I'm going to keep this post short because its purpose isn't to talk about my diet. This is one to show results. I've got bikini pics on my camera at home but I don't have the nerve to post those just yet. I've got some stubborn stomach fat to get rid of before I'll feel good about those!
Now, when I first started Crossfit I took a picture of myself in some high-waisted linen pants that I bought in college. They were tight when I bought them but at least I could button them! When I started crossfit I needed Vaseline to get them past my thighs and then a crane to pull them up past my butt. They were very tight and I didn't even have them buttoned! I've used these white pants to measure my progress.
Without any further ado:
Do not be fooled. If I had exhaled sharply or laughed the button on those pants would have put Polly's eye out. Or broken some glass. I know that my love handles and gut are pouring over the top but I have no intention of quitting after 3 months!
Here I am on my very first day of Crossfit. Barf. Ever wonder "How did I let this happen?" If this picture had a title it would be "I Didn't Know I was Chunky." Seriously? Seriously. My face was beet red from sunburn to add to the attractiveness! I almost died this day. Literally.
90 Days Later: This picture is, in my mind, 1,000x better. In the interest of full disclosure, I will tell you that I folded like piece of paper shortly after this picture was taken and had to strip the weights off of the bar to finish the last 10 reps.
I've had lots of questions about Crossfit since I started and I want to be completely honest here. My body has not changed in the ways that I wanted and/or expected it to. Before, when I would diet and take up a running routine, I'd get skinny all over. I never had any real muscle definition but at least my clothes fit better. This is the only way I had known. With Crossfit, I have gotten smaller but my legs are toned, my arms are taking shape and my butt has lifted and toned up as well. I am not taking on the "model skinny" shape I used to but rather a more athletic physique. So, the JCrew model figure illudes me again! Don't misunderstand- I do not look like, nor will I ever, look like a body builder. I'm not that determined and I like food too much.
I can now wear all of the dresses that were too small when I started Crossfit which is the reason I started in the first place. I feel so much better about myself. I've still got a way to go but I'm happy with the progress I've made.
Anyone else have pics they'd like me to post? Send them my way! (I'm looking at you Denna!)
Off I go to take my favorite munchkin and her mama to lunch!