Fitness and Health Friday #BlackFriday Edition

by Laura Lohr on November 27, 2015

Fitness&HealthFridayWow! What a week I had this week! This might be my favorite Fitness and Health Friday ever! I don’t even know where to start! I’m down 7 pounds on Lindora, in 7 days! That’s a pound a day! I ran 5 miles on Sunday. That’s the farthest I’ve run in a very, very long time. I’m feeling motivated. I’m feeling good!

Lindora is going very well! This week will be a little funky, because they are closed on Thanksgiving and I’ll be out of town today. HOWEVER, I’ve been going 5 days a week to weigh in and discuss my previous day’s events. It has been especially motivating, because I know I have to be accountable for all the food I put in my mouth. It has been especially helpful, because I have someone I can pose questions to, whenever they come up. They are always willing to help and the staff knows their stuff. I love going and look forward to seeing the numbers drop on the scale every time I go in. AMAZING! LOVE!

Running has been going really well. As I mentioned, I ran 5 miles on Sunday, around our neighborhood. I’ve been trying to incorporate hills, as I know there will be hills on the Carlsbad Half Marathon course in January. It’s crazy to think I am getting so close to the race. When I completed 5 miles, I was able to gain the confidence that I can do this race. I’m nearing the halfway point in mileage and I know I can do this!

I haven’t been excited about the fact that I still have to walk a lot when I am doing these training runs. I find myself getting out of breath a lot and having to walk. I have to give myself a break though—I’ve drastically cut my calories and carbs on my diet, and my body is still adjusting. Besides, RunKeeper tells me that I’m going further and faster over time. I have to remember where I came from—when running a quarter mile without stopping was a huge challenge. Look at me now! I’m running a mile or two at a time at a much faster pace and without those walking breaks that used to be so necessary.

I feel like I’m making so much improvement in all areas of my life, but sometimes, I get a little short-sighted and start comparing what I can do to what I used to be able to do. There’s a part of me that still gets very discouraged because I am disappointed and even embarrassed that I’ve lost my athletic ability that I cherished so much. These are baby steps and I know that I can be my worst critic.

Yesterday was Thanksgiving and I had a successful day! I followed my Lindora plan pretty close to perfect, in spite of all the carby concoctions that are typically temptations for me. For me, the desserts aren’t what matters. No, it’s the mashed potatoes, the stuffing, the bread, the crackers, and the yummy goodness that got me to the place I’m at now.

Today, we’re at Knott’s Berry Farm, doing our family tradition together. I’ve mentioned before how much love we have for this tradition. We love Knott’s because there is something to do for everyone. We’re springing for the Fast Pass today, to make sure we get to maximize the number of rides we can ride.

Until next time, have a Happy Black Friday and Happy Cyber Monday.

Question: What did you do to stay healthy and fit over your Thanksgiving?

Disclosure: I have been offered a 10 weeks with Lindora, in exchange for sharing my personal opinions and experiences with Lindora. All opinions are my own. I only share information about products, companies, and services I believe will be helpful for my readers. I’m losing weight and following the plan on Lindora and loving it!


Farm at Fairplex Family Volunteer Day

November 23, 2015

Growing up in Southern California, one of my very favorite memories was going to the Los Angeles County Fair. On Saturday, I got to take a walk down memory lane and visit the Farm at Fairplex at the L.A. County Fair for Family Volunteer Day. When I was a kid, every September, I loved walking through the exhibits. Every year, when the fair came, I loved the flower exhibits, the animal exhibits, and I loved all things agriculture. I have always loved gardening and growing up we had horses. I was happy to come out and check out what they […]

Health and Fitness Friday 11/20/2015

November 20, 2015

Wow! It’s already Health and Fitness Friday again! How did it come so quickly? Next Friday will be the day after Thanksgiving and Black Friday—which totally blows my mind! I cannot believe that 2015 is nearing its end and what a year it has been! There has been so many changes in my life, including my return to running, which I am so very excited about! This week, I started the Lindora program and I have to say that while it isn’t necessarily easy, it has been an incredible experience. The support I am receiving daily is beyond what my […]

