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I am now a bit more "creaky" than I would like to be which means I have to listen to my body but also keep it moving. I am absolutely certain that exerting energy will help me stay energized as much as having a good night sleep.

This is what I love about SparkPeople...it really does advocate balance and having a healthy lifestyle. At this time I think I need reminding more than ever. When I was younger there is no doubt I could get away with a lot more such as eating larger meals and keeping the weight off, not having to worry about aches and pains, etc.

I am so glad that I have been blessed with good health and will do my best NOT to take that for granted when so many I know don't have the opportunity to do so.

Member Since: 3/3/2010

Fitness Minutes: 44,864

My Goals:
On to the Spring Challenge with one of the challenges to be putting down one's goals here. Yikes! Makes one accountable though.
So, I will get in at leasst 30 minutes of movement 6 days a week. I will do strength work outs at least 3 times a week. I will go to the gym at least 3 times a week along with biking and walking on other days or doing a video. Movement and portion size are the key and I WILL meet my goal!

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When I am not too busy it's easy to log on and put down everything I eat. Well, I have to try to do that even when I am busy and I will do something every day to move my body.

Personal Information:
I have two adult daughters who inspire me to be healthy. A short time ago I found out that I will be a Grandma this year!! Now I will need that energy to be the most active grandparent I can be. Should be an exciting year.Neither are married or have kids but I want to be there feeling awesome should that time come. I am a realtor so sometimes it's crazy busy and sometimes not but it's all on me to schedule my time to exercise. I have to remember that this body is a gift from God and to do more to honor that fact.

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I love to read and am part of a neighborhood book club. I love watching movies more than I should. I sing and spend much of Sunday doing choir stuff, especially near Christmas and Easter. I have dabbled in making jewelry and needlework,(key word is dabbled here). I am working on getting my house is good shape and will soon be stripping wallpaper and grabbing a paint brush.

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    WOrking out is our answer to Plastic SUrgery - getting in shape naturally, by hard work!

    How bad do you want this???? COngrats on being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. Keep on moving!! I know you can do this because you already are!!!

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    2 days ago
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    Congratulations, my friend!!! You are awarded the SPARKLING STAR title for reporting your minutes/LTGL points all 7 days on our walk to Thailand/Week 7 of the Shooting Star Challenge.

    Keep up the great work!

    Hugs and cheer,
    Ute (ML)
    6 days ago
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    Can you hear me shouting??? I am yelling encouragement for you for being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. I hope you can enjoy nature while you get those fitness minutes in! Let your determination shine through!!!!
    I believe in YOU!
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    9 days ago
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    Congratulations, Wendy!!! You can proudly wear the title GLOWING STAR for reporting your minutes/LTGL points for at least 4 out of 7 days on our way to Rio de Janeiro/Week 5 of the Shooting Star Challenge.

    We are so glad you are part of our team! Keep up the good work!
    21 days ago
    emoticon Hello Wendy!

    We are well on our way to Paris, let's collect those miles and get us there early. Every little bit counts! Only a few more weeks to go. We can do this together!

    Hugs and cheer!
    Ute (ML)
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    21 days ago
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