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 What a rollercoaster of a day!!!  I woke up early today.  I felt refreshed from a good night’s sleep (getting to bed early just like I planned).  I had my green smoothie with spinach, mango, blueberries, whey, psyllium, flax seed and wheat germ (Breakfast of Champions).  I packed my gym bag and headed to the Tuesday nursing home.  All was going according to plan!!  I had a patient sing to me..”You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine.  You make me happy, when skies are gray.  you never know, dear, how much I love you.  Please don’t take my Sunshine away!!”  She had a Beautiful voice!!  I was going from room to room, doing my thing when I ran into a new rehab patient.  She  had neuropathy.  I began to debride her nails and I noticed that her big toe had dried blood on the tip.  I cleansed the area to find the source of the drainage and I noticed that she was missing the tip of her toe.  There was a steel pin exposed from a bunion surgery performed 20 years ago!!  The patient denied any trauma to the toe.  She couldn’t feel her feet so she was completely UNAWARE that the pin worked its way through the tissue.  I had to inform her of the status of her toe.  I have wound consults all the time, but I was consulted to see her for diabetic nail care!!  This was yet ANOTHER wake up call for me!!  I’m YOUNG and HEALTHY and it will ALL change IF I DON’T get the weight off and live a healthier lifestyle!! 

Still keeping to my plan, I went to my NM office, did a little paperwork, changed clothes and I was OFF TO THE GYM!!!  I did a KILLER lower body/core routine (generated by dailyburn.com and revised by moi) I felt STRONG!!!! After which, I slid into the last 20 min of a spin class!!!  (I must RE-Introduce my BOOTY to the SPINNING BIKE SEAT!!!  This was a Hills spin class so I was out of the saddle for most of the ride!!! YIPEE!!  I just wish the spin bikes had a distance reading OR than my Garmin could record a stationary bike!!!  Unfortunately, neither are true….

I went home, took a shower and began to make dinner for my WEEKLY Biggest Loser Par-Tay!!!  Spaghetti:  Wheat Pasta, ground turkey breast, and a killer salad!!! 

 This Biggest Loser episode was the “marathon” episode!!!  So much fun tweeting with my Biggest Loser Tweethearts!!!  I’m going to do a post with their blog links next week for the finale!  😉  Had a few tweets from @Tara_Costa (Who held the BL marathon record before last night) and @Ali_Sweeney who took it like a champ when I asked her if one of her tweets was english!!!  LOL!!!  We laugh, cry and even workout OR should I say #Tworkout during commercial breaks of Biggest Loser as @AprilShowrs of @shrinkingjeans tweets out exercises for us to do after 9 PM!!!  #GoodTimes  Watching the marathon unfold last night brought up strong emotions!!!  Exciting memories of watching Trish and Jenn of @FitBottomedGirl run their marathon in Jan. Excitement for Lori @slorunnermom who will be running her VERY FIRST MARATHON on 10/10/10 in Chicago with US, her Blackberry hearts cheering her on!!! (Yes, we ALL are planning to be there!!)  Some things were said to me via blackberry that made me think…I will dedicate a future post to that topic!! (Stay Tuned)

The Proudest, most Touching moment for me, last night was when former Biggest loser contestants were meeting the runners on the route to run with current contestants and give them support and encouragement!!!  @Ali_Sweeney Tweeted :  “Who would you want to run with you? #BL9”  to My SURPRISE….This tweet popped on my screen….

Slorunnermom: no hesitation I’d want @FitInMyHeart  🙂 RT @Ali_Sweeney: Who would you want to run with you? #BL9

 

WOW!!!!!!

