Gastric Bypass Did Not Cure Me of Being Fat

In December 2013 I greeted my 2yr gastric bypass surgiversary (I still hate that stupid word) with mixed emotions. I felt successful and proud of what I had accomplished in 2013 but that sense of pride was countered with the realization that even though I THOUGHT I had it all figured out...I was wrong. TRUTH BOMB! Although I have definitely created some fantastically healthy NEW habits, I still...

2014 IPL Fitness Challenge!

Join the I'mperfect Life 2014 Fitness Challenge! I challenge YOU to participate in TEN races, competitions or achieve your own fitness goals  THIS YEAR that keep you TRAINING, IMPROVING and SUCCEEDING! How it works: Register by January 31st  Set 10 goals for yourself that will physically challenge you to be faster, stronger, BETTER than you were before. Whether it's to be able to DO...

Fitness Challenge FAQ

I have been getting lots of questions so here's a quick FAQ page for you! Q) Do I have to do TEN races in order to participate? A) NO!    In fact you don't have to do ANY races in order to participate in this challenge! Remember, this is a Physical Fitness Challenge!  There are other ways to be physically fit! That's what this is about! Set your own fitness goals and make them happen! Q)...

Why Compression Wear?

This is the stuff!  The good stuff!  It's what I wear AND what the contestants on the Biggest Loser wear!  So you know it's good! The topic of what to wear when working out comes up a lot in the I'mperfect Forum.  Between shoes and clothing, it's a hot topic.  So here's a little post about WHY we should all wear compression wear! First of all, if you haven't read my What it Feels Like to be...

September Update- Lots of Ups and few Downs

It's been a while since I wrote an update so I thought I'd go ahead and do that now since there has been some exciting stuff happening here at I'mperfect Life!  September 1st was my 36th birthday (Happy Birthday to me!) and it was a start to a wild month! First of all, I've launched my I'mperfect Life Coaching website.  YAY!  I have yet to promote it as there has been so much going on and...

One Year Crossfit – Life Changing

Dear Jeff… It's been one year since I signed up for Crossfit.  One year since I wrote an angry letter to my gym because I felt like they had advertised falsely and were discriminating against my fat-self. I threw a pretty good fit feeling lied to and offended based on assumptions that were a direct result of my own insecurities.  So when the head coach called me into his office one...

My First “Tri”!

So this past Sunday I had my first triathlon experience and let me tell you, it was nothing less than totally and completely a-freaking-mazing! If you've been following me for a while you know that this has been on my list of things to do.  I decided back in January that it was going to happen this year and set my mind to making it happen.  Now I say that like I actually followed through on...

Fueling For Endurance Post WLS (Gastric Bypass) Part 1: The Freak Out

You may have noticed that I have a pretty crazy race schedule for August.  Four races in Four weeks, including a 6 miler an 8 miler and a 12.25 mile triathlon sprint. One of the things I'm learning...slowly is that I have to fuel myself differently than other "athletes".  (I have a hard time using the word "athlete" to describe myself because, well, you know...I'm just me.)  Anyway during my...

Getting Ahead of Myself…

Okay, quick post...even though I just posted a quick post like five minutes ago. I am getting ahead of myself.  I'm so excited about all this exciting stuff that I'm letting the  excitement get me off course. EXCITE! I have my first Spartan Race  on March 24th-- my number one fitness goal for my weight-loss journey   It's the whole reason I signed up for Crossfit. My plan this whole...

Oh It’s On!

Do you see that smile?  That is the smile of a VERY lucky girl!  I have been trying to get this bike since September.  I've been in the bike store multiple times over the last several months eyeing this bike until I finally put down a deposit in January.  This bike has kept me from spending money frivolously (knowing I needed to save my pennies) it has kept me eating healthy (trying to win...