It’s time to get real Brick Gals- and here comes the ugly truth. I’ve been slacking with Crossfit for almost the last two weeks. The truth is I’ve had quite the busy work weeks lately with events, press trip planning, client meetings and all sorts of PR girl stuff that will reasonably convince you that I’ve had a legit excuse to be M-I-A.
But, the truth is I’ve been frustrated and confused. Don’t get me wrong, I am loving Crossfit, and I love the rush and feeling I get from it after and I most definitely feel stronger. I can surely lift a lot more weight than I did than when I first started- and that’s awesome. But in actuality, I’ve gained almost 3 whole pounds. I know it sounds ridiculous, and Mr. Osuna has repeatedly asked me to throw away my scale- but for someone who has struggled to maintain a healthy weight- the scale has become my BFF- sorta like my weekly reality check. I’m sure a lot of you can relate! OK so muscle weighs more than fat- but I feel bulkier- not trimmer and it’s really pissing me off!
I do miss my cardio- and even though Crossfit kicks my butt while I’m doing it, it’s been so hard for me to let go of the notion that I need 45 minutes of cardio a few times a week. And don’t get me wrong, Crossfit sessions are no joke, but I do miss a kick ass spinning class, or a nice long run. Am I crazy Brickgals? Am I the only one who feels weird initially starting Crossfit and letting go of cardio? I must not be the only one who has trouble letting go of that Stairmaster!
And because I’ve gained a little, I’m beginning to feel that maybe for ME, I need to do some more cardio in addition to the death session (Crossfit). Maybe I’m wrong- I sure hope so!
I know the majority of any weight loss program has to come from nutrition. In the beginning, I was really good with Paleo, and I admit- I take full responsibility for the lack of sticking to it consistently. But in all honestly, straight up I’ve been HATING this Paleo lifestyle. Aside from the fact that it can get extremely expensive- I am BORED BITCHES! I mean how much meat, almonds, leaves and avocado can I eat? And no- I don’t have time to bake all these crazy Paleo recipes- this girl’s got a life- and it isn’t in the kitchen!
Plus, I miss my fiber one, my yogurt and those delicious Skinny Cow ice cream pops. WTH! It’s really hard to get adjusted to- and even harder to stick to! Does anyone else miss some good old corn on the cob? Or worse, some simple shredded cheese on their salads? Please tell me I’m not alone!L
I am frustrated when I think, how can eating whole wheat bread in the morning with your egg whites be bad? How can eating yogurt and a banana be the death of me? Why must I feel so guilty for having my latte with GASP- fat free milk? And most importantly- I need to fulfill my sweet tooth craving- and a microscopic piece of dark chocolate isn’t gonna cut it.
I made a promise to myself- that I’d take this 90 day Paleo challenge- but it’s been ridiculously hard, especially for a busy girl like me always on the go. Picture me at a client dinner saying, “I have to pass on the appetizers because my coaches say plantain chips will slowly kill me”- yeah not really an option in the PR world where I have to constantly be socializing.
I’ve also had a tough time figuring out portions with Paleo. I mean I’m used to portion control, measuring ounces, cups, tablespoons etc-I guess I am having difficulty understanding how I can suddenly eat 3 burgers minus the bread and call it healthy?! I don’t get it.
I went back to Crossfit on Tuesday, for the first time in almost two weeks and I’m super sore again- and that’s the best feeling, because I truly feel that I pushed myself. I am determined to get back into it, and I am getting my butt in gear with Paleo again so wish me luck! But um, it’s my birthday next week- anyone wanna bake me a Paleo cake?