2BEABETTERME   63,237
SparkPoints
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints
 
 
First Half-Marathon 8/2013













I have 18 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
Working on Healthier, Happier, Confident Me!

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily." -- Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." --Goethe

I don't really like me. I've lost my self confidence along the way and I want it back! I'm tired of looking in the mirror and not liking what I see. I want physical activity to be a natural part of my day. I want to ...
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily." -- Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." --Goethe

I don't really like me. I've lost my self confidence along the way and I want it back! I'm tired of looking in the mirror and not liking what I see. I want physical activity to be a natural part of my day. I want to combat some of the effects of a chronic illness, or at least live well despite them. I want to be a positive example of how to live happily and healthy for my boys. I want to be content with who I am and how I live each day.

My 45th birthday and my 20th wedding anniversary are this fall (2014). I want to greet each with confidence and a contentment with my body and my lifestyle.

I am a stay at home mom with 2 boys (15 & 12) and live in a somewhat rural area of Minnesota.

"You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal." --Charles Carlson

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing someting, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results." ---Kenneth Blanchard

"Consult not your fears, but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do." Pope John XXIII

Read More About 2BEABETTERME (Updated September 16)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 136.6 
 
155
142.5
130
117.5
105


 
Interact with 2BEABETTERME

Send Member a Private Message








Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 1/3/2010

SparkPoints: 63,237

Fitness Minutes: 24,282

My Goals:
My ultimate, long term goal is to maintain a healthy BMI .

This is not a "diet" but a way of being healthy and happy that I can continue for my life.

I want my confidence back!

I want my butt to jiggle a LOT less when I box on the Wii.

I want to run races!

Ideal weight: 105 by Christmas 2012---obviously, I missed that goal. Moving it to 12-31-14.



My Program:
I drink 8 glasses of water a day.

I eat 1200-1750 calories a day.

I workout using our treadmill, cycling, rollerblading or running. (I have the Wii Fit Plus and EA Active Sports; but find them &workout videos boring) I also enjoy biking with the fam!




Personal Information:
I have been living with Addison's Disease for 7 years.

I live with my family on 5 beautiful, wooded acres northwest of Minneapolis. I love watching my boys grow and learn. I am addicted to scrapbooking. I enjoy reading, watching the wildlife on our property, and volunteering.

I recently started a part time job. Just a few hours a week to get out of the house and take off my "mom" hat.

Other Information:
My Races for 2012:

4/21--Saint Paul Saints Running of the Pigs
40:25 (169/233)

5/20--Get Your Rear in Gear: 38:36 (848/987)

6/9--Lederhosenlauf:
39:02 (194/243)

7/4--Free to Run 4 on the Fourth, 4 miles: 54:04 (108/150)

8/25--Challenge Arthritis: 38:21 (64/82), 12:21 mile

9/1--Women Rock 10k: 1:18:38 (1641/2166), 12:40 mile

9/22--Boone Family Chiro:
35:42...personal best!

9/23--Women Run the Cities: 36:39, 656/1090 (11:48 mile)

November 10---Diva Dash

November --Fast Before the Feast


Profile Image





 
 



Happy Face
From:
VALYNN26

Happy Thanksgiving
From:
OKBACK2MEAGAIN

Turkey
From:
RUNNER4LIFE08

Congratulations
From:
DAWNWATERWOMAN

Flame
From:
JADED_CHICK19

Flame
From:
AMY-MIMI77




Member Comments:
OKBACK2MEAGAIN
12/14/2014 3:39:21 PM

emoticon Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.
Orison Swett Marden emoticon


Have a great week! Remember the power of belief!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
BARBIEE52
10/8/2014 11:51:25 PM

emoticon
I'm Barb ... from the Grey Wolves. I am dropping by to send some "HOWLING" good wishes for a very amazing, astounding, active, and accomplishing challenge!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Have a Terrific Thursday!!
Barb
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
IMGLAMRUS
10/8/2014 6:13:33 PM

Just stopping by to wish you all the best with the BL Fall Fitness Challenge.

Angela
The Grey Wolves



Report Inappropriate Comment
COUNTRYLUVNMAMA
10/8/2014 4:29:11 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Just running by to wish a fellow fall challenger GOOD LUCK with your fitness goals!



Report Inappropriate Comment
SHAPEITUP3
10/8/2014 3:25:37 PM

I hope you had a fabulous week - sending well wishes from Team Emerald!



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (593 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page