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Completed my first HM while almost 4 months pregnant. Definitely a challenge on both counts!

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My weight loss journey has been quite a ride to say the least. When I was in college I weighed as much as 262 and was not loving the way I looked or felt. It was a long road, but over the course of 15 years, I slowly dropped weight while improving my eating habits and fitness. Eventually, I reached by weight goal of 160 lbs and many of my fitness goals including running my first half-marathon.

When I was at my healthiest, I found out that my husband and I were expecting our first child. Even though I exercised throughout my pregnancy, I still gained quite a bit of weight. Almost three years later, I'm still working on dropping the weight, but I'm faster and stronger than I was before having my daughter. I'm hoping to be able to maintain focus on my health and wellness while managing the stress of being on the tenure track.

Member Since: 10/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 140,179

My Goals:
- Hope bring my weight and BMI down to into the normal range... done being overweight or obese!

- To feel comfortable with my body again regardless of what number is on the scale

- Work towards new running PRs

My Program:
- Track my food daily online

- Cardio 4-5x week mixing running and other cross training

- Strength train 2x week

- Training for races every few months. Who knew I'd enjoy running?

- Tons of water!

Personal Information:
I'm currently an Assistant Professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Trying to stay healthy as an academic is definitely a challenge! It's amazing how sedentary you become when your job is all about reading, writing, and thinking.

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Running PRs
Firecracker 5K (7/4/14) - 25:43
St. Patrick's Day 8K (3/07) - 46:37
Dexter-Ann Arbor 10K (6/1/14) - 55:51
Capital Strides 10 miler (9/21/14) - 1:37:07
IMT DesMoines HM (10/19/14) - 2:06:42

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