Surgery 3 Update and Surgery Number 4

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        So I know what you are all thinking…wait didn’t you just have surgery last week? And the answer is YES!  I pretty much had an upper back lift and my surgeon, Dr Beck, removed a good amount of excess skin from…well my upper back.  I had that surgery last Wednesday June 21 and it was done under local anesthesia.  So yes I was awake for it.  I did feel a little pain and discomfort, however I was a little shocked at how calm I was.  I had my check up with him yesterday (June 26) and will briefly share wth you how that went before we get into what I will be having done tomorrow! So to begin, it would not be a post surgery check up without me almost passing out.  I don’t know what happens to me, or why this always happens.  Every time I go in after surgery and he is checking out the incisions, I begin to get really hot and I feel my eyes rolling to the back of my head and begin really sweating.  So he will lay me in the chair, lay the chair all the way back and we will all wait for me to calm down and join everyone else again.  It doesn’t matter if he is just examining the incisions, removing tape, or removing the drainage tubes…I am very predictable and this has happens…all the time.  Dr Beck will usually just hold my hand, tell me stories to calm me down, and…


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100, 50, 25 rep workout

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        So lately I have been getting a lot of questions about good workout routines and what I would recommend or what I do or did.  I am working on getting together some of my favorite at home workouts and videos I like following.  I know going to the gym or paying a membership fee is expensive and we cannot all afford it.  Trust me I know.  I wish I could get a membership everywhere haha BUT that does not mean that you cannot still get a killer wokout from the comfort of your own home!  So in the meantime while I round up all of my favorite at home workout as well as get together my current workout routine, I thought that I would share with you a GREAT at home workout that my trainer Bo came up with a few weeks ago for one of our group Saturday classes.  Do not worry about if you cannot do all of the reps, just do as many as you can.  For us, class was one hour long and we got through as much as we could.  I think I was close to finishing, but had a few left that I did not complete. Also we went in a rotation.  So we did one core move, one cardio move and one weight station then did a lap outside.  After each rotation we came back and kept going down the list.   Go ahead and give this a try.  See how many reps you can do of each move…


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Motivation

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        “The distance between your dreams and reality is called action.” – Unknown I get asked all the time what my secret is, what I did to stay motivated, how did I manage to keep going…to be honest I just wanted it bad enough.  It took hard work.  Taking it one day at a time.  Staying true to my path and my goal.  It took action. The reality is it takes hard work, Sacrifice, Discipline and taking it one day at a time.  For me, that was key.  Taking it one day at a time. One of my trainers told me something on the first day I started working out at my gym.  This was true for me when he told me, and still is to this day, I use it as my own motivation everyday.  He said “take it one day at a time.  Focus on winning that day.  If you eat clean, and get your workout in thats all that matters, you win that day.  Dont worry about losing 5, 10, 500 pounds.  Focus on winning each day.” That could not be more true.  For me, needing to lose over 300 pounds was very overwhelming.  When I looked at the big picture of needing to lose that much weight, I felt so discouraged and felt like I would never be able to do it and that I would never get there.  But when I was able to just focus on each day, and taking it one day at a time, it was so much easier and…


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