Monthly Archives: February 2014

26 02, 2014

Social Media and YOU – Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

By |2014-02-26T22:15:57-04:00February 26th, 2014|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

Do you know what my biggest gripe about being a blogger in the WLS and Weight Loss community is? I’m a tell-it-like-it-is sort of girl, so I’m not afraid to come out and say this… I dislike the lack of support. I’m not the only one; I talk to fellow bloggers often who say the same things. Who are disappointed by the responses that they get from within this community. I won’t call attention to [...]

24 02, 2014

WLS Fitness – Why do I run? I run to fulfill OUR dreams

By |2014-03-03T07:07:28-04:00February 24th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

So let’s define running. I am a runner. For me that means when I am running, I am moving far faster than I normally do when I am walking. On average I walk a 15 minute mile. When I “run” I can usually get somewhere between a 12-13 minute mile. I run slow, I won’t ever qualify for the Boston Half Marathon and I will probably never try, because running to me isn't about being [...]

23 02, 2014

Bariatric Fitness Contest Winners Half Marathon Experience

By |2014-02-23T08:55:47-04:00February 23rd, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

Guest BlogBy Dawn Brell  As I am recovering from my big weekend I wanted to write this blog now so that I can put down all of the things I am thinking before I forget anything.  First I want to say a million big thanks you to all of our wonderful, amazing and generous sponsors. The fine folks at Pace Setter Athletic, Celebrate Vitamins, Kay's Naturals, and Ameriwell Bariatrics did one of the most amazing and [...]

18 02, 2014

Why Junk is NOT Food – What Junk food does to our bodies

By |2014-02-18T09:28:22-04:00February 18th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Junk Food Junkies.  It sounds comical but I am not kidding, and I am a recovering Junk Food Junkie myself. First let’s start with the obvious. If something was labeled Deadly Doughnuts, Poisonous Potato Chips, or Toxic Taquitos would you eat it? If I was taking the label seriously I wouldn't. And while these labels are fictitious, what we don’t recognize is that if it starts with something bad like “Junk” the truth is we [...]

12 02, 2014

420lbs to a Half Marathon – The Tinker Bell in Reflection

By |2014-02-12T10:32:44-04:00February 12th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|4 Comments

Running a half marathon wasn't something I ever thought I would do. If you had told me five years ago that someday I would be running my fifth half marathon while studying to become a personal trainer and working at a lady only fitness establishment, I would have asked you what you were smoking. But just three short weeks ago I was crossing the finish line at the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. The entire experience [...]

10 02, 2014

The Recovery Phase – What To Do After You Wear Your Body Out

By |2014-02-10T08:02:35-04:00February 10th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

It’s been a while since you have heard from this WLS fitness enthusiast, I know. Let’s talk a little bit about what has been on my agenda and what I’ve put my body through in the last 4 weeks. As you may recall, I left Portland OR on January 12th with three main goals ahead of me. Get to Anaheim, CA and run a half marathon. Get to Dallas to have some touch up work [...]