 

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The Picture I Took This Morning AFTER My Run/Walk

 

This has been a VERY EXCITING week!  I was challenged by @kthenb to walk/run 3 miles Monday-Friday of this week.  I’m PROUD to report that WE DID IT!!!  I set a goal and achieved it!!!  It felt WONDERFUL!!!  This was in addition to the challenge I received from @slorunnermom on the dailyburn.com to complete 100 miles (running BUT she is gracefully allowing me to count ALL my miles 😉 ) She also challenged me to 100 miles biking!!!  I plan to “ride out” later today!!!  (I’m 16 miles behind her!!!)  I purchased a Garmin Forerunner 405.  I’m still trying to figure it out BUT when I manage to get it to work, it is an awesome training tool!!!  I have developed an accountability group for my diet!!  (Kat, Terri, and Kimmie) We send our logs to each other daily with our exercise included as well!!!  This is a great tool to help keep the bad food choices few and far between!!!  I have ONLY CONSUMED WATER for the month of May!  Another one of Kimmie’s Bright ideas!!!  It was hard at first BUT it’s getting easier!!!  I’m still able to drink my green smoothies in the morning for breakfast!!!  These little ditties give me soooooo much energy!!!  Starts my day off right!!!  Whenever I have a birthday, I evaluate where I am in my life!!!  I’m pretty darn happy with the direction my life is taking!!!  I decided to Add A Little “Spice” to my life in the form of a “Road Race” in January!!  Details a little later BUT for now, just know that I am moving daily, headed to becoming a
“Lean mean fighting machine”  I am also doing 200 crunches a day to get my abs TIGHT!!!  If EVERYTHING goes according to plan, I will get my belly button RE-pierced in Chicago in October when we go to watched @slorunnermom compete in her FIRST MARATHON EVER!!!!!!! (I’m SO EXCITED for her!!!)  So if you see me on twitter/Facebook/Myspace/Dailymile/or DailyBurn, ask me how my abs are coming along!!!  Help Keep me focused!!! 😉  This (the following video is just ONE of my “Ab Inspirations” (Janet Jackson is my number) 

Sooooo…. I was riding to the store yesterday and “talking” to a close friend of mine (that I havent met…YET) We were talking about this weeks successes and not quite successes.  Out of the blue, she asked me “What are you afraid of?  You have ALL the KNOWLEDGE/TOOLS to SUCCEED, so what is your damage?”  After I got over my initial annoyance that she would even have the NERVE to ask me such a thing, I began to look inside so that I could give her MY TRUTH!  It ISNT a fear of success!!  I Pride myself on being a SUCCESSFUL BLACK WOMAN!!  I LOVE to set goals and ACCOMPLISH them!!  It’s not childhood damage!!  I had THE BEST CHILDHOOD EVER!!  I’m NOT an Overeater… More times than not, I skip meals and UNDER EAT!! (I’m doing much better now) 

MY PROBLEM….. My “WHY” for WHY AM I STILL OVERWEIGHT?!?!? 

I Put EVERYONE’S NEEDS Before MY OWN!!!!! 

Carla has been trying to help me with this for a while but I really didn’t think it had anything to do with my weightloss….I WAS WRONG!!!!  I have ALL THE KNOWLEDGE!!!  ALL THE TOOLS!!!  I will set up a PLAN, go to bed, wake up, and Begin to make OTHERS Happy…. My Patients, Friends, Significant other, kids…..By the time I get to ME, I’m EXHAUSTED!!!  I tell myself … its ok, TOMORROW will be ALL ABOUT ME!!  I wake the next day and do THE EXACT SAME THING!!!!   

INSANITY:  DOING THE SAME THING AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT!! 

I’m smarter than this!!!  So, there!!!  I’ve found my WHY!!!  Now its time to CHANGE IT UP!!! 

STARTING TONIGHT…. Dinner AND Workouts completed by 9.  In bed AND lights out by 11!!!  This is just the tip of the ice berg!!  Full details coming soon!!  Please help me keep these goals!!  WE ARE A TEAM!!!  Ok, I’m going to end here…for now… Thanks Kimmie….For being MY MIRROR!!! 

