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To Live Fully and Be Present in the "Here and Now"

There have been many changes in my life since I first joined SparkPeople back in 2009. Since then, I made a mid life career change and became certified as a personal trainer, aquatic fitness instructor and functional aging specialist. After 25 years as a medical social worker, I decided to take my love of fitness and helping people into a new arena. I love it and will never look back at this decision. I am still a work in progress when it comes to adopting healthy lifestyle habits in my own ...
There have been many changes in my life since I first joined SparkPeople back in 2009. Since then, I made a mid life career change and became certified as a personal trainer, aquatic fitness instructor and functional aging specialist. After 25 years as a medical social worker, I decided to take my love of fitness and helping people into a new arena. I love it and will never look back at this decision. I am still a work in progress when it comes to adopting healthy lifestyle habits in my own life, but I know I could never turn back to the old and unhealthy way of life.

I am instructing my clients to sign up with SparkPeople so they can benefit from all this website has to offer.

Stop by my website: commit2bfitwi.com or feel free to email me at: commit2bfitwi@gmail.com

Karen
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Member Since: 11/23/2009

SparkPoints: 28,593

Fitness Minutes: 53,026

My Goals:
Build more lean muscle through strength training.

Eat 5-6 smaller meals that are considered "clean eating" to maintain proper weight and fuel my body.

Increase cardio to 45 to 60 minutes each session.

My Program:
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Water: 8-10 glasses day

Nutrition: 5-6 smaller meals with goal of "clean eating"

Cardio 5-6 days/week. I mix up my cardio with treadmill; elliptical; swimming, biking and just plain walking outside.

Strength Training: 3-4 days. I'm circuit training and really enjoying that. Incorporate one upper body exercise and superset 2 upper body, followed by a minute of cardio and then 30 sec abs. Do this 3-4 times and move onto the next circuit.

Personal Information:
Hi, I'm Karen, age 54 and I live in a small town in southeastern WI near the Wisconsin and Illinois border. I have been married to Jeff for 22 yrs and have a son age 19 and 17 yr old daughter. I am entering the empty nest stage of my life and want to get out there and live life to the fullest. I'm ready for the nest phase!

I have always loved to exercise and find it to be the best source for good mood, personal change and empowerment because it starts from within and spills out from the inside. I am a warm weather person and love the sunshine. Strength training and exercise in general is the best way for me to make my own sunshine and warmth.

I am a certified WSI swim instructor as well as lifeguard. I was a late "bloomer" and became certified at the age of 48.



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There is so much I want to do and see and fitness is part of the journey so I can live a full life and be all that God has planned for me. I have had my struggles, like everyone else has but want to take these expereiences and use them to be a source of strength and encouragement to others.

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MICHFIT4LIFE
10/8/2013 7:57:41 AM

Thanks for the weights Karen!! Hope all is doing great with you!!
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HDHAWK
5/22/2013 9:34:26 PM

Hey thanks! 8 more days of school to go!



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DONNA47FMFL
1/31/2013 7:51:23 AM

Thanks for the goodie! I'm going to need them today. I plan to "rock" my run tonight. Thanks for the encouragement.

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HDHAWK
1/30/2013 12:03:20 PM

Hi Karen,
Thanks for the goodie. We're home on a snow day so I just finished ST. I'm slowly losing and getting back into a routine. Feels good. Hope you're doing well!



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LINDAMARIEZ1
9/3/2012 5:47:07 PM

hope you are having a teriffic Labor Day! hugs at ya, linda
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