I am thrilled that my dear friend Stephanie has submitted a guest post!!! I love how she describes herself, although I find her to be a very sweet, kind hearted lady. Enjoy!
So…I’m not really a blogging kind of girl. I don’t like to share my “feelings”. I don’t really like people to get inside my head (I think it might be a little scary for most people). I’m not a touchy feely person and I guess my thinking is that blogging takes a little bit of that so I have generally shied away. My oldest son says I’m cold-hearted, but that usually comes on the tail end of him asking for something and me saying no. But he may be on to something…who knows? I prefer to call myself a realist. It sounds nicer. J
Now that being said I do love the optimism of starting on a project or a lifestyle change, but generally quickly find myself sliding into the realistic part of me that says I’m never really going to finish said project or keep up with a daunting lifestyle change. That doesn’t stop me from doing so over and over though.
In this vein I started doing Crossfit back in November 2012. I didn’t know how long I would stick with it, but I have to say I LOVE IT! I love the feeling of working my body. I (strangely enough) love the feeling of being sore for days afterwards knowing that I worked hard. I look forward to Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays when I can go to the box (that’s what we Crossfitters call the gym).
A couple of years ago I started having some health issues, but mostly ignored them because that’s what I do. My allergist sent me to an internist to have my thyroid checked and well let’s just say it’s got some issues. However, due to my fantastic blood work the traditional doctors I went to see decided we were going to play a wait and see game with my health. Not good. I recently started seeing a great lady named Dr. Pulse who does a lot of nutritional health. She started me on some supplements and suggested I try the Paleo diet. The trainers at the box have suggested this too. So after some research and planning I decided to give it a go. I started today. I am going to give it 30 days and see how it goes. Paleo coffee creamer is not as good as it looks.
Why am I telling you this? According to the books I have read on the subject of making lifestyle changes accountability is a great motivator. So you my fellow fabulous fluffies are my accountability. I don’t generally share when I do things like this because I hate feeling like I am looking for validation or that others think I am. I don’t want to be like the skinny girl who is always telling everyone how fat she is in order to get compliments. But I think there is something to be said for not wanting to tell people I quit something. I’m not much of a quitter. I’m big on challenges. I think this is going to be one. My goal is to lose 20 lbs., and get some of my health issues under control.
I think I can do this and be successful. My husband and I did the 21 day Daniel fast last year and we lived to tell the tale and were enriched for doing it. So I want you ladies to keep me accountable. I don’t need touch feely, but if I stumble I might need someone to say “suck it up sissy and get back on track.” That’s just how I roll. God knew what he was doing when he gave me 3 boys.
Have a great day!!