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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Less than two months ago, I started CrossFit. After about a week, I was always like, “how the hell do people do anything exercise related after a wod?”

Well today, I did something exercise related after a wod. Mind you, it was athletic recovery yoga, but still!

And I found my 1 rep max for my shoulder press! 30 pounds more than my last 1RM, and I opened with that last pr weight!

Today was a good day!

We might even call it an nsv. I went up the incline with my stomach exposed. It was just too hot to have my whole shirt on so I just folded the bottom half over the top. It felt amazing. I’m sure I got some looks, but I gave no fucks I was hot. I felt bad for the rest of them for not having their bellies to the wind :P

You know when you see certain clothes or stop yourself from doing things and say “No, I won’t do/wear this until I’m skinnier”?

This shirt was one of those things for me. Our capoeira studio came out with them and all the skinny girls wore them, and I was like, there’s no way that top can look as good on me as it does those other girls in class. Well, one of the girls talked me into buying one anyway because it was the last one, and it was a women’s medium! And these shirts run small.

But I decided to fuck it, I am tired of not wearing a tanktop in class. And it actually looks pretty good on me! I was surprised. It makes my arms look way more fantastic than they are. So lesson for the day- don’t stop yourself from doing something just because you don’t think you’re skinny enough to do it. It might just work out! Another great day at capoeira!

Smile Friday! It’s been a workout-ful day!
I got out of bed a little later than I’d hoped, but I still did what I wanted to do in terms of working out.
I ran 5 miles, in a slow 1:07, but I’m determined to make that hard half of the trail my bitch so if it means being slower because of the hills, so be it. I did it in 5-1 run walk intervals the first half but the numbers were bothering me so I switched to 4-1 intervals to always be on a 5 or 0 (I know, I’m crazy). The weather was nice, super sunny but considering it was noon it wasn’t awful.
I then went to Lifetime to go lift and swim, it was so nice. I love that gym. I wish it was closer to my house so I could go every day.
My lifting considering of NROLFW Day 2, the deadlifts I messed up in terms of reps because I forgot I’m starting over with weights so warming up with 95 lbs isn’t exactly the smartest.
Deadlifts: 5-10-10 @ 95-65-65 lbs
DB Shoulder Press: 2x15 @ 12.5 lbs
Lat Pulldown: 2x15 @ lvl 4 (Which might be 40 pounds? I’m not entirely sure)
Lunges: 2x15 w/10 lb DBs
Swiss ball Russian twists (changed from swiss ball crunches because, well really?): 2x15 (each side) w/10 lb medicine ball
Also did Day 2 Week 1 of 100 Pushups: 3-4-2-3-4
Finally, I’ve been wanting to go to the pool, so I did Day 2 of 0 to 1650, which had me do 4x50m with 8 breaths between each 50 (I definitely took a lot more breaths like that between 50s, but, NSV! I can swim 50 meters without stopping! Big accomplishment for me! I know to some of you swim beasts that’s not a lot, but considering I was dying after 1 time across the pool when I started swimming, this is a big step up.

Smile Friday! It’s been a workout-ful day!

I got out of bed a little later than I’d hoped, but I still did what I wanted to do in terms of working out.

I ran 5 miles, in a slow 1:07, but I’m determined to make that hard half of the trail my bitch so if it means being slower because of the hills, so be it. I did it in 5-1 run walk intervals the first half but the numbers were bothering me so I switched to 4-1 intervals to always be on a 5 or 0 (I know, I’m crazy). The weather was nice, super sunny but considering it was noon it wasn’t awful.

I then went to Lifetime to go lift and swim, it was so nice. I love that gym. I wish it was closer to my house so I could go every day.

My lifting considering of NROLFW Day 2, the deadlifts I messed up in terms of reps because I forgot I’m starting over with weights so warming up with 95 lbs isn’t exactly the smartest.

Deadlifts: 5-10-10 @ 95-65-65 lbs

DB Shoulder Press: 2x15 @ 12.5 lbs

Lat Pulldown: 2x15 @ lvl 4 (Which might be 40 pounds? I’m not entirely sure)

Lunges: 2x15 w/10 lb DBs

Swiss ball Russian twists (changed from swiss ball crunches because, well really?): 2x15 (each side) w/10 lb medicine ball

Also did Day 2 Week 1 of 100 Pushups: 3-4-2-3-4

Finally, I’ve been wanting to go to the pool, so I did Day 2 of 0 to 1650, which had me do 4x50m with 8 breaths between each 50 (I definitely took a lot more breaths like that between 50s, but, NSV! I can swim 50 meters without stopping! Big accomplishment for me! I know to some of you swim beasts that’s not a lot, but considering I was dying after 1 time across the pool when I started swimming, this is a big step up.

Remember how I did the Incline on Thursday?

