Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Life's Update

I guess it is time for another of my famous updates. It has been awhile since I have done one mainly because we were away on vacation.

We went to Mexico for 8 days and met my sister and brother in-law there. It was fabulous; hot but fabulous! I spent a lot of time just relaxing, reading and doing yoga. My husband and I had a massage on the beach, went for nice walks, played beach volleyball and just enjoyed our time. Plus it was really nice to see my sister and brother in-law.

FemSport as per my previous post was fabulous. It was an awesome day and an overall great experience. I can’t wait to do it again. As much as I practiced and felt good about the box jumps, they were by far the hardest part and I was a little disappointed in my performance with them but other than that the whole event was great. Our team, Bam Bam’s Newfie Chicks, rocked and placed third.

Health wise I think that I am finally starting to come around. I no longer feel as drained and exhausted as I once was and I seem to have a little more energy these days. My body temperature is coming up because I am no longer always cold. I am however still struggling with eating because I rarely feel hungry; which is a sign that my metabolism still has a long way to go. These days, I am doing a lot of smoothies and juicing which I am really enjoying and it helps me get in all my macros.

Last night was my first night at the gym since before FemSport. I have done some outdoor training sessions but nothing much and I will admit that my muscles and joints feel better and less stressed because of it. It did feel wonderful to get back to the gym though. We had an awesome chest and tricep workout and I felt so good that my husband had to keep reminding me not to overdo it.

I have to admit that although I try not to dwell too much on it and as much as I try to be positive the body image is one of the hardest parts at this point. I know it will take time for my body to reach a place that I am happy and comfortable with so I am only trying to focus on feeling better right now. I haven’t gained any more weight since the 15lbs and I am still a size 2/3 but I haven’t come to terms with the differences in my body yet or with the fact that I worked so hard only to be disappointed in myself. My determination and drive however has not changed and in fact this setup is only making me stronger. I won’t give up!!

This experience has taught me several things:

*Listen to your body (it really does let you know what it needs)
*REST is so important
*Take time for yourself, breathe and relax
*Make sure you are eating enough to support the amount of activity that you do
*Sleep enough
*Stay positive and patient

I hope this post finds you all well. Happy Hump Day! Which also reminds me; I switched to a normal shift and now work 8 hour days, 5 days a week and am totally happy about it.

Until next time,


  1. Your lessons learned are great ones.

    Happy to read you had a great trip :)