Orangetheory weight loss challenge
Saturday, September 30, 2017
I haven't posted in a while. I took about five weeks off from exercising after I broke the toe. Then work started, and my new job position is super hectic. I came down with a respiratory infection (pretty much every educator gets sick in the first few weeks of school; kids are germy). And two weeks ago, I squished a finger trying to rack a 20-lb weight. Smashed it bad enough that it kind of ruptured my finger tip. Really gross. I've started the administrative internship, which means tons of homework, meetings, more stress.
So, with all of that going on, the exercise has been sporadic for the last few months. I'm kind of back at square one. Three weeks ago the dude and I were surfing documentaries on Netflix, and came across one called "What the Health"...which basically stated that some health conditions can be reversed through a plant-based diet. Yeah, we were vegetarians before the end of the documentary. I haven't eaten meat in three weeks. the weight has not dramatically fallen off by being plant-based.
On October 1, my Orangetheory studio is having a weight loss challenge. So I signed up. I don't really have high expectations...my doctor is still messing with my thyroid meds, my job is insane, I'm taking night classes, etc. Stress. Poor choices. Whatever. But I'm going to give it a shot. If I were to win, I'd get about 1500 bucks, which would be super nice. But I'm pretty sure I don't have even a shot at winning.
Even though I'm pretty sure that I couldn't lose 10% of my body weight even if I took a month off from everything, winning for me would be any progress at all. So here's my plan:
Drink tons of water
Selenium, iodine and zinc supplements
Try to get to sleep before 10 pm every night
4 OTF classes a week
Use the exercise equipment in my basement on non-OTF days
No sugar, processed foods or refined carbs
Try not to drop any more weights on myself
Today I will have the weigh-in and "before" pictures taken. tomorrow will start day 1.