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Bon Voyage!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

This will probably be my last post until I return from Ireland. I am so excited. It's starting to hit me, we're actually doing this. In two days, we'll be sleeping in a castle and taking long walks along the Cliffs of Moher!

It's going to be an amazing experience, one for the books! I'm tapping my toes to the sound of traditional Irish music streaming from Pandora radio. IN a few days I'll be listening to the real thing at O'Conner's Pub in Doolin. This world is amazing and I thank God for it every day.

Yesterday I went for a very slow jog with my friend. We went 2 miles in 40 minutes. Still, that was enough to land me a huge headache today. I know, I asked for it running with a concussion. I didn't bring my gym bag to work today. I've learned my lesson. I'll save it for our trip! We aren't planning anything crazy while we're there. Just some hiking and general sightseeing. I will also be horseback riding towards the end of our trek but it will only be for an hour and because hubby will be coming along, we won't be doing anything more than walking. I'd lve to see him handle a trot, but I want him to feel safe. My dream has been to gallop across the Irish landscape but I may have to save that for Scotland (also on my bucket list).

I'm going to try to eat sensibly but won't hold myself back from trying the country's sweet delicacies. That would be silly.

STay tuned. I'll be posting pictures upon my return.

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    Lucky! I bet it will beautiful! Have fun! :)

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REFFIE1 8/7/2014 10:49PM

Ah, the luck of the Irish! Have a fabulous trip!

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1MORNINGWALKER 8/7/2014 11:01AM

    So lucky, someday I will get there.. Have fun emoticon

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    Have a great time!
emoticon Find one of these while you are there.

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/7/2014 9:25AM

    pfft double post for some reason.

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/7/2014 9:25AM

    Enjoy enjoy enjoy!! I have always wanted to go to Ireland, you'll be just a stones throw away from us, don't forget to wave emoticon

Truly have a fabulous time, will look forward to your pics when you get back! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NUTRON3 8/7/2014 9:15AM

    Have fun!

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Two More Days Until Ireland! (Pic)

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I'm excited, can't you tell? I'm also getting tired of sitting around waiting.

My head feels much better. I haven't been working out, but last night I did go to the park with my son and kick the ball around in the heat. THat felt fantastic! I'm probably going to go to yoga class today, maybe go for a light run prior to just to warm up. I actually miss running, which is funny because I absolutely hate it when I'm doing it. lol

I haven't weighed myself for a few days. I'm honestly a little scared. I'll probably hop on the scale today though. I've been eating clean since my fall and my shorts are a little loose as a result. Yay!

It has taken me more than four years, but I don't care. I'm still going to celebrate!

Summer of 2009, 240lbs

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/6/2014 3:33PM

    of course celebrate! Well done you, that's brilliant! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PiYo Pause Button

Monday, August 04, 2014

I'm hitting the pause button on the PiYo Challenge. I really don't want to but doctor's orders. I'm still going to do the lighter sessions (18 minute upper and lower body workouts). I don't break a sweat with those but they keep me stretched out.

I'm hating not being able to run. The weather has been perfect! That'll have to wait until I get back from Ireland. We leave Friday!!! Finally at long last, we'll be leaving!

I'm excited, can't you tell?

I may not be hitting my goal of 155lbs by our trip, but I'm still healthier and happier than ever! I even bought jeans for our trip (average temps are low 60s in Ireland). I was so excited to fit comfortably into a pair of 12s. This time next year, I'll be wearing 10s!

It's a new week with new possibilities! Make it happen!

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NEWBUTTERFLY76 8/4/2014 1:03PM

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PiYo Day 24

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I was expecting my hip to start bothering me again last night, but the pain never came back. I guess the PiYo workout did its job and got it back into alignment. I was super impressed.

Matthew fell asleep on my lap at 8pm, an hour before is usual bedtime. I told myself I would take advantage of the time by going to bed early, but I dind't. I stayed up and watched Extreme Weight Loss. I love that show. I went to bed at 10 and fell right to sleep.

At 2am, Matthew started screaming. I went into his room and found him soaked. I changed him and his bedsheets, and then put him back to bed. All was good there. I decided I needed to take his bedsheets down to the laundry at that point. I slipped on the top step, landed on my back and slid all the way down to the bottome, hitting my head on every step on the way. I sat there stunned for a minute and trying to force air into my lungs. The with shaky limbs I gto up. I was really dizzy and still out of it.

I still managed to put his sheets in the laundry and then climb back upstairs to text my husband who was at work.

This morning, I woke up really tired but thought it was because I didn't get a good night's sleep. But as the morning has progressed, I haven't been able to shake this fog and holding a conversation with co-workers is difficult. They've picked up on it and are making me go home.

I have an appointment with the doc this afternoon. I'm sure I'll be okay after a few days of rest. My husband kind of overreacted this morning saying we should cancel our Ireland trip. I told him, No WAY! That's more than a week away. I'll definitely be better by then.

So, no workout for me today or possibly for the rest of the week. That's going to be tough. We'll see what the doctor says though. Maybe it's not as bad as I think. I do tend to overreact sometimes. I hope that's the case here.

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REFFIE1 8/2/2014 12:34PM

I had a terrible fall a couple of years ago and know how you feel. I am so sorry you had one. I am glad you are checking out your injuries because you never know if you have a concussion until it's checked. Best of luck feeling better.

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MCJULIEO 7/30/2014 11:10AM

    Oh dear! You had a close could have been much worse...please follow the doctor's advice and I'm sure that you'll be Ireland bound right on schedule...

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NEWBUTTERFLY76 7/30/2014 9:36AM

    Oh No!! Hope everything goes well! Take it easy! emoticon

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Piyo Day 23: Back on track

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Today I did Define Lower Body to get my hip stretched out. I think I pushed it a little too hard on my run yesterday. I followed that up with Hard Core on the Floor. That was amazing! It's 30 minutes of ab-burning hell. lol. But I never once thought that I couldn't complete finish it out.

I'm so glad I have PiYo to pull out of my back pocket whenever I get a little sore. Before my workout I could barely put weight on my hip. Now I just feel a little twinge but it's bearable. I do anything I can to avoid taking anti-inflammatories. PiYo has proven time and again to be the perfect tonic.

Less than 2 weeks before I leave for Ireland. I can't believe it!! Hubs just rented a luxury cab service to pick us up from home, so we'll be starting our trip in style. Saying our goodbyes at home will also be less traumatic for us and our 2 year old Matthew. It's going to be so hard saying goodbye to our precious peanut, but we know he'll be in good hands.

I hope you all are having a successful Tuesday!

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TIKITAMI 7/29/2014 3:40PM

I'm so jealous! I spent a few months in Ireland for work. I rented a townhouse and a car, went everywhere I could on my days off. Have a great time!


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