Yeah, I still reward myself.

Gosh, just like back in June, I can’t really believe that I’m writing this right now.

On Thursday, I went to weigh-in, and discovered that I had not only made the 60-pound mark, but exceeded it by more than a few pounds. I’m down 63.4 pounds since last November. Crazypants!

What’s an even bigger travesty, I think, is that I don’t have any super-recent photos. (The photo above was snapped after a day of working in early September.)

I have to say, I didn’t think that this was EVER going to happen after the summer I had. Seriously. It’s been almost FOUR months between 50 and 60, but I have to say that it’s better than going the opposite direction. I feel renewed and empowered. (So much so that I got a real domain for my blog! How do you guys like it?!)

Since I don’t have any great full-bod shots, here is a before and now face shot from my webcam (Glamour-ous shots are good for something, right?).

August 2010
September 19, 2011

I have to say…I feel marginally unstoppable.

Fitness update! So…y’all already know I didn’t Crossfit over the summer. I’m getting back into the swing of things, and am going to ACF as often as I can. On days that I don’t go—presuming that the weather is nice—I bribe myself with the promise of coffee and walk/run to the Ultraviolet and back (just shy of 4 miles). I doubt that will be able to continue for much longer with the seasons changing, and all.

I’ve had to step down some of my weight training a bit from what I used to do before I took off for the summer. I’m scaling down some of the reps. Last week, two workouts included an accumulation of 100 thrusters. I used a 25# bar for both of these WODs. A few months ago, I may have attempted to do this at 35# or 45#.

However, I have also seen several positive changes: I still hate burpees, but they’re getting easier (the other day, I somehow did 50 in 5:45 minutes…a damn miracle!); the other day I warmed up with an 800 meter jog, with NO walking OR stopping; I’m not skimping on squats…I’m getting below parallel each time; I still had enough power to PR a 1RM deadlift (205#!).

The last few weeks have been crazy hard and crazy incredible. I’m excited to see what happens in the next few weeks!

On to that 75# Olympic ring!


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