crossfit before and after - 2 month progress

Monday, June 2, 2014

So I've finally summed up the courage to post a slightly "skimpier" version of a before and after pic as compared to the one in my last post...

Hopefully/maybe next time, I'll finally graduate to a bikini photo but 'til then...

Let's stick with gym clothes.

After doing 2 months of Crossfit....tada!

crossfit body women
I wasn't really chubby to begin with...more "skinny fat" so maybe the change might not seem as drastic to some. (It's easier to shed weight and inches when you're bigger cause of all the water weight thus resulting in a more remarkable "after" pic). But to me, this is personally worth a "wow" moment especially after just doing Crossfit for 2 months.

My body has never looked this good.

Before childbirth, my skin was more taut especially around the belly but the rest of my body was soft and I was a bit heavier then.

Who would've thought that I would finally get close to achieving the body I always wanted now that I'm in my thirties? Definitely not me, but look!

To say that I am proud of my achievement is an understatement.

I tried different exercise regimens and diets in the past but none have been able to bring me results as impressive and as quick as this!

crossfit girls
But most importantly, I have also managed to address another problem most people have...

Will I be able to maintain it?
The answer is a BIG YES!

When I first started doing Crossfit, my goal was to achieve a sexier body. Same goal I had whenever inspiration would strike me to hit the gym before. Did that work for me? Not really...

I'm not sure if it was because I wasn't extremely overweight (just flabby) or if I just didn't want it that much. Either or, nothing happened. I just accepted my flaws without doing anything about it since in my head, I was "okay" even if there were days when I would feel extremely heavy. sluggish and bloated. I used to chalk that up to PMS.

So what's changed?

I am now positive that I can maintain it because my focus has shifted! I am no longer obsessed with the way exercise affects my figure. Instead, it's just a lucky "by-product" of a new hobby that I am totally addicted to because it's so much fun...Crossfit!

Unlike other workouts that are mostly predictable, Crossfit always keeps me guessing and I never get bored. The WODs are constantly changing and the skills are always challenging. The friendly competition among box mates also make me want try harder and get stronger. Those are my goals now. To finish with a faster time, to perfect my skills and to learn new ones like doing handstands and double-unders.

crossfit moms
So yes, I no longer dread gym days, I look forward to it and look for it when the box is closed or my schedule gets too tight and I miss a WOD (workout of the day). That is what makes me feel positive about maintaining my new health/body and of course I have to admit it's also a lot more fun stealing glimpses of my naked reflection in the mirror now :P

At 34, I can finally say that I am proud not only of the way I look for my age but also of how strong and healthy I have become (I hardly drink anymore, only on rare weekends!).

So to all the other  moms out there who have resigned themselves to having a "mom belly", don't! There's hope! It's not at all impossible and just like what they say about your job occupation...if you like what you do, it won't feel like work at all. :D

for more info on Crossfit for Beginners (you can check out this post)


My box, Crossfit Greenhills, has FREE TRIALS every Saturday at 2pm and I would like to personally invite you guys to give it a try, no strings attached. :)

Batch 4 for Crossfit 101 begins this June (ask about the groupon/early bird rate)

for more info, you can visit: www.crossfitgreenhills.com or check them out on Facebook 
You can also contact them via the numbers/email address in the poster above.

30 comments:

ada90 said...

Good job!

animetric said...

Kakainggit sana ako rin!

sarahtirona said...

tara, attend the free trial this saturday! sabayan kita if you want :)

sarahtirona said...

thank you ada!

Cee said...

wow! congrats! go for gold na for that sexy bod!!!


http://style-carnival.blogspot.com/

Rambo Ruiz said...

Awesome transformation Sarah :) inspiring blog post btw. I just shared it with my wife who has also been trying to lose weight although I think she's already perfect :)

Anagon said...

Congrats Sarah! :) Ang galing mo! Till our next beach trip :)

ninalacson said...

Ang galingggg!!!!!!!! I want too!!

Nina of http://tohoneysuckledays.blogspot.com/

Rose Martinez said...

just wishing meron nyan sa Makati!

Leilani Sonza said...

