We’re starting over.

Happy Tuesday beautiful people. After a few years of writing, I needed to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch. So my pages are set up the same, with the same information, but we have a new location and a new direction for this blog.

Let’s get started.

I’m a 20-something who gained a little too much weight college. Hello injuries! Two years ago I started to concentrate on getting my health back and shedding some pounds. I’m down about 70 pounds and I’m looking to lose another 30, but the scale is such a small portion of it for me. I was very thin in high school and even the first half of my college career, but I peaked at a size 24. I look back at pictures and I can’t believe I let that happen. NEVER AGAIN.

I’m down to a size 10, and the plan is an 8 by December 2014. I wouldn’t argue with a 6, but an 8 is the goal. I think it’s pretty reasonable because:

  • It’s one more size
  • It’s a 5″ loss in my hips and 3″ in my waist: Ultimately, an 8″ loss
  • It’s not unrealistic for the time-line or my body type
  • I’ve come this far, it’s not that much farther

My whole weightloss, fatness loss journey, I have made mini goals to accomplish to help me get to the bigger picture and I believe I wouldn’t have come this far without small goals. I’ve pushed myself out of my comfort zone, but I know it’s for the better. I still can’t quite overcome the weight room.

I switched to a mostly paleo lifestyle, but the past week would tell you otherwise. I believe in 80/20 because sushi and craft beer exist. However, so does sunflower butter, which tastes so much better than peanut butter. Yep, I said it you’ll live. I did a 30-day challenge in October to see if I could handle the lifestyle and I dropped 17 pounds in that time. Turns out I don’t eat a lot of things that aren’t paleo, except beer and pizza and possibly a few other things (cupcake, pie, cookies, do you see where I’m going with this?). I can live without pizza for the most part and I don’t really consume the other items on a daily basis. I also fell in love with some of the alternatives like zucchini pizza and banana caraway bread made with coconut flour. This is the lifestyle for me, which is what it is- not a diet.

I started working out more and I even picked up running last summer. I completed my first 5K in October and I’m signed up for two more for 2014. I started small group training a few weeks ago and Bikram last fall. I’m willing to try anything once, but I can’t hack CrossFit.

So that’s a little about me. Let’s move on.

Here’s the plan for the rest of the week:20140324-180102

Wednesday: Lunch Run- 2 miles (I feel like after my 5K Birthday run last week I can’t just go back to slacking)

Friday: Weights and Rowing (Spring is here and Summer is 88 days away, and the goal is killer shoulders)

Saturday: Hike with Kristy if the weather is good.

I need to break in the juicer this week. I haven’t given myself the appropriate amount of time to actually play with my new kitchen gadget. I’m completely ashamed that I haven’t made time because I also haven’t been making the time to make my meals either. This is just my own pure laziness, but you know sometimes nap time over rules cooking :]

I’m keeping tonight short and sweet so I can get my butt into the kitchen and make tomorrow’s lunch :] Let me know your thoughts and share this with your friends! You can also find me on Facebook.

❤ Cristina

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