Day 15

Wow, how did it get to be day 15 so fast??

Well yesterday’s workout was hard.  Wow do I feel it today.  We are working hard.  I am trying hard to make this a life change not a “diet” program.  Some days are up and some are down.  Today has been ok.  We are going to be on KSL tomorrow night and I am a little nervous about how that is going to look.  

Tomorrow is our class.  I have loved them.  I know that alot of it I have already heard, but it is amazing how many things we need to hear over and over to finally get it to “click.”  

Taylor is watching me very closely.  He reminds me every time I make a wrong choice. That is good and bad.  I am glad that he is learning to make better choices.  But sometimes it makes me crazy, cause I want to eat what ever I want.  Wow do I sound like a two year old! Or maybe I am sounding like a teenager.  Whatever I am stubborn.  I have to remember that my kids are alot of my why.  Be a good example for them! Josh’s sugars have been better, I am hoping that his a1c will be better and I hope that this program and my changing will help him too!  Diabetes is hard on a teenager.  But we are both watching so I hope that he feels not so alone in his struggle.  

Well I am sorry that I have gone days without writing and I promise to do better. If you are reading this that means that you support me in my battle.  Thank you for that, it means alot! 

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Day 10

Well I had my shot and I am out of commission for a few days. Having a hard time with diet because of the holiday and I don’t feel great! I have to be good and I will be back exercising Mondayorning.

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Day 9- Happy Valentines Day- No Chocolate!

Today when I headed out at 5:00 am ish, I was running late.  When I pulled out of the garage to my surprise..dismay.. it was snowing.  I thought it would be fine like the day before just a skiff.  Well it was more and more as I went through Charleston and around the lake.  The worst part is, I was in my little car and the snow plow was behind me.  the roads had not been plowed all the way to the tunnels.  Well needless to say I was late. 

Mindi was working hard when I got there.  She is doing great!! I am so impressed!! i am glad to have a great partner.  I am glad that she chose me, and is giving me this great opportunity.

Today is Thursday and so that means we have class at 7:30 am.  After a quick shower and change we made it to class on time.  It is fun to see all of the other participants.  I pulled the website up on my phone during class so I can get to know everyone’s name.  (Not doing very well at that.)  As I looked through the names I realized that the team sitting right next to me was Nancy and Kathleen, after class as I talked to Nancy and Kathy I told them I would not forget their names because my two sisters are Nancy and Kathy! Kinda funny.  I am so excited to watch and get to know everyone, as we all go through changes together.

The class was AWESOME!!! It is amazing when you really start looking at all of the “reasons” that we are where we are in life.  We talked a lot about the fact that it is “Our Choice”.  How many of you are like me and use so many different things and people in our lives, as a cause or excuse for the things that really should be our choice or in our control? Very interesting as I have been reflecting on the class today.  Our perspective on things plays into so many facets of our life.  It all comes down to the fact that it is a decision!  To make changes to any part of our life just takes a decision and then choices to support that decision!  Wow, that was profound. :)  The class today is my favorite so far.  I really learned and reflected on some things that will help me along the way.  Thank you IHC!!!
 

Now on to Valentines Day and so many temptations! Starting with the chocolate cupcakes that Tera brought this morning.  Oh ya those were not for us. :) Well I hope that everyone has a great and healthy Valentines Day!!!!

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Great class today!!!!

Great class today!!!!

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Up with the farmers!!!
Early morning workout!

Up with the farmers!!!
Early morning workout!

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Exciting Day

Tuesday at 5:30 am it was time to work out!  I got on the scales and I am down 5.5 pounds.  Wow success!  Well this morning was a little different.  We worked out with Shalese and a TV camera following up.  KSL is following us through the 100 days.  Now that is some good motivation.  After our workout they interviewed us.  The questions made me really think about what my motivation is…….. I want to be healthy, I want to help my kids learn better habits, I want to feel beter! I don’t want to let Mindi down! Having a good partner to be there so you can’t stay home in bed, to work out next to you so you push harder cause if she can do it I can do it.  I think that is half the battle.  We are both determined to make this a life changing experience. Thanks Mindi for picking me to be your partner.  Thanks Utah Valley Hospital for having this great program to help us learn to be Heart Healthy.  …..oh and follow us on KSL Next Thursday the 21st at 5:00 PM. :)

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Finally Blogging!!

Well week one has gone by so fast and I am finally getting my blog up and going! Mindi and I have been working out with our trainer Shalese (she is GREAT!!!) at 5:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, and then together Monday. Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 am. I thought that was going to be sooo early, but then on Saturday when I could sleep in my body was up and ready to go at 5:00 am.

Ok, for those of you who have no idea what this is all about, let me back up……. Several weeks ago or I guess it could have been months ago, Mindi called me to see if she could list me as her partner for the 100 day heart healthy challenge at Utah Valley Hospital. I Was not sure what it was but said “sure”. We talked about the fact that they only chose 10 teams so it may be a long shot. I got online and read about the program and got really excited. Then…. I forgot all about it.

Almost two weeks ago I got a call from Mindi and I could tell she was excited as she said “we got picked!” When I realized what we had been chosen for I got so excited. I had spent the last few weeks checking into weight watchers and I joined that rec center so we could walk on the track. I had really been preparing mentally for something and now I knew what. It is time to CHANGE MY LIFE!

The adventure started on February 5 at 7:00 am. When we joined the other 18 participants for tests, measuring, weigh in and the worst…pictures. (Should have combed my hair.) Then a breakfast and introduction to the program. All morning long there were cameras following the group. We signed up to come back and meet with our trainer that very evening. We were ready to get moving! We started with a work out that night.

we worked out together on Wednesday and then with our trainer on Thursday. We then went right to our nutrition class. The dietitian is Mindy Probst. Sound like a good Midway name, right? Yep.. She has good Midway roots. She is awesome! It was a great class and she is going to be a wonderful resource. I got my fitness pal on my cell phone and have been logging my food daily. It is hard, but really makes you realize how every little thing adds up.

Then the weekend came and my kids were sick and I got it. I stayed home all weekend and Monday, that was a little discouraging for week 1.

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