Sunday, September 16, 2012

Allow myself to introduce...myself

I couldn't resist that line from Austin Powers however the purpose of this post is to introduce myself to fellow Fitbloggin attendees plus a bit of my regular life blog writing.

So this is me, my real name is Sylvia and that's all I'll give you on the blog. The reason is I work in HR so I try to control what can be googled about my real name. My nom de plum / alias is Cowgirlwarrior. Funny story about that, I couldn't think of a cool name to use so the Cowgirl is because I'm a native of Calgary, Alberta. Calgary is famous for the Calgary Stampede. The warrior came from this weight loss/ fitness journey I'm on. I sometimes use that as a little mantra when I'm trying to push through a workout.

I just turned 40 this year, however most guess younger. Yesterday I went to a BYOB house warming and the girl at the liquor store asked for ID as she wasn't sure, boy was she surprised when I handed over my I.D.

I work for an Energy Company as an HR Advisor, so basically my job is to help managers and employees navigate HR programs. My client group includes the unionized work force so labor relations is a huge component of my job. I actually work at an operational site so I fly to work on Mondays and fly home on Thursdays. While I'm at site I stay in camp. Now by camp I don't mean tents. It's actually closer to a small hotel room. Hey you get used to someone else making your bed, cleaning, and making your meals. My work attire is t-shirts and jeans. At some point I'll be transferred back to the head office in Calgary and will have to get my corporate self on.

I'm an only child so I like to say I don't understand the concept of sharing. I apparently have a fairly unique laugh and people recognize me based on that alone at times which makes me think of Elmo. I do have a reputation of being funny and a tell it like it is sort of person. I'm pretty good at being tactful, well most of the time. The only times I might not be is if someone asks me for my brutally honest opinion.

By nature I'm an introvert especially in new situations, but can quickly turn into an extrovert if I'm comfortable. While I've certainly been to conferences before they've all been work related so this is my first blogging conference. This is also my first trip to central USA. For trips to the US I usually stick to California or Nevada.

My goal at Fitbloggin is to try as much as I can. I'm going to every workout on the schedule. I'm really looking forward to the Zumba, the Jump Fitness and the 5K. The only thing I have to miss is the McCormick tour as my flight time just didn't gel.

I'm so looking forward to meeting bloggers I've followed forever plus meet new people. I just followed the Fitbloggin attendee and sponsor list on Twitter. I started to work my way through the blog lists to follow as well.

Can't believe this is only 4 days away. I'm starting to pack today as my schedule this week is super complicated.

Alright now on to regularly scheduled programming.

I made these yesterday

I've seen loads of bloggers create these and I think it's a good visual goal reminder. I'm using 5 beads per pound, hey those .2, .4, .6 and .8 add up. In the pounds to go jar there are 265 beads - 53lbs to goal. I started from my original starting weight when I walked through the doors of WW.

Speaking of WW, I slept through weigh in yesterday I totally forgot to set my alarm. I will automatically miss next Saturday due to Fitbloggin so next WI is in two weeks. It's definitely been a catch up on sleep weekend. Not sure if I'll have time to blog before Fitbloggin but I plan on documenting my journey and writing a recap when I return.

I do hope all of you are enjoying your Sunday...Hugs!!


Enz said...

I am so looking forward to your Fitbloggin report when you return.
Have an awesome time and do everything you can!!

Enz said...

P.S. I love your hair!!!

marie said...

So jealous.

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Started packing? Started packing? I generally pack on the way to the airport...

Anywho, see ya at Fitblogggin!

Patty said...

I love this intro and I LOVED meeting you at FitBloggin! I'm so glad we met and spent some time together this weekend. You are a beautiful girl and I look forward to reading about your journey and meeting up again in Portland next year.