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APRIL 14, 2010

12:01 AM…..This AMAZING Day began!!  I had 2 missions for this day! 1.  Be the first to wish my Dear friend Lori happy birthday and 2.  receive my first Reiki attunement.  The first mission was accomplished with perfect timing!!  Staying  up this late has its drawbacks.   I OVERSLEPT for my workout!!  No worries (I thought to myself) I will get in my cardio after work.  I had a hectic day in the Health Center (as always).  I left around 2:30 and headed home to get mentally prepared to receive my Reiki Attunement.  I changed into relaxing attire and called my Dear friend @dailykat . She is my guide/teacher on this journey.   After we spoke, I went to my relaxing spot, set up as she suggested.  I relaxed, grounded myself , and accepted the Reiki Attunement from Kat.  Ahhhhhhhh……The EXPERIENCE was, in a word…FANTABULOUS!!!!!  I felt more ALIVE, more ENERGETIC, More RELAXED than I have in a VERY LONG TIME!!!!!!  I looked on my blackberry in the group and saw that My Dear friend @kthenb had just completed a 5K…FOR FUN!!! I also knew that my “Twin” @teetee_71 was crushing it on the bike at the gym!!  Feeling BRAND NEW and completely and totally INSPIRED, I decided to catch the sunset 5 minutes from my house and walk/jog a 5K!!  I DID IT!!!  It was BEAUTIFUL!!  I took  ALL OF YOU WITH ME!!! 
 
THANK ALL OF YOU FOR LOVING AND SUPPORTING ME!!!!! XOXO

The Beginning of my "Personal" 5K (Wednesday 4/14/10)

and away, I go.... (1 mile across)

Counting my BLESSINGS (this sunset being one of them)

Not a worry , pain, nor fear.....not now....only PEACE....

FINISHED! No medals or crowds,Just ME and This Sunset....

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Me and Carla (@MizFitOnline) At the Disney Princess Half Marathon

 

Another wonderful weekend in the history books!!  I have 2 important blogs to get out this week!!  My FabFattie Cruise post and my Fitbloggin post!!  I think the posts that have pictures to add tend to scare me a little!!  I’m such a slow typist as it is and adding the pictures takes me FOREVER!!!!  I also had many action shots to add to this post BUT quite frankly, the picture above tells the story!!  This picture was taken when I went to Orlando to see @MizFitOnline (If you click on her name and it goes to her site, I want you to know that SHE Taught me how to do it!!!  Hey Carla… I DID IT!!! *Proud Smile*)  Carla taught me how to add links at #Fitbloggin!!!  More details later…in THAT post!!!  So, Carla, @workoutmommy and @AskWifey participated in the Disney Princess half Marathon!!!  They ALL did AMAZINGLY well!!!  When I go to see my friends compete, I am content just feeling the energy of the race and catching a glimpse of my friends in their glory!!!  PLUS, I usually meet some really cool spectators along the way!!  It’s a WIN/WIN!!!  This race was no different!!  I took my family up to Orlando.  We stayed in one of the Disney Resorts and went to Animal Kingdom!!  On the day of the race, they slept in while I went to the finish line at Epcot!!  I had my 2 Blackberries and my ipod and off I went!!  Carla was so freakin fast, that she blew by me!!!  Once she finished the race, she called me and asked me where I was!!  After a few texts and calls, she made her way out of the VIP tent (after running her first half marathon) JUST to meet little ole me!!!  I find myself getting a little choked up as I think back to the meeting because she CHOOSE to make the effort!!!  Many had gone back to the room because of fatigue, aches, pains, exhaustion TOTALLY UNDERSTANDABLE)…..But NOT MIZ….. SHE STAYED!!!!  Honestly, to know this woman is to love her!!!!  I ALWAYS knew she had a gentle soul, but at THAT MOMENT, it was confirmed!!!  True to Carla form…she would not let me focus on her….In the middle of all the hugs…she asked me…”What is the One thing that you must do to reach your goals…to have SUCCESS?”  She soooooo caught me off guard with that question!!!  This meeting was supposed to be about her!!!  Well…..Let me just say that her words echo in my ear daily!!  Whenever I start to get a little off track (Like this Saturday)  I ask myself… WHAT MUST I DO TO HAVE SUCCESS?!?  I MUST PUT ME FIRST!!!!!!!!   Thank You, Carla!!!  For Keeping me in line and having my back!!!!

