Bariatric Wellness

26 03, 2014

Contest Winner Celebrates Success through Motivating Others

By |2014-03-26T13:02:24-04:00March 26th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

Guest Blog by "How do YOU Celebrate Success" Contest WinnerAmy Smith Well, week one of training is in the books, and there are only 12 weeks left before I'll run a 10k. When I last wrote, I was still scared about the 10k, but no longer. Week one was amazing! I found out that I can actually run my miles faster by doing intervals of :60 running/:60 walking than just running start to finish. When [...]

12 03, 2014

Ready to Celebrate your Weight Loss? Let the Training Begin!

By |2014-03-12T07:33:24-04:00March 12th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

This coming Monday the 18th starts our couch 2 10k virtual training event for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon. We're calling it #WineDineC210kPrep Day one consists of 3 training options a walk, an It's All Heart work out or Cross Training. Cross training means that you are training in a different mode of cardiovascular exercise. This could be anything from an elliptical or a recumbent bike to a class at your gym that [...]

10 03, 2014

Contest Winner Shocked by Reactions to her Weight Loss Story

By |2014-03-10T06:56:35-04:00March 10th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Guest Blog by Amy SmithPhoto Courtesy of Solid Rock Photos So it's Sunday evening, and I'm thinking back to last Sunday when my life was still normal. As I watched Ellen take selfies on the Oscars, I had no idea everything was about to change. At 11:38 am on Monday, my phone rang, and Pandora flipped my life upside down in the best possible way. Hi! I'm Amy Smith, winner of the second "How do [...]

3 03, 2014

Celebrate Weight Loss with Fitness – Meet our Contest Winner

By |2014-03-03T10:01:13-04:00March 3rd, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|9 Comments

Today is the day! Are you ready for the big news? We have an official winner of the Second "How Do you Celebrate Success" Contest. Before I tell you who she is, let me share her story with you... I found out I was different in kindergarten when a boy asked if I was pregnant. That was the first time I was made aware of my weight at school, but not the last. In 7th [...]

2 03, 2014

To Run or Not to Run- Understanding Cardiovascular Training

By |2014-03-03T07:05:37-04:00March 2nd, 2014|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|2 Comments

Due to the recent buzz about the How do YOU Celebrate Success Contest, where my sponsors and I are giving away a Half Marathon Adventure valued at over $1,400.00 to one very lucky Desperately Seeking Slender reader, this question has come up. When we start talking about which exercise programs are better, I think first and foremost it is important to note that the only exercise program that will work for you long-term is the [...]

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 [...]