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3/16/13 7:03 A

Welcome to SP and good luck on your journey.

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3/15/13 12:03 P

Best of luck and I'm so sorry you've had to fight all those road blocks. It sounds like they are more like speed bumps and that you'll be toned and fit by 40! Best of luck!!

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3/15/13 11:51 A

Hi everyone!
I'm Jen & new to the Sparkpeople. In my early 30's, I was in the best shape of my life, and I thought nothing could stop me...that is, until I got plantar fasciitis in my mid 30's. That was the first road block.

It took over a year to finally conquer that beast. I swam, iced my foot, did stretches, road my bike and changed my focus from aerobics/zumba to weight training, & I was able to maintain my weight.

I loved weight training, & I was good at it...until beast #2 presented itself - patellar tendinitis. That stopped me in my tracks - no more lunges, squats & bending down of any kind. Walking up stairs was also very painful. So what did I do? I got depressed, quit the gym, became sedentary & grew soft around the edges (& yes, indulged a little more than I should have!)

I'm tired of looking in the mirror & not recognizing myself. I'm turning 40 in 4 months, & I want to get back to the way I was. My goal is to lose at least 10 lbs by then & become more tone.

I'm hoping this website can be a beacon of light and inspiration to find my way back to my former self.

My knees still bother me, but I'm able to walk the trails around my home & perform some leg/knee strengthening exercises.

I look forward to my journey with Sparkpeople and hope that in 4 months I will be a healthier, happier me! :)

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