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!


L-Sits 
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)

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

Toes-To-Bars
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!

Double-Unders
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 :)

Row
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???

5 comments:

A CocoBubba Life said...

I love the before and afters! So good!

Elly Thielen...The Mothership said...

Way to go Sara!

A CocoBubba Life said...

I came back here just to tell you that I NEED those peanut butter M&Ms. Pronto.

Mom is only my first name said...

Thanks ladies! Now I'm on vacation trying to reverse all my hard work ;)

Corner, get your own, cause ya can't have mine.

Monica said...

Your butt is smiling now! :) You look amazing! Nice work lady.