I'm in a group on Facebook called Losing it in Ottawa (which, lately
I'm reading it as "Losing it" as in losing our minds, but it's meant to
be a weight loss support group. I think it's due for an overhaul/name
change to something more positive, but I'll keep my thoughts to myself.
Besides writing it here I suppose :))
Every Wednesday someone starts a thread called Wednesday woots. I normally participate, and thought it would be a good idea to start it on my own blog. I need to remember to celebrate my successes and not focus solely on my failures.
So, this past week, things I want to celebrate are:
1 - I gained a pound this WI. I KNOW, why is that a reason to celebrate? Well, it's because I know that I didn't eat an extra 3500 calories this weekend to warrant an actual pound of weight. I did go out to dinner with my best friends on Friday - then with our awesome neighbours on Saturday (where I may have drank over a bottle of wine). Then had pho on Sunday night (I was outside for 5 hours that day, couldn't get warm so pho to the rescue!) and a sausage on Monday night. Both of those things are high high in sodium, so I truly believe the gain was a result from that.
2 - With all the above "outings" - I still tracked EVERYTHING. Normally I just throw my hands up, say I've ruined it so what's the point, and not track.
3 - Sunday night, after a lot of eating out, a beavertail earlier that day - I went to order pho. While I was waiting, we went to Walmart to pick up a few things. Normally, I'd think "Oh, I'll just pick up some chocolate, I've screwed the weekend anyways, might as well shove whatever I can in my mouth while I'm at it". And then as quickly as the thought entered my mind, it was gone. I didn't even have to talk myself out of it. It was just... gone.
I just had to throw in a picture of my youngest eating a beavertail, because, well, cute?
Mmmmmm pho, I could eat a bowl every day during the fall/winter!
3 - We've continued testing our 1RM at the gym. This morning I was able to deadlift 265lbs, and my trainer and I both knew I could have gone heavier. We ran out of time and had to move onto the actual workout. My trainer said he's just amazed by how strong I am and he even said he had to give me a hug for it. And then? I RX'd the workout.
The workout was:
4 deadlifts (185lbs)
7 burpee boxjumps.
Crossfit613 is the first place that I feel I can actually put all my strengths (no pun intended?) to work. And it shows. It's changing my life - my attitude towards myself and others - my confidence - and even my outlook on weight vs strength. And I'm so happy I made the switch.