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"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop" ~ Confucius

That has become my new mantra -

January 18, 2014 - Three years here.. and I've never quit. But boy what a ride it has been!

I have been up and down in weight since starting this journey. I've gained so much more than a number on a scale or a pants size...

I can run/jog/walk consistently without feeling like I am going to die.

I can consistently lift BIG weights - 255# deadlifts consistently ... and that weight WILL continue to go up.
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That has become my new mantra -

January 18, 2014 - Three years here.. and I've never quit. But boy what a ride it has been!

I have been up and down in weight since starting this journey. I've gained so much more than a number on a scale or a pants size...

I can run/jog/walk consistently without feeling like I am going to die.

I can consistently lift BIG weights - 255# deadlifts consistently ... and that weight WILL continue to go up.

Food is fuel, not an "activity". KNOW THIS: You can NOT out-exercise poor nutrition. 80% of this is what you put in your body - 20% is what you do WITH your body. Fuel your body with good nutrition and watch what you can do!

I am setting a positive example for my 12 yr old daughter - I wish someone had done that for me! She measures her success in the number of laps she swims in the pool, or how many miles she can run. I am so proud of her.

I'm worth the effort. I'm worth the work. And I refuse to put my health last anymore. It won't be easy - but it will be so worth it!

I plan to make 2014 my year! I cannot emotionally or physically AFFORD to go back to where I was. Ever.

I will never, EVER quit!
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Member Since: 1/19/2011

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Fitness Minutes: 35,640

My Goals:
Weight goals:

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205 (1/2 way)

199 (onederland) -

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150 GOAL-

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Other goals:

Learn to swim well enough to swim ONE lap without stopping-

Ride in a biking event -

Play on a softball team again- DONE 8/16/12 - Six game round robin tournament - and I rocked it! Update: did it again in August 2013 - still rockin' it!





My Program:
I am working out a minimum of 5x a week - My routine varies, but the emphasis is on strength training, balance/core, and cardio - guess I covered it all! I am lucky enough to have an intern/personal trainer through my work during class sessions (I work at a college that offers a PFT program - and I am the guinea pig for the interns).

If I'm not working out with a trainer at work, you will find me at the YMCA training with the infamous "Trainer #4" (aka ME)

Personal Information:
I am on this journey for ME...

But also for my kids. I have to set the example. And I have to win this fight. My kids are my biggest "fans" and have been supporting me throughout this journey.

Other Information:
REMEMBER THIS:

Only YOU can make yourself feel inferior. Others can try, but you ultimately have to give them the permission to do it. DON'T! Plan to work and work your plan.

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Member Comments:
HEYBUTT
7/14/2014 1:02:41 PM

I'm good. I just don't spark much right now. I'm still focusing on being healthy, though.

Hope you're doing well!



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VIBRANTVAL
7/9/2014 3:37:45 PM

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ADRIENALINE
7/2/2014 4:01:55 PM

Yes I mean Ireland. I guess I thought since you like to be called Irish you had been to Ireland. Clare, Cork and Kerry are counties in South eastern Ireland. Th's where we're going.



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SNOWFLAKELILYM9
7/2/2014 12:18:15 AM

I'm sorry I missed your day in the spotlight. I hope it was a wonderful one!!

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JAZZEJR
7/1/2014 4:07:32 PM

Happy Day in the Spotlight on behalf of Canada Day emoticon . All the Teddy Bears are celebrating with our Canadian friends. emoticon



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