12 days in


I am really trying not to make this about a number on a scale, but I can't help but get excited to see I have lost 5 pounds already. I could feel it and knew I was down. I know that I have a number as one of my goals for this challenge, but it is not my main goal. I really just want to feel good in my body again. I was just reading a post on Crossfit and, like Paleo, it has made me look at things differently. I no longer look at my body and hate parts of it. I look at my body in amazement at what it can do. I can deadlift 250lbs. I can lift an obese person off the floor. I can snatch 60lbs. Think about that. That is a lot of weight and I can just grab it off the floor and fling it over my head. I can back squat 135lbs. What? That's just crazy! Yes, I can not do weights that the elite do, but how many 54 year old women do you know that can do that?

Anyway, 12 days in and my energy is going through the roof. I didn't nap yesterday or today. What? It's a weekend without a nap, that's just wrong. But there it is. And my mental focus is unreal. I wrote two papers today in record time. It is amazing. I don't feel so scattered and distracted. I joke that I have adult ADD, and it almost feels like now I don't. Hmmm...

Anyway, part of the challenge is getting enough sleep, so I'm off to do that.

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