Thursday, June 20, 2013

63 60 Day Paleo Challenge

63 days turned into 60 when I decided that I was happy with my results and just wanted to take a deep breath and not stress about my food for a few days.  I didn't find myself caring about the calendar anymore, nor wanting cheat foods, just wanting to be done.  This 60 days was amazing and I really developed a need for good healthy foods.

I don't want to go to McDonalds.  I gag over the idea of eating something out of a can.  I wouldn't waste my time on fake sugar, over processed "treats" like twinkies.  I want real food.  I want piping hot roasted chicken over steaming fresh veggies, an avocado on the side, finished off with a plate of ripe fruit.  That sounds absolutely drool worthy.  I don't need cheat foods now, I'm fixed.

I actually did cheat eventually.

And it was G.O.O.D.

Maybe I'm not completely fixed ;)

So here are the results of all my hard work.  Please be nice, my before pictures are...well...before pictures.

I'm not proud of them.

I still have some work to do until I feel like my body will be at a healthy body fat percentage but this is a lifestyle change and that takes time.  I'm not going to stress about a birthday bag of Peanut Butter M&M's.  I'm not going to stress about every bite I eat, because over 90% of the time it will be exactly what my body needs.

*I can not for the life of me find my starting measurements, grrr! So you will just have to see the pictures to tell.

Total weight loss : 7 lbs
Pant size loss: down 1 size
Before                          After
 Yes those are the same clothes.

For me the most noticeable changes were the way my shorts fit.  It turns out they are considerably longer when your butt is smaller :)

Now for my goals!

Goal: 33 seconds
Starting: 5 seconds
Result: Success! 33 seconds (they were less L shaped and more N shaped.  But I'm the judge and I say it still counts)

Goal: 3 unassisted
Starting: big fat ZERO
Result: Success! 8 kipping

Goal: 3
Starting: 1
Result: Success! 6 unbroken kipping

Handstand Pushups 
Goal: 3
Starting: big fat ZERO
Result: Success! 5 kipping

Box Jump
Goal: 33"
Starting: 27"
Result: Technically unsuccessful.  I managed 32 1/2".  I'm still proud though.  Thats over half my body height people!

Goal: 33 unbroken
Starting: 3
Result: Fail.  I got 10 and then decided I would rather not pee myself in front of strangers and stopped.  Oh well, I'm not a double under girl.  I can live with that :)

Goal: Sun 9:00 2000m
Starting: 9:17
Result: Fail.  When I tried this a month ago I got 9:08.  It was so disheartening that I cant bring myself to try again.  I could only bring myself to row 1000m when it came time to test this.  I am a failure.  I will eat a whole bag of Peanut Butter M&M's to console myself ;)

So...4 out of 7.  That's still an F if anyone wants to know.  But the changes I saw my body go through in these past 2 months have been so motivational to keep going.  I feel so much healthier and stronger.  Who knows, maybe in 2 months I can check all these off my list???

Saturday, June 15, 2013

In case I ever get a big head

I have been hard core Paleo for exactly 59 days. No cheats. what. so. ever.  

I made the mistake of actually feeling good about my body for a few minutes. 

Beau and Alex are always around to fix that. 

This morning, while working out in the short shorts...

Alex: "Mom, are you big and fat?"

Me: " Umm, no." (Pause) "Do I look big and fat?"

Alex: "No"

Me: "Good answer"

Alex: "Well, your butt kinda does"

Beau: "And the tops of your legs"

It's a good thing they are so cute. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Beau-ism of the week

Yesterday I found a large coloring mark on the carpet in the living room.

I panicked.

We don't own this house and I have heard nightmares about the costs housing likes to stick you with upon leaving.

In a state of denial I tried brushing it away with my hand likes its a magic eraser.  Surprisingly that didnt work.

Then I tried vacuuming it up.  No luck.

I grabbed a wet towel and blotted like every carpet cleaning commercial tell you to.  Blotting doesn't work and its annoyingly slow.

Then I tried wiping with the cloth.  If blotting doesn't work, try wiping, I alway say.

Fast forward to me on my knees franticly scrubbing like its the blood of mine enemy's "Out damn spot!" (ooh, Shakespeare reference, look at me)

It was no use. The spot is there to stay.

Then in my helpless disappointment I realize one of my little angels must have done this.  I was so worked up about getting the mark out that I didn't think about how it got there.  This wasn't some random act of accidental coloring.  This was a deliberate graffiti to my pristine carpets (this is a gross over statement, my carpets are one step above crack house at this point, but its my story so I will tell it how ever I wish).

I turn to see my little hellions are watching with wide eyes.  Alex is looking curious.  Beau...Beau is looking scared. It doesn't take a genius.

"Did you color on the carpet Beau?"

"I'm really sorry Mommy!"

"Why did you do that?"

She sighs, and with complete calmness says, (and I kid you not!)

"Its just because I love you so much I wanted to draw you a picture and I didn't have any paper."

Well played evil genius.  Well played.

Oh and Satan's minion is toothless and it is adorable/hilarious.