Shawna – On My Weigh – Weight Loss Edition

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Happy Father’s Day to all my followers who are fathers. I hope your day was great. Mine was spent at my daughter’s dance recital. Thankfully this is the final one until the fall. We get our evenings back!  Woot. Lol

So this week was a little bit more successful than last week. I joined a friend at her gym. She lives in a condo that has a small gym and I was able to join her. We’ve been wanting to meet for coffee for a very long time so I suggested the gym, because I really needed to get my ass on an elliptical. We met a couple of times. I know I know. I need to be getting to the gym daily if I can. But I’m still going to physio twice a week too so those appointments kinda get in the way.

And on the topic of physio…she’s not happy with how my body is not recovering. It’s gotten to the point that she gave me a note for work to possibly go on modified work. She thinks my 5 hours driving in the afternoon is putting a hindrance on my recovery so she doesn’t want me to drive more than 3 hours at a time. Blah. I really love my job and I don’t want to cut back.

Personal training is still going well. At least, I feel like it is. I did the stairs this week. I haven’t done them in a few weeks. Let me tell ya, those stairs looked like Mount Everest the very first time I was asked – told – to do them. Now, they aren’t so bad. I’m noticing it at home too. I use to call my daughters and would have to ask them to go downstairs to get something for me because I hated stairs. (I actually had to bribe them with money lolol) I mean, the arthritis in the knees doesn’t help, but the extra weight I was carrying didn’t help either.  Put the two of them together and I was a wreck. It was bad enough for me to need a table beside me when I was on the couch just to help me get up. I was seriously ready to go purchase a walker just to help me stand up. But I’m doing a lot better. Amazing what even 30 pounds off your body does for you.

My physiotherapist still hasn’t okayed me to run or bike yet. I’m hoping this week she will. I NEED to start training for my August triathlon. And the triathlon I’m doing in August is on hilly roads so I need to get out there and get my body accustomed to the hills. My 16 year old is going to do the triathlon with me this year so I hope that having her train with me will keep me motivated. Not just to get exercise for myself but even to keep HER motivated.

Well I do believe that’s all I have to report this week. Weight went down a small bit. Almost back into the 260s. I’m at 270 now. Next week I WILL be in the 260s come hell or high water.

Oh one last thing…I finally saw the endocrinologist. That’s a hormone specialist. And while I won’t bore you with all the details of my appointment, I’m finally getting some help with the crap I’ve been dealing with for the past 10 some years.

Thanks for reading my weekly blogs. I feel like I have you guys to thank to stay motivated. It would be pretty embarrassing to blog about being lazy. Although, even the best athletes get into a rut. I’m slowly working my way back out.

Ciao for now and have an awesome week.

Shawna