Day 17.. still no Crossfit

I can’t believe it’s been close to 3 weeks since I went to Crossfit.  And actually it may a WOD at Sublime may not happen anytime soon, since my membership has officially expired, and I haven’t decided if I’m going to renew.  Work and life has been so busy, that I put Crossfit on the back burner.  And I’m okay with that, but I really do miss it.  So I’ll need to figure something

It’s also Day 17 of my 21 day fix extreme challenge… so that means 17 days with no sugar (except for 1g that is found in the bread I have most mornings) and the fruit that I’m having.  It’s also 17 days without any processed foods, sweets/treats or any junk food.  I cannot believe I’ve made it this long without my beloved hashbrowns or dark chocolate.  It really is a great feeling to know that I can walk away from the treats and not feel deprived or sad.

Along with following an eating plan, I’ve been working out every day.  The workouts are 30 minutes long which is great and I can always squeeze in my workout.  Surprisingly the workouts are quite tough.. which really surprised me.  Last time we tested for PRs, I hit a 150lb back squat PR.  But weighted squat jumps (10lb each hand) for one minute, are even harder.. or being able to press 75lbs, but shoulder presses (10lb each hand) for one minute?  my shoulders are burning!!  There are 7 workouts, one for each day of the week, so it’s a great variety.

In 4 days, I take another set of pictures and compare to my Day 1 photos.  I see myself every day, so I’m not noticing a difference, but I hope the photos will show something different.

21 days..

Actually that should be the “21 day fix extreme”

Work and home life has been quite busy for me for the last couple weeks and my visits to the box have been quite rare 😦

I thought perhaps I could workout in the mornings, and most mornings I had every intention to wake up early and drag myself to the box.. but it just didn’t happen.

So I started thinking that I needed another way to stay active and to keep away the fluff. I swear, my activity level drops a notch and all of a sudden clothes don’t fit.

I decided that I needed to workout at home and decided that I would follow BeachBodys 21 day fix extreme.  At a high-level the 21 day fix extreme is 21 days of portioned meals and extreme 30 minute workouts each day.  Currently I am on day 5.  And it’s been going pretty well.  The workout package comes with a set of containers that you use to measure your veggie/protein/carb portions.  Really, it’s a high protein, high veggie, low carb diet.  And surprisingly I haven’t had any dark chocolate.. and I love my dark chocolate.  I’m drinking more water, and just more aware of what I’m eating.  So that’s definitely a good thing.  Hoping to see some results and shred a bit of weight.  I’ll keep you posted.