My 6 months of crossfit

Introduction

I’m sure the majority of you expected me to have quit a long time ago, but joke’s on you, ever since I ramped down my MS, I’ve been working out more.  Here’s a reminder of my last update.  Since then, I’ve been going 4 to 5 times a week (MTTF and then sometimes Saturday.)  I also found out about 3 months ago that I must be allergic to something, which I’ll talk about later.  Let’s get to the results:

Results

As you can see, the results from day 90 to day 180 seems to have tapered off from day 0 to day 90.  While I’ve worked out more, it seems the results have plateau’ed a bit. However, my weight loss has continued, which was my main goal in the first place.  The graph below shows that I’ve lost over 12 pounds over the last 6 months. Mostly due to better eating but also all the working out.

 

Allergy

About 3 months ago, my skin broke out in a rash. It got worse over time, and I even went to my doctor who then gave me an antibiotic cream. When I went on my Thailand trip, my skin got better. When I got back, I took a protein shake and immediately broke out again. I thought it was the creatine in a different protein powder that I was taking before my trip, but this one didn’t have creatine, so it’s either I’m allergic to the whey protein or the artificial flavoring. Ever since, I’ve stopped taking protein powder. I think this has slowed down my progress a bit, at least psychologically.

 

Going forward

I plan to continue my routine of 4-5 days a week. I’m gonna try a plant based protein powder shortly. My goal is to get down to 165 pounds and sorta maintain that.  I’ve actually been using lighter weights during the workout just because I’ve been trying to avoid injury, which luckily I have been for the past 3 months.  I hope this post motivates you to work out this new year. Good luck.  Kinda sucks because my favorite Lululemon pants now fall off my waist, but luckily my Public Rec pants still fit.

  • DW_PDX

    Nice work! Great inspirational post as desk jockeys like me need to get our work outs in. At work, I walk from conference room to conference room with my laptop. I’m 4 weeks in and loving Crossfit. I keep the weight down as well and try to never compromise form. That being the case, I’m still lifting more than I have in the past 15 years on some of the max days. Fortunately, we have a couple of great trainers. The rash thing is strange. My GF uses pea protein and swears by it.

  • Jon

    Move to Kefir. All of the protein powders have let me down. I understand Kefir is a kind of whey protein, but without the dozens of other ingredients in whey protein powder. BTW, yet to not love any of your posts (travel&finance).

    • ABC

      Tons of sugar in Kefir. Greek yogurt has greater protein to sugar ratio.

  • karlranck

    body weight can be misleading. the pictures look like you’ve made great progress!

    • Ken

      +1 great progress!

  • Bob

    Good work, out of curiosity how tall are you?

    • Miles per Day

      5’11