New life, new me!

Hi everyone!

Thanks for stopping by. This is something new for me. I don’t like to talk about my weight-loss journey- it scares me, makes me nervous, makes me think people are judging me. But, I decided that since I’m changing so much in my life, I need to change the way I think too.

This blog is about me. It’s about a transformation that I’m working on. I have made several attempts in the past, but I have a feeling- deep in my bones that this is the time it’s going to stick. I’m not gonna lie- I need help. Not physically, but mentally. Moral support goes a long way- it can drag you out of your funk when you’re having a bad day/ when you are scared/ when you think you won’t be able to do something. I have the best friends a girl could ask for. They are the bee’s knees. But sometimes, I need a little more than my favorite girls- I need to be accountable for myself, so I’m hoping by making this blog- you’ll all make me accountable!

This is going to take awhile- it’s going to be tough. I’m so nervous, but also very excited for what’s to come. I’ll be posting once a week (min), with my struggles & accomplishments, etc. If you feel so inclined, please leave me any advice you have! I love hearing new ideas & ways to change!

As for my current plan:
I started CrossFit on January 7th. It was one of the scariest days of life- walking into that gym. Luckily, I had one of my best girls with me! Once I started, I got hooked. The sense of community is just great at a CF gym- if you haven’t experienced it- you should! I am terrified every time I walk in there, but once I leave, I have a great sense of accomplishment (and extreme physical pain haha).  Google search CrossFit and you’ll see what it is. It’s the most intense physical activity I’ve ever done in my entire life. There is nothing like it & once a person starts CF, it’s all the ever talk about- so get used to it! 🙂

After about 2 weeks of beginners’ CF classes, I joined the big leagues. Trust me, I am no where near where the people in some of my classes are! They are amazing. I aspire to be like them one day! It’s gonna be hard, but I’ll get there! I know it! During the 3rd week of CF, my box started a “Paleo Challenge.” For those of you who haven’t heard of it, the Paleo lifestyle is the caveman’s diet- basically- meats, veggies, nuts, seeds, some fruit, little starch (only from fruits and veggies), no dairy, no sugar. It’s intense. It’s hard- and it takes a lot of effort to live this way. Our challenge is only for 45 days, but I think it’s something that I will continue well past the challenge deadline. I’ll be posting more on Paleo & CF later, but this is just an introduction to me and what I’m  working on, and how you can help!

I appreciate each and every one of you. This has been my life’s struggle, and knowing that I have you all in my corner means so much to me- more than you know! 🙂

7 thoughts on “New life, new me!

  1. Awesome blog Amanda! Even though our class time is not the same, I will be there every step of the way for you! You can do it and you will do it! The courage it took to walk into CrossFit for the first time says it all!! You will crush it! Keep up the good work!!

    Best wishes always,
    Christy, your CrossFit Sister


  2. Amanda! I love your blog! I am going to read every entry and will be here for you no matter what you need. You are one of the most amazing people i know and you deserve to be happy and feel and look just the way you want! I know you can and will do this and i am VERY excited for you! Keep up the good work and know that I too am here cheering you on!
    <3 Bree


  3. Amanda- Just discovered your blog through Sharon's repost to Facebook. We enjoyed meeting you at Saturday's WOD and the funny thing is you have no idea what an inspiration you are to those around you. You finished everyone of those damn burpees and didn't give up!

    People may be judging you but it may not be in the way that you think. Crossfit isn't easy (anyone who has ever heard the words, “3, 2, 1 go” knows what I'm saying) nor is the paleo lifestlye and the fact that you are choosing to tackle both says a lot about the person you are. So, if you ever feel like people are looking at you funny it just maybe because they are thinking, “good for her”! However, as a now veteran crossfitter I can tell you, most of us are so worried about our own mess, like “Did I actually put that much f'n weight on the bar? What was I thinking?” to “I hope I don't puke this time” to be thinking about anyone else in the gym until the coach yells that beautiful word “TIME” or Crossfit code for – “the pain ends now”.

    Our schedules may not mesh during the week but I'll see you next Saturday – and everyone there after. Good luck on your journey.

    -Hillary (one of your burpee buddies)


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