It’s been awhile since I talked about my training, so I thought I’d give you an update on that! It is really hard to organize and recap all my workouts each week since I feel like I’m always doing something. Being a CrossFit Affiliate owner means I’m at the gym on average 6 or so hours a day (at least). I spend a lot of that time coaching, but for those of you who have worked in the fitness world you know that coaching doesn’t mean just sitting there! We are always on the move and demonstrating movements. I work up a sweat just from coaching! We workout at 7am. I’m usually doing about 6 days a week of Strength and MetCons (Metabolic Conditioning workouts, or WODS). During some of the slower class times I may work on a strength or skill. I really feel like I’m making huge strides in my progress! I feel stronger than ever! I have even been doing things I didn’t think I’d ever do like kipping pull ups and rope climbs!
A lot of my success has to do with my nutrition coaching with Precision Fitness (seriously, if you need a nutrition coach – Let me know and I’ll get you his info!) With Jamie’s help I’m finally fueling my body instead of just feeding my body. I’ve had huge changes in my mental approach towards food. I am still trying to find balance. I know that I won’t always be this strict with my diet, but for this season it is what I need. I know that I am fit, but I want to be able to look fit too. I feel good, I am performing well, and I’m seeing results. They may not be coming as fast as I like, but I am successfully losing fat and gaining muscle… which is what my goal has been all along. I didn’t want to just lose weight (aka fat AND muscle) – I wanted to lose fat and gain strength. I’m seeing PRs and developing skills. It is working. Sometimes I just need to remind myself of that.
When I first started nutrition coaching back in June I weighed 192lbs. According to the pincher I had 148.61 lbs of Lean Mass and 43.39 lbs of fat. My last check in, as of a week ago I weighed in at 184lbs with 150.55 lbs lean mass and 33.65 lbs of fat. So I have lost just 8lbs on the scale, but I actually lost 10lbs of fat and gained 2lbs of muscle. Another reason to remember the scale doesn’t tell the whole story! Seeing these numbers also reminds me that having a “goal weight” doesn’t mean a thing. While I’ve said several times before that 175 was my “safe” goal – the one I set when I first started on this journey because I thought it was the best I could do. I, ultimately, wanted to be at 135. No real reason, it just seemed like a good number. But looking at that breakdown above… I have 150lbs of lean mass. I don’t want to lose that. So that 135 goal weight is out the window. I’m now more focused on being at a healthier body fat percentage than being 135lbs. I want to be strong. If that means I weigh more, than so be it.
What are your thoughts on “goal weight” – Do you have one?