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If Nothing Ever Changed Then There Would Be No Butterflies

Alright world here I am. An open book full of blank pages ready to be filled. For so many years I have given of myself to others. My family, my children, my husband, my friends. Somewhere along the way I lost me. Finally I am doing something for me. For my happiness. Growing up I was pretty athletic, although I wasn't really into sports. I was a gymnast, on the local swim team, as well as the marching band. In college I was still pretty much in shape. In the marching band there as well. I ...
Alright world here I am. An open book full of blank pages ready to be filled. For so many years I have given of myself to others. My family, my children, my husband, my friends. Somewhere along the way I lost me. Finally I am doing something for me. For my happiness. Growing up I was pretty athletic, although I wasn't really into sports. I was a gymnast, on the local swim team, as well as the marching band. In college I was still pretty much in shape. In the marching band there as well. I quickly learned the difference between being in the band of a predominately white school and a HBCU. LOL But you know what, I lost weight freshman year rather than gaining the "freshman 15". The weight gain didn't happen until after college, getting married and expecting my first child. Boy, did I gain. I was able to lose, but not quickly due to having a c-section. This was not the case with my second and third child. I gained and didn't lose, gained some more and still more. All three c-sections took their toll on me. I guess I just gave up on me. Well, that was then and this is now. The best thing I can do for myself and my children is take care of me. I want to be the person that they need and deserve for me to be. I know there will be ups and downs along the way, but deserve so much more than I have allowed myself to have. I am on a journey. A journey for peace of mind, happiness, and health. Even with the ending of my marriage, I have found a peace and happiness that I have not had in years. Slowly but surely I have getting the health part on track. I know I have a long way to go but I am enjoying the ride along the way. I am becoming the butterfly on the outside that I feel I am on the inside.

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Member Since: 8/15/2007

SparkPoints: 16,299

Fitness Minutes: 9,274

My Goals:
To eat more fruits and vegtables.

Drink at least 64oz of water a day.

Do cardio exercises at least 5 days a week.


Reach goal weight of 131lbs by summer. 7/29/2008(my birthday)

1/22/2008- Be able to work out for 1 hour on the elliptical machine.- Accomplished 1/9/2008!



My Program:
Cardio: treadmill, stationary bike, hiking along local nature trail, elliptical machine

Strength training:
weight machine circut

Yoga

Ab work (hanging crunches)

Tai Chi

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Member Comments:
DCTYLER61
1/7/2009 10:05:25 PM

Thank you for your comments on my Sparks page, and yes I do need a buddy. I look forward to our journey together! I have a long way to go, so lets get to it.





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ALONYGO
1/4/2009 2:37:10 PM

hello, just wanted to say hello. I hope that thinge are going ok or even well for you. Look up not down and you will get there faster.




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COOLTWINMOM3
10/31/2008 4:53:46 PM

emoticon Happy Halloween!! emoticon

I just wanted to stop on by and say Heeeey! and see how you are doing.......
I am taking my little tribe trick or treating tonight and the weather
is so great that I am actually looking forward to it.

Have a great weekend!

Camelia



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ALONYGO
10/20/2008 1:27:32 AM

Hey girl how are you? I hope that all is well with you. Have a great week!!!!! emoticon



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JKLMUM
5/26/2008 4:51:38 PM

Thanks for your words of encouragement! You've been a big help! emoticon



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