Thursday, March 31, 2011

The New Blog

Forgot to give you the link to the new blog!

Come on over for some inspiration and my real life journey from flab to fab! :)

Bootcamp is coming....

Well my booty is in need of camp. After a winter of recovering from Retinal Eye Surgery, it's time to firm up the flesh! I'm so grateful for the group of ladies that joined in last spring and came out to our Fantastic Free Park Workout in what started as a 4 week challenge and turned into a summer of mornings and exciting change in all our fitness levels. Well, I feel like I'm starting over in some ways and in others, so happy we did that, I believe it was my over all level of fitness that really helped me in such a complete recovery. I was still able to ski this winter a bit, which was really important to me, ballet was given back and now, running is my next mountain to conquer. I had to lay down the kettle bell, but that's easy to pick up again and get going. So my plan is that there is 8 weeks till the ballet recital. With the help of the motivation going on at Peak 313 I'm convinced that things will move rapidly! Can't wait to be feeling fitter and looking so forward to the journey in getting there.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Finishing strong

March Break always gives me a boost. I get recharged and excited again about finishing but also about choosing where we'll go next year in our studies! This year we've been digging deep into the Battle of 1812. We went on the most amazing day hike in the Niagara Region and visited many many sites that were crucial to Canada winning the war. We even found the spot where our troops climbed the escarpment to over take the American troops and win the war. If it wasn't for that moment, Canada would be America. Don't get me wrong, I love our American neighbors and have many friends who live there. Yet, I can't imagine a world without my Home and Native land. I AM Canadian and grateful to all our folks in service both now and in the past, who have laid down their lives, their health, time with their families, so that I can enjoy being free to vote, blog, home school, attend church, have access to medical care when I need it, and to just be free. It's so critically important. So thank you.
From my heart, thank you.
As for finishing strong, we're pressing on. Almost there. 2 1/2 months left really, of grade 7 and then onto the last year. The prep year! In order for me to finish strong I need to have some things lined up right. Most importantly, my own health. Recently I lost 65 pounds. Slowly tho, I allowed 10 lbs to creep back on and then, I had surgery. During that time another 10 crept back. I'm not at all impressed by this nagging 20 pounds and am very ready for it to go. I gave up sugar 48 days ago and it's going well but I only moved 5 pounds off. So clearly it's time to move the body beyond a morning walk. It's bootcamp season. Almost. The snow is trying to melt which means the streets will be cleaned soon and running will be more comfortable. So I'm heading back out for a daily run...walk/run to start. :) AND...I'm excited to be following the Peak 313 "Try It" Challenge. It starts next Monday. Can't wait! This week I'll walk more, try some running and will begin with my kettle bell again. Now that I know I'm healed from surgery, it's time to get back to it. :) A little do over! I'm very excited. You can link up too!