Thursday, August 27, 2015


Last week was my 4-year sleeve-iversary! It seems like yesterday when I found out that I needed to have gallbladder surgery and thought why don’t I just remove some of my stomach too. I’m happy to say that I’ve successfully maintained my weight. I’m holding steady at 140 and I like that.

During these 4 years, I’ve realized that I’ve gained much more than I’ve lost. One of the most significant gains is time with my family. Gone are the days when I couldn’t race up 3 flights of stairs with the kids to visit daddy at work. Or when I couldn’t go to a baseball game or the zoo without taking breaks because mommy just couldn’t walk anymore. It’s much easier for me to keep up now, and that makes me happy.

Speaking of being able to keep up with my kids, we just came back from our summer vacation at Walt Disney World. What made this trip so exciting was that this was our first BIG family vacation. For the kids, it was their first trip out of state and their first time on a plane. The last time I went to Disney I was 14 years old, and I forgot how much fun that place can be. We all had a blast and are ready to go back!

Since Disney, I’m finding it hard to get back into my routine. It also doesn’t help that school has started back up again. On Monday after we returned from our vacation, I set my alarm for 4:15 a.m. and headed to Crossfit. It was just what I needed to get me out of my rut. That evening I ran 5 miles, and the next day I did my brick workout. I felt good, like I was getting back in the swing of things—then BAM, I slipped and fell on my ass (coccyx is the technical term). 

The good news is that I didn't break anything; the bad news is that I need to take it easy for the week. Not something you want to hear when you have an Olympic distance triathlon in 5 weeks. Right now, running is the only activity I can do that doesn's hurt my bu, or coccyx :). So that's all I've been doing.

Workout song of the week: Work B**ch, Britney Spears

Inspirational quote of the week: "Its kind of fun to do the impossible,"--Walt Disney

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