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Update: Wellness Challenge

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wow. Time has been just flying by! I can't believe we're in the final two weeks of our wellness challenge. Aside from a recent illness, where I didn't work out for about 10 days (in the chest, not the head), I've been working out hard and regularly. During the time of my illness (not completely over it yet), I was careful to stick to my low end of calories since I wasn't able to do my usual workouts. I am so excited to find out the results of this challenge.

I can see some visible results. I'm stronger, slimmer, wearing a size smaller than when I started (some things two sizes smaller). I rediscovered weight training and will continue to do it once the challenge is over. My endurance has increased as well.

On July 3rd, I go for a repeat of the initial intake meeting and workout. I'm really excited to see if there are any other measurable changes as well. I have to go get my blood work done sometime between July 1 and July 12th. I hope my numbers continue to trend downward.

Most importantly, I did not go about this perfectly. I went about it honestly and well. Life has been rather challenging during this 12 weeks. Money issues, up and down, a fender bender (not my fault, thankfully), health challenges, crazy stressful time at work....but I kept on keeping on the best that I could at any given hour of any given day. And not doing it perfectly has been such a gift, because it created a state of sustainability.

This is a life style change, not a means to an "instant" gratification end. And because of that, I do think I can sustain this. I'm less than 20 lbs from my final goal weight and only 8 from my initial goal. I'm wearing a size I haven't seen in almost 20 years. I can do this...and I will.

Stay tuned. I'll share the results in early July when I receive them.

And, thanks for all of the suppport.

P.S. for those of you who wondered what workout I did when I couldn't run due to rain, I'm ashamed to tell you...I sat on the couch instead. And sometimes that's okay too.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANNIECHLOE 6/19/2013 11:02AM

    Thanks for the push to be consistent!

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TINKERBELL200 6/18/2013 9:48PM

    Wow Audrey, I'm so excited for you! Did you do this through the Wellness Clinic in cape Coral? You will have to post pictures of the new you! That is so awesome about your weight loss and your clothes size going down and being so close! Good for you! Here's blessings that you will totally meet your goal plus. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 6/18/2013 9:42PM


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PATRICIAAK 6/18/2013 5:51PM

    I admire you for keeping on despite the challenges - mark of a real champion! congrats!

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Sounds like you aced this challenge despite all the issues that came up!! KUDOS!!

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*MADHU* 6/18/2013 1:42PM

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