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Hey Lovelies!

Big News!

SeeSondraSlim officially has it’s own domain!

What does that mean, you may ask? It means that I have purchased the domain name, and it is now simply SeeSondraSlim.com! No more .wordpress shenanigans! We are gettin’ TOO legit!

With all this ‘re-branding’ craziness I have been so excited to start with, it has been more than an inspirational week! I am so excited to have some time off after surgery to really push SeeSondraSlim and motivate even more people to embark on the weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey they have been waiting to begin!

I am excited to announce that I have found the sweetest graphic designer to help me create a new logo and other goodies for the SeeSondraSlim blog/Facebook page! With the new look coming soon, I thought to myself: “Hmmm. Maybe my readers want some new content, too!”

So, I beg of you. If you read this blog even only in your most bored moment; I want to know!

What do YOU want to see more of on SeeSondraSlim?

More recipes?

More videos?

More links/resources for Plastic/Weight Loss Surgery?

More links for other blogs with great advice/recipes/resources?

The floor is YOURS!

This blog is all about not only my journey, but where MY journey can help you start/continue YOURS!

So, sound off!

Leave me a comment, or shoot me an email at SeeSondraSlim@gmail.com, and tell me what would improve your SeeSondraSlim experience!

Also, I am looking for more guest bloggers to feature on the site…I’d love to hear/read your ideas and feature you on an upcoming post!

Don’t forget to follow SSS on your favorite Social Media platforms!

Youtube

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I am so excited to connect with you all, and hear your ideas!

That’s all for now, but I’ll be back before you know it!

‘Til Next Time!

XOXO

Run Like Someone is Chasing You.

Ok, so I have two big runs coming up in the future, both near and far.

As I was running on the treadmill today, I realized that I am slightly terrified. I mean, I am sweating gallons trying to run constantly without the 2:2 intervals anymore…and so far, I am succeeding for the most part. I need the occasional minute or two to speedwalk…just to regulate my heart rate and catch my breath!

Here is what I am trying to do:

But still….I am doing the Del Mar Mud Run in less than a month…and that’s 3 miles that I want to run as much as I possibly can….in mud! You can check out the event here. I will not only be getting dirty (and I mean, I don’t LIKE being dirty. I just barely accepted being ridiculously sweaty, for crying out loud), but I have to try to make decent time in my first actual running event, you know! It’s about having fun…but for me, it’s also about accomplishing something I have always wanted to be good at.

On the 22nd of this month, Sean and I will be competing in the Ben Bridge Diamond Dash. While this is not an actual run, I still feel it warrants mentioning, because it’s basically a big San Diego scavenger hunt to find a $14,ooo diamond ring! Yeah, you read that right. $14,000 diamond engagement ring. Nice to know someone can still be super generoud for no reason in this economy, right?!?! So, Sean and I applied as a team and were accepted…and Alex and Josh did too! This will be fun! You can check out the Diamond Dash here, and if you’re in San Diego, Portland, OR or Los Angeles…you should apply to be a part of the chaos and fun!

The most important race I have to train for is the San Diego Half Marathon next year, in March. 13,1 miles of determination. Check out the crazy awesome interactive course map here….and wish me luck!! Also, if you’re in the area and want to participate….the more the merrier!

I am still trying to figure out whether I will try to wiggle in my excess skin removal surgery before then, or just keep training and go in strong…and do the surgery around Spring Break time after the race. It seems the general consensus is that 4-6 weeks off will be necessary to recover, and I just don’t wanna lose that kind of time pre-race.

I feel like these running events are something I’d really enjoy doing a few times a year to keep me motivated, and to keep me proud of myself…and for that, I am excited and thrilled!

But man….when I’m that treadmill? I just feel sort of like dying. Thank goodness for my Workout Mix, chock full o’ hip hop, and Glee tracks!!!

In other news, Sean and I have began Sunday juicing, and we buy TONS of fresh fruit and veggies. We made almost 200 oz of juice this past weekend, and I bought these awesome carafes at Bed, Bath and Beyond and brought one to Ashley. That is our new breakfast/energy boost….complete with a sprinkling of chia seeds! It’s good to know I am getting my fruits and veggies, and the energy level is definitely there…so it’s great!

I am still a smoothie girl! Check out this AWESOME infographic I found on pinterest:

Admit it. It’s amazing!

This infographic led me to a new blog/site that I am currently obessed with! SuperSkinnyMe. Another awesome post on there is the Beginner’s Running Program, that is a must-read if you have any type of running aspirations: whether you are trying to get back into running, or you’re like me, and just forming a new addiction!

Another awesome infographic I found on SSM?

Running 101…we can ALL use this!

I am certainly going to do my best to implement all this new information in my training from now on. Also, I joined this awesome active/social website called VaVi that lists training clubs and events for your zip code…and I am hoping to find a group nearby that will motivate me to hit the pavement on the weekends for further training, as well!

This should be fun!

I think that’s the juice as far as updates are concerned. I think I’ll have new 30- day photos up this weekend…and we shall see how that goes!

I hope everyone is having an amazing week so far, and that it continues to be such!

I shall leave you with a smile:

TRUTH!

 

‘Til Next Time!

XOXO