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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Never did I imagine...

It’s Thursday.  I’ve almost survived my first week back from the resort. It has definitely been a bit of overload and adjustments.  I’ve been staying busy with the kid’s activities, coming back to work, trying to make sure my meals are nutritious and just getting back into my normal routine.  I’m finding it hard to fit in as many workouts as I would like but I have total faith I will be back in full swing soon.  I just have so much to do right now I don’t know how or when I will get it all done.  My body is longing to be pushed to the brink again though.  Tonight I will do the treading class that we had on Thursdays at the resort on my own at Aspen.  It’s a wonderful cardio workout and I know some of my friends will be doing it as well wherever they are so I can pretend we’re doing it together.  This weekend my plan is to do nothing but workout, unpack, go through clothes and relax with the family.  Oh and hopefully catch up on some sleep! I can’t wait!

Experienced another first last night.  A week ago while on a hike, I received an email asking me if I would be interested in doing a photo shoot to be on the cover and featured in the weight-loss profile of Q Magazine for May.  Needless to say, I was pretty blown away.  Not sure what Q Magazine is?  It’s put out by the Des Moines Register, looks similar to Juice, but the Q stands for quality of life through health.  I never imagined I’d be on the cover of anything and certainly not something that featured health and fitness, unless they needed an example of what not to do.  It’s another amazing testament to how much my life has changed in the last two years. 

I was pretty nervous when I arrived.  They had a stylist come in and do my hair and make-up.  As a woman, I will never turn down being pampered so this was awesome.  Luckily, Patt, the super cool reporter that did the piece on Molly & I for the Register in March came in and chatted with me while the stylist worked her magic.  It helped tremendously to put my nerves at ease and it was great to catch up with her.  I changed into my first outfit and the photographer and I got started.  I felt so silly posing and trying to look “natural”.  Photo shoot plus Lyndee is not a natural occurrence.  Luckily, the guy was great, the urge to vomit subsided and I was able to smile.  By the time I changed into my second outfit I was actually having a lot of fun with it.  Hopefully they got a few shots that they can use.  Tonight is my interview for the piece and the issue will come out on Friday, May 18th.  It will be inside the Des Moines Register paper that day, or you can find it online at the link below.  Chalk it up to another magical experience for Lyndee.

It has rained every day since I returned to Iowa. I get that its spring but I’m really hoping it clears off this weekend so I can get outside and get moving!  Plus, I want Molly to have some great weather for her first sprint triathlon of the year.  Rock it out, Molly. Motivate! Dominate! Destroy!  


Yesenia said...

That is so awesome Lyndee. You have worked so hard and accomplished so much. It is great that you are being feature in this magazine. Who knows how many women out there will be inspired by you.

Molly said...

Thanks Lyndee! I hope the weather is good too! Fingers crossed! MDD!!!