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Lucky Leprechaun

Another 5k...Last year my time was 53:45. This time with David, Carmen and Julie (her second).

 And we all finished…David had his best time of 47:26. I am happy I finished 55:59 not my best time at all…but finished.

Love these people so much, had fun….made new friends…yes, feeling really lucky.

Blessings.

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Obstacles

I went to my couch to 5k program last night and truly struggled. I am still sore from the Princess 5k, and the seven hour drive home. Ugh.

I know that this is temporary, but really feeling defeated. I thought I was going to be good and strong and I wasn’t. I still walked but wasn’t fast or even my normal.

Ugh. Again…temporarily feeling. It will pass.

Blessings.

2019 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · beginnings · Exercise · Uncategorized · walking · weight loss · WLS

Crown

I am beginning a Couch to 5K program this morning. I am certain this will kill me. The old me.

I am excited for the future with this program, and the paths it will open for me.

I am not a runner. Never have been. But I want to get back in the habit of exercising. I know that my body isn’t going to like it at first…maybe never…but it will be good for my mind, body and soul.

What things do you do to stay in the healthy mindset? How are your New Year goals going this January?

Blessings!

2018 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Besties · Exercise · friends · Uncategorized · walking · WLS

Ho Ho Hustle Year 3

I beat my best mile time at 16:50!! I am a usual 17:22-17:40 mile. Super excited about that!

My overall time was 55:34. Not my best…but not my worst. 🏃‍♀️

Glad I finished…plus I had on a tutu made by my bestie!! 💗🎄

Love her!

Blessings!!

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Walk

David and I volunteered this morning for the Making Strides Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.

It was a hot, beautiful day. We were on the fruit station, cutting up bananas and oranges. I love being involved especially when we have had friends impacted by breast cancer. But really who hasn’t?

It was a good day. Hug the ones you love.

Blessings.

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Bariatric Surgery Update

Today I had my 1 year and 10 month check up.  I shouldn’t be here today, but since I have had regain (13 pounds), they want to have a tighter check on me.

I know what is causing my regain, and for me not to lose…is wine and not exercising.  I need to cut back on the wine, and walk everyday (or at least 5 times a week).  These are two separate things of course.img_2818But I have to remind myself of where I have come from…and this is not the end.  2017-04-13 11.43.37Not happy with where I am at…but so happy from I was.  Will update later next week on my appointment and the path I will be headed.

Blessings.

2018 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · blog · Blogging · goal · Goals · Health · new habits · Uncategorized · walking · WLS

2018 Goals

I have decided to continue blogging daily.  I never really thought I would be able to do it every day in 2017 but I did.  I had help from family, and lots of encouragement from friends.  I pre-scheduled most of my posts throughout the week and as I would have time to write on the weekend.

I have also decided that this is the year for me to conquer six college classes, and to continue to my goal weight.  It will be busy starting back to work on today (and Carmen goes back to LSU).  Planning will be the key for homework, meals, and exercise.  My Passion Planner is ready to help, I just have to use it.

Apparently, it can take 18-254 days to form a habit.  Hoping that I can kick into gear and accomplished another 20-30 pounds down this year.  Really not wanting it to take forever, but healthy habits would be a good thing. Regain is thing.  I know that I am not perfect, and can’t do everything. But wanting to be better than where I am.

So goals:

Blog daily–again!

Classes – take 6 this year, and increase my gpa.  Will be okay with “C’s” but…

Weight – get back on track and lose 20-30 – hit goal weight!

Walk – Four 5k’s (beat my time of 54:35)!

Meal plan – plan to succeed—right?

Stay organized, and not become overwhelmed.  Anxiety will not control me this year!

What are you goals for the year?  How are you planning on succeeding?

Blessings for today, and for 2018!

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Ho Ho Hustle Part 2

Ho Ho Hustle 5k is today.

The low is supposed to be below freezing, and the high only 44.  Last year was cold as well. It was 35 degrees when when finished.

That was my first Walking 5k that we did last December.  I hope to beat my time of 59:43 this year!

I DID!! 54:22!!!! Not my best but so happy!!

Blessings!

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Goals · new habits · Uncategorized · walking · WLS

Morning Motivation 

This morning the alarm went off at 5:45 a.m., and I just laid in bed.  I didn’t want to get up, and thinking about walking- nope.  I haven’t been walking for the past week, and this morning I wasn’t “feeling” it.

I got my phone, and began the normal part of my morning routine of scrolling through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (still in bed).  One the the people I follow on Instagram, @onestepcloser_vsg, is weight loss poster.  Her journey is inspirational, and her post this morning was perfect:

Why work-out before work?  

  1. It’s often the most peaceful time of the day & a great way to get some alone time.
  2. It preps you for the day, waking up your brain, clears the mind & helps organize your thoughts.
  3. Gets in your exercise first thing & you won’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day.
  4. It boosts your metabolism & gets your digestion moving for the whole day.

All of these reasons were why I stared walking in the morning to begin with…to boost my day.  New habits, right?  So, this lazy butt feeling of a morning, I got up and walked.  I only walked for 20 minutes.  But I walked.  I thanked her as well for helping me get out of bed this morning!

Thankful.

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Habits-Walking 

I have been walking in the mornings on our treadmill.   I started with the cardio setting, but have liked the interval program. Oh goodness!! Liked is not really how I should describe it.

It kick my butt! I am out of breathe. Ugh. I am starting out my day with walking.  Trying to kick up my metabolism.  I needed a way to to track my walks, and found a printable insert with my Passion Planner.  I love my Passion Planner.

Not just trying to log my walking habits but other positive habits as well.  How do you track your habits?

Blessings.