Bariatric Fitness Contest

8 04, 2017

Happy Miscounted 38th Half Marathon To Me!

By |2017-04-08T11:11:54+00:00April 8th, 2017|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

One of the things that I think is most important in my weight loss journey is my self-integrity. That means something different for everyone. But one of the biggest things I have learned along the way is that if I am not keeping the promises I make to myself in order to reach my goals, it becomes easier and easier to do just that: not keep my promises. If I tell myself that I’ll be [...]

23 11, 2015

Exercise Journals Can Provided Motivation and Inspiration

By |2015-11-23T21:43:09+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

I keep an exercise journal, especially when I am training for a new adventure. Eleven weeks ago, just after my thirty-ninth birthday I jumped back into a vigorous training schedule for one of the biggest physical challenges I have taken on. On August 30th after a summer hiatus to allow my knee some time to heal I reentered the training program that Olympic runner Jeff Galloway designed for folks talking on the runDisney Dopey Challenge. [...]

9 04, 2015

Attitude of Gratitude – Appreciating Your Journey

By |2015-04-09T09:13:18+00:00April 9th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Sixteen months ago I wrote a blog that documented my running achievements thus far and gave a few tips on staying motivated and inspired in your journey.  At that point I had ran my first three half marathons and I was getting ready to take Dawn Brell, the winner of my first “How Do You Celebrate Success” contest, to run the Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland.  I've learned a few things since then. Sometimes life [...]

24 11, 2014

Contest Winner’s Wine and Dine Recap

By |2014-11-24T09:35:22+00:00November 24th, 2014|My Story|0 Comments

 Guest Blog by "How do YOU Celebrate Success" Contest WinnerAmy Smith When I last wrote, it was the night before I left for the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon. My injured knee threatened to take my dream of finishing this race and smash it all over the Magic Kingdom. So did I finish? Did I lose a knee? Did I get swept? Let’s start at the beginning. Pandora told me to forget the Mickey’s [...]

17 11, 2014

Contest Winner Experiences Pre Half Marathon Jitters

By |2014-11-17T08:05:56+00:00November 17th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Dear Slender Seekers, Running a Half Marathon is no small venture. Especially with the background of fighting obesity that many of us come from. It can be scary and it can be intimidating. I still get pre-event jitters on a regular basis. In fact you'll read my blog about pre-event jitters later this week. But for today I want to take you back to the day before Amy, our How do YOU Celebrate Success contest winner [...]

14 11, 2014

Slender Seekers RunDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Recap

By |2014-11-14T13:57:53+00:00November 14th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

So I have arrived home from our big adventure at Walt Disney World for the RunDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon. As I sit here drinking my coffee I’m trying to decide where I should begin. I could tell you all about our first day at Epcot. I could tell you all about the Health and Fitness Expo. But I can do that later in another blog. For today let’s begin at an obvious place, the [...]

5 11, 2014

Dear Amy, A Letter From Your Coach

By |2014-11-05T14:19:55+00:00November 5th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

Dear Amy, So we’re just one night away from getting on a plane to start our Walt Disney World half marathon experience and I know you are terrified. First I want you to take a deep breath, relax and remember that no matter what happens at this event, you've already accomplished what we set out to accomplish together. You've completed 37 weeks of training for this event. You have run countless 5k’s leading up to [...]

29 10, 2014

Emotional vs Physical Running

By |2014-10-29T14:46:25+00:00October 29th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

I've been running my whole life.  I don’t mean that I have been putting my feet to the pavement and racking up the miles in races. Nope. Until about two years ago running wasn't a physical activity for me. It was an emotional one. Internalization was a lesson I learned young and perfected by my teenage years. Anger in my house was an emotion that bred dysfunction and abuse. It was the fuel behind volatile [...]

22 10, 2014

Confessions of a Stress Eater

By |2014-10-22T18:25:14+00:00October 22nd, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Guest Blog by "How do YOU Celebrate Success" Contest WinnerAmy Smith Hello Slender Seekers! It’s me, your How Do You Celebrate Success contest winner. And I have a confession to make: I've been struggling. Like… a lot. If you've lost a large amount of weight, you already know a fact that surprises people who haven’t: It’s much harder to keep weight off than to lose it in the first place. The hardest part about losing [...]

20 10, 2014

Tackling One Goal at a Time

By |2014-10-22T18:24:08+00:00October 20th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

This has been harder than any other training program I have ever held myself too.  My body aches in ways it never has before and I keep asking myself “Why is this so difficult for me this time around?” When I answer myself back it sounds like my Father’s voice and it says, “You’re comparing apples to oranges, you've never done THIS before.” It’s the absolute truth. Not that I haven’t done a half marathon [...]