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It’s been a long week. I must have caught something. I wrote last week about coughing myself awake and what not. Well last Friday I got up at 4:45am and went to Doc’s and did bi’s and tris, went home got my stuff together and went to fight gone bad Friday at 9am at Campos and then headed to the shore. I got there, grabbed the keys to the wave runner and went to find Flipper.
My grandmother lived for summers at the shore. She knew she’d get company. She knew she’d sucker us into house projects. And honestly I just think she loved the beach and the sun. She worked hard for our shore house and it meant a lot to her. My brother and sister kinda adopted that feeling too. So my condo in Wildwood and wave runners are a big deal to me. As I gassed it up and headed towards the ocean, I said a little prayer to grams, “the summer is almost over gram, this is my first ride and if you are out there I’d love to see a couple dolphins.” Well the tides were changing and as I fought my way across the ocean and then it happened. I saw a baby one jump right in front of me as I was taking pictures. Then out of no where there were about 25-30 of them surrounding me. It was an amazing sight. I only got on the wave runners once last summer before I broke my wrist. So I was sooo happy. I also fit on the wave runner so much better at 25 pounds lighter than the previous summer. I was overwhelmed.
We played Carney’s in Cape May that night and it was pretty awesome for a Friday night show. By the second set you’d think it was a holiday weekend. Made some new friends. Went home exhausted. Went to bed. Woke up coughing with no voice.
I got a little beach time in on Saturday thinking that a little blackberry brandy would get me through my show at Sugarhouse Casino but it didn’t. I was toast. Thank god the rest of the band really doesn’t need me to put on a show. I have so many talented singers around me.
Sunday Morning I got up, went to urgent care. Found out that I had acute bronchitis and started my medicine. All by 10am.
I took off Sunday completely. Did nothing.
Monday I was feeling a little better and went to 5:30am boot camp, then trained chest with Doc and then later that afternoon went to OTF Longhorne for the first time.
Tuesday I went to Docs for legs, a bootcamp and then a night time OTF.
Wednesday I had rehearsal so I went to 5:30am bootcamp and got to train shoulders with Doc. No OTF.
You wouldn’t know I was sick because I was working my ass off. In the gym and honestly in the kitchen too. My eating has been better than it ever has been.
Got on the scale this morning and I am down another 5.4lbs. I HAVE CROSSED under 300lbs. I have hit my second goal. Yesterday, I was about a half pound lighter but today I weigh 298.3. I have lost a total of 113.5 pounds in 15 months and 26 days 🙂 14.2 pounds lost since starting my training at Doc’s exactly a month ago tomorrow.
Found out first hand that there really is a difference between working out and training.
So guess what. A few more pounds and I am going flying. I want to make sure with clothes on and stuff I am still under the mark. I was yesterday so hopefully it all stays on point. The helicopter is going to be my bitch. And let’s not forget though. I am afraid of heights. But I am going to do it anyway.
I cant really tell you if I remember the last time I was under 300lbs. I have set my next goal at 285. That’s about the lightest I’ve even been in my adulthood and a good maintenance area for me.
When I told Doc this morning he was very excited. Told me he won a bet. I told him I wanted half the money. Said it wasn’t like that. I was curious who bet against me. He wasn’t having it and wouldn’t tell me. Not really sure why anyone would bet against me. They definitely haven’t been reading here or know me.
So what’s next. I keep working my ass off. Hopefully literally. I will do my best to lead by example in all aspects of life. Even sick it’s been having a great week with wedding bookings, the gym and just trying to stay upbeat and happy. I haven’t yelled or bitten anyone’s head off so that’s a plus.
It took me awhile to play with the puzzle but it’s all coming together now.
Thanks for the love and support. I better shut up now.
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