May 4, 2011

Guest Blogger.Simply Sadie Jane

 {Simply Sadie Jane} Is here today with about cool!
 She is such an amazing person and her blog is OH so great!
You better go on over and check it out when your done here. (no seriously, go look at it)
Sadie is going to tell us how she stays so darn cute and fit.
Welcome Simply Sadie ladies and gents..

HELLO all you wonderful
{trulie-scrumptious} readers!

I am so ecstatic to be with you for this EXERCISE WEEK! 

On my blog {simply sadie jane}, I strive to share and spread the life of health and fitness to all my followers!
Rozalynn emailed me and asked me to stop by and tell you all about what I do to stay in shape!

Fitness is such a HUGE part of my life and I am so excited to share my story with all of you.

So let's start about 2 years ago...

I had just gotten married and was AVID about working out.

I ate healthy and ran at least 4 times a week.
Jeff and I played on a coed softball team and I would take random classes at the gym to keep variety in my workouts...and I guess I should mention the daily dance party's in the shower, car and kitchen.

I signed up for races and helped me train harder.

AND was time to start our family.

I tried to stay fit and healthy throughout my pregnancy as well.

I even ran a 10k when I was 7 months pregnant!

But then little Reagan came and I found myself over-weight and UNHAPPY!

I was determined to be the girl who only looked pregnant in her belly.

But instead I was the girl who gained 60+ pounds.

I suddenly had an overwhelming appreciation for the body I had before I was pregnant!
Which NEVER used to happen...
see I have always had a very low self esteem...
and after I saw the stretch marks and the scale it only got worse...

{August 2010}

I kicked it into high gear.
I signed up for the big RAGNAR RELAY RACE 3 months postpartum.

I went to Zumba 3 times a week and ran the other days.
Jeff was understanding and supportive.

{October 2010}

Once I went back to work...I was so exhausted and tired...working out became harder and harder.

The first 30 pounds came off FAST...but then I plateaued.
Running and Zumba wasn't enough anymore.

{November 2010}

My body had changed for forever...I needed something more...
something to change the way I worked out for the rest of my life.

My sister had been begging me to go with her to the CrossFit gym that she goes to.
I wanted to but didn't want to step foot into a gym with all that extra weight...

When Reagan turned 7 months and I STILL couldn't fit into some of my jeans I KNEW what I needed to do.

March 2011 is when I started my CrossFit journey...

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.
Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. 

{courtesy of}

It has been the HARDEST, most INTENSE working out I have ever done.

I cried A LOT in the beginning...
I was frustrated with myself...
I kept going.

It's been painful.
Many pull-ups

AND I have had to sacrifice time away from crafting, sewing, Jeff, Reagan and family in general.

I could DEFINITELY use the money other places in my life but nothing I buy will ever make me feel the way I do after I finish my CrossFit workout for the day.

You can't buy health!!

YOU have to work for it!

I have lost 15+ pounds in 2 months and it keeps coming off.

SO I strive to go to the crossfit gym EVERYDAY!
I get up earlier and I have less time to sit around...
BUT it's all worth it.

This picture was taken Easter Sunday!
I am 4 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight and couldn't be happier with the way that I feel, act and live.

I plan on competing in the CROSSFIT OPENS someday!

{photos courtesy of Google images}

To learn more about CrossFit and about the gym I go to

If you have any questions please feel free to email!!
Make sure to come on over to my blog {simply sadie jane} and become a follower so you can continue to read about my fitness journey...along with some crafting, sewing, decorating and giveaways!

Happy exercise week!
Sadie Jane

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(we're also being featured at Heart2Heart today, so don't forget to stop by)



  1. Thanks Sadie! you are such an inspiration and have motivated me once again to get this GB off the couch and work out!

  2. I know people that do crossfit, I think they're crazy, lol. Good for you, great story!!

  3. miss sadie is a friend of mine. that's how i found your adorable blog!

    thanks for stopping by yesterday.

    and for this great post!


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