So it's been a week since my last post. SOOOO much has happened. Let's do the break down:
1) I have had 2 Crossfit work outs at Baltimore's Push 511 - I cried during the first one. Yes, real tears. Luckily I was sweating so much that I don't think anyone noticed. Funny, it wasn't from physical exhaustion, though I was feeling that, I think it was just some sort of emotional release. I was grieving the body I once had and was feeling overwhelmed with how far my journey was going to be.
I love the community there already. Today I was working really really hard, and still was last and struggling and one of the other coaches came over and was literally my personal cheering section. It really helped me power through it. The work outs are intense, but feel so good afterwards. I've been working out with just machines for a long time and this is such a better way to do it! Psyched for my next work out.
Oh, did I mention I overhead pressed 60 pounds! :-) That was as much as one of the trainers - granted she's half my size - literally - but she's crazy strong. So I feel really good about that!
2) I started the Spring Cleanse with The Baltimore Health Coach on Monday. Since Monday I've had no caffeine, no sugar, no alcohol, no processed foods, no gluten, no dairy. I, luckily, had an acupuncture treatment Monday morning and seem to have avoided all of my normal withdrawal symptoms. I feel pretty good and have definitely noticed that I don't have as many mood fluctuations. I also feel more "even" and despite Dylan getting out of control with his Terrible Two Tantrums, I've managed to not react as I normally would.
This is meant to go on for a week - but I need to make it a part of every day life - with maybe a weekend splurge once in a while. I feel better and I'm sure it will pay off soon on the scale as well.
3) We have a full group doing Body Back. I am so excited to be bringing this program to Baltimore and to be participating in it. 8 weeks of moms supporting moms to really push themselves. The first class starts on Tuesday.
That's it for now. I will make a better effort to post more frequently.