Sorry I’ve been MIA this past or so… the days are flying by so fast, it’s hard to believe we’re fast approach mid-November!
What’s been going on?
Well I’m glad to say that since I set my goals over a week ago, I’m still trying 🙂
I haven’t purchased a single coffee at the cafeteria, so that’s a huge win for me!
I’m enjoying the brewed coffee at home, and loving it even more with my Peppermint Mocha creamer. So delicious!
I did so well with cooking, packing and eating my lunch the first 2 days.. and then.. lunch with a co-worker on Wednesday and a free lunch on Thursday. Friday I had given up and it was so busy at work, I ended up picking up a small bowl of chicken noodle soup at the cafeteria.
Last Thursday was also my first attempt at kipping pull ups. And they’re definitely not easy! I was a bit hesitant to go to class, as I was the only one that had signed up. And I wasn’t sure if I was prepared to have a one-on-one session with the coach. If I were more confident in my lifting, I would have easily welcomed the session, but I’ve been feeling so much frustration lately, I wasn’t sure if I could handle the focused feedback. But I did go, and I’m glad I did. Turns out another girl had signed up at the last minute, but there were 2 coaches that session so we each got our own one-on-one session. I got alot of good tips and feedback on my clean and jerk technique. Still a long way to go until I’m feeling comfortable with the lift but I just have to keep at it. I think I did okay for my first attempt at kipping pull ups. I struggled to get a rhythm going and will need to spend some time watching You Tube videos to get a better idea of the technique.
Also on Saturday I watched my first local Crossfit competition and it was so awesome! And so inspiring and motivating. Just watching the events and the athletes, was so great. The hubby and kids came with me, and I ask the hubby if he noticed that although this was a competition, everyone was cheering everyone on. I loved the atmosphere! There are a couple more Saturday competitions left but unfortunately I won’t be able to make it due to Christmas functions.
Starting the weekend and leading up to Christmas, every single weekend (and most weekends – both days) will be filled with holiday events and parties. Both hubby and I will be attending our company’s Christmas parties and I have the perfect dress to wear, which I purchased this past summer:
I fell in love with the dress I soon as I saw it and it fit perfectly! At least it did when I purchased the dress over the summer.
Up until last week, I hadn’t stepped on a scale since I joined Crossfit back in May. Although I will always want to eat healthier/cleaner, I was more focused on getting stronger. Anyway, I stepped on the scale and saw an increase. I’d say an approx 4-5 pound increase. Eek! And I’m trying to tell myself that I must have gained muscle right?! But would that explain why the dress fits a little snug around my waist? WAH! Maybe it’s just that time of month?
Anyway, the first party is on November 23rd, which is 11 days away. Which means I have to stick to a meal plan else that dress isn’t going to fit at all.