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pushing myself to the edge of oblivion and my first model gig

Sunday, April 14, 2013

WHOA what a day!! I am leading a team for my work's fitness challenge and I have not been doing as well personally as I have for the past two years. I challenged my team to increase their step average and really I was just challenging myself. Yesterday I was much too busy to put in a workout but I was doing so much and on my feet so much that I burned about 700 calories over my BMR and ended up with over 11,000 steps. Today I told myself that I wanted to try my best to put in 30,000 steps. That is a huge number for me; my fiancÚ gets over 30k about 3 days a week!

So I got up this morning feeling good and told myself to get outside - it was 51 degrees and I had to get some sun. I planned on going to Zumba later in the day so I didn't want to run so I just walked comfortably with no other intention but to get the steps in. I put in 5 miles and it took me 90 minutes. Typically I run it and it takes me an hour but oh well.

After my walk I ate lunch but then I felt insanely tired. I NEVER take naps. It doesn't matter how tired I am my body will never let me. When I nap, it is a sign that I am either getting sick or I am already there. Well I ended up napping for an hour and a half before my Zumba class. When I got there I just wanted to get through it to say I went. BUT, when music comes on, I lose all my inhibitions so I had a good workout. About 40 minutes in though I started to feel weak. After class I got on the bike for 20 min. When I stepped off, everything felt wobbly. I had to sit in my car for a couple of minutes before I drove off because I felt drained. I needed to stop at the store for something for dinner and I noticed my chest feeling tight, my throat feeling heavy and my eyes felt tired. Considering I have been traveling for 3 weeks out of the month for two months, it is not surprising that I am getting sick. Unfortunately tomorrow I have to travel again. Ugh.

Yesterday I had my first modeling gig! It was very small, but I was excited. I got hair and makeup done and I swear my look should have been titled "Hoodrat, hoodrat, hoochey mama!" I liked the urban look though the makeup was so heavy it could have been peeled off. But I did get to keep the dress as consolation for modeling in the show.



In other news, it will be one year since I began this journey on May 21st and I really want to be 60 lbs down. The last I stepped on the scale I was 217 even. I need to lose 5 more lbs. It is totally doable if I commit to the process. Plus, my wedding dress should be here in a couple of weeks and I would like to feel good in it.

I think I better get in the shower. You all have a fabulous day!
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ENDERLI 4/17/2013 1:51PM

    I just read your blog from today....hmmmmmm.....baby fever, and tired to the point of exhaustion??? I see a pee test in your future!
jk....but seriously consider it.

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ADARKARA 4/16/2013 2:05PM

    You look great!

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ATTACKFATCAT 4/16/2013 1:51PM

    You look gorgeous in that dress! I love those red heels. I hope you feel better soon!

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SANDYCRANE 4/16/2013 1:01PM

    You better listen to your body. You might end up worse off. Nice dress, glad you got to model. Not many can claim that in their resume. Keep up the good work, you look amazing.

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1DERLAND14 4/15/2013 6:45PM

    I CANNOT wait to see you in your dress!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) You are going to look so amazing!

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STELLASMYBEBE 4/15/2013 12:58PM

    Stunning!
And I hope you kick the sick bug quick! :)

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ALICIALYNNE 4/15/2013 10:46AM

    Please take care of yourself!

Congrats on the gig!

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STHAX10 4/15/2013 6:56AM

    You look so cute in that dress!!!

Great that you want to challenge yourself! You can do it! Look how far you have come!!! emoticon

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KPETSCHE 4/15/2013 1:50AM

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Fantastic picture!!!! You're looking so healthy, too!

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SUGAR0814 4/14/2013 11:49PM

    Take care of yourself! Slow & steady wins the race!!! Love the dress! You look great in it!!

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SONYALATRECE 4/14/2013 10:56PM

    Be careful! Everything in moderation.
You have come so far and will continue to be a success.

Sonya

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SEATTLE58 4/14/2013 10:55PM

    You are one miracle lady! I'm so proud of you and you look so darling cute! emoticon

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MISSLISA1973 4/14/2013 10:50PM

    I think the dress is cute. Take care of yourself!

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REGILIEH 4/14/2013 9:39PM

    You make the dress look good! Take care! emoticon

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NASFKAB 4/14/2013 8:58PM

  take care do not overdo

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