however long) so I don't quit. Mind over matter.

Next came the workout. The workout was structured so we did 3 activities back to back to back, timed it, then rested for 3 minutes, 5 times. That sounds confusing but it wasn't. So I would row (yep, I told you me and that row machine became besties) for 200 meters, do 10 squats, then 40 jump ropes. I would time how long it took me to do that, write it on the board, and rest for 3 minutes before I would do it all again, 5 times total.

I can't tell you if this is a normal CrossFit style workout, seeing as it was my only one, but I REALLY enjoyed it. I liked the variance in pace, and the fact that I knew if I worked really hard to do it fast, I would get to rest (which lesbehonest is the best part.) I also liked that we were competing with ourselves to improve our time. My 4th round was the fastest, and by the 5th I was so exhausted I was impressed I finished at all.

I learned that I suck at Jump rope.

BUT in that lesson I also learned the power of supportive people. I was obviously the slowest one in there, but at every turn SOMEONE was telling me "Way to Go!" "You've got this!" "Keep going!" "You're Awesome!". There is nothing that makes you feel like an athlete like athletes supporting you. So it was the last round, last set of jump ropes, and I made it 27 straight without tripping. I was exhausted, my mind was giving up and my legs were allowing it. Then the support started. "You can do it!" "Just a few more!" "You've got this!" and suddenly I did. Those 13 jump ropes were the hardest thing I did all day, but with 15 people counting them down for me, cheering me on, I finished them. Then I stopped my clock, recorded my time, and died.

Kidding, I didn't die.

But I did sit down. I almost wanted to cry. Ok I am a cry baby, but still! It was an amazing feeling of accomplishment. Not only did I just try something I was really afraid to try, I finished it, and all of those people HELPED me do it.
After the workout. See it didn't just kick my ass! The lady in the fetal position is Nicolle, my guide.
So my review of CrossFit as a general workout is a resounding 2 thumbs up. The variation and the repetition (sounds contradictory but you know what I mean) was awesome, and kept me from feeling bored. The element of timing yourself and competing with yourself kept me motivated to push even harder. At no point did I think I was going to puke or die or bleed, all things I honestly was kind of expecting.... And I never would have expected that I would find such an amazing group of people. If I could go back and record their voices, I would listen to it every time I worked out.

So if you have been nervous about trying CrossFit, or you are looking for a change, go for it. If it makes you feel more comfortable, call the gym before hand and tell them you are a beginner and that you are nervous, and they will probably do all they can to make you feel at home. Remember, they are a group of people from all walks of life meeting together to better themselves. They aren't different from you.

Here is a pic we took at the end of the session. You can tell I went hard because my face is BRIGHT red. It happens :D

Ever tried CrossFit? Do you want to now? Do you live in the North Aurora/ East Denver area? If so, ABSOLUTELY check out CrossFit Stapleton!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday 10-9

Happy Weigh in Wednesday everyone! I figured at least throughout the course of the DietBet, I will be linking up with Heather, Ash and Bailey.

Weigh In Wedneday

I have been really focused this last week. I started a super clean eating diet and I have not had trouble sticking with it at all! I have fallen in love with the combo of over easy eggs over ground turkey, mushrooms and green peppers with a little Sriracha. YUM.
Anyhoo- I feel like I have been really on with my eating this week and I think it showed in the scale. I also have been on FIRE with Aquatober! I have been drinking soy milk for calcium and protein, but other than that I have been right on track! Have you been doing it too? Hows it going? 
Anyhoo- Two weeks ago I weighed 249.8, way too close to 250 for my liking. This morning I weighed in at 243.6. Down 6.2 in 2 weeks. I am happy with that! Before that first weight, I had been closer to the 243 area, but I crept back up for various reasons (TOM, poor eating, etc) but I am back where I was. Now all I need to do this week is blow through that number and say hello to the 230's! I haven't been in the 230's since 2007. 
I am ready to keep on kicking ass! How did you do? Share!! 

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