A year ago September I weighed in at 286 lbs. That is exactly one pound heavier than Duke’s phenon power forward Zion Williamson (285 lbs) and four pounds heavier than Yankee outfielder (and the only Yankee since Mo Rivera that makes this Red Sox fan think twice), Aaron Judge (282 lbs).
When I started Crossfit in January, I weighed in at 268 lbs (I’m 5’10’’). That's 6 lbs heavier than The Rock and 18 whole pounds heavier than a healthy LeBron James.
I currently weigh in at 250 lbs. That's 35 lbs heavier than Phillies Outfielder, Bryce Harper and 65 lbs heavier than Comeback Kid Tiger Woods. It's lightyears away from my goal, but better than where I started.
Now, my goal weight, isn't clear. I haven't exercised very much in my life, and certainly not at the level Crossfit demands, so I really don't know what to expect on the scale when I finally feel good in my own skin.
And, I actually hope I hardly care when the time comes.
It sure would be nice to start comparing my weight to female celebs or athletes, though.
I decided I had better start a fitness section to this blog, because if you came her looking for information about autism, or special needs parenting, or any of the other bullshit I tend to spew, you might not be too pleased to read about my foray into Crossfit.
So, the first post on my brand new blog section I’m going to call:
Couch to Crossfit!
Fat to Fit…. (Nah then I really have to get super fit)
MomBeast….Hmmmmm, I like it, because it suits me outside of the gym, too.
Okay, here goes.
Want to see some less than flattering photos of a 42 year old 250 lb mom at the gym?
That’s kinda weird, but scroll down for more. I’ll post them as a “before”........ I hope.
It’s been 14 and half weeks and and 49 visits to the gym and FRANKLY, I don’t know why I’m not skinny yet.
Now, recently I was lamenting to my husband about my lack of 'skinnyness', and he said some stellar words, and I kinda want this on a t-shirt: "Why don't you stop worrying about how much you weigh and instead worry about how much you can lift?"
I want to get there. I want to think like that and maybe I will soon, but for now I’ll soldier on. And while I am here I thought I might tell you the top ten recurring thoughts I’ve had at Crossfit: