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Motivation: To Travel the world with a lean fit body!



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Lady-in-Weighting

My weight gain came gradually. It took a photo for me to see reality.

I love exercise and doing new things. The Y has been my main place for exercise. While in my 20s I laughed exercise classes at the Y because they weren't intense enough. Now in my 50s, I push myself to keep up!

I have 4 children from teen to adult. I am putting my health first now instead of my kids, hubby or career. In the long run, I will have more energy to give.

Recently, I've ...
My weight gain came gradually. It took a photo for me to see reality.

I love exercise and doing new things. The Y has been my main place for exercise. While in my 20s I laughed exercise classes at the Y because they weren't intense enough. Now in my 50s, I push myself to keep up!

I have 4 children from teen to adult. I am putting my health first now instead of my kids, hubby or career. In the long run, I will have more energy to give.

Recently, I've started Nordic Walking because I like the inefficiency. That is, it burns more calories than regular walking. It helps my posture, triceps, chest and back along with improving my cardiovascular system and lower body.

I joined the Ohio Challenge 2010 series in the Walking and Weight Loss division. I will be walking (at least) five 5Ks this season.
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Member Since: 11/5/2009

SparkPoints: 26,245

Fitness Minutes: 18,756

My Goals:
Dance, laugh, walk & run with abandonment. I've been working way too hard on the wrong things. I will not put off enjoyment of life any longer!



My Program:
Track everything. YMCA cardio 60-90 minutes at least 4x per week -- includes elliptical, arc trainer, technogym wave, incline walking, and classes. Weight lifting at least 3x per week. Take at least 1 YMCA class per week mixing it up: Spinning, Cardio boxing, Zumba, Interval Blast, Yoga, Core strengthening.

Personal Information:
I am from Ohio. I disguise myself as a house. I was not heavy when I was young but it crept up on me by middle age. Ouch!!


Besides focused fitness activities, my hobbies include:

-hiking

-biking

-downhill skiing

-kayaking

-ice skating

-horseback riding (Missouri foxtrotter)

-motorcycling

Other Information:
I'm inspired by many individuals on SP.

Recent Books Read:

The Path by Laurie Beth Jones, The Courage to Start and No Need for Speed by John Bingham,
The Spark, Weight Loss Confidential by Anne Fletcher, Beck Diet Solution, Jillian Michaels, various workout books for weight lifting, The China Study

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Member Comments:
BRAVAH
3/7/2011 6:18:25 AM

Hello there,

Thank you for your comment on my blog! Have a great week!

Cheers,
Heidi



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BIGOLEDIVA
3/6/2011 3:41:50 PM

DOncha love when something you love turns out to be HEALTHY! LOL Hey thanks so much for your comment on my cinnamon blog! Glad you liked it- and hope it works for you!
Hugs & Happy Sparking!
Paula



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S318830
2/18/2011 1:45:46 AM

I saw your comment on Angela's blog about snowboarding and how you tried it and decided to stick to skiing. Me too! I tried it once with my husband. I think I made a mistake and picked goofy foot and I don't think I am. At the end of the day I decided that I have no interest in switching from skis to snowboard. Skis are for me!



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TINYC887
1/24/2011 9:02:49 PM

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"








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1/24/2011 5:53:52 PM

I received this today, and I am DELIGHTED to pay it forward here because YOU deserve it as many times over!!!!



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Beautiful Woman Award!

"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. ...True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!" SAM LEVENSON

When I ponder beauty, I think of YOU! Thank you for gracing my life with beauty!

Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of the deserving women in your life. Every one you receive is a jewel in your crown... you are Daughter of the King, and YOU ARE truely beautiful! Consider passing this on to the special women in your life... it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!


"You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God." Is 62:3

As always, YOU remain in my prayers... may you find peace within and all around you. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content. May the presence of Christ settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

May today and every day bring to you a ridiculous abundance of whatever you need. May all your concerns, struggles, anxieties and fears fall like ashes as you rise on eagle's wings, SOARING above all that would hinder you along this tremendous adventure of being and becoming all you are created to be. May the grace of God simply "overtake" you moment by moment. May the joy and victory of the risen Lord be yours in a very personal way... may you always be overwhelmed by the grace of God, rather than by the cares of life! AMEN.

Much love &
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Ramona



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