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My awkward return

Oh, hello. (Awkward glance). How have you been?

Returning to my blog, dormant for so long, feels awkward at best. Like former ex’s meeting on the street years after a nasty breakup, but time has softened them and they can’t remember why they broke up, only that it happened and they feel embarrassed.

It’s 2013, and the snapshot of my current status is this:

  1. My muscles ache from 2 weeks of not working out.
    I needed the rest. My work-life has been crazy busy, and my body needed to take a good long break. It’s been a good reminder WHY I make my workouts a priority. I return to regular programming on Monday morning – Olympic Lifting!!
  2. My weight is 10 pounds over what it was last year. My body fat is also up (according to the weird scale in my bathroom).
    But I’m not too, too worried. I’m more worried about the inches around my waist. I haven’t been paying attention, and sugar has crept back in. But cleaning it up with help the yucky stuff slough right off.
  3. My sleep averages 7 hours a night.
    This is REALLY good for me. I feel soooo much better than I did in the fall when I was averaging 5 hours of sleep/night.
  4. I just started a Whole 30.
    Andy decided to start a Whole 30, so I said I’d go along with him. We started on January 2, and it will likely turn into a Whole 60 for me. Here’s why:

I signed up for my gym’s I Am Crossfit Challenge. It starts next week. Zach is my coach, and he mentioned something about doing an Advocare 24 day challenge. I’m still deciding.

But I’m excited about kickstarting something. Not just my health, but my life. I’m not sure how I will fit the extra workouts and meetings in, but I will find a way.

When I emerge, I will be a stronger person. Not just physically, but also mentally. And I know the effects will spill over into other areas of my life.


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Hi! I'm Cindy Brummer. By day, I'm a web & wordpress designer/developer/content strategist. And for fun, I'm a cook, Crossfitter, novice Olympic weightlifter, and mom to two cuties. Find me on Google+.