Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Month 2, Day 1 aka Day 31!!

I woke up this morning and did not want to go to the gym - I was still in pain from Monday's workout.  But, I gotta tell you, I kept thinking about the comments that I have received on this blog, on Facebook, and by email....I picked myself up and got to Geaux Crossfit in time for their 6:00am session.  Here is the WOD:

Workout of the Day
Bench Press 3-3-3
6 Rounds for Time:
-10 Box Jumps
-10 Knees to Elbows
-10 Dips

Here were my modifications - I did the box jumps step aerobic style and, instead of knees to elbows I did sit ups.  Then for the dips I did a modified version that used a bench - I did four rounds...there was a point during those four rounds when I didn't think I was going to make it...this was a tough one for me.  But...I was done with my workout and home relaxing before work by 7:00am!

For breakfast I had an apple, two pieces of turkey and a bacon.  It sounds like a weird combination bit it worked for me...and it kept me full until lunchtime!

My kind of diet!
 I had a coupon for La Carreta so Kelly P. and I went for lunch - our waiter was WONDERFUL and totally accommodating regarding my dietary needs.  I got the chicken and steak fajitas minus the cheese, sour cream rice and beans.  He suggested I get a different side, free of charge.  I had the steamed veggies which were actually very good dipped in salsa!

I am so proud of Kelly P and me
.  They gave us the big basket of chips and we both avoided it....she and I have a love for queso...and we didn't have any; not even a bite!  My food was totally delicious and afterwards, I didn't have that I feel so pretty much any other time I went  out for Mexican food.  It was hard to resist but now that I have done it, and left feeling good and satisfied...I think it will be easier next time.

Dinner was unbelievable...thanks to my mother!  I found this gluten free/sugar free/organic bbq sauce at Whole Foods and tried it the other night and really didn't like the flavor.  I brought it to my mum's house because she is the best cook I know - and, of course, she was able to fix it only using paleo friendly ingredients!  She made amazing bbq pork with zucchini and corn.....she actually made it two ways - with flour and rice for everyone else and paleo style for me!  What a great way to start month two!  Soooo,,,,Day 1 of month two went by without a problem..I felt good all day and am looking forward to day number 2!

post workout photo..did I really sign up for another month??


  1. Yay for deciding to keep moving forward. And girl, your Mom is awesome for helping you out so much. What a sweetie! Congrats on the weight loss!

  2. great!!! so glad you are continuing...or rather, starting a new commitment to the next 30 ;). looking forward to reading your thoughts, meals, exercise regimens and seeing your success. you've done a great job. woohoo, bethany!

  3. Bethany,

    Catching up on your posts for the past week....congratulations on finishing your 30 days with such awesome success! You had a lot of obstacles and worked through each one of them. Dragging oneself out of a warm bed for early morning CrossFit is no joke either. The support you are receiving from your family and friends is so amazing and essential as well. You learned quickly to do special requests in restaurants as well - so many are afraid for different reasons, but you are obviously putting your health and well-being first. Best of luck in your next 30 days and looking forward to what else you have to share with us.

  4. This was my first workout after a 2 week hiatus due to a project from hell at work. I am so glad to be back. And, I've been doing some strength training at home for practice, and I was able to use weights for the first time at GC. But, I can barely move my arms

  5. It sounds like you're doing GREAT! I'm hoping to make an early morning workout tomorrow (my son is at his dad's tonight). I've really been wanting to meet you!