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12 03, 2014

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

By |2014-03-12T07:33:24+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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 [...]

23 02, 2014

Bariatric Fitness Contest Winners Half Marathon Experience

By |2014-02-23T08:55:47+00:00February 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 [...]

12 02, 2014

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

By |2014-02-12T10:32:44+00:00February 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 [...]

11 01, 2014

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Celebrating a win against Obesity

By |2014-01-11T06:34:01+00:00January 11th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|7 Comments

It’s 5am on Saturday and I wish I could say that I had a relaxing day ahead of me or that I wasn't the type of person that gets stressed out about packing. Both would be falsities.  I'm the type of person that normally stresses out packing for a week-long or two-week vacation, let alone a convention, and this time, I am packing for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend and my move to North [...]

26 12, 2013

Post WLS Running Achievements and Tips on Staying Motivated

By |2013-12-26T15:12:44+00:00December 26th, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|4 Comments

It’s was the Sunday before Christmas and I was on my first cup of coffee. I’d taken 1265 steps walking the dog, or so said the health tracker on the Samsung Galaxy S4 that I upgraded to as an early Christmas present this year. For Dawn and I Sunday marked the day that we were exactly 4 weeks away from the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Saturday was supposed to be a 12 mile training run [...]

29 11, 2013

Giving Thanks – 7 Weeks to the Tinker Bell Half Marathon

By |2013-11-29T23:33:15+00:00November 29th, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

It’s the end of November and as the first of December approaches this weekend, Dawn (The winner of the “How do YOU celebrate success” contest that I held on my blog back in June of this year) and I are just 7 short weeks away from accomplishing something that just three short years ago I never thought I would even consider doing. I sat out with a goal this year to run a 5K, a [...]

17 11, 2013

A Lesson in Distracted Eating for WLS Fitness Contest Winner

By |2013-11-17T11:15:03+00:00November 17th, 2013|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Guest BlogBy Dawn Brell  Dawn Brell rocking her vampiress for Halloween 2013 After a week with a few set backs Pandora asked me to write a blog about my experiences.  I have to say that anyone who has been through this have my sympathies and respect and for those who haven't I hope that you never have to.  So we are going to talk about distracted eating and the consequences of that.  Star [...]

2 09, 2013

WLS Fitness A Beginning Runners Thoughts

By |2013-09-02T11:57:46+00:00September 2nd, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness|0 Comments

  Guest Blog by:"How Do YOU Celebrate Success Contest Winner"Dawn BrellOn the eve of the start of my 20 week training I am wanting to let everyone know how things are going. So far the walking has been a good start. I did make it to onederland in that time. Although literally at nearly the last-minute of the goal I set for myself. It felt good to finally make that goal although it took longer than [...]