The poor coach is dealing with my frustration

I do feel bad. Justin, the coach who owns Crossfit Alpharetta, is patiently trying to make sure I stay focused. I have hit what I consider a plateau, hanging at 272-274 for the past 2-3 weeks. Working my butt off and eating right, I want to see movement.

He’s trying to get me to focus less on the scale and more on nutrition and progress in fitness. No doubt I am able to do much more fitness wise. At the beginning of April, walking a mile in 16-17 minutes was as much as I could do. Saturday, I did a mile on the treadmill in 11:40. I can now do some decent but not perfect squats. (The coach today, Kyle, also patiently took me away from back squats to just doing air squats against a bar so I would stop bending my back). I can do some low box jumps. There’s definitely progress.

But, it is hard to get my head around possibly having to up my calorie intake to continue my weight loss. I have been at 1400-1800 calories a day. He wants me to consistently get 2,000. Seems backwards. But the guy has helped me get this far.  I have to trust him.

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