Friday, September 28, 2012

More FitBloggin, New Hair & Day 1

Well Hello,

Can I say how it good it is to be home? I've been all over the place lately. I worked right up to FitBloggin, went to FitBloggin then back to work the next day. I pretty much dumped my suitcase and packed my backpack for site, turned around and left.

I got to work on Monday not realizing my Thursday meeting was in Fort McMurray not Calgary so I had nothing with me. Good thing I keep duplicates of everything in my camp room so I had a toothbrush and clean underwear.

Wednesday night took the bus from site to Fort McMurray (2hr ride), checked into the hotel, grabbed dinner at The Keg and then to sleep. Next day was full meetings and super bad food like The Keg for supper, waffles for breakfast, chicken fingers and fries for lunch; and pizza for supper. Yeah I know not the behaviour of someone who wants to lose weight. I felt like was I on a run away train so happy to home to reset and start over.

It started today with new hair


A few inches shorter and freshly trimmed fringe, I love the blunt hair cut perhaps it comes from being a science fiction fan and always liking the Vulcans and Romulans on Star Trek.


At any rate I wanted to share a few more pictures from FitBloggin with you all.

I had to fly from Calgary to Toronto in order to catch a plane for Baltimore, so a view of the Toronto skyline as we were starting to land. The pointy thing in the middle is the CN Tower.


I passed this mural on the way to the luggage once I landed in Baltimore. The airport was crawling with US soldiers dressed in dessert fatigues. Then I remembered there's a huge military base in these parts. When I actually got off the plane and into the terminal there was a big line of their packs it almost looked like a snake. I was tempted to take a photo but didn't know if that was appropriate.

On the first night of FitBloggin there was a little social get together that also involved making you name tag. Next year I'll make sure to bring some Canadian Flag and Cowboy related stickers.

This is the amazing Susan or you may know her as Foodie McBody, she gave a one woman performance about finding out she was facing diabetes. It was incredibly moving and touching. I think she gave me my very first hug at FitBloggin. She is also a Weight Watcher so I feel kinship with her.

I then went for dinner with two brand new FitBloggin friends the wonderful Amy from Mostly Forward and Cali from Broccoli Cupcakes, as we were eating at J.Paul's a pirate ship drifted by with a whole lot people yelling "Argh".

The next day there was a Crossfit Class with Reebok and I got paired off with the amazing Dani (who I did not get a pic with :(. She's a WW leader, and a super fun person.

I'm actually reading a book right now about the history of Crossfit, it's a good read.


I also like how it explains some of the exercises at the back. As long as I'm on a fly in fly out schedule I won't be joining a Crossfit gym, way too expensive for something I can only use for 3 days anything in writing is super helpful.

I almost forgot the amazing sway they gave us, I was warned but I never expected such generosity. Those fabulous Reebok Flex are super comfortable and actually designed for crossfit or any cross training. I had to leave the yoga mat and cereal you can barely see behind.

I'll post more FitBloggin pictures tomorrow and introduce to more people I met plus some shots from my short exploration of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Tomorrow I go back to weigh in and I'm declaring a restart - Day 1. I saw a very scary number on the scale last night but I need to face up to facts and go back to basics. I'm going to buy a new tracker tomorrow and get this show on the road. I have a 5K on Oct 20 and the Disney Wine and Dine Half on November 10th both dates are looming very close.

Whatever number comes up tomorrow it's data and data I need to make the right changes.

Hope you had a great Friday.

Hugs!!!

3 comments:

mostlyforward said...

Love the hair! It looks fantastic! I need to get that taken care of as well. :) You have a great attitude going in....it does kind of feel like a Day 1, a fresh start at this point, doesn't it? But it's kind of exciting...today I had some of that FitMixer stuff after my run. I'd never have thought of buying it but since I had it, I thought I'd try it. I think after Fitbloggin' we'll all be trying a few things we haven't done before, and going back to restarting the things we have.

I can't believe it's been a week already, it feels like yesterday and a million years ago all at the same time.

mostlyforward said...

Love the hair! It looks fantastic! I need to get that taken care of as well. :) You have a great attitude going in....it does kind of feel like a Day 1, a fresh start at this point, doesn't it? But it's kind of exciting...today I had some of that FitMixer stuff after my run. I'd never have thought of buying it but since I had it, I thought I'd try it. I think after Fitbloggin' we'll all be trying a few things we haven't done before, and going back to restarting the things we have.

I can't believe it's been a week already, it feels like yesterday and a million years ago all at the same time.

Patty said...

I LOVE the new hair cut! I've been considering bangs for awhile but since I just grew out last years. I might wait a bit.

Going to put that crossfit book on my to read list. I'm still on the fence about it too. I'm a workout at home person, so gyms don't really interest me.