UPDATE for 2014. Following my update is my original ABOUT ME. Man two years ago. I’m still the same just back to Chunky Monkey status. Hoping to eliminate that this year!

Whew, it’s been a rough 2013 in regards to eating properly and training properly. I let the “BUSY” life become my excuse and with that came weight gain, injury, laziness, etc. You name it and it was probably my excuse. So I’m coming back to 2014 with a better mindset and attitude.

I dare not weigh myself to see how much weight gain I’ve let stack on. Let’s just say, I know I’m big, everyone who knows me knows I’ve gained more than a little weight. It’s life. Part of it. And now I plan to resume to my thinner former self.  I still love CrossFit, I still love eating clean. I just need to be more proactive to planning my meals and staying away from temptations.


Welcome to my small part of the world! I’m new to the blogging world that’s been around for what seems like forever but I’ve had no motivation to start my own. I pretty much told my kid to share his Paleo Lifestyle and CrossFit adventure on a blog and figured I’d do the same 🙂 So here I am. Welcome again and I hope you enjoy what I have to share. If you don’t, that’s fine. I’ll still be here and there’s plenty more crazies out there to read about!

Before & After

My Journey began Mid February 2011 when I decided enough was enough! iChooseFit bootcamp had started a new location right by my house and I had no more excuses. There I went in the freezing cold to get my workout on. Within in 3 months I had dropped 20lbs! From there on out it’s all about continuing the journey to losing weight in a healthy way and getting lean. I had my ups and downs and would lose a few and gain a few. It was definitely frustrating so I decided to add CrossFit into my life at the end of August 2011 (CrossFit Boom) and it’s really helped me put a new perspective on strong and healthy. I don’t have a need to look like a runway model or supreme athlete but I have a need to be fit and healthy. I am now 30lbs lighter than I was back in February and so much stronger than I could have ever imagined. I do both the iChooseFit bootcamp and CrossFit and I feel great! Below are just a couple of pics of me and you can definitely see the difference!

I typically shy away from pictures of myself so I was having a hard time finding anything and gee whiz I found a horrible pic that’s blurry and not full body but oh well. Even though I’ve lost weight I still shy away from pics but I have a couple for you to see. So here I am:

Blurry, Heavy Former ME

I didn’t even believe that was ME! October 2011

November 2011

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Great work Stephanie! I can tell just by the photos! The fitness journey is a fun one. It boosts your confidence, kicks butt for more energy, and even a head turner! If you’re not yet you will soon be walking on air…. keep up the good work!

  2. Jb says:

    Please let me know how you stayed motivated and lost the weight I’ve been xfitting since May and haven’t lost a point. I went from 3-5days a week a month ago. Although I look different I wear the same clothes (joined 10 months post partum). I see the difference in my level of fitness burpees push ups etc but can’t drop the weight. Should I be doing more cardio too? Hellllp. I wanna quit every rest day! Thanks! U loom great!!!

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