O.k so the 90 day challenge really ended for me around day 74. Two things contributed to this 1) my internet was down for 3 days (and it is a pain to blog from my phone-and then I just got lazy) and 2) I re-injured my shoulder (bad enough that it required an ER visit and 6 intravenous doses of morphine to manage).
So here is where I ended up:
I have not been remeasured but I can tell you my pants are sliding down and baggy in the hiney. I have lost 7 pounds (I only count weight loss if I weigh the same thing for over week and the scale has stayed on the number). I have not been this weight since before my second child. I do not have abs-my midsection continues to be a problem area for me…I did run a 5k woo-hoo and hope to continue with running (in small doses) in my workout. I need to work on the water intake still (although between the juicing and green tea I do think I achieve my fluid intake requirements-it’s just not straight water…). I have cut my coffee intake to 2 cups a day (I thought that would be hard but it wasn’t).
Things I have learned: 1) a calorie is not a calorie-I don’t care what they say. A nutritionally dense calorie (like from the fresh juices I make with the juicer or the smoothies with the vitamix) makes a difference in your health and appearance…so while I do believe you should keep track of calories (and myfitnesspal app was a HUGE help with this), eat fresh and don’t obsess! 2) Crossfit rocks! It was so helpful to workout (HARD!) in a group setting that was supportive and really (REALLY!) pushed me to my limits. Having several friends in the crossfit program/blogging helped as well. I loved reading/watching what they were eating and doing out of crossfit to achieve their goals.
So I will continue my pursuit of abs while I rehabilitate my shoulder (no upper body workouts allowed for now) through diet (which I believe plays more of a role than exercise for this one part of your body) and lower body workouts.