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I Passed My Kettlebell Coaching Exam :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      24 comments

Just a quick note before I head off to work, I got notification today that I passed my Level 1 AKA Coaching test and am now certified. Onward t... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Current Progress Photo.

Sunday, September 27, 2015      179 comments

Today is the day I have finally lost all that I have regained. Now, every pound lost is breaking new ground and moving forward. I WILL make my ... Read more

Kettlebell Clinic and short workout video (video blog)

Friday, September 18, 2015      10 comments

In the video I am lifting two 16kg competition kettlebells (35lbs each) I posted earlier about going downstate and participating in the America... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What did I give up?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015      84 comments

My answer to those who are afraid to embark on a fitness journey because of what they feel they have to give up.... What did I give up to start living a healthy lifestyle and start training? I had to give up feeling like crap all the t... Read more

Kettlebell Certification Clinic

Thursday, September 10, 2015      12 comments

Leaving tomorrow morning for an American Kettlebell Alliance Level 1 coaching and competition preparation clinic tomorrow morning. This was a ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A proud moment - I was featured...

Tuesday, September 08, 2015      29 comments

You never know how good things will come your way and this was certainly no exception. Shortly after I had made a post in a runners forum on Facebook, I was contacted by a member who wanted to do a phone interview for a runners blog but I never ... Read more

Week 3 post op update..

Friday, September 04, 2015      13 comments

A lot has happened since the last progress update so I will try to condense it as much as possible. Recovery - I am well on my way to being able to work out again with no restrictions. The weight restriction was lifted about a week ago but ... Read more

My post bariatric goals

Thursday, August 27, 2015      21 comments

I just realized that EVERY goal for the outcome of my surgery I have is in some way fitness based. 1) To be able to run again and IF able to ru... Read more

Day 14 Post Bariatric Surgery: update

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      11 comments

Day 14 Post Bariatric Surgery: So far everything has really improved rapidly. It seems like every day is better and less discomfort. Tomorrow is the big day where I go in for my first check up and dietary appointment. I should be allowed to... Read more

Shaking hands with my inner athlete

Friday, August 21, 2015      20 comments

Last night was nothing but pure excitement. The only way I can describe it is something like a post surgery power surge. I had all of this energy and I wanted to run as hard as I could. Back when I was running, I called that having "the runners ... Read more

Post bariatric recovery tips...

Thursday, August 20, 2015      15 comments

Post bariatric recovery tips... Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the PM's and encouragement you sent on my personal FB and here. You folks are awesome! My recovery has been improving by leaps and bounds where everyday I am getting... Read more

WEEK 1, post surgery update

Monday, August 17, 2015      18 comments

WEEK 1, post surgery update This has been an interesting week for sure. I am finally feeling more like my normal self and can think without falling asleep. The bouts with fatigue have been challenging. I'll feel fine for a little while then... Read more

Recovering and doing well now.

Sunday, August 16, 2015      20 comments

I have finally recovered enough that I can keep my thoughts together for more than a few minutes at a time. In short, I wouldn't wish the first 72 hours post op on anyone. I'll probably put together a "top 10" list for a later blog about those t... Read more

Tomorrow is the big day

Monday, August 10, 2015      23 comments

Just a quick entry. I am headed in for my surgery tomorrow morning. I have jumped through so many hoops to get here and it's kinda hard to believe that the day has come. Yup, I'm nervous. This really feels like the night before my mara... Read more

Day 3 - The food funerals

Saturday, August 08, 2015      14 comments

Day 3 - The food funerals I've done my part, I've educated myself, I've kept myself realistic. My expectations are right in line with science and the experience of others who have gone before me. However, being head-smart, realistic, and ed... Read more

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