Grabeeeh Sarah!!! sobrang sexy mo!!! you should post more pics to inspire us :) BTW, up until now di ko parin na try :( hectic sked ko kc...:( I have arthritic knees kasi...do you think ok lng yun?...thank you Sarah!

ava te-zabat said...

wow!! :) sexy momma! :D noice!

notjustyum said...

Wonderful transformation! Your commitment to your health and fitness works!

sarahtirona said...

thank you! :)

sarahtirona said...

thanks ava! xoxo

sarahtirona said...

Hi Leilani! Hahahaha, thank you!!! sige will try to post more pics, super dyahe kse ako that's why di din ako nag po-post ng bikini beach pics. (manang mode). yes ok lang your knee issue. I have din but I wear knee support when I work out. there are progressions naman to every movement so you start with the simple ones first and the coaches will help you improve through time :)

sarahtirona said...

Hi Rose! We have an affiliate box in makati: mad minute! :)

sarahtirona said...

Come on Nina! Free trial every Saturday at 2pm :)

sarahtirona said...

hahahaha dyahe pa din :))

sarahtirona said...

like i said on fb, thank you thank you! :)

sarahtirona said...

thanks cee!

Rose Martinez said...

really!? will google that one nga! :) thanks Sarah!

sarahtirona said...

yup, thay have an FB page, we're all under wod nation :) you're welcome, enjoy :)

Rose Martinez said...

saw it na! lapit lang sa office! woot woot! ill set a sched trial :)

Camille Duque Aguila said...

Wow!!!!!!! I'm not big too but I can so relate with the skinny fat. Plus I have a mommy pouch sticking out! Gosh!! I'm just so lazy to work out.

Leilani Sonza said...

Thanks Sarah!!

sarahtirona said...

Hi Camille! When lazy, try to think that it is more for your health, for your kids, for loved ones and to save on future medical bills ;)

sarahtirona said...

woot woot! yay, hope you enjoy it, dig deep, finish strong :))

rehina said...

this post got me extremely curious about trying crossfit! :) Great work!

MrsMartinez | xoxoMrsMartinez. said...

You are 34 na pala. Great job Sarah!

Xoxo
MrsMartinez

sarahtirona said...

yup, thank you! sana you guys come by one saturday and give it a try :)

Monday, June 2, 2014

crossfit before and after - 2 month progress

So I've finally summed up the courage to post a slightly "skimpier" version of a before and after pic as compared to the one in my last post...

Hopefully/maybe next time, I'll finally graduate to a bikini photo but 'til then...

Let's stick with gym clothes.

After doing 2 months of Crossfit....tada!

crossfit body women
I wasn't really chubby to begin with...more "skinny fat" so maybe the change might not seem as drastic to some. (It's easier to shed weight and inches when you're bigger cause of all the water weight thus resulting in a more remarkable "after" pic). But to me, this is personally worth a "wow" moment especially after just doing Crossfit for 2 months.

My body has never looked this good.

Before childbirth, my skin was more taut especially around the belly but the rest of my body was soft and I was a bit heavier then.

Who would've thought that I would finally get close to achieving the body I always wanted now that I'm in my thirties? Definitely not me, but look!

To say that I am proud of my achievement is an understatement.

I tried different exercise regimens and diets in the past but none have been able to bring me results as impressive and as quick as this!

crossfit girls
But most importantly, I have also managed to address another problem most people have...

Will I be able to maintain it?
The answer is a BIG YES!

When I first started doing Crossfit, my goal was to achieve a sexier body. Same goal I had whenever inspiration would strike me to hit the gym before. Did that work for me? Not really...

I'm not sure if it was because I wasn't extremely overweight (just flabby) or if I just didn't want it that much. Either or, nothing happened. I just accepted my flaws without doing anything about it since in my head, I was "okay" even if there were days when I would feel extremely heavy. sluggish and bloated. I used to chalk that up to PMS.

So what's changed?

I am now positive that I can maintain it because my focus has shifted! I am no longer obsessed with the way exercise affects my figure. Instead, it's just a lucky "by-product" of a new hobby that I am totally addicted to because it's so much fun...Crossfit!

