Finished!

Final Thoughts
This last 8 weeks have been a learning experience for me.  I have tried many “diets” and weight loss ideas.  I have done Atkins, Weight Watchers, South Beach, and joining several gyms.  What I realized that each of these were just one piece and they were missing a few crucial things; Community, accountability, and [...]

Week 8

Week 8
This week has come so fast!  At the beginning I felt that 2 months was a long time and now here I am at week 8 and I can’t believe it went so fast.  I love working out with my group of ladies (and occasionally a guy), but my group was mostly ladies.  I [...]

Week 7

Week 7
Oh, week 7.  This week I have not lost any more weight but lost another .75 inches for a total of 11.25 inches!  I am now completely confident that this is the rest of my life.  I am still amazed at the things I am finding to cook.  I am now looking into what [...]

Week 6

Week 6
Wow, week 6 already.  I weighed in on Monday and I am down a total of 14 pounds and 10.5 inches so far!  This is crazy.  I knew that I had it in me but there is always sheer astonishment that I am actually doing this.  It is actually becoming real life.  The changes [...]

Week 5

Week 5
Monday—I was extremely stressed out at work and almost quit.  I also was dealing with the anxiety of my girls flying out the Idaho to see Grandma and Grandpa, all by themselves.  I came in for my massage, adjustment and workout.  I had carried a really negative attitude with me through the whole day.  [...]

Week 4

Week 4
I have one word of advice
Eat before you work out!
My first workout of the week on Monday I did not eat a small meal before my workout like I normally do.  Because of this about ¾ of the way through my workout I started to get nauseous.  Then I needed to pick my girls [...]

Week 3

Week 3
Well this is 4th of July week.  I was a little concerned with having so many days of work in a row.  It was also a pretty stressful week as my older daughter Sydney broke her arm on Tuesday.  My first thought was; what will I do for my workout and such on Wednesday [...]

Week 2

Week 2:
Ahhhh, carbohydrates.  I didn’t realize that I would actually miss the fruit that I never ate before.  I also was excited to have an English muffin with my egg and sausage in the morning.  I learned this week that I love my workouts.  OK, I will be honest, I don’t love my trainers on [...]

Week 1

Week 1:
What I found at the end of week one, is that it was a new learning experience to cook, plan my meals, and even shop for food.  I also don’t advise someone to start on a Monday and on that same day have your adjustment, massage and your first workout!  I was very ill [...]

Getting Started

Here is where I need to start.
At the beginning of May 2013 I was invited to an 8 Weeks to Wellness seminar on May 31st.  I had been seeing my chiropractor Dr. Justin Nye for about 8 months for a car accident.  He decided to start offering the 8 Weeks to Wellness program at his [...]