I can’t believe a whole month has gone by since I started Crossfit. I know haven’t lost any weight (though I’ve been trying to stay away from the scale as much as possible), but I can feel differences within my body. Other than the soreness (which is better, but still very much present), I’ve put on a considerable amount of muscle within the past month. That’s good…and bad. It’s good because building muscle mass means my body will burn more calories at rest, but bad because building muscle underneath a considerable fat layer doesn’t make you look sleek and sculpted. I’ve noticed that I look rather blocky, especially in my upper chest and arms.
Part of this is because I’ve fallen into the “but I worked out” trap. As in, I shouldn’t eat this ice cream, but I worked out. Or, I shouldn’t eat that cake, but I worked out. Yeah, my nutrition has not been what it needs to be. I start back on strict Primal/Paleo tomorrow, and I’m hoping to start seeing physical results in the way I feel and the way my clothes fit. It’s my own fault. It is a two part journey, and you cannot do the one without the other and expect to see results. Or at least I can’t.
So I’m hoping to celebrate my two month anniversary with a little more to show for it…and maybe a pair of Reebok Nanos. I can’t justify the cost right now, but maybe once I know that I’m in it for the long haul?