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Did you hear? It’s a new year!

3 Jan

Resolutions

Welcome, 2014! Wow am I ready for a fresh start in this new year. Not gonna lie, December has been a month of ups and downs for me. For half of the month I ate pretty healthy with little to no “cheats”. But towards Christmas I started to fall back into my bad eating habits and beer. Lots of beer. I was at my Dad’s house most of the time and did not cook as much as I should have (Note to self: don’t let Dad make his delicious cookies when I come over). I kept telling myself, “On New Years day I will start eating healthy again”. Those are dangerous words! It is so much easier to gain weight than to lose weight and I learned that the hard way. I put on about 4 pounds in December but I’m not letting it get me down. I have come too far and am not in the same mind set I was this time last year.

For Christmas I got a few goodies from my love! I got a few ROGUE clothes and a NutriBullet! I was stoked to get the Bullet because I haven’t had a food processor/blender in years. I have already made a green smoothie and homemade pesto!

 

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Post work out cuteness. Just showing my love for this green smoothie.

So it’s time to establish my 2014 Resolutions. But for me, these are promises that I’m making to myself. Promises that I will hold myself accountable for.

  • Of course I have weight loss goals, but I also have lifting goals. By March, I want to be able to back squat 200lbs and front squat 185lbs
  • I am going to do more things that make me happy
  • I will save more money (this will be a tough one)
  • I am going to volunteer more at my local dog shelter
  • By this time next year I am going to graduate Texas State University

Basically, I want to make 2014 my b*tch. I want to be proud of what I accomplished and not pray that the next year will get better because of previous downfalls. 2013 has been a roller-coaster, lets see what this year has in store.

“It always seems impossible until it is done”

-Nelson Mandela 

-6lbs In a Week!

14 Sep

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You read that right, I lost 6 pounds in a week! I had to go to the doctor last friday then came back this past Friday and noticed the scale! This sounds like too much weight loss too quick but I just revamped my dieting. Before I was eating kinda paleo and had a cheat DAY every week. And even though I was working my butt off at CrossFit, I still wasn’t seeing results as quickly as I would have liked. So I was even more strict with my dieting and instead of a cheat day I switched to a cheat meal. Some people don’t cheat that often but for me, it seems necessary. I feel that if I deprive myself from eating unhealthy all the time that I will end up in a nasty cycle, binge eating. So what was my cheat meal this week you ask? My favorite of all favorites, a huge Chipotle burrito.

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Progenex More Muscle. Flavor: Loco Mocha (Click on this picture to order your own bag!)

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My dog, Minnie, wanted to have a photo-shoot with my protein and I happily obliged.

I feel like there is also something that I have to give credit to, Progenex protein. For me, this is a new protein. It is of course a whey protein isolate but is special because it is absorbed quicker into the blood stream. Speed absorption is important because it helps you get the gains you want quicker. While proteins like beef, chicken, fish, etc. take around five hours to get into your blood stream. (This is why you drink your protein drink 30 minutes after a workout)

What keeps me motivated and on track?

1) Seeing gains in myself (When lifting weights that seemed impossible two months ago or noticing fat loss)

2) Looking up to amazing athletes in my sport. Here are just a few…

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Andrea Ager. Crossfit Coach, Games Competitor, and Track Enthusiast
(To check out Andrea’s blog click her picture)

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Kendrick Farris. USA Olympic Competitor and Progenex Athlete.
(Click the picture to watch him snatch 157kg, it’s pretty amazing)

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Lindsey Valenzuela. CrossFit Badass and Progenex Athlete.