The Incredible Shrinking Krista

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Post-op changes are HARD!!!

I am going to be 7 weeks out from surgery tomorrow, and it is really time to step up the working out and better eating to be able to see the results that I intended when I underwent this surgery.

I have gotten a bit of a bump in my weight loss this week thanks to a stomach bug that Ella decided to share with me.  So, it was just last Tuesday that I finally broke the weight loss stall and said good-bye to the 240's, and I am already down to 235.0 pounds.  In the last week, I've lost 7.2 pounds, which I know isn't normal, and I figure once I get re-hydrated, my weight will bump back up a bit.

One of the things that is really hard for me, is saying good-bye to things I love.  I am loyal, at times to a fault.  The thing is, my schedule and the CrossFit schedule at the box I attend, and 3 kids, 2 of which who have homework nightly, and having a full time job, it just doesn't work.  I don't even want to type this, but it is looking like I am going to have to say good-bye to CrossFit due to the schedule.

So it is looking like I am going to have to say good-bye to CrossFit, at least for a little while, and work out at the gym close to home.  I will be doing most of my workouts in the mornings, boot-camp, cycling, swimming, and I will do my runs to train for the half marathons I am registered for in the evenings, after the kids are in bed, or early mornings on the weekends.

So, These are the races currently on my 2014 race calendar:

February--Myrtle Beach Half Marathon Valentine's Day Weekend with Barney, then the Glass Slipper Challenge the following Weekend at Walt Disney World.

March--I MAY try to do the Tobacco Trail Half Marathon on March 16

April--13th is Rock and Roll Half in Raleigh, possibly the Nike Women's Half in Washington DC

July--20, Rock and Roll Half in Chicago (Running Mom's Meet-up)

October--26, Wicked 10k in Virginia Beach, VA

November--9, Outer Banks Half Marathon

I've lost 33.8 pounds to date, and have between 90 and 100 more pounds that I would like to lose.  That isn't going to happen unless I really start working out hard and doing what I need to do.  The other thing is, with 3 kids, it is incredibly difficult to find time to work out in the evenings, so my workouts will have to happen in the mornings, while the kids are still sleeping.

I am meeting with a trainer at the gym, that teaches the boot camp on Tuesday afternoon, to do an assessment and orientation.  It's going to be different, not lifting heavy weights, and I'll definitely miss my CrossFit APX family, but I have to get my workouts in when and where I can.  Here's to the new me....and the fun, pain and changes that I'm certain are inevitable.


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