Friday, May 24, 2013
CrossFit is Changing my Life
I gained 30 pounds in 2 years.
I blame the campaign. I traveled so much, and ate a lot of Boston Creams and a ton of 2:00 a.m. Taco Bell, and well, I didn't work out.
Like, pretty much, ever.
And my thighs and my stomach turned into tubes of biscuit dough.
It was horrible.
I felt terrible about it, but just didn't have the energy to do anything about it.
So, I just pretended like I was okay with it. And ate some Swiss Cake Rolls.
Then, when I saw a few pictures of myself, and especially videos of just how bad it really was, I thought about doing something about it.
Then we moved.
And I started a new job, a new overnight schedule, and I wrote an eBook.
Then we were on a TV show.
And I just got fatter and fatter.
The worst part was losing my shape.
I've been chubby before, but it was different. At least I was able to maintain my shape. I'm really short, so any weight shows up quickly. But, like I said, I was always able to maintain my shape. I have a lot of muscle tone, naturally. I'm a little power house! :)
But this time, this fatness was out of control.
I saw and felt myself getting round.
Getting fat in my tummy. I'm not naturally fat there. I'm a butt and thighs kind of girl.
But we went.
And I didn't die that first day.
Or the second day.
And I'm still alive!
It's been about a month.
And my scale is broken (I didn't do it, the battery died) but I actually think that's okay, because I'd rather measure my loss in inches anyway.
I've lost four inches in my waist in a month, y'all!
The best part of all - I'm addicted.
Other CrossFitters told me this would happen.
I was afraid it wouldn't happen to me.
How could I become addicted to painful workouts?
And I'm so glad.
And for the record - he never stopped loving me, even in the height of my fatness.
He's a good one.