Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday...

"Where you invest your love, You invest your life"

Those nine words mean more to me, then any other words in this world. Think about what you spend the most time thinking about, what you spend your time doing, who you spend your time with. Those are the places you're investing your life, your love. Today is kind of a weird day for me, Adam and I got married four years ago on this day, it's our anniversary. My answer to those three questions four years ago would have been Adam, Adam, Adam. Now they are Addy, My Health, Exercise, Family & Friends. Today my life is so much more whole and full of be-a-utifullll things, most importantly happiness.

Happiness is something I have found over the last twenty months, and 112 pounds. 289 pound Big Al was miserable. She was married to a man she didn't love, because he treated her so badly, she was lonely, she was depressed, she ate too much and didn't move enough. Motherhood overwhelmed her, one thing that hasn't changed, all she did was sit, eat, breastfeed, cry, sit, eat eat eat, oh and cook so she could eat.

Over the last twenty months I have gotten so much stronger, I have found my self again. The last seven of those months have been the most eye opening, I've grown in ways I never thought I would have to. Little Al is so strong, so happy, so confident. She is funny, she loves every single person in her life, and most importantly she loves herself!

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Now ya'll know I was upping my calories this week, sticking around 1600, 500 more then I'm used to. And guess what I lost 4 pounds. I know the scale and I were taking a break, but I mean, we have an on again off again reltaionship, clearly we are on again. And I couldn't be happier about it.

This week I feel like something seriously changed with my performance in crossfit. I was letting myself feel defeated during the WOD, taking breaks, thinking about how exhausted I was. That's something you can't do, think. For those 10 minutes the only thing you should be thinking is 8-4-2, 8-4-2, 8-4-2 nothing else matters. Last night we did dead lifts, situps, and burpees... AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible. My max dead lift was 140 pounds, which I wish was more, I wanted to be able to do my body weight...next time I will!! Before we started our WOD I made a goal for myself to do 10 rounds, I did 12!! It makes me so excited to focus, and work hard. Stronger every single day and loving it! L O V I N G. There is something so gratifying about waking up sore and knowing you EARNED that feeling.










25 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed with your progress! I am behind you on the workouts but I'm hoping to catch up eventually. I've just added strength into my usual routine. I can't wait to be able to lift tons of weight! Esther Norine Designs sorry I'm no reply cuz blogger likes to eat my email: estherdavison@gmail.com

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  2. YOU ARE FUCKING HOT. I WOULD DO YOU. K BYE.

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  3. I can't help but smile for you! You are doing awesome! You look great, I love that outfit! You had an awesome loss!

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  4. You look awesome! Congrats on the weight loss!! I just joined crossfit and I'm hurting today but I'm so excited to go back tonight. I didn't think it'd be so addicting!


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  5. Looking good.. I love that outfit with the mint pants. Mint is started to creep in as my new fave color.. Keep up the great work you are killing it!!

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  6. You are awesome! You look so much happier in your today picture than you do in your wedding picture. I am so proud of you and the women you are becoming!!!

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  7. Well done on your progress! I've only just started following your journey but I am amazed. Well done!

    MH xxx

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  8. 4lbs!? wow you got this girl! you look freaking amazing!

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  9. You look amazing! I love your outfit and 4 lbs in one week is amazing!

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  10. You go girl! 4lbs is awesome. Fueling your body is SO important for CrossFit. One of the things I love about it is that you have to be so present and in the moment. You can't be thinking about what you're going to cook for dinner, the dishes you didn't do, or the work deadlines you have. You HAVE to think about walking up to that bar, picking it up, dropping it, and picking it right back up again. So proud of you!

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  11. I said it once, i'll say it again....Every time I up my calories on a plateau, I lose!
    4 pounds is seriously awesome!!!
    Ans I LOVEEEEEE. All the mint in your outfit....the pants, the sweater, the necklace...I want it all!!

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  12. Proud of you on every single level... proud proud proud, love love love! You sound so happy lately, and you're working so hard! I wish you could see how proud I am!

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  13. I'm pretty sure I tell you this just about every week and if I do, sorry for being redundant, but you inspire me so much!!

    Keep up the good work - you beautiful inside and out!

    XO
    Lacey @ CHARM + Sass

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  14. good job girl!!! congrats on working towards your goals!!

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  15. I've nominated you for a Siterhood of the World Bloggers Award. You can check out my post at http://byram3.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/nom-nom-weigh-in-wednesday/ .

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  16. You ROCK!! You are growing stronger every day in every way possible!! Keep up the amazing job!

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  17. 4lbs is AWESOME!! Thanks for showing us all that it can be done! And thanks for hosting the link up too. I love being able to connect with other people on the same journey.

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  18. First time linking up. Thanks for hosting. Congratulations on your awesome progress!

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  19. You go girl! Upping your calories and seeing a loss...your body must have needed the extra boost for metabolism. I'll take it :) Love this link up! I didn't see a twitter link...do you have one?

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  20. Just wanted to say that I am so happy I found your blog! We have a lot in common, in baby daddy area, single mama trying to lose weight area, etc. Glad to find someone so relatable. Keep up the good work!

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  21. This is so awesome!! I can totally relate to this even tho me and the guy never married or had kids. He emotionally abused me. You are looking amazing!! :) I'm so proud of you!!

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  22. Yay- that is amazing! And you look amazing!!!

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