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My highest adult weight was 165lbs which I reached twice. The first time was at the age of 39. I took up running which turned to marathon running which lead to ultra marathon running and I got lean by combining all that running with clean eating principles.
The second time was when I was 43, I had fallen off the clean eating and running motivational band-wagon and the weight came back on. I felt unmotivated, sluggish, inflamed and bloated, achy, was not sleeping well and was extremely irritable. That was when I was introduced to Isagenix. Skeptical, I decided to give it a try. I felt a cloud lift after the first week. My motivation, spirit and mental clarity was back, plus I had released 6 lbs.
After three months I had shed 30lbs and was feeling like a brand new woman. I was energetic, sleeping very well, less irritable and my cravings had diminished. I was shocked at the results. This program proved to be the easiest method of releasing fat and toxins than I had even tried before. My body was changing in other ways, too. I knew I was retaining lean muscle and felt compelled to get back into the gym to lift weights again.
At age 44 I mustered up the courage to step WAY out of my comfort zone and step of stage in a figure competition where I placed 6th in both Masters and Novice Figure and WON the Transformation Challenge.
I am now coaching others how to achieve great abundance in your life in the areas of health, fitness and lifestyle. Hello time freedom!
:: 2009 RACES ::
CIBC Run for the Cure 5K -- Sun Oct 4/09: Done! (31:31)
Santa Shuffle 5K -- Sat Dec 5/09 (29:27)
Resolution Run 5K -- Thurs Dec 31/09 (30:32)
:: 2010 RACES ::
Chilly Half-Marathon 21K -- Sun March 7/10 (2:08:25)
Around The Bay 30K -- Sun March 28/10 (3:10:58)
Mississauga Marathon 42.2K -- Sun May 16/10 (5:03:39)
Niagara Ultra 50K -- Sat June 19/10 (6:40:01)
Dirty Girls 30K -- Sat Aug 7/10 (5+ hrs)
MidSummer Nights Run 30K -- Aug
Run4Chocolate Half-Marathon 21K -- Sun Aug28/10 (2:39)
Scotiabank TO Waterfront Marathon 42.2K -- Sun Sept 26/10 (5:31)
Road2Hope Hamilton Marathon 42.2K -- Sun Nov 7/10 (5:16)
:: 2011 RACES ::
Chilly Half-Marathon -- Mar 7/11 (completed)
Around The Bay 30K -- Mar 27/11 (did not complete -- sick)
BIG SUR Marathon -- May 1/11 (completed)
Mississauga Marathon -- May 15/11 (completed
ING Ottawa Marathon 42.2K -- May 29/10 (did not complete)
Niagara Ultra 50K -- June 18/11 (did not complete)
MidSummer Nights WALK 15K with my MOM! -- Aug 20/11
Scotia Toronto Waterfront Marathon -- Oct
:: QUOTES THAT INSPIRE ME ::
"We may go to the moon, but that's not very far. The greatest distance we have to cover still lies within us." ~ Charles de Gaulle
"My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose." ~ Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962
If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.
~ John Bingham
"It is very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit"
~ George Sheehan
"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."
~ Fred Lebow
"While most are dreaming of success, winners wake-up and work hard to achieve it."
"Allow yourself to be inspired. Allow yourself to succeed. Dare to excel."
~ Vince Dante
"I can't, I can, I'll try, I will"
~ my brother, Colin Eby
"You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'."
~ Wayne Dyer
"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses,only results."
~ Art Turtock
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit."
"The goal is not to be better than the other man, but to be better than your previous self."
~ Sprichwort der Hindus
"Success in anything seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit. They hang on after others have let go".
"Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have when they take a bite out of you."
~ Zig Ziglar
"It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise."
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials."
~ Danish Proverb
"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"
~ Dr. Seuss
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who
matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter."
~ Dr. Seuss
"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
~ George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian
"Excellence is a state of mind, an attitude, revealed in a passionate impatience with mediocrity. It is the continuous reaching, beyond the easy grasp, for the best within us. Excellence breeds self-esteem, self-respect and self-confidence. Excellence is its own reward."
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable, and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally."
~ Eckhart Tolle
The Three Complaint Rule:
Practice the "three complaint rule." When it comes to complaining, you are allowed to complain about something three times. After that, either change your attitude, change your behavior, accept the situation, or move on (and stop complaining).
~ Lucy MacDonald
Over the years I have developed a picture of what a human being living humanely is like. She is a person who understand, values and develops her body, finding it beautiful and useful; a person who is real and is willing to take risks, to be creative, to manifest competence, to change when the situation calls for it, and to find ways to accommodate to what is new and different, keeping that part of the old that is still useful and discarding what is not.
~ Virginia Satir
"But then they danced down the street like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!""
~ Kerouac, Jack
:: AND ALWAYS INSPIRING NIKE QUOTES ::
"Training is the opposite of hoping."
"You don't stand in front of a mirror before a run and wonder what the road will think of your outfit. You don't have to listen to its jokes and pretend they're funny in order to run on it. It will not be easier to run if you dress sexier. The road doesn't notice when you're not wearing make up. It does not care how old you are. And you don't feel uncomfortable if you make more money than it. The only thing the road cares about is that you pay it a visit once in a while."
"Sooner or later, you start taking yourself seriously. You know when you need a break. You know when you need a rest. You know what to get worked up about and what to get rid of. And you know when it's time to take care of yourself, for yourself. To do something that makes you stronger, faster, more complete. Because you know it's never too late to have a life. And never too late to change one."
"All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough or talented enough, they'll say you're the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no until all the no's become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly. They will tell you no. And YOU WILL TELL THEM YES."
"Too often we are scared. Scared of what we might not be able to do. Scared of what people might think if we tried. We let our fears stand in the way of our hopes. We say no when we want to say yes. We sit quietly when we want to scream. And we shout with the others, when we should keep our mouths shut. Why? After all,we do only go around once. There's really no time to be afraid. So stop. Try something you've never tried. Risk it. Enter a triathlon. Write a letter to the editor. Demand a raise. Call winners at the toughest court. Throw away your television. Bicycle across the United States. Try bobsledding. Try anything. Speak out against the designated hitter. Travel to a country where you don't speak the language. Patent something. You have nothing to lose and everything everything everything to gain."
"There is no finish line."
"JUST DO IT."
First Place Figure
IDFA Novice Championships April 2013
Eat Train Sleep Play
Gym 3-5 days
Steady Cardio 5 days
HIIT Cardi 3 days
Hot Yoga 1 day
5-6 meals a day incorporating 1-2 Isagenix shakes/day and supplements
A positive attitude
I am a 44 years old figure competitor, marathoner and musher. I am a health, lifestyle and abundance coach with Isagenix International.
I am a Fitness & Lifestyle Management graduate as well as having studied in aromatherapy and reflexology.
I am a musher. Yes, I am a Canadian who actually drives a team of sled-dogs. BUT, I don't live in an igloo...though sometimes it feels like it.
"Have you broken trail on snowshoes? Mushed your huskies up the river, Dared the unknown, led the way, and clutched the prize?"
~ Robert Service
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