Sunday, June 8, 2014

I'm Back...


Ok so the blog was supposed to be a single year...I committed to that and thought for sure I would walk away.
But, I've missed sharing this experience. Writing and being accountable every day makes the work feel complete somehow. So, I've decided to pick up my pen so to speak and get going on sharing my active life. I've decided I will share how I have modified my lifestyle to not just be about weight loss but activity. It's about trying new things, stepping out of my comfort zone and not being afraid to make big changes. 

So I'm changing this blog from focusing on a single year, and instead carrying those changes through every aspect of my life...with regards to health that is...

So hey there friends, I've missed you and hope you'll continue on in this journey with me!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Holy crap I let em put it out there...

It is one thing to write this blog it is another thing to let someone put your info out there...but I did that. Today Fusion posted a blog post with my story. 

So there it is...for all the world to see...oh holy crap. But you know what, if one person reads it and decides to make a change then yay! That is paying it forward. That is good juju...so bring it!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Getting serious...

So I've been setting my training schedule for my new challenge. This past week was insane so settling in and shifting my mindset to focus on training again!

Today I got up and knocked out 3 miles on the elliptical (knees + short track indoors= no good) so elliptical it is. Hopped off and was in the water in 10 minutes...
Tri fit swim this week equalled about twice the distance of my Tri so yah I'm wiped out...but hell my body can do it! So that's a WIN!!!!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

My new challenge...

It's time to start blogging about my next challenge...Triathlon!!!
Today I took my first Tri-fit swim class!!! And, my friend Dr. A is doin this journey with me! Guess what?! We didn't drown!!!
 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Walking into the room...

We had our company party the second weekend of December. It is generally a more formal event with a band and party dresses. First off let's talk dresses.

In years past, I would buy something that would cover me, tent me, hide me....and deal with it. This year I opted to show some skin. Yup I bought a little black dress. Sleeveless and short. I wore hot pink heels and I had a spray tan a couple days before! Yup totally different.

The most fun thing is that everyone I hadn't seen in a year or two was SHOCKED! And kept telling me how great I looked. But better than that, I felt beautiful. I felt gorgeous. I felt alive. I had no qualms about showing my arms and I stood up straight and smiled for all the pictures.

It was a good night :)

Catching up...

Yah December got away from me. Yesterday was Christmas and there is a LOT to be happy about.
My big brother is getting married, my parents are healthy and I saved my life in 2013. 2013 had ups and downs in our family but I'm happy to say mostly ups.
This project has been one that I don't think I can ever adequately describe but all I can say is I am not the same girl I was when this journey began so I will write a few observations I've had this month and what I have experienced that has made life so different.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sometimes ya gotta let loose....

I went down to my alma mater for football the last few weekends. We were in the playoffs. I took a picture with my bestie and loved it...here is why...
Here is a picture of us about a year and a half ago....



And here is a picture of the two of us two weekends ago....

I love E! She has always been so supportive of me and she will never know how grateful I am for her friendship...and now I don't mind taking pictures next to my pretty friend!