Well I went to Crossfit today and as I predicted, it kicked my butt HARD! What an awesome workout! Now I won't lie, I didn't want to go. Most of the people there are in shape and not there just to look cute and pick up their next date (at least, it didn't appear to be that way). I haven't really exercised since I started working in March, and it was virtually impossible to run the whole WOD (Workout Of the Day) but I did my best and figure it can only get better. Being the athlete that I stated before, I certainly have to battle with my pride and competitive side. It's hard being the biggest and slowest. Today as I looked in the mirror, seeing my red face and feeling close to passing out (NOT AN OPTION!) and I considered maybe I should have done something easier. I could walk and still be successful. I don't HAVE to do Crossfit. But then something happened. One of the ladies invites me to share her mat to do our floor exercises. We start talking and she tells me that she just started in May and couldn't finish a class either. She then invited me to get a protein shake with her after class and that's when I realized...I have to go again. Sure, I can do other things but this is about commitment and not letting myself off the hook. Funny how God knew I needed that kind of encouragement and put her in my path. Once the blood returned to my face, I realized I like how it feels to get a good work out in! It made me feel good about myself, plus, there is no way I can do a work out like that an eat poorly. Two good things together. Hopefully I can still walk tomorrow, my legs have been wobbly all day :) Next month I know I'll be glad I stuck with it!
My name is Kat and I'm a single mom of two young adults. I have not always been overweight but after having children and going through some personal hurdles, let it get out of control. My philosophy about eating is this: Eat real food. Real eggs, butter, veggies. Eliminating processed junk as much as possible. I eat butter, not faux butter product because I believe my body can better process real food rather than chemicals.