Friday, January 17, 2014

Back in action!

Hello Blogger friends!

So excited that I can access my blog at work again! Yahoo! I've had things to write about and share, and I have felt very cut off from you. That may sound silly, but I really do use this blog as an outlet and personal journal.

My last entry was New Years Eve! Damn, like, a lifetime ago! I am about 12 days into my Real Food Challenge and it's going pretty well. When I decided to take it on, I knew there would be some things I was NOT going to restrict. I know that for me, restricting too much leads me down the binging trail. I'm so over that shit. Sanity is #1!

The Real Food Challenge is basically a clean-eating challenge. And while I am doing a "modified" version, I am getting fantastic benefits. I am NOT weighing myself so I am tracking by measurements only. I'll measure again on Sunday to see what the past 2 weeks have changed. However, I am also feeling the difference from from a physical standpoint. Higher energy, no bloating, no morning stomach ache after eating breakfast... Beautiful!

My lifting has changed a little because of some modifications in the classes I take. I'm still working out the kinks of scheduling to be sure I can get all 3 of my main lifts in, but I am also back to taking one class a week on the Tuff Girl side. I need to keep things a little more metabolic still. Lifting is awesome, and eating for lifting is really awesome, but, for me, if I am going to shed some fat, I need to add a little more metabolic burn to the lifting.

Burn, baby, BURN!

You may remember I said my hubby was going to be joining me in classes. Well, he has - however... I just don't think he's diggin' it. He's not admitting it yet, but I really don't think it's going to work for him. He's more of a trail-running kind of guy. The intensity of these classes is tough to get used to, and I don't think he's interested in getting used to it. A decision will have to be made soon. HOWEVER, I'm pretty positive that he won't continue, and I will continue. Hubby is intimidated by the gym, but I think this time of training has helped that a lot. Maybe he will feel better about going to the gym on his own now. I'm not sure... But regardless, I am not willing to let this go right now.

Work is sucking a lot. I know, what else is new, right? There are a lot of people out there jobless and I am grateful, however... that doesn't mean I have to stay in a bad situation - right? More to come...

This blog will improve drastically now that I have access and all the features I am supposed to have (ability to share pics, etc) so fun and more personalized stuff to come!

Keep moving forward!


  1. Welcome back!

    After multiple attempts I realized that my husband and I have very different styles when it comes to lifting weights and working out. We've tried several times over the years to do it together, but finally decided we were better off doing our own thing.

    You both have to find (and do) what works for you or it won't stick.

    Take care!

  2. I always thought that only women were intimidated by the gym, but I've since found out that isn't true. Men have very similar feelings about that. However, it's very good to realize that, for the most part, nobody really notices or cares about others in the gym. I say that in a positive sense that--nobody cares if you're more out of shape than you'd like or can't do an exercise as good as you'd like. So there is a freedom in nobody caring. I actually started yoga because I could do the poses at the end of this hall in the gym where nobody cared that I existed. And it was great to be "nobody" at the gym. As a person gets better at an exercise, it gets more noticeable. But your husband or mine, they could probably fly under the radar at the gym for the most part with nobody bothering them, if they wanted to. :D