Just one year ago, walking to the mailbox was something I literally hated! It felt too far!
Then, with the help of the social-media algorithm Gods (they exist, right?!) I was put in front of a trainer based in Chicago (I'm in Connecticut). Eric Bassett of EB30X was training people who actually looked like me - plus size clients are rarely featured anywhere on social media but that's exactly what I saw on his pages, so I followed along! After commenting several times, he saw my interest and called me out of the blue, we had a session together through FaceTime! Brilliant!
I trained with him twice a week, and in one year I had lost 100 lbs (45 kg)! Around the eight-month mark, I knew that I wanted to celebrate my accomplishment doing something waaaaay out of my comfort zone! I had been showing up for myself and trying hard to be more fit - so next up, I chose to Tri and signed myself up!
My partner, family, and friends literally surrounded me that day and held me up - and Eric FLEW IN FROM CHICAGO to support me. IT WAS EPIC!! Besides the birth of my three children, it was the best day of my life!
If anyone is doubting themselves, I do hope they will take a spin through my story. I'm proof that if you show up for yourself - great things happen! ~ Lisa Jo Hurbaugh [@ljlosinglbs]
Thank you for sharing your story with us, Lisa! Keep Tri'ing! 🏊🚴🏃 #ordinarypeopleextraordinarypassion
Follow @humansoftriathlon & use #humansoftriathlon to be featured! 👊
19382742 days ago
That moment when you finish an FTP test! Dead! 😅 Have you looked this tired after completing an FTP test before?
Follow @gravitymultisport 👍
Check out our web shop in our bio for the best value multisport gear! www.gravitymultisport.com
#flashbackfriday to #imaz 2017
Although this race proved to be an extremely mentally and physically challenging race, i really loved it. Amazing venue, the crowd support was unlike any other, and was surprised at how beautiful the course was.
I had big aspiration that day that didn’t pan out but still had an amazing day of #gratitude while celebrating a year of #postpartum training.
It took me a long time but i have finally come to the realization that what i did a year ago with a 1 yr old and 3 yr old while working full time, was an amazing accomplishment in itself. And a reminder to be kind to your mind and body.
Good luck to all the racers this weekend, my @bettydesigns#bettysquad19 teammates, and @mak4smiles@firedanc67
Go out there and have an Epic Adventure!!!
🏊♀️Cruisin’ into the weekend! Well, actually I am heading out to the 🚴🏼♀️trainer in the garage after a morning of coaching and kitty stuff... but enough of my bike pics already! This is from my swim yesterday. Usually I go to masters, but when I have to go to lap, I try to do sets that are not as dependent on frequent intervals. The set I did is the 4th pic, for #swimnerds. If you’ve never brought your trusty PT and strength bands to the pool, try this at your next lap swim! Wear it in a figure 8 (pic 3) around the ankles, and pull with paddles, pull buoy optional. It is harder w/o buoy & forces you to engage your core to keep your body position high enough. Another tip: keep your head down, thus the back straight & hips high. If your head is too high, the back will arch & hips will ride lower. That is all. ✌️out!