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Breakfast, Fat Loss and Push Ups


By now, if you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, you’ll have noticed that Adrian and I have taken up a challenge for ourselves and anyone willing to put their fear of failure aside and do something fun, motivating and good for you! We started a public 100 Day Push Up Challenge for anyone and everyone. So on day one, you do one push up, on day two you do two push ups, etc. etc. until day 100 where you do 100 push ups. We started this challenge to get our own push up mechanics progressing, as they are one thing that when done during a WOD for many reps and rounds that often lose form. Especially for Adrian, just sayin’…:)

So we started this group and lo and behold, people joined it. People all over the world joined up because they too struggle with their push ups, a simple measure of fitness anyone should be able to do correctly. We are advocating for perfect form (and we even have a modified push up for those that won’t be able to do them consecutively in the higher numbers, but NO push ups from the KNEES. NOT EVER.) and have posted numerous videos showcasing our daily little ritual.

So what are you waiting for? Join up! Be accountable! But most importantly, have fun! Only you can change your body and your mind set. Do you want to?

Also, for those following my social media blathering, you may have noticed that I have some major goals for 2013. I have my personal fitness goals and my body weight goals and my strength goals. All wrapped up into one little package, it’s a pretty serious undertaking. So I’ve restricted my diet (for me, Paleo can get out of control) and have added some supplements back in. I’m continuing with CrossFit, though we’ve taken one day out a week (so now it’s three days on, one off and then two days on and one off). I’ve also added a 30 minute ab circuit in every other day to really stabilize my core (which is super important for someone with a fused spine).

Why have I done this? My biggest reason was that ever since I started the Paleo diet, I’ve added on weight. Yes, some of it is definitely muscle but not 15lbs of it in five months. I think I overshot the whole fat and protein thing. So I’m toning it down and watching my intake and I’m seeing some pretty awesome results. I’m three weeks in and here are my stats so far:

Starting weight: 128
Current weight: 123.8

So there ya go. No pictures yet, as I’m planning on this being a REAL transformation and it’s going to take me a while. I will post progress photos once I am more comfortable with what I see.

Okay I lied, sneak peek of week three:

Liz week 3

On that note I also wanted to touch base on a touchy yet important subject for most of us, breakfast. The point in the day at which we break our nightly fast. Please don’t tell me you’re still not eating breakfast, or worse, eating a bowl of cereal before running out the door. The key here is the key to anything in life, planning. Plan to get up earlier, plan to prep things that need to be cut up the day before, plan to cook yourself a fantastic breakfast every morning.

Here’s what I do:

I get woken up at 6:10am every morning by my loving husband, Adrian, who needs to be at work by 7:30ish. So I start. I preheat the oven, I get out my veg, cheese, eggs and other goodies. I warm up frying pans, I dish out goose fat, I slice mushrooms, veggies, sweet potatoes. I whisk eggs and egg whites, I slice cheese and avocado. Then I sautee, pour, stir and voil at about 7:15 every morning, breakfast. Two perfectly custom made omelettes. One with four eggs, a whack of cheese, a whole mess of sauteed veg, a whole sliced avocado and two to three sausages. Mine is one whole egg plus 1/2 a cup of egg whites, some Brie cheese, a little less than half the veg I cooked for the both of us and a quarter of an avocado laid on top. Like this:



 So what do you have for breakfast?


13 comments to Breakfast, Fat Loss and Push Ups

  • Okay, I love this challenge. Although I can do a decent number of push-ups in a row, it’s nowhere close to 100…or even 50…or 30. So, here I go. Thanks for the inspiration!
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  • Liz, you look great. I can’t see how/where you have any more weight to come off you! ps I wonder if I will ever have the guts to put my abs on the interwebs. Maybe after 4 more months of crossfit lol.

    • Elizabeth

      Well, last summer I was 115 lbs but wanted to get more muscle. Well last month I was 128 and I didn’t rerally feel like I had gained all that much muscle..just lots of FAT! Bad Liz…So here I go!

  • Malita

    I’m in! I need to practice push-ups in a big way! As far as breakfast goes, it is definitely my favorite meal of the day. I used to hate it. But that was because I didn’t like a lot of the cereals etc you were supposed to eat. Now I do eggs with spinach a lot, sometimes I throw some spinach in the pan and crack the egg on top, like a fried egg omlette. I’ll make stuff the day before like almond/coconut flour pancakes and then reheat. Boiled eggs if I’m in a rush, cottage cheese and tons of cold veggies, like a breakfast salad. The list goes on.

  • Adrian

    Great post Elizabeth! Keep at it, I know you will reach your goal.

  • Diana

    But your push up form was not great!

  • Elizabeth

    Think my last comment didn’t go through so I will try again! 🙂 If it did, feel free to delete one of them lol. But wow, Elizabeth thanks for this posts–and all your wonderful posts! You have such an incredible story and journey to share– one that will continue to motivate, move and inspire so many people. I can’t wait to see the continued and incredible transformation that will continue to unfold for you!!! Feel so fortunate to be able to witness it–even from afar. 🙂 Really glad you posted the pics you did! Yours and the omelets lol! Really re-encourages me! My eating has been pretty poor honestly! But even that said I have gained some results in this challenge anyways– day 10 for me! 🙂 I have never been that great in the past to finish goals so this challenge is encouraing growth for me beyond the physical! But this porbably true for so many too!! Goals are rarely just one dimensional! Anyways, I’m excited to start tomorrow off on an 28 day day challenge of eating 100% Raw 🙂 Ready to detox, cleanse and refuel this body with living goodness!!! I’m considering taking before and after pics! Actually even if I dont share them publically I would probably be good for my own records! 🙂

    Thanks for just being you! 🙂 Can’t wait to see how things unfold!!! 🙂

  • To assist with weight loss, try working weight training into your daily life. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you will burn. Combining weight training with proper cardiovascular exercise are not only great for your overall health, but perfect compliments to a healthy diet. Although muscle does weigh more than fat, it is really fat loss that you are desiring and not weight. Consult your doctor before any major changes in your routine.

  • double plus good on the pics too

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