Thursday, April 11, 2013
Yesterday my trainer put me through our most aggressive circuit yet.
1. Walking lunges w/ a band pull - entire length of gym
2. squats on inverted bosu ball w/ 15 pound bar (15 times)
3. Tire flips w/ a jump up on the tire and then a burpee on the tie - entire length of gym (appx 17 times)
3. Up and down the stairs 5 times
4. on the fifth time I then had to run across the top of the gym, down the stairs on the other side, through the lobby, down the steps and around the track.
This circuit was repeated 3 times. As an added bonus, because my trainer adores me, each time we repeated the circuit, we added another lap with stairs
Now, I am not saying I did all of this in rapid fire, but I did it at a pace for me that was challenging. Once again, her and I focus on form and correctly preforming the exercises, not speed.
I am so sore today. It is awesome!!
I went shopping the other night, and got an awesome deal at JCP. A new dress and a pair of red crop pants for a total of $12. You can't beat that! I was all set to wear the crops yesterday, then realized I forgot to shave my legs. I wore the dress with dark stockings.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
One year ago today, I underwent RNY Gastric Bypass surgery. I was nervous and I was scared. I wasn't sure what was going to happen. The last thing I remember is being wheeled into a cold, sterile operating room and telling the nurse "It's freezing in here! It feels like my parent's house!"
I woke up in some place... though where I was at I didn't know. I felt sick and groggy and down right horrible. I felt like I could just drift away for a thousand years.
The hospital stay was crappy. Now, don't get me wrong... I loved being pumped full of morphine as I have (I will not lie) always hand a fondness for opiate type drugs, but I felt dirty and gross.
I came home and then the journey began.
The early days are hard to remember right now, but I know they weren't too bad. I had a textbook perfect surgery. No complications. No food issues. no vomiting, no blood clots, no hernia, no nothing. Everything is and was perfect.
As the year went on and I started to drop pounds, I became more and more active. I rode my bike, I worked out, I started volunteering at the local library.
My pants and shirts and underwear got smaller. My ability and endurance for physical activity grew.
So today, here I am - 1 year later -
126 pounds lost
95 total inches
my freaking waist is 32 inches! Heck, last year at this time that was the size of my thigh!!!
Taken on my birthday 2012 - my highest weight ever of 260
me at my heaviest weight, right before surgery
around 230 pounds - I hadn't been able to wear those jeans comfortably in a few years
around 210 pounds -
I cried -
80 pounds down in this pic - somewhere in the 180 range
wearing a vest from when I was 10 year old!!!!
somewhere in the 150s
after reaching my goal of 140 pounds - I think I am around 138 in this pic
There is is... a years worth of pictures -
oh and one more thing...
To my Elementary School Gym Teacher who used to call me chubbers and porky -- FFFFFFFF YOU!! I CAN run that mile, I RAN that mile and I am going to run more of those miles!!
I think that is all for now!
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I got a haircut. These pictures aren't the best
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
The Spark Coach Challenge for today is focusing on the positives - we are to list three things that we have accomplished so that when we have a "slip up" we can look back on those and not beat ourselves up.
1. during a VERY stressful situation at work, I did NOT turn to food like I normally would have in that situation. I was able to deal with my stress and my feelings without eating a bag of potato chips
2. I have been saving money. Each paycheck I give $100 to my boyfriend who will then give it to me at the end of the year to pay on my Jeep which means it will be paid off sooner!
3. I can run a mile. Well... jog a mile, but I have never been able to do it before.
Monday, April 08, 2013
I had a doctor's appointment today. My doctor takes forever... my appointment was for 10:45 and I didn't get out of there until after 2. That is ok though, I didn't throw a fit this time because after I checked in and got my vitals done, I left. I asked when the doctor would be back in, and said I will be back. I went for a nice walk/run all through downtown Altoona.
I don't know the exact distance, but I know that it took me about an hour. I walked and ran through the streets and up and down the big hills. It was pretty awesome.
My appointment was good. My blood work is back and everything is perfect. I am sending it off to my Holistic Nutritionist and see what she thinks. She said her ranges are smaller than theirs. She wants to make sure I am healthy.
Since I am not getting enough leafy green veggies, I think I might try a new supplement. It is through my nutritionist, and I think it might be good. I am going to look more into it. I know there are lots of benefits from eating loss of green veggies. Since my stomach is so small, I am not able to eat a lot of them, but I still want the benefits.
After I went to the doctor's I stopped by the store, and came home. I loaded up my bike and went for the first ride of the year. It was awesome!! I only rode about 10 miles. It was hard! I need to get my butt and legs back into bike mode!
Hopefully I will be going hiking with a friend tomorrow -
Hope everyone has a great night!
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