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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fitness Friday: Goals and Upcoming Accomplishments!

The picture above is a testament to how far I have come in the last 4 years since starting my fitness and weight loss journey. I will be doing "Fitness Friday" Blogs which will be featured on (links below). I am going to give you a little bit of an idea of what my goals are and what is motivating me to keep at this journey. 

So far I have lost over 150 lbs in 4 years. I am training to run a half marathon and then a marathon after that. My main focus is not on weight loss any longer. I am more focused on getting my endurance level up with running, and possibly toning up a bit more. So my friend Chandra and I are doing intermediate half marathon training on and P90X. 

What is motivating me to keep this up is the amazing self esteem I get from achieving these crazy goals I set for myself. I never thought that when I started I would be where I am. I never had this much confidence in myself. I found that this is what motivates me to continue achieving these goals. I also do a health and fitness podcast called Healthy Everyday Lifestyle Podcast. Doing this podcast helps me stay focused on my goals as well. I love to be able to have something out there for people just like who need advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle. 

I was out with a friend tonight and she received a call from her sister who is in high school. Her sister is overweight and she is wanting to do the surgery to lose the weight. My friend and I proceeded to explain to her that she should try diet and exercise first since this is something she CAN control. She CAN exercise and eat healthier. The surgery isn't always the answer. She is not morbidly obese and it is not medically necessary. She is just tired of being bullied about her weight at school. I can completely understand where she is coming from and why she wants to do the surgery so bad. We were trying to explain to her the consequences of her actions, but this is something she will have to find out on her own as to if it is right for her to get it done. I personally am not a fan of the surgery as a fast weight loss tool if you are able to do it yourself through diet and exercise. It made me think back to my high school days and the low self esteem I had because I was fat and people picked on me about it too. I thought that the surgery would help me back then as well but never actually looked into it, because of my fears of botched procedures and all that. Plus I knew some of the crazy things you go through as a side effect to the surgery and that didn't make it look good to me. SO what I am getting at with this story is that I hope to inspire people with my blogs and progress. I want people to know that you don't have to go through the surgery if you are able to exercise and eat healthier to lose weight. I hope to share valuable insights as to how you can do so. 

Below you will find links to other blogs that are a part of the Fitness Fridays as well as links to my pages and podcast. Please let me know what you think and follow me!!



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Twitter:  @HELPPodcast

Chandra Sullivan
Spark Your Motivation

Tere Scott
Teachable Scott Tots Homeschool

Danielle Nabozny
Lip Gloss and Yoga Pants

Lisa Belanger
Inspire Me Well

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