Remember a few weeks back when I said I was going to eat better and clean up my diet for September. I did , I am – I have been a pretty good girl for the most part!

I weighed in at 160lbs the beginning of the month and today I was 157lbs , not a huge loss but it’s a loss. I am noticing that things are starting to flatten back out aka the muffin top and gut! No I do not carry a 6 pack around – yet , but I will one day!

I have also decided this month that I need to focus more on my training and make it my number 1 issue! Therefore , no more Crossfit!

I just could not justify the expense any longer , especially when I cannot utilize my unlimited membership.
So does this mean no cross training ? Hell no!
I understand the importance of strength training so I took matters into my own hands!
I have created , am creating – my very own garage gym! I am inspired by my dear friend Jen from @winetoweights who has one too!
So today I went shopping

I purchased
1 16lb barbell
2 25lb plates
2 10lb plates
2 5lb plates
2 2.5lb plates
30lb Kettlebell
2 dumbbells with total weights of 40lbs ( adjustable plates)
2 stall mats

Not a bad haul! All of this cost me 2 months of Crossfit , a pretty sweet deal! I am working on getting a second hand bench , then I just need a squat rack!

I am super impressed with myself!
Here it is almost set up

Nearly stacked plates

Mats and bar ready to go!

So now that I have my exercise routine in place , here is what has been happening in the kitchen
Breakfast – it’s the best meal of the day


Lunch – yes I eat carbs! This is full of chicken and veg too


And here is my scale for proof pic

Yes I need a pedicure – no it won’t happen until my 2 half marathons are over!

So I hope September is being awesome for all of you ! I need to focus on my water intake for the rest of the month!

Stay tuned for some home WOD updates.

6 comments on “Check in – September Challenge”

  1. Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! Heather.vonstjames(at) Thanks!!

  2. I am so sad to hear that you dropped Crossfit!! :(( But also know you have other things to focus on right now so does make sense.. I guess. 😉

    Having a home gym is great and no excuses! At least you have a great foundation from CF so you actually have some good skills to work up from!

    • I’m happy to be able to lift whenever I can now. I just can’t schedule time in anymore, I need to be home for family dinners and lunch time WODs take up too much of my day! Knowing it can be 10pm and I can go get a few thrusters done is awesome! I thank CF for the knowledge foundation!

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