I know, that is just silly but it was heavy and I did not bother trying to do more. At that time I still thought girls did not really lift weights. Stupid I know. I will say this in my own defense: I was told by my track coach in high school that a weight room was not a place for girls. If someone told my daughter that I might clock them.
I just listened to that advise until I found CrossFit.
When I moved to NC I got fat. I blame delicious food of Durham and laziness. It is funny how it creeps up on you. It is just a pound at a time and suddenly (it seems) you look like this:
This was me last Thanksgiving (the one on the right). 138.... again. This time my make up was different. I was much stronger, so arguably I had a lot more muscle. I could dead-lift 200 in this photo. I had been working out religiously but was not watching what I ate. I realized that my body was not responding to exercise alone any more and that I need to start watching what I ate. I tried paleo for a little while but that made me angry and honestly some what depressed. Whether we like to admit it or not food is a huge part of our social lives. It is ingrained into us from childhood. Yay! It's your birthday, let's eat. Yay! Its Christmas, let's eat.
I wish there was an easier way to do it and that once you were there you could just relax but that is just not reality. Over the next 2 months I am going to be watching myself because I have a lot of social gatherings involving food coming up. I will still eat Thanksgiving dinner with mashed potatoes and soft rolls but I am going to do it in moderation. I want to enjoy life and the way I look and feel while living it.