Go Becky Go

I'm Becky, 23 year old Florida native living in Colorado. Marathon runner trying to get back into running, I also do capoeira on occasion and like to go on adventures sometimes. I'm a certified EMT (but still trying to get a job as one). I like to lift, and am currently working on "getting back on the wagon" for weight loss. I originally started this blog and lost 25 pounds and kept it off for a long time, then life happened and I'm up higher than my original starting weight.. I am pretty ambitious and am signed up for some races this year to boost my motivation, including a half that goes up a 14er, and a 50k in the mountains.

This is not a weight loss blog, it's my blog and I talk about whatever I want including weight loss and food and boys and running and drinking and lots of pictures of myself. I have little to no filter when it comes to the things I say, I am kinda opinionated, so sometimes I'm awkward, but I'm pretty awesome.


Height: 5'1"
HW: 174 lbs
LW: 142 lbs (Sept/2011)
CW: 172.4 lbs (3/11/13)
Goal: to run fast and be healthy.


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I’ve been taking progress photos, just to see where I am at, to see if eventually maybe there will be a difference. First picture is from January 5th (184.8 lbs) this year and second is today February 1st (187.6 lbs). Not really a difference, but the whole month of January I did mostly lifting and then the last week of January started Crossfit. 

Sure, the scale has gone up, but it is what it is. I don’t feel very different but I know I also need to implement more changes to my diet, like pay attention to what I’m eating and not gorge on all the things.

My goals for the month of February:

Crossfit 3-4x a week

Drink the entirety of my 2 L water bottle every day

Stop having the french bread that John brings every night

Actually watch what I am eating throughout the day

Run 2x a week

I don’t want to try to make too many changes at once because then I’m just setting myself up to fail. Baby steps. Also, February is my birthday month! 

Happy New year! I have not worked out* in like a week? 2 weeks? I blame the holidays. I’ve been lazy. But back to work. Went to the gym and am going to try “new rules of lifting for women” again.

Anyway I didn’t feel like typing my workout or what my new year’s goals are so here is a picture of all of that. And me :)

So I haven’t worked out yet this week. Technically didn’t work out this weekend either, but I went to the renaissance fair on Sunday and also volunteered at the Barr Trail Mountain race that morning so I feel like that counts as being active.

Renaissance Fair was awesome, it was a date, and I loved it. But yeah so I definitely need to workout tonight!

That’s all. Also, I am starting to kinda like swimming!

Oh, and an aside, I weighed in today at 167.8. I think that’s lower than I’ve been in a long time. I’m eating enough I think, I feel like I eat so much, but I think just eating better being vegan is helping. Because I’m not gorging all the time. Plus this has been soooooo gradual. Which is fine. I’m not eating vegan for weight loss but if it happens that’s cool.

Another run this morning with the group around Garden of the Gods!

Today we ran about a mile further than Tuesday, it was so hard! I was definitely slower than Tuesday, however, given the distance and the fact that my average pace was still faster than my average pace on flat land even from a week ago, I think I did pretty good!!

And I talked to even more people and even though I was the very last last person running in the group the group leader still came back for me!! It was so nice!! 

Plans for today’s day off:

Sleep

Laundry

Go to Apple because my stupid iPhone 5 charger stopped working

Cook

and sleep!

Also today’s weight:170.2, about .4 higher than last week, but whatever I’m working hard and weight fluctuates. 

Never been so excited to see the 160s. Provided things stay as good as they are it’s just down from here.

That is all.

Today was a good day.

I weighed in today, decided to start with the “weigh in Wednesday” thing again. I will mark this as week one, take 2 (since its been so long since week 1 the first time). I weighed in today at 170.6. Higher weight than I’ve had before, but still. It’s a loss considering I was at like 176 two weeks ago.

I also ran today after a work. An “easy” 5k for most. For me, not easy. I was dying. I decided to see how I’d do if I ran without stopping. Which as you can see by the time of my Garmin, is quite slow. But it’s a baseline. I could only get better from here.

I also tried out my new Montrails and my new running shorts that I bought the other day. Loved them! So excited. It was a nice run besides it hurting, once I push through this “running sucks” hump it’ll all be good.

Also: wow I’m pale. I really need to get out more!

Hopefully more happy posts like this from now on!

So I worked out today. That’s 4 days in a row today.

Didn’t do too much, because its my lifting rest day, but I did enough to make the sweat drip off my face!

I did:

Box jumps: 3 sets of 15 on the 24” box

Burpees: 3 sets of 10

Rower: 5:26, 1008 m

Handstands: 2 sets of 5

Cartwheels: 7 each side

And 6 each side of some capoeira things: meia lua de compasso followed by piao de mao.

Overall, good workout. The gym is so quiet in the middle of the day. It was nice!

Also, my weight is up to 162. What. No it’s not muscle, it’s only been a few days. Boo.

Going out tonight with girl boss again for her birthday and some other friends. Should be fun!

The goal: make these muscles significantly more visible by the end of the year :)

Pretty sure if I keep it up with capoeira and my eating the way I’ve been I’ll be able to…

156.6 lbs as of today. 

