WLS Exercise

13 01, 2019

Remote Personal Training – How does it work?

By |2019-01-13T09:50:10+00:00January 13th, 2019|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Dear DSS, Life After Weight Loss, Obesity Rebel|0 Comments

Remote Personal Training - Skeptical in Washington asks: The new site design for Desperately Seeking Slender has been up for about 2 weeks now. Some of you have already began to use the new "Dear Desperately Seeking Slender" feature. If you don't know what I am talking about check this out. One of the newest features of the blog redesign is that it gives you the ability to submit topics you'd like [...]

6 01, 2019

The Big Drop – Bariatric Edition

By |2019-01-06T10:28:16+00:00January 6th, 2019|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Obesity Rebel|0 Comments

What the hell is The Big Drop? You wanna know? I have an answer! The Big Drop is an 8 Week Long Fitness Challenge event at GoGirl Fitness Studio.  It’s an 8-week fitness and nutrition challenge where you get TONS of instruction, support, motivation and accountability to lose weight or get back into the groove of your healthy lifestyle. Let's get honest and raw here for a moment. Did you set a [...]

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 [...]

15 10, 2016

We Will Always Have Disney Paris

By |2016-10-15T11:32:48+00:00October 15th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

... We will always have Paris! There is a famous line from a famous movie of which I have never seen: “We’ll always have Paris.” From what I understand it’s a line used in parting as the lead character realizes that the end of their romance is over and he fondly consoles her by reminding her that they will always have good memories. Obviously since I am quoting this movie, I will have [...]

20 09, 2016

Au Revoir Slender Seekers

By |2016-09-20T11:50:57+00:00September 20th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

So it’s mid-September. Half Marathon season has officially begun and I have completed two of the eleven half marathons that I have scheduled for this season. One might think that with the experience of having over thirty half marathons under my belt I wouldn’t get nervous about running a half marathon anymore. But if you made that assumption you’d be dead wrong. Let me tell you why… When you run as much as I do, [...]

14 08, 2016

Suivez-moi à Paris pour mon prochain demi-marathon

By |2016-08-14T10:10:23+00:00August 14th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

25 years ago I had the opportunity to go to Paris.  I had taken several years of French classes at the high school level and two of my favorite teachers were leading a group of their students on a 14 day educational trip to France. Traveling internationally was something my Father dreamed of doing but other than the travel that his service in the war afforded him he never really had the opportunity to do [...]

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. [...]

6 10, 2013

Barriers in your Wellness path Do NOT Translate to – THE END

By |2013-10-06T12:35:00+00:00October 6th, 2013|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

  As a Bariatric Fitness enthusiast and Motivational Coach I find that often time’s people who talk to me about their weight loss journey usually have some sort of barrier in their way when it comes to their current wellness path. Before we get too far ahead let‘s talk about your wellness path. A wellness path is one of the most effective starting tools I have found in helping other people realize where they currently [...]

5 10, 2013

Bariatric Fitness Contest Winner Faces Training Challenges

By |2013-10-05T22:30:35+00:00October 5th, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

Guest Blog By Dawn Brell As I am writing this I have been sort of been delaying it.  Let me start by saying I have been having a relatively good time with the running. At times it has almost seemed to easy. But I have found that I hit a brick wall at 3 miles.  But that is the distance I started with during my walking phase. Part of my issue is that I am a [...]

22 07, 2013

Winner of Bariatric Fitness Contest Shares her Excitement

By |2013-07-22T10:17:47+00:00July 22nd, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness|0 Comments

So while this WLS Exercise enthusiast is laid up recovering from my most recent round of reconstructive plastic surgery I have to say that I am living a vicariously through Dawn Brell, the winner of the Desperately Seeking Slender “How do YOU Celebrate Success” contest that allowed one my blog readers to take on the adventure of heading to Anaheim CA with me in January of 2014 to take on our first official Half Marathon [...]