thedwarfandthegiant


6 year anniversary trip
April 10, 2012, 4:42 am
Filed under: getting in shape, our engaged fun life

We decided to celebrate our anniversary with a weekend get away. With the wedding under the 3 month mark we needed to be frugal so free was right up our alley. Also, we need to get all the practice hikes in we can. We hiked into Hoegee Campground and did a day hike to the summit of Mount Zion.
We had perfect weather and we were shocked to arrive at Hoegee’s to an empty campground. I think we had Easter to thank. My favorite part of the trip was our picnic and reading time at the top of a waterfall. Great weekend!

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Pre honeymoon backpacking training (phew that was long)
March 16, 2012, 4:53 am
Filed under: getting in shape

We are going to need to do quite a bit of backpacking to get ready for our New Zealand honeymoon. This was our first “training” weekend.

We went to Spruce Grove in the Angeles Forest. It was great weather and not too crowded. We got to try Ryan’s newest DIY project, the trekking pole chair. We met a nice old guy that lived out there and talked with him on a bit of our hike. One thing I would change would to bring more food. I got “hangry” whilst skipping lunch for some trail mix. Hungry camper=unhappy camper.

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We were starving so I insisted we grab the first Mexican food restaurant we could find. It was incredible!

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Camp Pendleton mud run
July 10, 2011, 5:09 pm
Filed under: getting in shape

On June 5th 2011 Ry and I participated in the mud run at camp Pendleton. I never thought I’d be able to do it. Its a 10k in mud with obstacles and hills… Lots of hills. I’m so happy that we were able to do it together. 🙂

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Getting wedding bod ready
May 10, 2011, 7:45 pm
Filed under: getting in shape

I know that most people have some kind of improving they’d like to do for themselves. The engagement period is the perfect time to lose that extra ten pounds. It was perfect timing for me that I got engaged at Christmas. My work started the “biggest loser” competition in January. The entry was $25. Winner got $200, 2nd place $125, and third $75. I wanted that money to go towards My wedding dress because I’m a bride on a budget!
In 2008 I saw some photos of me that made me sick. I was fat! I didn’t even realize that I had cellulite on my arms, legs, and stomach. My dr weighed me at 144 lbs. At 5’1 this was overweight. My healthy and happy weight is 115 lbs I started working out and drinking/eating less. I lost 20 pounds by 2009! Hooray!
Come January 2011 I weighed in at 134.4. I had gained some of that weight back. I had 90 days to shed. I worked out nearly every day. Ryan put together a meal plan with Obar’s help. During the entire competition I was on the heels of my co worker, Paul. I thought there was no way I could beat him.
The Monday of the weigh in I came to the office early. I weighed myself and did the math. I was at 12.1% body weight loss. I knew Paul was about this too. I headed to my work gym to sweat out a little more. I was only able to make it 20 minutes on the elliptical. I weighed in again, this time with the official. I lost 17 pounds! This put me at 12.5% body loss. Paul was 12.2%. I won!! If I didn’t do that last workout Paul would have one by a tenth of a percent. Never sell yourself short.

You can imagine my happiness last week when I saw the scale under 120!!! I don’t think I’ve been here for 10 years. My goal is 110 by the wedding. I signed up for the camp Pendleton 10k mud run in 3 weeks. The training should be a great motivator for working out.
Everyone is asking how I did it and what’s the secret. Here you go:
Eat less, move more. 🙂

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