Accountability (Please be nice!)

Well, it’s finally here! I have hit the 60-day mark at being a Crossfitter and, as promised, here is a recap of what my non weight-loss looks like. If you have any negative comments to post on here, just rest assured they will never be published as I review all comments before they make it on the site and to be honest, I don’t need your negativism on here (or anywhere else for that matter) šŸ™‚ My blog, my rules!

Here’s a recap in numbers:

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Obviously, the red cells are bigger numbers, therefore not so good, the yellow are neutral ones and the green ones are losses. Ideally, I’d like to see green everywhere, but it is what it is!

And now, for the part that I’m dreading the most: The Before and Now picture. It is extremely mortifying to post such pictures online. If you need a dose of humility , just give it a try and let me know how you feel afterwards! šŸ˜‰

Humbling shot

Humbling shot

I tried to keep the poses and clothes similar, but I couldn’t find my black top if my life depended on it, so I went with the grey one. I can’t honestly say I see much of a difference between the 2 sets except maybe for my shoulders when I’m flexing… Oh well, maybe it’ll get better after 90 days. In any way, thanks for keeping me accountable! šŸ™‚

28 thoughts on “Accountability (Please be nice!)

    • Mentally or physically? Physically, I feel stronger. I lift heavier than when I started, I’m not as tired as I used to be (maybe because the girls usually sleep the night through?) and I can tell my overall fitness has improved.

      Mentally, I’m still stuck on that number on the scale and am bummed to see it has gone up and not down. I’m not giving up though, I’ll keep going to Crossfit! šŸ™‚

      I think if I could see a bigger change in my overall physical look, it would help not focusing on my weight so much. All in due time, I guess!

      • I hear ya on th scale thing but remember that muscle weighs more than fat but takes up less room :). Your honesty and determination will see ya through lady! You’re tough as sh&t lady and always my lady lumps šŸ™‚

  1. I can see a difference. Your gut isn’t hanging in the second set- you may not notice that it’s smaller, but it’s definitely tighter and higher. Ditto your triceps. And your lower back and hips are definitely more toned up in the second set than the first.

    I honestly haven’t lost very much weight over the last couple years, but what I have is definitely redistributed!

    I’m super jealous that you’re still at the point where every time you lift weights it’s a PR. I miss that.

  2. Great work! I see a difference! Just stick with it, it happens slowly…it can be a year even, maybe more. It takes time to see on the outside too, I believe all the good stuff first happens on the inside!

  3. Great job! You definitely look slimmer in the second set of pictures. scales are whack-if my husband didn’t weigh himself i’d throw mine out i’d like to see a break down for your PR’s in the past 2 months though-i bet that number has JUMPED

  4. Way to go Val and awesome for you! Don’t forget you have 2 girlies under 3 and that was 18months it took to change your body shape. I see a difference in your waist and thighs and definitely in your tone! Made me that more motivated. ..I am trying to get back into running.

  5. Awesome job! I know others have lready said it, but I agree with them. There is a difference in the two sets. Most noticibly is your seld confidence. You stand taller and proud.

    I’m about to start a journey myself and I don’t know if I could be as brave as you. I love online because you can always put your best face forward.

    Thank you for sharing. Your posts are motivating.

  6. Wow, I really see a difference! Look at your ams! And your shoulders! Your tummy is flatter, your back is leaner! You should be really proud.

    I too constantly struggle with the number on the scale. I think it’s easier to “not focus on it” in theory than it actually is in practice… espeically for someone like me whose number is much higher than yours.

    That said though, one thing that has helped me is to look at the stats of the top games competitors. Many of those women weigh between 140-150 lbs. Obviously, their body fat and mine are much different, but it gives me a lot of perspective as to what muscle can do for our bodies.

    Keep it up. You look fantastic. I can’t wait to follow you in your journey!

    • Thanks so much! I love reading you! You make me laugh. Your number might be higher than mine, but you’re probably taller as well… I’m only 5’1″… šŸ˜‰

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  8. A few days late, but I definitely agree – I definitely see changes, especially your stomach. Also, focus on non-scale victories – were you able to fit into clothes that didn’t fit before? Do your jeans fit better? How do you feel? I KNOW you’re definitely more powerful and strong than you were before – how could you not be, after this time at crossfit?

    I understand the fixation with the number on the scale, though. There’s so much that goes into that number, especially that can’t be seen. You’re losing fat, but putting on muscle. How much water did you drink, is it the same time of day, etc. Too much – so, measurements help, seeing progress in your abilities helps, non-scale victories help! Can’t wait to see my own non-scale victory (the scale is too fickle to call it a victory yet!)

    • Thanks! Funny enough, I’ve been focusing on my water intake this week, making sure I drink at least 1L on top of what I usually drink. It’s been going well so far! As for my jeans, they DON’T fit at all. I don’t know if it’s because my body has completely changed since I gave birth, but I have this very unattractive bulge at the waist (muffin top), so I refuse to make it even bigger by trapping it into jeans. I do feel stronger though and I can tell I am in everyday activity (picking myself up from off the floor while holding both daughters in my arms (43# of kids!) is now getting easier! šŸ™‚ Can’t wait to read about your progress as well! Nice to see others in the same boat as myself! šŸ™‚

      • I don’t have kids myself, but I have heard some friends of mine say that even when they are down to their pre-baby weight, that doesn’t mean pre-baby shape. So, that’s (apparently) a whole other thing that you have to contend with that I didn’t even think about.

        Actually, I am at a lower weight (and smaller measurements) than when I first started Crossfit in March, but my jeans don’t fit better either. I don’t even understand how that works. I stopped trying to figure it out.

        I’ve been told a goal for water intake is 1 oz per 2 lbs of body weight… which means I need to drink a LOT of water! I drank that, plus about a liter, I think, my first day of my challenge and dropped 5 lbs over night, and I show better (lower) weights on mornings after I make an effort to drink water. So hey, as long as I can glug it down, I’ll do it! A hydrated body is a happy body. (I made that phrase up, but it must be true!)

      • Well, after drinking (water) all week, I actually had fun in the WODs. Not sure if it has anything to do with it, but I’ll keep chugging! šŸ™‚

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