Saturday, June 16, 2012

Three Months

Yesterday after my workout, I returned to the office and quickly headed to the restroom to change back into my work clothes.  I wouldn't want to upset anyone in the office by walking around in my workout clothes a few minutes longer than "necessary."  In the bathroom was our receptionist, washing her hands.  I headed for the large stall, and she says to me "you're doing sooooo great!  Is this because your wedding is coming up?"

Ah, the famous backhanded compliment.  How do I respond to that?  I mean, I've been doing crossfit for nearly 2 years, I began months before I even took the current job I have now.  Before crossfit, I was a member of a gym, or would run, etc.  There is no way of our receptionist knowing that.  All she sees is me, headed to the gym at lunch 3-4 days out of the week.  But, I'd be lying if I said that I didn't want to look good on at my wedding celebration.  I smiled politely, and just said "oh, working out during lunch is a nice way to break up the day."  I left it at that. 

So the wedding celebration.  As of today, I'm sitting at exactly three months till the big party.  I have my dress, and if I had to wear that dress today, I'd be perfectly fine.  But, there is always room for improvement!  I'm not doing anything drastic like eating nothing but lettuce and ice cubes for the next 3 months, but I will be continuing to do exactly what I have been doing- fasted training, lifting heavy weights, and eating things in which the name and ingredient list are identical. 

What did I do today to be consistent with my current eating and goals/wedding celebration preparation?  I ended my 20 hour fast with a breakfast of local, natural uncured bacon, 2 eggs scrambled (in the bacon grease) from our ladies in the backyard, garnished with some green onions, and a dollup of greek yogurt.  Yeah.  Life is good. 


  1. Your breakfast sounds awesome!!! But, duh, Vb...all the cool brides are doing the feeding tube diet! For that fashionable, skeletal look that will have you staggering down the aisle eating your bouquet..! ;-)

  2. Yum next time I'm coming to yourself for breakfast.

    Gotta love the backhanded compliment.

  3. People make conversation based on their own limited experience. I work a roving teacher and every time I walk into a lounge, there's a conversation going on about diet or this or that cleanse or zumba. I no longer even waste my time talking about CrossFit or paleo. Just do what you do and let people make their own conclusions. They will do that regardless of what you say, so it's not always worth the explanation.