Ohh Running Christine. I had to do this one, I told myself to do this one, because we started our Nutrition Challenge today! The idea is, to test your skills and abilities with this WOD and then come back 45 days from now, after hopefully eating clean and properly for that length of time and try it again. You can measure your before and after results in your abilities, your performance, your speed, etc.
3 rounds for time
12 deadlifts at body weight (I did 135)
21 box jumps
I finished in 16:22
We also did measurements and bodyfat testing. I ended up going to get a bodpod done with Amanda a few days prior, because I wanted to see where I was at with a more accurate measurement than those stupid handheld things, or with calipers.
The handheld thing said I was at 39.3% bodyfat, which.. when I started all this, I was supposedly at 44-45%, so, to have only lost 5-6% of bodyfat in two YEARS would’ve been a little disappointing, but after the bodpod was done, my results came back at 36%, which I was much more pleased with.
I learned that my lean body mass is 134 lbs. That means, if you take away all the fat, and just measure my bones and muscle and organs, I weigh 134 lbs. Which means all those STUPID bmi charts are WRONG. The CDC says that a female aged 33, and 5’4″, should weigh between 108 and 145. That means only 11 pounds of me would be allowed for bodyfat. I don’t think so.
And here’s something I never talk about. My weight. I used to care, and now I really don’t care anymore. I weigh 213 pounds. (At least that’s what I weighed last week when we started the challenge.) There, I said it. I do crossfit and I am overweight. I do crossfit and the CDC says I’m obese, although I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.
My goal weight is 180, although I don’t plan on losing that in 45 days but ultimately that’s where I’d like to be. At 180 lbs, if my muscle weight stayed the same as it is right now, I’d be about 30% bodyfat which is right where I’d like to be. 33 lbs is a doable, attainable, realistic goal, except the problem is, I’ve been hovering between 209 and 215 for the last year and a half. My clothes have gotten smaller (I’ve gone from a Lululemon 12 to a Lululemon 8!) but my weight has stayed the same. I’ve gotten stronger, which means to me that something is working! But I really want to focus on leaning out. I have my strength, I’d like to keep my strength, but now I need to continue dropping this fat like I started out doing 2 years ago.
Speaking of 2 years ago, my 2 year CrossFit-iversary came and went without a post here! I suck. January 24th was my 2 year anniversary. What a journey it’s been! I’ll save that for another post.
So anyway, I’ve been talking about dropping this last 30 lbs for awhile now, and now I just need to do it. What am I doing about it? I’m doing more yoga (cardio!) and I’m really trying my best to eat better. This means, no dark chocolate at night when I want something sweet. This means, focus more on the meats and vegetables, and less on the starches. I am good with my beverages, just coffee, tea and water. I’m good on my fruit, when I eat it, it’s only in the morning. So what gives? More cardio?
I also just started my 40 Days to Personal Revolution (Friday, Jan 31st, 2014) but this is another post too. I am adding this in, because a part of this program requires 6 days of yoga a week, for 40 days. That is a part of the process, and I am SUPER excited to challenge myself!
|David and me at Wodapalooza 🙂|