Unlike other workouts that are mostly predictable, Crossfit always keeps me guessing and I never get bored. The WODs are constantly changing and the skills are always challenging. The friendly competition among box mates also make me want try harder and get stronger. Those are my goals now. To finish with a faster time, to perfect my skills and to learn new ones like doing handstands and double-unders.

crossfit moms
So yes, I no longer dread gym days, I look forward to it and look for it when the box is closed or my schedule gets too tight and I miss a WOD (workout of the day). That is what makes me feel positive about maintaining my new health/body and of course I have to admit it's also a lot more fun stealing glimpses of my naked reflection in the mirror now :P

At 34, I can finally say that I am proud not only of the way I look for my age but also of how strong and healthy I have become (I hardly drink anymore, only on rare weekends!).

So to all the other  moms out there who have resigned themselves to having a "mom belly", don't! There's hope! It's not at all impossible and just like what they say about your job occupation...if you like what you do, it won't feel like work at all. :D

for more info on Crossfit for Beginners (you can check out this post)


My box, Crossfit Greenhills, has FREE TRIALS every Saturday at 2pm and I would like to personally invite you guys to give it a try, no strings attached. :)

Batch 4 for Crossfit 101 begins this June (ask about the groupon/early bird rate)

for more info, you can visit: www.crossfitgreenhills.com or check them out on Facebook 
You can also contact them via the numbers/email address in the poster above.

30 comments:

ada90 said...

Good job!

animetric said...

Kakainggit sana ako rin!

sarahtirona said...

tara, attend the free trial this saturday! sabayan kita if you want :)

sarahtirona said...

thank you ada!

Cee said...

wow! congrats! go for gold na for that sexy bod!!!


http://style-carnival.blogspot.com/

Rambo Ruiz said...

Awesome transformation Sarah :) inspiring blog post btw. I just shared it with my wife who has also been trying to lose weight although I think she's already perfect :)

Anagon said...

Congrats Sarah! :) Ang galing mo! Till our next beach trip :)

ninalacson said...

Ang galingggg!!!!!!!! I want too!!

Nina of http://tohoneysuckledays.blogspot.com/

Rose Martinez said...

just wishing meron nyan sa Makati!

Leilani Sonza said...

Grabeeeh Sarah!!! sobrang sexy mo!!! you should post more pics to inspire us :) BTW, up until now di ko parin na try :( hectic sked ko kc...:( I have arthritic knees kasi...do you think ok lng yun?...thank you Sarah!

ava te-zabat said...

wow!! :) sexy momma! :D noice!

notjustyum said...

Wonderful transformation! Your commitment to your health and fitness works!

sarahtirona said...

thank you! :)

sarahtirona said...

thanks ava! xoxo

sarahtirona said...

Hi Leilani! Hahahaha, thank you!!! sige will try to post more pics, super dyahe kse ako that's why di din ako nag po-post ng bikini beach pics. (manang mode). yes ok lang your knee issue. I have din but I wear knee support when I work out. there are progressions naman to every movement so you start with the simple ones first and the coaches will help you improve through time :)

sarahtirona said...

Hi Rose! We have an affiliate box in makati: mad minute! :)

sarahtirona said...

Come on Nina! Free trial every Saturday at 2pm :)

sarahtirona said...

hahahaha dyahe pa din :))

sarahtirona said...

like i said on fb, thank you thank you! :)

sarahtirona said...

thanks cee!

Rose Martinez said...

really!? will google that one nga! :) thanks Sarah!

sarahtirona said...

yup, thay have an FB page, we're all under wod nation :) you're welcome, enjoy :)

Rose Martinez said...

saw it na! lapit lang sa office! woot woot! ill set a sched trial :)

Camille Duque Aguila said...

Wow!!!!!!! I'm not big too but I can so relate with the skinny fat. Plus I have a mommy pouch sticking out! Gosh!! I'm just so lazy to work out.

Leilani Sonza said...

Thanks Sarah!!

sarahtirona said...

Hi Camille! When lazy, try to think that it is more for your health, for your kids, for loved ones and to save on future medical bills ;)

sarahtirona said...

woot woot! yay, hope you enjoy it, dig deep, finish strong :))

rehina said...

this post got me extremely curious about trying crossfit! :) Great work!

MrsMartinez | xoxoMrsMartinez. said...

You are 34 na pala. Great job Sarah!

Xoxo
MrsMartinez

sarahtirona said...

yup, thank you! sana you guys come by one saturday and give it a try :)