Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 1 Update! And, On Coming "Home" & the final results!

The PHOTO SHOOT IS TOMORROW! WooHoo! I made it! :) 

Madison Fit Fun Boot Camp DOUBLER! (50 min x 2)

5:00am Strawberry Protein Smoothie (with 1/2 cup OJ and h2o)
9:00am Egg White Omelet w/Spinach
11:30am Greek Yogurt w/ Blueberries
4:00pm  4oz turkey breast, grapes, apples, 2oz cheddar cheese (OMG, I haven't had cheese in months.  My stomach is far!)
6:30pm 1 cup red lentil soup, 1 piece of pita bread, Mixed Green Salad w/chicken and Balsamic Vinaigrette

128 oz h20
1/2 cup OJ

I've never considered "Madison" my home, even though I lived here for nearly 7 years!  However, today, walking into Supreme Health and Fitness for Boot Camp felt like coming home.  All the feelings you associate with being home [love, nurturing, family, brutal honesty (lol)] came rushing to me when I walked through the doors of Supreme.  I realized I missed my BC family.  As I walked through the door, I was immediately embraced by my friends--friends who still encourage me and keep me going even though I no longer live in Madison.  Friends who challenge me to work harder and stay committed to my goals.  Friends who met me at my heaviest and worst--and loved me then as they do now.  Friends for whom I am eternally grateful.  This program changed my life and I am blessed, daily,  by the FAMILY I have in them. 

Today, three of us did a doubler--we attended 2 boot camps, back to back.  It was intense, but we got through it.  One year and exactly one month ago today, I walked into Fit Fun Boot Camp and couldn't do a burpee, a push up, or a russian twist.  But, what I could do was wake up and keep showing up.  This is what I have done ever since and it has made all the difference.  Now, I can do burpees (although I absolutely abhor them), push ups and russian twists.  These are all within my means.  I look back and am amazed and thankful for that fateful cold winter day in January, 2010.

Ok, so down to really what you came to read about!  So, one month, 4 weeks, and 30 days ago, I started this challenge.  I challenged myself to work out 6 days a week, eat clean (not go out to eat) and eat 5-6 meals a day as well as drink 128oz of h2o.  During this month, I learned so much more about  nutrition, about needing to do your own research, and really, about what my body needs to be at peak performance.  This alone translates into success for me.  This past month, I have decided, is only the beginning for me.  I love the routine I have created and I am excited to continue everything I have started--that, to me equals SUCCESS!

As a result of the rigor of the last month, there have been physical changes.  Although this was not my sole intention, I knew that my body would change.  It did.

Today, I want to share my measurements.  Tomorrow, I will share with you some pictures.  They may or may not be from the photo shoot as I am unsure of when I will have access to those photographs.  But, believe me, since you have been with me EVERY step of the way, I want you to share in the physical manifestation of my success (although my real reward has manifested in incalculable spiritual, emotional, and mental benefits.)

My stats as of January 12, 2011:
Height—5’2.5” (that ain’t changing! LOL)

My stats as of February 11, 2011:
Height—5'2.5" (jeez, I was hoping for a least 1/2 inch growth! LOL)

So, there you have it:  In four weeks, I lost 10lbs and 5 inches.  I consider this the STEVIA on the mound of sweet potatoes! Just makes things a bit sweeter.

I'll talk more about my future goals as it relates to my nutrition, weight loss, and the blog a little later.  In case you were wondering though, for me, the journey is not over.  I am so happy with where I am and I look forward to working hard to get where I want to be.  Day by day I am moving forward, savoring the process AND ENJOYING the ride!


  1. This is FABULOUS Crystal!!! Congratulations!!!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! So so happy for you! I told Jason that you would lose 10lbs and I was right! THank you so much for sharing your journey through your blog. Your messages are meaningful for those not on a weight loss journey but lifes journey. Yea, yea, yea!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. In rugby, we always end all practices and games with the same cheer. So today you get one too!

    Three cheers for Crystal!
    Hip Hip Hooray!
    Hip Hip Hooray
    Hip Hip Hooray