I want to bust a few myths that some people have about obese people. First off, we don’t choose to be obese. We are not lazy and unmotivated. It is not about lack of willpower or lack of desire to get healthy. Read more
Posts from the ‘Medical’ Category
It’s been one week since my first half marathon and I am in a very different place today than I was a week ago. Last Sunday I was on an emotional and physical high after completing the Women’s Half Marathon in Bloomington. I was feeling strong and fit, and planning future races. My body didn’t ache like I expected. While there was some minor muscle fatigue, I felt great and was back race walking and strength training three days post marathon…and grinning from ear to ear. Read more
Last week I had a great week on my nutritional plan and a fabulous week of fitness. I got back on my surgery leg in full training mode and completed a long “powerwalk” this past weekend to get my distance and speed up before the half marathon Aug. 26. That said, my plan week was not “perfect” (when are they ever perfect?) and it was not without struggle. Read more
There have been lots of exciting changes in my life sans 200 pounds. But, the one I am experiencing right now might be the best to date. For those of you who know me, you will be shocked to learn this one is medical related. The physical healing I have experienced this past week post leg surgery and the speed of my recovery — as compared to the only other surgery I’ve have had in my life in 2008 — is quite remarkable. However, the real difference is that my emotional well being is off the charts! Read more
Healthy inside and out. Confirmed by hard numbers.
This past week was monumental in my transformation journey. I am basking in the glow of some great numbers that confirm how far I’ve come in just over one year.
On April 1, I received my first body composition analysis via the bod pod — a state of the art tool that measures and tracks lean body mass. Body-composition testing identifies your body fat and lean mass (muscles, bones, etc.). A person’s body fat percentage is the total weight of your fat divided by your total weight, and consists of both essential body fat and stored body fat. Read more