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Rebooting at Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa

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This year has already been intense, and it’s only been month one.

I am pretty happy, I have to say. New house, some really exciting trips coming up, preparing for a kid in college, and really wonderful and rewarding partnerships. But I started the year stressed over many of those thing as well and was hit hard by the flu (managed to close on a house and move into it with said flu), and was beginning to feel like maybe I had pushed myself a little too hard.

When Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa in Lenox, MA invited me to spend a weekend with them (full disclosure) and check our their resort and amenities, I wasn’t sure if I could. Physically, I felt exhausted and weak, and emotionally, I felt overwhelmed and vulnerable.

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Last Day of Walkabout Challenge

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I can’t believe that I have been walking, as part of the Walkabout Challenge, for 28 days!

These past 28 days have been pretty awesome. I got to take some great walks with my kids, and really enjoy the kick-off of spring together.

I got to take walks on the beaches of Maui, and reflect on so much in my life, my health, my life.

I got to gain some weight while away, then loose it – and then some – when I got back into a normal routine.

But even more fun was connecting with the other walkers nationwide who participated on this campaign, but also who felt inspired by what we were doing.

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What Goes Up, Must Come Down – Fitness Journal April 17, 2012

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I came back from Maui 3 pounds heavier.

Oh, I’m not upset. I knew what I was doing with the constant food tasting and meet and greets with chefs. It’s a professional hazard and I am learning to work with it.  I worked out so very little in Maui.  Again, I knew what the consequences would be.

So what do you do when this happens? When life takes over and you fall behind?

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