I’ve been less than awesome at training since last week. I worked out on Monday and Tuesday, then did the mountain on Friday but that’s it.

No outdoors stuff though this week with the fire going. Most of the trails are closed.

But I’ve also decided to be more weight loss focused for the time being. WIll still run, but I want to lose some more pounds before I get any more serious. My running times since I’ve started again have been much slower than usual, and I think it’s at least partially from the weight I’ve gained.

If I can at least get back to where I was at the end of summer last year I’d be happy.

I was on this website that helps you calculate what weight you want to lose and what day it could happen by if you lose it safely, and if I start now, by August I could be back where I was.

Weighed in at 157.6 today. At least it’s still down from where I was starting June 11th.

It SAYS that if I were to lose 2 pounds per week all the way through August that I could get to 139. Which has been one of my goals since forever. I doubt that will happen, but to get to the lower half of the 140s would be nice. So if anyone wants to join me that would be cool. Not gonna make it a “challenge” or anything because I tend to drop off on those, but still a goal.

I don’t know why, but I felt this picture needed to be posted. I feel like this is how people in the 80s would look like after just waking up. I dunno, either. I’m just a crazy person. 

SoS weigh in today 6/13: 155.4 lbs! This is probably mostly water weight that’s coming off but I’ll still relish it. 

6/12: 157.6

6/11: 159

Why hello, awesome haired and pretty looking Becky.

Just came from my first day of actual class (my only lecture, the rest are online). It’s English, so obviously I’m dreading it. It was meh.

But I’ve been great today! I weighed in at 157.6 this morning, which is pretty good.

I did my 6 mile run, it was the longest it’s ever taken me to do 6, it took me an hour and a half. There were just so many hills! And I blame my acclimating again to Colorado altitude.

After my 6, went to the gym and did NROLFW day 1:

Squats: 2x15 @ 45 lbs
Pushups (modified): 2x15
Seated Row: 2x15 @ 40 lbs
Step ups: (24” box) 2x15 @ 12.5 dbs
Prone jackknife: 2x8

Also, day 1 of 100 pushups. I put in the lowest you could put for the test, so this was my setup, and I did it fine:

2-3-2-2-3

And I swam in the outside pool! It was sooo awesome! And full of small children!

Did 4x100 yds (or maybe meters, not sure). So hard! But I loved it! Loved being outside for swimming.

Now I promised my nephews I would take them to do the Jack Quinn’s run, though knowing them they’ll just walk it which is fine by me.

Then I get back home and do homework! Hooray!

And in honor of that and my vacation ending, I’m setting up some goals.

School Goals:

Stay on track with homework

Avoid procrastinating

Do at least an hour of school related work a day.

Training Goals:

Gonna start New Rules of Lifting for Women again.

Run at least 3x a week, and try to follow the training plan as close as possible because my running needs to catch up to where my training is supposed to be.

At least one run a week has to be on a difficult-ish trail.

I want to try the 100 pushups thing. Not go through the entire program, but I want to get 20 real pushups in a row again.

It might be a lot, but maybe 0 to 1650 again? Now that we have the outdoor pool going it might be more fun.

Finally, weight loss. It’d be nice to lose some pounds/inches. I weighed in today. Post vacation weight: 159 lbs. Not as much as I thought I had gained, but crap that makes like 15 pounds gained over just a few months.

Social life goals:

No more alcohol for the rest of June. At least. I don’t foresee that to be a problem because I won’t be having much of a life for quite awhile.


And..that’s pretty much it.

Gun show Thursday!

It’s not much considering my arms are like, never worked out anymore, but I’m okay, today’s upper body workout was intense.

My notebook with my workout feels heavy!

Also, weight today: 153.8. Down a pound, so at least that’s good, right?

Since ShortMom and a lot of other people are doing it, perhaps this might be good for me. 

4n4 Challenge: 4% Loss Ending on 6/18

Starting weight of today, May 21: 154 lbs

4% goal: ~6.2 lbs

Also I guess this would mark Day 1 of Summer of Scales.

This should be nice to give me something to look forward to. 

I woke up early and hit the gym!

Went to spinning class for the first time in well over a year! So hard. I was dying the whole time. It was hill day, and we ended up doing like 6 or 7 climbs.

After that, I hit the weights, did the first day of Jillian Michaels’ Making the Cut exercise program (AGAIN), it was hard. I normally don’t do weights after cardio, but since I showed up late to spinning and I didn’t want to be super tired for my first day of spinning anyway, I did it after.

I was hoping to go to Zumba tonight because my favorite instructor was teaching, but I’ve been having car trouble and I finally got a guy to look at t it and he was fixing it.

Who would have thought having to replace your power steering fluid every ten miles was bad (well, I did but didn’t do anything about it)?

Also, since it’s Monday I will mark this as official day 1 of working out again and trying to do what I can to look good for Miami, I weighed in today at a horrid 154.6. Also hadn’t seen that in over a year.