Monday, July 1, 2013

CrossFit July and hands off my shoes!

Today is day 1 of CrossFit July. Now that I'm done applying for grad schools for the time being, I've decided to focus on my body more. That is how I came up with CrossFit July. I am going to do an at-home CrossFit workout every day (except for Sundays) for the whole month of July.

My before weight: 171 (I know what you're thinking, "Seriously, Rena, how did you let that happen?" I won't bore you with my terrible year and a hundred excuses about why I chose to cry in the bottom of the bathtub instead of working out, b/c what good would it do? I've re-earned my conviction, and I'm taking back my body today! If there's one thing I've learned about myself, it's that when I can't control anything else in the world, I can control what I eat and my workouts.)

And also, since I get the best results when I'm being honest with myself and the e-world, this is after I lost those 3 lbs a couple of weeks ago. I lost three, got down to 166, and somehow bounced back up, surpassing my initial peak weight--peak weight in the last two years that is. I started this whole thing when I weighed 221lbs--and gained 5lbs. I'd like to blame PMS, and it should take some of the blame, but I'm still the master of my domain, and I shouldn't be so careless with my caloric intake.

Before Measurements:
Waist: 31 3/4"
Hips: 46"
Thighs: 28 1/4"
Arms: 13 1/2"

My sister's doing this thing where she motivates herself by vowing to eat healthy on the Paleo diet and if she doesn't, she has promised to give up her books to interested parties. I think that is a swell idea.

So here's my deal. I vow to keep my calorie consumption between 1200-1400 calories a day and to do a CrossFit workout everyday for the month of July (except Sundays). If I don't I will give up my shoes to whoever comments on this blog requesting a pair of your choice.

I've included pictures. (First come, first serve.)

I'm an 8.5" - 9". I know that will make a difference, and if you don't want shoes, I will give up my books.

Today's CrossFit Workout of the Day: (All found on Pinterest)

The Wholesome Heart : At Home CrossFit Workouts!
Do you know how hard this is? Really hard. I love my shoes. LOVE THEM. Almost to the point of naming them. I have a pair of Buffy boots and a pair of Stilett-HO heels. But the rest are just my sweet unnamed babies. I can tell you right now that Rick will be motivating in helping me stick to my plan, b/c he loves it when I wear my shoes.

I can't believe I'm doing this. O.o

Exception to the workouts: illness or injury. And I will be running a 5K in July for my Runolution, and that day will not also have a CrossFit workout.

Wish me luck. I'll take pictures of my boots too and the ones not pictured, so you fully understand my obsession. =)


  1. I don't wear your shoe size, but your very favorite pair would make excellent dress up shoes for my girls. I'm sure that your shoes being used for dress up will help motivate you, right? I know you can do it!

    1. OMGosh! That would be horrifying! Very motivating.

  2. are so awesome! I just love ya :) What a cool idea...wish I wore your shoe size, but I'm a 9.5 or 10 big foot.

    1. My books are also up for grabs...if you enjoy reading. =)

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    1. Those are beloved boots. Up-ing the motivation!


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