Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wow !!!!

Really that is all I can say is ... WOW!!! I finally hit one of my mini goal weights and it is such an awesome feeling!!! I can't believe that I have lost a total of 40lbs since I started this journey, 20 of that being just since January. Although I still have a long way to go, having a 1 in front of my weight instead of a 2 is the best feeling ever !! This milestone has boosted my motivation to a new level.
Bootcamp 4-5 times a week and doing a 5km run/walk in the mornings is very busy but I'm very excited to see the weight coming off and getting stronger.

I did my personal best on the 5km yesterday morning at 46 min and 28sec. I am doing a 5km race with hubby and his work team this Saturday so I really want to beat that time. :-) And next weekend is the Mother's Day Run with Kevin and the Body Be Fit teams, that one I am supposed to be doing the 10km. I have to say I am pretty nervous about that one.

Our fundraising event is only a month away and we need to sell tickets. So please drop me a line and I can deliver or send you your tickets. Please invite your family and friends to the event as well, it really is going to be a lot of fun. You don't want to miss the chance to win 2 westjet tickets anywhere westjet flies and some of our great silent and live auctions, including a signed Hockey Stick by the Womens Olympic Gold Team.

Thanks everyone for your continued support !! Can't wait to see you at the event!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

I never thought I could do this much !!!

Oh my what a week !!!! Thank goodness tomorrow is a rest cause I'm going to need it for sure !!! Bootcamps Tues and Wed and tonight I did 2 hours in back to back classes. Not sure it wasn't the smartest thing I've done but hopefully after a rest day, Saturday training won't feel so bad. :-S
I'm alittle frustrated with my weight, although everyone keeps telling me I'm looking awesome the scale hasn't moved for 2 weeks ...grrrrr !!! I know stay off the scale but I can't, I'm so close to reaching a huge milestone, a weight that I haven't weighed for over 10 years.
Tonight at bootcamp Global was there to interview our group and take one of our training sessions so it looks like I might get my 5 minutes of !! I have to say though, I totally suck at TV interviews, I was so nervous I honestly didn't even know how to answer her !!! I had just finished one hour of bootcamp and was getting ready for the second hour so I was this big sweaty Tomorrow night at 5:00pm should be !!! YIKES !! Please no (Just kidding)

Great news about our "Treasure Island" event... we managed to get 2 westjet tickets for anywhere westjet flies as one of our doorprizes ... so get your tickets for the event it's going to be awesome !!!

Well, I am completely exhausted and alittle sore (hopefully the advil kicks in soon) but needed to share the day !!!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

A great workout week !!!

Wow ... I think I might actually be starting to get that addicted !! Bootcamp 3x this week plus (2) 6km run/walks and a workout with my personal trainer at the gym. Today was actually with my gym trainer from 9-10am and then bootcamp from 10:30 -11:30am. I was definetly tired by the end of bootcamp. It was kinda cool though, I took my kids with me and they were pretty excited to see what Mommy does when I say I'm going to workout or go to bootcamp. My oldest loved doing all the exercises along side the group. And my dear 4 year old daughter just wants to know why I was the fattest one at bootcamp (her words)..LOL !!
It was a beautiful morning and our Joints in Motion trainer is really awesome. I think it's fantastic he is taking so much of his own time to get us in shape. Thanks Kev !!!
My fundraising is now at 82% which is soo awesome !!! Thanks everyone !!! :-) Well I've been told I can have a rest day on Sunday cause I did so well this week so I'm definietly going to do that.

Tickets are now available for the May 29th fundraiser, it's going to be a great time and would love to see you there !!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

What the heck ....

So bootcamp evaluations were last Thurs and it was alittle tough but not too bad. So I'm alittle shocked on Friday when I can't move my arms and my body is as stiff as a Could be my lack of workouts while on holidays set me back to sore muscles after a workout??? Was not happy about that So I decide on Saturday to push myself through the soreness and do a 5km walk/run. It was brutal, my body was not happy at all but I was able to complete it in 49 min (2 minutes slower than my personal best..grrr). So the rest of Sat was a bit of a tough day, not moving around so good. Thankfully Sunday was alittle better, after taking my weekly injection of meds Saturday night and getting a bit of rest. I decided to take Sunday as a rest day since Monday night is bootcamp and I really need to be able to do well.

The upcoming "Treasure Island" event is May 29th. It's going to be a fanatastic evening. Tickets will be available by the end of this week. $60.00 a person for an evening of live Reggae music, some awesome Caribbean tastings (the menu is awesome, stayed tune and I'll give you a sneak peek), and your very own treasure chest to win a door prize. There will be silent and live auctions, as well you can try your luck at the "big treasure chest" ! And don't forget to mingle with the Pirates and show your skill at the limbo contest :-) Only 230 tickets available and 9 Joints in Motion Participants selling tickets so don't miss out !!!

Have a great day and thanks again for all your support !!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Whew ... I'm Back !!!

Did you miss !! Almost a month since I blogged...sorry !!! I decided to accompany hubby on a business trip to Paris for 2 weeks, so that was fun. After walking for hours and hours each day checking out the city, I was begining to think that doing a marathon would be a breeze ....hahaha. Training is going well, the weight is coming off so I'm happy about that. It's about a 15lb loss since January, although not as fast as I would like, I'm still okay that at least there is progress. We had to make our decision as to whether we doing the 10km or the marathon in Athens. I was hoping I didn't have to decide until closer to the date but I had to decide now. I'm sticking with my original goal of completely the full marathon. The competive part of my brain is "go big or go home" !! So with only 7months to go it's time to step it up yet another notch. I am also working on our Big fundraising event ... so mark May 29th on your calendars!!! It's going to be an awesome night!!!! More details to follow. I am looking for some awesome auction items so if you are able to contribute anything or know someone that would like to please let me know. We are able to provide a tax receipt for retail value of merchandise donated. :-)

Some disappointing news... my partner Pat is not going to be going to Athens with me now. :-( She is going to continue on the Joints in Motion journey to support the Arthritis Society but she will be doing the event in Vancouver. I wish we could continue this journey together but sometimes life throws us a curve ball.

So stay tuned for event details .... :-)