Well, I did it again. Yesterday.

And that was with running 17 miles the day before. No soreness from either.

I think that’s pretty awesome.

I almost, ALMOST see some definition in my arms around my triceps. I can see the shadow of it!! 

I’d show a picture but it doesn’t come out enough to show up on camera, lol.

Missed my goal for this morning’s half marathon. Oh well. Recap later.

NSV: my legs are sore, long run sore, but this time last year a half left me barely able to walk afterward. Now its just a minor inconvenience. So this is cool.

Also, you attract a lot of attention when you’re guiding a blind person in a race. A LOT of attention.

Hi. This shirt has been in a box since last Christmas. It was a wee bit tight when I got it and I had forgotten about it until today.

Today, this shirt makes me feel little.

That awkward time that i wore my hoodie and it was so long you could barely tell I was wearing a dress underneath.

Also, a sort of NSV. If you guys have been following me for over a year, you might remember “the boys”. The boys being these frat douches that I used to hang around and live with. Earlier this time last year, two of these dudes made a really mean comment saying I was fat and needed to lose like 50 pounds before I become attractive. Well, one of those dudes appears to be regretting that statement.

He already apologized for it earlier in the year, but just yesterday, he appeared to have been Facebook stalking me, because he left me this comment on one of my halloween pictures, saying. “Becky. You look great. Seriously.” and liked another one.

But still. I’ll count it. Not that I need that kind of gratification from a douche like that or anything.

My NSV of the night. It’s only slightly inappropriate. So Rich and I hung out today.

He had asked me to lunch but I had stuff to do and it ended up with him coming over to my mom’s house and having some awesome Cuban food she made. I also tried my first real tequila shots. My first one was weird and I had tried it in the summer (chased it with a hot dog), and Rich is Mexican and very familiar with tequila and brought a bottle to my mom’s so I could try it. I still don’t like tequila but I could handle it. It was called Milagro. He got my family’s approval.

So after that we went back to my house because even though he loves Harry Potter he had yet to see the last movie. None of my roommates were home so we set up the surround sound and it nice tv and watched the movie. Then, he sat through like 5 episodes of 30 Rock with me before he tried anything with me. We’d been holding hands on the couch up to that point. All we did was make out (for those of you that know me well, be proud.)! It was nice.

Then after a while it was getting late and we both need to get up early so I said it was about time to go. So I take dishes over to the kitchen and we start making out again and because I’m short and was on my tippy toes he picks me up and puts me on the counter and I put my legs kinda around his hips. I’m too short to wrap my legs all the way around, so they were just kind of there on his hips, which is when I got the “You have really strong legs!” because they were there for quite a while without any shaking or moving or any struggle at all really.

So yeah. I think I like this guy. And woo nsv!

I decided to wear my badass socks That Rob gave me with my shorts, since it was still chilly inside.

The ENTIRE men’s soccer team was there. And one of them as he passed by, looked at my socks, looked up to my ass, then said, “Nice!” haha.

I thought it was awesome.

Also. I outran their entire team while they were running on the track. Like, I started behind them and made it half a lap past the first guy. Probably had something to do with the girls’ soccer team playing in the gym below us, but still.

These are NSV’s, right? Maybe.

The grass feels sooo good.

Twenty miles done.

Hardly any ITB pain. Great run. And yes. I ran in my sports bra. I took my long sleeve off after 6 miles because it was too hot. Nsv? I was totally self conscious at first but then got too tired to care. Now for the taper! Marathon in two weeks!

I was the smallest person in the car on the drive to the stadium.

And my beer pong partner called me little all around. :)

So I went to the doctor’s so they could check out my circulation problems and run some blood test. They said I was “super healthy”.

My vitals:
Blood pressure: 101/70
Body temp: 98.3 (in fahrenheit)

And the best part. When they checked my heart rate they said they knew I was an athlete.
Resting heart rate: 53! I was looking at a chart and it said that athletic RHR was 54-something. Mine is below!

Overall they said I was fine, that the circulation thing wasn’t anything to be concerned about. they took some blood to make sure everything is good.

Something that will make you more comfortable and even look better: wearing the right bra size! I know everyone’s heard it before, but it really makes all the difference.

So since I’ve lost weight I have not bought a new bra. Also, before I lost weight I refused to wear a D’s because I thought if would make me look bigger or something. But today after realizing I really need a new bra because I just don’t fill mine right anymore, I went to VS to get fitted.

First of all, I got a “oh your waist is so small” from the girl measuring me. That was awesome. Then she did her magic and gave me a bra to try on.

So, now I’m proud to announce that I have a new bra size. I went from a 38C (which probably wasn’t right to begin with) to a 34DD. I expected something different, something bigger. So I’m very happy with it, and I look so much smaller with a proper fitting bra! It makes me happy.