Friday, January 1, 2010

My Quest

This photo of Blake & I was taken in October 2007, we had just become grandparents to a beautiful little boy name Trayden and I was worried that I couldn't keep up. I was a young Grandma and was excited for all the fun things I was going to be able to do as a grandma. Trayden is 29 months old tomorrow and I struggle to get up off the floor after playing with him! I am saddened to think I have let myself go this far! I am starting the 2010 year with a quest to re-define who I am. I look forward to a future of healthy active living with my family. I will leave Sunday morning from Mapleton, Utah and drive 3 1/2 hours south to The Biggest Loser Resort @ Fitness Ridge in Ivans, Utah. I have struggled with my weight for the past 20 yrs. On a rollercoaster ride of fad diets cleanses and pills, trying to find a short cut to healthy eating and good old exercise! The only outcome to ever be achieved was the yo-yo effect of dropping 20 and gaining 25 and so on. To where I am today the heaviest I have ever been. My husband Blake and I have always been active outdoors but have never had a habit of exercise. One time we had booked a trip to Hawaii and had almost a year to get our bodies ready for the fun in the sun. We committed to going to the gym every morning at 5:30 am 5 days a week and Sat. at 8am. We did this for almost 10 months straight. We looked awesome for our trip and had a great time. We snorkeled, snooba dived, rode bikes down the volcano, hiked a mile in to a bamboo forest, swam in the hidden pools and dove off rock cliffs. We had an amazing time, came home and never went back to the gym!! I put all the weight back on and more within the year. How does that happen? I wish someone could tell me. I hope to spend the next 4 weeks figuring that exact thing out! Why I do what I do to myself. I know I deserve to be healthy and happy, so this quest I am on is to become just that, healthy & happy with MYSELF!! I have to thank Blake for supporting me in everything I do and allowing me to leave him and my job for this time for "me"! Thanks, I Love You


  1. Hi Denise! I'll be at FR during your last week (Jan 24 to Feb 7). Good luck on your quest, and I look forword to following along with you here on your blog!

  2. You can do it!!! Just takes that hard work and determination which it sounds like you have! How wonderful to have such a supportive man by your side too! You are blessed!! :)