Finishing strong!

I can’t believe our journey as Rob’s Big Losers is almost over. I am very thankful that I have made some lifestyle changes, but so sad that this journey is over. I have met some of the most amazing people, and I hope they are going to be a part of my life forever. Our team has had a few guys experience some serious injuries, but they still have a positive attitude and are pushing forward and they motivate me for sure!!! I can’t wait for the 5k and know that team Verdae is going to finish big!!

Already Thursday

This week is flying by. I can’t believe this journey will be over in less than 2 weeks. I am going to miss the connection I have made during this. I don’t intend on going back to my old lifestyle. I have learned so much. I will still continue to eat healthy and go to the Y as much as possible!!! My journey has only just begun!!!

Awesome workout

I had an amazing workout with my team tonight. We had to do two laps and stop and then we did sit ups or push ups. We ended up doing 24 laps that equaled 2 miles. It was hard but it was so great having my new friends pushing me though each lap. I know this is something that I would not been able to do 12 weeks ago. I am really blessed to have found such amazing friends that push me hard. I am so excited and I cannot wait until next Saturday.

Weekend fun

Excited about the upcoming weekend and Easter! I’m off tomorrow and Saturday so Hope to get some good active stuff done! Had an awesome Zumba workout last night! I love some girl time! Can’t wait to do the 5K in a little over a week. My goal is under 40 min so as long as I complete that I will be happy! Hope everybody is doing awesome!

Spring Break!

Haven’t had much of a chance to blog so far this week. It’s Spring Break and all of my kids are at home. Love it though! We have done lots of fun things this week. Did not get to go out of town like we did last year, but that’s okay because we are still having a great time together!
Been a great week, food wise! Starting to be a lot more confident with my eating habits and food choices. Also been a pretty good week, gym wise. Also finding that on the rare occasion that I get to just sit and watch tv shows at home, I will not want to just sit on the couch, so instead I end up on the floor doing planks or some other exercise while watching tv! This is a great time to wall sit too! It provides just enough distraction!
Have a blessed day, everyone!

Back to work I go, but guess where?!?!

After each of my 3 children were born, I was blessed to stay home with them for their first year. Now that my Liam pie is 14 months old, I’m ready to get back in the work force and guess where I will start working tomorrow?? GHS YMCA!!! I will be working at the front desk and sometimes in the baby childwatch room. I’m beyond excited. It’s amazing how truly life changing this RBL experience has been. In these few short weeks I’ve already become friends with so many ladies at the Y (staff and members) and it’s really a home away from home.

God has lead me thru this journey for a reason. It feels so much bigger than losing weight and getting a job. I’m excited to see how this next season in my family’s life plays out!

Tiffany Wideman
GHS YMCA

Taekwondo

My son’s Taekwondo school(Black Belt Attitude School) is offering a chance for us Moms to take classes for an early Mother’s Day gift.  I am proud to say I was the first Mom to sign up. No more sitting on the sidelines for this MOM!!!! I think the instructor gave me a little boot camp in my first class.  He knows about the RBLs and the journey I am on.  I get to take the class with my son and this morning he said that his stomach was sore from the crunches too.    I admit I felt a little strange being in the class since I have just been watching for over year.  It is not as easy as it looks either.  But it was a whole lot of fun with a lot of laughter.  I am so grateful they are giving us a chance to do what the kids do!!!!!

Mud Run

I don’t know how I let my coworkers talk me into doing a mudrun. Even thought I had always wanted to one but had never worked up the nerves to sign up. So we signed up and Sunday came quicker than I thought.  I was excited but not totally prepared. Was only going off 3 hours of sleep so I struggled but 3.5 miles, 35 obstacles and a lot of mud later, I actually finished. We finished in a time of 1:15:34 (not the greatest) but given how out of shape I clearly am, I think it was a good time for beginners. Ready for the next one (And I wore my Rob’s Big Loser Tshirt to represent)

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