The Fit Empress: Updates from the Empire of Me!

1205068_SMJPGI’m back, and the Fit Empress has a new home!  Follow me as I move through my journey of fitness, life and fun.

I started this blog in November 2013 as a way to document my weight loss journey (still in progress).

Flash forward to July 2014 and here I am: Continue reading


Back from VayCay and Making Plans

I finally have a few months with limited travel – time to focus!

I survived 3 weeks at World Cup without gaining any weight – all that walking and heat actually shaved off another couple of pounds despite all the food and alcohol!

Given my good fortune – I’m taking it as a sign to keep the train going and jumpstart my plans to reach my initial goal weight by October 1st.  Roughly 2lbs a week for the next 14 weeks – that’s actually pretty reasonable.

Now it’s a matter of strength, focus and willpower.

I think I can do it – therefore I will.  That’s actually going to be close to two months away from the 1 year mark of when I started this journey, so I really want to meet my goals by week 52.

My travel schedule picks up pretty significantly again this Fall and I want to be ready for the fun to come without worrying about how I look.  I’ve lost over 30 lbs already, but there is still much work to do!

Slacker Update

Since I got back from Europe I’ve been so slack – I admit it.  I had a few days of food slacking, but I’m back on track with my food and my exercise now, so things are looking up!

I have set some new goals for myself – I want to get a couple of fitness certifications this year both for the general feeling of badassery, as well as to help me stay on track with my fitness goals.  Training for a cert with a defined timeline will keep me focused – having a clear goal usually works best for me.

I”m excited, but also intimidated.  I do worry that my body won’t be able to do what I want it to, but I’m excited at the possibility of pushing to see if I can do it.

I’m going to get back into my blogging for the next few weeks until my next trip – I want to stay focused the next couple of weeks to jumpstart my progress which has stagnated since I got back from my trip.

Happy Memorial Day!

I’m back!!! Two weeks in Europe and today was my first day back at the gym.

Spin class was great and the saying is true – you never regret a workout!

Working on setting new goals for the rest of the year and maybe even the rest of my life.

One thing I am happy about – one of many- having lost the 30 lbs and being more physically fit made me so much more confident on my trip that I could walk anyway and do anything and even take pictures unfettered by insecurity. I’m not where I want to be ultimately, but where I am right now is just fine too!

I’m on my journey with so much more to come!!!

Yin Yoga Weekend!

Amazing two days learning so much about the human body and learning to find your new edges while still working within the limits your bones and physical make-up allow. Keeping the body fluid requires keeping your joints and ligaments mobile and flexible. That’s what Yin Yoga provides.

Your hips may not be tight- your bones and joints may legitimately be limiting your range of motion. However, you can still work to keep the natural mobility you have, even if it isn’t as wide or as open as you might like.

Your body is your body. It doesn’t need to look any other way than what it truly is to the best it can be. Yin yoga is about your body taking the shape as suits it, not bending your body into a pose to look like something or someone else.

Love your body, know it’s limitations and keep striving to make it the best it can be!

Bonus- a beautiful weekend at the beach!

On November 24, 2013, this number was 229.1.

5 months later and this was the number on my scale this morning. I’ve now lost 33.5 pounds. It’s taken a lot of work and discipline, but in some ways, it has been a very natural change. I still have more weight to lose, but I’m so much closer than I was!

Stay focused, even if you get off track. The results will come.

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