Monday, August 23, 2010

Results and Home again

I am home, I am home! I could not be happier to have slept in my own bed last night.

I got up at 6am on Sunday to have my test out completed, said my goodbyes to everyone, caught the shuttle to Vegas, had some spa treatments, flew to Detroit, hopped on another shuttle to London and got home to my husband carrying 2 dozen yellow roses - my favourite.

I am thrilled with my results - the blood (leg and elbow cuts), sweat (unbelievably hot) and tears (from shame to forgiveness) paid off big time!! Here are my 21 day results...

Weight - down 20 pounds
Chest - down 2.25 inches
Belly - down 3.5 inches
Hips - down 4 inches
Body Fat - down 2.4%
Body Mass Index - down 2.9%

I got up this morning to find that Lennie had made us breakfast in bed and had already gone grocery shopping for all our healthy choices.

I just relaxed with Tigger who had no idea who I was and just kept meowing.

I had a chance to download all my pictures, videos and unpack all my literature. I am excited to use the cookbook again and make the wonderful food at home for us.

I then spent some time in the garden checking out our tomatoes, peppers, onions, celery and cauliflower - it had all grown so much. I am so happy that my parents and the Purvis' were here to make sure everything (even Tigger) survived my time away.

I have used my IPhone app today called FatSecret (it is a free download). I am tracking my food and even showed Lennie how to scan bar codes to confirm calories and update the meal plan.

I am excited to go back to work tomorrow and use my skills in real life. I must remember the 90:10 rule - it is great to be good 90% of the time and 10% of the time you can have more fun and forgive yourself if you go off a bit. I must continue to workout - I think we are less than 50 days to the marathon. I have imagined myself crossing the finishing line a million times and can hardly wait to do it for real. Now to only figure out what I am going to wear - something red for Canada colours for sure.

Thanks again to everyone for there support, encouragement and love. I truly am so proud to have gone and survived for 3 weeks at Fitness Ridge. I continue to call it "Life Rehab" it makes me put things in perspective, chill out and get fit - really quite priceless if you ask me.

Thank you to my parents for keeping everything at home in great condition. Thank you to Lennie for allowing me to go on this crazy adventure again while you got to do your cool trip with Rich. Thank you to Lindsay for being a great roommate for the first 2 weeks and to Kim for a hilarious last week as roomies. I really appreciate Robert's generosity with his car and stories about being in the navy. Daniel, you were such a great motivator and so helpful at pushing me through all the tough stuff. Thank you to the Fitness Ridge staff as always for caring for each and everyone of us that is there to make a change.

I would like to go to the Malibu Fitness Ridge next time and have Lennie come for a week. I would love to see how hard he can push himself with such a busy workout schedule.

Stay tuned for running updates and pictures from the marathon.

Cheers for now.