WHAT WILL “YOU” DO THIS WEEK TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS?!? 

This morning…. I RAN!!! 😉

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 I had an amazing weekend!!!  It started out on Friday!  After an AWESOME day of  Feet and #FollowFridays, we headed up to Tampa to see “How To Train your Dragon”  in Imax 3D!!  This was a very cute movie!!  The ending disturbed me a bit, being a podiatrist and all, But it was very entertaining!!! (YES, I’M A BIG KID!!)   Once we left, we went down to the square (picture above).  You could hear the music blaring from 2 night clubs!!  2 songs stuck out….”Planet Rock” and “Don’t Stop Believing”  I Love them both for different reasons!!  We had the kids with us so no clubbing that night….BUT I will be going back!! 😉  Then, On Saturday, I was reminded how AMAZING  my Tweethearts are!!!  @FabFattieShan and @nomorebacon ran a 5K for Autism and made some PR times!!! WELL DONE, YOU 2!!  I was also impressed with @ShrinkingJeans!!  These Ladies AMAZE me DAILY!!!  They are in the process of Raising money while training for a half-marathon for  Team In Training!! @LissaJoy smashed an 8 mile long run, @ReallifAdv ran almost 7 miles while dealing with a foot injury and MY SHERO @Christieo ran on a #TreadmillInTheMall ALL DAY SATURDAY For 26 miles!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!

I have a SUPER DUPER PLAN For this week!!! @kthenb and I plan To SMASHIT, this week!!!!  Stay Tuned!!!  I also spent time at a friends with a BEAUTIFUL VIEW and I took time To SMELL THE ROSES!!!!!  I must say……

LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!

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 Hey Lovies!!!! I’m still Flying High from Fitbloggin 10!!! Job well done, @Ronisweigh!!!!  I had a crazy busy day in the Health Center so I am going to write my fitbloggin post tomorrow (nursing home day) This post is my weigh in post for @psbloggers!  My weight is 280.3 I am down 5.1 pounds in the last 2 weeks!!!  I have made some positive changes in my life!!! Details coming soon!!! STAY TUNED!!!!

Love Ya Lots,

Dr. Mo

 

 

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“THE FINISH LINE”
Jessica (@Jessimika28), Monica (@QTHouseOfBeauty), Me (@FitInMyHeart), and Luke (@KenpoDoc4)

   

What a WONDERFUL Valentine/MyrtleBeach5K/Girls Roadtrip/Tweet-up weekend!!!!  It started after work Thursday night 2/11/10.  Monica, Jessica, Betty (Cheerleader along for the ride) and I hit the road around 8:30 PM!  We had a 9 hour drive ahead of us.  We were ALL happy to be getting away for a little bit!!  I was EXTRA EXCITED because I was going to meet Eddie (@damanlovett), Joey (@PassionMD), CarolAnn (@ctreacy), and (@FabMissK) for the first time!!!  We had some audio books.  I had my Podcasts (@MizFitOnline @Dietgirl @TwoFitChicks… Yes I listen to them more than once…DOESNT EVERYBODY?!?)  The dive was filled with LOTS OF JOYOUS LAUGHTER AND GIRL TALK!!!  We arrived in Myrtle Beach just in time to see the sunrise from our hotel room!!  

Myrtle Beach Sunrise  

  

We ate some breakfast, took showers, and went to bed!!!  We needed to catch a little shut eye before we went to the expo to pick up our Race Numbers and other goodies!!!  About 4 hours into the nap…my brother called!  He and his wife denise (@sunnyd4) had already been to the expo and gotten their numbers.  They arrived in Myrtle Beach on Thursday (From knoxville, TN) They wanted to go over the marathon route (Denise was going to be running her first marathon on Saturday)  Joey also called and said they were going to be heading over to the expo around 1!  We started getting ready and made our way to the Expo!  

