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Hitting my stride, picking up the pace

I started walking in the fall of 2007 and found I loved it! Rather than long walks, I started by using my neighborhood park's walking trail and/or walking my block. As a homeschooling mom, this got me outside and moving but still close to home, which was successful for me! Nowadays I take varied, longer walks all over our neighborhood.

A community walking program in 2007 got me moving, and joining SP in April 2008 gave me plenty of resources to help me see what and how I'm doing. ...
I started walking in the fall of 2007 and found I loved it! Rather than long walks, I started by using my neighborhood park's walking trail and/or walking my block. As a homeschooling mom, this got me outside and moving but still close to home, which was successful for me! Nowadays I take varied, longer walks all over our neighborhood.

A community walking program in 2007 got me moving, and joining SP in April 2008 gave me plenty of resources to help me see what and how I'm doing. Now I'm able to imagine myself very differently and I'm excited about the possibilities!




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Member Since: 4/1/2008

SparkPoints: 15,158

Fitness Minutes: 14,675

My Goals:
My longer-term goal is to walk daily and ride my bicycle about three times a week; do some sort of core strength and balance work; and enjoy an active life.

My Program:
My main exercise is brisk walks around my neighborhood. This winter I'm using Wii Fit and Wii Sports for core, strength, balance, and other cardio exercise.

Generally I eat seasonally and avoid processed foods. My current nutrition challenges are to eat enough protein and plenty of fruit & vegs, and to make sure my carbs are whole grains/whole foods.

Personal Information:
I live where the wind comes sweeping down the plain.

Other Information:
I used to say I'm a "postmodern homemaker"; nowadays my passion is sustainable living in my own household.

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GARDENINGGRAMMA
5/27/2009 12:16:45 PM

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TWINKLECALICO
4/10/2009 6:45:17 PM

emoticon on your one year anniversary with SparkPeople.
emoticon to the Walking Leslie Sansone Team.

emoticon emoticon on your weight loss. Keep up the good work.

Wendy



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JIBBIE49
4/4/2009 11:51:34 PM

emoticon Happy Sparkversary! emoticon

How wonderful to see you have been a SPARKER for one year!!!! Do you realize how many others who joined when you did gave up and quit. WHAT an accomplishment to have loved yourself and come so far!! emoticon

I know you won't quit now!! emoticon



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LIVELOVELAUGH-
3/24/2009 1:09:24 PM

I saw your welcome post on the Simplify your life team. I'm the team leader there. I wanted to tell you that I also homeschooled my daughter for awhile. She's in high school now and we no longer do it but I really liked it when we did. Flexibility alone and the quality time you get with them can't be beat!

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that...

Take care,
Lana



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LIVELOVELAUGH-
3/23/2009 2:02:24 PM

Just wanted to welcome you to the "Simplify your life" team. Be sure to check out the daily cleaning and declutter challenges as well as my fav, the top 4 list challenge.

Please make yourself at home and feel free to post as often as you'd like.

Lana
team leader



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