Sunday, January 15, 2012

Spring Chick Check Week 3

Last Week
  1. go to crossfit three times, work out at the gym at least twice. Logged 10 1 hr workouts, 3 yoga, 3 boxing, 4 crossfit
  2. Take my vitamins (multi, fish oil, C + calcium) every single day.
  3. Don't eat a single meal in front of the TV only watched about an hour of tv in general! 
  4. Track my meals at least during the weekdays
  5. Pamper myself. Dress nicely for class + moisturize all over at least once a day. Paint toes. Just not a high enough priority for me, I guess.
  6. Drink 8 cups of water a day minimum - no idea where I stand here, just know I didn't make it.
Last Weeks Starting Weight: 138

This Week
  1. go to crossfit three times, other workouts at least twice
  2. take vitamins every single day
  3. Don't eat in front of the TV
  4. Track meals at least during weekdays
  5. Drink more water
  6. incorporate at least one run into my workouts
 This Weeks Starting Weight: 137.2 - down .8lbs

Last weeks mini challenge: Eat with your non-dominant hand. I did it a couple times but overall fail mostly due to forgetting.

This weeks mini challenge: No Sweets. Don't know how I feel about this.. We'll see!

I would have been happy to see a lower number on the scale but c'est la vie. It can be very hard to lose weight, the last 10lbs bootcamp proves it. Not impossible, though. Last night was a bit of a binge, albeit healthy (and delicious). Supper was spaghetti squash - really cool way to cut complex carbs if you like past like me! - with honey based sauce + veggies to top. Very high cal. Then for dessert homemade potato chips. Ate clean during the day so I came in just under my calories. It was reassuring knowing I made everything I was eating and so knew what was in it, it was still better than store bought over processed snacks.

Hubby wanted new boots so he got some at the mall today and there was a buy one get one half off. I have wanted vibram trail running shoes for a long time, they were there, and lets just say I'm a lucky girl. These are the reason I want to try running more, but the main reason I got them was my trainer recommended them for crossfit. The concept behind these shoes is that they are supposed to be similar to running barefoot - all the rage. I am a heel stroke runner and these are for people who run on the front of their foot (hubby does). Supposedly front foot running can help prevent shin splints and stress fractures - two things I have a history of. If anyone doesn't run at all, I suggest you look into front stroke running. It's really hard to retrain yourself (I've been working on it for a while and I still have a lot of trouble) it works a totally different set of muscles. However, in everything I've read it's shown to have serious benefits + help prevent injury. Just something to consider!

Hope everyone had a great week.


  1. great job! I have learned the past couple weeks to be thankful for any loss!! haha

  2. Wow you are doing an awesome job!! Your exercise goals this past week have blown me away girl :D
    Keep up the awesome work, increase your water and you will see huge results next weigh in!!

  3. Awesome week! You are really kicking butt, keep it up!

  4. You are doing really well with your goals! The stroke running thing is definitely something I'll look into! Thank you for the tip!

  5. Great week, especially at the gym! Congrats on the loss.

  6. Great week, you got in some great workout sessions. Can wait to read about what will happen this week.

  7. Your dedication is so admirable and you are a huge inspiration to me! I haven't done the boxfit yet but will definitely blog about it when I do. I am also a heel striker but I'm going to do a Running Room clinic in the Spring and see if I can retrain myself to hit forefoot or midfoot.

  8. Hey responding to your comment now :) If its easier you can email me at

    Go to and look up your store, it will give you a schedule of clinics. There is usually Learn to Run, 5K, 10K and half and full marathon training. It's about $70 for ten weeks but they also host two free practice runs a week that anyone can attend. Just go into the Running Room and talk to them if you have any questions. I've always found all their staff to be helpful.

    Let me know if you decide to do it!

  9. ooh new shoes!!! ive decided that when i get down to 70kgs that im going to buy myself some new running shoes :) 8kgs to go!!

  10. Wow.... You are a beast and I mean that in a good way. I think you are such an inspiration. Don't forget to link upithis post if you haven't already done so. Heres to another kick butt week...!