Turkey Trot 5k

November 18, 2015

Since we’ve been in Temecula, I have to admit, it has been a life like we couldn’t have imagined! We’ve met so many new friends and it feels like we’ve been here forever. Annually, the school that Allie Kat goes to hosts a Turkey Trot 5k. Allie Kat and I have been running with the school running club since the beginning of the year. Her and I have made friends with many of the parents and kids from her school. Naturally, we were excited to show off our running club skills out on the road. Here’s my Turkey Trot 5k […]

Fitness and Health Friday 11/13/2015

November 13, 2015

Welcome to Fitness and Health Friday! It’s been a while since we’ve had an edition of Fitness and Health Friday, yet I’m happy to report that there has been a lot going on in the fitness and health department around here! I’m so excited to share! I’m going to run the Carlsbad Half Marathon in January! Yay! I haven’t run a half marathon in a long, long while, however, I’ll be doing it this January! It has been a challenge to get back into shape—slow and steady wins the race! I’ve been “training” since the beginning of 2015, starting with […]

6th Annual Battle of the Badges: Lindora Lean for Life

November 9, 2015

I’ve been hearing the commercials for Lindora on KFI, a radio station in southern California for many years now. The program has been endorsed by one of my favorite radio personalities, Bill Handel, who has personally used the Lindora weight loss program. The other day, I had the opportunity to get to know a little bit more about Lindora, at the Battle of the Badges finale, that took place at the Norco state prison. The Battle of the Badges is a yearly competition that is hosted by Lindora to help bring awareness about obesity and heart disease among prison guards—a problem that afflicts prison […]

Moving On

November 4, 2015

Wow! Live is truly an adventure! It has been an incredible couple of months! We recently sold our “dream home” in San Diego County and relocated to Temecula. Moving Allie Kat from San Diego to Temecula, was something we didn’t take lightly. She had only known San Diego. All of her friends and life as she knew it was East San Diego. It was a huge decision, but we prayed about it, we mulled it over, we dissected it a million different ways, and finally agreed—it was time to move on. We had dear, dear friends here. We have family […]

Disney Tomorrowland

June 15, 2015
Tomorrowland Poster

Disney Tomorrowland was released in theaters recently and a flood of fond memories washed over me. I grew up in Southern California and as a kid, we would go to Disneyland at least once a year. I looked forward to those visits and savor the magic of those visits even today. When I was a kid, Tomorrowland always fascinated me at Disneyland. Back then, there were a few attractions, such as the People Mover, Captain EO, Star Tours, Mission to Mars, Space Mountain and the Tron attraction are all memories that will forever be exciting childhood memories of innovative technology […]

Marvel Avengers: AGE OF ULTRON

June 8, 2015
Avengers Poster

I’m not TYPICALLY a superheroes fan or “boy movies,” but I do have a confession to make. I adore Robert Downey, Jr. and I adore the Iron Man character.  I feel like I grew up with Robert Downey, Jr. and he’s such a talented actor. Admittedly, the Tony Stark, Iron Man character is hands-down, my favorite eccentric superhero of all time. So, of course, I was on board to see Avengers Age of Ultron. Avengers is great because it really is a movie that pleases my entire family (Note: It is PG-13. It may not be appropriate for smaller children.) Who wouldn’t […]

Knott’s Berry Farm #KnottsIronReef #NewAtKnotts

June 4, 2015
Thumbnail image for Knott’s Berry Farm #KnottsIronReef #NewAtKnotts

The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. I have previously shared my love for Knott’s Berry Farm, basically since I started this blog, almost 10 years ago! As a family, we have been going to Knott’s for about 30 years, multiple times every year! I’ve seen my oldest nephew grow up at Knott’s Berry Farm. We have so many memories of my nieces, nephews, […]