  

I knew that behind those walls….My friends were waiting to meet me for the first time!!!!!!   I was soooooooo excited!!!!!!  Let me just tell you….. I walked into the convention center filled with tons of people…and then heard…”MO” It was Eddie, Joey, and Kat running up to me from the left!!!  The warm tight hugs felt…LIKE HOME!!!!! Ahhhhhhhh…….  

Eddie (@damanlovett) and Joey (@PassionMD)  

  

Monica Shopping  

  

Jessica and Betty  

  

Headband I saw for Shannon (@FabFattieShan)  

  

Rottens #2 and #3 Sending me GOOD LUCK Vibes!!! (Love Them!!!)  

  

Me, Monica, and Jessica outside of the Expo  

  

Once we left the Expo, we met up for a late lunch!! I had a blast getting to know Eddie, Joey, and Carol Ann!!!  

  

  

We went back to the room , got changed, and took a little nap!  We planned to meet at 6:30PM to warm up.  The race started at 7!  Well…. Long story short, we had the wrong address and arrived at the starting line around 6:59!!!  No stretching….No warm up…Just racing!!  Btw….I DONT RECOMMEND THAT!!! :-/  I promised people I would take it easy and I did!!!  I planned to walk the entire race (Knee injury) but I did run a 3rd of  the race.  Monica decided to stay by my side and make sure I was ok!! (She’s the best).  While we were running…she was able to catch some action shots!!!  Oh…I forgot to mention…IT STARTED TO SNOW AT EXACTLY 7:00!!! Brrrrrr……  

  

 It was hard, long, and COLD… But WE MADE IT!!!! (DETERMINATION)  

  

The above picture was taken by my sister-in-law Denise (@sunnyd4).  She drove around and snapped pictures and cheered me on at EVERY MILE MARKER!!!!  I was looking forward to returning the favor the next morning while she was running her 1st marathon BUT it was cancelled due to the snow!!! 😦  After the race…we went home to shower and change.  We ate a wonderful mexican restaurant.  Once we left, we tried to find Joey’s Beach house but the snow was making the travel unsafe for us Floridians!!  We headed back to the hotel.  We managed to take some pictures to take back to Florida to share with the family and friends!!  

Snow Covered Stop Sign

 

Monica making snow balls

 

Then it was time to warm up a little bit in the heated pool and the lazy river…..My Knees were pleased!!! LOL  

  

Once we checked out of the hotel on Saturday, we drove the marathon route to cheer on the dedicated runners that ran the race (unofficially) It was TRULY INSPIRATIONAL!!!  We worked up an appetite with all that cheering so we stopped for some brunch!!  

Pecan and Banana Pancakes (Shared By 3)

 

 After brunch, we met up with my brother, Denise, Eddie, Joey, and Carol Ann at the mall.  We shopped for Valentine gifts, Laughed, shared, BONDED!!!!  My first 5K was physically, pretty painful BUT I wouldn’t have changed the experience FOR ANYTHING!!!!  My Family was by my side AND I made some REALLY GREAT FRIENDS!!! Cant wait until my next FITNESS/TWITTER Adventure!!!!  My Goal this year is to meet ALL OF MY FAVORITE TWEETHEARTS!!!  My #FabFattieCruise I met @FabFattieShan, @KyraTX, and @JeepJenn.  My #MyrtleBeach5K I met @Damanlovett @PassionMD and @ctreacy (Family/Friends that participated with me @QtHouseOfBeauty @Jessimika28 @Elisa_Hola @KenpoDoc4: My Brother and his wife @sunnyd4)… NEXT STOP….#Fitbloggin     “I Got A Feelin” ;-))

Me (@FitInMyHeart), Joey (@PassionMD), Carol Ann (@ctreacy), and Eddie (@damanlovett)

Love Ya Lots 

Dr. Mo ( New Twitter Name @FitInMyHeart) 

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