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Earning my black belt...December 2006




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April 2007 -- two years and 15 pounds ago


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A trip to the hospital proved something to me: there's a big difference between "thin" and "healthy." I am technically about 20 pounds overweight (according to the "ideal" weight range for my height) but my overall health is really good! My pants size may not be where I'd prefer it, but my blood pressure is enviable, my sugar and cholesterol are both healthy, and I am CAPABLE.

I am capable of kickboxing for an hour. I am capable of running a 5K. I am capable of learning new kata for martial arts. I am capable of walking for two hours at a time. I am capable of playing tennis.

My forties did not start as I'd hoped, but that doesn't mean "roll over and quit." My fitness goals, my business goals, and my personal goals are taking shape, but I understand that shape can shift.

Be healthy. Be happy. And lean not on your own understanding.



Member Since: 3/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,107

My Goals:
Lose 20 pounds - as long as it needs to take

Earn my 3rd degree black belt (Nov 2011); become proficient at one weapon

Run my first 5K (2010)

Publish (anything, any time!)


My Program:
Practice patience

Thank God for little miracles.

Refrain from self-criticism and practice self-respect.

South Beach and consistent cardio



Personal Information:
I also have a running blog at www.run-ignited.com. It's a blog about my steps from non-runner to runner with the help of Coach Jeanne at www.beignited.net.


Other Information:
I'm considering becoming a certified group fitness instructor, specifically for kickboxing. I'm used to working on heavy bags for up to an hour. I love the feeling of power, and I love the stress-reduction aspect of kickboxing!




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  • v LADYZHERRA
    Thanks for the high five! I am feeling really excited!

    Hoping you're having a great week so far!

    Jenn
    2125 days ago
  • v LADYZHERRA
    Your "10 things about me" post so SO inspirational! As I read it, I was nodding my head and saying "mmmm, girl..."

    Congrats on your 2nd degree blackbelt. What an accomplishment!

    Jenn emoticon
    2133 days ago
  • v LADYZHERRA
    Welcome to the LITERARY WOMEN team! You sure do sound "literary!" I'm really looking forward to chatting you up about writing.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Jenn emoticon
    2134 days ago
  • v MICROMOUSER
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hear ya on the healthy eating advice. Why does eating healthy have to be so expensive?

    As far as cardio is concerned, what about a Tae Bo dvd or dancing for 45-60 minutes? Right now I don't have room for Tae Bo, but I did put on some music in my room and did a combo of dance and aerobic moves.
    2166 days ago
  • v SARAHKAYE80
    I just saw your status and I know how you feel. Don't give up. Take it one day at a time. You can do this.
    2308 days ago
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